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London to Kuala Lumpur flights

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Departure Tue, 18 May Return Wed, 26 May
LON London
KUL Kuala Lumpur
return from £415
Departure Tue, 01 Jun Return Wed, 09 Jun
LON London
KUL Kuala Lumpur
return from £413
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Currency and price comparison
Exchange rate
1.00 GBP = 5.8 MYR
British Pound Sterling Malaysian Ringgit
1 MYR = 0.18 GBP
Last checked on 14 May 2021
Train
Local, one-way ticket
81%

Trains in Kuala Lumpur are 81% cheaper than in London.

London
£2.8
Kuala Lumpur
£0.52
Meal
Mid-priced restaurant
84%

A meal in Kuala Lumpur is 84% cheaper than a meal in London.

London
£15
Kuala Lumpur
£2.43
Taxi
Standard daytime start rate
80%

A taxi fare in Kuala Lumpur is 80% cheaper than in London.

London
£3
Kuala Lumpur
£0.61
Coffee
Regular cappuccino
31%

Coffee in Kuala Lumpur is 31% cheaper than in London.

London
£2.89
Kuala Lumpur
£1.98
London airports
  • ( Heathrow (LHR)
    How far from city centre: 14 miles
  • ( Gatwick (LGW)
    How far from city centre: 25 miles
  • ( Stansted (STN)
    How far from city centre: 30 miles
  • ( Luton International (LTN)
    How far from city centre: 27 miles
  • ( Southend (SEN)
    How far from city centre: 35 miles
  • ( London City (LCY)
    How far from city centre: 7 miles
Kuala Lumpur airports
  • ( Kuala Lumpur INTL (KUL)
    How far from city centre: 29 miles
  • ( Sultan Abdul Aziz Shah (SZB)
    How far from city centre: 11 miles
K Distance: 6553 miles

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Useful information for flights from London to Kuala Lumpur

How long are flights from London to Kuala Lumpur?

Depending on the flight path and ticket type booked, the flight duration from London to Kuala Lumpur is approximately 15 to 18 hours.

What are the most common stopovers?

There are no regular direct flights from London to Kuala Lumpur. The most common stopovers are Hong Kong, Bangkok, and Beijing.

What documentation do I need to fly to Kuala Lumpur from London?

You will need a valid passport to travel from London to Kuala Lumpur.

Which airlines fly from London to Kuala Lumpur?

Several international airlines offer cheap flights from London to Kuala Lumpur, including:

  • Cathay Pacific, Hong Kong's national airline.
  • Etihad Airways, the United Arab Emirates' national and second-largest airline.
  • Air China, China's national airline.
  • Thai Airways, Thailand's national airline.
  • Air France, France's national airline.
  • British Airways, the UK's national airline.

How to find cheap flights from London to Kuala Lumpur

Opodo's online flight search engine is an easy, quick way to find cheap flights from London to Kuala Lumpur, along with the best deals on domestic flights within Malaysia. Opodo displays the cheapest time to go and quickest flight times first. If you'd like to add any city breaks on the way to Kuala Lumpur, you can filter results by adding stopover airports. Opodo has a mobile app and free phone line to help you find the right airfares. You can also sign up for email alerts about price drops on tickets for trips on chosen routes.

When are the best times to fly from London to Kuala Lumpur?

  • June is the driest month for holidays in Kuala Lumpur and a great time to enjoy the city's surrounding natural beauty.
  • In late August and September, Kuala Lumpur celebrates the date in 1957 when Malaysia became independent from the United Kingdom.

Airports in London

Two of London's six airports operate most flights to Kuala Lumpur: Heathrow (LHR) and Gatwick (LGW).

Useful information about London Heathrow Airport

Heathrow (LHR), one of the world's biggest and busiest airports, is 17 miles southwest of the city centre.

How to get to the airport:

  • By train – Heathrow Express from Paddington, a 15-minute journey departing every 15 minutes.
  • By underground – Heathrow is on the Picadilly line, approximately 30-50 minutes from central London.
  • By bus – coaches from Victoria depart frequently, with a journey time of 45 minutes.
  • By taxi or car – 40-50 minutes from central London.

Services: operates 24/7, free Wi-Fi, tax-free shops, designated smoking areas, ATMs, currency exchange, airline and business lounges, hotels, duty-free shopping, shops, and food outlets.

Useful information about London Gatwick Airport

Gatwick (LGW) is 30 miles from central London, in Surrey.

How to get to the airport:

  • By bus – departures every 30 minutes from Victoria Coach Station, journey time 90 minutes.
  • By taxi – approximately 1 hour from central London and 35 minutes from Croydon.
  • By train – 35 minutes from Victoria on the Gatwick Express, departing four times per hour.

Services: Wi-Fi access, open 24 hours, special passenger assistance, accessible toilets, religious spaces, ATMs, currency exchange, marked smoking areas, business lounges, and retail and food outlets.

