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Compare Cheap Flights from Perth to Kuala Lumpur
If you’re looking for an exciting destination for your next holiday, consider booking cheap flights from Perth to Kuala Lumpur with Webjet. Located on the Malay Peninsula in Southeast Asia, Kuala Lumpur is the capital and largest city in Malaysia. It’s full of history, beautiful views, delicious food, exciting nightlife and great weather. While the city has embraced the new and modern, it hasn’t forgotten its roots. You can see examples of traditional architecture all over Kuala Lumpur, that really contribute to the character of the city. Another perk to visiting Kuala Lumpur is its affordability, so even budget travellers can live it up in KL.
The best time to book cheap flights from Perth to Kuala Lumpur
Kuala Lumpur has a tropical climate, meaning it is hot and humid year-round. Tropical rain storms can occur throughout the year, but outside of monsoon season, these storms rarely last long. Monsoon season hits KL between March and April. These are the rainiest months of the year, but they are also the cheapest for travel. During the rainy season, you can find great deals on flights and hotels. Between October and January, another monsoon season hits the east coast of Malaysia. Kuala Lumpur isn’t hit directly during this monsoon season, but gets some mild rain showers.
For the perfect Malaysian weather, book cheap flights from Perth to Kuala Lumpur between May and July. Kuala Lumpur experiences a dry spell during these months. If you travel from PER to KUL at this time, you’ll get plenty of sunshine and minimal rain.
Departing From Perth
Perth Airport is conveniently located 12 kilometres (7.5 miles) east of the CBD. The airport is easy to get to and is serviced by many major airlines. Airlines with cheap flights from Perth to Kuala Lumpur include Qantas, Virgin Australia and Malaysia Airlines. Perth Airport is separated into four different terminals. The T1/T2 precinct is where you will catch most international airlines, while Qantas’ return flights from Perth to Kuala Lumpur depart from the T3/T4 precinct.
With about 350 cheap flights from Perth to Kuala Lumpur each week, there’s plenty of opportunity to experience the history and culture of Malaysia. Direct flights from PER to KUL are available, getting you to your destination in less than 6 hours.
Getting to Perth Airport (PER)
The most affordable way to get to Perth Airport is on the city bus. If your flight departs from the T1/T2 precinct, catch the 380 bus. The bus starts at the Elizabeth Quay Bus Station and also makes stops at Victoria Park Transfer Station, Burswood Train Station and Belmont Forum Shopping Centre. The 380 bus has plenty of space for luggage, runs every 30 minutes, and gets you to the airport in about a half hour. To get to the T3/T4 precinct, catch bus route 40 from the Elizabeth Quay Bus Station. This bus departs every 20 to 30 minutes and gets you to Perth Airport in slightly more than 30 minutes. Tickets for each bus route are $4.80AUD from the CBD to the airport.
If you would like to take a taxi or an Uber to the airport, you will arrive in less than 20 minutes from the CBD. The taxi fare from central Perth to the airport costs between $30 to $45AUD. If you are heading to the airport from Fremantle, a taxi will get you to the airport in approximately 30 minutes, with a fare between $50 to $70 AUD.
Parking at Perth Airport
Perth Airport offers both Long Term and Short Term parking for all four airport terminals. Booking in advance can save up to 30% on your parking.
Where to Park at Perth Airport
• The Long Term car park is located just outside the airport, and a 24-hour shuttle bus comes every 10 minutes to take you to the terminals. Parking costs about $27AUD per day, and the weekly rate is $95AUD.
• The Short Term car park is located just outside the airport terminals, and getting between the two takes only a few minutes. The Short Term car park costs about $49AUD per day and $129AUD per week.
Arriving in Kuala Lumpur
Kuala Lumpur has two international airports that receive flights to the city. Kuala Lumpur Airport (KUL) is KL’s main airport and is the busiest airport in Malaysia. It’s located about 50 kilometres (31 miles) from the city centre, in the Sepang District. Subang Airport (SZB) was the city’s main airport until 1998, but doesn’t get as much traffic today. The airport is also called Sultan Abdul Aziz Shah Airport and receives many Malindo Air flights. It’s located about 23 kilometres (14.3 miles) west of the city centre.
