Kuala Lumpur to Kuching Flights

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Kuala Lumpur to Kuching Flight Info

Peak season for travel

December
US$51

Off-season for travel

June
US$27

Cheapest return ticket price

US$159
Kuala Lumpur(KUL) ⇒ Kuching(KCH)

Cheapest direct flight price

US$86
Kuala Lumpur(KUL) ⇒ Kuching(KCH)

Frequently Asked Questions

  • When are flight tickets from Kuala Lumpur (KUL) to Kuching (KCH) the cheapest?

    Airlines adjust prices for flights from Kuala Lumpur to Kuching based on the date and time of your booking. By analyzing data from all airlines, on Trip.com, you can find the lowest flight prices on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Saturdays.
  • How much do flights from Kuala Lumpur (KUL) to Kuching (KCH) cost?

    According to Trip.com's data, the lowest price is around US$261.
  • How long does it take to fly from Kuala Lumpur (KUL) to Kuching (KCH)?

    It takes about 1 hour 49 minutes to fly from Kuala Lumpur (KUL) to Kuching (KCH).
  • What is the transportation method from the main airport to downtown in Kuching?

    • The distance from Kuching International Airport to downtown is about 4km, by taxi about 20 minutes.
  • What time does the earliest flight from Kuala Lumpur to Kuching depart?

    The earliest flight departs from Kuala Lumpur (KUL) at 07:05 and arrives in Kuching (KCH) at 09:00.
  • What time does the latest flight from Kuala Lumpur to Kuching depart?

    The latest flight departs from Kuala Lumpur (KUL) at 20:40 and arrives in Kuching (KCH) at 22:35.
  • What are the most popular airlines that fly from Kuala Lumpur (KUL) to Kuching (KCH)?

    Airlines with flights from Kuala Lumpur (KUL) to Kuching (KCH): AirAsia Berhad (Malaysia), Malaysia Airlines and Malindo Air.
  • What's the most popular airline for non-stop flights from Kuala Lumpur (KUL) to Kuching (KCH)?

    Malaysia Airlines operates 191 non-stop flights from Kuala Lumpur (KUL) to Kuching (KCH).
  • How many airports are there in Kuching (KCH)?

    There are 1 airport(s) near Kuching (KCH): Kuching International Airport.
  • What are some travel guidelines for Kuching during the COVID19 pandemic?

    Entry restrictions and flight schedule changes and cancellations are frequently updated and subject to change. If you plan to travel to Kuching, please obtain the most updated information from the airline you plan to book your travels with. You can also refer to COVID19 Country/Region Entry Restrictions for more information.
  • Which airlines offer free date changes for flights to this city during the COVID19 pandemic?

    There are no airlines with flights to this city that provide this service. Please use this information as a reference only and confirm with the airline prior to booking.

Kuala Lumpur (KUL) to Kuching (KCH) Flight Schedule

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Departure
Arrival
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Emirates

06:45

KUL

08:45

KCH

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AirAsia Berhad (Malaysia)

07:00

KUL

09:00

KCH

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Firefly

07:45

KUL

09:40

KCH

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AirAsia Berhad (Malaysia)

08:00

KUL

09:50

KCH

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Malindo Air

08:45

KUL

10:35

KCH

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AirAsia Berhad (Malaysia)

09:10

KUL

11:00

KCH

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Firefly

10:00

KUL

11:45

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AirAsia Berhad (Malaysia)

10:30

KUL

12:30

KCH

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Firefly

10:55

KUL

12:40

KCH

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Emirates

11:00

KUL

12:45

KCH

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AirAsia Berhad (Malaysia)

11:30

KUL

13:25

KCH

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AirAsia Berhad (Malaysia)

11:55

KUL

13:40

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AirAsia Berhad (Malaysia)

12:05

KUL

13:55

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AirAsia Berhad (Malaysia)

12:40

KUL

14:35

KCH

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Malaysia Airlines

12:45

KUL

14:25

KCH

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AirAsia Berhad (Malaysia)

12:50

KUL

14:35

KCH

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AirAsia Berhad (Malaysia)

