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Travelling by Air to and in Malaysia

myMalaysiabooks shares with you how to travel in and around Malaysia by


Air transport is convenient if you travel over 300 km between major cities in Malaysia. Buy your ticket from airlines offices at major local airports or travel agencies. Travelling to East Malaysia (Sabah and Sarawak) from KL is by air. Malaysia's National carrier is Malaysia Airlines. To reach other states in Malaysia, fly via Kuala Lumpur or to and from other Malaysia international airports to domestic airports. Malaysia Airlines or Air Asia serves the domestic routes

     Malaysia's most popular budget airline, AirAsia, flies to many domestic destination as well as some international or Asian routes  - many cities in Indonesia, Thailand, Australia, China and Singapore. Another budget airline (under Malaysia Airlines) based in the northern resort island of Penang, call Firefly, flies daily from Penang to Phuket and Koh Samui, Thailand. Other routes are from Penang to Langkawi (Kedah), Kota Baru (Kelantan), Kuala Terengganu (Terrenggnu) and Kuantan (Pahang).

East Malaysia is served by MASwings (sub. of Malaysia Airlines.



Airlines flying into Malaysia Road Map or Malaysia

Main Local Malaysia-based Airlines: Malaysia Airlines (MAS), AirAsia , Berjaya Air, Firefly and MASwings

Other Major Airlines flying into Malaysia: Singapore Airlines, Jetstar, Thai Air, Garuda, Japan Airlines, Korea Air, Air India, China Airlines, KLM, Qantas, Cathay Pacific, Air China, Eva Airways, Xiamen Airlines, etc.

More at

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AirAsia - Malaysia's top budget airline



Malaysia Airlines (MAS)

Main National Airline

All flights take off from KLIA


Website: Malaysia Airlines

AirAsia and AirAsia X

Major Low-Cost Carrier of Malaysia

Air Terminals: In KL, flights are to or from the KLIA2. Flights are also available from Penang, Kuching, Kota Kinabalu.

Flies to many local and international destinations (Singapore, Indonesia, China, Vietnam, Thailand, India, Philippines and other Asian countries

Air Asia X - International flights to Australia and UK



website: Air Asia website

About klia2


Small plane; mainly chartered flights



Berjaya-air contact

Tel: 603-2145 2828

(mainly 48-seater plane)


Low cost carrier under MAS. Flights are mainly from Penang and Northern part of Peninsular Malaysia to domestic and international destinations

Terminals: Flights are from or to Kuala Lumpur - Subang Airport. Flights are from Many domestic airports. Also flies to Singapore



Contact nos.:

KL Tel: 03 - 7845 4543

Penang  04 217 6321



Check new routes from Singapore to Malaysia here

Malindo Air

Malindo air address:
N1, Level 4, Airlines Office
Main Terminal Building
Kuala Lumpur International Airport (KLIA), 64000, Sepang, Selangor



Operates mainly from East Malaysia destinations & to Kuala Lumpur.

Call centre: +603- 7841 5388

website: Malindoair



Operates within East Malaysia (Sabah and Sarawak) - Many rural flight or internal domestic flights (under MAS).

It also flies to Bandar Seri Begawan (Brunei)


MASwings, 1st Floor, Lot 239,
Beautiful Jade Centre,
98000 Miri, Sarawak, Malaysia



For flight bookings:

Call 1300 88 3000 (within Malaysia) or +603 7843 3000 (outside Malaysia)

Visit Malaysia Airlines ticket office or any travel agent




Other airlines flying into Malaysia:

Most frequent foreign flyer/airline: Singapore Airlines

Others: KLM, Qantas, British Airways, China Airlines, Korean Air, Thai International, Cathay Pacific, Korean Air, Japan Airlines, China Airlines, Xiamen Air, Air India, etc.

Foreign budget airline:  Silk Air, Cebu Pacific, Jetstar

More at: Asian Airlines and Airports

Air Travel Singapore-Malaysia





Malaysia and Singapore Airports


Airports in Malaysia

Malaysia's International airports Kuala Lumpur (KLIA), Penang, Langkawi island (state of Kedah), Kuching (Sarawak) and Johor Bahru (near Singapore).

Other domestic airports Alor Setar (Kedah), Kuantan (Pahang), Kuala Terengganu (Terengganu), Kota Bahru (Kelantan), Kuching (Sarawak), Kota Kinabalu (Sabah), Miri (Sarawak), Sibu (Sarawak), Labuan (East Malaysia), Sandakan (Sabah), Tawau (Sabah).

Kuala Lumpur International Airport, KLIA ( is the main Airport located in Kuala Lumpur. The airport consists of the Main terminal Building and a Satellite Building linked by an aerotrain that shuttles every 3 to 5 minutes. INFORMATION COUNTER The Main Terminal Building (MTB) tel: 03-8776 4386 / 4389. The Contact Pier (CP) tel: 03-8776 0259;  Satellite Building (SAT) tel: 03-8776 2454 

KLIA2.  KLIA2 is a Low Cost Carrier Terminal built at KL International Airport (near KLIA) to cater to passengers of the Low Cost Airlines, esp. the passengers flying on Air Asia. It is located 20km away from the KLIA Main Terminal Building (MTB). There is a direct, non-stop shuttle/ coach from KL Sentral to klia2 and vise versa. You can also travel by taxi.


