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BOS — KUL
Apr 21 — Apr 281
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Flights to Malaysia in 2024

Find the latest flights to Malaysia in 2024, with up-to-date prices and availability. In the last 7 days, Cheapflights users made a total of 626 079 searches and data was last updated on 16 April 2024.

Popular in

December

Cheapest in

November

Average price

R13 948

Return from

R11 589

One-way from

R7 155
High demand for flights, 5% potential price rise
Best time to find cheap flights, 2% potential price drop
Average for return flights in April 2024
From Johannesburg to Kuala Lumpur
One-way flight from Johannesburg to Malaysia

Average price of flights to Malaysia by month

Plan your trip to Malaysia by taking into account the cheapest months to travel. The average price of a one-way flight to Malaysia is currently R0 while a return flight costs R0. Price data was last updated on 14 April 2024.

Currently, February is the cheapest month in which you can book a flight to Malaysia (average of R691). Flying to Malaysia in July will prove the most costly (average of R799). There are multiple factors that influence the price of a flight so comparing airlines, departure airports and times can help keep costs down.

January

R13 587

February

R13 149

March

R13 453

April

R13 948

May

R13 948

June

R13 777

July

R15 204

August

R14 576

September

R13 587

October

R13 244

November

R13 320

December

R14 938

Temperature and rainfall in Malaysia by month

Plan your trip to Malaysia by taking into account the average temperature and rainfall totals by month.

KUL

Temperature

27 - 28 °C

If weather is an important factor for your trip to Malaysia, use this chart to help with planning. For those seeking warmer temperatures, April is the ideal time of year to visit, when temperatures reach an average of 28.0 C. Travellers hoping to avoid the cold should look outside of January, when temperatures are typically at their lowest (around 27.0 C).

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

Use this chart to determine the optimal time to book a return flight to Malaysia. Price data was last updated on 28 January 2024.
To ensure you get the cheapest price possible for a flight to Malaysia, you should look to book at least 89 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.
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Reviews of airlines servicing Malaysia

Get insights into the airlines that provide service to Malaysia. Read reviews, discover amenities, and learn about the overall travel experience offered by airlines. Use this information to make informed decisions when choosing an airline for your flight to Malaysia. Reviews last updated 16 April 2024.
Read reviews from past customers who have flown Malaysia Airlines, Singapore Airlines and Ethiopian Air to Malaysia. You can also see how each airline stacks up in terms of entertainment options, comfort, food, crew/service, and boarding process.
8,3
Very Good
1 487 reviews

Comfort

8,1

Food

7,8

Overall

8,3

Crew

8,7

Entertainment

8,2

Boarding

8,4

Reviews

1 / 10

The flight was on time which is great. The flight attendants are super friendly and helpful with your needs, questions & so on. We enjoyed the food and drinks provided. The fold flat seat was very comfortable with the extra pillows and a light comforter. The 14.5 hours flight was easy.

8,3
Very Good
1 487 reviews
8,3
Very Good
1 487 reviews

Comfort

8,1

Food

7,8

Overall

8,3

Crew

8,7

Entertainment

8,2

Boarding

8,4

Reviews

1 / 10

The flight was on time which is great. The flight attendants are super friendly and helpful with your needs, questions & so on. We enjoyed the food and drinks provided. The fold flat seat was very comfortable with the extra pillows and a light comforter. The 14.5 hours flight was easy.

8,1
Very Good
4 092 reviews
8,3
Very Good
1 487 reviews

Comfort

8,1

Food

7,8

Overall

8,3

Crew

8,7

Entertainment

8,2

Boarding

8,4

Reviews

1 / 10

The flight was on time which is great. The flight attendants are super friendly and helpful with your needs, questions & so on. We enjoyed the food and drinks provided. The fold flat seat was very comfortable with the extra pillows and a light comforter. The 14.5 hours flight was easy.

7,8
Good
1 142 reviews
8,3
Very Good
1 487 reviews

Comfort

8,1

Food

7,8

Overall

8,3

Crew

8,7

Entertainment

8,2

Boarding

8,4

Reviews

1 / 10

The flight was on time which is great. The flight attendants are super friendly and helpful with your needs, questions & so on. We enjoyed the food and drinks provided. The fold flat seat was very comfortable with the extra pillows and a light comforter. The 14.5 hours flight was easy.

