There are 6 ways to get from Istanbul to Kuala Lumpur by plane, train or bus

Select an option below to see step-by-step directions and to compare ticket prices and travel times in Rome2rio's travel planner.

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Fly Istanbul Ataturk to Kuala Lumpur, train  •  12h 6m

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

RM 1238 - RM 2385

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Fly Istanbul Ataturk to Sultan Abdul Aziz Shah  •  16h 46m

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

RM 1201 - RM 3626

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Fly Sabiha Gokcen to Kuala Lumpur, train  •  17h 38m

  1. Fly from Sabiha Gokcen (SAW) to Kuala Lumpur (KUL) SAW - KUL
  2. Take the train from Klia T1 to KL Sentral

RM 1252 - RM 2392

Fly Istanbul Ataturk to Kuantan, bus  •  18h 1m

  1. Fly from Istanbul Ataturk (IST) to Kuantan (KUA) IST - KUA
  2. Take the bus from UMP Gambang to Terminal Bersepadu Selatan Kuala Lumpur

RM 1359 - RM 3598

Fly Istanbul Ataturk to Ipoh, train  •  19h 12m

  1. Fly from Istanbul Ataturk (IST) to Ipoh (IPH) IST - IPH
  2. Take the train from Ipoh to Kuala Lumpur

RM 1722 - RM 4958

Fly Istanbul Ataturk to Singapore Changi, bus  •  17h 31m

  1. Fly from Istanbul Ataturk (IST) to Singapore Changi (SIN) IST - SIN
  2. Take the bus from Tampines MRT to KL Sentral

RM 1397 - RM 1921

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Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Istanbul to Kuala Lumpur is to fly and bus which costs 2.100 ₺ - 3.100 ₺ and takes 17h 31m.

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The quickest way to get from Istanbul to Kuala Lumpur is to fly and train which costs 1.900 ₺ - 3.800 ₺ and takes 12h 6m.

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The distance between Istanbul and Kuala Lumpur is 8335 km.

It takes approximately 12h 6m to get from Istanbul to Kuala Lumpur, including transfers.

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The quickest flight from Istanbul Ataturk Airport to Kuala Lumpur Airport is the direct flight which takes 10h 45m.

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Kuala Lumpur is 5h ahead of Istanbul. It is currently 12:58 PM in Istanbul and 5:58 PM in Kuala Lumpur.

SilkAir, Turkish Airlines, IndiGo Airlines and eight other airlines offer flights from Istanbul Ataturk Airport to Kuala Lumpur Airport.

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There are 4848+ 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 Ataturk 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 6m

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

Turkish Airlines, Malaysia Airlines and seven other airlines fly from Istanbul to Kuala Lumpur hourly.

