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How to get to Pangkor

Pangkor Island is located 3.5km (2.2mi) off the west coast of Peninsular Malaysia in the Straits of Malacca.

The most convenient route to Pangkor is by air to Kuala Lumpur International Airport (KUL) or Penang Airport (PEN), followed by transfer to the island.

Major resorts on Pangkor Island can arrange pick-up by prior arrangement from Kuala Lumpur International Airport or Penang Airport, as well as providing guests with boat transfer from Lumut Ferry Terminal to the island.

Alternatively, you can either drive or catch a bus from Kuala Lumpur (3 hrs 55 mins) or Penang (2 hrs 30 mins) to Lumut, then take the 32-minute ferry ride to Sungai Pinang Ferry Terminal on Pangkor Island. Ferries depart every 45 minutes from Lumut to Pangkor Island.

Lumut sits approximately 83km (51mi) southwest of Ipoh, 160km (99mi) south of Penang and 220km (136mi) northwest of Kuala Lumpur.

From Singapore, you can also fly into Ipoh Airport followed by a 1-hour and 12-minute drive to Lumut.


Flight times to Kuala Lumpur

The following are the most convenient and quickest routes to Kuala Lumpur International Airport (KUL), Malaysia.

From Singapore: Malaysian Airlines, AirAsia and Jetstar Asia offer the most convenient daily direct flights to Kuala Lumpur.

Singapore to Kuala Lumpur is 55 min, direct flight


From China: Malaysian Airlines, Shaghai Airlines, AirAsia X and Air China offer the most convenient flights to Kuala Lumpur.

Beijing to Kuala Lumpur is 6 hrs 15 min, direct flight
Shanghai to Kuala Lumpur is 5 hrs 30 min, direct flight
Hong Kong to Kuala Lumpur is 5 hrs 45 min, direct flight


From Australia: Malaysian Airlines and Air Asia X offer the most convenient scheduled flights to Kuala Lumpur International Airport (KUL).

Adelaide to Kuala Lumpur is 7 hrs 45 min, direct flight
Brisbane to Kuala Lumpur is 8 hrs 30 min, direct flight
Sydney to Kuala Lumpur is 8 hrs 50 min, direct flight
Melbourne to Kuala Lumpur is 8 hrs 30 min, direct flight
Perth to Kuala Lumpur is 5 hrs 40 min, direct flight


From New Zealand: Malaysian Airlines offers the most convenient scheduled flights to Kuala Lumpur International Airport (KUL).

Auckland to Kuala Lumpur is 11 hrs 25 min, direct flight


From United Arab Emirates: Etihad and Emirates offer the most convenient flights to Kuala Lumpur.

Abu Dhabi to Kuala Lumpur is 7 hrs 55 min, direct flight
Dubai to Kuala Lumpur is 7 hrs 15 min, direct flight


From United Kingdom: British Airways and Malaysian Airlines offer the most convenient daily scheduled flights to Kuala Lumpur International Airport (KUL).

London to Kuala Lumpur is 12 hrs 50 min, direct flight
Manchester to Kuala Lumpur is 14 hrs 50 min, connecting flightˆ


From Germany: Singapore Airlines, SilkAir, Lufthansa, Condor Flugdienst, KLM and Eurowings offer the most convenient flights to Kuala Lumpur.

Frankfurt to Kuala Lumpur is 12 hrs 35 min, direct flight

Berlin to Kuala Lumpur is 14 hrs 30 min, connecting flightˆ
Dusseldorf to Kuala Lumpur is 14 hrs 15 min, connecting flightˆ
Hamburg to Kuala Lumpur is 14 hrs 15 min, connecting flightˆ
Munich to Kuala Lumpur is 13 hrs 50 min, connecting flightˆ


From Ireland: Aer Lingus, KLM and British Airways offers the most convenient flights to Kuala Lumpur.

Dublin to Kuala Lumpur is 14 hrs 30 min, connecting flightˆ


From France: KLM, Air France and Malaysian Airlines offer the most convenient scheduled flights to Kuala Lumpur International Airport (KUL).

Paris to Kuala Lumpur is 14 hrs 50 min, connecting flightˆ


From Canada: Cathay Pacific, Dragon Air, British Airways, Malaysian Airlines and Air Canada offer the most convenient scheduled flights to Kuala Lumpur International Airport (KUL).

Toronto to Kuala Lumpur is 20 hrs 35 min, direct flight

Montreal to Kuala Lumpur is 21 hrs 50 min, connecting flightˆ
Vancouver to Kuala Lumpur is 18 hrs 10 min, connecting flightˆ


From United States: British Airways, Qatar Airways, Malaysian Airlines, American Airlines, United Airlines, Cathay Pacific, Singapore Airlines and SilkAir offer the most convenient scheduled flights to Kuala Lumpur International Airport (KUL).

Atlanta to Kuala Lumpur is 23 hrs 58 min, connecting flightˆ
Boston to Kuala Lumpur is 21 hrs 20 min, connecting flightˆ
Chicago to Kuala Lumpur is 21 hrs 5 min, connecting flightˆ
Dallas-Fort Worth to Kuala Lumpur is 21 hrs 50 min, connecting flightˆ
New York to Kuala Lumpur is 21 hrs, connecting flightˆ
San Francisco to Kuala Lumpur is 18 hrs 25 min, connecting flightˆ
Los Angeles to Kuala Lumpur is 18 hrs 45 min, connecting flightˆ

(ˆincludes transfer time.)


Flying in

Kuala Lumpur International Airport (KUL) is Malaysia's main international airport. It is located in Sepang District of Selangor, approximately 45km (28mi) south of Kuala Lumpur city centre.

Hotels and resorts can meet guests by prior arrangement at Kuala Lumpur International Airport and Penang Airport for transfer to Penang Island.


Entry requirements

A passport valid for at least six months beyond intended period of stay, a return/onward ticket and proof of sufficient funds. No visa is required for a stay of up to 90 days.


Getting around Pangkor

On foot; both bicycles and motorcycles are available for hire and taxis are also available.


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