7,7
Good
4 493 reviews
8,3
Very Good
1 487 reviews

Comfort

8,1

Food

7,8

Overall

8,3

Crew

8,7

Entertainment

8,2

Boarding

8,4

Reviews

1 / 10

The flight was on time which is great. The flight attendants are super friendly and helpful with your needs, questions & so on. We enjoyed the food and drinks provided. The fold flat seat was very comfortable with the extra pillows and a light comforter. The 14.5 hours flight was easy.

7,5
Good
979 reviews
8,3
Very Good
1 487 reviews

Comfort

8,1

Food

7,8

Overall

8,3

Crew

8,7

Entertainment

8,2

Boarding

8,4

Reviews

1 / 10

The flight was on time which is great. The flight attendants are super friendly and helpful with your needs, questions & so on. We enjoyed the food and drinks provided. The fold flat seat was very comfortable with the extra pillows and a light comforter. The 14.5 hours flight was easy.

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.

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.

What is good to know if travelling to Malaysia?

  • Many Australians who have taken cheap flights to Malaysia stop at Sandakan to reflect on the Sandakan Death Marches, the single worst atrocity suffered by Australian servicemen during the Second World War. The Sandakan War Memorial Park on Mile 8, Jalan Labuk Utara. Local travel agents offer regular tours there. 
  • Independence Square (Padang Merdeka) in KL bears traces of Malaysia’s colonial past, including the Tudor-style Royal Selangor Club and Sultan Abdul Samad Building. The Sultan Abdul Samad Building has Moorish influences and a clock tower, called, predictably maybe, Big Ben. Merdeka Square is where the Malayan flag was raised for the first time after Malaysia won its independence from the United Kingdom in 1957. The flagpole has the honour of being the tallest flagpole in the world, at 100 metres high. 
  • The Lake Gardens are another colonial relic. The gardens were laid out in the late 19th century. 
  • Batu Caves are just 15km north of Kuala Lumpur. The caves have a sacred Hindu shrine. 
  • Langkawi (a collection of 99 islands) and the island of Penang are world famous for their beautiful beaches, but there are a couple of different ways to see them. There is air trekking in Langkwai’s rainforest in the national parks such as Taman Negara, Mulu National Park and Mt Kinabalu Park or the cable-car ride up Mount Machincang, one of the steepest inclines in the world. On Penang, take the funicular train up Penang Hill, a journey that takes about 90 minutes. 
  • The Terengganu coast, on the eastern side of Malaysia, is one of only six spots in the world where giant Leatherback Turtles clamber ashore to lay eggs. 
  • In Sarawark, on Borneo, is Mulu National Park. The caves of Mulu have the largest cave passage in the world; the largest natural rock chamber and the longest cave system in South-East Asia.

Related info for your journey

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Can I find cheaper flights to Malaysia if I am willing to have stopovers?

    Yes, flights with stopovers are often cheaper than direct flights. Keep an eye out for flight deals to Malaysia on Cheapflights that require 1 or 2 stops for potential cost savings.

  • What is the best airline to fly to Malaysia?

    Based on reviews from Cheapflights users, Air Mauritius is rated the highest out of the airlines that fly to Malaysia.

  • What is the cheapest airport to fly to in Malaysia?

    Penang Intl Airport is currently the cheapest airport to fly to in Malaysia. One-way flights to Penang Intl Airport typically cost R301, while return flights cost around R625.

  • How much is a return flight to Malaysia?

    A return flight to Malaysia will typically cost around R75, however they can be found for as little as R33.

  • Where does the fastest flight to Malaysia depart from?

    For those looking to save time traveling to Malaysia, Johannesburg offers the quickest one-way flight (16 hours 30 minutes).

  • Does Kuala Lumpur Intl Airport have car hire?

    Yes. Those touching down at Kuala Lumpur Intl Airport can take advantage of the car hire services offered upon their arrival.

  • Are there hotels close to Kuala Lumpur Intl Airport?

    Yes. Kuala Lumpur Intl Airport has hotels nearby for those requiring accommodations. Plaza Premium Lounge Klia 2 is the closest property to Kuala Lumpur Intl Airport (0,0 km away from Kuala Lumpur Intl Airport).

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