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

Recommended option

Train to Kuala Lumpur, fly to Istanbul Ataturk  •  14h 6m

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

2.015 ₺ - 3.700 ₺

Cheapest option

Bus to Kuantan, fly to Istanbul Ataturk  •  20h 56m

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

1.946 ₺ - 5.013 ₺

4 alternative options

Train to Kuala Lumpur, fly to Sabiha Gokcen  •  16h 51m

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

1.983 ₺ - 4.134 ₺

Fly Sultan Abdul Aziz Shah to Istanbul Ataturk  •  18h 15m

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

2.856 ₺ - 7.207 ₺

Train to Kuala Lumpur, fly to Kutahya, bus  •  23h 49m

  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

2.311 ₺ - 3.881 ₺

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

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

2.308 ₺ - 3.066 ₺

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Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Kuala Lumpur to Istanbul is to bus and fly which costs RM 1400 - RM 2000 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 1200 - RM 2400 and takes 14h 6m.

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The distance between Kuala Lumpur and Istanbul is 8335 km.

It takes approximately 14h 6m to get from Kuala Lumpur to Istanbul, including transfers.

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The quickest flight from Kuala Lumpur Airport to Istanbul Ataturk Airport is the direct flight which takes 10h 50m.

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Istanbul is 5h behind Kuala Lumpur. It is currently 5:59 PM in Kuala Lumpur and 12:59 PM in Istanbul.

Turkish Airlines, Emirates, Gulf Air Bahrain and six other airlines offer flights from Kuala Lumpur Airport to Istanbul Ataturk Airport.

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There are 3252+ 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 6m

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

Firefly, Malaysia Airlines and four other airlines fly from Kuala Lumpur to Istanbul hourly.

