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Flights to Malaysia in 2021

Flight route prices based on searches on Cheapflights within the last 3 days, monthly prices based on aggregated historical data.
Popular inDecemberHigh demand for flights, 8% potential price rise
Cheapest inMayBest time to find cheap flights, 2% potential price drop
Average priceR8 430Average for round-trip flights in June 2021
Round-trip fromR9 195From Johannesburg OR Tambo to Malaysia
One-way fromR137One-way flight from Johannesburg to Malaysia

Cheap flights to Malaysia in June, July 2021

The best prices found for KUL flights for June, July
14 Jun - 17 Jun
R12 775pp
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
Qatar Airways
 
1 STOP
KUL
Kuala Lumpur Intl
KUL
Kuala Lumpur Intl
Qatar Airways
 
1 STOP
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
14 Jun - 16 Jun
R12 816pp
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
Qatar Airways
 
1 STOP
KUL
Kuala Lumpur Intl
KUL
Kuala Lumpur Intl
Qatar Airways
 
1 STOP
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
14 Jun - 17 Jun
R15 507pp
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
Multiple airlines
 
1 STOP
KUL
Kuala Lumpur Intl
KUL
Kuala Lumpur Intl
Ethiopian Air
   
2 STOPS
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo

Malaysia 2021 flight deals

Cheap flights to Malaysia found for this year
7 Nov - 14 Nov
R8 621pp
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
Etihad Airways
 
1 STOP
KUL
Kuala Lumpur Intl
KUL
Kuala Lumpur Intl
Etihad Airways
   
2 STOPS
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
7 Nov - 14 Nov
R9 195pp
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
Etihad Airways
 
1 STOP
KUL
Kuala Lumpur Intl
KUL
Kuala Lumpur Intl
Etihad Airways
   
2 STOPS
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
7 Nov - 13 Nov
R10 548pp
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
Qatar Airways
 
1 STOP
KUL
Kuala Lumpur Intl
KUL
Kuala Lumpur Intl
Qatar Airways
 
1 STOP
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo

When is the best time to book a flight to Malaysia?

The price you pay for your flight to Malaysia may vary depending on when you book. For the best chance of a lower fare, look to book 31 days in advance of your trip. Fares are likely to increase a fortnight or so before your departure date.

Which day is cheapest to fly to Malaysia?

The cheapest day to fly to Malaysia is usually Monday. At the moment, Saturday is the most expensive.

What time of day is cheapest to fly to Malaysia?

To get the best value, try booking a flight at midday when visiting Malaysia. Generally the prices will increase for flights in the afternoon as these tend to have higher demand.

Travellers considering taking cheap flights to Malaysia have a number of destinations to choose between. One of the 11 states on the Malay Peninsula or Sabah or Sarawak (the two states on the island of Borneo)? 

Malaysia’s influences include Portuguese, Dutch and British, and the country is a melting pot of religions and cultures. Malays, Chinese, Indians and many other groups call it home. Nowhere is this more evident than in its cuisine, a spicy smorgasbord that features satay, nasi lemak, rendang and roti canai (a pancake eaten with meat or chicken curry, a roadside stall staple) among many others. 

Malaysia’s west coast is the most developed, the east is more Malay. The west-coast cities include Kedah, Perak, Selangor, Malacca, Putrajaya (the seat of government) and, of course, Kuala Lumpur, the capital. 

On the eastern side of Malaysia, the more traditional part of the country, are the states of Kelantan, Pahang and Terengganu. 

On Borneo, Sabah has six national parks, superb scuba diving and Southeast Asia’s second-highest mountain, Mount Kinabalu, while Sarawak is a jungly place with mountains and 11 national parks. It’s the least touristy state and a wonderful destination for adventure travellers.

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Malaysia climate

The climate is tropical – warm weather year-round, temperatures between 21 and 32 degrees Celsius. Humidity levels are high. There are two seasons, wet and dry. The wet season extends from November to March, the dry season May to September.

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When is the best time to fly to Malaysia?

Peak season: 

There’s not really a bad time to visit Malaysia. There are two peak seasons. December to January takes in Christmas, New Year’s Day and Chinese New Year. Mid-May to the end of June is school holidays in Singapore and families come to the beach resorts. Travellers looking for quiet holidays should also think twice about taking cheap flights to Malaysia during March, June and August. This is when Malaysian schools are on holiday. June-August is the second peak season. 

Low season: 

September to December is low season.

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Getting around Malaysia

Apart from Malaysia Airlines, domestic airlines serving the peninsula and Sabah and Sarawak include Sabah Air, Berjaya Air and Air Asia.

Malaysia has a good public transport system with buses and trains offering a fast and comfortable service. Trishaws – a three-wheel vehicle – are to be found in the cities. Tourists can hop around the major islands by ferry. 

Kuala Lumpur has a light rail system as well as buses, taxis and rental-car companies.

 

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Alternative, similarly priced destinations

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