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Kuala Lumpur
Kuala Lumpur1 stop$726
Penang2 stops$866
Kota Kinabalu
Kota Kinabalu2 stops$1,013
Langkawi2 stops$982
Kuching2 stops$1,031
Johor Bahru
Johor Bahru2 stops$1,127
Sandakan2 stops$1,037
Miri2 stops$1,177
Kuantan2 stops$1,108

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FAQs - booking Malaysia flights

  • Which is the best airport to access Malaysia from the USA?

    Malaysia boasts of a number of top-tier international airports. Therefore, the choice you make on the airport to use will depend on several factors.

  • Is it possible for travelers to shop before boarding a trip from Salt Lake City International Airport to Malaysia?

    Yes. Visitors arriving in Malaysia from the USA might consider flying out of SLC Airport in case they intend to shop before continuing to Malaysia. The close proximity of several upscale malls to this airport will improve your ability to shop. One of the most appealing shopping areas close to SLC Airport is The Gateway Shopping Center, which offers reasonably priced goods and services.

  • First of all, where in Malaysia are you planning to visit?

    For example, if going on a hike on Mount Kinabalu is among your top priorities, then it would be best to use the Sandakan (SDK) airport. If you choose the wrong airport, you might have to connect to your desired destination through another flight, a ferry, etc.

  • Which nearby Malaysian cities does BKI Airport serve?

    Visitors arriving in Malaysia through BKI Airport can quickly get to a number of nearby cities. Donggongon, Kota Kinabalu, Putatan, and Kinarut are a few of the nearby cities that BKI Airport serves. The centers of these cities are roughly 109 miles from BKI. To travel to these locations from BKI Airport, you can use a taxi, a rental car, or a bus.

  • How do I get from the Airport to the city center?

    Malaysia has a well-functioning transport system that not only connects the two parts of the country but also makes it easy to access different areas of each part. In the Kuala Lumpur International Airport, for example, there are quite a number of taxis to help you navigate. There are two types of taxis here, the airport taxis and the metered taxis. Airport taxis run their operations through a coupon system accessible through the respective counters. On the other hand, metered taxis will charge you according to the distance you are traveling. Additionally, you can get from airports to city centers using public transport such as buses.

  • Are there any nearby hotels that provide complimentary airport shuttle service to travelers arriving at BKI Airport?

    You shouldn't worry if you intend to stay at a hotel that offers a free airport shuttle after arriving at BKI Airport. Near the BKI Airport, many hotels offer complimentary airport services. Consider reserving a room in a hotel that features a free airport shuttle if you'd like to avoid the hassle of paying for taxis to get to your preferred hotel.

  • I am traveling to Malaysia to visit the Perhentian Islands, where should I fly to?

    Located in Besut district in Terengganu, Malaysia, the islands are a top tourist attraction. If this is your destination, the closest airport to the islands is Khota Bharu. The airport is close to Kuala Besut jetty, a place where you will get a ferry to the islands. The best thing about traveling with the ferry from here is that the prices are affordable; you won’t have to break your budget.

  • Which airport is most frequently chosen by passengers going from the USA to Malaysia?

    SLC Airport is the favored departure airport for the majority of passengers flying to Malaysia from the USA. Although other airports, such as Denver (DEN) and Las Vegas (LAS) Airports, also provide equivalent flights from the USA to Malaysia, the majority of tourists prefer departing from the SLC Airport due to its ease of access to public transportation services, which lowers their travel expenditures.

  • How long is the flight to Malaysia?

    An average nonstop flight from the United States to Malaysia takes 26h 15m, covering a distance of 9113 miles. The most popular route is New York - Kuala Lumpur with an average flight time of 21h 35m.

  • What is the cheapest flight to Malaysia?

    The cheapest ticket to Malaysia from the United States found in the last 72 hours was $746. The most popular route is New York John F Kennedy Intl to Kuala Lumpur Intl and the cheapest round-trip airline ticket found on this route in the last 72 hours was $844.

  • What are the most popular destinations in Malaysia?

    Based on KAYAK flight searches, the most popular destination is Kuala Lumpur (91% of total searches to Malaysia). The next most popular destinations are Penang (4%) and Kota Kinabalu (2%). Searches for flights to Langkawi (0.7%), to Kuching (0.3%) and to Sandakan (0.3%) are also popular.

  • How does KAYAK’s flight Price Forecast tool help me choose the right time to buy?

    KAYAK’s flight Price Forecast tool uses historical data to determine whether the price for a given destination and date is likely to change within 7 days, so travelers know whether to wait or book now.

