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

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Fly to Kuala Lumpur, train  •  12h 22m

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

RM 5091 - RM 12111

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Fly to Sultan Abdul Aziz Shah  •  16h 32m

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

RM 1059 - RM 3767

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Fly to Ipoh, train  •  21h 57m

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

RM 1489 - RM 4296

Fly to Singapore Changi, bus  •  17h 14m

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

RM 1757 - RM 6167

Fly to Kuantan, bus  •  21h 20m

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

RM 2322 - RM 4346

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International entry into Malaysia from Australia

  • Entry is restricted for citizens and permanent residents of Australia
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Conditions of entry into Malaysia from Australia

  • 10 day mandatory monitored quarantine
  • Mandatory quarantine period is reduced to 7 days for travelers who provide a negative COVID-19 test issued at most 3 days before arrival
  • Pre-arrival health declaration
  • Health screen upon arrival. Mandatory installation of smart phone app for contact tracing purposes
  • Specific entry restrictions may apply for travel to Malaysia: Sabah, Sarawak
This applies to arrivals from all countries, with no exceptions

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No, entry into Malaysia from Australia is currently restricted.

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Domestic travel is not restricted, but some conditions may apply

  • Face masks are mandatory
  • There is a social distancing requirement of 1 metre
  • Observe COVID-19 safety rules
  • Regional restriction measures in place
  • Domestic border crossings may be subject to approval, testing and quarantine

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The national COVID-19 helpline number in Kuala Lumpur is 03 88810200.

Wearing a face mask on public transport in Kuala Lumpur is mandatory.

The social distance requirement in Kuala Lumpur is 1 metre.

Make yourself known to an official member of staff and/or call the national coronavirus helpline number on 03 88810200.

Yes, entry into Australia from Malaysia is currently restricted.

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Last updated: 17 May 2021
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The cheapest way to get from Sydney to Kuala Lumpur is to fly which costs $330 - $1,200 and takes 16h 32m.

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The quickest way to get from Sydney to Kuala Lumpur is to fly and train which costs $1,500 - $3,800 and takes 12h 22m.

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It is approximately 6614 km to get from Sydney to Kuala Lumpur.

It takes approximately 12h 22m to get from Sydney to Kuala Lumpur, including transfers.

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The quickest flight from Sydney Airport to Kuala Lumpur Airport is the direct flight which takes 8h 50m.

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Kuala Lumpur is 2h behind Sydney. It is currently 4:27 AM in Sydney and 2:27 AM in Kuala Lumpur.

AirAsia X, Garuda Indonesia, KLM and four other airlines offer flights from Sydney Airport to Kuala Lumpur Airport.

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There are 1450+ hotels available in Kuala Lumpur. Prices start at RM 500 per night.

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The best way to get from Sydney to Sydney Airport is to train which takes 22 min and costs $18.

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Map of how to get from Sydney to Kuala Lumpur.
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  • Distance: 6614.2 km
  • Duration: 12h 22m

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

Malaysia Airlines, Firefly and eight other airlines fly from Sydney to Kuala Lumpur every 3 hours.

