The average price of a 7-day trip to Kuala Lumpur is $377 for a solo traveler, $677 for a couple, and $1,269 for a family of 4. Kuala Lumpur hotels range from $13 to $95 per night with an average of $32, while most vacation rentals will cost $110 to $320 per night for the entire home. Average worldwide flight costs to Sultan Abdul Aziz Shah International Airport (SZB) are between $40 and $74 per person for economy flights and $126 to $232 for first class. Depending on activities, we recommend budgeting $13 to $31 per person per day for transportation and enjoying local restaurants.

See below for average, budget, and luxury trip costs. You can also look up flight costs from your airport for more tailored flight pricing.

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The Cheapest Times to Visit Kuala Lumpur, MY

On average, these will be the cheapest dates to fly to SZB and stay in a Kuala Lumpur hotel:

  • February 5th to May 13th (except the week of April 30th)
  • May 28th to July 8th
  • November 5th to December 9th

The absolute cheapest time to take a vacation in Kuala Lumpur is usually early July.

 

Average Kuala Lumpur Trip Costs

Average Solo Traveler

The average cost for one person to visit Kuala Lumpur for a week is $248-$588($35-$84 per day)

Food, Travel, and Sightseeing: $13 to $31 per day for one person’s daily expenses

Flights: $43 to $65 for economy

Lodging: $19 to $32 per night for one 2 or 3-star hotel room

or $42 to $51 per night for a 1-bed vacation rental

Average Couple’s Trip

The average cost for a couple to visit Kuala Lumpur for a week is $376-$888($54-$127 per day)

Food, Travel, and Sightseeing: $26 to $62 per day for two people’s daily expenses

Flights: $86 to $130 for economy

Lodging: $19 to $32 per night for one 2 or 3-star hotel room

or $42 to $51 per night for a 1-bed vacation rental

Average Family Vacation

The average cost for 4 people to visit Kuala Lumpur for a week is $764-$1,590($109-$227 per day)

Food, Travel, and Sightseeing: $52 to $124 per day for four people’s daily expenses

Flights: $172 to $260 for economy

Lodging: $38 to $64 per night for two 2 or 3-star hotel rooms

or $63 to $77 per night for a 2-bed vacation rental

Traveling Cheap to Kuala Lumpur

How cheap can you make a vacation to Kuala Lumpur? The cheapest trip to Kuala Lumpur is about $24 per person per day for travelers willing to take standby flights, deal with inconvenience, and otherwise limit travel expenses. About 2% of rentals are available in the $0 to $100 range for an entire place, and vacation rentals can be booked for as low as $21 per night. These inexpensive rentals must be booked as early as possible and may not be in the most desirable areas. 1-star hotels are more likely to be available, with rooms starting at around $11.

Even cheaper trips are possible depending on where you live and whether you can drive. Check the cheapest times to fly for more saving ideas.

Budget Solo Traveler

The lowest cost for one person to visit Kuala Lumpur for a week is $165-$543($24-$78 per day)

Food, Travel, and Sightseeing: $8 to $16 per day for one person’s daily expenses

Flights: $43 to $65 for economy

Lodging: $11 to $13 per night for one 1-star hotel room

or $21 to $61 per night for a 1-bed vacation rental

Budget Couple’s Trip

The lowest cost for a couple to visit Kuala Lumpur for a week is $264-$720($38-$103 per day)

Food, Travel, and Sightseeing: $16 to $32 per day for two people’s daily expenses

Flights: $86 to $130 for economy

Lodging: $11 to $13 per night for one 1-star hotel room

or $21 to $61 per night for a 1-bed vacation rental

Budget Family Vacation

The lowest cost for 4 people to visit Kuala Lumpur for a week is $528-$1,218($75-$174 per day)

Food, Travel, and Sightseeing: $32 to $64 per day for four people’s daily expenses

Flights: $172 to $260 for economy

Lodging: $22 to $26 per night for two 1-star hotel rooms

or $32 to $85 per night for a 2-bed vacation rental

Overall it is very easy to travel to Kuala Lumpur cheaply.

The Cost of a Luxury Kuala Lumpur Trip

There is no true ceiling on the cost of a luxury trip, so our estimates are based on what most people do in Kuala Lumpur.

Luxury Solo Traveler

The high-end price for one person to visit Kuala Lumpur for a week is $634-$4,212($91-$602 per day)

Food, Travel, and Sightseeing: $23 to $59 per day for one person’s daily expenses

Flights: $119 to $151 for first class

Lodging: $59 to $95 per night for one 4 or 5-star hotel room

or $320 to $608 per night for a preferred vacation rental

Luxury Couple’s Trip

The high-end price for a couple to visit Kuala Lumpur for a week is $914-$4,776($131-$682 per day)

Food, Travel, and Sightseeing: $46 to $118 per day for two people’s daily expenses

Flights: $238 to $302 for first class

Lodging: $59 to $95 per night for one 4 or 5-star hotel room

or $320 to $608 per night for a preferred vacation rental

Luxury Family Vacation

The high-end price for 4 people to visit Kuala Lumpur for a week is $1,828-$7,728($261-$1,104 per day)

Food, Travel, and Sightseeing: $92 to $236 per day for four people’s daily expenses

Flights: $476 to $604 for first class

Lodging: $118 to $190 per night for two 4 or 5-star hotel rooms

or $512 to $912 per night for a preferred vacation rental

 

Kuala Lumpur Hotel Prices

The cost of staying in Kuala Lumpur is much lower than the average city. On average hotels are less expensive than vacation rentals. Luxury vacation rentals are more expensive in Kuala Lumpur due to very high property costs. The graphs below show how much cost can vary depending on the type of experience you’re looking for.

Kuala Lumpur Lodging Cost by Star Status

The average price for the class of hotel is on the (y) axis. The hotel class (out of 5 stars) is on the (x) axis.

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Hotel Price

Prices are based on Kuala Lumpur hotel averages and may not reflect current prices. In some cases, we extrapolate prices to estimate costs, and hotels with your desired star rating may not be available.

Vacation Rental Prices

The percent of vacation rentals in the price range is on the left (y) axis. Price range is on the bottom (x) axis.

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Percent of rentals

There are a healthy amount of vacation rentals serving all budgets in Kuala Lumpur.

 

Flight Costs to Kuala Lumpur

Averaging flights around the world, prices go from a high of $74 average in early August to a low of $40 in early July. Median flight price is $51. These prices are based on millions of flights. For Kuala Lumpur our data includes 44 originating airports, and 4 airlines. The area has more variance in price compared with other locations. Flying to Kuala Lumpur from an airport like Kerteh (KTE) in Kerteh (Malaysia) for an average $110 trip fare will obviously cost a lot more than from an airport like Sultan Ismail Petra (KBR) in Kota Bharu (Malaysia) at an average of just $45.

 

Average Flight Cost by Season

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Worldwide Flight Prices

Average Flight Cost by Day of Week

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Departure Day Prices
Return Day Prices

 

The cheapest day to fly in is typically Friday, and the cheapest day to fly back is usually Friday. Click here to see data for the cost of flights from your airport. In Kuala Lumpur, the difference between the cheapest and the most expensive week is about $34, so you can easily save about 85% simply by using our free flight guides and booking in advance.

 

Daily Expenses Budget

Daily vacation expenses vary more based on what you’re interested in doing. A fine dining restaurant with drinks around Kuala Lumpur can easily cost $120 per person or more, while a standard nice meal might be about $8 per person. Private tours can cost $235 per day, but self-guided tours to see the outdoor sights can be free. Costs vary wildly, so recommendations are made based on the cost of living and averages we see for this type of vacation.

 

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