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

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Train to Kuala Lumpur, fly to Istanbul  •  14h 34m

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

2.417 ₺ - 4.087 ₺

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Train to Kuala Lumpur, fly to Sabiha Gokcen, ferry  •  17h 4m

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

1.581 ₺ - 5.617 ₺

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Fly Sultan Abdul Aziz Shah to Istanbul  •  18h 6m

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

2.757 ₺ - 7.209 ₺

Train to Kuala Lumpur, fly to Kutahya, bus  •  31h 51m

  1. Take the train from KL Sentral to Klia T1
  2. Fly from Kuala Lumpur (KUL) to Kutahya (KZR) KUL - KZR
  3. Take the bus from Seymen to Istanbul Otogari

2.913 ₺ - 6.667 ₺

Bus to Singapore Changi, fly to Istanbul  •  19h 16m

  1. Take the bus from 5 Element Hotel to Tampines MRT Station
  2. Fly from Singapore Changi (SIN) to Istanbul (IST) SIN - IST

2.623 ₺ - 3.275 ₺

Bus to Kuantan, fly to Istanbul  •  21h 34m

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

3.066 ₺ - 6.340 ₺

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International entry into Turkey from Malaysia

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Conditions of entry into Turkey from Malaysia

  • Negative Covid-19 test issued at most 3 days before arrival or 14-day mandatory self-quarantine
  • Passenger Locator Form (PLF) required
  • Health screen upon arrival
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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 2 metres
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The national COVID-19 helpline number in Istanbul is 184.

Wearing a face mask on public transport in Istanbul is mandatory.

The social distance requirement in Istanbul is 2 metres.

Make yourself known to an official member of staff and/or call the national coronavirus helpline number on 184.

Yes, entry into Malaysia from Turkey is currently restricted.

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Last updated: 9 May 2021
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The cost-effective way to get from Kuala Lumpur to Istanbul is to bus and fly, which costs RM 1400 - RM 1900 and takes 19h 16m.

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The quickest way to get from Kuala Lumpur to Istanbul is to train and fly which costs RM 1300 - RM 2400 and takes 14h 34m.

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The distance between Kuala Lumpur and Istanbul is 8335 km.

It takes approximately 14h 34m to get from Kuala Lumpur to Istanbul, including transfers.

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The quickest flight from Kuala Lumpur Airport to Istanbul Airport is the direct flight which takes 11h 10m.

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Istanbul is 5h behind Kuala Lumpur. It is currently 10:10 AM in Kuala Lumpur and 5:10 AM in Istanbul.

Oman Air, Turkish Airlines, Qatar Airways and four other airlines offer flights from Kuala Lumpur Airport to Istanbul Airport.

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There are 10436+ hotels available in Istanbul. Prices start at 750 ₺ per night.

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The best way to get from Kuala Lumpur to Sultan Abdul Aziz Shah Airport is to train which takes 30 min and costs RM 3 - RM 11.

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Map of how to get from Kuala Lumpur to Istanbul.
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  • Distance: 8335.5 km
  • Duration: 14h 34m

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

Firefly, Malaysia Airlines and three other airlines fly from Kuala Lumpur to Istanbul every 3 hours.

