Kuala Lumpur is Malaysia’s capital city and a fascinating place to book flight tickets for a holiday. Various cultures, including Malay, Chinese, Indian, have inhabited the city over the years and are reflected in the architecture which is a mix of modern and historical buildings. The best example of postmodern architecture is the Petronas Towers, twin skyscrapers with an all glass shell that stretch 450 metres above the skyline. Travellers arriving on cheap flights to Kuala Lumpur at any time of year will encounter hot, humid weather, the temperature stays at a steady 28C-32C all year round. But the modern, air-conditioned buildings and retail stores make shopping a pleasant experience. Bukit Bintang, Central Market, Chinatown and Little India are also popular areas for shoppers to pick up bargains and souvenirs. Peak periods for Kuala Lumpur are the Malaysian school holidays that fall in early April, early August and mid-November to early January. Thaipusam, a key Hindu thanksgiving festival celebrated between mid-January and mid-February, attracts over one million travellers and locals each year. Book your flight to Kuala Lumpur well in advance for the best deals at this time.
Kuala Lumpur doesn’t really have an off season, though it does have a monsoon season from November to February which heralds torrential downpours and strong winds along the east coast. Although it can rain heavily at any time of year, many visitors prefer to avoid the wetter months of March and April, and from September to November.
June and July are considered the less rainy months and therefore a good time to book cheap flights to Kuala Lumpur. That doesn’t mean you shouldn’t come prepared for periodical showers and thunderstorms though, these tend to occur in the morning and late afternoon. Light cotton clothing with long sleeves, a hat and sunglasses are a must to protect from sunburn while sightseeing.
Flights from Sydney to Kuala Lumpur– 8 hrs 35 mins
Flights from Melbourne to Kuala Lumpur– 8 hrs 15 mins
Flights from Brisbane to Kuala Lumpur– 10 hrs 10 mins
Flights from Perth to Kuala Lumpur – 5 hrs 30 mins
The major airlines operating direct flights to Kuala Lumpur from Australia are: Malaysia Airlines, Emirates and AirAsia. Direct flight to Kuala Lumpur operate out of Perth, Sydney, Melbourne and Adelaide but there are plenty of other airlines over one or two stopovers, such as Singapore Airlines, Qantas, Cathay Pacific, Jetstar, Thai Airways and Virgin Australia.
Flights land at Kuala Lumpur Airport (KLIA) situated 45 km from the city centre. Express Rail Link trains provide fast transportation to the city centre with the KLIA Express taking approximately 28 minutes and the KLIA Transit 37 minutes. The Express Coach departs every 30 minutes with a journey time of one hour. Taxis are also available at the airport and should be paid for in advance at the ticket counter in the arrivals hall. Many hotels can arrange for a car to pick up guests, though this is generally more expensive than taking a taxi.