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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 priceR9 317Average for round-trip flights in September 2021
Round-trip fromR11 494From Johannesburg to Malaysia

Malaysia 2021 flight deals

Cheap flights to Malaysia found for this year
31 Dec - 6 Jan
R8 678pp
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
Qatar Airways
 
1 STOP
KUL
Kuala Lumpur Intl
KUL
Kuala Lumpur Intl
Qatar Airways
 
1 STOP
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
1 Dec - 27 Jan
R10 405pp
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
Qatar Airways
 
1 STOP
KUL
Kuala Lumpur Intl
KUL
Kuala Lumpur Intl
Qatar Airways
 
1 STOP
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
28 Nov - 8 Jan
R10 478pp
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
Qatar Airways
 
1 STOP
KUL
Kuala Lumpur Intl
KUL
Kuala Lumpur Intl
Qatar Airways
 
1 STOP
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo

Cheapest prices for Malaysia flights by month

The cheapest ticket to Malaysia found for each month in 2021 based on historical flight searches by Cheapflights users.
January
R9 360
February
R8 722
March
R9 128
April
R8 809
May
R8 606
June
R9 390
July
R9 099
August
R9 390
September
R9 230
October
R9 433
November
R8 969
December
R10 289
Currently, May is the cheapest month in which you can book a flight to Malaysia. Flying to Malaysia in December will prove the most costly. There are multiple factors that influence the price of a flight so comparing airlines, departure airports and times can help keep costs down.

When is the best time to fly to Malaysia?

Average Kuala Lumpur flight ticket prices and weather conditions for 2021 and 2022 by month.
ZA1 - MY1
Price
R8 608 - R12 781
MY1
Temperature
32 - 34 °C
MY1
Precipitation
139 - 333 mm
June is typically the best time to fly to Malaysia, but there are other times where great deals are available. March tends to be the warmest period in Malaysia so if you are looking for sun or warmer climates then look to fly around this time. November is the wettest if you need to factor this in to your plans.

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

To ensure you get the cheapest price possible for a flight to Malaysia, you should look to book at least 31 days in advance of your intended travel date. The price of your flight may increase if you delay and leave booking until a week or so before departure.

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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