There are 6 ways to get from Shanghai to Kuala Lumpur by plane, train or car

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Fly Shanghai Pudong to Kuala Lumpur, train  •  8 h 55 min

  1. Fly from Shanghai Pudong (PVG) to Kuala Lumpur (KUL) PVG - KUL
  2. Take the train from Klia T1 to KL Sentral

$102 - $256

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Fly Shanghai Hongqiao to Kuala Lumpur, train  •  10 h 10 min

  1. Fly from Shanghai Hongqiao (SHA) to Kuala Lumpur (KUL) SHA - KUL
  2. Take the train from Klia T1 to KL Sentral

$119 - $378

Train to Hangzhou, fly to Kuala Lumpur, train  •  10 h 9 min

  1. Take the train from Shanghai Hongqiao to Hangzhou East
  2. Fly from Hangzhou (HGH) to Kuala Lumpur (KUL) HGH - KUL
  3. Take the train from Klia T1 to KL Sentral

$122 - $299

Fly Shanghai Pudong to Kuala Lumpur Subang  •  12 h 6 min

  1. Fly from Shanghai Pudong (PVG) to Kuala Lumpur Subang (SZB) PVG - SZB

$309 - $910

Train to Nanjing, fly to Kuala Lumpur, train  •  11 h 19 min

  1. Take the train from Shanghai to Nanjing South
  2. Fly from Nanjing (NKG) to Kuala Lumpur (KUL) NKG - KUL
  3. Take the train from Klia T1 to KL Sentral

$215 - $539

Drive  •  2 days 14 h

  1. Drive from Shanghai to Kuala Lumpur 3191.1 miles

$460 - $700

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The distance between Shanghai and Kuala Lumpur is 3747 km. The road distance is 5105.7 km.

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It takes approximately 8 h 55 min to get from Shanghai to Kuala Lumpur, including transfers.

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The quickest flight from Shanghai Pudong Airport to Kuala Lumpur Airport is the direct flight which takes 5 h 25 min.

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

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Malaysia Airlines, AirAsia X, Shanghai Airlines and three other airlines offer flights from Shanghai Pudong Airport to Kuala Lumpur Airport.

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There are 4234+ hotels available in Kuala Lumpur. Prices start at $30 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Shanghai to Shanghai Hongqiao Airport is to line 10 subway which takes 18 min and costs .

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  • Distance: 2341.9 miles
  • Duration: 8 h 55 min

What companies run services between Shanghai, China and Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia?

Malaysia Airlines, Firefly and six other airlines fly from Shanghai to Kuala Lumpur hourly.