Airlines
Malaysia Airlines
Website
malaysiaairlines.com
Flights from Istanbul Ataturk to Kuala Lumpur
Ave. Duration
10h 45m
When
Every day
Estimated price
RM 2400 - RM 6000
Flights from Istanbul Ataturk to Sultan Abdul Aziz Shah via Kuala Lumpur, Kuala Trengganu
Ave. Duration
15h 35m
When
Every day
Estimated price
RM 1300 - RM 3300
Flights from Istanbul Ataturk to Sultan Abdul Aziz Shah via Kuala Lumpur, Penang
Ave. Duration
16h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
RM 1300 - RM 3300
Flights from Istanbul Ataturk to Sultan Abdul Aziz Shah via Singapore Changi, Penang
Ave. Duration
16h 55m
When
Every day
Estimated price
RM 1200 - RM 3400
Flights from Sabiha Gokcen to Kuala Lumpur via Dubai
Ave. Duration
12h 55m
When
Every day
Estimated price
RM 1000 - RM 2900
Flights from Sabiha Gokcen to Kuala Lumpur via Doha
Ave. Duration
13h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
RM 1100 - RM 4000
Flights from Istanbul Ataturk to Kuantan via Kuala Lumpur
Ave. Duration
12h 40m
When
Every day
Estimated price
RM 1400 - RM 3500
Flights from Istanbul Ataturk to Kuantan via Singapore Changi, Kuala Lumpur
Ave. Duration
15h 20m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
RM 1400 - RM 3700
Flights from Istanbul Ataturk to Singapore Changi via Kuala Lumpur
Ave. Duration
12h 35m
When
Every day
Estimated price
RM 2500 - RM 3400
Qatar Airways
Website
qatarairways.com
Flights from Istanbul Ataturk to Kuala Lumpur via Doha
Ave. Duration
14h 7m
When
Every day
Estimated price
RM 2300 - RM 4600
Flights from Sabiha Gokcen to Kuala Lumpur via Doha
Ave. Duration
15h 23m
When
Every day
Estimated price
RM 1100 - RM 4000
Flights from Istanbul Ataturk to Kuantan via Doha, Kuala Lumpur
Ave. Duration
17h 7m
When
Every day
Estimated price
RM 1300 - RM 4800
Flights from Istanbul Ataturk to Kuantan via Singapore Changi, Kuala Lumpur
Ave. Duration
15h 20m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
RM 1400 - RM 3700
Flights from Istanbul Ataturk to Singapore Changi via Doha
Ave. Duration
14h 50m
When
Every day
Estimated price
RM 2000 - RM 2500
Singapore Airlines
Website
singaporeair.com
Flights from Istanbul Ataturk to Kuala Lumpur via Singapore Changi
Ave. Duration
12h 35m
When
Every day
Estimated price
RM 2100 - RM 8000
Flights from Istanbul Ataturk to Kuantan via Singapore Changi
Ave. Duration
18h 10m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
RM 1200 - RM 3700
Flights from Istanbul Ataturk to Ipoh via Singapore Changi
Ave. Duration
14h 30m
When
Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
RM 1600 - RM 4800
Flights from Istanbul Ataturk to Ipoh via Dubai, Singapore Changi
Ave. Duration
16h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
RM 1700 - RM 4700
Flights from Istanbul Ataturk to Ipoh via Abu Dhabi, Singapore Changi
Ave. Duration
16h 35m
When
Tuesday
Estimated price
RM 1600 - RM 4500
Flights from Istanbul Ataturk to Ipoh via Doha, Singapore Changi
Ave. Duration
16h 45m
When
Monday
Estimated price
RM 1800 - RM 6500
Flights from Istanbul Ataturk to Singapore Changi
Ave. Duration
10h 40m
When
Every day
Estimated price
RM 2400 - RM 3300
Emirates
Website
emirates.com
Flights from Istanbul Ataturk to Kuala Lumpur via Dubai
Ave. Duration
14h
When
Every day
Estimated price
RM 1400 - RM 4800
Flights from Sabiha Gokcen to Kuala Lumpur via Dubai
Ave. Duration
15h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
RM 1000 - RM 2900
Flights from Istanbul Ataturk to Kuantan via Dubai, Kuala Lumpur
Ave. Duration
18h 45m
When
Every day
Estimated price
RM 1200 - RM 3600
Flights from Istanbul Ataturk to Kuantan via Singapore Changi, Kuala Lumpur
Ave. Duration
15h 20m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
RM 1400 - RM 3700
Flights from Istanbul Ataturk to Singapore Changi via Dubai
Ave. Duration
13h 40m
When
Every day
Estimated price
RM 2100 - RM 3000
Turkish Airlines
Website
p.turkishairlines.com
Flights from Istanbul Ataturk to Kuala Lumpur
Ave. Duration
10h 45m
When
Every day
Estimated price
RM 2400 - RM 6000
Flights from Istanbul Ataturk to Kuantan via Kuala Lumpur
Ave. Duration
12h 40m
When
Every day
Estimated price
RM 1400 - RM 3500
Flights from Istanbul Ataturk to Kuantan via Singapore Changi, Kuala Lumpur
Ave. Duration
15h 20m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
RM 1400 - RM 3700
Flights from Istanbul Ataturk to Singapore Changi
Ave. Duration
10h 40m
When
Every day
Estimated price
RM 2400 - RM 3300
Oman Air
Website
omanair.com
Flights from Istanbul Ataturk to Kuala Lumpur via Muscat
Ave. Duration
