Daily cleaning, installation of cabin HEPA filters on flights from Kuala Lumpur Airport to Kuching
Qatar Airways, Emirates and Malaysia Airlines have all waived their change and cancellation fees on flights from Kuala Lumpur Intl to Kuching. Confirm policies on booking site.
The airport offers rental cars, taxi services, and airport transfers, the latter of which can be booked in advance. For those opting for the quick, 15-minute taxi ride into the centre, fixed-price tickets can be purchased in the Arrival Hall for approximately RM 30. While the airport no longer offers bus services, Kuching Sentral Bus Terminal is located a short 2km away and is a full-service, regional bus station.
The airport does not currently house an onsite hotel, however, the 4-star Four Points by Sheraton Kuching is located just 2km away from the airport and offers a luxurious and affordable stay.
Direct flights cover the 970 km separating Kuala Lumpur Airport to Kuching in about 1h 40m.
There are 50 direct flights per day travelling from Kuala Lumpur Airport to Kuching, for an average of 354 flights per week.
In the last 3 days, Malaysia Airlines offered the best one-way deal for that route, at RM 407. KAYAK users also found Kuala Lumpur Airport to Kuching return flights on Malaysia Airlines from RM 992 and on AirAsia from RM 1,027.
Kuala Lumpur Airport and Kuching are connected by different airlines. The airlines that fly that route the most regularly are Malaysia Airlines (8 flights per day, Qatar Airways (6 flights per day), and Emirates (6 flights per day).
When flying from Kuala Lumpur Airport to Kuching, you should consider leaving on a Tuesday and avoid Wednesdays if you are looking for the best rates. For your return to Kuala Lumpur Airport, you’ll find the best rates on Thursdays and the most expensive ones on Wednesdays.
On your way to Kuching, you’ll fly out from Kuala Lumpur Intl. You’ll be landing at Kuching.
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Scores according to KAYAK customer reviews
Pros: "Very smooth and easy process boarding and taking off"
Cons: "No entertainment"
Cons: "delayed landing because of chinese reasons"
Cons: "delayed 2 times."
Pros: "A nice experience overall. Flight was quiet so plenty of personal space."
Pros: "Everything went smoothly from check in to arrival. Bags were delivered timely. Flights were on time."
Cons: "No entertainment options. Little to no food service."
Pros: "The crew are ok. They should find jobs with other, better airlines."
Cons: "Flight delayed on both legs. Delay management horrible, call centre was worse."
Pros: "Average flight"
Cons: "Changed the time of my flight early by more than 2 hours, with no communication. I therefore missed the flight. I was informed there was a flight that evening but they refused to move me as I had booked through an agent. Waited more than 6 hoursnin the airport for next flight and was offered only a meal voucher worth £4. Later flight was delayed, resulting in me missing my friends pre wedding henna party and arriving more than 8 hours late. Not a single apology given!"
Pros: "Except for a 1-hour delay, overall the flight was good, smooth and enjoyable. Loved the inflight meal. For the price we paid we got meal and 30kg baggage allowance, we thought that was just value for money. And they departed from KLIA and not klia2 which is more convenient."
Cons: "Flight wasn't on time to and from HKG."
Pros: "The staff were very kind, the seat had a great amount of leg room."
Cons: "There was no alcohol on the flight."
Pros: "Getting out of the plane"
Cons: "getting in the plane. No working tablet. Poor food."
Pros: "Crews are nice."
Cons: "Seems like Malindo is starting to degrading the service quality. The flight I took before: they change the airplane to batik which was worse with no entertainment, smaller seat pitch, etc. I book Malindo for a reason and paid for what expected using Malindo!! If they had to change the plane they should've given better one or given back compensation to passengers! Now this flight, they didn't activate the entertainment till way later and turned off way too early. They didn't give any earphone as supposed to. Malindo's service has become bad."
Cons: "The airline"
Pros: "For the price that we paid, it included 30kg baggage and refreshment (orange juice, water, coffee, a slice of pizza and a muffin) - it was worth it. The legroom is spacious, the seat was comfortable and the cabin crew was awesome. Flight was on time, check in was acceptable (considering people travelling from Bandung has a lot of check in baggage due to shopping)."
Pros: "The service is good in general."
Cons: "The boarding process could be improved."
Pros: "The 32" pitch giving more leg space, better than MAS and AirAsia on that count. Good baggage allowance."
Cons: "The food is rather meh, does not stand out"
Cons: "The flight was over 5 hours delayed and they offered no compensation or extra meal."