Airlines
Malaysia Airlines
Website
malaysiaairlines.com
Flights from Kuala Lumpur to Istanbul
Ave. Duration
11h 10m
When
Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
2.600 ₺ - 7.000 ₺
Flights from Kuala Lumpur to Istanbul via Doha
Ave. Duration
13h 55m
When
Every day
Estimated price
3.200 ₺ - 7.500 ₺
Flights from Sultan Abdul Aziz Shah to Istanbul via Penang, Kuala Lumpur
Ave. Duration
15h 5m
When
Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
2.800 ₺ - 7.500 ₺
Flights from Sultan Abdul Aziz Shah to Istanbul via Senai, Kuala Lumpur
Ave. Duration
17h 30m
When
Tuesday, Wednesday and Saturday
Estimated price
2.700 ₺ - 7.000 ₺
Flights from Sultan Abdul Aziz Shah to Istanbul via Sultan Ismail Petra, Kuala Lumpur
Ave. Duration
19h 7m
When
Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
2.800 ₺ - 7.500 ₺
Flights from Sultan Abdul Aziz Shah to Istanbul via Penang, Kuala Lumpur, Doha
Ave. Duration
22h
When
Every day
Estimated price
2.900 ₺ - 7.000 ₺
Flights from Singapore Changi to Istanbul via Kuala Lumpur
Ave. Duration
13h
When
Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
3.700 ₺ - 4.800 ₺
Flights from Kuantan to Istanbul via Kuala Lumpur
Ave. Duration
18h 52m
When
Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
2.300 ₺ - 6.000 ₺
Flights from Kuantan to Istanbul via Kuala Lumpur, Doha
Ave. Duration
21h 20m
When
Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
2.500 ₺ - 6.000 ₺
Flights from Kuantan to Istanbul via Penang, Kuala Lumpur
Ave. Duration
19h 10m
When
Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
2.400 ₺ - 6.500 ₺
Turkish Airlines
Website
turkishairlines.com
Flights from Kuala Lumpur to Istanbul
Ave. Duration
11h 10m
When
Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
2.600 ₺ - 7.000 ₺
Flights from Kuala Lumpur to Sabiha Gokcen via Istanbul, Ankara
Ave. Duration
16h 15m
When
Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
2.200 ₺ - 6.000 ₺
Flights from Sultan Abdul Aziz Shah to Istanbul via Penang, Phuket
Ave. Duration
22h 5m
When
Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
2.600 ₺ - 7.000 ₺
Flights from Kuala Lumpur to Kutahya via Istanbul
Ave. Duration
30h
When
Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
2.700 ₺ - 7.000 ₺
Flights from Kuala Lumpur to Kutahya via Doha, Istanbul
Ave. Duration
25h 50m
When
Every day
Estimated price
2.900 ₺ - 7.000 ₺
Flights from Kuala Lumpur to Kutahya via Dhaka, Istanbul
Ave. Duration
26h 35m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
2.800 ₺ - 7.500 ₺
Flights from Kuala Lumpur to Kutahya via Dubai, Istanbul
Ave. Duration
26h 40m
When
Monday, Wednesday and Saturday
Estimated price
3.000 ₺ - 7.500 ₺
Flights from Kuala Lumpur to Kutahya via Abu Dhabi, Istanbul
Ave. Duration
26h 45m
When
Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
2.800 ₺ - 6.500 ₺
Flights from Kuala Lumpur to Kutahya via Delhi, Istanbul
Ave. Duration
27h 55m
When
Monday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
2.700 ₺ - 7.000 ₺
Flights from Singapore Changi to Istanbul
Ave. Duration
10h 57m
When
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
3.300 ₺ - 7.000 ₺
Flights from Kuantan to Istanbul via Kuala Lumpur
Ave. Duration
23h 20m
When
Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
2.300 ₺ - 6.000 ₺
Qatar Airways
Website
qatarairways.com
Flights from Kuala Lumpur to Istanbul via Doha
Ave. Duration
13h 55m
When
Every day
Estimated price
3.200 ₺ - 7.500 ₺
Flights from Kuala Lumpur to Sabiha Gokcen via Doha
Ave. Duration
15h 35m
When
Every day
Estimated price
2.200 ₺ - 5.500 ₺
Flights from Singapore Changi to Istanbul via Doha
Ave. Duration
14h
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
3.600 ₺ - 5.500 ₺
Flights from Kuantan to Istanbul via Kuala Lumpur, Doha
Ave. Duration
21h 20m
When
Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
2.500 ₺ - 6.000 ₺
Singapore Airlines
Website
singaporeair.com
Flights from Kuala Lumpur to Istanbul via Singapore Changi
Ave. Duration
16h 5m
When
Tuesday
Estimated price
3.000 ₺ - 9.000 ₺
Flights from Singapore Changi to Istanbul
Ave. Duration
10h 57m
When
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
3.300 ₺ - 7.000 ₺
