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There are 6 ways to get from Kuala Lumpur to San Francisco 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.

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Train to Kuala Lumpur, fly to San Francisco  •  20h 29m

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

$346 - $676

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Bus to Singapore Changi, fly to San Francisco  •  23h 34m

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

$300 - $885

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Fly Sultan Abdul Aziz Shah to San Francisco  •  22h 40m

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

$857 - $1,212

Train to Kuala Lumpur, fly to San Jose, Caltrain  •  23h 31m

  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 - $1,234

Train to Ipoh, fly to San Francisco  •  25h 2m

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

$612 - $1,718

Bus to Kuantan, fly to San Francisco  •  27h 14m

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

$460 - $1,128

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Kuala Lumpur to San Francisco is to train and fly which costs RM 1400 - RM 2900 and takes 20h 29m.

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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 29m.

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The distance between Kuala Lumpur and San Francisco is 13590 km.

It takes approximately 20h 29m 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 1:45 PM in Kuala Lumpur and 10:45 PM in San Francisco.

SilkAir, Cathay Dragon, Shanghai Airlines and 11 other airlines offer flights from Kuala Lumpur Airport to San Francisco Airport.

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There are 665+ hotels available in San Francisco. Prices start at $105 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 30m 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 29m

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

Malindo Airways, China Southern Airlines 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 30m
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$380 - $1,000
Flights from Kuala Lumpur to San Francisco via Taiwan Taoyuan
Ave. Duration
17h 20m
When
Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$450 - $1,000
Flights from Sultan Abdul Aziz Shah to San Francisco via Penang, Taiwan Taoyuan
Ave. Duration
19h 47m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$500 - $2,100
Flights from Singapore Changi to San Francisco
Ave. Duration
15h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$420 - $2,200
Flights from Singapore Changi to San Francisco via Hong Kong
Ave. Duration
17h 45m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$420 - $2,200
Flights from Singapore Changi to San Francisco via Taiwan Taoyuan
Ave. Duration
18h 55m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$470 - $1,800
Flights from Ipoh to San Francisco via Singapore Changi
Ave. Duration
20h 22m
When
Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$600 - $1,700
Flights from Ipoh to San Francisco via Singapore Changi, Taiwan Taoyuan
Ave. Duration
21h 12m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$500 - $2,100
Flights from Ipoh to San Francisco via Singapore Changi, Hong Kong
Ave. Duration
23h 5m
When
Wednesday
Estimated price
$600 - $1,700
Flights from Ipoh to San Francisco via Singapore Changi, Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
22h
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$600 - $1,800
Flights from Kuantan to San Francisco via Singapore Changi, Taiwan Taoyuan
Ave. Duration
21h 40m
When
Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$370 - $1,500
Flights from Kuantan to San Francisco via Singapore Changi, Hong Kong
Ave. Duration
22h 55m
When
Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$430 - $1,200
Flights from Kuantan to San Francisco via Kuala Lumpur, Singapore Changi
Ave. Duration
22h
When
Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$430 - $1,200
EVA Air
Website
evaair.com
Flights from Kuala Lumpur to San Francisco via Taiwan Taoyuan
Ave. Duration
18h 23m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$450 - $1,000
Flights from Sultan Abdul Aziz Shah to San Francisco via Penang, Taiwan Taoyuan
Ave. Duration
19h 47m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$500 - $2,100
Flights from Sultan Abdul Aziz Shah to San Francisco via Sultan Ismail Petra, Kuala Lumpur, Taiwan Taoyuan
Ave. Duration
23h 50m
When
Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
$550 - $2,100
Flights from Singapore Changi to San Francisco via Taiwan Taoyuan
Ave. Duration
18h 55m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$470 - $1,800
Flights from Ipoh to San Francisco via Singapore Changi, Taiwan Taoyuan
Ave. Duration
21h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$500 - $2,100
Flights from Kuantan to San Francisco via Kuala Lumpur, Taiwan Taoyuan
Ave. Duration
20h 15m
When
Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$370 - $1,500
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Kuala Lumpur to San Francisco via Tokyo Narita
Ave. Duration
18h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$800 - $1,400
Flights from Sultan Abdul Aziz Shah to San Francisco via Langkawi, Chengdu
Ave. Duration
28h 20m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$800 - $3,000
Flights from Kuala Lumpur to San Jose via Tokyo Narita
Ave. Duration
18h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$500 - $1,500
Flights from Singapore Changi to San Francisco
Ave. Duration
15h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$440 - $2,000
Flights from Singapore Changi to San Francisco via Tokyo Narita
Ave. Duration
19h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$440 - $2,700
Flights from Ipoh to San Francisco via Singapore Changi
Ave. Duration
18h 55m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$750 - $2,900
Flights from Kuantan to San Francisco via Singapore Changi
Ave. Duration
23h
When
Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$500 - $2,100
Cathay Pacific
Website
cathaypacific.com
Flights from Kuala Lumpur to San Francisco via Hong Kong
Ave. Duration
17h 41m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$550 - $1,500
Flights from Sultan Abdul Aziz Shah to San Francisco via Penang, Hong Kong
Ave. Duration
20h 30m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$600 - $1,600
Flights from Singapore Changi to San Francisco via Hong Kong
Ave. Duration
18h 46m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$550 - $2,000
Malaysia Airlines
Website
malaysiaairlines.com
Flights from Kuala Lumpur to San Francisco via Hong Kong
Ave. Duration
17h 41m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$550 - $1,500
Flights from Sultan Abdul Aziz Shah to San Francisco via Penang, Hong Kong
Ave. Duration
29h 5m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$600 - $1,600
Flights from Kuantan to San Francisco via Kuala Lumpur, Hong Kong
Ave. Duration
20h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$440 - $1,100
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Kuala Lumpur to San Jose via Tokyo Narita, Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
22h 8m
When
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$500 - $2,300
Flights from Singapore Changi to San Francisco via Hong Kong
Ave. Duration
18h 46m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$550 - $2,000
All Nippon Airways
Website
ana.co.jp
Flights from Kuala Lumpur to San Francisco via Tokyo Narita
Ave. Duration
18h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$800 - $1,400
Flights from Kuala Lumpur to San Jose via Tokyo Narita
Ave. Duration
18h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$500 - $1,500
Flights from Singapore Changi to San Francisco via Tokyo Narita
Ave. Duration
19h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$440 - $2,700
Philippine Airlines
Website
philippineairlines.com
Flights from Kuala Lumpur to San Francisco via Manila
Ave. Duration
20h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$800 - $1,400
Flights from Singapore Changi to San Francisco via Manila
Ave. Duration
19h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$500 - $1,300
China Airlines
Website
china-airlines.com
Flights from Kuala Lumpur to San Francisco via Taiwan Taoyuan
Ave. Duration
20h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$420 - $900
Flights from Kuala Lumpur to San Jose via Taiwan Taoyuan, Honolulu
Ave. Duration
22h 5m
When
Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$440 - $1,200
China Southern Airlines
Website
csair.com
Flights from Kuala Lumpur to San Francisco via Guangzhou Baiyun
Ave. Duration
21h 15m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$600 - $1,300
Flights from Sultan Abdul Aziz Shah to San Francisco via Penang, Guangzhou Baiyun
Ave. Duration
21h 30m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$600 - $1,700
Korean Air
Website
koreanair.com
Flights from Kuala Lumpur to San Francisco via Incheon
Ave. Duration
26h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$500 - $1,200
Flights from Singapore Changi to San Francisco via Incheon
Ave. Duration
18h 40m
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$460 - $1,900
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
$600 - $3,400
Air Canada
Website
aircanada.com
Flights from Kuala Lumpur to San Jose via Hong Kong, Vancouver
Ave. Duration
24h 16m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$600 - $2,100
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
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 33m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$5 - $9
Schedules at
ktmb.com.my
Book at
12go.asia
Silver
$5 - $6
Gold
$7 - $9
Platinum
$9 - $11
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
$22
Schedules at
kkkl.com.sg
Etika Express
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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