The cheapest times to fly from KUL to SMF are

  • January 29th to April 15th
  • April 30th to May 20th
  • October 15th to December 2nd

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 SMF is mid to late November. Prices can be as high as $2869 for Saturday flights during early to mid August, or as low as $1024 for Tuesday flights around mid to late November.


When to Fly to Sacramento

Flying from Kuala Lumpur (KUL) to Sacramento, CA (SMF) will usually cost between $1037 to $1503 per person if booking more than four weeks in advance. On average the very cheapest time to fly is mid to late November with an average ticket price of $1086. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is early to mid August, with an average price of $2869. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $1783 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $1256 can be considered a good price for a round-trip KUL to SMF flight.

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

KUL to SMF Flight Prices

Compared to other flights, the KUL to SMF flight is slightly more expensive than the average and costs more than the average flight leaving from Kuala Lumpur. The average price per mile (for a direct flight) is $0.09, which is far below average.


Flight Prices by Day of the Week

Tuesday is usually the cheapest day to depart and return on this flight. 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 $171 (13%) on this flight.

Departing prices are for round-trip flights returning on the day of departure. For example, a flight departing on Tuesday and returning a week later will cost an average of $1233. Return trip prices are from the SMF 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 SMF can generally find a 2-layover flight. Because there is not usually a direct flight option the real-world direct flight time of 16 hour 13 minutes may not be realistic.


Alternative Nearby Airports

Champion Traveler tells you which airports are nearby and whether tickets might be cheaper alternative airports nearby. Sometimes it’s worth it to fly into a closer airport and then commute to your destination. Remember that there is not usually a nonstop flight from KUL to SMF while comparing.

Destination alternative #1: San Francisco International Airport (SFO) in San Francisco, CA

  • 86 miles (138 km) away from SMF
  • Usually 38.02% less expensive than SMF
  • 1-layover flights available

See KUL to SFO flights

Destination alternative #2: Charles M. Schulz – Sonoma County Airport (STS) in Santa Rosa, CA

  • 67 miles (108 km) away from SMF
  • Usually 23.17% less expensive than SMF
  • 2-layover flights available

See KUL to STS flights

Destination alternative #3: Norman Y. Mineta San Jose International Airport (SJC) in San Jose, CA

  • 94 miles (151 km) away from SMF
  • Usually 17.36% less expensive than SMF
  • 1-layover flights available

See KUL to SJC flights


Flight Hacking KUL to SMF

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 SMF — but Champion Traveler does!

Hack #1: Hong Kong (KUL > HKG > SMF)

  • Price for both tickets: $884
  • Average savings: $372 (29.62%)

See KUL to PEK flights

Hack #2: Beijing (KUL > PEK > SMF)

  • Price for both tickets: $908
  • Average savings: $349 (27.75%)

See KUL to HKG flights

Hack #3: Los Angeles, CA (KUL > LAX > SMF)

  • Price for both tickets: $911
  • Average savings: $346 (27.51%)

See KUL to LAX flights


Flight Questions Answered

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

Which airlines fly this route?

You can find 20 major airlines flying this route most often: Air Canada, Air India, Alaska, American, ANA, Cathay Dragon, Cathay Pacific, China Airlines, China Eastern, China Southern, Delta, Emirates, EVA Air, Hawaiian, JAL, KLM, Korean Air, Qatar Airways, Singapore Airlines, United, and potentially more during busy seasons.

How far away is it from Sacramento International Airport to Kuala Lumpur International Airport?

The distance between the two airports is roughly 8463 miles or 13620 kilometers.

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

The real-world flight time for a nonstop KUL to SMF flight is about 16 hour 13 minutes.

How many flights go between Kuala Lumpur and Sacramento, CA?

It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 15 available flights from KUL to SMF.


Airport Location Info


Departing Airport

Origination codeKUL
Origination airport nameKuala Lumpur International Airport
CityKuala Lumpur

Return Airport

Destination codeSMF
Destination airport nameSacramento International Airport
CitySacramento, CA
Countrythe United States


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