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

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Train to Kuala Lumpur, fly to San Francisco

  1. Take the train from KL Sentral to Klia T1
  2. Fly from Kuala Lumpur (KUL) to San Francisco (SFO)

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Bus to Singapore Changi, fly to San Francisco

  1. Take the bus from 5 Element Hotel to Tampines MRT Station
  2. Fly from Singapore Changi (SIN) to San Francisco (SFO)

Train to Kuala Lumpur, fly to San Jose

  1. Take the train from KL Sentral to Klia T1
  2. Fly from Kuala Lumpur (KUL) to San Jose (SJC)

Train to Ipoh, fly to San Francisco

  1. Take the train from Kuala Lumpur to Ipoh
  2. Fly from Ipoh (IPH) to San Francisco (SFO)

Train to Kuala Lumpur, fly to Oakland

  1. Take the train from KL Sentral to Klia T1
  2. Fly from Kuala Lumpur (KUL) to Oakland (OAK)

Fly Sultan Abdul Aziz Shah to San Francisco

  1. Fly from Sultan Abdul Aziz Shah (SZB) to San Francisco (SFO)

Sultan Abdul Aziz Shah (SZB) to San Francisco (SFO) flights

The flight time between Sultan Abdul Aziz Shah (SZB) and San Francisco (SFO) is around 23h 26m and covers a distance of around 8508 miles. This includes an average layover time of around 5h 51m. Services are operated by Firefly, Cathay Pacific, China Airlines and others. Typically 55 flights run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

55 Weekly Planes
23h 26m Average Duration
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Malaysia → United States
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International entry into United States from Malaysia

  • Entry is conditional for citizens and permanent residents of Malaysia
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Conditions of entry into United States from Malaysia

  • Entry is allowed only for fully vaccinated travellers
This applies to arrivals from Malaysia
  • Vaccinated travellers are recommended to get tested with a viral test 3-5 days after travel; self-monitor for COVID-19 symptoms; isolate and get tested if symptoms develop
  • Unvaccinated travellers are recommended to quarantine for a minimum of 5 days; take a COVID-19 test 3 days after arriving. If test is positive arrivals need to self-isolate until fully recovered
This applies to all arrivals by air
  • Travel Declaration required prior to arrival
This applies to arrivals from all countries, with no exceptions
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  • Vaccinated travellers are recommended to get tested with a viral test 3-5 days after travel; self-monitor for COVID-19 symptoms; isolate and get tested if symptoms develop
  • Unvaccinated travellers are recommended to quarantine for a minimum of 5 days; take a COVID-19 test 3 days after arriving. If test is positive arrivals need to self-isolate until fully recovered
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Rules to follow in United States

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There are no current restrictions

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Yes, but conditions apply when entering United States from Malaysia.

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Domestic travel is not restricted, but some conditions may apply

  • Face masks are recommended
  • There is a social distancing requirement of 2 metres
  • Observe COVID-19 safety rules

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The national COVID-19 helpline number in Palo Alto is 800-232-4636.

Wearing a face mask on public transport in Palo Alto is recommended.

The social distance requirement in Palo Alto is 2 metres.

Make yourself known to an official member of staff and/or call the national coronavirus helpline number on 800-232-4636.

No, returning to Malaysia from United States is currently allowed.

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Last updated: 28 Sep 2022
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The cheapest way to get from Kuala Lumpur to Palo Alto is to train and fly which costs RM 2300 - RM 2900 and takes 24h 33m.

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The quickest way to get from Kuala Lumpur to Palo Alto is to train and fly which costs RM 2300 - RM 6500 and takes 21h 17m.

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The distance between Kuala Lumpur and Palo Alto is 8519 miles.

It takes approximately 21h 17m to get from Kuala Lumpur to Palo Alto, including transfers.

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There is no direct flight from Kuala Lumpur Airport to San Francisco Airport. The quickest flight takes 18h 10m and has one stopover.

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Palo Alto is 15h behind Kuala Lumpur. It is currently 5:10 PM in Kuala Lumpur and 2:10 AM in Palo Alto.

EVA Air, All Nippon Airways, Singapore Airlines and five other airlines offer flights from Kuala Lumpur Airport to San Francisco Airport.

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There are 238+ hotels available in Palo Alto. Prices start at $100 USD 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 37 min and costs RM 3 - RM 11.

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Map of how to get from Kuala Lumpur to Palo Alto.
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  • Distance: 8519.3 miles
  • Duration: 21h 17m

What companies run services between Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia and Palo Alto, CA, USA?

Firefly, Cathay Pacific and eight other airlines fly from Kuala Lumpur to Palo Alto every 4 hours.

