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Which Airlines Fly To Kuala Lumpur From The UK?

  • British Airways
  • Malaysia Airlines
  • Qatar Airways
  • China Southern
  • Emirates
  • Singapore Airlines
  • Etihad Airways
  • Japan Airlines
  • KLM
  • Korean Air
  • THAI
  • Air China

Which Airlines Operate Direct Flights To Kuala Lumpur?

Malaysia Airlines and British Airways operate direct flights to Kuala Lumpur from the London Heathrow Airport. Direct flights are not available from other airports in the United Kingdom or with any other airline for that matter. There are 3 direct flights made per day: Malaysia Airlines 1, Malaysia Airlines 3 and British Airways 33. These flights are available on all days of the week. From other airports, connecting flights are offered by major airlines such as Qatar Airways, Emirates, KLM, Singapore Airlines, Korean Air, Etihad Airways and THAI among others.

how long is the flight from uk to kuala lumpur?

  • The minimum flight duration on non-stop flights from London Heathrow to Kuala Lumpur is 12 hours and 55 minutes. British Airways is the operating airline. The minimum flight duration on connecting flights from London Heathrow to Kuala Lumpur is 14 hours and 40 minutes. These flights are operated by KLM and make a stopover at Amsterdam.
  • The shortest connecting flights from London Gatwick to Kuala Lumpur are operated by Emirates. The total flight time is 15 hours and 40 minutes. Dubai is the default stopover for these flights.
  • From Manchester to Kuala Lumpur, KLM operates the shortest connecting flights that take 14 hours and 20 minutes. KLM offers the minimum flight time for this route and flies via Amsterdam.
  • The minimum flight duration from Birmingham to Kuala Lumpur is 14 hours and 10 minutes on indirect flights with KLM. Amsterdam is the default stopover for these flights.
  • With KLM, connecting flights from Edinburgh to Kuala Lumpur can be made in just 14 hours and 20 minutes. Amsterdam is the default stopover for KLM flights.

When Is The Best Time To Visit Kuala Lumpur?

Not much rain reaching the months of May, June and July, travellers are set to see some decent spells of sunshine with temperature reaching 28 °C on average. Being a tropical rainforest climate, monsoon brings some welcome rainfall all year round. However those not accustomed to such a climate may find it a hassle. From May to July, the weather stays mostly dry with some lingering humidity in early May and late July. June introduces the slightly warmer tropical influence to the weather which encourages outdoor tourism and back to back sightseeing. Generally this is considered to be the peak-season and attracts a good number of tourists from all over the globe. August to mid-September is the transitional period during which monsoon works its way for the next rainy spell. This is when Malaysia’s National Day is celebrated as well as the popular Mid-Autumn Festival.

Which Are The Main International Airports In Kuala Lumpur?

Forming part of the bigger KLIA Aeropolis, the Kuala Lumpur International Airport has been rendering substantial service in directing the growth of air transportation in Malaysia. Being the largest airport in the country, it has 2 main terminals (MTB and KLIA2) and a satellite terminal (Satellite Terminal A). The rapid growth of both international and domestic budget airlines has brought about the establishment of the second terminal (KLIA 2) whose principal function is to serve budget airlines and accommodate as much air traffic as possible. Kuala Lumpur International Airport is situated in the state of Selangor which is a considerable distance (45 kilometres) from the heart of the capital. Hence the need for KLIA Ekspres Train!

All international flights to Kuala Lumpur from the UK utilize the first / Main Terminal Building MTB. Bar-coded boarding passes are entertained and passengers with E-boarding passes can get their bar codes on their mobile phones as well. There are check-in kiosks installed at designated spots that enable passengers to check themselves into the airport and tag their own baggage.

The terminal layout has been helpful in providing spacious waiting lounges where passengers may comfortably await their planes and enjoy other conveniences such as spa, Wi-Fi, fine dining, fast food and television. They will be able to shop for duty-free items and souvenirs in a number of shops spread across the terminals. International brands and luxury boutiques from across the globe have been introduced at the airport for added shopping convenience.

When Is The Cheapest Time For Visiting Kuala Lumpur?

