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There are 4 ways to get from Kuala Lumpur to Istanbul by train, plane or bus

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Train to Kuala Lumpur, fly to Istanbul Ataturk  •  15h 1m

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

$231 - $498

3 alternative options

Train to Kuala Lumpur, fly to Sabiha Gokcen  •  19h 21m

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

$233 - $622

Train to Kuala Lumpur, fly to Kutahya, bus  •  23h 44m

  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

$417 - $681

Bus to Singapore Changi, fly to Istanbul Ataturk  •  19h 56m

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

$289 - $1,121

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Kuala Lumpur to Istanbul is to train and fly which costs RM 950 - RM 2100 and takes 15h 1m.

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The quickest way to get from Kuala Lumpur to Istanbul is to train and fly which costs RM 950 - RM 2100 and takes 15h 1m.

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The distance between Kuala Lumpur and Istanbul is 8335 km.

It takes approximately 15h 1m 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 11h 40m.

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Istanbul is 5h behind Kuala Lumpur. It is currently 6:20 PM in Kuala Lumpur and 1:20 PM in Istanbul.

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

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There are 2536+ hotels available in Istanbul. Prices start at $31 USD per night.

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Map of how to get from Kuala Lumpur to Istanbul.
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  • Distance: 5209.7 miles
  • Duration: 15h 1m

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

There is no direct connection from Kuala Lumpur to Istanbul. However, you can take the train to KLIA T1, take the walk to Kuala Lumpur airport, fly to Istanbul Ataturk, take the walk to Ataturk Airport Havalimani, then take the Metro to Istanbul. Alternatively, you can take the train to KLIA T1, take the walk to Kuala Lumpur airport, fly to Sabiha Gokcen, take the walk to Sabiha Gokcen Airport, take the shuttle to Istanbul Taksim Square, take the walk to Taksim, then take the Metro to Istanbul.

Airlines
Turkish Airlines
Website
p.turkishairlines.com
Flights from Kuala Lumpur to Istanbul Ataturk
Ave. Duration
11h 40m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$490 - $1,000
Flights from Kuala Lumpur to Sabiha Gokcen via Istanbul Ataturk, Edremit
Ave. Duration
20h
When
Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$370 - $1,100
Flights from Kuala Lumpur to Sabiha Gokcen via Tehran Imam Khomeini
Ave. Duration
14h 40m
When
Monday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$400 - $1,200
Flights from Kuala Lumpur to Kutahya via Jeddah, Istanbul Ataturk
Ave. Duration
17h 50m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$440 - $1,200
Flights from Kuala Lumpur to Kutahya via Istanbul Ataturk
Ave. Duration
30h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$550 - $950
Flights from Kuala Lumpur to Kutahya via Dubai, Istanbul Ataturk
Ave. Duration
19h 45m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$430 - $1,300
Flights from Kuala Lumpur to Kutahya via Almaty, Istanbul Ataturk
Ave. Duration
19h 50m
When
Tuesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$450 - $1,000
Flights from Kuala Lumpur to Kutahya via Muscat, Istanbul Ataturk
Ave. Duration
20h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$400 - $1,100
Flights from Kuala Lumpur to Kutahya via Doha, Istanbul Ataturk
Ave. Duration
20h 40m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$460 - $1,400
Flights from Kuala Lumpur to Kutahya via Kathmandu, Istanbul Ataturk
Ave. Duration
21h 5m
When
Wednesday and Saturday
Estimated price
$550 - $950
Flights from Singapore Changi to Istanbul Ataturk
Ave. Duration
11h 35m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$600 - $1,900
Qatar Airways
Website
qatarairways.com
Flights from Kuala Lumpur to Istanbul Ataturk via Doha
Ave. Duration
14h 37m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$430 - $800
Flights from Kuala Lumpur to Sabiha Gokcen via Doha
Ave. Duration
14h 42m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$430 - $700
Flights from Singapore Changi to Istanbul Ataturk via Doha
Ave. Duration
15h 30m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$490 - $1,100
Emirates
Website
emirates.com
Flights from Kuala Lumpur to Istanbul Ataturk via Dubai
Ave. Duration
13h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$410 - $700
Flights from Kuala Lumpur to Sabiha Gokcen via Dubai
Ave. Duration
18h 2m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$320 - $1,000
Flights from Singapore Changi to Istanbul Ataturk via Dubai
Ave. Duration
13h 55m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$450 - $1,300
Singapore Airlines
Website
singaporeair.com
Flights from Kuala Lumpur to Istanbul Ataturk via Singapore Changi
Ave. Duration
13h 30m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$490 - $1,000
Flights from Singapore Changi to Istanbul Ataturk
Ave. Duration
11h 35m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$600 - $1,900
Malindo Airways
Website
malindoair.com
Flights from Kuala Lumpur to Istanbul Ataturk
Ave. Duration
11h 40m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$490 - $1,000
Flights from Singapore Changi to Istanbul Ataturk via Kuala Lumpur
Ave. Duration
13h 50m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$550 - $1,700
Saudia
Website
saudia.com
Flights from Kuala Lumpur to Istanbul Ataturk via Jeddah
Ave. Duration
15h 2m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$480 - $950
Oman Air
Website
omanair.com
Flights from Kuala Lumpur to Istanbul Ataturk via Muscat
Ave. Duration
14h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$460 - $1,200
Mahan Air
Website
mahan.aero
Flights from Kuala Lumpur to Istanbul Ataturk via Tehran Imam Khomeini
Ave. Duration
15h 5m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$330 - $950
Air Astana
Website
airastana.com
Flights from Kuala Lumpur to Istanbul Ataturk via Almaty
Ave. Duration
15h 55m
When
Tuesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$320 - $850
Pegasus Airlines
Website
flypgs.com
Flights from Kuala Lumpur to Sabiha Gokcen via Jeddah
Ave. Duration
15h 30m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$330 - $900
Thai Airways International
Website
thaiairways.com
Flights from Singapore Changi to Istanbul Ataturk via Suvarnabhumi
Ave. Duration
14h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$550 - $1,700
Uzbekistan
Website
uzairways.com
Flights from Singapore Changi to Istanbul Ataturk via Tashkent
Ave. Duration
17h 40m
When
Wednesday
Estimated price
$420 - $1,000
Train operators
KLIA Express
Website
kliaekspres.com
Train from KL Sentral to KLIA T1
Ave. Duration
30m
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$9 - $17
Schedules at
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
$3 - $8
Schedules at
metroturizm.com.tr
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
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$16
Schedules at
kkkl.com.sg

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