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Shanghai to Kuala Lumpur - Flights Starting at US$83

Book one-way or return flights from Shanghai to Kuala Lumpur from as little as US$83. Choose from the popular airlines below and book your flight today!

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Cheapest airlines flights from Shanghai to Kuala Lumpur

View airlines operating flights from Shanghai to Kuala Lumpur. Compare prices, find the option that best suits your travel needs, and enjoy a comfortable journey with a trusted airline.

AirAsia X
From US$87
Malaysia Airlines
From US$92
Shenzhen Airlines
From US$111
Sichuan Airlines
From US$119
Xiamen Airlines
From US$120
Spring Airlines
From US$123
Thai AirAsia X
From US$128
Cebu Pacific Air
From US$135
China Southern Airlines
From US$141
Air Macau
From US$141
ANA airlines

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Alternative Routes from Shanghai to Kuala Lumpur

Discover different routes, airlines, and transfers and find the best alternative flights for your journey from Shanghai to Kuala Lumpur.

  • Cheapest
    AirAsia X
    PVG
    01:35
    5h 25m
    Direct
    KUL
    07:00
    Shanghai Pudong International Airport - Kuala Lumpur International Airport
    Wed, Jun 12AirAsia X
    US$87
  • Shenzhen Airlines
    SHA
    19:50
    10h 10m
    1 transfer
    KUL
    06:00
    Shanghai Hongqiao International Airport - Kuala Lumpur International Airport
    Tue, Jun 18Shenzhen Airlines
    US$111
  • Xiamen Airlines
    SHA
    10:10
    11h 40m
    2 transfer
    SZB
    21:50
    Shanghai Hongqiao International Airport - Sultan Abdul Aziz Shah Airport
    Fri, Jun 7Xiamen Airlines
    US$195
  • Xiamen Airlines
    SHA
    10:10
    11h 40m
    2 transfer
    SZB
    21:50
    Shanghai Hongqiao International Airport - Sultan Abdul Aziz Shah Airport
    Fri, Jun 7Xiamen Airlines
    US$195
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Frequently Asked Questions

  • When are flight tickets from Shanghai (SHA) to Kuala Lumpur (KUL) the cheapest?

    Airlines adjust prices for flights from Shanghai to Kuala Lumpur based on the departure date and time of your selection. By analyzing data from all airlines, we've discovered that on Trip.com, you can find the lowest flight prices on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Saturdays.
  • How much do flights from Shanghai (SHA) to Kuala Lumpur (KUL) cost?

    According to Trip.com's data, the lowest price is around $332.
  • How long does it take to fly from Shanghai (SHA) to Kuala Lumpur (KUL) and what is the distance?

    It takes around 5 hours 30 minutes to fly from Shanghai (SHA) to Kuala Lumpur (KUL).
  • What is the transportation method from the main airport to downtown in Kuala Lumpur?

    • The distance from Kuala Lumpur International Airport to downtown is about 46km. It takes about 1 hour by taxi.
    • The distance from Sultan Abdul Aziz Shah Airport to downtown is about 17km. It takes about 30 minutes by taxi.
  • What are the most popular airlines that fly from Shanghai (SHA) to Kuala Lumpur (KUL)?

    Airlines with flights from Shanghai (SHA) to Kuala Lumpur (KUL): AirAsia X, China Eastern Airlines, Malaysia Airlines and Shanghai Airlines.

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Shanghai to Kuala Lumpur Flight Information

Cheapest nonstop flight price

$83

Cheapest round-trip ticket price

$166

Off-season for travel

May

Peak season for travel

November

Flight distance

3,731.25km

Average flight time

5 hours 30 minutes

Popular airline

AirAsia X Berhad
Flights from Shanghai to Kuala Lumpur

The city of Kuala Lumpur is an ideal example of diversity in architecture, cuisine, culture. You can witness traditional houses just next to some modern skyscrapers. This city forms the cultural and financial center of Malaysia. Being the 6th most visited city in the world, Kuala Lumpur hosts around 9 million tourists every year. You can surely plan a long holiday in this city as it offers a lot of tourist attractions.

Tip: The city of Kuala Lumpur is well-connected with trains, which is undoubtedly an economical option to get around within the city.

Getting to Kuala Lumpur

There are so many options for Shanghai to Kuala Lumpur flights that land at the Kuala Lumpur International Airport. Looking at the Shanghai-Kuala Lumpur flight booking, there are many direct flights to Kuala Lumpur like the one offered by Shanghai Airlines. China Eastern Airlines offers cheap flights to Kuala Lumpur and usually have one stop. Other airline services that offer flights from Shanghai to Kuala Lumpur at very reasonable prices. 

Tip: You can choose your choice of cuisine to be served during the flight at the time of booking itself.

Explore the interiors of Kuala Lumpur

The most visited tourist spot of the city is the Petronas Twin Towers, which are the tallest couple of towers across the globe. The sky bridge that connects these two towers gives a breathtaking view of the city. The famous Sri Mahamariamman Temple is another attraction of Kuala Lumpur and exhibits a wonderful architecture. You can spend your day at the Kuala Lumpur Bird Park and witness the beauty of over 3000 birds. It is also an education center for breeding programs and other scientific studies. If you are a fan of sea life, you should visit Aquaria KLCC located in the Kuala Lumpur Convention Center. It has a 300-feet tunnel that goes deep into the sea and allows you to have a closer look at the aquatic life.

Tip: Central Market is an ideal place for buying souvenirs for your friends and family.

Eat and Shop in Kuala Lumpur

You will find various food courts across the city that offer local cuisine. However, Hutong is believed to be the most renowned of them all. Malaysian cuisine is sure to make you crave for more. Pasar Seni is the most famous market in Kuala Lumpur. You can buy local products from this market at reasonable prices. It is very common to see live street performances while strolling down any street in Kuala Lumpur. It surely is an entertaining experience to see dancers dancing to their tunes. You can also take a stroll at the Kuala Lumpur Butterfly Park.

Tip: Do not forget to try the classic oyster omelet with noodles soup from a local Kuala Lumpur market. 

Use Trip.com to get the best offers and discounts on your flight tickets. You can also pre-reserve your hotel in Kuala Lumpur to enjoy your stay in the most comfortable and easy way. The customer support makes sure that you are fully satisfied with the service and guarantees an amazing stay in Kuala Lumpur.