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Travel to Kuching

Sarawak can be accessed via efficient air links with frequent flights from Kuala Lumpur, Johor Bharu, Kota Kinabalu and Penang in Peninsular Malaysia as well as from Singapore, Brunei and Jakarta.

Travelling to Kuching

The modern Kuala Lumpur International Airport (KLIA) is a regional aviation hub serviced by more than 50 airlines. Flying to Asia via Kuala Lumpur makes good sense as there are many scheduled flights to domestic destinations in Peninsular and East Malaysia as well as regionally to all the main gateway destinations of Asia. Sarawak has frequent and convenient air links from Kuala Lumpur, Johor Bahru, Kota Kinabalu and Penang in Malaysia, as well as Singapore, Brunei, Jakarta and Pontianak (Indonesia).

Currently there is an average of 2,500 flight seats per day into Kuching from Kuala Lumpur and many more from the regional hubs mentioned above.

Delegates will have the opportunity to go on pre-conference or post-conference tours to other cities in Sarawak and/or nearby Peninsular Malaysia.

There are numerous ways to get to Kuching, with flights from many cities in the region, including Kuala Lumpur and Singapore. Kindly contact your travel agency or airline for further details.


Airlines Servicing Sarawak

mas Malaysia Airlines (MAS) provides more than 10 flights per day between Kuala Lumpur and Kuching and operates once daily flights between Kuching and Singapore. www.malaysiaairlines.com
maswing MAS Wings connects rural destinations within East Malaysia servicing smaller towns and over 30 rural destinations in Sarawak and Sabah. www.maswings.com.my
firefly Malindo Air is an airline based in Malaysia delivering exceptional service while offering low fares. www.malindoair.com
silkair SilkAir, a subsidiary of Singapore Airlines, operates 4 weekly flights from Singapore to Kuching. www.silkair.com and www.singaporeair.com
airasia Malaysia’s budget airline, Air Asia, operates frequent flights to Kuching from Kuala Lumpur, Johor Bharu, Penang, Kota Kinabalu and Macau. www.airasia.com
batavia Xpress Air operates flights from Jakarta to Kuching via Pontianak.
www.expressair.biz


Approximate flight times are listed below :

  • Kuala Lumpur - Kuching : 1 hour 45 min (MAS, Air Asia and Malindo Air)
  • Singapore - Kuching : 1 hour 15 mins (Malaysia Airlines, SilkAir, Air Asia)
  • Kota Kinabalu - Kuching : 1 hour 15 mins (MAS and Air Asia)
  • Brunei - Kuching  (via Miri) : 1 hour (MAS and Air Asia)
  • Jakarta - Kuching (via  Pontianak) : 35 min (XpressAir)

There are 47 international airlines operating through Kuala Lumpur International Airport (KLIA) and servicing over 100 global destinations.

* The information provided is correct at the time of production.

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