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Tips to know when travelling to Kuala Lumpur

Travelers usually depart from Shanghai Pudong International, or Shanghai Hongqiao International when they travel from Shanghai to Kuala Lumpur. Book your trip to arrive at Kuala Lumpur International, Sultan Abdul Aziz Shah, Kuala Lumpur - Bersepadu Selatan, Kuala Lumpur - Hentian Duta, or Kuala Lumpur - Furama Bukit Bintang. The distance between Shanghai and Kuala Lumpur is 3800 km. The most popular airlines for this route are China Southern Airlines, China Eastern Airlines, Xiamen Airlines, Spring Airlines, and Malaysia Airlines. Shanghai and Kuala Lumpur have 68 direct flights per week.

Weekly direct flights

MondaysTuesdaysWednesdaysThursdaysFridaysSaturdaysSundays
Number of flights154919-120
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China Eastern Airlines on Sundays.

Check-in for a flight from Shanghai to Kuala Lumpur

NameCarrier codeIATA CodePassport needed during booking
China Southern AirlinesCSNCZYes
China Eastern AirlinesCESMUYes
Xiamen AirlinesCXAMFYes
Spring AirlinesCQH9CYes
Malaysia AirlinesMASMHYes

Online check-in is not available for these airlines.

Frequently asked questions

How long does it take to travel from Shanghai to Kuala Lumpur?
A one-way nonstop (direct) flight between Shanghai and Kuala Lumpur takes around 5.9 hours.
What is the flight distance between Shanghai and Kuala Lumpur?
The flight distance between Shanghai and Kuala Lumpur is 3800 km.
What airlines offer nonstop (direct) flights between Shanghai and Kuala Lumpur?
Several carriers operate flights between Shanghai and Kuala Lumpur. Airlines offering nonstop (direct) flights include China Eastern Airlines.
What are the most popular routes to and from Shanghai?
Travelers frequently search for route combinations, such as Shanghai and Singapore, Taipei, London, Hong Kong, Manila, New Delhi, Shenzhen, Guangzhou, Beijing, Sydney, Melbourne, Bangkok, Tokyo, Dublin, Sanya, Qingdao, Kaohsiung, Chengdu, Osaka, Bengaluru.
What are the most popular routes to and from Kuala Lumpur?
Travelers frequently search for route combinations, such as Kuala Lumpur and Singapore, Denpasar, Bangkok, Penang, Hong Kong, Manila, Sydney, Taipei, Jakarta, Kota Kinabalu, Johor Bahru, Perth, Tokyo, Auckland, Ho Chi Minh City, London, Melbourne, Langkawi, Kuching, Phuket City.
Which airports are there in Shanghai?
Shanghai is mainly served by Shanghai Pudong International. But there are other airports nearby, including Shanghai Hongqiao International.
What airports are near Shanghai?
The main airport in Shanghai is Shanghai Pudong International. It is also served by Hangzhou Xiaoshan International, Ningbo Lishe International, Changzhou Benniu, Sunan Shuofang International, Zhoushan Putuoshan, Nantong Xingdong, Yangzhou Taizhou International.
What airports are near Kuala Lumpur?
The main airport in Kuala Lumpur is Kuala Lumpur International. It is also served by Sultan Azlan Shah, Sultan Haji Ahmad Shah, Malacca International.
Is it possible to combine flights, buses, and trains in one itinerary when traveling between Shanghai and Kuala Lumpur?
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