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There are 5 ways to get from Kuala Lumpur to Sydney by train, plane or bus

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Train to Kuala Lumpur, fly  •  11h 19m

  1. Take the train from KL Sentral to Klia T1
  2. Fly from Kuala Lumpur (KUL) to Sydney (SYD) KUL - SYD

$1,630 - $3,535

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Bus to Kuantan, fly  •  18h 54m

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

$249 - $795

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Fly from Sultan Abdul Aziz Shah  •  15h 27m

  1. Fly from Sultan Abdul Aziz Shah (SZB) to Sydney (SYD) SZB - SYD

$289 - $971

Bus to Singapore Changi, fly  •  15h 46m

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

$549 - $1,851

Train to Ipoh, fly  •  19h 40m

  1. Take the train from Kuala Lumpur to Ipoh
  2. Fly from Ipoh (IPH) to Sydney (SYD) IPH - SYD

$299 - $830

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Conditions of entry into Australia from Malaysia

  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 3 days before arrival
  • 14-day mandatory monitored quarantine
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Domestic travel is not restricted, but some conditions may apply

  • Face masks are recommended
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The national COVID-19 helpline number in Sydney is 1800 020 080.

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

The social distance requirement in Sydney is 1.5 metres.

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The cheapest way to get from Kuala Lumpur to Sydney is to bus and fly which costs RM 750 - RM 2600 and takes 18h 54m.

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The fastest way to get from Kuala Lumpur to Sydney is to train and fly which takes 11h 19m and costs RM 5000 - RM 12000.

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The distance between Kuala Lumpur and Sydney is 6614 km.

It takes approximately 11h 19m to get from Kuala Lumpur to Sydney, including transfers.

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The quickest flight from Kuala Lumpur Airport to Sydney Airport is the direct flight which takes 8h 10m.

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Sydney is 2h ahead of Kuala Lumpur. It is currently 1:02 PM in Kuala Lumpur and 3:02 PM in Sydney.

AirAsia X, British Airways, Malaysia Airlines and four other airlines offer flights from Kuala Lumpur Airport to Sydney Airport.

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There are 755+ hotels available in Sydney. Prices start at $125 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 30 min and costs RM 3 - RM 11.

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Map of how to get from Kuala Lumpur to Sydney.
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  • Distance: 6614.2 km
  • Duration: 11h 19m

What companies run services between Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia and Sydney, NSW, Australia?

Firefly, Malaysia Airlines and eight other airlines fly from Kuala Lumpur to Sydney hourly.