13:35

KUL

15:25

KCH

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Firefly

14:00

KUL

15:45

KCH

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Emirates

14:05

KUL

15:50

KCH

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AirAsia Berhad (Malaysia)

14:20

KUL

16:10

KCH

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Malindo Air

15:25

KUL

17:15

KCH

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AirAsia Berhad (Malaysia)

15:35

KUL

17:30

KCH

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AirAsia Berhad (Malaysia)

16:30

KUL

18:25

KCH

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AirAsia Berhad (Malaysia)

16:45

KUL

18:35

KCH

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AirAsia Berhad (Malaysia)

16:50

KUL

18:40

KCH

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Emirates

17:30

KUL

19:20

KCH

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AirAsia Berhad (Malaysia)

17:55

KUL

19:45

KCH

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Emirates

18:10

KUL

20:00

KCH

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Malaysia Airlines

18:30

KUL

20:05

KCH

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AirAsia Berhad (Malaysia)

18:35

KUL

18:35

KCH

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Flight Information from Kuala Lumpur (KL) to Kuching

Kuching, also known as Malaysia’s City of Cats, is a major popular destination for tourists in Malaysia. It is the gateway for travellers visiting Sarawak on the island of Borneo and is well-known for its flora and fauna, delicious Sarawakian delights as well as its rich history, well-preserved Brooke era architectural heritage and unique diversified culture.

Documents Required For Entry

Although Kuala Lumpur (KL) and Kuching are cities in the same country, these two cities are not located in the same geographical part of Malaysia. Kuala Lumpur is the capital city of Malaysia, located on the central west coast of Peninsular Malaysia whereas Kuching is the capital city of Sarawak, a state located in East Malaysia. The states in East Malaysia each has independent immigration controls therefore; you will pass through immigration when travelling between Kuala Lumpur and Kuching.

This means that you will require a valid passport/travel documents and relevant visas to enter Sarawak. All documents must be original and copies are not acceptable. Upon arrival, you will receive an entry passport stamp. If you are travelling on a foreign passport, this stamp does not extend your time in Malaysia and you still must leave the country within the timeframe you were initially given on your first entry. All visitors are required to complete an Arrival/Departure card, a Customs Declaration, and if required, a Travelers Declaration Form and Quarantine Form.

For Peninsular Malaysians, some sources have said that you may enter East Malaysia with just your MyKad. However, it is advisable to bring both your MyKad and passport due to the unforeseen changes in passport ruling in East Malaysia, especially if you are planning to also travel to Sabah after visiting Kuching. Alternatively, you can also apply for the Internal Travel Document, a valid travel document issued by the Malaysian Government as an alternative to an International Malaysian Passport. This document is valid for a single journey and the holder is allowed to enter and remain in Sarawak for not more than three (3) months on a Social or Business Visitor’s Pass. The document can be obtained from all immigration counters at Kuching airport arrival halls. It is free of charge and parent’s or guardian’s permission is not required for travellers under the age of 18.

Distance & Flight Duration

The fastest way for you to reach any city in East Malaysia is by flight since East Malaysia is located on the island of Borneo, separated from the mainland Peninsular Malaysia by the South China Sea. According to Google, the distance between Kuala Lumpur and Kuching is about 976 km. The flight duration from Kuala Lumpur to Kuching is approximately 1 hour and 50 minutes.

Airlines & Airports

You can easily book direct non-stop flights from Kuala Lumpur to Kuching via Malindo Airways, Malaysia Airlines, or AirAsia.

Depending on which airline you choose, your flight from Kuala Lumpur can depart either from Kuala Lumpur International Airport (KLIA) or Kuala Lumpur International Airport 2 (klia2). Either way, your flight will arrive at Kuching International Airport (KIA) in Kuching.

Earliest & Latest Flight Time

The earliest flight you can get to Kuching from Kuala Lumpur is at 07:00, operated by AirAsia. It departs from klia2 and arrives at KIA approximately at 09:00.

The latest flight you can get to Kuching from Kuala Lumpur is at 21:45, operated by AirAsia. It departs from klia2 and arrives at KIA approximately at 23:35.