14h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
RM 2400 - RM 4200
Flights from Istanbul Ataturk to Kuantan via Muscat, Kuala Lumpur
Ave. Duration
16h 25m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
RM 1200 - RM 3400
Flights from Istanbul Ataturk to Kuantan via Singapore Changi, Kuala Lumpur
Ave. Duration
15h 20m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
RM 1400 - RM 3700
Malindo Airways
Website
malindoair.com
Flights from Istanbul Ataturk to Sultan Abdul Aziz Shah via Doha, Penang
Ave. Duration
16h 40m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
RM 1200 - RM 4300
Flights from Istanbul Ataturk to Sultan Abdul Aziz Shah via Kuala Lumpur, Langkawi
Ave. Duration
15h
When
Every day
Estimated price
RM 1300 - RM 3300
Flights from Istanbul Ataturk to Sultan Abdul Aziz Shah via Suvarnabhumi, Penang
Ave. Duration
19h 45m
When
Thursday, Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
RM 1200 - RM 3200
Firefly
Website
fireflyz.com.my
Flights from Istanbul Ataturk to Sultan Abdul Aziz Shah via Singapore Changi, Penang
Ave. Duration
16h 55m
When
Every day
Estimated price
RM 1200 - RM 3400
Flights from Istanbul Ataturk to Kuantan via Singapore Changi, Kuala Lumpur
Ave. Duration
15h 20m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
RM 1400 - RM 3700
Scoot Tigerair
Website
flyscoot.com
Flights from Istanbul Ataturk to Ipoh via Dubai, Singapore Changi
Ave. Duration
16h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
RM 1700 - RM 4700
Flights from Istanbul Ataturk to Ipoh via Abu Dhabi, Singapore Changi
Ave. Duration
16h 35m
When
Tuesday
Estimated price
RM 1600 - RM 4500
Flights from Istanbul Ataturk to Ipoh via Doha, Singapore Changi
Ave. Duration
16h 45m
When
Monday
Estimated price
RM 1800 - RM 6500
Etihad
Website
etihad.com
Flights from Istanbul Ataturk to Kuala Lumpur via Abu Dhabi
Ave. Duration
14h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
RM 2200 - RM 4700
Flights from Istanbul Ataturk to Singapore Changi via Abu Dhabi
Ave. Duration
14h
When
Every day
Estimated price
RM 1900 - RM 2400
IndiGo Airlines
Website
goindigo.in
Flights from Istanbul Ataturk to Kuala Lumpur via Delhi
Ave. Duration
12h 35m
When
Every day
Estimated price
RM 1100 - RM 2000
Iraqi Airways
Website
iraqiairways.com.iq
Flights from Istanbul Ataturk to Kuala Lumpur via Baghdad
Ave. Duration
13h 50m
When
Friday
Estimated price
RM 1000 - RM 3700
Saudia
Website
saudia.com
Flights from Istanbul Ataturk to Kuala Lumpur via Riyadh
Ave. Duration
14h
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
RM 2200 - RM 5500
Gulf Air Bahrain
Website
gulfair.com
Flights from Istanbul Ataturk to Kuala Lumpur via Manama
Ave. Duration
15h 30m
When
Every day
Estimated price
RM 1300 - RM 2800
Air Arabia
Website
airarabia.com
Flights from Sabiha Gokcen to Kuala Lumpur via Sharjah
Ave. Duration
20h 25m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
RM 1200 - RM 2300
Train operators
KLIA Express
Phone
+603 2267 8000
Website
kliaekspres.com
Train from Klia T1 to KL Sentral
Ave. Duration
28 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
RM 40 - RM 70
Website
http://www.kliaekspres.com/
KTM ETS Malaysia Railway
Phone
03 2267 1200
Email
cllcenter@ktmb.com.my
Website
ktmb.com.my
Train from Ipoh to Kuala Lumpur
Ave. Duration
2h 36m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
RM 23 - RM 40
Website
http://www.ktmb.com.my
Silver
RM 23 - RM 26
Gold
RM 33 - RM 37
Platinum
RM 40 - RM 50
Bus operators
LA Holidays
Phone
+ 6012-389 5689
Email
general@laholidays.com.my
Website
laholidays.my
Bus from UMP Gambang to Terminal Bersepadu Selatan Kuala Lumpur
Ave. Duration
3h 34m
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
RM 24
Schedules at
laholidays.my
Etika Express
Phone
03-9287 7799
Email
etikadelta@yahoo.com
Website
facebook.com
Bus from UMP Gambang to Terminal Bersepadu Selatan
Ave. Duration
3h 5m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
RM 25
Schedules at
facebook.com
Book at
easybook.com
Plusliner
Phone
+60 3 4045 8878
Email
talk2us@ktb.com.my
Website
plusliner.com.my
Bus from Universiti Malaysia Pahang to Terminal Bersepadu Selatan
Ave. Duration
3h 34m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
RM 26
Schedules at
plusliner.com.my
Book at
easybook.com
KKKL Travel & Tours
Email
enquiry@kkkl.com.sg
Website
kkkl.com.sg
Bus from Tampines MRT to KL Sentral
Ave. Duration
5h 12m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
RM 96
Schedules at
kkkl.com.sg

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