The average price of a 7-day trip to Malaysia is $633 for a solo traveler, $1,016 for a couple, and $699 for a family of 4. Malaysia hotels range from $24 to $124 per night with an average of $42, while most vacation rentals will cost $70 to $380 per night for the entire home. Average worldwide flight costs to Malaysia (from all airports) are between $716 and $1,297 per person for economy flights and $2,248 to $4,073 for first class. Depending on activities, we recommend budgeting $21 to $43 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.

 

The Cheapest Times to Visit Malaysia

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

  • February 5th to April 15th
  • early June to early June
  • August 20th to October 21st
  • November 5th to November 18th

The absolute cheapest time to take a vacation in Malaysia is usually late August to early September.

 

Average Malaysia Trip Costs

Average Solo Traveler

The average cost for one person to visit Malaysia for a week is $625-$2,056($89-$294 per day)

Food, Travel, and Sightseeing: $21 to $43 per day for one person’s daily expenses

Flights: $292 to $1,383 for economy

Lodging: $31 to $44 per night for one 2 or 3-star hotel room

or $51 to $62 per night for a 1-bed vacation rental

Average Couple’s Trip

The average cost for a couple to visit Malaysia for a week is $1,064-$3,732($152-$533 per day)

Food, Travel, and Sightseeing: $42 to $85 per day for two people’s daily expenses

Flights: $584 to $2,765 for economy

Lodging: $31 to $44 per night for one 2 or 3-star hotel room

or $51 to $62 per night for a 1-bed vacation rental

Average Family Vacation

The average cost for 4 people to visit Malaysia for a week is $2,121-$7,285($303-$1,041 per day)

Food, Travel, and Sightseeing: $83 to $171 per day for four people’s daily expenses

Flights: $1,168 to $5,530 for economy

Lodging: $62 to $87 per night for two 2 or 3-star hotel rooms

or $77 to $93 per night for a 2-bed vacation rental

Traveling Cheap to Malaysia

How cheap can you make a vacation to Malaysia? The cheapest trip to Malaysia is about $69 per person per day for travelers willing to take standby flights, deal with inconvenience, and otherwise limit travel expenses. About 10% of rentals are available in the $0 to $100 range for an entire place, and vacation rentals can be booked for as low as $20 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 $20.

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 Malaysia for a week is $482-$1,974($69-$282 per day)

Food, Travel, and Sightseeing: $10 to $21 per day for one person’s daily expenses

Flights: $292 to $1,383 for economy

Lodging: $20 to $24 per night for one 1-star hotel room

or $43 to $74 per night for a 1-bed vacation rental

Budget Couple’s Trip

The lowest cost for a couple to visit Malaysia for a week is $851-$3,503($122-$500 per day)

Food, Travel, and Sightseeing: $21 to $42 per day for two people’s daily expenses

Flights: $584 to $2,765 for economy

Lodging: $20 to $24 per night for one 1-star hotel room

or $43 to $74 per night for a 1-bed vacation rental

Budget Family Vacation

The lowest cost for 4 people to visit Malaysia for a week is $1,708-$6,777($244-$968 per day)

Food, Travel, and Sightseeing: $42 to $83 per day for four people’s daily expenses

Flights: $1,168 to $5,530 for economy

Lodging: $41 to $48 per night for two 1-star hotel rooms

or $65 to $111 per night for a 2-bed vacation rental

Overall it is very easy to travel to Malaysia cheaply.

The Cost of a Luxury Malaysia Trip

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

Luxury Solo Traveler

The high-end price for one person to visit Malaysia for a week is $1,424-$8,642($203-$1,235 per day)

Food, Travel, and Sightseeing: $42 to $86 per day for one person’s daily expenses

Flights: $734 to $3,504 for first class

Lodging: $66 to $124 per night for one 4 or 5-star hotel room

or $377 to $756 per night for a preferred vacation rental

Luxury Couple’s Trip

The high-end price for a couple to visit Malaysia for a week is $2,444-$12,741($349-$1,820 per day)

Food, Travel, and Sightseeing: $83 to $171 per day for two people’s daily expenses

Flights: $1,467 to $7,008 for first class

Lodging: $66 to $124 per night for one 4 or 5-star hotel room

or $377 to $756 per night for a preferred vacation rental

Luxury Family Vacation

The high-end price for 4 people to visit Malaysia for a week is $4,894-$23,203($699-$3,315 per day)

Food, Travel, and Sightseeing: $166 to $343 per day for four people’s daily expenses

Flights: $2,934 to $14,016 for first class

Lodging: $133 to $248 per night for two 4 or 5-star hotel rooms

or $565 to $1,131 per night for a preferred vacation rental

 

Malaysia Hotel Prices

The cost of staying in Malaysia is much lower than the average city. On average hotels are less expensive than vacation rentals. Luxury vacation rentals are more expensive in Malaysia 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.

Malaysia 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 Malaysia 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 Malaysia.

 

Flight Costs to Malaysia

Averaging flights around the world, prices go from a high of $1,297 average in late December to a low of $716 in late August to early September. Median flight price is $383. These prices are based on millions of flights. For Malaysia our data includes thousands of originating airports, and hundreds of airlines. The area has more variance in price compared with other locations.

 

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 Tuesday, and the cheapest day to fly back is usually Tuesday. Click here to see data for the cost of flights from your airport. In Malaysia, the difference between the cheapest and the most expensive week is about $581, so you can easily save about 81% 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 Malaysia can easily cost $156 per person or more, while a standard nice meal might be about $10 per person. Private tours can cost $313 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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