Airlines
Singapore Airlines
Website
singaporeair.com
Flights from Kuala Lumpur to Sydney via Singapore Changi
Ave. Duration
12h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$1,200 - $3,900
Flights from Sultan Abdul Aziz Shah to Sydney via Senai, Kuala Lumpur, Brisbane
Ave. Duration
15h 55m
When
Monday and Thursday
Estimated price
$550 - $1,100
Flights from Sultan Abdul Aziz Shah to Sydney via Sultan Ismail Petra, Kuala Lumpur, Brisbane
Ave. Duration
16h 40m
When
Monday and Thursday
Estimated price
$550 - $1,100
Flights from Sultan Abdul Aziz Shah to Sydney via Penang, Singapore Changi
Ave. Duration
13h 45m
When
Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$430 - $1,200
Flights from Sultan Abdul Aziz Shah to Sydney via Penang, Kuala Lumpur, Brisbane
Ave. Duration
16h 50m
When
Monday and Thursday
Estimated price
$550 - $1,100
Flights from Singapore Changi to Sydney
Ave. Duration
7h 40m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$600 - $4,500
Flights from Ipoh to Sydney via Singapore Changi
Ave. Duration
19h 45m
When
Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$340 - $950
Flights from Ipoh to Sydney via Singapore Changi, Brisbane
Ave. Duration
17h
When
Friday
Estimated price
$360 - $1,000
Flights from Ipoh to Sydney via Singapore Changi, Auckland
Ave. Duration
19h 10m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$470 - $1,300
Flights from Ipoh to Sydney via Singapore Changi, Adelaide
Ave. Duration
20h 50m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$350 - $950
Flights from Ipoh to Sydney via Singapore Changi, Perth
Ave. Duration
21h 10m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$370 - $1,000
Flights from Ipoh to Sydney via Singapore Changi, Christchurch
Ave. Duration
24h 20m
When
Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$600 - $2,200
Flights from Kuantan to Sydney via Kuala Lumpur, Brisbane
Ave. Duration
12h 50m
When
Thursday
Estimated price
$440 - $850
AirAsia X
Website
airasiax.com
Flights from Kuala Lumpur to Sydney
Ave. Duration
8h 10m
When
Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$240 - $850
Flights from Sultan Abdul Aziz Shah to Sydney via Penang, Kuala Lumpur
Ave. Duration
12h 40m
When
Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$270 - $950
Flights from Sultan Abdul Aziz Shah to Sydney via Senai, Kuala Lumpur
Ave. Duration
15h 5m
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
$270 - $950
Flights from Sultan Abdul Aziz Shah to Sydney via Langkawi, Kuala Lumpur
Ave. Duration
18h 10m
When
Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$280 - $1,000
Flights from Sultan Abdul Aziz Shah to Sydney via Sultan Ismail Petra, Kuala Lumpur
Ave. Duration
15h 7m
When
Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$280 - $950
Flights from Sultan Abdul Aziz Shah to Sydney via Kuala Trengganu, Kuala Lumpur
Ave. Duration
20h 35m
When
Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
$280 - $950
Flights from Kuantan to Sydney via Kuala Lumpur
Ave. Duration
12h
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
$210 - $750
Qantas
Website
qantas.com
Flights from Singapore Changi to Sydney
Ave. Duration
8h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$550 - $1,300
Flights from Singapore Changi to Sydney via Melbourne
Ave. Duration
9h 45m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$550 - $1,400
Flights from Singapore Changi to Sydney via Brisbane
Ave. Duration
10h 35m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$600 - $1,400
Flights from Ipoh to Sydney via Singapore Changi, Melbourne
Ave. Duration
16h 15m
When
Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$500 - $1,200
Flights from Ipoh to Sydney via Singapore Changi, Soekarno–Hatta
Ave. Duration
14h
When
Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$480 - $1,200
Flights from Ipoh to Sydney via Singapore Changi, Brisbane
Ave. Duration
17h 35m
When
Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$500 - $1,200
Flights from Kuantan to Sydney via Kuala Lumpur, Soekarno–Hatta
Ave. Duration
16h 15m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$480 - $1,100
Malaysia Airlines
Website
malaysiaairlines.com
Flights from Kuala Lumpur to Sydney
Ave. Duration
8h 25m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$480 - $900
Flights from Sultan Abdul Aziz Shah to Sydney via Penang, Kuala Lumpur
Ave. Duration
22h 25m
When
Friday
Estimated price
$500 - $1,000
Flights from Sultan Abdul Aziz Shah to Sydney via Sultan Ismail Petra, Kuala Lumpur
Ave. Duration
25h 35m
When
Friday
Estimated price
$500 - $1,000
Flights from Kuantan to Sydney via Kuala Lumpur
Ave. Duration
21h 45m
When
Friday
Estimated price
$420 - $800
Firefly
Website
fireflyz.com.my
Flights from Kuala Lumpur to Sydney
Ave. Duration
8h 25m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$480 - $900
Flights from Sultan Abdul Aziz Shah to Sydney via Penang, Kuala Lumpur
Ave. Duration
22h 25m
When
Friday
Estimated price
$500 - $1,000
Flights from Sultan Abdul Aziz Shah to Sydney via Sultan Ismail Petra, Kuala Lumpur
Ave. Duration
25h 35m
When
Friday
Estimated price
$500 - $1,000
Flights from Kuantan to Sydney via Kuala Lumpur
Ave. Duration
21h 45m
When
Friday
Estimated price
$420 - $800
Virgin Australia
Website
virginaustralia.com
Flights from Sultan Abdul Aziz Shah to Sydney via Senai, Kuala Lumpur, Brisbane
Ave. Duration
15h 55m
When
Monday and Thursday
Estimated price
$550 - $1,100
Flights from Sultan Abdul Aziz Shah to Sydney via Sultan Ismail Petra, Kuala Lumpur, Brisbane
Ave. Duration
16h 40m
When
Monday and Thursday
Estimated price
$550 - $1,100
Flights from Sultan Abdul Aziz Shah to Sydney via Penang, Kuala Lumpur, Brisbane
Ave. Duration
16h 50m
When
Monday and Thursday
Estimated price
$550 - $1,100
Flights from Kuantan to Sydney via Kuala Lumpur, Brisbane
Ave. Duration
12h 50m
When
Thursday
Estimated price
$440 - $850
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from Singapore Changi to Sydney
Ave. Duration
7h 45m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$310 - $950
Flights from Ipoh to Sydney via Singapore Changi
Ave. Duration
18h 10m
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
$270 - $800
Flights from Kuantan to Sydney via Kuala Lumpur, Singapore Changi
Ave. Duration
17h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$270 - $800
Vietnam Airlines
Website
vietnamairlines.com
Flights from Kuala Lumpur to Sydney via Tan Son Nhat
Ave. Duration
16h 5m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$600 - $2,700
Flights from Ipoh to Sydney via Singapore Changi, Tan Son Nhat
Ave. Duration
17h 5m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$550 - $2,500
Garuda Indonesia
Website
garuda-indonesia.com
Flights from Kuala Lumpur to Sydney via Soekarno–Hatta
Ave. Duration
11h 55m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$420 - $950
Cathay Pacific
Website
cathaypacific.com
Flights from Kuala Lumpur to Sydney via Hong Kong
Ave. Duration
15h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$3,520 - $3,550
Train operators
KLIA Express
Phone
+603 2267 8000
Website
kliaekspres.com
Train from KL Sentral to Klia T1
Ave. Duration
37 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$11 - $18
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
Hourly
Estimated price
$10 - $12
Website
http://www.ktmb.com.my
Silver
$7 - $8
Gold
$10 - $12
Platinum
$13 - $15
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
$30
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
$8
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
$8
Schedules at
busonlineticket.com
Book at
easybook.com
Plusliner
Phone
+60 3 4045 8878
Email
talk2us@ktb.com.my
Website
redbus.my
Bus from Terminal Bersepadu Selatan to Universiti Malaysia Pahang
Ave. Duration
3h 33m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$8
Schedules at
redbus.my

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