Cheapest Flights to Malaysia

Flights to Malaysia in 2021

Popular in

December

High demand for flights, 10% potential price rise

Cheapest in

October

Best time to find cheapest flights, 2% potential price drop

Average price

R7 149

Average for round-trip flights in May 2021

Round-trip from

R10 242

From Johannesburg OR Tambo to Malaysia

One-way from

R138

One-way flight from Johannesburg to Malaysia

When is the best time to book a flight to Malaysia?

The price you pay for your flight to Malaysia may vary depending on when you book. For the best chance at a lower rate, book 31 days in advance. Fares are likely to increase about fifteen days before your departure date.

Which day is cheaper to fly to Malaysia?

The cheapest day to fly to Malaysia is usually Monday. At the moment, Saturday is the most expensive.

What time of day is the cheapest to fly to Malaysia?

For the best value, try booking a flight at noon when visiting Malaysia. Generally, prices increase for flights in the afternoon, as these tend to have greater demand.

Travelers who are thinking of taking cheapest flights to Malaysia have several destinations to choose from. One of the 11 states on the Malaysian Peninsula or Sabah or Sarawak (the two states on the island of Borneo)?

Malaysian influences include Portuguese, Dutch and British, and the country is a melting pot of religions and cultures. Malays, Chinese, Indians and many other groups call it home. Nowhere is this more evident than in its cuisine, a spicy smorgasbord featuring satay, nasi lemak, rendang and roti canai (a pancake eaten with meat or chicken curry, a staple at the roadside stand), among many others.

The west coast of Malaysia is the most developed, the east is most Malay. West coast cities include Kedah, Perak, Selangor, Malacca, Putrajaya (the seat of government) and, of course, Kuala Lumpur, the capital.

On the eastern side of Malaysia, the most traditional part of the country, are the states of Kelantan, Pahang and Terengganu.

In Borneo, Sabah has six national parks, excellent diving and the second highest mountain in Southeast Asia, Mount Kinabalu, while Sarawak is a rugged place with mountains and 11 national parks. It is the least touristic state and a wonderful destination for adventurous travelers.

When is the best time to fly to Malaysia?

High season:

Travelers who are thinking of taking cheapest flights to Malaysia have several destinations to choose from. One of the 11 states on the Malaysian Peninsula or Sabah or Sarawak (the two states on the island of Borneo)?

Malaysian influences include Portuguese, Dutch and British, and the country is a melting pot of religions and cultures. Malays, Chinese, Indians and many other groups call it home. Nowhere is this more evident than in its cuisine, a spicy smorgasbord featuring satay, nasi lemak, rendang and roti canai (a pancake eaten with meat or chicken curry, a staple at the roadside stand), among many others.

The west coast of Malaysia is the most developed, the east is most Malay. West coast cities include Kedah, Perak, Selangor, Malacca, Putrajaya (the seat of government) and, of course, Kuala Lumpur, the capital.

On the eastern side of Malaysia, the most traditional part of the country, are the states of Kelantan, Pahang and Terengganu.

In Borneo, Sabah has six national parks, excellent diving and the second highest mountain in Southeast Asia, Mount Kinabalu, while Sarawak is a rugged place with mountains and 11 national parks. It is the least touristic state and a wonderful destination for adventurous travelers.

Low season:

September to December is the low season.

Getting around in Malaysia

In addition to Malaysia Airlines, domestic airlines that serve the peninsula and Sabah and Sarawak include Sabah Air, Berjaya Air and Air Asia.

Malaysia has a good public transport system with buses and trains offering a fast and comfortable service. Trishaws – a three-wheeled vehicle – can be found in cities. Tourists can jump on the main islands by ferry.

Kuala Lumpur has a light rail system, as well as bus companies, taxis and car rental companies.