Daily cleaning, installation of cabin HEPA filters on flights from Kuala Lumpur to Kuching
Oman Air, Qatar Airways and Emirates have all waived their change and cancellation fees on flights from Kuala Lumpur Intl to Kuching. Confirm policies on booking site.
Philippine Airlines and Etihad Airways do not allow booking a middle seat on flights from Kuala Lumpur Intl to Kuching.
The average direct flight takes 1h 45m, covering a distance of 970 km.
There are 167 (direct) flights between Kuala Lumpur and Kuching per week, averaging 23 per day.
In the past 3 days, the cheapest one-way tickets were found on Malindo Air ($51), and the lowest round-trip tickets have been found on Malindo Air ($139) and Malaysia Airlines ($150).
Oman Air (4 times daily), Turkish Airlines (3 times daily), Qatar Airways (2 times daily) are the most frequent flyers on this route.
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.
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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."
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: "Leg space and good arm rest"
Cons: "No in flight entertainment (movies)"
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: "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: "Horrible, tv not working. I asked for no vegan and they forgot to bring my food. After I mentioned, they finally brought and was vegan! Plane very unconfortable and old. Totally different than the connection place that was way less time on air."
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: "Dinner was only one piece of pizza That’s it"
Pros: "Different seat location for family of five Missing luggage"
Cons: "The selection was rather dated as I travel very frequently I noticed it. Otherwise it would probably be fine for most"
Pros: "Our luggage missed the connection but the situation was well handled"
Cons: "Felt more like a domestic flight than an international"
Pros: "Window seat was good for enjoy very wonderful outside view."
Cons: "Worst business class seat in the air. Departed 90 minutes late due to mechanical issues"
Cons: "No seat back entertainment. Very old plane."
Pros: "Smooth flight, great entertainment"
Pros: "Having 2 seats to ourselves"
Cons: "Crew hurried;seats cramped;boarding a pin-had to take watches off;food indifferent;sat on Sydney tarmac nearly 1/2 hr"
Pros: "easy securityand boarding at kl"
Cons: "food bland"
Cons: "Connecting Time"
Cons: "The pre boarding security was a mess and poorly managed in Kuala Lumpur."
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."
Cons: "They changed my seat without telling me and the new seat has a faulty video monitor and also a faulty USB port.. no compensation received.. terrible airline"
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"
Pros: "comfort and entertainment"
Pros: "Attendants were very good"
Cons: "12 hrs in the air!!!"
Pros: "The regular plane was swapped out for the A380"
Pros: "All aspects were fine. Weather caused a delay for landing of ore than 45 minutes, but not airline's fault."
Pros: "Almost everything"
Cons: "Nothing i can think of"
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: "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: "Movie story"
Pros: "Boarding was easy with less passengers."
Cons: "The magazine in my seat pocket was dirty. The seat cushion seemed not clean. There was a greasy spot not cleaned."
Pros: "Fodo was great."
Cons: "No entertainment system"
Pros: "Malaysia airlines has some of the most beautiful women working for them. Most curteous, kind, and very personable. Beautiful. Beautiful. Beautiful"
Cons: "The long layovers with no hotel voucher from Malaysia air. That would be a big help especially for me since I travel alone. And not to familiar with hotel locations, taxis. I am concerned about my safety in another country..."
Pros: "Yeah it's fine journey and we love to travel in Malaysia airlines And last but not least it's nice journey"
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..."
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"
Cons: "Got stuck by lots of crying kids."
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."
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: "Was a little better but never flying that airline again"
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."
Cons: "I asked from them about my luggage and they said it wil transfer to my new flight accordingly. I suppose to be Jakarta at 10.30 am and my client is waiting for me at the Jakarta air port. Finally I came at 12 30 pm and my luggage was missed. Air port crew said it will come next flight arrive at 3pm. So I have to wait for next flight and for my client. Finally I came out from the airport at 4.30pm."
Cons: "Delay the flight"
Cons: "So the crew basically disappear as soon as they have served and cleaned up food."
Airlines flying from Kuala Lumpur 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 to Kuching
Masks required on board, masks provided on flights from Kuala Lumpur to Kuching
Social distancing seating
Middle seats unavailable to book on flights from Kuala Lumpur to Kuching
Testing for antibodies, testing for symptoms for flights from Kuala Lumpur to Kuching
Waiving of change fees. Search flexible flights from Kuala Lumpur to Kuching