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

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Fly from Kuala Lumpur

  1. Fly from Kuala Lumpur (KUL) to Cairns (CNS)

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Bus to Singapore Changi, fly

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

2 alternative options

Train to Ipoh, fly

  1. Take the train from Kuala Lumpur to Ipoh
  2. Fly from Ipoh (IPH) to Cairns (CNS)

Fly from Sultan Abdul Aziz Shah

  1. Fly from Sultan Abdul Aziz Shah (SZB) to Cairns (CNS)
Malaysia → Australia
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International entry into Australia from Malaysia

  • Entry is fully open for citizens and permanent residents of Malaysia
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Allowed for: All visitors

Restricted for: There are no current restrictions

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Conditions of entry into Australia from Malaysia

  • No COVID-19 testing required
  • The exact quarantine requirements depend on the regulations in each federal state
  • Travel Declaration required prior to arrival
This applies to arrivals from all countries, with no exceptions

Rules to follow in Australia

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Regional advice

Regional advice

Considerations leaving from Malaysia

The official advice is to avoid non-essential international travel to high risk countries

Frequently Asked Questions


Yes, entry into Australia is currently allowed from Malaysia.

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Domestic travel is not restricted, but some conditions may apply

  • Face masks are recommended
  • Regional restriction measures in place
  • Domestic border crossings may be subject to approval, testing and quarantine

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The national COVID-19 helpline number in Port Douglas is 1800 020 080.

Wearing a face mask on public transport in Port Douglas is subject to regional advice.

Make yourself known to an official member of staff and/or call the national coronavirus helpline number on 1800 020 080.

Yes, entry into Malaysia from Australia is currently restricted.

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Last updated: 15 May 2022
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Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Kuala Lumpur to Port Douglas is to fly which costs RM 1400 - RM 2200 and takes 15h 15m.

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The fastest way to get from Kuala Lumpur to Port Douglas is to fly. Taking this option will cost RM 1400 - RM 2200 and takes 15h 15m.

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The distance between Kuala Lumpur and Port Douglas is 5279 km.

It takes approximately 15h 15m to get from Kuala Lumpur to Port Douglas, including transfers.

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There is no direct flight from Kuala Lumpur Airport to Cairns Airport. The quickest flight takes 12h 20m and has one stopover.

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Port Douglas is 2h ahead of Kuala Lumpur. It is currently 7:58 PM in Kuala Lumpur and 9:58 PM in Port Douglas.

Jetstar, AirAsia, Qantas and three other airlines offer flights from Kuala Lumpur Airport to Cairns Airport.

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There are 170+ hotels available in Port Douglas. Prices start at $150 AUD 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 Port Douglas.
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  • Distance: 5279.5 km
  • Duration: 15h 15m

What companies run services between Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia and Port Douglas, QLD, Australia?

Malaysia Airlines, Jetstar and seven other airlines fly from Kuala Lumpur to Port Douglas hourly.