KLIA2 info:

KLIA2 - The KLIA2 is built to cater for the huge growth in low cost travel. It is designed to cater 45 million passengers a year, replacing the FORMER Low Cost Carrier Terminal (LCCT).
    The new KLIA2 terminal is measured to be at least 257,000 sqm, with 60 gates, 8 remote stands, 80 aerobridges, plus a retail space of 32,000 sqm to accommodate 225 retail outlets.
     Costing around 4 billion Malaysia Ringgit, KLIA2  KLIA2 terminal is now being scheduled to be opened in May 2014.

Subang Airport   This is the Terminal for FireFly in Kuala Lempur (note: it is nearer the city centre KL but far from KLIA)



KL Sentral

Travellers on Malaysia Airlines may also check-in at KL Sentral and travel by KLIA express rail to KLIA. The journey takes about 30 minutes.

KL Sentral, Kuala Lumpur is a transport hub for trains.

KL Sentral - main rail and bus terminal KL


Express Train and Bus to and from KLIA

From KLIA main terminal to/from KuaLa Lumpur (KL Sentral) -Travel by KLIA Express Rail links; tel 03-2267 8000.

From KLIA main terminal to/from KL: travel by Airport Coach to/from Hentian Duta, Jalan Duta, KL; tel 03-6203 3067/ 3064

Buses to and from KLIA or Subang to the city

There are buses travelling from KLIA or Subang to Kuala Lumpur, Nilai or Seremban.

Airport coaches KLIA/KL/KLIA - coaches from and to KLIA and KL -

City Liner - to KLIA from Seramban and Nilai

Skybus -

SkyBus is a ground transportation company that offers quality service at a reasonable price. SkyBus provides a point-to-point shuttle service from KL Sentral/ 1 Utama to the KLIA2 (low cost airline terminal - new2014) and vice versa.


FROM KLIA2 and Subang TO KL by buses/ coaches

There are several bus services from the LCCT terminal to Kuala Lumpur, Seremban and Nila. Buses to KL stops at Jalan Duta, Pudu Raya or KL Sentral.

From KLIA2 to KL Sentral or 1Utama : Coaches to/from KL Sentral or 1Utama) Travel by coach or private van (booked in advance) - the cheapest option to klia2 ; tel 03 8777 888.

    Skybus also offers 8-10 seater van to other destinations in Malayia but booking must be made 3 days in asvanced

Express coach to major towns in Malaysia: There are few express buses from KLIA to other parts of Malaysia. Contact Tel:603 8777 8888 Fax: 603 8777 6600. If there no buses to your destination go to the terminals at Jalan Duta or Pudu. or see

Transport in Malaysia by Road

Subang to KL: Travel by bus or taxi to the City centre. Taxi fares are much lower than from LCCT

Sultan Abdul Aziz Airport (Subang Airport)
The airport is currently the hub for passengers flying on Berjaya Airways and Firefly.


More Airports in Asia

Airport in Singapore   You can fly to KLIA - KL, Penang, Langkawi and Kuching (East Malaysia) from Changi Airport, Singapore. More at:

Air travel from Singapore to Malaysia

Airports in Asia   Details at All Asian Airlines and Airport page




Flying from KLIA and other parts of Malaysia to Singapore     Most International flight stop at Kuala Lumpur International Airport (KLIA). There are several flights (on various airlines) operating daily from KLIA to Singapore.


To go to other parts of the country, fly by Malaysia Airlines, Firefly or AirAsia to get best air flight rates. It is easy to get connecting flights to other airports in Malaysia from KLIA. To change your mode of travel in Kuala Lumpur, catch the KLIA Ekspres, a high-speed direct rail service, or board a bus at the KLIA, to the city centre Kuala Lumpur. The KLIA Ekspres takes you to the KL Sentral train terminal, whilst the bus takes you to the express bus terminal at Pudu Raya or Jalan Duta, Kuala Lumpur (buses to all parts of West Malaysia are available here).  


To other international airports in Malaysia  

Many airlines fly direct KLIA or to other international Malaysian airports such as Langkawi airport, Penang airport and Kuching airport (Sarawak, East Malaysia), Kota Kinabalu (Sabah). Direct Flights are available on Malaysia airlines from places like Seoul, Hong Kong, Singapore, Bangkok, Medan (Indonesia), Guangzhou, Manila and to these airports. Daily flights on Malaysia Airlines, Singapore Airlines are available from many Asian destinations. To fly from Singapore - check details at our Singapore to Malaysia page.


Malaysia-Singapore low cost/ budget airlines   

Air Asia, FireFly, Jet Star or Tiger Airways (all low cost airlines) flies from KLIA (LCCT) and Penang to Singapore daily.

     Air Asia and Firefly (sub. of MAS) also fly daily from Penang to Johor Bahru (JB). Penang-JB route is sometimes frequented by those travelling to Singapore.

