COVID-19 Travel restrictions may apply upon entering Malaysia. Learn More.

There are 3 ways to get from Istanbul to Kuala Lumpur by plane, train or ferry

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Fly Istanbul to Kuala Lumpur, train  •  12h 17m

  1. Fly from Istanbul (IST) to Kuala Lumpur (KUL) IST - KUL
  2. Take the train from Klia T1 to KL Sentral

RM 1322 - RM 2358

Cheapest option

Fly Istanbul to Sultan Abdul Aziz Shah  •  16h 41m

  1. Fly from Istanbul (IST) to Sultan Abdul Aziz Shah (SZB) IST - SZB

RM 1040 - RM 2314

1 alternative option

Ferry to Sabiha Gokcen, fly to Kuala Lumpur, train  •  17h 40m

  1. Take the ferry from Eminönü Ferry Terminal to Kadıköy
  2. Fly from Sabiha Gokcen (SAW) to Kuala Lumpur (KUL) SAW - KUL
  3. Take the train from Klia T1 to KL Sentral

RM 1043 - RM 2467

Turkey → Malaysia
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International entry into Malaysia from Turkey

  • Entry is restricted for citizens and permanent residents of Turkey
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Allowed for: Citizens and permanent residents

Restricted for: Foreign nationals

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Conditions of entry into Malaysia from Turkey

  • 10 day mandatory monitored quarantine
  • Mandatory quarantine period is reduced to 7 days for travelers who provide a negative COVID-19 test issued at most 3 days before arrival
  • Pre-arrival health declaration
  • Health screen upon arrival. Mandatory installation of smart phone app for contact tracing purposes
  • Specific entry restrictions may apply for travel to Malaysia: Sabah, Sarawak
This applies to arrivals from all countries, with no exceptions

Rules to follow in Malaysia

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Considerations leaving from Turkey

The official advice is to avoid non-essential international travel to high risk countries

Frequently Asked Questions


No, entry into Malaysia from Turkey is currently restricted.

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Domestic travel is not restricted, but some conditions may apply

  • Face masks are mandatory
  • There is a social distancing requirement of 1 metre
  • Observe COVID-19 safety rules
  • Regional restriction measures in place
  • Domestic border crossings may be subject to approval, testing and quarantine

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The national COVID-19 helpline number in Kuala Lumpur is 03 88810200.

Wearing a face mask on public transport in Kuala Lumpur is mandatory.

The social distance requirement in Kuala Lumpur is 1 metre.

Make yourself known to an official member of staff and/or call the national coronavirus helpline number on 03 88810200.

No, but conditions apply when returning to Turkey from Malaysia.

See options for return travel.

Last updated: 10 May 2021
Exceptions may apply, for full details: Ministry of Health Malaysia.

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Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Istanbul to Kuala Lumpur is to ferry and fly and train which costs 1.800 ₺ - 4.400 ₺ and takes 17h 40m.

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The quickest way to get from Istanbul to Kuala Lumpur is to fly and train which costs 2.300 ₺ - 4.200 ₺ and takes 12h 17m.

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The distance between Istanbul and Kuala Lumpur is 8335 km.

It takes approximately 12h 17m to get from Istanbul to Kuala Lumpur, including transfers.

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The quickest flight from Istanbul Airport to Kuala Lumpur Airport is the direct flight which takes 10h 35m.

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Kuala Lumpur is 5h ahead of Istanbul. It is currently 4:20 PM in Istanbul and 9:20 PM in Kuala Lumpur.

Turkish Airlines, Mahan Air, Emirates and four other airlines offer flights from Istanbul Airport to Kuala Lumpur Airport.

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There are 4652+ hotels available in Kuala Lumpur. Prices start at RM 500 per night.

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The best way to get from Istanbul to Istanbul Airport is to taxi which takes 31 min and costs 150 ₺ - 190 ₺.

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Map of how to get from Istanbul to Kuala Lumpur.
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  • Distance: 8335.5 km
  • Duration: 12h 17m

What companies run services between Istanbul, Turkey and Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia?

Turkish Airlines, Malaysia Airlines and eight other airlines fly from Istanbul to Kuala Lumpur 4 times a day.

