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There are 11 ways to get from Malaysia to China by plane, train, ferry, night train, bus or car

Select an option below to see step-by-step directions and to compare ticket prices and travel times in Rome2rio's travel planner.

Recommended option

Fly Penang to Guangzhou Baiyun  •  7 h 30 min

  1. Fly from Penang (PEN) to Guangzhou Baiyun (CAN) PEN - CAN

$77 - $147

Cheapest option

Fly Kuala Lumpur to Shenzhen  •  8 h 14 min

  1. Fly from Kuala Lumpur (KUL) to Shenzhen (SZX) KUL - SZX

$58 - $164

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Fly Senai to Guangzhou Baiyun  •  7 h 55 min

  1. Fly from Senai (JHB) to Guangzhou Baiyun (CAN) JHB - CAN

$64 - $318

Fly Penang to Hong Kong, train  •  7 h 45 min

  1. Fly from Penang (PEN) to Hong Kong (HKG) PEN - HKG
  2. Take the train from West Kowloon Station to Futian Station

$96 - $171

Fly Kuala Lumpur to Guangzhou Baiyun  •  8 h 14 min

  1. Fly from Kuala Lumpur (KUL) to Guangzhou Baiyun (CAN) KUL - CAN

$59 - $238

Fly Singapore Changi to Hong Kong, train  •  8 h 32 min

  1. Fly from Singapore Changi (SIN) to Hong Kong (HKG) SIN - HKG
  2. Take the train from West Kowloon Station to Futian Station

$89 - $266

Fly Kuala Lumpur to Hong Kong, train  •  8 h 24 min

  1. Fly from Kuala Lumpur (KUL) to Hong Kong (HKG) KUL - HKG
  2. Take the train from West Kowloon Station to Futian Station

$78 - $222

Fly Kuala Lumpur to Macau, ferry  •  9 h 49 min

  1. Fly from Kuala Lumpur (KUL) to Macau (MFM) KUL - MFM
  2. Take the ferry from Taipa to Shekou

$93 - $194

Train, night train, bus  •  3 days 17 h

  1. Take the train from Kuala Lumpur to Bangkok Hualamphong
  2. Take the night train from Hua Lamphong to Nong Khai
  3. Take the bus from Laos Vientiane to Kunming South
  4. Take the train from Kunming South to Shanghai Hongqiao

$3,074 - $3,177

Train, night train, bus via Yichun  •  4 days 2 h

  1. Take the train from Kuala Lumpur to Bangkok Hualamphong
  2. Take the night train from Hua Lamphong to Nong Khai
  3. Take the bus from Laos Vientiane to Kunming South
  4. Take the train from Kunming South to Yichun
  5. Take the train from Yichun to Shanghai South K79

$3,037 - $3,119

Drive  •  2 days 14 h

  1. Drive from Kuala Lumpur to Shanghai 3191.5 miles

$460 - $700

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Malaysia to China is to fly which costs RM 240 - RM 700 and takes 8 h 14 min.

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The quickest way to get from Malaysia to China is to fly which costs RM 320 - RM 650 and takes 7 h 30 min.

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The distance between Malaysia and China is 3395 km. The road distance is 5106.4 km.

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It takes approximately 7 h 30 min to get from Malaysia to China, including transfers.

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The quickest flight from Penang Airport to Guangzhou Baiyun Airport is the direct flight which takes 3 h 45 min.

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Yes, the driving distance between Malaysia to China is 5106 km. It takes approximately 2 days 14 h to drive from Malaysia to China.

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Thai Smile, Thai Airways International, China Southern Airlines and four other airlines offer flights from Penang Airport to Guangzhou Baiyun Airport.

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The best way to get from Malaysia to Penang Airport is to bus which takes 35 min and costs RM 1 - RM 4.

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Map of how to get from Malaysia to China.
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  • Distance: 2122.1 miles
  • Duration: 7 h 30 min

What companies run services between Malaysia and China?

China Southern Airlines, Thai AirAsia and five other airlines fly from George Town to Guangzhou hourly.

