Flights to Malaysia and Getting There

Flights

Malaysia Airlines operate direct flights from most of Australia's major cities to Malaysia. Flying time ranges from 5 hours and 30 minutes to 8 hours and 30 minutes.

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Melbourne: Direct flights depart Melbourne International Airport daily and take approximately 8 hours and 30 minutes, arriving at Kuala Lumpur International Airport.

Sydney: Direct flights depart Kingsford Smith Airport daily and take approximately 8 hours and 30 minutes, arriving at Kuala Lumpur International Airport.

Adelaide: Direct flights depart Adelaide International Airport every Monday, Thursday and Saturday and take approximately 7 hours and 30 minutes, arriving at Kuala Lumpur International Airport.

Perth: Direct flights depart Perth International Airport daily and take approximately 8 hours and 30 minutes, arriving at Kuala Lumpur International Airport.

Flights to Bangkok and Phuket are also available via Malaysia Airlines departing Kuala Lumpur.

Getting There

Set in the heart of Southeast Asia, Malaysia is easily accessible from most parts of the world by air, surface and sea links.

By Air: There are six international airports in Malaysia, however the main gateway is the Kuala Lumpur International Airport (KLIA) at Sepang in Selangor. There are also 14 domestic airports and airstrips located throughout Sabah, Sarawak, Labuan and the rest of Malaysia.

By Sea: Malaysia is easily accessed via sea ports. The largest modern port in Malaysia, Port Klang is also a major cargo and shipping terminal and is located on the west coast of the Peninsular, not far from Kuala Lumpur. Sea ports are also located on Penang and Langkawi, north of the Peninsular; south at Johor and on the East and West coasts.

By Road: Located in the northern state of Kedah, 48km north of Alor Star, Bukit Kayu Hitam is Malaysia's main entry point from Thailand. The North-South Expressway links Bukit Kayu Hitam to Kuala Lumpur 490km away.

By Rail: Located on the main rail route, Malaysia operates a daily service from Bangkok, an international express to Thailand and regular services from Padang Besar to Singapore via KL. Covering the entire length of the Peninsular, the exclusive Eastern and Oriental Express also offers a two-day journey from Bangkok to Singapore via Kuala Lumpur with frequent stops at scenic locations.