There are 6 ways to get from San Francisco to Kuala Lumpur by plane, train 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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Fly San Francisco to Kuala Lumpur, train  •  21h 46m

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

RM 1466 - RM 2806

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Fly San Francisco to Singapore Changi, bus  •  25h 32m

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

RM 1204 - RM 3756

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Fly San Francisco to Sultan Abdul Aziz Shah  •  25h 12m

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

RM 3529 - RM 4847

Fly Oakland to Kuala Lumpur, train  •  24h 40m

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

RM 2479 - RM 7613

Fly San Francisco to Kuantan, bus  •  27h 22m

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

RM 2987 - RM 9119

Fly San Francisco to Ipoh, train  •  26h 5m

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

RM 5049 - RM 15074

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The cheapest way to get from San Francisco to Kuala Lumpur is to fly and train which costs $350 - $700 and takes 21h 46m.

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The quickest way to get from San Francisco to Kuala Lumpur is to fly and train which costs $350 - $700 and takes 21h 46m.

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

It takes approximately 21h 46m to get from San Francisco to Kuala Lumpur, including transfers.

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There is no direct flight from San Francisco Airport to Kuala Lumpur Airport. The quickest flight takes 18h 25m and has one stopover.

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Kuala Lumpur is 15h ahead of San Francisco. It is currently 4:16 AM in San Francisco and 7:16 PM in Kuala Lumpur.

SilkAir, Malaysia Airlines, United Airlines and 11 other airlines offer flights from San Francisco Airport to Kuala Lumpur Airport.

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There are 4814+ hotels available in Kuala Lumpur. Prices start at RM 100 per night.

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The best way to get from San Francisco to San Francisco Airport is to BART which takes 28 min and costs $6 - $9.

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Map of how to get from San Francisco to Kuala Lumpur.
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  • Distance: 13589.7 km
  • Duration: 21h 46m

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

Cathay Pacific, Cathay Dragon and eight other airlines fly from San Francisco to Kuala Lumpur hourly.

