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The best prices from Kuala Lumpur to Kota Kinabalu are usually found in April or February, booked 60 days in advance, depart on a Thursday or Wednesday and return on a Thursday

How to find the cheapest flight from
Kuala Lumpur (KUL) to Kota Kinabalu (BKI)

MY1 - BKI
Price
RM 323 - RM 508
BKI
Temperature
31 - 33 °C
BKI
Rainfall
79 - 411 mm

Popular in

December

High demand for flights, 23% potential price rise

Cheapest in

April

Best time to find cheap flights, 18% potential price drop

Round-trip from

RM 323

From Kuala Lumpur to Kota Kinabalu

One-way from

RM 294

One-way flight from Kuala Lumpur to Kota Kinabalu

Flight route prices based on searches on Cheapflights within the last 3 days, monthly prices based on aggregated historical data.
What is the cheapest day to fly return from Kuala Lumpur to Kota Kinabalu?

Users have found that flying from Kuala Lumpur to Kota Kinabalu on a Sunday typically leans towards higher prices. However, this doesn’t mean you still can’t find a deal. Flexibility with other aspects of your flight can still land a great price for your trip.

How far in advance should I book a flight from Kuala Lumpur to Kota Kinabalu?

To save up to 19% on this flight, we recommend booking at least 57 days prior to travel. The price may fluctuate and will likely increase closer to your departure date. Users on Cheapflights have found tickets from Kuala Lumpur to Kota Kinabalu from RM 411 1-2 weeks out and tickets from RM 456 for flights departing within the next 72 hours.

What is the cheapest month to fly from Kuala Lumpur to Kota Kinabalu?

The best pricing can be found in the month of April. Prices to Kota Kinabalu from Kuala Lumpur average RM 391. You can even find prices in April for less than RM 391, as users have found deals to Kota Kinabalu from as low as RM 262. The month of December appears to be one of the more expensive times to travel to Kota Kinabalu from Kuala Lumpur. Flying in the targeted month can save you up to 29%.

When is the cheapest time to fly from Kuala Lumpur to Kota Kinabalu (MY1 - BKI)?

Unlike in the evening, when flights are generally more expensive, you can save up to 12% on flights from Kuala Lumpur to Kota Kinabalu by exploring options for tickets at midday.

Cheap flights from Kuala Lumpur to Kota Kinabalu in January, February 2021

The best prices found for KUL to BKI flights in January, February
5 Feb - 6 Feb
RM 194pp
KUL
Kuala Lumpur Intl
AirAsia
Direct
BKI
Kota Kinabalu
BKI
Kota Kinabalu
AirAsia
Direct
KUL
Kuala Lumpur Intl
14 Feb - 21 Feb
RM 214pp
KUL
Kuala Lumpur Intl
AirAsia
Direct
BKI
Kota Kinabalu
BKI
Kota Kinabalu
AirAsia
Direct
KUL
Kuala Lumpur Intl
13 Feb - 13 Feb
RM 258pp
KUL
Kuala Lumpur Intl
AirAsia
Direct
BKI
Kota Kinabalu
BKI
Kota Kinabalu
AirAsia
Direct
KUL
Kuala Lumpur Intl

Kuala Lumpur to Kota Kinabalu 2021 flight deals

Cheap flights to Kota Kinabalu from Kuala Lumpur found for this year
5 Feb - 6 Feb
RM 194pp
KUL
Kuala Lumpur Intl
AirAsia
Direct
BKI
Kota Kinabalu
BKI
Kota Kinabalu
AirAsia
Direct
KUL
Kuala Lumpur Intl
14 Feb - 21 Feb
RM 214pp
KUL
Kuala Lumpur Intl
AirAsia
Direct
BKI
Kota Kinabalu
BKI
Kota Kinabalu
AirAsia
Direct
KUL
Kuala Lumpur Intl
6 Mar - 10 Mar
RM 218pp
KUL
Kuala Lumpur Intl
AirAsia
Direct
BKI
Kota Kinabalu
BKI
Kota Kinabalu
AirAsia
Direct
KUL
Kuala Lumpur Intl

Direct flights to Kota Kinabalu from Kuala Lumpur

Save time with Kuala Lumpur to Kota Kinabalu direct flight deals
5 Feb - 6 Feb
RM 194pp
KUL
Kuala Lumpur Intl
AirAsia
Direct
BKI
Kota Kinabalu
BKI
Kota Kinabalu
AirAsia
Direct
KUL
Kuala Lumpur Intl
14 Feb - 21 Feb
RM 214pp
KUL
Kuala Lumpur Intl
AirAsia
Direct
BKI
Kota Kinabalu
BKI
Kota Kinabalu
AirAsia
Direct
KUL
Kuala Lumpur Intl
6 Mar - 10 Mar
RM 218pp
KUL
Kuala Lumpur Intl
AirAsia
Direct
BKI
Kota Kinabalu
BKI
Kota Kinabalu
AirAsia
Direct
KUL
Kuala Lumpur Intl