Cons: "Cramped seats"
Pros: "The seats are more comfortable compared to the other budget airlines."
Cons: "The crew doesn't smile most of the time, sometimes they sound like ordering when they request something. The movies selection is either old, or mostly Indian movies."
Pros: "I have flown Malindo before and I have been happy about tbeir customer service."
Pros: "Check in and boarding we're both quick and easy. There were unsold exit row seats on our flight and the flight attendants lets us change seats. The in flight meals were quite tasty."
Cons: "The beverage options were limited and mostly consisted of different flavors of fruit soda. The flight attendants sprayed the cabin with a strange aerosol before landing. Trash was not collected during the flight."
Pros: "Service and comfort with blanket, and entertainment movies."
Cons: "Luggage collection rather late in Bali."
Pros: "Same as previous, no fuss."
Pros: "No fuss, well organised."
Pros: "Very dissapointed, both flights scheduled by Malindo Air was rescheduled, first one moved for next day unbeliavable!!!"
Cons: "Very dissapointed, both flights scheduled by Malindo Air was rescheduled, first one moved for next day unbeliavable!!!"
Pros: "Ease of booking and 30kg baggage allow all included in quoted flight cost"
Cons: "Food quality appears to be falling down in variety and quality"
Pros: "Good service and good plane."
Pros: "food, service"
Cons: "nobody replaced the toilet paper in the bathrooms, when it was finished. Checking in started later than normal."
Pros: "You can check-in luggage for free. Not like Airasia"
Cons: "Delays, of course."
Pros: "The best thing is the free luggage allowance of 30kg each. They had some snacks and entertainment as well."
Pros: "I was very impressed given it is a budget airline."
Pros: "somewhere between a budget airline and a premium service. For the excellent price i was excitement pleases with the service and comfort. Would definitely fly with malindo again."
Cons: "my expectations were more than met."
Pros: "Love the width of the seat, the free 30kg luggage allowance and food. All provided without extra cost."
Pros: "Malindo Air impressed me above and beyond with their services, from start to finish! I don't think I've had a better experience with an airline before - keep up the amazing work Malindo!"
Pros: "Read trip advisor Will never use them again They will have an accident and it will be their fault"
Pros: "Comfortable and modern plane with good services and good communication. We had a minor delay due to poor weather but pilot and staff communicated the situation well and took safety precautions. Good entertainment options and food."
Pros: "The plane was quite new, very modern, and well equipped with entertainment features. Services were good and all staff spoke English. Good amount of leg room in the economy seats as well."
Cons: "There are small snack & water given previously, but now only water."
Cons: "Terrible call centre. No reply on the list luggage phone number. Absolutely terrible service"
Cons: "Flight had a new schedule without prior notice We're unable to take this flight. Did not get any refund"
Pros: "Proactively checking the boarding pass to shorten que of the boarding process."
Cons: "Cabin very hot. Aircond broken??"
Pros: "Pretty on time"
Pros: "Good legroom and friendly crew"
Cons: "They said that they provided best quality beverages (they gave example as Starbucks), but just mineral water coming out"
Pros: "Every thing in the flight was excellent."
Cons: "Except at the airport service at Kuala Lumpur.You have to make sure to announce , when you change the gate."
Pros: "Boarding process was great, who went in first just as supposed to be so minimizing crowded in the cabin alley."
Cons: "No on-flight meal available to purchase. It's lunch time and the airline expected everyone had lunch before?!? 15 minute delay, understandable. Seat pocket was not cleaned, someone spilled chocolate drink before and the cleaning service missed to do the job."
Pros: "It was on time there was plenty of space for carry-ons"
Cons: "The staff yelled at passengers and at two points hig me (hard) in the head with luggage and an elbow)"
Cons: "Vegetarian Food need to Improved."
Pros: "Smooth flight, great entertainment"
Pros: "easy securityand boarding at kl"
Cons: "food bland"
Cons: "Connecting Time"
Pros: "New plane and spacious."
Cons: "No choice in meal for breakfast. Only one type available. Ran out of red wine. White wine wasn’t chilled. Poor service, no water was offered on a long flight. Have to ask it."
Pros: "Everything. Just a simple, very short haul flight: nothing too complicated."
Cons: "There was nothing to fault."
Pros: "The seat I got was certainly comfortable enough."
Cons: "The staff was not enough particular in delivering appropriate food to correct people. In flight KL to Auckland, vegan food was served when Indian vegetarian food was requested. Long queues at boarding in KL."
Cons: "Ok flight but so cold on board"
Cons: "Temperature was very low."