    AirAsia and FireFly also flies daily from other Malaysian Airports to Singapore.

Some Routes:

AirAsia: Available daily to Singapore from Penang, Kota Kinabalu, Kuching

FireFly: From KL (Subang Airport) to Singapore and from other major town (Kota Baru, Alor Setar, Ipoh, Kuala Terengganu, Kuantan and Melaka) to Singapore

Important note for flights from Singapore: Malaysia Airlines and Singapore Airlines lands at the KLIA main terminal.

Budget Airline or Low Cost carries such as AirAsia (and Jetstar) flies to the LCC Terminal (KLIA) while FireFly flies to Subang Airport (KL). Passengers on other airlines are advised to check which airport the plane lands!


Malaysia Airlines and AirAsia also flies to Singapore from Penang, KK, Kuching, Miri

Important note:   Budget airlines are point to point air services, so be sure to have at least 3 hours interval between your flight schedule, if you have to board another flight to/at KLIA or Changi. Budget airlines often encounter flight delays.

Air Asia flies to many destinations in Malaysia, Indonesia and Thailand


Routes By Air Asia to Singapore

AirAsia flies from Penang, KL (LCCTerminal), Kota Kinabalu or Kuching to Singapore


Routes by FireFly to Singapore

Singapore to West Malaysia
KL Subang (KL) to Singapore - daily

Other Major towns in West Malaysia: Kota Baru to Singapore, Alor Setar to Singapore, Ipoh to Singapore, Kuala Terengganu to Singapore, Kuantan to Singapore, Malacca to Singapore

Singapore to East Malaysia: Tawau to Singapore, Miri to Singapore


Trains Ipoh-KLIA (airport): To fly to Ipoh from KLIA (or if you are at KLIA and want to reach Ipoh), you can take the train at Ipoh (KTM, ETS) to KLIA, changing at KL central. The Ipoh-KL Sentral train service is run by ETS - KTM (electric train) and KL Sentral to KLIA is by ERL. However, you can get tickets for the entire journey at KLIA or Ipoh KTM stations

There are also buses/coaches from KLIA (main) to Ipoh, though not many services per day.


MAS and AirAsia International Routes

Malaysia Airlines flies to many countries in Asia, Europe and some in Americas

AirAsia flies from KLIA2 to many towns in Thailand, Indonesia, China, India, Philippines, Vietnam and other parts of the world. Some of the places Air Asia flies includes: Singapore, Gold Coast, Brisbane, Perth, London (AirAsia X), Brunei, several Indonesian towns (Bali, Batam, Pelembang, etc.), Brunei, Vietnam, Chengdu, Guangzhou, Guilin, Hangzhou (Shanghai), Haikou, Shenzhen, Hongkong, many towns Thailand (Bangkok, Krabi, Cheng Mai, Cheng Rai, Phuket, etc), Yangon, Manila, Seoul,  etc.


Malaysia to India

Air Asia flies from Malaysia to Chennai, Bangalore, Hyderabad and Mumbai.

All flights will take off from the Low-Cost Carrier Terminal (LCCT), near KL. The airline already flies to Trichy, Kochi, Trivandrum and Kolkata.
AirAsia will also commence flights to Chennai from Penang beginning April 28. Flights from LCCT to Chennai will commence on May 17 (daily); Bangalore on May 20 (daily); Hyderabad on July 20 (daily); Mumbai on May 6 (Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday); and New Delhi on Aug 4 (daily).

AirAsiaX (AirAsia affiliated with Virgin Group) flies from London and Melbourne to KLIA

Firefly flies to destination mainly in Thailand and Indonesia such as: Koh Samui, Phuket, Medan, Batam, Padang, Bandar Acheh and Pekan Bahru. Many firefly flights also fly from Penang to international destinations.


Malaysia to Japan

Fly by Malaysia airlines or Air Asia to Japan.

Malaysia Airlines flies to Narita Airport, Japan.

Air Asia flies to Japan from December 2010 - to Haneda Airport


Malaysia island destinations by air     Travellers can fly to Penang Island, Langkawi Island, Pangkor Island, Tioman Island, Redang Island from Kuala Lumpur by these airlines: AirAsia, MAS or Berjaya air.

To Penang - Several daily flights from KLIA, Singapore, Langkawi and East Malaysia

To Langkawi islands - daily flights from KLIA, Singapore and flights from Bangkok

From Thailand's island - daily flights from Phuket and Koh Samui to KL or Penang

From Singapore - daily flights to Penang, Pulau Tioman and Pulau Langkawi.

For Tioman island, Pangkor islands - Berjaya air or Tiger Airways or Malaysia Airlines.


Flying in East Malaysia - Sabah and Sarawak    The states of Sabah and Sarawak many rural airports and international airports at Kuching (Sarawak) and Kota Kinabalu (Sabah). Airlines serving these states are AirAsia, Malaysia Airlines, Singapore airlines and Silkair. Smaller airports are served by MASWings Travelling by Road in Malaysia




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