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

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Fly Sydney to Kuala Lumpur, train  •  12h 2m

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

RM 790 - RM 1720

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Fly Sydney to Singapore Changi, bus  •  17h 6m

  1. Fly from Sydney (SYD) to Singapore Changi (SIN) SYD - SIN
  2. Take the bus from Tampines MRT to KL Sentral

RM 468 - RM 2455

3 alternative options

Fly Sydney to Kuantan, bus  •  17h 51m

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

RM 911 - RM 1833

Fly Sydney to Ipoh, train  •  17h 23m

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

RM 1074 - RM 2993

Train to Newcastle, fly to Kuala Lumpur, train  •  17h 4m

  1. Take the train from Central Station to Hamilton Station
  2. Fly from Newcastle (NTL) to Kuala Lumpur (KUL) NTL - KUL
  3. Take the train from Klia T1 to KL Sentral

RM 769 - RM 1708

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Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Sydney to Kuala Lumpur is to fly and bus which costs $160 - $900 and takes 17h 6m.

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The quickest way to get from Sydney to Kuala Lumpur is to fly and train which costs $270 - $650 and takes 12h 2m.

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The distance between Sydney and Kuala Lumpur is 6614 km.

It takes approximately 12h 2m 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 6:03 PM in Sydney and 4:03 PM in Kuala Lumpur.

SilkAir, Qantas, Jetstar Asia Airways and five other airlines offer flights from Sydney Airport to Kuala Lumpur Airport.

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There are 5143+ 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 2m

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

There is no direct connection from Sydney to Kuala Lumpur. However, you can take the train to International Airport Station, take the walk to Sydney airport, fly to Kuala Lumpur, take the walk to Klia T1, then take the train to Kuala Lumpur. Alternatively, you can take the train to International Airport Station, take the walk to Sydney airport, fly to Kuantan, take the taxi to UMP Gambang, take the bus to Terminal Bersepadu Selatan Kuala Lumpur, take the walk to Bandar Tasik Selatan, then take the train to Kuala Lumpur.

