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There are 2 ways to get from Kuching to Kuala Lumpur by plane or train

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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Fly to Kuala Lumpur, train  •  2h 35m

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

RM 302 - RM 1608

Cheapest option

Fly to Sultan Abdul Aziz Shah  •  4h 48m

  1. Fly from Kuching (KCH) to Sultan Abdul Aziz Shah (SZB) KCH - SZB

RM 235 - RM 699

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Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Kuching to Kuala Lumpur is to fly which costs RM 230 - RM 700 and takes 4h 48m.

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The quickest way to get from Kuching to Kuala Lumpur is to fly and train which costs RM 300 - RM 1700 and takes 2h 35m.

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The distance between Kuching and Kuala Lumpur is 976 km.

It takes approximately 2h 35m to get from Kuching to Kuala Lumpur, including transfers.

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The quickest flight from Kuching Airport to Kuala Lumpur Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h 35m.

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Malindo Airways, Malaysia Airlines and AirAsia offer flights from Kuching Airport to Kuala Lumpur Airport.

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There are 4114+ hotels available in Kuala Lumpur. Prices start at RM 500 per night.

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The best way to get from Kuching to Kuching Airport is to taxi which takes 8 min and costs RM 30 - RM 40.

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Map of how to get from Kuching to Kuala Lumpur.
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  • Distance: 976.1 km
  • Duration: 2h 35m

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

Malindo Airways, Malaysia Airlines and three other airlines fly from Kuching to Kuala Lumpur hourly.

Airlines
Malaysia Airlines
Website
malaysiaairlines.com
Flights from Kuching to Kuala Lumpur
Ave. Duration
1h 44m
When
Every day
Estimated price
RM 500 - RM 2000
Flights from Kuching to Sultan Abdul Aziz Shah via Kuala Lumpur, Senai
Ave. Duration
5h 32m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
RM 400 - RM 2100
Flights from Kuching to Sultan Abdul Aziz Shah via Kuala Lumpur, Penang
Ave. Duration
6h 46m
When
Every day
Estimated price
RM 410 - RM 2200
Flights from Kuching to Sultan Abdul Aziz Shah via Senai
Ave. Duration
3h 50m
When
Every day
Estimated price
RM 200 - RM 650
Flights from Kuching to Sultan Abdul Aziz Shah via Kuala Lumpur, Sultan Ismail Petra
Ave. Duration
6h 30m
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
RM 420 - RM 2300
Flights from Kuching to Sultan Abdul Aziz Shah via Kuala Lumpur, Kuala Trengganu
Ave. Duration
7h
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
RM 410 - RM 2200
Flights from Kuching to Sultan Abdul Aziz Shah via Penang
Ave. Duration
4h 30m
When
Every day
Estimated price
RM 270 - RM 800
Flights from Kuching to Sultan Abdul Aziz Shah via Kuala Lumpur, Alor Setar
Ave. Duration
7h 45m
When
Every day
Estimated price
RM 420 - RM 2400
Firefly
Website
fireflyz.com.my
Flights from Kuching to Kuala Lumpur
Ave. Duration
1h 44m
When
Every day
Estimated price
RM 500 - RM 2000
Flights from Kuching to Sultan Abdul Aziz Shah via Kuala Lumpur, Senai
Ave. Duration
5h 32m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
RM 400 - RM 2100
Flights from Kuching to Sultan Abdul Aziz Shah via Kuala Lumpur, Penang
Ave. Duration
6h 46m
When
Every day
Estimated price
RM 410 - RM 2200
Flights from Kuching to Sultan Abdul Aziz Shah via Senai
Ave. Duration
3h 50m
When
Every day
Estimated price
RM 200 - RM 650
Flights from Kuching to Sultan Abdul Aziz Shah via Kuala Lumpur, Sultan Ismail Petra
Ave. Duration
6h 30m
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
RM 420 - RM 2300
Flights from Kuching to Sultan Abdul Aziz Shah via Kuala Lumpur, Kuala Trengganu
Ave. Duration
7h
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
RM 410 - RM 2200
Flights from Kuching to Sultan Abdul Aziz Shah via Penang
Ave. Duration
4h 30m
When
Every day
Estimated price
RM 270 - RM 800
Flights from Kuching to Sultan Abdul Aziz Shah via Kuala Lumpur, Alor Setar
Ave. Duration
7h 45m
When
Every day
Estimated price
RM 420 - RM 2400
AirAsia
Website
airasia.com
Flights from Kuching to Kuala Lumpur
Ave. Duration
1h 46m
When
Every day
Estimated price
RM 170 - RM 600
Malindo Airways
Website
malindoair.com
Flights from Kuching to Kuala Lumpur
Ave. Duration
1h 45m
When
Every day
Estimated price
RM 290 - RM 550
Flights from Kuching to Sultan Abdul Aziz Shah via Kuala Lumpur, Senai
Ave. Duration
7h 5m
When
Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
RM 380 - RM 800
Flights from Kuching to Sultan Abdul Aziz Shah via Senai
Ave. Duration
3h 40m
When
Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
RM 200 - RM 650
Flights from Kuching to Sultan Abdul Aziz Shah via Penang
Ave. Duration
3h 55m
When
Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
RM 270 - RM 800
Flights from Kuching to Sultan Abdul Aziz Shah via Sultan Ismail Petra
Ave. Duration
4h 10m
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
RM 260 - RM 750
Train operators
KLIA Express
Phone
+603 2267 8000
Website
kliaekspres.com
Train from Klia T1 to KL Sentral
Ave. Duration
28 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
RM 40 - RM 70
Website
http://www.kliaekspres.com/

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