Cheap flights from Kuala Lumpur to Kota Kinabalu

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Kuala Lumpur (KUL) to Kota Kinabalu (BKI)

All the information you need to plan the best KUL to BKI flight in 2021: compare Kuala Lumpur to Kota Kinabalu flight prices with the expected peak season, weather and rainfall in Kota Kinabalu.
MY1 - BKI
Price
RM 80 - RM 125
BKI
Temperature
26 - 27 °C
BKI
Precipitation
60 - 351 mm

Popular in

December

High demand for flights, 23% potential price rise

Cheapest in

April

Best time to find cheap flights, 17% potential price drop

Round-trip from

RM 332

From Kuala Lumpur to Kota Kinabalu

One-way from

RM 253

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

To save on the cost of your flight from Kuala Lumpur to Kota Kinabalu, book at least 57 days before your planned departure. Booking around this time can save you about 20% on the cost of this flight compared to booking a flight leaving this week. We have found prices from RM 424 if you need a flight within two weeks. For flights within the next 72 hours, you can find tickets from as low as RM 470.

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

Regardless of the time of day you decide to fly, the ticket price will remain around the same. Book flights from Kuala Lumpur to Kota Kinabalu as you normally would.

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

April is one of the best times of the year to fly to Kota Kinabalu from Kuala Lumpur. Prices for April average RM 402 per person but you can even find prices for as low as RM 270. The most expensive prices can be found in the month of December. Opting for a April flight can save you 29% on your journey compared to booking in April

Cheap flights from Kuala Lumpur to Kota Kinabalu in October, November 2021

The best prices found for KUL to BKI flights in October, November
27 Oct - 12 Nov
RM 175pp
KUL
Kuala Lumpur Intl
AirAsia
Direct
BKI
Kota Kinabalu
BKI
Kota Kinabalu
AirAsia
Direct
KUL
Kuala Lumpur Intl
2 Nov - 3 Nov
RM 183pp
KUL
Kuala Lumpur Intl
AirAsia
Direct
BKI
Kota Kinabalu
BKI
Kota Kinabalu
AirAsia
Direct
KUL
Kuala Lumpur Intl
31 Oct - 14 Nov
RM 187pp
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
27 Oct - 12 Nov
RM 175pp
KUL
Kuala Lumpur Intl
AirAsia
Direct
BKI
Kota Kinabalu
BKI
Kota Kinabalu
AirAsia
Direct
KUL
Kuala Lumpur Intl
2 Nov - 3 Nov
RM 183pp
KUL
Kuala Lumpur Intl
AirAsia
Direct
BKI
Kota Kinabalu
BKI
Kota Kinabalu
AirAsia
Direct
KUL
Kuala Lumpur Intl
31 Oct - 14 Nov
RM 187pp
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
18 Nov - 25 Nov
RM 175pp
KUL
Kuala Lumpur Intl
AirAsia
Direct
BKI
Kota Kinabalu
BKI
Kota Kinabalu
AirAsia
Direct
KUL
Kuala Lumpur Intl
2 Nov - 3 Nov
RM 183pp
KUL
Kuala Lumpur Intl
AirAsia
Direct
BKI
Kota Kinabalu
BKI
Kota Kinabalu
AirAsia
Direct
KUL
Kuala Lumpur Intl
31 Oct - 14 Nov
RM 187pp
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
27 Oct - 12 Nov
RM 175pp
KUL
Kuala Lumpur Intl
AirAsia
Direct
BKI
Kota Kinabalu
BKI
Kota Kinabalu
AirAsia
Direct
KUL
Kuala Lumpur Intl
27 Oct - 3 Nov
RM 183pp
KUL
Kuala Lumpur Intl
AirAsia
Direct
BKI
Kota Kinabalu
BKI
Kota Kinabalu
AirAsia
Direct
KUL
Kuala Lumpur Intl
31 Oct - 14 Nov
RM 187pp
KUL
Kuala Lumpur Intl
AirAsia
Direct
BKI
Kota Kinabalu
BKI
Kota Kinabalu
AirAsia
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
04:10 - 06:40
Malindo Air
Direct
2h 30m
KUL - BKI
Malindo Air
RM 253
hutchgo.com
16:45 - 07:30
AirAsia
2 stops
14h 45m
KUL - BKI
AirAsia
RM 262
Kiwi.com
06:20 - 04:30
Malaysia Airlines
1 stop
23h 10m
KUL - BKI
Malaysia Airlines
RM 266
Trip.com

Related info for your journey

Useful info, stats and facts about <span class="emphasized">Kuala Lumpur</span> to <span class="emphasized">Kota Kinabalu</span> flights.

Flight FAQs

From Kuala Lumpur to Kota Kinabalu

What airport do you fly into for flights to Kota Kinabalu from Kuala Lumpur?

