Flights to Malaysia: practical information
Cheap airlines to Malaysia
Is Southeast Asia calling your name? Then a holiday in Malaysia is the perfect solution! Search for flights to Malaysia with Malaysia Airlines, the national carrier, or British Airways, China Airlines, Qatar Airways, among others. Most flights to Malaysia will touch down at Kuala Lumpur International Airport (KUL).
When to book flights to Malaysia
Malaysia is extremely multicultural so expect hotel and flights prices to rise during major holidays like Ramadan, Chinese New Year and the Hindu celebration of Deepavali. When planning your flights to Malaysia, consider avoiding monsoon season.
- Peak season: During cultural holidays and dry season: March-September in the north-west and October-February in the south-east.
- Low season: Monsoon seasons.
Flights to Malaysia with one stopover take around 14 hours but can be much longer.
Experience Malaysia: what to see, what to do
There are two halves of Malaysia, the peninsula which sits between Thailand and Singapore and so-called East Malaysia which occupies the northern bit of Borneo. Discover one half or both, there's adventure waiting for you either way!
Essentials in Malaysia
Mount Kinabalu: Malaysia is tropical and humid. To escape the mugginess, head to Sabah to explore Mount Kinabalu in the cooler highlands. It's the highest mountain in Borneo but only takes 4 hours to climb it. Most however enjoy the scenery and sleep overnight at Laban Rata.
Beaches: Malaysia has some great beaches so get a car hire in Malaysia and take a road trip to Sipadan off the coast of the Perhentian Islands. The coasts away from major cities are the best for their small villages and natural beauty. Beware of beaches not protected by capes due to their strong undertows.
Kuala Lumpur: A visit the country's modern and chic capital is a must! See the dramatic mix of modern and traditional with a visit to the famous Petronas Towers and then a tour of Ipoh to see the city's elegant colonial-era buildings that date back to the 1800s and 1900s.
Find more information on Malaysia Tourism.
Accommodations in Malaysia
Most cities in Malaysia will have a wide option of accommodations including budget hostels and even YMCAs. Mid-range hotels in Malaysia are usually a good bet for price and quality without breaking the bank. Looking for a bit of luxury? Malaysia is known for having the cheapest 5-star hotels in the world!