There are 2 ways to get from Kuala Lumpur to Semporna by train, plane, taxi or bus

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Train, fly to Tawau, taxi  •  5 h 45 min

  1. Take the train from KL Sentral to Klia T1
  2. Fly from Kuala Lumpur (KUL) to Tawau (TWU) KUL - TWU
  3. Take a taxi from Tawau to Semporna

$67 - $232

1 alternative option

Train, fly to Lahad Datu, bus  •  9 h 47 min

  1. Take the train from KL Sentral to Klia T1
  2. Fly from Kuala Lumpur (KUL) to Lahad Datu (LDU) KUL - LDU
  3. Take the bus from Lahad Datu to Semporna

$99 - $486

Questions & Answers

The distance between Kuala Lumpur and Semporna is 1883 km.

It takes approximately 5 h 45 min to get from Kuala Lumpur to Semporna, including transfers.

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The quickest flight from Kuala Lumpur Airport to Tawau Airport is the direct flight which takes 2 h 45 min.

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Malaysia Airlines and AirAsia offer flights from Kuala Lumpur Airport to Tawau Airport.

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There are 55+ hotels available in Semporna. Prices start at $13 USD per night.

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Map of how to get from Kuala Lumpur to Semporna.
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  • Distance: 1176.8 miles
  • Duration: 5 h 45 min

What companies run services between Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia and Semporna, Malaysia?

There is no direct connection from Kuala Lumpur to Semporna. However, you can take the train to Klia T1, take the walk to Kuala Lumpur airport, fly to Tawau, then take the taxi to Semporna. Alternatively, you can take the train to Klia T1, take the walk to Kuala Lumpur airport, fly to Lahad Datu, take the walk to Lahad Datu, then take the bus to Semporna.

Airlines
Malaysia Airlines
Website
malaysiaairlines.com
Flights from Kuala Lumpur to Tawau
Ave. Duration
2 h 52 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$55 - $550
Flights from Kuala Lumpur to Tawau via Kota Kinabalu
Ave. Duration
5 h 22 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$55 - $550
Flights from Kuala Lumpur to Tawau via Sandakan
Ave. Duration
6 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$55 - $550
Flights from Kuala Lumpur to Lahad Datu via Kota Kinabalu
Ave. Duration
6 h 3 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $800
Flights from Kuala Lumpur to Lahad Datu via Kuching, Kota Kinabalu
Ave. Duration
6 h 35 min
When
Monday, Wednesday and Sunday
Estimated price
$160 - $850
Flights from Kuala Lumpur to Lahad Datu via Labuan, Kota Kinabalu
Ave. Duration
8 h 35 min
When
Tuesday and Friday
Estimated price
$160 - $850
Flights from Kuala Lumpur to Lahad Datu via Sibu, Kota Kinabalu
Ave. Duration
8 h 40 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $850
Flights from Kuala Lumpur to Lahad Datu via Bintulu, Kota Kinabalu
Ave. Duration
8 h 45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $850
AirAsia
Website
airasia.com
Flights from Kuala Lumpur to Tawau
Ave. Duration
2 h 55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$35 - $340
Flights from Kuala Lumpur to Tawau via Kota Kinabalu
Ave. Duration
4 h 58 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$35 - $340
Flights from Kuala Lumpur to Tawau via Johor Bahru
Ave. Duration
5 h 55 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$35 - $340
Train operators
KLIA Express
Website
kliaekspres.com
Train from KL Sentral to Klia T1
Ave. Duration
30 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$9 - $17
Schedules at
kliaekspres.com
Bus operators
Dyana Express
Website
facebook.com
Bus from Lahad Datu to Semporna
Ave. Duration
2 h 10 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$9
Schedules at
dyanaexpressblog.blogspot.my
Other operators
Taxi from Tawau to Semporna
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
Estimated price
$27 - $35
Pertubuhan Pemandu & Pengusaha Teksi
Phone
+60 89-776 475

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