Airlines
Singapore Airlines
Website
singaporeair.com
Flights from San Francisco to Kuala Lumpur via Singapore Changi
Ave. Duration
18h 30m
When
Every day
Estimated price
RM 1600 - RM 4200
Flights from Oakland to Kuala Lumpur via Seattle, Singapore Changi
Ave. Duration
21h 40m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
RM 2500 - RM 7000
Flights from Oakland to Kuala Lumpur via Los Angeles, Singapore Changi
Ave. Duration
21h 32m
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
RM 2600 - RM 7500
Flights from San Francisco to Kuantan via Singapore Changi
Ave. Duration
23h 20m
When
Monday, Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
RM 3600 - RM 12000
Flights from San Francisco to Kuantan via Los Angeles, Singapore Changi
Ave. Duration
24h 40m
When
Monday, Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
RM 3400 - RM 9500
Flights from San Francisco to Kuantan via Manila, Singapore Changi
Ave. Duration
22h 40m
When
Monday, Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
RM 2900 - RM 9000
Flights from San Francisco to Ipoh via Singapore Changi
Ave. Duration
19h 40m
When
Wednesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
RM 6000 - RM 21000
Flights from San Francisco to Ipoh via Taiwan Taoyuan, Singapore Changi
Ave. Duration
24h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
RM 4800 - RM 19000
Flights from San Francisco to Ipoh via Hong Kong, Singapore Changi
Ave. Duration
24h 30m
When
Every day
Estimated price
RM 5500 - RM 15000
Flights from San Francisco to Ipoh via Los Angeles, Singapore Changi
Ave. Duration
23h 10m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
RM 5500 - RM 16000
Flights from San Francisco to Ipoh via Manila, Singapore Changi
Ave. Duration
22h 30m
When
Monday, Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
RM 5000 - RM 15000
Flights from San Francisco to Singapore Changi
Ave. Duration
16h 40m
When
Every day
Estimated price
RM 1700 - RM 9000
Flights from San Francisco to Singapore Changi via Hong Kong
Ave. Duration
19h 35m
When
Every day
Estimated price
RM 1700 - RM 9000
Flights from San Francisco to Singapore Changi via Taiwan Taoyuan
Ave. Duration
19h 40m
When
Every day
Estimated price
RM 1900 - RM 7500
Malaysia Airlines
Website
malaysiaairlines.com
Flights from San Francisco to Kuala Lumpur via Hong Kong
Ave. Duration
20h 15m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
RM 2300 - RM 6500
Flights from San Francisco to Sultan Abdul Aziz Shah via Hong Kong, Penang
Ave. Duration
22h 2m
When
Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
RM 2800 - RM 7500
Flights from San Francisco to Sultan Abdul Aziz Shah via Taiwan Taoyuan, Penang
Ave. Duration
23h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
RM 2700 - RM 7500
Flights from San Francisco to Sultan Abdul Aziz Shah via Guangzhou Baiyun, Penang
Ave. Duration
25h 30m
When
Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
RM 2900 - RM 8000
Flights from San Francisco to Sultan Abdul Aziz Shah via Singapore Changi, Penang
Ave. Duration
22h 55m
When
Every day
Estimated price
RM 3700 - RM 14000
Flights from Oakland to Kuala Lumpur via Los Angeles, Hong Kong
Ave. Duration
23h 10m
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
RM 2700 - RM 7000
Flights from San Francisco to Kuantan via Hong Kong, Penang
Ave. Duration
22h 50m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
RM 3300 - RM 8500
Flights from San Francisco to Kuantan via Singapore Changi, Kuala Lumpur
Ave. Duration
21h 10m
When
Wednesday and Sunday
Estimated price
RM 3200 - RM 9000
Flights from San Francisco to Kuantan via Hong Kong, Kuala Lumpur
Ave. Duration
27h 20m
When
Monday and Sunday
Estimated price
RM 3300 - RM 8500
Cathay Pacific
Website
cathaypacific.com
Flights from San Francisco to Kuala Lumpur via Hong Kong
Ave. Duration
20h 15m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
RM 2300 - RM 6500
Flights from Oakland to Kuala Lumpur via Los Angeles, Hong Kong
Ave. Duration
23h 10m
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
RM 2700 - RM 7000
Flights from Oakland to Kuala Lumpur via Seattle, Hong Kong
Ave. Duration
23h 10m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
RM 2600 - RM 6500
