Airfare to Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Kuala Lumpur is Malaysia’s largest and busiest city. As the nation’s most commercialized center, it is also a hub for travelers and businessmen. Commonly referred to by its initials, KL, Kuala Lumpur is noted for its shopping and dining opportunities – all at affordable prices. While in KL, visit the world’s second largest buildings, the Petronas Twin Towers, and catch a great view of the city from on top the KL Tower.
Airfare to Kuala Lumpur will be the cheapest on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursday. Mondays are popular with business travellers and weekends are key dates for holidaymakers wanting the longest trips possible – avoid these dates.
Also consider flights into Kuching or Singapore. To get between the cities, you can grab a spot on a train, bus or flight. Look for cheap flights on no frills airlines. AirAsia flies to Kuala Lumpur. Although it will take longer to reach your destination, a bus or train could save you enough cash to make it worth your while.
Another possible money-saving tip is to look for flights that go through Bangkok, Thailand; Delhi, India; or another major gateway city instead of flying direct. Because there are more flights – and competition – from these cities on low budget airlines, you can save some cash over flying non-stop to your destination. It is very common to layover in one of these main cities.
Finally, consider traveling on a lesser-known carrier. Malaysia Airlines is the national airline. However, Lufthansa, KLM and other airlines also stop in Kuala Lumpur.
The most expensive air tickets to Kuala Lumpur are found during peak holiday travel times, such as the New Year. Also be aware of national events or festivals, which can also cause ticket prices to rise.
Summary of Money Saving Tips:
- Fly mid-week
- Book your holiday during the off-peak season
- Consider flying into Kuching and traveling overland to Kuala Lumpur via train or bus and cheap flight
- Look for flights that go through large cities, with many flights
- Check out carriers besides the national airline – they may undercut the monopolistic competition
For more information on Kuala Lumpur, check out BootsnAll’s Kuala Lumpur Travel Guide.