Airlines
Malaysia Airlines
Website
malaysiaairlines.com
Flights from Sydney to Kuala Lumpur
Ave. Duration
8h 50m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
RM 1800 - RM 3400
Flights from Sydney to Sultan Abdul Aziz Shah via Kuala Lumpur, Sultan Ismail Petra
Ave. Duration
16h 10m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
RM 2000 - RM 3900
Flights from Sydney to Sultan Abdul Aziz Shah via Kuala Lumpur, Senai
Ave. Duration
16h 25m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
RM 2000 - RM 3900
Flights from Sydney to Sultan Abdul Aziz Shah via Kuala Lumpur, Langkawi
Ave. Duration
16h 40m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
RM 2100 - RM 4000
Flights from Sydney to Sultan Abdul Aziz Shah via Kuala Lumpur, Alor Setar
Ave. Duration
19h 30m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
RM 2000 - RM 3900
Flights from Sydney to Sultan Abdul Aziz Shah via Kuala Lumpur, Penang
Ave. Duration
16h 47m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
RM 1500 - RM 3800
Flights from Sydney to Sultan Abdul Aziz Shah via Kuala Lumpur, Kuala Trengganu
Ave. Duration
22h 40m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
RM 2000 - RM 3900
Flights from Sydney to Sultan Abdul Aziz Shah via Kuala Lumpur, Penang, Langkawi
Ave. Duration
19h 50m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
RM 2100 - RM 4000
Flights from Sydney to Sultan Abdul Aziz Shah via Singapore Changi, Penang
Ave. Duration
14h 35m
When
Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
RM 2300 - RM 5500
Flights from Sydney to Kuantan via Kuala Lumpur
Ave. Duration
14h 5m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
RM 2200 - RM 4200
Flights from Sydney to Kuantan via Kuala Lumpur, Penang
Ave. Duration
18h 30m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
RM 2300 - RM 4400
Flights from Sydney to Kuantan via Brisbane, Kuala Lumpur
Ave. Duration
14h 5m
When
Tuesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
RM 2300 - RM 4400
Firefly
Website
fireflyz.com.my
Flights from Sydney to Kuala Lumpur
Ave. Duration
8h 50m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
RM 1800 - RM 3400
Flights from Sydney to Sultan Abdul Aziz Shah via Kuala Lumpur, Sultan Ismail Petra
Ave. Duration
16h 10m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
RM 2000 - RM 3900
Flights from Sydney to Sultan Abdul Aziz Shah via Kuala Lumpur, Senai
Ave. Duration
16h 25m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
RM 2000 - RM 3900
Flights from Sydney to Sultan Abdul Aziz Shah via Kuala Lumpur, Langkawi
Ave. Duration
16h 40m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
RM 2100 - RM 4000
Flights from Sydney to Sultan Abdul Aziz Shah via Kuala Lumpur, Alor Setar
Ave. Duration
19h 30m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
RM 2000 - RM 3900
Flights from Sydney to Sultan Abdul Aziz Shah via Kuala Lumpur, Penang
Ave. Duration
16h 47m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
RM 1500 - RM 3800
Flights from Sydney to Sultan Abdul Aziz Shah via Kuala Lumpur, Kuala Trengganu
Ave. Duration
22h 40m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
RM 2000 - RM 3900
Flights from Sydney to Sultan Abdul Aziz Shah via Kuala Lumpur, Penang, Langkawi
Ave. Duration
19h 50m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
RM 2100 - RM 4000
Flights from Sydney to Sultan Abdul Aziz Shah via Singapore Changi, Penang
Ave. Duration
14h 35m
When
Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
RM 2300 - RM 5500
Flights from Sydney to Kuantan via Kuala Lumpur
Ave. Duration
14h 5m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
RM 2200 - RM 4200
Flights from Sydney to Kuantan via Kuala Lumpur, Penang
Ave. Duration
18h 30m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
RM 2300 - RM 4400
Flights from Sydney to Kuantan via Brisbane, Kuala Lumpur
Ave. Duration
14h 5m
When
Tuesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
RM 2300 - RM 4400
Singapore Airlines
Website
singaporeair.com
Flights from Sydney to Kuala Lumpur via Singapore Changi
Ave. Duration
13h 50m
When
Every day
Estimated price
RM 4000 - RM 13000
Flights from Sydney to Ipoh via Singapore Changi
Ave. Duration
21h 42m
When
Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
RM 1600 - RM 4500
Flights from Sydney to Ipoh via Melbourne, Singapore Changi
Ave. Duration
19h 20m
When
Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
RM 2900 - RM 9500
Flights from Sydney to Ipoh via Kuala Lumpur, Singapore Changi
Ave. Duration
