Airfare to Kuching, Malaysia

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Nicknamed the ‘cat city’, Kuching is an excellent base for jungle trekking and exploring the slower pace of city life in Malaysia. The city is the capital of Sarawak. Various museums entertain city visitors, including Dewan Tun Abdul Razak, the historic Sarawak Museum and a tribute to past rulers in the Chinese History Museum.

Airfare to Kuching 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 Kuala Lumpur 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 Kuching. 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, SilkAir and other airlines also stop in Kuching.

The most expensive air tickets to Kuching 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 Kuala Lumpur and traveling overland to Kuching 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 Kuching, check out BootsnAll’s Malaysia Travel Guide.

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