A tropical rainforest climate translates to a weather dominated by rainy clouds and lots and lots of humidity. Prices drop significantly during rainy spells and airlines offer discounted packages and last-minute deals to encourage tourism. Unlike the May-July dry period, October to February show a completely different picture. North-east monsoon brings frequent showers (246 mm being the average rainfall) whereas western monsoon pushes slowly into the climate all along. Western monsoon remains active from March to April and cheaper flights can be availed during this time of the year. Hotels respond to this decrease in tourism in a similar manner and reduce their prices as well.

What Are The Major Tourist Attractions In Kuala Lumpur?

Petronas Towers: The iconic Petronas Towers are what most of us see on Kuala Lumpur’s postcards and what most foreigners are familiar with. Until 2004, these were the tallest towers in the world. This mega-structure offers thrilling views from its bridge (Skybridge) which is as far as tourists are allowed to go. The ticketing counter is on the concourse level. You cannot miss it. Highlights include the notable Dewan Filharmonik Petronas Concert Hall that is known to be the most important venue for classical music in the region. In the base of the tower, Suria KLCC is a shopping hive with an array of international brand outlets from all over the world.

Batu Caves: A limestone hill near Gombak that has been a Hindu temple complex for ages is now on every tourist’s list. Reaching the Cathedral Cave is both a cross-cultural experience and a cardio workout – 272 steps – but no doubt a rewarding one. Get first-hand experience of an exotic religion side by side those devotees who are actually making a pilgrimage to Lord Murugan.

National Visual Arts Gallery: Lovers of fine arts will find this to be the perfect place for a visit. An extensive collection of different art styles, both paintings and architecture, is put on display that shows the developmental stages of Malaysian art.

Thean Hou Temple: Located at the apex of Robsonhill, it is the largest Chinese temple in South Asia. People come here to sit and relax far from the maddening crowds. The view of Kuala Lumpur skyline is spectacular from the top of this temple. It is also a big favourite among the newlyweds.

Aquaria KLCC: Located in the core of the astonishing golden triangle, it is a large-scale aquarium displaying more than 5000 different species of marine life including sharks. Just the place for a family trip!

Honourable mentions include the Kuala Lumpur Tower, the National Mosque of Malaysia, the Lake Gardens, the Jamek Mosque and the National Museum.

What Are The Popular Transportation Modes In Kuala Lumpur?

In order to relieve the congestion of main highways, there was needed an extensive metro rail network as near as possible to the major lines of travel. The Greater Klang Valley Integrated Transit System is a systematic development of rail lines and relevant infrastructure that continues to expand to this day.

KTM Komuter:

This commuter rail system serves the Greater Kuala Lumpur (Kuala Lumpur proper and the Klang Valley) extending along different centres of commercial activity and certain residential districts. KTM Komuter operates two cross-city lines: the Seremban Line (between Batu Caves and Pulau Sebang) and Port Klang Line (between Tanjung Malim and Port Klang). A number of tourist attractions fall inside the operational range of these lines. For instance, the Mid Valley Station on the Seremban Line is right next to the Mid Valley Megamall whereas the Subang Jaya Station on Port Klang Line is close to the Subang Parade shopping centre. For those who wish to park and ride there are parking-lots specifically to that end. These are all electric trains with proper air-conditioning inside. There are official transit maps on each station where each rail network is mapped out, numbered and colour-coded. Tickets can be purchased through vending machines installed at each station or could be purchased from the ticketing counters. At several stations, where one rail network overlaps another, transfers can be made to the monorail, metro rapid transit or light rail transit.

The Seremban Line:

This is the first line to be numbered in the entire transit system and has a colour-code ‘blue’. This line runs from 5 am to 11 pm and covers 55 kilometres in just 38 minutes. Tourists interested in visiting the famous Batu Caves board this train. There are a total of 26 stations providing coverage to major metropolitan as well as suburban regions.

The Port Klang Line:

This line is designated the number 2 and the colour ‘red’. There are 33 stations that form the circuit of this line from the city to suburbia. Park and Ride facility is available here as well. The service is available from 5 am to 11 pm.

