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There are 6 ways to get from Kuala Lumpur to San Francisco by train, plane or bus

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Train to Kuala Lumpur, fly to San Francisco  •  20h 36m

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

$343 - $671

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Train to Ipoh, fly to San Francisco  •  25h 17m

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

$310 - $614

4 alternative options

Fly Sultan Abdul Aziz Shah to San Francisco  •  23h 5m

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

$474 - $808

Train to Kuala Lumpur, fly to San Jose, Caltrain  •  26h

  1. Take the train from KL Sentral to Klia T1
  2. Fly from Kuala Lumpur (KUL) to San Jose (SJC) KUL - SJC
  3. Take the Caltrain from Santa Clara Caltrain to San Francisco Caltrain

$461 - $883

Bus to Singapore Changi, fly to San Francisco  •  23h 46m

  1. Take the bus from KL Sentral to Bugis MRT Station
  2. Fly from Singapore Changi (SIN) to San Francisco (SFO) SIN - SFO

$377 - $731

Bus to Kuantan, fly to San Francisco  •  28h 1m

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

$317 - $624

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Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Kuala Lumpur to San Francisco is to bus and fly which costs RM 1300 - RM 2700 and takes 28h 1m.

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The quickest way to get from Kuala Lumpur to San Francisco is to train and fly which costs RM 1400 - RM 2900 and takes 20h 36m.

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The distance between Kuala Lumpur and San Francisco is 8494 miles.

It takes approximately 20h 36m to get from Kuala Lumpur to San Francisco, including transfers.

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There is no direct flight from Kuala Lumpur Airport to San Francisco Airport. The quickest flight takes 17h 5m and has one stopover.

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San Francisco is 15h behind Kuala Lumpur. It is currently 11:19 PM in Kuala Lumpur and 8:19 AM in San Francisco.

SilkAir, Cathay Dragon, Shanghai Airlines and nine other airlines offer flights from Kuala Lumpur Airport to San Francisco Airport.

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There are 603+ hotels available in San Francisco. 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 30 min and costs RM 3 - RM 11.

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Map of how to get from Kuala Lumpur to San Francisco.
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  • Distance: 8493.6 miles
  • Duration: 20h 36m

What companies run services between Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia and San Francisco, CA, USA?

Firefly, Cathay Dragon and eight other airlines fly from Kuala Lumpur to San Francisco hourly.