Airlines
Singapore Airlines
Website
singaporeair.com
Flights from Kuala Lumpur to San Francisco via Singapore Changi
Ave. Duration
19h 35m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$600 - $1,900
Flights from Kuala Lumpur to San Jose via Tokyo Narita, Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
21h 1m
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$700 - $2,800
Flights from Kuala Lumpur to San Jose via Singapore Changi, Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
29h 55m
When
Thursday and Friday
Estimated price
$1,000 - $1,300
Flights from Singapore Changi to San Francisco
Ave. Duration
15h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$390 - $1,200
Flights from Singapore Changi to San Francisco via Taiwan Taoyuan
Ave. Duration
17h 50m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$650 - $3,200
Flights from Ipoh to San Francisco via Singapore Changi
Ave. Duration
19h 47m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$700 - $2,400
Flights from Ipoh to San Francisco via Singapore Changi, Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
22h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$750 - $2,500
Flights from Sultan Abdul Aziz Shah to San Francisco via Penang, Taiwan Taoyuan
Ave. Duration
20h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$800 - $1,600
Flights from Sultan Abdul Aziz Shah to San Francisco via Langkawi, Singapore Changi, Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
23h 15m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$750 - $2,400
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Kuala Lumpur to San Francisco via Taiwan Taoyuan
Ave. Duration
20h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$750 - $2,100
Flights from Kuala Lumpur to San Francisco via Incheon
Ave. Duration
26h 5m
When
Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$750 - $2,300
Flights from Kuala Lumpur to San Jose via Taiwan Taoyuan, Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
20h 40m
When
Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$750 - $1,400
Flights from Kuala Lumpur to San Jose via Incheon, Seattle
Ave. Duration
28h 59m
When
Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
$650 - $3,100
Flights from Kuala Lumpur to San Jose via Incheon, Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
29h 31m
When
Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$1,750 - $1,900
Flights from Kuala Lumpur to San Jose via Shanghai Pudong, Seattle
Ave. Duration
23h 52m
When
Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$650 - $3,100
Flights from Kuala Lumpur to San Jose via Guangzhou Baiyun, Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
21h 15m
When
Thursday
Estimated price
$4,800 - $9,500
Flights from Kuala Lumpur to San Jose via Manila, Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
24h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$500 - $1,400
Flights from Kuala Lumpur to Oakland via Taiwan Taoyuan, Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
23h 28m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$950 - $2,400
Flights from Kuala Lumpur to Oakland via Incheon, Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
29h 55m
When
Tuesday, Wednesday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$1,800 - $2,100
Flights from Kuala Lumpur to Oakland via Xiamen, Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
23h 58m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$4,500 - $5,500
Flights from Kuala Lumpur to Oakland via Guangzhou Baiyun, Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
22h 3m
When
Thursday
Estimated price
$5,500 - $11,000
Flights from Sultan Abdul Aziz Shah to San Francisco via Penang, Taiwan Taoyuan
Ave. Duration
23h 45m
When
Wednesday, Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
$900 - $2,300
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from Kuala Lumpur to San Jose via Taiwan Taoyuan, Ontario/San Bernardino
Ave. Duration
20h 20m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$800 - $2,100
Flights from Kuala Lumpur to San Jose via Tokyo Narita, Seattle
Ave. Duration
22h
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$700 - $2,800
Flights from Kuala Lumpur to Oakland via Taiwan Taoyuan, Ontario/San Bernardino
Ave. Duration
21h 25m
When
Tuesday and Thursday
Estimated price
$950 - $2,400
Flights from Kuala Lumpur to Oakland via Tokyo Narita, Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
21h 25m
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$850 - $3,200
Flights from Kuala Lumpur to Oakland via Taiwan Taoyuan, Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
21h 55m
When
Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$900 - $2,000
Flights from Kuala Lumpur to Oakland via Tokyo Narita, Seattle
Ave. Duration
22h 45m
When
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday
Estimated price
$850 - $3,200
Flights from Kuala Lumpur to Oakland via Osaka Kansai, Honolulu
Ave. Duration
24h
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
$500 - $1,200
Flights from Kuala Lumpur to Oakland via Manila, Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
24h 52m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$600 - $1,600
Korean Air
Website
koreanair.com
Flights from Kuala Lumpur to San Francisco via Incheon
Ave. Duration
26h 5m
When
Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$750 - $2,300
Flights from Kuala Lumpur to San Jose via Taiwan Taoyuan, Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
20h 40m
When
Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$750 - $1,400
Flights from Kuala Lumpur to San Jose via Osaka Kansai, Honolulu
Ave. Duration
23h 23m
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
$440 - $1,000
Flights from Kuala Lumpur to San Jose via Incheon, Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
