The cheapest times to fly from KUL to JFK are

  • February 5th to April 22nd
  • late June
  • August 27th to December 2nd (except the week of October 1st)

based on data collected exclusively by Champion Traveler across tens of millions of flights. Among all the dates above, the very cheapest time to fly from KUL to JFK is late October to early November. Prices can be as high as $1305 for Saturday flights during early January, or as low as $585 for Wednesday flights around late October to early November.


When to Fly to New York

Flying from Kuala Lumpur (KUL) to New York, NY (JFK) will usually cost between $651 to $1120 per person if booking more than four weeks in advance. On average the very cheapest time to fly is late October to early November with an average ticket price of $662. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is early January, with an average price of $1118. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $456 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $815 can be considered a good price for a round-trip KUL to JFK flight.

See below for a graph of average weekly prices for the KUL to JFK route. All prices are for round-trip tickets in USD.

KUL to JFK Flight Prices

Compared to other flights, the KUL to JFK flight is cheaper than the average and costs about as much as the average flight leaving from Kuala Lumpur. The average price per mile (for a direct flight) is $0.05, which is far below average.


Flight Prices by Day of the Week

Wednesday is usually the cheapest day to fly to JFK, and Tuesday the cheapest day to fly back into KUL. Saturdays are the most expensive days to fly out or take a return trip. Selecting flights on the least expensive days could save you up to $101 (11%) on this flight.

Departing prices are for round-trip flights returning on the day of departure. For example, a flight departing on Wednesday and returning a week later will cost an average of $779. Return trip prices are from the JFK to KUL flight, and often highlight the quality of our data in showing the same trend.

Departing Prices by Day

Departure Day Prices

Return Trip Prices by Day

Return Day Prices


Nonstop Flights and Layovers

Travelers looking to fly from KUL to JFK can generally find a 1-layover flight. Because there is not usually a direct flight option the real-world direct flight time of 17 hour 57 minutes may not be realistic.


Flight Hacking KUL to JFK

Flight hacking is when you book two tickets instead of a layover, sometimes with different airlines. You will need to either bring only a carry-on bag (highly recommended) or leave yourself plenty of time to go through security again. Flight hacking is completely allowed, but airlines don’t always tell you the cheapest way to get from KUL to JFK — but Champion Traveler does!

Hack #1: Kota Kinabalu (KUL > BKI > JFK)

  • Price for both tickets: $769
  • Average savings: $46 (5.64%)

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Flight Questions Answered

Still have questions about flying from KUL to JFK? We’ve got answers.

Which airlines fly this route?

You can find 42 major airlines flying this route most often: Air China, Air France, Air India, Alaska, American, ANA, Austrian, British Airways, Cathay Dragon, Cathay Pacific, China Airlines, China Eastern, China Southern, Condor, Delta, Emirates, Ethiopian, Etihad, EVA Air, Finnair, Hainan, Hawaiian, Iberia, JAL, JetBlue, KLM, Korean Air, Lufthansa, Malaysia Airlines, Philippine Airlines, Qatar Airways, Royal Jordanian, Saudia, Shanghai Airlines, Sichuan Airlines, Singapore Airlines, SWISS, THAI, Turkish Airlines, United, Virgin Atlantic, Xiamen, and potentially more during busy seasons.

How far away is it from John F. Kennedy International Airport to Kuala Lumpur International Airport?

The distance between the two airports is roughly 9424 miles or 15166 kilometers.

How long does it take to fly from KUL to JFK?

The real-world flight time for a nonstop KUL to JFK flight is about 17 hour 57 minutes.

How many flights go between Kuala Lumpur and New York, NY?

It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 76 available flights from KUL to JFK.


Airport Location Info


Departing Airport

Origination code KUL
Origination airport name Kuala Lumpur International Airport
City Kuala Lumpur
Country Malaysia
Latitude 2.7
Longitude 101.7

Return Airport

Destination code JFK
Destination airport name John F. Kennedy International Airport
City New York, NY
Country the United States
Latitude 40.6
Longitude -73.8


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