Flights from Bangkok to Kuala Lumpur

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Bangkok to Kuala Lumpur

  • The average flight time from Bangkok to Kuala Lumpur is 1h 55min
  • There are 171 flights a week from Bangkok to Kuala Lumpur
  • 8 airlines fly direct from Bangkok to Kuala Lumpur
  • The most popular airline flying from Bangkok to Kuala Lumpur last month was AirAsia
  • £45 was the cheapest return price from Bangkok to Kuala Lumpur last month
  • Kuala Lumpur is served by 2 airports. These are Kuala Lumpur International, Kuala Lumpur Sultan Abdul Azziz Shah.
  • Bangkok to Kuala Lumpur is 753 miles

Flight Information


Kuala Lumpur is the capital of Malaysia and is just a short nonstop flight from Bangkok, Thailand. KL, as Kuala Lumpur is fondly known, is the perfect mix between modern city, traditional Malaysia, and jungle living.

You should consider using Skyscanner's price alert tool when looking for cheap flights from Bangkok to Kuala Lumpur. The tool allows you to set up and to save a search for flights based around your flight date. Skyscanner will let you know when flight prices are at their lowest point. If you don't want to set up a search, it is recommended that you book your flight at least 6-8 weeks in advance to find the optimal price.

However, flights from Bangkok to Kuala Lumpur are offered daily, making last-minute trips available. There are also a good variety of airlines that fly to Kuala Lumpur, so travellers should be able to find tickets at a few different price points. The most popular airlines with routes from Bangkok to Kuala Lumpur are AirAsia, Jet Star, Malaysian Air, and Bangkok Airways. These airlines offer nonstop flights between these two cities. Because the nonstop flight time is just over two hours, you'll be hard-pressed to find tickets with multiple stops.

Travellers need to take note that, despite it being a short flight, a passport is necessary for anyone to enter or to exit Kuala Lumpur.

The Weather in Kuala Lumpur

Weather in Bangkok and Kuala Lumpur isn't tremendously different although seasonality should play a factor in your decision when you book your flight from Bangkok to Kuala Lumpur. KL is divided between wet and dry seasons, just like Bangkok. For both of these cities, the rainy season begins in November and ends in March. April through October sees dry heat with temperatures in the high 20s and low 30s. If cheap flights from Bangkok to Kuala Lumpur are what you're looking for, prices typically reach their rock bottom during this rainy season compared to the drier times.

What to Expect in Kuala Lumpur when you visit

Kuala Lumpur and Bangkok are both bustling cities full of life and rich in culture. The one glaring difference between the two is the cost of living or of visiting the two cities. Kuala Lumpur has a reputation for being significantly more urbanized than Bangkok and has a very large and bustling commerce and finance centre. Also, KL often feels more modern than Bangkok which, in turn, raises the cost of hotels, meals, and even transportation when compared to Bangkok.

Kuala Lumpur and Bangkok both offer a very similar level of quality in hotels and in dining options when comparing high-end locations between the two cities.

Travellers should also remember to set their watches one hour ahead when they exit their flights from Bangkok to Kuala Lumpur. Luckily, this small difference in time should not result in great amounts of jet lag for travellers.

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