Airlines
AirAsia
Website
airasia.com
Flights from Penang to Guangzhou Baiyun via Senai
Ave. Duration
6 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$75 - $280
Flights from Penang to Guangzhou Baiyun via Kuala Lumpur
Ave. Duration
7 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$75 - $280
Flights from Senai to Guangzhou Baiyun
Ave. Duration
4 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$75 - $250
Flights from Senai to Guangzhou Baiyun via Kuala Lumpur
Ave. Duration
6 h 25 min
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
$75 - $250
Flights from Senai to Guangzhou Baiyun via Kota Kinabalu
Ave. Duration
7 h 35 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$75 - $250
Flights from Penang to Hong Kong via Kuala Lumpur
Ave. Duration
6 h 27 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$90 - $380
Flights from Kuala Lumpur to Shenzhen
Ave. Duration
4 h 11 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$70 - $160
Flights from Kuala Lumpur to Shenzhen via Kuching
Ave. Duration
6 h 55 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
$70 - $160
Flights from Kuala Lumpur to Shenzhen via Kota Kinabalu
Ave. Duration
7 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$70 - $160
Flights from Kuala Lumpur to Guangzhou Baiyun
Ave. Duration
4 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$65 - $310
Flights from Kuala Lumpur to Guangzhou Baiyun via Senai
Ave. Duration
6 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$65 - $310
Flights from Kuala Lumpur to Guangzhou Baiyun via Kota Kinabalu
Ave. Duration
7 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$65 - $310
Flights from Kuala Lumpur to Guangzhou Baiyun via Langkawi
Ave. Duration
8 h
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$65 - $310
Flights from Kuala Lumpur to Hong Kong
Ave. Duration
4 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$80 - $400
Flights from Kuala Lumpur to Macau
Ave. Duration
3 h 53 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$65 - $270
Flights from Kuala Lumpur to Macau via Kota Kinabalu
Ave. Duration
6 h 55 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$65 - $270
Cathay Pacific
Website
cathaypacific.com
Flights from Penang to Guangzhou Baiyun via Hong Kong
Ave. Duration
8 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$260 - $550
Flights from Penang to Hong Kong
Ave. Duration
3 h 52 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $850
Flights from Kuala Lumpur to Guangzhou Baiyun via Hong Kong
Ave. Duration
7 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $1,000
Flights from Singapore Changi to Hong Kong
Ave. Duration
3 h 58 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $1,200
Flights from Kuala Lumpur to Hong Kong
Ave. Duration
4 h 2 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $1,200
Malaysia Airlines
Website
malaysiaairlines.com
Flights from Penang to Guangzhou Baiyun via Kuala Lumpur
Ave. Duration
7 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $370
Flights from Senai to Guangzhou Baiyun via Kuala Lumpur
Ave. Duration
7 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $950
Flights from Penang to Hong Kong
Ave. Duration
3 h 55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $850
Flights from Penang to Hong Kong via Kuala Lumpur
Ave. Duration
6 h 41 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $280
Flights from Kuala Lumpur to Guangzhou Baiyun
Ave. Duration
4 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $700
Flights from Kuala Lumpur to Hong Kong
Ave. Duration
4 h 2 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $1,200
Cathay Dragon
Website
cathaypacific.com
Flights from Penang to Guangzhou Baiyun via Hong Kong
Ave. Duration
8 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$260 - $550
Flights from Penang to Hong Kong
Ave. Duration
3 h 52 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $850
Flights from Kuala Lumpur to Guangzhou Baiyun via Hong Kong
Ave. Duration
7 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $1,000
Flights from Kuala Lumpur to Hong Kong
Ave. Duration
4 h 2 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $1,200
Scoot Tigerair
Website
flyscoot.com
Flights from Penang to Hong Kong via Singapore Changi
Ave. Duration
7 h 42 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $470
Flights from Kuala Lumpur to Shenzhen via Singapore Changi
Ave. Duration
7 h 50 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
$140 - $350
Flights from Singapore Changi to Hong Kong
Ave. Duration
4 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$85 - $430
Flights from Kuala Lumpur to Macau via Singapore Changi
Ave. Duration
6 h 45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $340
Singapore Airlines
Website
singaporeair.com
Flights from Kuala Lumpur to Shenzhen via Singapore Changi
Ave. Duration
5 h 50 min
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
$310 - $600
Flights from Singapore Changi to Hong Kong
Ave. Duration
3 h 51 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $900
Flights from Kuala Lumpur to Hong Kong via Singapore Changi
Ave. Duration
6 h 40 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$260 - $650
China Southern Airlines
Website
csair.com
Flights from Penang to Guangzhou Baiyun