Airlines
China Southern Airlines
Website
csair.com
Flights from Shanghai Pudong to Kuala Lumpur via Guangzhou Baiyun
Ave. Duration
9 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $550
Flights from Shanghai Pudong to Kuala Lumpur via Changsha
Ave. Duration
9 h 40 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $550
Flights from Shanghai Hongqiao to Kuala Lumpur via Xiamen
Ave. Duration
6 h 55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$240 - $750
Flights from Shanghai Hongqiao to Kuala Lumpur via Guangzhou Baiyun
Ave. Duration
10 h 36 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$240 - $850
Flights from Shanghai Hongqiao to Kuala Lumpur via Fuzhou
Ave. Duration
8 h 15 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
$240 - $750
Flights from Shanghai Hongqiao to Kuala Lumpur via Changsha
Ave. Duration
11 h 50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$240 - $850
Flights from Hangzhou to Kuala Lumpur via Guangzhou Baiyun
Ave. Duration
8 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$240 - $700
Flights from Hangzhou to Kuala Lumpur via Xiamen
Ave. Duration
9 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$260 - $850
Flights from Nanjing to Kuala Lumpur via Guangzhou Baiyun
Ave. Duration
8 h 2 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $600
Xiamen Airlines
Website
xiamenair.com
Flights from Shanghai Pudong to Kuala Lumpur via Guangzhou Baiyun
Ave. Duration
9 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $550
Flights from Shanghai Pudong to Kuala Lumpur via Changsha
Ave. Duration
9 h 40 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $550
Flights from Shanghai Hongqiao to Kuala Lumpur via Xiamen
Ave. Duration
7 h 12 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $700
Flights from Shanghai Hongqiao to Kuala Lumpur via Guangzhou Baiyun
Ave. Duration
10 h 36 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$240 - $850
Flights from Shanghai Hongqiao to Kuala Lumpur via Fuzhou
Ave. Duration
8 h 15 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
$240 - $750
Flights from Hangzhou to Kuala Lumpur via Guangzhou Baiyun
Ave. Duration
8 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$240 - $700
Flights from Hangzhou to Kuala Lumpur via Xiamen
Ave. Duration
9 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$260 - $850
Flights from Nanjing to Kuala Lumpur via Guangzhou Baiyun
Ave. Duration
8 h 2 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $600
Malaysia Airlines
Website
malaysiaairlines.com
Flights from Shanghai Pudong to Kuala Lumpur
Ave. Duration
5 h 42 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$260 - $800
Flights from Shanghai Pudong to Kuala Lumpur Subang via Kuala Lumpur, Kota Bharu
Ave. Duration
10 h 40 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$260 - $1,100
Flights from Shanghai Pudong to Kuala Lumpur Subang via Kuala Lumpur, Penang
Ave. Duration
13 h 37 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$260 - $1,100
Flights from Shanghai Pudong to Kuala Lumpur Subang via Singapore Changi
Ave. Duration
8 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$350 - $1,200
Flights from Shanghai Pudong to Kuala Lumpur Subang via Kuala Lumpur, Alor Setar
Ave. Duration
13 h 30 min
When
Monday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$260 - $1,100
Flights from Shanghai Pudong to Kuala Lumpur Subang via Guangzhou Baiyun, Penang
Ave. Duration
10 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$300 - $900
Flights from Shanghai Pudong to Kuala Lumpur Subang via Kuala Lumpur, Johor Bahru
Ave. Duration
16 h 30 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$250 - $1,000
Flights from Nanjing to Kuala Lumpur
Ave. Duration
5 h 45 min
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
$150 - $650
Cathay Dragon
Website
cathaypacific.com
Flights from Shanghai Pudong to Kuala Lumpur via Hong Kong
Ave. Duration
8 h 23 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$240 - $2,000
Flights from Shanghai Hongqiao to Kuala Lumpur via Hong Kong
Ave. Duration
7 h 25 min
When
Tuesday and Friday
Estimated price
$1,400 - $4,000
Flights from Hangzhou to Kuala Lumpur via Hong Kong
Ave. Duration
8 h 43 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$240 - $3,900
Flights from Nanjing to Kuala Lumpur via Hong Kong
Ave. Duration
9 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$260 - $1,000
Shenzhen Airlines
Website
shenzhenair.com
Flights from Shanghai Pudong to Kuala Lumpur via Shenzhen
Ave. Duration
7 h 42 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $1,000
Flights from Shanghai Hongqiao to Kuala Lumpur via Shenzhen
Ave. Duration
8 h 12 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$310 - $1,500
Flights from Hangzhou to Kuala Lumpur via Shenzhen
Ave. Duration
7 h 45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$310 - $1,200
Flights from Nanjing to Kuala Lumpur via Shenzhen
Ave. Duration
7 h 45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $490
Air China
Website
airchina.com
Flights from Shanghai Pudong to Kuala Lumpur via Shenzhen
Ave. Duration
8 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $1,000
Flights from Shanghai Hongqiao to Kuala Lumpur via Beijing
Ave. Duration
10 h 25 min
When
Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$390 - $1,600
Flights from Hangzhou to Kuala Lumpur via Shenzhen
Ave. Duration
7 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$310 - $1,200
Flights from Hangzhou to Kuala Lumpur via Beijing
Ave. Duration
9 h 35 min
When
Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$300 - $1,400
Flights from Nanjing to Kuala Lumpur via Shenzhen
Ave. Duration
7 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $490
Flights from Nanjing to Kuala Lumpur via Beijing
Ave. Duration
10 h 25 min
When
Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$260 - $850
AirAsia X
Website
airasiax.com
Flights from Shanghai Pudong to Kuala Lumpur
Ave. Duration
5 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $800
Flights from Hangzhou to Kuala Lumpur
Ave. Duration
5 h 5 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
$130 - $650
Firefly
Website
fireflyz.com.my
Flights from Shanghai Pudong to Kuala Lumpur Subang via Singapore Changi
Ave. Duration
8 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$350 - $1,200
Flights from Shanghai Pudong to Kuala Lumpur Subang via Guangzhou Baiyun, Penang
Ave. Duration
10 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$300 - $900
Malindo Airways
Website
malindoair.com
Flights from Shanghai Pudong to Kuala Lumpur Subang via Hong Kong, Penang
Ave. Duration
9 h 50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$400 - $1,500
Flights from Shanghai Pudong to Kuala Lumpur Subang via Guangzhou Baiyun, Penang
Ave. Duration
10 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$300 - $900
Flights from Shanghai Pudong to Kuala Lumpur Subang via Kuala Lumpur, Penang
Ave. Duration
11 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$260 - $1,200
Shanghai Airlines
Website
ceair.com
Flights from Shanghai Pudong to Kuala Lumpur
Ave. Duration
5 h 55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$280 - $750
Train operators
KLIA Express
Website
kliaekspres.com
Train from Klia T1 to KL Sentral
Ave. Duration
28 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$9 - $17
Schedules at
kliaekspres.com
China Railways G-Class
Train from Shanghai Hongqiao to Hangzhou East
Ave. Duration
1 h 1 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$15 - $18
Schedules at
trip.com
2nd Class Seat
$15 - $18
1st Class Seat
$24 - $27
Business Class Seat
$45 - $60
Train from Shanghai to Nanjing South
Ave. Duration
1 h 59 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$24 - $29
Schedules at
trip.com
2nd Class Seat
$24 - $29
1st Class Seat
$39 - $45
Business Class Seat
$75 - $90
China Railways D-Class
Website
chinahighlights.com
Train from Shanghai Hongqiao to Hangzhou East
Ave. Duration
1 h 13 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$9 - $13
Schedules at
trip.com
Book at
trip.com
2nd Class Seat
$9 - $13
1st Class Seat
$9 - $14

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