Last-minute flights from Kuala Lumpur to Kota Kinabalu

Late deals on return flights to Kota Kinabalu from Kuala Lumpur, departing today and this week
22 Jan - 24 Jan
RM 807pp
KUL
Kuala Lumpur Intl
Multiple airlines
Direct
BKI
Kota Kinabalu
BKI
Kota Kinabalu
Malaysia Airlines
Direct
KUL
Kuala Lumpur Intl
22 Jan - 24 Jan
RM 839pp
KUL
Kuala Lumpur Intl
Multiple airlines
Direct
BKI
Kota Kinabalu
BKI
Kota Kinabalu
Malaysia Airlines
Direct
KUL
Kuala Lumpur Intl
23 Jan - 30 Jan
RM 1,900pp
KUL
Kuala Lumpur Intl
Multiple airlines
Direct
BKI
Kota Kinabalu
BKI
Kota Kinabalu
Malindo Air
Direct
KUL
Kuala Lumpur Intl

One-way flights to Kota Kinabalu from Kuala Lumpur

The cheapest one-way flights from Kuala Lumpur to Kota Kinabalu
03:00 - 05:40
Malindo Air
Direct
2h 40m
KUL - BKI
Malindo Air
RM 295
Malindo Air
13:00 - 10:10
Multiple Airlines
2 stops
45h 10m
SZB - BKI
Multiple Airlines
RM 557
Kiwi.com
12:45 - 15:25
AirAsia
Direct
2h 40m
KUL - BKI
AirAsia
RM 638
Kiwi.com

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Useful info, stats and facts about Kuala Lumpur to Kota Kinabalu flights.

Flight FAQs

From Kuala Lumpur to Kota Kinabalu

Can I find flights from Kuala Lumpur to Kota Kinabalu for under RM 403 on Cheapflights?

Yes, there are multiple flights from Kuala Lumpur to Kota Kinabalu for under RM 403. The cheapest flight booked recently is on AirAsia for just RM 194, but on average you can expect to pay RM 307.

Which airlines flying from Kuala Lumpur to Kota Kinabalu have flexible cancellations due to COVID-19?

Due to the rapidly changing circumstances due to COVID-19, airlines like AirAsia, Malaysia Airlines, and Malindo Air flying from Kuala Lumpur to Kota Kinabalu have implemented new flexible cancellation policies.

Are there direct flights from Kuala Lumpur to Kota Kinabalu for under RM 403 on Cheapflights?

Cheapflights has 18 direct flights from Kuala Lumpur to Kota Kinabalu under RM 403. A good price for a direct flight from Kuala Lumpur to Kota Kinabalu is less than RM 649.

Are there last-minute flights available from Kuala Lumpur to Kota Kinabalu for under RM 807?

There are currently 9+ open flights from Kuala Lumpur to Kota Kinabalu within the next 7 days for less than RM 807.

Is Kuala Lumpur weather warmer or cooler than Kota Kinabalu?

With an average temperature of 34 °C, peak weather can be found in March. As a traveller, expect to see changes in flight prices during that period. The temperatures in Kota Kinabalu are colder than in Kuala Lumpur.

How long does is the flight from Kuala Lumpur to Kota Kinabalu?

Airlines like AirAsia and Malaysia Airlines fly from Kuala Lumpur to Kota Kinabalu in about 2h 30m. The time it takes to get you to your destination is usually consistent. Generally, flights for this route are direct.

What are the cheapest airlines to flying from Kuala Lumpur to Kota Kinabalu return?

Cheapflights users have booked flights from Kuala Lumpur to Kota Kinabalu from RM 194 return. Another airline that can offer you cheap pricing is Malaysia Airlines. You may be able to fly from Kuala Lumpur to Kota Kinabalu for 50% less than the average price by searching for these airlines.

What are the cheapest airlines to fly from Kuala Lumpur to Kota Kinabalu one-way?

For one-way options, check prices for AirAsia. According to our data, you can fly for as low as RM 93. Users have also found prices from RM 202 and RM 279 on AirAsia and Malindo Air, respectively.

Alternative routes for Kuala Lumpur to Kota Kinabalu

Destination information for Kota Kinabalu

Things to know before you go. Useful info for your trip from Kuala Lumpur to Kota Kinabalu
Flight duration
2h 35m
Average temperature for January in Kota Kinabalu
31.0 °C
Avg rainfall for January in Kota Kinabalu
100.0 mm

Airports servicing Kuala Lumpur

Airports servicing Kota Kinabalu

Top 4 airlines flying from Kuala Lumpur to Kota Kinabalu

The chart below displays the airlines Cheapflights users travelling from Kuala Lumpur to Kota Kinabalu choose most often. Cheapest and average prices are based on aggregated data from the past 12 months.

Airline Cheapest Average Flexibility On-time COVID-19 safety
AirAsia
RM 61 RM 102 No cancel fee 66%
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Malindo Air
RM 49 RM 143 No cancel fee N/A
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Royal Brunei Airlines
RM 201 RM 352 No cancel fee 84%

We couldn't confirm the COVID-19 safety measures taken by Royal Brunei Airlines. Please check directly on their website for additional information.

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Malaysia Airlines
RM 63 RM 396 No cancel fee 67%
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Hourly flight availability from Kuala Lumpur to Kota Kinabalu

Morning 6 AM to midday 56% of flight departures
Afternoon Midday to 6 PM 22% of flight departures
Evening 6 PM to midnight 21% of flight departures
Early morning Midnight to 6 AM 1% of flight departures
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