Flights from San Francisco to Singapore Changi via Hong Kong
Ave. Duration
20h 2m
When
Every day
Estimated price
RM 2300 - RM 8000
EVA Air
Website
evaair.com
Flights from San Francisco to Kuala Lumpur via Taiwan Taoyuan
Ave. Duration
20h 35m
When
Every day
Estimated price
RM 1800 - RM 4200
Flights from Oakland to Kuala Lumpur via Los Angeles, Taiwan Taoyuan
Ave. Duration
21h 55m
When
Monday, Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
RM 2300 - RM 9000
Flights from Oakland to Kuala Lumpur via Seattle, Taiwan Taoyuan
Ave. Duration
23h 57m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
RM 2200 - RM 8500
Flights from San Francisco to Singapore Changi via Taiwan Taoyuan
Ave. Duration
19h 40m
When
Every day
Estimated price
RM 1900 - RM 7500
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from San Francisco to Kuala Lumpur via Tokyo Narita
Ave. Duration
20h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
RM 3400 - RM 6000
Flights from Oakland to Kuala Lumpur via Los Angeles, Tokyo Narita
Ave. Duration
22h 20m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
RM 3300 - RM 9500
Flights from Oakland to Kuala Lumpur via Seattle, Tokyo Narita
Ave. Duration
23h 45m
When
Every day
Estimated price
RM 3200 - RM 9000
Flights from San Francisco to Singapore Changi
Ave. Duration
16h 55m
When
Every day
Estimated price
RM 1800 - RM 8000
Flights from San Francisco to Singapore Changi via Tokyo Narita
Ave. Duration
20h
When
Every day
Estimated price
RM 1800 - RM 11000
Philippine Airlines
Website
philippineairlines.com
Flights from San Francisco to Kuala Lumpur via Manila
Ave. Duration
21h 15m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
RM 3400 - RM 6000
Flights from Oakland to Kuala Lumpur via Los Angeles, Manila
Ave. Duration
23h 52m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
RM 2400 - RM 7500
Flights from Oakland to Kuala Lumpur via Honolulu, Manila
Ave. Duration
25h 10m
When
Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
RM 2400 - RM 7500
Flights from San Francisco to Singapore Changi via Manila
Ave. Duration
19h 40m
When
Every day
Estimated price
RM 2200 - RM 5500
All Nippon Airways
Website
ana.co.jp
Flights from San Francisco to Kuala Lumpur via Tokyo Narita
Ave. Duration
20h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
RM 3400 - RM 6000
Flights from Oakland to Kuala Lumpur via Los Angeles, Tokyo Narita
Ave. Duration
22h 20m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
RM 3300 - RM 9500
Flights from Oakland to Kuala Lumpur via Seattle, Tokyo Narita
Ave. Duration
23h 45m
When
Every day
Estimated price
RM 3200 - RM 9000
Flights from San Francisco to Singapore Changi via Tokyo Narita
Ave. Duration
20h
When
Every day
Estimated price
RM 1800 - RM 11000
China Southern Airlines
Website
csair.com
Flights from San Francisco to Kuala Lumpur via Guangzhou Baiyun
Ave. Duration
21h 30m
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
RM 2500 - RM 5500
Flights from Oakland to Kuala Lumpur via Los Angeles, Xiamen
Ave. Duration
24h 20m
When
Tuesday and Thursday
Estimated price
RM 2400 - RM 7000
Flights from Oakland to Kuala Lumpur via Los Angeles, Guangzhou Baiyun
Ave. Duration
25h 10m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
RM 2700 - RM 7500
Flights from San Francisco to Singapore Changi via Guangzhou Baiyun
Ave. Duration
21h 35m
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
RM 2300 - RM 9500
Xiamen Airlines
Website
xiamenair.com
Flights from San Francisco to Kuala Lumpur via Guangzhou Baiyun
Ave. Duration
21h 30m
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
RM 2500 - RM 5500
Flights from Oakland to Kuala Lumpur via Los Angeles, Xiamen
Ave. Duration
24h 20m
When
Tuesday and Thursday
Estimated price
RM 2400 - RM 7000
Flights from Oakland to Kuala Lumpur via Los Angeles, Guangzhou Baiyun
Ave. Duration
25h 10m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
RM 2700 - RM 7500
Flights from San Francisco to Singapore Changi via Guangzhou Baiyun
Ave. Duration
21h 35m
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
RM 2300 - RM 9500
Scoot Tigerair
Website
flyscoot.com
Flights from San Francisco to Kuantan via Singapore Changi
Ave. Duration
23h 5m