Airports in Kuala Lumpur

Kuala Lumpur is served by one of Asia's biggest airports, Kuala Lumpur International (KLIA).

Useful information about Kuala Lumpur International Airport

Kuala Lumpur International Airport is in Selangor's Sepang district, approximately 34 miles from the city centre.

How to get from the airport to the city:

  • By bus – express coach every 30 minutes to KL Sentral downtown, operating between 5:00 and 23:00, journey time approximately 60 minutes.
  • By car or taxi – 45-60 minutes to most places in central Kuala Lumpur.
  • By train – KLIA Ekspres trains leave every 15-20 minutes from the Main Terminal to KL Sentral; journey time is 28 minutes non-stop.

Services: free Wi-Fi access, prayer rooms, business facilities, car hire, hotel transfers, accessible toilets, designated smoking areas, currency exchange, cash machines, airport and local information counter, shops, and eateries.

What to do and visit in Kuala Lumpur

  • See the unique architecture around the city centre, from the former Colonial Secretariat offices to the grand Jamek Mosque.
  • Ride to the top of the imposing Petronas Twin Towers for unbeatable views over Kuala Lumpur, and don't miss one of the world's favourite photo opportunities at the base of the towers.
  • Follow your nose to a delicious street food market or experience traditional Malay life in Kampong Bharu, a village preserved over the centuries right in the middle of Kuala Lumpur.
  • Treat yourself to a relaxing day at one of Kuala Lumpur's many spas, or get a foot massage and reflexology treatment in the city's Golden Triangle and Chinatown districts.
  • Head to the natural limestone Batu Caves, which house several Hindu temples, for a spiritual and visually spectacular experience.

Frequent asked questions about flights from London to Kuala Lumpur

😷 Is it safe to travel from London to Kuala Lumpur during the Covid-19 situation?
At Opodo we want to make sure that your travel plans are not affected by any cancelation as well as any possible restrictions Malaysia may apply when travelling from London. Is your flight cancelled? We've got your back! With our flexible ticket guarantee you can decide if you want to book another flight - free of rebooking fee - or get a full refund!
🔍 How can I find cheap flights from London to Kuala Lumpur at Opodo?
The cheapest price for a flight from London to Kuala Lumpur is 413£. At Opodo we use different machine learned based methodologies to find our costumers the best option available, considering airline combinations, stopovers and direct flights as well as different criteria for inbound and outbound journeys.
💰 Is Kuala Lumpur expensive to visit compared to London?
If you compare transportation prices, the taxi ride in Kuala Lumpur costs an average of 0.62 GBP, 76% cheaper than London, with a fare of 2.60 GBP, while train tickets costs 81% less in Kuala Lumpur: 0.53 GBP against 2.80 GBP in London. If you compare the price of a lunch meal, however, you can find it from 2.12 GBP in Kuala Lumpur, 86% less than the 15.00 GBP in London. The price of the coffee is around 31% cheaper in Kuala Lumpur, with an average of 2.03 GBP, while in London the coffee costs 2.93 GBP.
📉 When is the best time to book a flight from London to Kuala Lumpur?
The most popular months to book a trip from London to Kuala Lumpur are July, January and December, based on the searches of our customers.
📅 When is the best time to travel from London to Kuala Lumpur?
The best time of the year to go to Kuala Lumpur when flying from London depends on several preference factors like climate, seasonality and, of course, price. When it comes to popularity, July is the top 1º month to fly to Kuala Lumpur from London in terms of searches from our customer, followed by August and December. If you prefer to avoid high peaks of turism, however, and escape a crowded period, May, November and October are the months with less volume of searchs for the route London -  Kuala Lumpur.
🕑 How long does the flight take to go from London to Kuala Lumpur?
The total flight time between London and Kuala Lumpur is of around 15:45 hours on average, considering an average distance of 12,303 km, for both direct and indirect flights for the route (which may have 1 or more stops in other cities in between).
🛄 Which airports have flights between London and Kuala Lumpur?
The main airport route flying between London and Kuala Lumpur is: Heathrow (LHR) to Kuala Lumpur INTL (KUL). This route is covered by the following airline(s):
  • Malaysia Airlines.
  • British Airways.
Airlines with indirect flights from London to Kuala Lumpur are:
  • Etihad Airways, with 95 minutes scale in Abu Dhabi.
  • Etihad Airways, with 95 minutes scale in Abu Dhabi.

Kuala Lumpur INTL - Latest customer reviews

2.5 /5
Reviews: 2
4.0 /5
Carol
Date 2019-07-27 Age 51-70 City UK

Poor directions and no instructions from cabin crew for transit passengers at Bangkok airport.....

1.0 /5
salahudin yaakob
Date 2019-01-10 Age 31-50 City Malaysia

We were denied boarding at Malaysian Airlines as we have been advise the transit time not adequate enough to transfer our luggage to the next flight. We have been advised by malaysian airlines the standard MTC time for transit on difference airlines minimum of 3 hours.

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