16h 20m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
RM 2300 - RM 4400
Flights from Sydney to Ipoh via Adelaide, Singapore Changi
Ave. Duration
24h 15m
When
Thursday
Estimated price
RM 1800 - RM 5000
Flights from Sydney to Singapore Changi
Ave. Duration
8h 18m
When
Every day
Estimated price
RM 2000 - RM 15000
Qantas
Website
qantas.com
Flights from Sydney to Singapore Changi
Ave. Duration
8h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
RM 2100 - RM 4800
Flights from Sydney to Singapore Changi via Ngurah Rai
Ave. Duration
10h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
RM 1200 - RM 4700
Flights from Sydney to Singapore Changi via Melbourne
Ave. Duration
10h 35m
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
RM 2200 - RM 5500
Flights from Sydney to Singapore Changi via Brisbane
Ave. Duration
10h 45m
When
Every day
Estimated price
RM 2200 - RM 5500
Flights from Sydney to Singapore Changi via Perth
Ave. Duration
11h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
RM 2300 - RM 5500
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Sydney to Kuala Lumpur
Ave. Duration
8h 50m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
RM 1800 - RM 3400
Flights from Sydney to Kuala Lumpur via Singapore Changi
Ave. Duration
12h
When
Every day
Estimated price
RM 2000 - RM 4700
Flights from Sydney to Kuala Lumpur via Soekarno–Hatta
Ave. Duration
12h 10m
When
Tuesday
Estimated price
RM 1600 - RM 3500
Flights from Sydney to Singapore Changi
Ave. Duration
8h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
RM 2100 - RM 4800
Scoot Tigerair
Website
flyscoot.com
Flights from Sydney to Ipoh via Kuala Lumpur, Singapore Changi
Ave. Duration
16h 20m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
RM 2300 - RM 4400
Flights from Sydney to Ipoh via Melbourne, Singapore Changi
Ave. Duration
19h 10m
When
Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
RM 2900 - RM 9500
Flights from Sydney to Ipoh via Singapore Changi
Ave. Duration
23h
When
Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
RM 1400 - RM 4200
Jetstar
Website
jetstar.com
Flights from Sydney to Singapore Changi
Ave. Duration
8h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
RM 2100 - RM 4800
Flights from Sydney to Singapore Changi via Ngurah Rai
Ave. Duration
10h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
RM 1200 - RM 4700
AirAsia X
Website
airasiax.com
Flights from Sydney to Kuala Lumpur
Ave. Duration
8h 50m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
RM 900 - RM 3200
Cebu Pacific
Website
cebupacificair.com
Flights from Sydney to Kuala Lumpur via Manila
Ave. Duration
15h 40m
When
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
RM 1000 - RM 3800
Malindo Airways
Website
malindoair.com
Flights from Sydney to Sultan Abdul Aziz Shah via Kuala Lumpur, Langkawi
Ave. Duration
17h
When
Saturday
Estimated price
RM 2100 - RM 4000
AirAsia
Website
airasia.com
Flights from Sydney to Ipoh via Kuala Lumpur, Langkawi
Ave. Duration
15h 40m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
RM 2300 - RM 4400
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from Sydney to Singapore Changi
Ave. Duration
8h
When
Every day
Estimated price
RM 1100 - RM 3500
Train operators
KLIA Express
Phone
+603 2267 8000
Website
kliaekspres.com
Train from Klia T1 to KL Sentral
Ave. Duration
35 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
RM 35 - RM 55
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 31m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
RM 32 - RM 37
Website
http://www.ktmb.com.my
Silver
RM 24 - RM 26
Gold
RM 32 - RM 37
Platinum
RM 40 - RM 50
Bus operators
KKKL Travel & Tours
Email
enquiry@kkkl.com.sg
Website
kkkl.com.sg
Bus from Tampines MRT Station to 5 Element Hotel
Ave. Duration
5h 31m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
RM 95
Schedules at
kkkl.com.sg
LA Holidays
Phone
+ 6012-389 5689
Email
general@laholidays.com.my
Website
laholidays.my
Bus from UMP Gambang to Terminal Bersepadu Selatan Kuala Lumpur
Ave. Duration
3h 34m
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
RM 24
Schedules at
laholidays.my
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
busonlineticket.com
Book at
easybook.com
Plusliner
Phone
+60 3 4045 8878
Email
talk2us@ktb.com.my
Website
redbus.my
Bus from Universiti Malaysia Pahang to Terminal Bersepadu Selatan
Ave. Duration
3h 34m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
RM 26
Schedules at
redbus.my

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