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Top tips for finding cheap flights to Malaysia

  • Enter your preferred departure airport and travel dates into the search form above to unlock the latest Malaysia flight deals.
  • Malaysia is a country split into two distinct parts, Peninsular Malaysia and Malaysian Borneo. It is important for you to first do extra research of where you are visiting since the two parts aren't connected by land.Those visiting Peninsular Malaysia can use airports such as Kuala Lumpur International Airport, while those visiting Malaysian Borneo can use Kota Kinabalu.
  • Salt Lake City International Airport (SLC) provides a range of handicapped-accessible amenities for passengers flying from the USA to Malaysia. Each of the parking garages at this airport's terminals has spots and amenities specifically for those with disabilities.
  • There are easy immigration processes for travelers visiting Malaysia compared to other Southeast Asian countries. You won't need a visa to travel to Malaysia for a stay of fewer than 90 days.
  • Anyone looking to unwind while waiting for a trip from the USA to Malaysia should stop by any of the Salt Lake City International Airport’s lounges. Delta Sky Club is one of the lounges that is highly appreciated by travelers traveling in economy classes from Salt Lake City International Airport to Malaysia. Distinctive class passengers can consider making a stop in the Centurion lounge.
  • Malaysia has an array of international airports. They include Kuala Lumpur International Airport, Kota Kinabalu International Airport, and Penang International Airport. The main airport here is the Kuala Lumpur International Airport, a major aviation hub in the region. It is approximately 30 miles from the capital, Kuala Lumpur.
  • Travelers who enjoy going on shopping excursions should consider flying into Kota Kinabalu International Airport (BKI) when they visit Malaysia. This airport is close to several high-end shopping centers that frequently have discounted sales offers, which makes shopping in Malaysia simple.
  • More than half of the population here is Muslim, and therefore Ramadan is widely observed. Even though there is no strict observation of Muslim rules (Malaysia is not very conservative), traveling to Malaysia around this time might cost you more.
  • Consider booking a hotel near BKI Airport if your flight from the US to Malaysia is scheduled to arrive late at night. The Napzone KKIA by Sovotel Hotels is one of the highly convenient lodging options for travelers from BKI Airport. You may conveniently reach this hotel within three minutes on foot.
  • It is possible to find direct flights from Washington to Malaysia. However, flying to an airport such as Kota Kinabalu might require two or more stops. You can weigh your options and book a flight through KAYAK.
  • Malaysia Airlines is the airline of choice for the majority of passengers traveling with their children from the USA to Malaysia. Kids may stream live versions of their favorite movies, songs, or TV shows from the USA to Malaysia with this airline's free in-flight Wi-Fi.
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Top 5 airlines flying to Malaysia

Need help choosing which airline to fly with from the United States to Malaysia? KAYAK airline reviews give an overall score for each airline based on loads of factors, including comfort, boarding, in-flight entertainment and more, to make your decision easier. See airline scores according to verified KAYAK customer reviews.
ANAOverall score based on 885 reviews
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Traveling with family should be sitted together. On our connecting flight we were all scattered.

10.0 ExcellentJulieta, Jun 2024HNL - NRT
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Traveling with family should be sitted together. On our connecting flight we were all scattered.

The crew was so accommodating. If I asked for extra snack they gave it to me. In economy the seats were wide and plenty of legroom. The backrest should have reclined a little more. Instead it barely moved. The footrest was helpful. Overall, my experience was good and I would recommend ANA as an alternative to other oversees low-cost airlines.

Excellent. All the ticket prices have gone up so much. With only economy as the option, I thought I better pay for a good airline and I am glad I took ANA. The only thing is the long layover at Hanaeda enroute to Singapore. Any chance to bring back the service to land at Narita instead for the transit and a shorter layover will be fantastic. I am a fan of ANA.

I booked a ANA flight, this was just a regular United flight — as always very bad, dirty, rude service, quite frankly really embarrassing to be flying with this after spending time in Japan.

For the price of a seat that is obviously crammed together so as to get many more people onboard and combined with the long flight duration, Free WiFi should be an automatic “Thank You for Flying with Us!” To charge an additional fee when so many other businesses offers it is a bit “cheap” on the airline’s part.

First I will say this was really NOT an ANA flight. ANA used a UNITED jet to perform this flight. I specifically booked with ANA because I did NOT WANT TO FLY UNITED FOR INTERNATIONAL FLIGHTS. So to spend $1800.00 and then discover after booking that it was going to be handled by United was very disappointing. I will be more careful next time when I book. The interior was very cramped in economy class; the dinner meal was terrible and also had extremely small portions for an international flight - the bread roll was ice cold and stale - that salad was very wilted; I’ve never had a “snack” that was so salty that it was difficult to eat; the breakfast “waffle” was practically unrecognizable. Really horrible meals for a very expensive international flight. Bathroom floor was also pretty dirty. I’m hoping my return flight is a real ANA airplane that is cleaned and serviced by ANA personnel with ANA meals. I will never book with ANA again if they continue to use UNITED airline jets. Yuck!!!🤢

This is a very long flight and the first time I have flown on a Japanese airline. I was very impressed with the staff. They worked hard and offered food and drink regularly. Plane was very well cared for. The let room was good . Food was ok but better than other airlines.

It was ok I thought because my flight was 1pm i was expecting to have lunch but it didn’t and after 7 hr finally dinner time was only chicken sandwich and next breakfast was an hour before plane land in Tokyo. so I should bring some food with me. Japanese flight attend was nice but the other was chewing gum and how she ask and respond to customers was not professional I felt. Maybe because Japan flight attendant is highly train and everyone looked very dress and professional so I was kind disappointed. I like that the bathroom was very clean .