29h 31m
When
Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$1,750 - $1,900
Flights from Kuala Lumpur to San Jose via Manila, Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
24h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$500 - $1,400
Flights from Kuala Lumpur to Oakland via Incheon, Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
29h 55m
When
Tuesday, Wednesday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$1,800 - $2,100
Flights from Kuala Lumpur to Oakland via Xiamen, Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
23h 58m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$4,500 - $5,500
Flights from Kuala Lumpur to Oakland via Incheon, Seattle
Ave. Duration
31h 13m
When
Tuesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$1,800 - $2,100
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Kuala Lumpur to San Francisco via Tokyo Narita
Ave. Duration
18h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$700 - $2,800
Flights from Kuala Lumpur to San Jose via Tokyo Narita, Denver
Ave. Duration
25h 16m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$1,550 - $1,650
Flights from Kuala Lumpur to San Jose via Tokyo Haneda
Ave. Duration
35h 10m
When
Monday, Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
$700 - $2,800
Flights from Singapore Changi to San Francisco
Ave. Duration
15h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$380 - $1,100
Flights from Singapore Changi to San Francisco via Tokyo Narita
Ave. Duration
19h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$750 - $1,600
Flights from Sultan Abdul Aziz Shah to San Francisco via Penang, Hong Kong
Ave. Duration
24h
When
Wednesday, Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
$700 - $2,400
EVA Air
Website
evaair.com
Flights from Kuala Lumpur to San Francisco via Taiwan Taoyuan
Ave. Duration
18h 10m
When
Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$700 - $1,400
Flights from Singapore Changi to San Francisco via Taiwan Taoyuan
Ave. Duration
17h 50m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$650 - $3,200
Flights from Sultan Abdul Aziz Shah to San Francisco via Penang, Taiwan Taoyuan
Ave. Duration
20h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$800 - $1,600
Alaska Airlines, Inc.
Website
alaskaair.com
Flights from Kuala Lumpur to San Jose via Tokyo Narita, Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
21h 1m
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$700 - $2,800
Flights from Kuala Lumpur to San Jose via Taiwan Taoyuan, Seattle
Ave. Duration
22h 17m
When
Monday and Thursday
Estimated price
$700 - $1,400
Flights from Kuala Lumpur to San Jose via Osaka Kansai, Honolulu
Ave. Duration
23h 23m
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
$440 - $1,000
Flights from Kuala Lumpur to Oakland via Taiwan Taoyuan, Seattle
Ave. Duration
22h 33m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
$850 - $1,700
All Nippon Airways
Website
ana.co.jp
Flights from Kuala Lumpur to San Francisco via Tokyo Narita
Ave. Duration
18h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$700 - $2,800
Flights from Kuala Lumpur to San Jose via Tokyo Haneda
Ave. Duration
35h 10m
When
Monday, Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
$700 - $2,800
Flights from Singapore Changi to San Francisco via Tokyo Narita
Ave. Duration
19h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$750 - $1,600
Cathay Pacific
Website
cathaypacific.com
Flights from Kuala Lumpur to San Francisco via Hong Kong
Ave. Duration
24h 10m
When
Tuesday and Sunday
Estimated price
$600 - $1,600
Flights from Singapore Changi to San Francisco via Hong Kong
Ave. Duration
19h 20m
When
Tuesday
Estimated price
$750 - $1,000
Flights from Sultan Abdul Aziz Shah to San Francisco via Penang, Hong Kong
Ave. Duration
21h 20m
When
Wednesday
Estimated price
$700 - $1,800
Vietnam Airlines
Website
vietnamairlines.com
Flights from Kuala Lumpur to San Francisco via Tan Son Nhat
Ave. Duration
20h 10m
When
Wednesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$600 - $1,700
Flights from Singapore Changi to San Francisco via Tan Son Nhat
Ave. Duration
19h 40m
When
Wednesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$800 - $1,500
China Airlines
Website
china-airlines.com
Flights from Kuala Lumpur to San Francisco via Taiwan Taoyuan
Ave. Duration
20h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$750 - $2,100
Flights from Sultan Abdul Aziz Shah to San Francisco via Penang, Taiwan Taoyuan
Ave. Duration
23h 45m
When
Wednesday, Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
$900 - $2,300
Philippine Airlines
Website
philippineairlines.com
Flights from Kuala Lumpur to San Francisco via Manila
Ave. Duration
21h 45m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$490 - $1,300
Air Canada
Website
aircanada.com
Flights from Kuala Lumpur to San Jose via Hong Kong, Vancouver
Ave. Duration
20h 13m
When
Thursday
Estimated price
$650 - $2,700
Japan Airlines
Website
jal.com
Flights from Singapore Changi to San Francisco via Tokyo Narita
Ave. Duration
18h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$750 - $1,200
Train operators
KLIA Express
Phone
+603 2267 8000
Website
kliaekspres.com
Train from KL Sentral to Klia T1
Ave. Duration
37 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$8 - $12
Website
http://www.kliaekspres.com/
KTM ETS Malaysia Railway
Phone
03 2267 1200
Email
cllcenter@ktmb.com.my
Website
ktmb.com.my
Train from Kuala Lumpur to Ipoh
Ave. Duration
2h 27m
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$7 - $8
Website
http://www.ktmb.com.my
Silver
$5 - $6
Gold
$7 - $8
Platinum
$9 - $11
Bus operators
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
$22
Schedules at
kkkl.com.sg

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