Pros: "comfort and entertainment"
Pros: "The regular plane was swapped out for the A380"
Cons: "The boarding process from at Langkawi airport could have been better if more staff are to deploy to do the processing.As the que is not in one line, it could create misunderstanding among other passengers."
Cons: "The queue to board the plane was very long due to the fact that there was only one person doing the check-in. It will make things more pleasant if they have two people instead of one person."
Pros: "Avoiding the huge queues (lines) in Asian airports is worth gold. Bz class travel on the KUL-BKK sector on Malaysian isn’t great but avoiding the queues at both ends makes it all worth it"
Cons: "Cabin crew were unprofessional and not much caring Food was rubbish"
Pros: "Almost everything"
Cons: "Nothing i can think of"
Pros: "On time departure, clean aircraft, generally friendly staff/crew."
Cons: "Breakfast - woken 2 hours before landing, very sorry version of "breakfast" was at best aweful only to then have lights turned off again after service completed."
Pros: "Not much. Probably only the check in from.Phnom Penh. Haha checked through to Melb"
Cons: "Couldn't check in online to secure reserved preferred seat section. No boarding passes printed on long haul section. Fight delayed, arrival delayed. No terminal parking for aircraft, which meant catching a bus to terminal. Not impressed at all. Why bother with frequent flyer class if it's not going to apply at all as business flyers."
Pros: "The plane was nice and new. Very smooth flight."
Cons: "Toilets could have been cleaned more frequently."
Cons: "Bags didn't arrive at the destination"
Pros: "Good service and timely operation"
Pros: "Crew was good"
Cons: "Food is not good"
Pros: "Plane (A380)"
Cons: "Limited choice menu, some minor malfunctioning seats & screens"
Pros: "Gate area was good, boarding quick and arrived on time. Crew very pleasant."
Cons: "Poor quality food especially the breakfast "snack". Unable to take water on board and tiny serves of water and other drinks left us dehydrated. Far too many ads at the start of entertainmen. Repeated for each selection."
Pros: "Flight was on time - to the detriment of my late connecting MAS flight from DAR"
Cons: "Food was okay but entertainment was non existent"
Pros: "1) Not to squashy and more spacious than I thought. 2) The interior of aircraft seemed reasonably modern and up-to-date rather than old and miserable with stained seats and carpets. 3) the in-flight entertainment was better than I thought"
Cons: "I tried the seafood pasta and it was horrible!"
Pros: "Fodo was great."
Cons: "No entertainment system"
Cons: "Lost baggage took 24 hours to arrive. Rude staff."
Pros: "Yeah it's fine journey and we love to travel in Malaysia airlines And last but not least it's nice journey"
Cons: "No alcohol"
Pros: "There was nothing positive about the experience on this flight. With exit row seats had to stow luggage back in overhead holds which meant having to go back on landing, retrieve bag & for get way back to seat. Not Airlines fault but no gantry available on arrival. Up and down runway until available (20min) before we could exit."
Cons: "Fact that once again confirmed seating was changed from original booking. Extremely frustrating. Slight delay on take off. Had exit row seats."
Pros: "Whilst I realise this is an Asian airline the warm roll was very doughy & tasteless & the breakfast wasn't at all good."
Cons: "The warm roll was doughy & tasteless & the breakfast choice was not good at all. Would suggest a yoghurt & cereal option for non Asians."
Pros: "I liked the crew, very polite and helpful."
Cons: "There then was a delay of 3 hours in Kuala Lumpur, which made the already long trip very endless."
Pros: "Prompt flight and service was good."
Cons: "Two hour in late and still waiting for boarding. Awful experience..."
Cons: "Flight networkintl booked our tickets very late later mistake in name , faces lot of difficulties in boarding every time..."
Cons: "Crew Service is horrible. They get angry very easily."
Pros: "my family and I flew one way Singapore to London (15 hours 1 hour stopover in KL) for $1600 (all 4) Singapore Airlines or BA were $1800 per person. they are nicer airlines but not $5600 better. Airbus A380 was a bit tired but service was good. pretty painless trip all in all"
Cons: "Seats feel super cramped"
Pros: "Food so-so. Cabin crew friendly and helpful. IFE was easy to use but film choices were quite limited."
Cons: "Lousy configuration in business class requiring you to clamber over other sleeping passengers to get to the loo. A380 really showing its age. Toilets not well-maintained, toilet rolls not replaced."
Pros: "Flight was smooth. Cabin crew was courteous. Seat was comfortable."
Cons: "More thought should be given to the snack offering as it was heavily sugar laden. Flight was delayed by almost an hour to accommodate 1 family."