Airfares & Flight Tickets

The cost of a one-way Economy flight ticket from Kuala Lumpur to Kuching can be as low as RM 98.92 or as high as RM 652.24, depending on the airline, current sales and season. Flight tickets tend to be higher during public holidays and festive seasons.

For example, prices are generally high during Chinese New Year in January/February, March school holiday period, mid-year school holidays, Hari Raya Aidilfitri period, year-end school holidays and Christmas/New Year period.

Getting To The City Centre From The Airport

Kuching International Airport (KIA) is located about 11 km (around 20 minutes by car) south of the city of Kuching and is the fourth busiest airport in Malaysia. You can get to the city centre from KIA through various ways:

1. Taxi Services

The airport is served by city taxis that operate through a coupon system. You do not have to haggle for the taxi fare as the charges are fixed based on the desired destinations. A trip to the city centre would normally cost approximately RM 30.00. You can obtain the taxi coupon at the taxi counters located at the arrival hall.

2. Bus Services

There used to be a public bus service operating directly from the airport to the city centre. However, this service has been suspended due to lack of demands. The nearest bus station is Kuching Sentral Bus Terminal, located about 2 km (15-minute walk) away from the airport.

3. Rent a Car

If you would like to drive a car throughout your trip, consider renting a car directly from Trip.com’s Car Rental Service page. You can choose to pick up your vehicle at KIA.

4. Airport Transfer

To save time and enjoy a peace of mind during your trip, you can also consider booking an airport transfer directly from Trip.com’s Airport Transfers page.

Best Time to Travel to Kuching

Being a tropical rainforest destination, Kuching generally receives both sunshine and rain all year long. The city is considered the wettest place in Malaysia, with an average rainfall of 4,159 mm (163.7 inch) with 279 days of rain a year. Therefore, if you love outdoor activities and would like to avoid rainy days, you should only visit Kuching during its dry months – April to October.

If you love religious and social activities, the Gawai Dayak festival is not to be missed. Held yearly on the 1st of June, Gawai Dayak is celebrated with enthusiasm across the city and is one of the main tourist attractions as there are plenty of celebration and festive events during this multi-day harvest festival.

Recommended Sightseeing Spots at Kuching

1. Semenggoh Nature Reserve

Everyone knows that Borneo is the island of the orangutans. If you want to see and interact with semi-wild orangutans, visit the Semenggoh Nature Reserve, one of the few places in the world where humans can interact with these endangered species. For over 20 years, this nature reserve’s main mission is to train orangutans that are orphaned or rescued from captivity on how to survive in the wild before being released into the forest. Although this life-saving programme has since been transferred to the Matang Wildlife Centre, this nature reserve is still home to many semi-wild orangutans and their babies. Semenggoh Nature Reserve is located approximately 22 km away from the city centre. You can book an e-hailing ride and reach your destination for around RM 30.00 (one-way).

2. Bako National Park

Established in 1957, Bako National Park is the oldest national park in Sarawak, known for its diverse flora and fauna. It is located approximately 40 km from Kuching. Despite being one of the smallest national parks in Sarawak, it has much to offer to its visitors. The national park has an abundant wildlife, jungle streams and waterfalls, secluded beaches, and an amazing network of 16 colour-coded jungle trails that offer short and long distance treks, suitable for beginners and experienced trekkers. In addition, if you are a bird-watching enthusiast, Bako National Park is the place for you as this national park is a paradise to over 150 species of birds!

3. Sarawak Cultural Village

One of Malaysia’s best-known and most iconic cultural attractions is the Sarawak Cultural Village. It is located at the foot of Mount Santubong, approximately 37 km away from the city centre and walking distance from Damai Beach. Known as the “living museum”, this award-winning attraction spans across 17-acres of land and showcases the various ethnic groups carrying out traditional activities in their respective traditional houses. It is definitely the place to experience Sarawak’s immerse culture under one roof as there are a total of nine authentic replica buildings that represent every major ethnic group in Sarawak; Bidayuh, Iban, Orang Ulu, Penan, Melanau, Malay and Chinese.