How to Get from Kuala Lumpur Airport (KUL) to Your Kuala Lumpur Hotel or Accommodation
For a budget-friendly transfer from Kuala Lumpur Airport (KUL) to the city, you can catch the Express Coach. This bus drops passengers at KL Sentral station, which is within walking distance to many hotels. From there, you can also catch the monorail or LRT train to get exactly where you need to go. The bus costs 10 Malaysian ringgit ($3.45AUD) and gets you to the city in about an hour.
The KLIA Ekspres is the quickest way to get from Kuala Lumpur Airport (KUL) to the city centre. The train arrives in less than a half hour and departs every 15 to 20 minutes. The train takes passengers to KL Sentral, which is a station right in the heart of the city. Tickets cost 55 ringgit ($18.85AUD), and the train offers free WiFi.
To catch a taxi into the city, head to level 1 or 3 outside Arrivals. Taxis in Kuala Lumpur use meters to calculate fare. A ride to the city centre takes around 45 minutes and costs about 75 to 80 ringgit ($25.70 to $27.45AUD).
How to Get from Subang Airport (SZB) to Your Kuala Lumpur Hotel or Accommodation
Subang Airport (SZB) offers a couple of options to get into central Kuala Lumpur. RapidKL is a public bus that gets you into KL Sentral in a little more than one hour. This is the most affordable way to get into KL. The fare is calculated by which zone you travel to, but never costs more than 5 ringgit ($1.70AUD).
A taxi will get you from Subang Airport (SZB) into the city centre much quicker than the bus. A taxi ride to the centre takes about 25 minutes for a fare of about 33 to 40 ringgit ($11.30 to $13.70AUD).
Things to do in Kuala Lumpur
For an incredible view over Kuala Lumpur, pay a visit to the KL Tower. Head up to the top floors to the observation decks for the most spectacular panorama across the city’s glittering skyline. The main deck has floor-to-ceiling windows and 360-degree views of the city. And for a few extra Australian dollars, you can also visit the Sky Deck. This perched is located outside and offers beautiful, uninterrupted views of the KL skyline. The new, glass-bottomed Sky Box extends out from the Sky Deck and gives visitors a heart-racing view straight down to the streets below.
These twin towers are the tallest skyscrapers in Kuala Lumpur and are among the city’s most recognisable icons. The towers are the tallest twin towers in the world and are an impressive sight both during the day and at night. A Skybridge links the towers together on the 41st and 42nd floors. A walk on the Skybridge offers great views of the city and the surrounding area.
National Mosque of Malaysia
For an insight into the spiritual side of Kuala Lumpur, head to the National Mosque in the city centre. The mosque has a striking, contemporary design that means it is filled with bright, natural light. Walk along the outside and inside of the mosque for some great views of the architecture and fountains. e sure to check the timetable online before visiting as the mosque is closed to non-Muslims at certain times of the day for prayer.
The Temples of KL
Visitors to KL will find that the city is brimming with glorious temples. Many are Hindu and Chinese, and visiting these sites is a great way to learn about these cultures. Some of the most popular temples to visit include Sri Mahamariamman Temple, Guan Di Temple, and Sin Sze Sin Ya Temple. Just outside the city centre is Theon Hou Temple, which is accessible by bus or taxi.
The Central Market has both indoor and outdoor sections and has rows upon rows of stalls to browse. Throughout the market, you’ll find vendors selling food, clothing, and souvenirs.
One of the top tourist attractions in Kuala Lumpur is a short train ride from the city. The Batu Caves are north of KL and are dedicated to Lord Murugan, the Hindu god of war. Inside the caves, you’ll find a shrine dedicated to him. The caves are carved into a limestone hill, and 272 steep steps will take you into the caves to see the shrine.