Pros: "Flight was full ...so felt cramped. Towards back of plane so only 1 toilet. The Veg pie was slightly warm and unappetising , took 1 bite and left rest. Steward saw this and gave me extra peanuts instead. The brekkie was awfulll, the supposed scrambled eggs was congealed into the shape of the holder and again lukewarm the grilled tomatoe looked washed out....unappetiising...so ate the squahed croissant , yoghurt and fruit. What happened to international food standards . Crew was nice...though if wanted water later on had to get yourself.They didn't come around much offering water before Brekkie. No game option eg Sudoku on Entertainment site. My bag come off carousel more scratched than with other Airlines, so poor handling. Disembarked by stairs at Sydney Airport near Cargo plane area and had bus to Airport. Never had that before on an International flight , so took much longer to get into terminal....last thing you want after a long flight."
Pros: "Crew was efficient and polite in Business class. Lie flat seats were fantastic and cabin layout was great."
Cons: "Lack of movies compared to other carriers. Lack of food choices. Would have thought there be more local cuisine included especially for a flight emanating out of KL. Check-in at KLIA was pretty dismal in terms of the process - simply had no idea where to go even though I was in Business class."
Pros: "The food was nice."
Cons: "Nothing special on this flight. Entertainment system didn't actually work at the beginning for everyone on board and had to be rebooted. you would think everything would be thoroughly checked prior to a flight. It started to work about an hour later into the flight."
Cons: "Second flight in a row for a one hour flight and we are delayed one hour. Better just go with a low cost airline then"
Pros: "Nothing in particular."
Cons: "Nothing in particular."
Cons: "freezing and small blankets"
Pros: "Flights seat is comfortable"
Cons: "Delay and boarding at very last minute."
Pros: "Nasi lemak breakfast was good."
Cons: "My entertainment unit didn't work, despite repeated reboots. We left 45 minutes late. The crew seem very disorganised, and kept forgetting requests."
Pros: "I was not accepted by the airline and I didn't get any assistance aside from getting out of the airport. Tried calling and all they can say is we cannot do anything"
Cons: "Travellers should be informed about the restrictions and guided on what should be done."
Pros: "Quick flight"
Cons: "Water should be free"
Cons: "All good"
Pros: "Very good for the price I paid"
Cons: "Somehow I couldn't check in online, or at the kiosk. There was only 2 check-in desk for domestic flights in KLIA2. Long lines and waited 20 minutes. Thankfully the staff at the counter allowed me to check in, despite having only 50 minutes to spare."
Cons: "Boarding pass and ticket did not specify terminal 2!!! Automatic check in not clear"
Cons: "I was sold an empty Marshall 111 box in a sealed Duty Free bag or 136 USD. COMPLAINED WHEN DISCOVER AT HOME THAT NIGHT. SINCE THEN GIVEN THE RUN AROUND"
Cons: "The flight can’t even provide a plastic bag for me to pack my pre order meal."
Pros: "The price is very affordable and flight was very good in take off and landing."
Cons: "Seats was very tight and uncomfortable!!!"
Pros: "Flight was v smooth"
Cons: "Lazy crew"
Cons: "Flight attendant quite slow for delivering food and not many selection food available as usual"
Pros: "Price. Number of flights."
Cons: "The 7kg hardline AFTER doing the document check nearly caused me to miss my flight thus potentially missing a connection. If AsiAsia are going to keep to this 7kg hardline they really need to do it across all airports and do it during the document check so the number of queues costumers are subjected to are minimized. I did purchase extra weight when purchasing the ticket however that weight MUST be in checked bags only. No margin here for discussion. Perhaps HotSeat passengers are less scrutinized??? This all may be just some transitional pains here and other airlines may follow the same model but in my 200+ flights on Nok Air this has NEVER happened. In fact, they (Nok) have NEVER weighed my carry on bag. Such a shame as the rest of the flight experience was above average. This hardline approach will be an issue if they continue until they beat their customers into taking or leaving it in my opinion. First AirAsia flight for me so the vets reading this will be smiling quietly to themselves ;-)"
Pros: "On time and very friendly helpful staff. Especially ground crew"
Pros: "All ok, seriously,stewardesses look great and very charming with her uniforms, very friendly staff"
Pros: "Everything was smooth"
Cons: "Unable to use airasia app for e-boarding"
Pros: "This is now our airline of choice between KL and Singapore and the next time we fly to Australia we will try flying with Air Asia. It was a very short flight so entertainment was not provided, and we were perfectly happy with that. Very reasonable fare. All staff were charming and very helpful. Highly recommend."