Airlines
Singapore Airlines
Website
singaporeair.com
Flights from Kuala Lumpur to San Francisco via Singapore Changi
Ave. Duration
18h 35m
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$340 - $800
Flights from Sultan Abdul Aziz Shah to San Francisco via Penang, Taiwan Taoyuan
Ave. Duration
19h 50m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$470 - $800
Flights from Sultan Abdul Aziz Shah to San Francisco via Sultan Syarif Kasim II, Singapore Changi
Ave. Duration
22h 15m
When
Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$420 - $950
Flights from Kuala Lumpur to San Jose via Xiamen, Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
21h 34m
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
$600 - $1,300
Flights from Kuala Lumpur to San Jose via Singapore Changi, Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
30h
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$460 - $1,100
Flights from Singapore Changi to San Francisco
Ave. Duration
15h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$360 - $850
Flights from Singapore Changi to San Francisco via Hong Kong
Ave. Duration
17h 45m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$360 - $850
Flights from Singapore Changi to San Francisco via Taiwan Taoyuan
Ave. Duration
19h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$420 - $700
Flights from Kuantan to San Francisco via Singapore Changi, Taiwan Taoyuan
Ave. Duration
22h 5m
When
Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$360 - $600
Flights from Kuantan to San Francisco via Singapore Changi, Hong Kong
Ave. Duration
22h 55m
When
Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$310 - $700
Flights from Kuantan to San Francisco via Kuala Lumpur, Singapore Changi
Ave. Duration
22h 10m
When
Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$310 - $700
Flights from Ipoh to San Francisco via Singapore Changi
Ave. Duration
20h 32m
When
Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$310 - $700
Flights from Ipoh to San Francisco via Singapore Changi, Taiwan Taoyuan
Ave. Duration
21h 37m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$360 - $600
Flights from Ipoh to San Francisco via Singapore Changi, Hong Kong
Ave. Duration
23h 5m
When
Wednesday
Estimated price
$310 - $750
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Kuala Lumpur to San Francisco via Tokyo Narita
Ave. Duration
18h 45m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$420 - $1,600
Flights from Kuala Lumpur to San Jose via Tokyo Narita, Denver
Ave. Duration
25h 8m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$750 - $1,900
Flights from Singapore Changi to San Francisco
Ave. Duration
15h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$550 - $1,500
Flights from Singapore Changi to San Francisco via Tokyo Narita
Ave. Duration
19h 45m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$460 - $1,700
Flights from Kuantan to San Francisco via Singapore Changi
Ave. Duration
23h 5m
When
Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$470 - $1,300
Flights from Kuantan to San Francisco via Singapore Changi, Hong Kong
Ave. Duration
22h 5m
When
Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$470 - $1,300
Flights from Ipoh to San Francisco via Singapore Changi
Ave. Duration
19h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$470 - $1,300
Malaysia Airlines
Website
malaysiaairlines.com
Flights from Kuala Lumpur to San Francisco via Hong Kong
Ave. Duration
18h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$380 - $1,000
Flights from Sultan Abdul Aziz Shah to San Francisco via Penang, Hong Kong
Ave. Duration
24h 55m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$450 - $1,200
Flights from Kuantan to San Francisco via Kuala Lumpur, Hong Kong
Ave. Duration
21h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$340 - $950
EVA Air
Website
evaair.com
Flights from Kuala Lumpur to San Francisco via Taiwan Taoyuan
Ave. Duration
19h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$390 - $650
Flights from Sultan Abdul Aziz Shah to San Francisco via Penang, Taiwan Taoyuan
Ave. Duration
19h 50m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$470 - $800
Flights from Singapore Changi to San Francisco via Taiwan Taoyuan
Ave. Duration
19h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$420 - $700
Flights from Kuantan to San Francisco via Kuala Lumpur, Taiwan Taoyuan
Ave. Duration
20h 40m
When
Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$360 - $600
Flights from Ipoh to San Francisco via Singapore Changi, Taiwan Taoyuan
Ave. Duration
21h 50m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$360 - $600
Cathay Pacific
Website
cathaypacific.com
Flights from Kuala Lumpur to San Francisco via Hong Kong
Ave. Duration
18h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$380 - $1,000
Flights from Sultan Abdul Aziz Shah to San Francisco via Penang, Hong Kong
Ave. Duration
23h 50m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$450 - $1,200
Flights from Singapore Changi to San Francisco via Hong Kong
Ave. Duration
19h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$410 - $1,100
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Kuala Lumpur to San Francisco via Hong Kong
Ave. Duration
18h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$380 - $1,000
Flights from Sultan Abdul Aziz Shah to San Francisco via Penang, Hong Kong
Ave. Duration
23h 50m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$450 - $1,200
Flights from Sultan Abdul Aziz Shah to San Francisco via Penang, Hong Kong, Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
23h 39m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$440 - $1,800
Flights from Singapore Changi to San Francisco via Tokyo Narita
Ave. Duration
18h 40m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$430 - $1,200
Flights from Singapore Changi to San Francisco via Hong Kong
Ave. Duration
19h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$410 - $1,100
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from Kuala Lumpur to San Jose via Manila, Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
20h 45m
When
Tuesday and Thursday
Estimated price
$440 - $850
Flights from Kuala Lumpur to San Jose via Tokyo Haneda, Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
21h 5m
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$550 - $2,000
Flights from Kuala Lumpur to San Jose via Taiwan Taoyuan, Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
21h 20m
When
Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
$500 - $850
Flights from Kuala Lumpur to San Jose via Tokyo Narita, Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
21h 30m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$550 - $2,000
Flights from Kuala Lumpur to San Jose via Taiwan Taoyuan, Seattle
Ave. Duration
21h 45m
When
Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
$500 - $850
Flights from Kuala Lumpur to San Jose via Taiwan Taoyuan, Ontario/San Bernardino
Ave. Duration
22h 20m
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$500 - $900
Flights from Kuala Lumpur to San Jose via Guangzhou Baiyun, Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
23h 10m
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$600 - $2,500
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Kuala Lumpur to San Francisco via Taiwan Taoyuan
Ave. Duration
20h 55m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$390 - $700
Flights from Kuala Lumpur to San Francisco via Shanghai Pudong
Ave. Duration
22h 35m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$310 - $1,400
Flights from Kuala Lumpur to San Jose via Incheon, Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
28h 28m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$650 - $1,800
Flights from Kuala Lumpur to San Jose via Shanghai Pudong, Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
25h 53m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$400 - $1,800
Flights from Kuala Lumpur to San Jose via Shanghai Pudong, Seattle
Ave. Duration
23h 49m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$500 - $5,500
Flights from Singapore Changi to San Francisco via Incheon
Ave. Duration
19h
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$550 - $1,400
Air Canada
Website
aircanada.com
Flights from Kuala Lumpur to San Jose via Tokyo Narita, Vancouver
Ave. Duration
25h 47m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$600 - $2,000
Flights from Kuala Lumpur to San Jose via Hong Kong, Vancouver
Ave. Duration
25h 34m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$600 - $2,000
Flights from Kuala Lumpur to San Jose via Xiamen, Vancouver
Ave. Duration
22h 47m
When
Monday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
$550 - $1,200
Flights from Kuala Lumpur to San Jose via Taiwan Taoyuan, Vancouver
Ave. Duration
22h 57m
When
Thursday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$600 - $2,000
Flights from Kuala Lumpur to San Jose via Guangzhou Baiyun, Vancouver
Ave. Duration
24h 2m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$550 - $2,400
Philippine Airlines
Website
philippineairlines.com
Flights from Kuala Lumpur to San Francisco via Manila
Ave. Duration
17h 45m
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
$330 - $650
Flights from Singapore Changi to San Francisco via Manila
Ave. Duration
19h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$350 - $700
Flights from Kuantan to San Francisco via Kuala Lumpur, Manila
Ave. Duration
22h 40m
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
$300 - $600
Flights from Ipoh to San Francisco via Singapore Changi, Manila
Ave. Duration
21h 45m
When
Tuesday
Estimated price
$300 - $600
All Nippon Airways
Website
ana.co.jp
Flights from Kuala Lumpur to San Francisco via Tokyo Narita
Ave. Duration
18h 45m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$420 - $1,600
Flights from Kuala Lumpur to San Jose via Tokyo Haneda
Ave. Duration
35h 35m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$500 - $2,000
Flights from Singapore Changi to San Francisco via Tokyo Narita
Ave. Duration
19h 45m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$460 - $1,700
China Airlines
Website
china-airlines.com
Flights from Kuala Lumpur to San Francisco via Taiwan Taoyuan
Ave. Duration
20h 55m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$390 - $700
Flights from Kuala Lumpur to San Jose via Osaka Kansai, Honolulu
Ave. Duration
22h 25m
When
Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$320 - $900
China Southern Airlines
Website
csair.com
Flights from Kuala Lumpur to San Francisco via Guangzhou Baiyun
Ave. Duration
21h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$460 - $1,900
Flights from Sultan Abdul Aziz Shah to San Francisco via Penang, Guangzhou Baiyun
Ave. Duration
27h 55m
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$550 - $2,300
China Eastern Airlines
Website
en.ceair.com
Flights from Kuala Lumpur to San Francisco via Shanghai Pudong
Ave. Duration
22h 35m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$310 - $1,400
Flights from Kuala Lumpur to San Jose via Shanghai Pudong, Seattle
Ave. Duration
23h 49m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$500 - $5,500
Korean Air
Website
koreanair.com
Flights from Kuala Lumpur to San Jose via Osaka Kansai, Honolulu
Ave. Duration
22h 25m
When
Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$320 - $900
Flights from Singapore Changi to San Francisco via Incheon
Ave. Duration
19h
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$550 - $1,400
Alaska Airlines, Inc.
Website
alaskaair.com
Flights from Kuala Lumpur to San Jose via Xiamen, Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
21h 34m
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
$600 - $1,300
Hawaiian Airlines
Website
hawaiianairlines.com
Flights from Kuala Lumpur to San Jose via Osaka Kansai, Honolulu
Ave. Duration
22h 25m
When
Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$320 - $900
Japan Airlines
Website
jal.com
Flights from Singapore Changi to San Francisco via Tokyo Narita
Ave. Duration
18h 40m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$430 - $1,200
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
$9 - $17
Website
http://www.kliaekspres.com/
Caltrain
Phone
+1 650-508-6200
Website
caltrain.com
Train from Santa Clara Caltrain to San Francisco Caltrain
Ave. Duration
1h 30m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$9 - $12
Schedules at
caltrain.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 35m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$5 - $9
Website
http://www.ktmb.com.my
Silver
$5 - $6
Gold
$7 - $9
Platinum
$9 - $12
Bus operators
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
$23
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
$6
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
$6
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
$6
Schedules at
plusliner.com.my
Book at
easybook.com

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