Seat was roomy enough . The Asian selection for a meal was good . The tortellini was not very good. Service was excellent. O

It was very good. Lots of room with superior food and service. I will not hesitate to fly ANA in the future!

Leg room and flight sound insulation is very bad. They broke 3 of my bags with bad handling

Crews were great but food not much selection just all tailored for Asian passengers.

Too many luggages for 1 passenger (4 bags) will make all the overhead luggage bins a challenge to fit them all. Some have oversized hand carry as in like back packer size bags shouldn’t be allowed as handcarry.

I had a great experience with Singapore airlines as always. The partner airline, Scoot was fine except my bag was misplaced during the shuffle. Ultimately, my baggage arrived intact. Attempting to inquire about my baggage was impossible.

plus: service and personal assistance minus: online check-in did not work

The Premium economy class is not the same as some other airlines because there are no economy seats on these planes. Basically you’re getting an economy seat that’s a little wider. The seats are not that much more comfortable. The service and food experience is similar to economy class on other Asian airlines. There aren’t enough toilets for the entire plane therefore we are forced to share the business class toilets that are closed off with curtains.

Good flight. Fiod was ready a bit late hence a hurry to finish before landing. Excellent crew and service

Great to have actual hot tastey meal on a flight. Well done

I commend the flight attendants on our SFO-SIN flight who went above and beyond to provide us with extra snacks and food. This type of service makes the flight experience personal and awesome.

It was a great flight Food was great Crew was spectacular

I booked Flexi ticket, Paid extra for extra legroom seat. What I got was worst ever place to sit. It was an emergency exit seat with lots of legroom but half of the seat was occupied with aircraft body. Means you don’t keep that seat where a passenger can’t sit. The seats are too narrow. Whole night I was awake. Not movable armrests. One of the worst.

Great, the flight attendants were very friendly and the food was also good.

The overall flight went well and the aircrew was pleasant.

Cathay Pacific seems to be an airline in trouble and on its way out. Lots of broken or poorly functioning things like entertainment screens, seats, and enough well trained staff to handle a full flight. Sad...

The flight crew was exceptionally good. Personal needs were well met. The food choices were very nice.

Excellent. Planes are a little older and could get some refurbishment, but besides that everything was excellent.

Crew experience was more transnational, seats were so close together (LtoR and FtoB) that it was difficult to enjoy much of anything. When the person in front leaned back, there is no space for me. Sadly it was a flight to be endured not experienced.

While I was in great pain, the seat was sufficiently comfortable to allow me to rest and not be in so much pain.

we were upgraded which was a blessing and tender mercy for us. I fell the day before and was in extreme pain from knee to shoulder. Sitting in a more comfortable seat during the flight was an unexpected blessing and experience.

Seats were very comfortable. Crew were excellent. Food very good.

Besides the flight cancellation, everything else was prefect. Kudos to Malaysian Airlines.

Operated by American Airlines. Very chaotic and the crew was bit rough responding any enquiries. Restricted leg space.. Qatar would have been better

Qatar airways from Doha to guangzhau was excellent big bird Boeing 777 more room and smoothly flight, I Love it

It was good no problems made it on time for the next flight overseas!

The made us waiting and held our passports and boarding pass making us miss our flights

Not impressed. Only allowed one carry on on such a long flight.

The flight was good but my neighbor had the vent open full power for the whole flight and because the air was blowing from the side instead of from the top and I got very cold and ended up with a sore throat.

Bad experience with the delay n long wait time for connecting flight after missing the connection flight from Doha.

Wore experience due to delay and took me 3 days to reach my destination.

All over with Qatar airlines my experience was really bad due to delays and then putting me on different airlines and after 8 hours of wait I had to listen to their is no plane to fly for another 24 hours. Wore experience ever.

Terrible seats are very uncomfortable and narrow. Really hard time eating and painful buttons.. crew was very rud not allow anyone to stand not even to go to the toilets

Overnight flight in the old style Business class, but still very good.

I was in business class, without the business class amenities. Large seat with lots of legroom, but no TV or bed. Food was okay, but I did enjoy the Turkish red wine.

Excellent service and comfort from the moment you check in. Flight crew is hyper focused on making passengers comfortable and at ease. It’s like a flying hotel!

Only chicken as a meat dish through out the flight

Nothing really was great as such. Seen other no name airlines perform better.

Quality of service on board was very inconsistent. FA service primarily seemed robotic and they barely engaged with passengers

I’m unclear why I had to pay extra for assigned seats as Turkish airlines did not honor the seating. We were placed across the aisle from each other on TK 34, and were seated behind one another on TK 694. Because my name was misspelled on e-ticket (Klawiter, instead of Klawitter) I could not log onto website to get the connection gate number in Istanbul. The monitors in the airport were a jumbled mess 1/2 Arabic and 1/2 English.

On line check in needs a lot of improvement. I tried and gave up.

Food not good, flight attendants not the best, not accommodating very ruff

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