Light Rail Transit (LRT):

The light rail transit comprises three lines, namely the Ampang Line, the Sri Petaling Line and the Kelana Jaya Line. Together these three form the driverless LRT underground metro system. The Ampang Line is designated as the 3rd (orange), the Sri Petaling Line as the 4th (maroon) and the Kelana Jaya Line as the 5th (ruby) line of the Greater Klang Valley Integrated Transit System. All three LRT lines share the same ticket which can be obtained from ticketing smart machines (ticketing kiosks) and ticketing counters at the stations. The Ampang Line operates from the Sentul Timur station to Ampang station and completes one circuit in just 41 minutes. The Sri Petaling Line starts from Sentul Timur station and makes its last stop in Putra Heights (a major residential sector). This is a 74 minute trip and can be made on a single ticket. Both Ampang Line and Sri Petaling Line start off from Sentul Timur station till they reach Chan Sow Lin station wherefrom they go in different directions. The Kelana Jaya Line starts from Putra Heights, where the Sri Petaling Line left off, and through Kelana Jaya reaches Gombak, serving both central and southwest regions of metropolitan Kuala Lumpur. The total track is 46 kilometres in length which is divided into 37 stations. The most famous is the Masjid Jamek station which is close to the grand mosque of the same name.

KLIA Ekspres:

KLIA Ekspres train links the Kuala Lumpur International Airport with the city centre (KL Sentral) on non-stop transfers that only take half an hour. Highlights include air-conditioning, Wi-Fi and separate luggage compartments. The successive developments made have been able to deal with an ever-growing number of arrivals and an increasing number of airport transfers indicate user preference. Its number is 6 and the colour is ‘purple’.

KL Monorail:

It caters those areas not part of existing routes and includes Brickfields and Chow Kit into the city’s planned routes. A feeder train arrives after every 5 minutes that takes passengers from KL Sentral to Titiwangsa (here the national monument of Kuala Lumpur greets everyone). These are overhead trains with elevated platforms and can be easily spotted. The number is 8 and the colour is olive. The monorail operates from 6 am to midnight.

Which Are The Best Hotels In Kuala Lumpur?

In Kuala Lumpur, visitors can facilitate themselves with a wide variety of accommodations ranging from comfortable economic hotels to five-star luxury hotels depending on the allocated budget for the trip. Following are some of the popular upmarket hotels that provide affluent customers with everything they need in the form of a completely lavish package including honeymoon suites, valet parking, spa, shopping centres, continental / international restaurants, bellhop room service, complementary Wi-Fi, fitness centre etc. These are the famous 4-star hotels:

  • Impiana KLCC Hotel
  • Somerset Ampang Hotel
  • Aloft Kuala Lumpur Sentral
  • Hotel Capri by Fraser
  • Ascott Sentral Hotel

Mentioned below are some of the popular 3-star hotels that can be easy on the pocket.

  • Citin Seacare Hotel Pudu
  • Capitol Hotel
Handy Tips you should know before travelling to Kuala Lumpur!
  • Kuala Lumpur International Airport is the main airport for flights to and from Kuala Lumpur. 
  • Each week almost 1550 domestic flights and more than 3500 internation flight departures are seen from Kuala Lumpur International Airport.
  • Malaysia Airlines flies direct to Kuala Lumpur from London Heathrow.
  • Malaysia Airlines operates two flights daily from London Heathrow to Kuala Lumpur, one being a code share flight with American Airlines.
  • Preferred airlines used by travellers to fly to Kuala Lumpur are Vietnam Airlines, China Airlines, Qantas, Kuwait Airways, Air France, Qatar Airways and Oman Air.
  • The lowest time taken for a flight from London Heathrow to Kuala Lumpur is 13 hours and 40 minutes. 
  • The flight distance between Kuala Lumpur and London is approximately 6555 miles.
  • Turkish Airlines fly to Kuala Lumpur from both London Gatwick and London Heathrow daily. 
  • Turkish Airline flights take off for Kuala Lumpur in the afternoon and evening time from London.
  • You can choose to fly to Kuala Lumpur from all major UK airports such as London, Manchester, Aberdeen, Birmingham, Edinburgh and Glasgow.
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