Airlines
Malaysia Airlines
Website
malaysiaairlines.com
Flights from Istanbul to Kuala Lumpur
Ave. Duration
10h 35m
When
Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
RM 1200 - RM 3300
Flights from Istanbul to Kuala Lumpur via Doha
Ave. Duration
13h 52m
When
Every day
Estimated price
RM 1800 - RM 4000
Flights from Istanbul to Sultan Abdul Aziz Shah via Kuala Lumpur, Penang
Ave. Duration
16h 30m
When
Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
RM 1300 - RM 3300
Flights from Istanbul to Sultan Abdul Aziz Shah via Suvarnabhumi, Penang
Ave. Duration
14h 55m
When
Friday
Estimated price
RM 1200 - RM 3300
Flights from Istanbul to Sultan Abdul Aziz Shah via Singapore Changi, Penang
Ave. Duration
21h 15m
When
Thursday
Estimated price
RM 1400 - RM 4100
Flights from Istanbul to Sultan Abdul Aziz Shah via Kuala Lumpur, Sultan Ismail Petra
Ave. Duration
15h 20m
When
Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
RM 1300 - RM 3400
Flights from Istanbul to Sultan Abdul Aziz Shah via Delhi, Phuket, Penang
Ave. Duration
21h 35m
When
Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
RM 950 - RM 2200
Flights from Istanbul to Sultan Abdul Aziz Shah via Kuala Lumpur, Kuala Trengganu
Ave. Duration
15h 35m
When
Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
RM 1300 - RM 3300
Flights from Sabiha Gokcen to Kuala Lumpur via Dubai
Ave. Duration
12h 50m
When
Friday
Estimated price
RM 1000 - RM 2500
Flights from Sabiha Gokcen to Kuala Lumpur via Doha
Ave. Duration
13h
When
Wednesday
Estimated price
RM 1000 - RM 2400
Qatar Airways
Website
qatarairways.com
Flights from Istanbul to Kuala Lumpur via Doha
Ave. Duration
13h 52m
When
Every day
Estimated price
RM 1800 - RM 4000
Flights from Sabiha Gokcen to Kuala Lumpur via Doha
Ave. Duration
18h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
RM 1000 - RM 2400
Emirates
Website
emirates.com
Flights from Istanbul to Kuala Lumpur via Dubai
Ave. Duration
14h
When
Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
RM 1400 - RM 3400
Flights from Sabiha Gokcen to Kuala Lumpur via Dubai
Ave. Duration
15h 12m
When
Every day
Estimated price
RM 1000 - RM 2500
Firefly
Website
fireflyz.com.my
Flights from Istanbul to Sultan Abdul Aziz Shah via Suvarnabhumi, Penang
Ave. Duration
14h 55m
When
Friday
Estimated price
RM 1200 - RM 3300
Flights from Istanbul to Sultan Abdul Aziz Shah via Singapore Changi, Penang
Ave. Duration
21h 15m
When
Thursday
Estimated price
RM 1400 - RM 4100
Flights from Istanbul to Sultan Abdul Aziz Shah via Kuala Lumpur, Sultan Ismail Petra
Ave. Duration
15h 20m
When
Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
RM 1300 - RM 3400
Flights from Istanbul to Sultan Abdul Aziz Shah via Delhi, Phuket, Penang
Ave. Duration
21h 35m
When
Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
RM 950 - RM 2200
Flights from Istanbul to Sultan Abdul Aziz Shah via Kuala Lumpur, Kuala Trengganu
Ave. Duration
15h 35m
When
Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
RM 1300 - RM 3300
Malindo Airways
Website
malindoair.com
Flights from Istanbul to Kuala Lumpur
Ave. Duration
10h 35m
When
Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
RM 1200 - RM 3300
Flights from Istanbul to Sultan Abdul Aziz Shah via Kuala Lumpur, Langkawi
Ave. Duration
15h
When
Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
RM 1300 - RM 3400
Singapore Airlines
Website
singaporeair.com
Flights from Istanbul to Kuala Lumpur via Singapore Changi
Ave. Duration
13h 47m
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
RM 1400 - RM 3800
Turkish Airlines
Website
turkishairlines.com
Flights from Istanbul to Kuala Lumpur
Ave. Duration
10h 35m
When
Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
RM 1200 - RM 3300
Mahan Air
Website
mahan.aero
Flights from Istanbul to Kuala Lumpur via Tehran Imam Khomeini
Ave. Duration
13h 50m
When
Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
RM 950 - RM 3300
Oman Air
Website
omanair.com
Flights from Istanbul to Kuala Lumpur via Muscat
Ave. Duration
14h 15m
When
Monday and Thursday
Estimated price
RM 1500 - RM 3100
Saudia
Website
saudia.com
Flights from Istanbul to Kuala Lumpur via Jeddah
Ave. Duration
15h 30m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
RM 1800 - RM 6000
Train operators
KLIA Express
Phone
+603 2267 8000
Website
kliaekspres.com
Train from Klia T1 to KL Sentral
Ave. Duration
35 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
RM 35 - RM 55
Website
http://www.kliaekspres.com/
Ferry operators

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