Ave. Duration
3 h 50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $340
Flights from Kuala Lumpur to Shenzhen via Changsha
Ave. Duration
7 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$270 - $600
Flights from Kuala Lumpur to Guangzhou Baiyun
Ave. Duration
4 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $650
Flights from Kuala Lumpur to Guangzhou Baiyun via Changsha
Ave. Duration
7 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $650
Thai AirAsia
Website
airasia.com
Flights from Penang to Guangzhou Baiyun via Don Muang
Ave. Duration
5 h 55 min
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
$120 - $250
Flights from Senai to Guangzhou Baiyun via Don Muang
Ave. Duration
7 h
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
$140 - $290
Flights from Penang to Hong Kong via Don Muang
Ave. Duration
7 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $230
Flights from Kuala Lumpur to Shenzhen via Don Muang
Ave. Duration
9 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $270
Flights from Kuala Lumpur to Macau via Don Muang
Ave. Duration
7 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $280
Thai Airways International
Website
thaiairways.com
Flights from Penang to Guangzhou Baiyun via Suvarnabhumi
Ave. Duration
5 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $550
Flights from Penang to Hong Kong via Suvarnabhumi
Ave. Duration
5 h 50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$90 - $750
Flights from Kuala Lumpur to Shenzhen via Suvarnabhumi
Ave. Duration
6 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $750
Flights from Kuala Lumpur to Guangzhou Baiyun via Suvarnabhumi
Ave. Duration
6 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $420
Flights from Kuala Lumpur to Hong Kong via Suvarnabhumi
Ave. Duration
6 h 12 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $700
Malindo Airways
Website
malindoair.com
Flights from Penang to Hong Kong via Kuala Lumpur
Ave. Duration
6 h 10 min
When
Wednesday and Sunday
Estimated price
$130 - $460
Flights from Kuala Lumpur to Guangzhou Baiyun
Ave. Duration
4 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $240
Flights from Kuala Lumpur to Hong Kong
Ave. Duration
4 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $380
Thai Smile
Website
thaismileair.com
Flights from Penang to Hong Kong via Suvarnabhumi
Ave. Duration
5 h 50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$90 - $750
Flights from Kuala Lumpur to Hong Kong via Suvarnabhumi
Ave. Duration
5 h 45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$85 - $750
Shenzhen Airlines
Website
shenzhenair.com
Flights from Kuala Lumpur to Shenzhen
Ave. Duration
4 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $750
SilkAir
Website
silkair.com
Flights from Kuala Lumpur to Shenzhen via Singapore Changi
Ave. Duration
5 h 50 min
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
$310 - $600
Jetstar Asia Airways
Website
jetstar.com
Flights from Singapore Changi to Hong Kong
Ave. Duration
4 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $550
Train operators
China Railways G-Class
Train from West Kowloon Station to Futian Station
Ave. Duration
14 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$10 - $13
Schedules at
trip.com
2nd Class Seat
$10 - $13
1st Class Seat
$15 - $18
Business Class Seat
$30 - $40
Train from Kunming South to Shanghai Hongqiao
Ave. Duration
11 h 52 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$140 - $180
Schedules at
trip.com
2nd Class Seat
$150 - $180
1st Class Seat
$250 - $290
Business Class Seat
$470 - $550
Train from Kunming South to Yichun
Ave. Duration
6 h 16 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$85 - $100
Schedules at
trip.com
2nd Class Seat
$85 - $100
1st Class Seat
$140 - $170
Business Class Seat
$260 - $320
Eastern and Oriental Express
Train from Kuala Lumpur to Bangkok Hualamphong
Ave. Duration
41 h 10 min
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$2,800
Schedules at
belmond.com
State Railway of Thailand
Phone
1690
Email
webmaster.srt@railway.co.th
Website
railway.co.th
Night train from Hua Lamphong to Nong Khai
Ave. Duration
9 h 40 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$12 - $50
Schedules at
railway.co.th
Book at
12go.asia
3rd Class (Seat)
$6 - $9
2nd Class (Seat)
$12 - $18
2nd Class (Berth)
$21 - $29
1st Class (Berth)
$35 - $50
China Railways K-Class
Website
chinahighlights.com
Train from Yichun to Shanghai South
Ave. Duration
14 h 13 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$18 - $22
Schedules at
trip.com
Book at
trip.com
Hard Seat
$18 - $22
Hard Sleeper
$30 - $45
Soft Sleeper
$50 - $65
Bus operators
Baidu
Website
zhidao.baidu.com
Bus from Laos Vientiane to Kunming South
Ave. Duration
14 h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$81
Schedules at
zhidao.baidu.com
Ferry operators
Yuet Tong
Website
ytmacau.com
Ferry from Taipa to Shekou
Ave. Duration
1 h
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$30
Schedules at
ytmacau.com
Hong Kong TurboJET
Website
turbojet.com.hk
Ferry from Macau Taipa Ferry Terminal to Shekou
Ave. Duration
1 h
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$32
Schedules at
turbojet.com.hk

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