4. Kuching Waterfront

Kuching Waterfront is one of the most famous tourist attractions in the city centre. Stretching 900 meters along the south bank of the Sarawak River, it is the perfect location to a romantic evening stroll and admire the beautiful colonial-era buildings nearby. At night, the whole stretch of the esplanade becomes lively with food bazaars, local entertainments and displays of the spectacular water show/musical fountain. The Kuching Waterfront is also the perfect sunset spot for those who love sunset photography!

5. Bonus: Gunung Gading National Park

If your mission is to see the world’s largest flower, then you have come to the right place. Gunung Gading is home to the Rafflesia, a gigantic flower that can grow up to one metre in diameter! Witnessing the Rafflesia bloom is the main highlight of a trip to Gunung Gading so you should plan your trip during its peak flowering season, generally between the months of November, December and January. This national park is about 86 km away and requires around 2-hour drive from the city centre.

Basic Information on Kuching

1. Getting Around

Getting around Kuching is easy. You can use the widely available public transport like taxis or public buses. You can also download e-hailing apps such as Grab Malaysia or MyCar and travel worry-free within the city. Alternatively, you can also rent a car or a motorcycle. However, always ensure that you have the proper driving licence requirements and documentations before you rent any vehicle.

You can also get to certain destinations through boats or if you want to see the river and the waterfront villages, hiring a sampan (known locally as tambang) is the best way to get some good photos of river life.

2. Language

The residents in Kuching generally speak Malay. However, their dialect is slightly different from the national and official language, Bahasa Malaysia (Malay) as their Malay is known as Bahasa Sarawak (Sarawakian Malay Language), which is a subset of the Malay language. Nevertheless, almost half of Kuching residents are of Chinese descent, therefore Chinese is also widely spoken. Majority of the residents are able to communicate in English, especially the younger generation so you do not have to worry about any language barriers. It is, however, recommended to learn basic Malay if you are heading towards any rural areas or speaking to the older generation. Like other countries in the world, speaking at least some local phrases or attempting to learn the language will be appreciated by the locals.

3. Religion

Kuching’s population is a mixture of many different races and ethnicities. There is a sizeable population that follows the teachings of Islam. Therefore, like any place in Malaysia, it is important to remember some of the do’s and dont’s while touring the country. As a foreigner, you do not have to dress in traditional clothing. However, it is advisable to avoid wearing revealing clothes to avoid unwanted attention. When visiting religious places such as mosques and temples, it is highly recommended to dress modestly. Removing your shoes is also required before entering these holy places. You must also know that non-Muslims are not allowed to enter a mosque during prayer time although it is okay to stand outside and look around.

4. Tipping

Tipping is not mandatory as service charges are usually included in the bills. Generally, the service charge rate is around 10%. However, although tipping is not expected, any extra tipping from foreigners to the services provided by the locals will often be greatly appreciated.

5. Safety

Sarawakians are generally known to be friendly and peaceful people. Nevertheless, it is advisable to avoid unnecessary exposure of valuable and expensive items in crowded areas. Like any other tourist spots, petty crimes, such as pick pocketing or bag snatching may happen therefore always exercise caution on your valuables.

6. Smoking

Working towards a smoke-free generation in Malaysia, Kuching adhere strongly to the laws to establish more smoke-free zones. Smoking is strictly prohibited in public transportation, all eateries, government buildings, airports, entertainment centres, theatres, elevators and other public spaces. Any violation in this act can be treated as a punishable offense with a fine or jail.

7. Drinking Water

The water from the tap is not for direct consumption, even if the water is from the bathroom faucet in your hotel room. You are encouraged to purchase bottled water. In addition, when you purchase any bottled water, make sure that the seal is not broken. Inspect these seals before making any purchases from a local store.

*Disclaimer: Note that the information above is for reference only and may be subject to changes. We hold no responsibility in any inaccurate information stated above. We strongly advise that all travellers coming into Malaysia to check the latest entry requirements/visas from the Immigration Department of Malaysia and the latest flight details from the relevant airlines.

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