Airlines
Singapore Airlines
Website
singaporeair.com
Flights from Sydney to Kuala Lumpur via Singapore Changi
Ave. Duration
10h 37m
When
Every day
Estimated price
RM 1400 - RM 4300
Flights from Sydney to Ipoh via Singapore Changi
Ave. Duration
10h 50m
When
Every day
Estimated price
RM 1900 - RM 6000
Flights from Sydney to Ipoh via Canberra, Singapore Changi
Ave. Duration
13h 40m
When
Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
RM 1900 - RM 6000
Flights from Sydney to Ipoh via Brisbane, Singapore Changi
Ave. Duration
13h 30m
When
Friday
Estimated price
RM 2000 - RM 6500
Flights from Sydney to Ipoh via Melbourne, Singapore Changi
Ave. Duration
14h
When
Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
RM 2000 - RM 6000
Flights from Sydney to Ipoh via Auckland, Singapore Changi
Ave. Duration
17h 10m
When
Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
RM 3100 - RM 9500
Flights from Sydney to Ipoh via Perth, Singapore Changi
Ave. Duration
16h
When
Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
RM 2100 - RM 6500
Flights from Newcastle to Kuala Lumpur via Brisbane, Singapore Changi
Ave. Duration
13h 53m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
RM 1300 - RM 4100
Flights from Sydney to Singapore Changi
Ave. Duration
8h 21m
When
Every day
Estimated price
RM 1600 - RM 3400
Flights from Sydney to Singapore Changi via Canberra
Ave. Duration
9h 55m
When
Every day
Estimated price
RM 1600 - RM 3400
Virgin Australia
Website
virginaustralia.com
Flights from Sydney to Kuala Lumpur via Singapore Changi
Ave. Duration
10h 37m
When
Every day
Estimated price
RM 1400 - RM 4300
Flights from Newcastle to Kuala Lumpur via Brisbane, Singapore Changi
Ave. Duration
12h 47m
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
RM 1300 - RM 4100
Flights from Sydney to Singapore Changi
Ave. Duration
8h 21m
When
Every day
Estimated price
RM 1600 - RM 3400
Flights from Sydney to Singapore Changi via Canberra
Ave. Duration
9h 55m
When
Every day
Estimated price
RM 1600 - RM 3400
Qantas
Website
qantas.com
Flights from Sydney to Kuala Lumpur via Singapore Changi
Ave. Duration
10h 50m
When
Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
RM 1600 - RM 4300
Flights from Newcastle to Kuala Lumpur via Brisbane, Singapore Changi
Ave. Duration
14h 30m
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Friday
Estimated price
RM 1500 - RM 4100
Flights from Newcastle to Kuala Lumpur via Melbourne, Singapore Changi
Ave. Duration
14h 25m
When
Monday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
RM 1500 - RM 4100
Flights from Sydney to Singapore Changi
Ave. Duration
8h 30m
When
Every day
Estimated price
RM 1200 - RM 2700
Flights from Sydney to Singapore Changi via Melbourne
Ave. Duration
10h 40m
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
RM 1200 - RM 2700
Flights from Sydney to Singapore Changi via Brisbane
Ave. Duration
10h 55m
When
Every day
Estimated price
RM 1200 - RM 2700
Malaysia Airlines
Website
malaysiaairlines.com
Flights from Sydney to Kuala Lumpur
Ave. Duration
8h 50m
When
Every day
Estimated price
RM 1100 - RM 3500
Flights from Sydney to Kuantan via Kuala Lumpur
Ave. Duration
12h 30m
When
Every day
Estimated price
RM 1200 - RM 3800
Flights from Newcastle to Kuala Lumpur via Brisbane
Ave. Duration
11h
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Friday
Estimated price
RM 1100 - RM 3400
Flights from Newcastle to Kuala Lumpur via Melbourne
Ave. Duration
13h 30m
When
Monday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
RM 1100 - RM 3400
Scoot Tigerair
Website
flyscoot.com
Flights from Sydney to Kuala Lumpur via Singapore Changi
Ave. Duration
11h 30m
When
Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
RM 700 - RM 2100
Flights from Sydney to Kuantan via Singapore Changi
Ave. Duration
17h 55m
When
Tuesday and Thursday
Estimated price
RM 750 - RM 2200
Flights from Sydney to Ipoh via Singapore Changi
Ave. Duration
14h 15m
When
Thursday
Estimated price
RM 1000 - RM 2900
Flights from Newcastle to Kuala Lumpur via Sydney, Singapore Changi
Ave. Duration
13h 25m
When
Friday
Estimated price
RM 650 - RM 1900
Flights from Sydney to Singapore Changi
Ave. Duration
8h 30m
When
Every day
Estimated price
RM 460 - RM 3000
AirAsia X
Website
airasiax.com
Flights from Sydney to Kuala Lumpur
Ave. Duration
8h 52m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
RM 700 - RM 1600
Flights from Newcastle to Kuala Lumpur via Sydney
Ave. Duration
12h 7m
When
Monday, Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
RM 650 - RM 1500
Flights from Newcastle to Kuala Lumpur via Brisbane, Sydney
Ave. Duration
13h 50m
When
Monday, Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
RM 800 - RM 1700
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from Sydney to Kuantan via Melbourne, Kuala Lumpur
Ave. Duration
12h 50m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
RM 1300 - RM 4000
Flights from Newcastle to Kuala Lumpur via Melbourne
Ave. Duration
13h 30m
When
Monday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
RM 1100 - RM 3400
Flights from Sydney to Singapore Changi
Ave. Duration
8h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
RM 1400 - RM 3500
AirAsia
Website
airasia.com
Flights from Sydney to Kuantan via Kuala Lumpur
Ave. Duration
11h 55m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
RM 800 - RM 1700
Flights from Newcastle to Kuala Lumpur via Melbourne, Ngurah Rai
Ave. Duration
13h 25m
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
RM 1000 - RM 2500
Malindo Airways
Website
malindoair.com
Flights from Sydney to Kuala Lumpur via Ngurah Rai
Ave. Duration
11h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
RM 1000 - RM 2400
Flights from Newcastle to Kuala Lumpur via Sydney, Ngurah Rai
Ave. Duration
12h 55m
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
RM 1000 - RM 2200
Garuda Indonesia
Website
garuda-indonesia.com
Flights from Sydney to Singapore Changi via Soekarno–Hatta
Ave. Duration
10h 50m
When
Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
RM 1500 - RM 3800
Flights from Sydney to Singapore Changi via Ngurah Rai
Ave. Duration
11h 25m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
RM 1500 - RM 3800
Indonesia AirAsia
Website
airasia.com
Flights from Newcastle to Kuala Lumpur via Brisbane, Ngurah Rai
Ave. Duration
14h 10m
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
RM 1100 - RM 3900
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/
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 36m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
RM 23 - RM 40
Website
http://www.ktmb.com.my
Silver
RM 23 - RM 26
Gold
RM 33 - RM 37
Platinum
RM 40 - RM 50
Transport NSW

Transport for NSW manages public transport for Australia’s New South Wales region, including metro, train, bus, ferry, light rail and coach. Hubs include Sydney, Byron Bay, Newcastle and Wollongong. Use an Opal card for cheapest fares in greater Sydney, the Blue Mountains, Central Coast, the Hunter and the Illawarra. Tickets for regional train and bus services need to be booked before travel (Opal cards are not accepted).

Contact Details
Phone
131 500
Website
transportnsw.info
Train from Central Station to Hamilton Station
Ave. Duration
2h 51m
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
RM 70 - RM 130
Schedules at
Transport NSW
Economy
RM 70 - RM 90
First Class
RM 95 - RM 130
Bus operators
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
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 95
Schedules at
kkkl.com.sg

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