How to Travel from Kuala Lumpur to Hangzhou

Currently, there is no direct flight to Hangzhou from Kuala Lumpur. Then how to travel from Kuala Lumpur to Hangzhou? To enjoy higher departure frequency, it is recommended to have a layover at Guangzhou Baiyun International Airport (CAN). This plan together needs 8h and CNY2,400-4,200 for economy class seat.
Another way is to fly from Kuala Lumpur to Shanghai first, and then travel to Hangzhou by bullet train. This transfer plan needs 9-10h and CNY3,100 in sum.

1. KL to Guangzhou to Hangzhou Flight: 8h in total, CNY2,400-4,200 for Economy Class

KL to Guangzhou Guangzhou to Hangzhou Available Date General KL to Guangzhou Flight Time Overall Price
MH376: 09:25-13:25, 4h 15 flights available; duration 2h Monday 8h CNY3,100-4,200
CZ350: 13:35-17:40, 4h5min 8 flights available; duration 2h Tuesday 8h CNY3,200-3,500
AK116: 21:25-01:40, 4h5min Flights next morning; duration 2h Wednesday / CNY2,400-3,200
CZ350: 15:55-20:00, 4h5min 2 flights available; duration 2h Friday 8h CNY3,200-4,200

2. KL to Shanghai Flight + Shanghai to Hangzhou Bullet Train: 9-10h, CNY3,100 in total

→ KL to Shanghai Flight: 5.5-6h, CNY3,000 for Economy Class

Two daily flights fly from Kuala Lumpur to Shanghai nonstop. FM862 is planned from 01:55 to 07:30, taking 5h 35min. FM886 is planned from 16:10 to 22:10, taking 6h. Both arrive at Shanghai Pudong International Airport (PVG) and cost CNY3,000 for economy class.
After you land off, you may take metro Line 2 (bound for Xujingdong) and get off at Exit A, Hongqiao Railway Station stop. You will spend 1.5h and CNY8 on metro.

→ Shanghai to Hangzhou Bullet Train: 1h, CNY73 for Second Class Seat

There are 90-120 bullet trains leaving from Shanghai to Hangzhou every day. Normally, the earliest train sets off at 06:15 and the last one sets off at 21:30. The bullet train will cost you 1h and minimum of CNY73.
Considering the time feasibility, flight FM862 is a safer choice for this transfer plan.

More about Shanghai to Hangzhou Trains

How to Travel back from Hangzhou to Kuala Lumpur

Despite the lack of direct flight from Hangzhou to Kuala Lumpur, there are many connecting flights on sale on Mon., Thur. and Sun. After taking the layover at Guangzhou Baiyun Airport into account, the duration of connecting flight varies between 14 and 27 hours. The economy class usually needs CNY2,600-4,000.
Likewise, as mentioned above, one may first take the bullet train back to Shanghai, and then travel from Shanghai to KL by air. The available flight is FM885 which is planned from 09:10-14:50 every Sunday. In total, this alternative costs 9-10h and CNY2,600.

More about Hangzhou to Shanghai Trains


Kuala Lumpur to Hangzhou Travel Tips

Mar. to May and Sep. to Nov. are the best time to visit Hangzhou for the weather in spring and autumn is very pleasant. Worth seeing attractions include West Lake, Thousand Islets Lake, Xixi National Wetland Park and Hangzhou Botanical Garden.

Do Malaysians Need a Visa to Travel to Hangzhou?

Yes. You may go to Chinese Visa Application Service Center in Kuala Lumpur. Materials requested include filled application form, passport information page, and copy of ID card. You could get visa on the fourth weekday after submitting the materials. According to the number of entries, you need to pay 100 to 190 Malaysia Ringgits.

Address: Level 5 & 6, Hampshire Place Office, Jalan Mayang Sari, 50450 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Telephone: 603 2176 0888
Fax: 603 2161 2234
Opening Time: 09:00-16:00, Monday to Friday

Time Difference between Kuala Lumpur and Hangzhou

People who travel from KL to Hangzhou need not worry about time difference because Malaysia and China share the same time zone, UTC+8.

Money Exchange between Malaysian Ringgit (MYR) and Chinese Yuan (CNY)

1 MYR≈1.6 CNY  1 CNY≈0.62 MYR

The highest denomination of CNY is 100 Yuan while the smallest denomination is 1 Jiao. 1 Yuan equals 10 Jiao. People could exchange money at airports, large banks, or four or five star hotels. Of course, it is accepted in China to pay with Visa card or Master card.

- Last updated on May. 25, 2023 by Catherine He -
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