For a flight from Kuala Lumpur to Kota Kinabalu, you will be flying into Kota Kinabalu. Kota Kinabalu (BKI) is just 5.8 km from the centre vof the city. Kota Kinabalu is the only Kota Kinabalu airport and it handles 39 inbound flights from Kuala Lumpur per day. 4 airlines have flights to Kota Kinabalu from Kuala Lumpur on a regular basis.

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.

Can I find flights from Kuala Lumpur to Kota Kinabalu for under RM 200 on Cheapflights?

Yes, there are multiple flights from Kuala Lumpur to Kota Kinabalu for under RM 200. The cheapest flight booked recently is on AirAsia for just RM 175, but on average you can expect to pay RM 216.

Are there direct flights from Kuala Lumpur to Kota Kinabalu for under RM 200 on Cheapflights?

Cheapflights has 20 direct flights from Kuala Lumpur to Kota Kinabalu under RM 200. A good price for a direct flight from Kuala Lumpur to Kota Kinabalu is less than RM 216.

Are there last-minute flights available from Kuala Lumpur to Kota Kinabalu for under RM 200?

There are currently 20+ open flights from Kuala Lumpur to Kota Kinabalu within the next 7 days for less than RM 200.

What days are direct flights available from Kuala Lumpur to Kota Kinabalu?

You can find direct flights on the following days: Monday, Thursday.

How many flights depart from Kuala Lumpur to Kota Kinabalu on average per day?

Travellers can expect 1 flight from Kuala Lumpur to Kota Kinabalu on average per day.
Afternoon (Midday - 6pm) - 100% of flight departures

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

There are many flights that can get you from Kuala Lumpur to Kota Kinabalu in 2h 40m. Fly via AirAsia or Malaysia Airlines to get the fastest option. The distance from Kuala Lumpur to Kota Kinabalu is about 1637 km. Most flights are nonstop.

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

AirAsia, at RM 175, was found to be the cheapest airline from Kuala Lumpur to Kota Kinabalu. An alternate airline flying to your destination would be Malaysia Airlines. Users have found that AirAsia is 56% cheaper than the other options available to this destination.

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 87. Users have also found prices from RM 133 and RM 253 on AirAsia and Malaysia Airlines, respectively.

What are the most popular airlines that fly from Kuala Lumpur to Kota Kinabalu?

When booking a flight from Kuala Lumpur to Kota Kinabalu, you may want to consider flying on AirAsia, Royal Brunei Airlines or Firefly as they are the most popular for this route.

What are the most reliable airlines from Kuala Lumpur to Kota Kinabalu?

No one likes to see their flight delayed. When booking a flight from Kuala Lumpur to Kota Kinabalu consider choosing AirAsia(46%), Etihad Airways(44%) or Philippine Airlines(32%), as they are the most reliable in getting you off to your destination on time.

What are the cheapest flights from Kuala Lumpur to Kota Kinabalu?

Looking for the cheapest flight from Kuala Lumpur to Kota Kinabalu? While on average our users pay RM 981, our data indicates the cheapest price to be RM 138. The most popular route (Kuala Lumpur Intl - Kota Kinabalu), is priced around RM 175.

Alternative routes for Kuala Lumpur to Kota Kinabalu

See prices for flight routes from nearby airports that may be better suited for you.

Destination information for Kota Kinabalu

Things to know before you go - useful duration and weather info for your trip from Kuala Lumpur to Kota Kinabalu.
Flight duration from Kuala Lumpur to BKI
2h 36m
Average temperature for October in Kota Kinabalu
32.0 °C
Avg rainfall for October in Kota Kinabalu
411.0 mm

Airports servicing Kuala Lumpur

Kuala Lumpur Intl (KUL)
Subang (SZB)

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
Malindo Air
RM 202 RM 596 No cancel fee N/A
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AirAsia
RM 255 RM 424 No cancel fee 66%
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Malaysia Airlines
RM 263 RM 1,646 No cancel fee 67%
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Royal Brunei Airlines
RM 836 RM 1,463 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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Hourly flight availability from Kuala Lumpur to Kota Kinabalu

See what time of day planes typically take off from Kuala Lumpur towards Kota Kinabalu.
Afternoon Midday to 6 PM 45% of flight departures
Morning 6 AM to midday 39% of flight departures
Evening 6 PM to midnight 13% of flight departures
Early morning Midnight to 6 AM 3% of flight departures
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Weekly flight availability
from Kuala Lumpur to Kota Kinabalu
See how many times per day planes take to the skies headed from Kuala Lumpur to Kota Kinabalu.
Sunday
43 daily flights
Monday
32 daily flights
Tuesday
40 daily flights
Wednesday
43 daily flights
Thursday
34 daily flights
Friday
41 daily flights
Saturday
40 daily flights
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