Airlines
Singapore Airlines
Website
singaporeair.com
Flights from Kuala Lumpur to Cairns via Singapore Changi
Ave. Duration
14h 2m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$750 - $1,600
Flights from Kuala Lumpur to Cairns via Singapore Changi, Brisbane
Ave. Duration
14h 40m
When
Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$750 - $1,600
Flights from Kuala Lumpur to Cairns via Sydney
Ave. Duration
12h 55m
When
Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$480 - $1,300
Flights from Ipoh to Cairns via Singapore Changi, Sydney
Ave. Duration
16h 20m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$700 - $2,000
Flights from Ipoh to Cairns via Singapore Changi, Brisbane
Ave. Duration
16h 35m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
$650 - $1,900
Flights from Ipoh to Cairns via Singapore Changi
Ave. Duration
22h 40m
When
Thursday
Estimated price
$500 - $1,500
Flights from Singapore Changi to Cairns
Ave. Duration
6h 40m
When
Monday, Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
$550 - $2,900
Flights from Singapore Changi to Cairns via Brisbane
Ave. Duration
11h 50m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$550 - $2,900
Flights from Singapore Changi to Cairns via Sydney
Ave. Duration
12h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$550 - $2,900
Flights from Sultan Abdul Aziz Shah to Cairns via Penang, Singapore Changi
Ave. Duration
18h 55m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$420 - $1,300
Flights from Sultan Abdul Aziz Shah to Cairns via Langkawi, Singapore Changi
Ave. Duration
23h 25m
When
Tuesday and Sunday
Estimated price
$440 - $1,300
Flights from Sultan Abdul Aziz Shah to Cairns via Kuala Trengganu, Kuala Lumpur, Singapore Changi
Ave. Duration
22h 55m
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
$430 - $1,300
Flights from Sultan Abdul Aziz Shah to Cairns via Sultan Ismail Petra, Kuala Lumpur, Singapore Changi
Ave. Duration
23h 15m
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
$430 - $1,300
Qantas
Website
qantas.com
Flights from Kuala Lumpur to Cairns via Brisbane
Ave. Duration
11h 15m
When
Thursday
Estimated price
$450 - $1,300
Flights from Kuala Lumpur to Cairns via Melbourne
Ave. Duration
12h 55m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$490 - $1,300
Flights from Kuala Lumpur to Cairns via Ngurah Rai
Ave. Duration
14h 5m
When
Thursday
Estimated price
$210 - $550
Flights from Ipoh to Cairns via Singapore Changi, Ngurah Rai
Ave. Duration
17h 50m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$340 - $850
Flights from Ipoh to Cairns via Singapore Changi, Melbourne
Ave. Duration
18h 20m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
$700 - $2,000
Flights from Singapore Changi to Cairns via Brisbane
Ave. Duration
13h 11m
When
Monday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
$600 - $1,400
Flights from Singapore Changi to Cairns via Sydney
Ave. Duration
13h 35m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$600 - $1,400
Flights from Singapore Changi to Cairns via Melbourne
Ave. Duration
14h 20m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
$600 - $1,400
Flights from Sultan Abdul Aziz Shah to Cairns via Senai, Kuala Lumpur, Brisbane
Ave. Duration
16h 45m
When
Thursday
Estimated price
$550 - $1,600
Flights from Sultan Abdul Aziz Shah to Cairns via Penang, Kuala Lumpur, Brisbane
Ave. Duration
17h 30m
When
Thursday
Estimated price
$550 - $1,600
Flights from Sultan Abdul Aziz Shah to Cairns via Penang, Singapore Changi, Ngurah Rai
Ave. Duration
13h 40m
When
Thursday
Estimated price
$280 - $700
Jetstar
Website
jetstar.com
Flights from Kuala Lumpur to Cairns via Ngurah Rai
Ave. Duration
14h 5m
When
Thursday
Estimated price
$210 - $550
Flights from Ipoh to Cairns via Singapore Changi, Ngurah Rai
Ave. Duration
17h 50m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$340 - $850
Flights from Singapore Changi to Cairns via Brisbane
Ave. Duration
12h 35m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$600 - $1,400
Flights from Sultan Abdul Aziz Shah to Cairns via Penang, Singapore Changi, Ngurah Rai
Ave. Duration
13h 40m
When
Thursday
Estimated price
$280 - $700
Virgin Australia
Website
virginaustralia.com
Flights from Kuala Lumpur to Cairns via Sydney
Ave. Duration
12h 55m
When
Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$480 - $1,300
Flights from Ipoh to Cairns via Singapore Changi, Gold Coast
Ave. Duration
17h 10m
When
Monday and Wednesday
Estimated price
$380 - $1,000
Air Niugini
Website
airniugini.com.pg
Flights from Ipoh to Cairns via Singapore Changi, Port Moresby
Ave. Duration
23h 40m
When
Thursday
Estimated price
$950 - $2,100
Train operators
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
Twice daily
Estimated price
$10 - $12
Website
http://www.ktmb.com.my
Silver
$7 - $9
Gold
$10 - $12
Platinum
$13 - $16
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
$32
Schedules at
kkkl.com.sg

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