Cons: "Flight delay for almost 4 hour"
Cons: "All ok"
Pros: "Clean aircraft"
Cons: "Two flights in a row behind schedule ; messed up my vegetarian pre ordered food selections in both flights"
Pros: "Overall in flight experience quite good."
Cons: "Flight Delayed twice for boarding to and come BKK. Abit disappointed for not time. As.it ruined my initial planning and wasted so valuable time to visit new exploring place in bkk."
Pros: "He flight boarded on tkme"
Cons: "The flight sat on the runway for ages and there was no explanation as to why we took off and landed so late."
Pros: "nothing to say."
Cons: "only food that i received the rice i think didn't cooked properly"
Cons: "Flight was delayed"
Pros: "On time boarding ...very efficient"
Cons: "Offer same type of value food...even worst tasteless"
Cons: "They make you pay for water...WATER"
Cons: "Seating is very uncomfortable."
Pros: "The aircraf was brand new"
Pros: "The plane didn't crash."
Cons: "Boarding was late and terribly disorganized - just a person yelling row numbers who could barely be heard. The airline makes you pay for water, which is simply inhuman - at least cattle in transport are given free water from time to time. It was a five-hour flight at night but we couldn't put the seats back to relax - the exit row was behind us and they've got the seats crammed in so tight together that they don't give the exit row any extra room to accommodate this, like most airlines. There are ads plastered all over the storage compartments. Recorded announcements threatened us with dire consequences if we stole the life vests (is that a thing people do?!). Everything looks cruddy, dingy and old. It feels like a cheap city bus, but in the air. At the end of the flight the crew walked through fumigating the cabin with spray cans of who-the-hell-knows-what and we had to breathe THAT in. We won't even consider Air Asia again unless there are literally no other possible choices. Just awful."
Cons: "Crew was not helpful"
Pros: "Efficient service & great crew"
Pros: "Politeness of the crew. Welcoming you with a smile"
Cons: "Delay. So many delay"
Cons: "Delay for 1 hour"
Cons: "More than 3h late, no information, gate close (we had to wait in the corridor), nothing to drink during the flight. And I had to pay 80RM just to travel with my umbrella,"
Pros: "The crew were very pleasant... they were efficient and organised, modern, smart and 'on it' when necessary. I didn't eat as flights were short... no entertainment although they do have Rokki wifi to watch stuff on phones and tablets... I didn't bother though. Boarding was slick... time lost due to late departure was largely recovered in flight... Aircraft was clean and comfortable. Will definitely use as my airline of choice when travelling in the area..."
Cons: "Too hot - needed cooler air"
Pros: "Getting off"
Cons: "No entertainment at all, sat on the back row the toilet smelt pretty bad and I had very little leg room, when the guy in front reclined his chair I had to stand up. Prices for food and drink were pretty good."
Pros: "Boarding quickly when plane finally arrived"
Cons: "The reader board still said planned departure at wrong gate. When asked the staff said they "tried" to change it. Additional full security check before gate left all anxious and some panicked about making the flight. Add on charges- ticket no longer budget. Will avoid AirAsia in the future."
Pros: "Like food and nice crew"
Cons: "Always worry delay"
Cons: "Delay delay"
Pros: "wifi. while boarding staff try to sort us with seats numbers, good, but the procedure should be improved. friendly staff."
Cons: "boarding was delayed till last minutes before takeoff. no meal included in ticket (ok, it's a lowcoster)."
Pros: "I like the organized way they did the boarding. Less chaotic and allow passengers ample time to board the plane"
Pros: "Had to book with Airasia since its fares were lower compared to the others."
Cons: "Delays delays delays"
Pros: "Flight is not so full"
Cons: "So far so good"
Pros: "Low cost"
Cons: "We paid a small fortune for the couple of kilograms we were over our 15kg allowance."
Pros: "On time Arrived early"
Cons: "All ok"
Airlines flying from Kuala Lumpur Airport to Kuching have enacted additional safety measures and adjusted policies to better accommodate travellers. Policies vary by airline.
Daily cleaning, installation of cabin HEPA filters on flights from Kuala Lumpur Airport to Kuching
Masks required on board, masks provided on flights from Kuala Lumpur Airport to Kuching
Social distancing seating
Middle seats unavailable to book on flights from Kuala Lumpur Airport to Kuching
Testing for antibodies, testing for symptoms for flights from Kuala Lumpur Airport to Kuching
Waiving of change fees. Search flexible flights from Kuala Lumpur Airport to Kuching