Pegasus Airlines
Website
flypgs.com
Flights from Kuala Lumpur to Sabiha Gokcen via Tehran Imam Khomeini
Ave. Duration
12h 15m
When
Monday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
1.500 ₺ - 5.500 ₺
Flights from Kuala Lumpur to Sabiha Gokcen via Doha
Ave. Duration
14h 15m
When
Wednesday
Estimated price
2.200 ₺ - 5.500 ₺
Flights from Kuala Lumpur to Sabiha Gokcen via Muscat
Ave. Duration
16h
When
Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
2.400 ₺ - 5.000 ₺
Malindo Airways
Website
malindoair.com
Flights from Kuala Lumpur to Istanbul
Ave. Duration
11h 10m
When
Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
2.600 ₺ - 7.000 ₺
Flights from Sultan Abdul Aziz Shah to Istanbul via Langkawi, Kuala Lumpur
Ave. Duration
20h 35m
When
Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
2.800 ₺ - 7.500 ₺
Etihad
Website
etihad.com
Flights from Kuala Lumpur to Istanbul via Abu Dhabi
Ave. Duration
15h 50m
When
Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
2.700 ₺ - 6.500 ₺
Flights from Singapore Changi to Istanbul via Abu Dhabi
Ave. Duration
15h 50m
When
Thursday and Friday
Estimated price
3.000 ₺ - 13.000 ₺
Oman Air
Website
omanair.com
Flights from Kuala Lumpur to Istanbul via Muscat
Ave. Duration
13h 20m
When
Thursday and Friday
Estimated price
3.200 ₺ - 6.500 ₺
Flights from Kuantan to Istanbul via Kuala Lumpur, Muscat
Ave. Duration
15h 5m
When
Thursday and Friday
Estimated price
2.800 ₺ - 6.000 ₺
Emirates
Website
emirates.com
Flights from Kuala Lumpur to Istanbul via Dubai
Ave. Duration
17h 20m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
2.900 ₺ - 7.500 ₺
Flights from Kuala Lumpur to Sabiha Gokcen via Dubai
Ave. Duration
16h 15m
When
Monday, Wednesday and Saturday
Estimated price
2.200 ₺ - 5.500 ₺
Mahan Air
Website
mahan.aero
Flights from Kuala Lumpur to Istanbul via Tehran Imam Khomeini
Ave. Duration
16h 30m
When
Monday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
2.000 ₺ - 7.000 ₺
Flynas
Website
flynas.com
Flights from Kuala Lumpur to Sabiha Gokcen via Jeddah
Ave. Duration
13h 15m
When
Monday, Wednesday and Sunday
Estimated price
2.900 ₺ - 9.500 ₺
Eurowings
Website
eurowings.com
Flights from Kuala Lumpur to Kutahya via Dubai, Dusseldorf
Ave. Duration
28h 5m
When
Wednesday
Estimated price
3.700 ₺ - 9.500 ₺
Garuda Indonesia
Website
garuda-indonesia.com
Flights from Singapore Changi to Istanbul via Soekarno–Hatta
Ave. Duration
15h 15m
When
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
3.700 ₺ - 4.800 ₺
Air India Limited
Website
airindia.in
Flights from Singapore Changi to Istanbul via Delhi
Ave. Duration
15h 50m
When
Every day
Estimated price
3.700 ₺ - 4.800 ₺
Train operators
KLIA Express
Phone
+603 2267 8000
Website
kliaekspres.com
Train from KL Sentral to Klia T1
Ave. Duration
37 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
65 ₺ - 100 ₺
Website
http://www.kliaekspres.com/
Bus operators
MetroTurizm
Phone
0850 222 34 55
Email
iletisim@metroturizm.com.tr
Website
metroturizm.com.tr
Bus from Seymen to Istanbul Otogari
Ave. Duration
1h 47m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
16 ₺ - 35 ₺
Website
MetroTurizm
KKKL Travel & Tours
Email
enquiry@kkkl.com.sg
Website
kkkl.com.sg
Bus from 5 Element Hotel to Tampines MRT Station
Ave. Duration
5h 31m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
168 ₺
Schedules at
kkkl.com.sg
LA Holidays
Phone
+ 6012-389 5689
Email
general@laholidays.com.my
Website
laholidays.my
Bus from Terminal Bersepadu Selatan Kuala Lumpur to UMP Gambang
Ave. Duration
3h 33m
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
43 ₺
Schedules at
laholidays.my
Etika Express
Phone
03-9287 7799
Email
etikadelta@yahoo.com
Website
facebook.com
Bus from Terminal Bersepadu Selatan to UMP Gambang
Ave. Duration
3h 5m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
43 ₺
Schedules at
busonlineticket.com
Book at
easybook.com
Plusliner
Phone
+60 3 4045 8878
Email
talk2us@ktb.com.my
Website
redbus.my
Bus from Terminal Bersepadu Selatan to Universiti Malaysia Pahang
Ave. Duration
3h 33m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
45 ₺
Schedules at
redbus.my
Ferry operators

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