When
Monday, Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
RM 4100 - RM 16000
Flights from San Francisco to Kuantan via Manila, Singapore Changi
Ave. Duration
22h 40m
When
Monday, Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
RM 2900 - RM 9000
Flights from San Francisco to Ipoh via Singapore Changi
Ave. Duration
19h 25m
When
Wednesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
RM 7000 - RM 26000
Flights from San Francisco to Ipoh via Manila, Singapore Changi
Ave. Duration
22h 30m
When
Monday, Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
RM 5000 - RM 15000
China Airlines
Website
china-airlines.com
Flights from San Francisco to Kuala Lumpur via Taiwan Taoyuan
Ave. Duration
21h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
RM 1700 - RM 3800
Flights from Oakland to Kuala Lumpur via Ontario/San Bernardino, Taiwan Taoyuan
Ave. Duration
24h
When
Sunday
Estimated price
RM 2600 - RM 7000
Flights from San Francisco to Singapore Changi via Taiwan Taoyuan
Ave. Duration
20h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
RM 1700 - RM 8000
Firefly
Website
fireflyz.com.my
Flights from San Francisco to Sultan Abdul Aziz Shah via Taiwan Taoyuan, Penang
Ave. Duration
23h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
RM 2700 - RM 7500
Flights from San Francisco to Sultan Abdul Aziz Shah via Guangzhou Baiyun, Penang
Ave. Duration
25h 30m
When
Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
RM 2900 - RM 8000
Flights from San Francisco to Kuantan via Singapore Changi, Kuala Lumpur
Ave. Duration
21h 10m
When
Wednesday and Sunday
Estimated price
RM 3200 - RM 9000
Air China
Website
airchina.com
Flights from San Francisco to Kuala Lumpur via Beijing Capital
Ave. Duration
21h 15m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
RM 2800 - RM 9000
Flights from Oakland to Kuala Lumpur via Los Angeles, Beijing Capital
Ave. Duration
23h 15m
When
Wednesday
Estimated price
RM 2300 - RM 8000
Malindo Airways
Website
malindoair.com
Flights from San Francisco to Sultan Abdul Aziz Shah via Singapore Changi, Penang
Ave. Duration
21h 29m
When
Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
RM 2900 - RM 8000
Flights from San Francisco to Sultan Abdul Aziz Shah via Wuhan, Penang
Ave. Duration
27h 35m
When
Tuesday and Saturday
Estimated price
RM 2900 - RM 8000
China Eastern Airlines
Website
en.ceair.com
Flights from San Francisco to Kuala Lumpur via Shanghai Pudong
Ave. Duration
21h 55m
When
Every day
Estimated price
RM 2600 - RM 14000
Japan Airlines
Website
jal.com
Flights from Oakland to Kuala Lumpur via Seattle, Tokyo Narita
Ave. Duration
28h 15m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
RM 3000 - RM 11000
Korean Air
Website
koreanair.com
Flights from San Francisco to Singapore Changi via Incheon
Ave. Duration
20h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
RM 1900 - RM 8000
Train operators
KLIA Express
Website
kliaekspres.com
Train from Klia T1 to KL Sentral
Ave. Duration
28 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
RM 40 - RM 70
Website
http://www.kliaekspres.com/
KTM ETS Malaysia Railway
Phone
03 2267 1200
Email
cllcenter@ktmb.com.my
Website
ktmb.com.my
Train from Ipoh to Kuala Lumpur
Ave. Duration
2h 34m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
RM 22 - RM 35
Website
http://www.ktmb.com.my
Silver
RM 22 - RM 25
Gold
RM 31 - RM 35
Platinum
RM 40 - RM 50
Bus operators
Etika Express
Phone
03-9287 7799
Email
etikadelta@yahoo.com
Website
facebook.com
Bus from UMP Gambang to Terminal Bersepadu Selatan
Ave. Duration
3h 5m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
RM 25
Schedules at
facebook.com
Book at
easybook.com
Plusliner
Phone
+60 3 4045 8878
Email
talk2us@ktb.com.my
Website
plusliner.com.my
Bus from Universiti Malaysia Pahang to Terminal Bersepadu Selatan
Ave. Duration
3h 34m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
RM 26
Schedules at
plusliner.com.my
Book at
easybook.com
KKKL Travel & Tours
Email
enquiry@kkkl.com.sg
Website
kkkl.com.sg
Bus from Tampines MRT to KL Sentral
Ave. Duration
5h 12m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
RM 75 - RM 110
Schedules at
kkkl.com.sg

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