The cheapest times to fly from SDF to KUL are

  • January 8th to April 15th (except the weeks of January 15th and January 29th)
  • August 27th to December 2nd (except the week of October 15th)

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 SDF to KUL is mid to late September. Prices can be as high as $3584 for Saturday flights during late December, or as low as $846 for Tuesday flights around mid to late September.


When to Fly to Kuala Lumpur

Flying from Louisville, KY (SDF) to Kuala Lumpur (KUL) will usually cost between $851 to $1996 per person if booking more than four weeks in advance. On average the very cheapest time to fly is mid to late September with an average ticket price of $975. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is late December, with an average price of $2483. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $1508 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $1304 can be considered a good price for a round-trip SDF to KUL flight.

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

SDF to KUL Flight Prices

Compared to other flights, the SDF to KUL flight is slightly more expensive than the average and costs more than the average flight leaving from Louisville. The average price per mile (for a direct flight) is $0.08, 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 $211 (14%) 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 $1231. Return trip prices are from the KUL to SDF 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 SDF to KUL can generally find a 2-layover flight. Because there is not usually a direct flight option the real-world direct flight time of 18 hour 12 minutes may not be realistic.


Flight Hacking SDF to KUL

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 SDF to KUL — but Champion Traveler does!

Hack #1: Los Angeles, CA (SDF > LAX > KUL)

  • Price for both tickets: $940
  • Average savings: $364 (27.91%)

See SDF to LAX flights

Hack #2: New York, NY (SDF > JFK > KUL)

  • Price for both tickets: $955
  • Average savings: $350 (26.8%)

See SDF to JFK flights

Hack #3: Chicago, IL (SDF > ORD > KUL)

  • Price for both tickets: $1005
  • Average savings: $300 (22.97%)

See SDF to ORD flights


Flight Questions Answered

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

Which airlines fly this route?

You can find 18 major airlines flying this route most often: Air Canada, Air France, American, ANA, British Airways, Cathay Dragon, Cathay Pacific, China Southern, Delta, Etihad, JAL, KLM, Korean Air, Royal Jordanian, Shanghai Airlines, Singapore Airlines, Turkish Airlines, United, and potentially more during busy seasons.

How far away is it from Kuala Lumpur International Airport to Louisville International-Standiford Field Airport?

The distance between the two airports is roughly 9568 miles or 15398 kilometers.

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

The real-world flight time for a nonstop SDF to KUL flight is about 18 hour 12 minutes.

How many flights go between Louisville, KY and Kuala Lumpur?

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


Airport Location Info


Departing Airport

Origination code SDF
Origination airport name Louisville International-Standiford Field Airport
City Louisville, KY
Country the United States
Latitude 38.2
Longitude -85.7

Return Airport

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


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