Airlines
Turkish Airlines
Website
p.turkishairlines.com
Flights from Kuala Lumpur to Istanbul Ataturk
Ave. Duration
10h 50m
When
Every day
Estimated price
3.900 ₺ - 9.000 ₺
Flights from Kuala Lumpur to Kutahya via Istanbul Ataturk
Ave. Duration
29h 50m
When
Every day
Estimated price
2.500 ₺ - 6.500 ₺
Flights from Kuala Lumpur to Kutahya via Tashkent, Istanbul Ataturk
Ave. Duration
17h 55m
When
Friday
Estimated price
2.800 ₺ - 4.500 ₺
Flights from Kuala Lumpur to Kutahya via Almaty, Istanbul Ataturk
Ave. Duration
18h 5m
When
Tuesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
2.400 ₺ - 4.400 ₺
Flights from Kuala Lumpur to Kutahya via Dubai, Istanbul Ataturk
Ave. Duration
18h 40m
When
Every day
Estimated price
2.200 ₺ - 6.500 ₺
Flights from Kuala Lumpur to Kutahya via Doha, Istanbul Ataturk
Ave. Duration
19h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
2.400 ₺ - 9.000 ₺
Flights from Kuala Lumpur to Kutahya via Muscat, Istanbul Ataturk
Ave. Duration
19h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
2.200 ₺ - 6.000 ₺
Flights from Kuala Lumpur to Kutahya via Suvarnabhumi, Istanbul Ataturk
Ave. Duration
21h 50m
When
Monday and Wednesday
Estimated price
2.500 ₺ - 6.500 ₺
Flights from Kuala Lumpur to Kutahya via Delhi, Istanbul Ataturk
Ave. Duration
20h 15m
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Friday
Estimated price
2.200 ₺ - 3.700 ₺
Flights from Kuala Lumpur to Kutahya via Jeddah, Istanbul Ataturk
Ave. Duration
25h
When
Every day
Estimated price
2.200 ₺ - 6.500 ₺
Flights from Kuantan to Istanbul Ataturk via Kuala Lumpur
Ave. Duration
13h 50m
When
Every day
Estimated price
1.900 ₺ - 4.900 ₺
Flights from Singapore Changi to Istanbul Ataturk
Ave. Duration
11h
When
Every day
Estimated price
3.800 ₺ - 5.500 ₺
Malaysia Airlines
Website
malaysiaairlines.com
Flights from Kuala Lumpur to Istanbul Ataturk
Ave. Duration
10h 50m
When
Every day
Estimated price
3.900 ₺ - 9.000 ₺
Flights from Sultan Abdul Aziz Shah to Istanbul Ataturk via Alor Setar, Kuala Lumpur
Ave. Duration
15h 42m
When
Every day
Estimated price
2.800 ₺ - 7.500 ₺
Flights from Sultan Abdul Aziz Shah to Istanbul Ataturk via Penang, Kuala Lumpur
Ave. Duration
15h 55m
When
Every day
Estimated price
2.800 ₺ - 7.500 ₺
Flights from Sultan Abdul Aziz Shah to Istanbul Ataturk via Senai, Kuala Lumpur
Ave. Duration
17h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
2.800 ₺ - 7.000 ₺
Flights from Sultan Abdul Aziz Shah to Istanbul Ataturk via Kuala Trengganu, Kuala Lumpur
Ave. Duration
17h 25m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
2.800 ₺ - 7.500 ₺
Flights from Sultan Abdul Aziz Shah to Istanbul Ataturk via Sultan Ismail Petra, Kuala Lumpur
Ave. Duration
18h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
2.800 ₺ - 7.500 ₺
Flights from Kuantan to Istanbul Ataturk via Kuala Lumpur
Ave. Duration
13h 57m
When
Every day
Estimated price
1.900 ₺ - 4.900 ₺
Flights from Singapore Changi to Istanbul Ataturk via Kuala Lumpur
Ave. Duration
12h 40m
When
Every day
Estimated price
4.000 ₺ - 5.500 ₺
Emirates
Website
emirates.com
Flights from Kuala Lumpur to Istanbul Ataturk via Dubai
Ave. Duration
12h 40m
When
Every day
Estimated price
2.200 ₺ - 7.500 ₺
Flights from Kuala Lumpur to Sabiha Gokcen via Dubai
Ave. Duration
16h 2m
When
Every day
Estimated price
1.700 ₺ - 5.000 ₺
Flights from Kuantan to Istanbul Ataturk via Kuala Lumpur, Dubai
Ave. Duration
15h 30m
When
Every day
Estimated price
1.800 ₺ - 5.000 ₺
Flights from Singapore Changi to Istanbul Ataturk via Dubai
Ave. Duration
13h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
3.400 ₺ - 4.800 ₺
Qatar Airways
Website
qatarairways.com
Flights from Kuala Lumpur to Istanbul Ataturk via Doha
Ave. Duration
14h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
3.700 ₺ - 7.500 ₺
Flights from Kuala Lumpur to Sabiha Gokcen via Doha
Ave. Duration
15h
When
Every day
Estimated price
1.900 ₺ - 7.000 ₺
Flights from Kuantan to Istanbul Ataturk via Kuala Lumpur, Doha
Ave. Duration
17h
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
1.900 ₺ - 7.000 ₺
Flights from Singapore Changi to Istanbul Ataturk via Doha
Ave. Duration
14h 50m
When
Every day
Estimated price
3.200 ₺ - 3.900 ₺
Singapore Airlines
Website
singaporeair.com
Flights from Kuantan to Istanbul Ataturk via Singapore Changi
Ave. Duration
21h 5m
When
Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
2.000 ₺ - 5.000 ₺
Flights from Singapore Changi to Istanbul Ataturk
Ave. Duration
11h
When
Every day
Estimated price
3.800 ₺ - 5.500 ₺
Gulf Air Bahrain
Website
gulfair.com
Flights from Kuala Lumpur to Istanbul Ataturk via Manama
Ave. Duration
14h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
2.100 ₺ - 4.400 ₺
Flights from Kuala Lumpur to Sabiha Gokcen via Manama
Ave. Duration
14h 30m
When
Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
1.900 ₺ - 4.000 ₺
Oman Air
Website
omanair.com
Flights from Kuala Lumpur to Istanbul Ataturk via Muscat
Ave. Duration
14h 30m
When
Every day
Estimated price
3.700 ₺ - 7.000 ₺
Flights from Kuantan to Istanbul Ataturk via Kuala Lumpur, Muscat
Ave. Duration
17h 30m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
1.700 ₺ - 4.700 ₺
Air Arabia
Website
airarabia.com
Flights from Kuala Lumpur to Sabiha Gokcen via Sharjah
Ave. Duration
18h 30m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
2.100 ₺ - 3.800 ₺
Thai Airways International
Website
thaiairways.com
Flights from Sultan Abdul Aziz Shah to Istanbul Ataturk via Penang, Suvarnabhumi
Ave. Duration
16h 25m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
2.700 ₺ - 7.000 ₺
Flights from Singapore Changi to Istanbul Ataturk via Suvarnabhumi
Ave. Duration
13h 30m
When
Every day
Estimated price
4.000 ₺ - 5.500 ₺
Mahan Air
Website
mahan.aero
Flights from Kuala Lumpur to Istanbul Ataturk via Tehran Imam Khomeini
Ave. Duration
14h 20m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
1.600 ₺ - 6.000 ₺
Saudia
Website
saudia.com
Flights from Kuala Lumpur to Istanbul Ataturk via Jeddah
Ave. Duration
14h 50m
When
Every day
Estimated price
3.400 ₺ - 8.000 ₺
Air Astana
Website
airastana.com
Flights from Kuala Lumpur to Istanbul Ataturk via Almaty
Ave. Duration
15h 5m
When
Tuesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
2.000 ₺ - 3.700 ₺
Uzbekistan
Website
uzairways.com
Flights from Kuala Lumpur to Istanbul Ataturk via Tashkent
Ave. Duration
15h 15m
When
Friday
Estimated price
2.300 ₺ - 3.800 ₺
Iraqi Airways
Website
iraqiairways.com.iq
Flights from Kuala Lumpur to Sabiha Gokcen via Baghdad
Ave. Duration
15h
When
Sunday
Estimated price
1.500 ₺ - 5.500 ₺
Pegasus Airlines
Website
flypgs.com
Flights from Kuala Lumpur to Sabiha Gokcen via Tehran Imam Khomeini
Ave. Duration
12h 10m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
1.500 ₺ - 5.500 ₺
Eurowings
Website
eurowings.com
Flights from Kuala Lumpur to Kutahya via Amsterdam Schiphol, Dusseldorf
Ave. Duration
24h 35m
When
Friday
Estimated price
4.100 ₺ - 15.000 ₺
Sichuan Airlines
Website
ch.com
Flights from Singapore Changi to Istanbul Ataturk via Chengdu
Ave. Duration
16h 20m
When
Monday, Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
2.600 ₺ - 8.000 ₺
Train operators
KLIA Express
Phone
+603 2267 8000
Website
kliaekspres.com
Train from KL Sentral to Klia T1
Ave. Duration
30 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
65 ₺ - 110 ₺
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
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
38 ₺
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
38 ₺
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 Terminal Bersepadu Selatan to Universiti Malaysia Pahang
Ave. Duration
3h 33m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
40 ₺
Schedules at
plusliner.com.my
Book at
easybook.com
KKKL Travel & Tours
Email
enquiry@kkkl.com.sg
Website
kkkl.com.sg
Bus from KL Sentral to Bugis MRT Station
Ave. Duration
5h 10m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
150 ₺
Schedules at
kkkl.com.sg

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