Cheap flights from Kuala Lumpur to Kota Kinabalu

KUL — BKI
5 Dec — 12 Dec1
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How to find the cheapest flight from Kuala Lumpur to Kota Kinabalu (BKI)

All the information you need to plan the best MY1 to BKI flight in 2022: compare Kuala Lumpur to Kota Kinabalu flight prices with the expected peak season, weather and rainfall in Kota Kinabalu.

KUL - BKI

Price

RM 82 - RM 125

BKI

Temperature

26 - 27 °C

BKI

Rainfall

60 - 351 mm

Popular inAprilHigh demand for flights, 19% potential price rise
Cheapest inMarchBest time to find cheap flights, 19% potential price drop
Round-trip fromRM 369From Kuala Lumpur to Kota Kinabalu
One-way fromRM 167One-way flight from Kuala Lumpur to Kota Kinabalu

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

Travellers have found it’s best to book a flight 61 days in advance to save up to 45% compared to booking the same week of travel. As your travel date approaches, the cost of this flight route may potentially increase. While opting to book 61 days out may not be an option for all, there are still additional ways to secure a deal in the near future. You might find a flight from Kuala Lumpur to Kota Kinabalu 1-2 weeks in advance for as low as RM 513, or RM 608 for flights within the next 24 hours.

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

Due to multiple factors, expect to potentially pay more when booking in April. For low rates, March can be a great choice for travel to Kota Kinabalu. Flights to Kota Kinabalu from Kuala Lumpur in March are about RM 454 on average during March, but can be found for as low as RM 302.

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

When flying from Kuala Lumpur to Kota Kinabalu, the time of day you decide to fly out makes little to no difference towards the overall price you’ll pay on tickets.

Cheap flights from Kuala Lumpur to Kota Kinabalu in November, December 2022

The best prices found for Kuala Lumpur to BKI flights in November, December
1 Dec - 6 Dec
KUL

Kuala Lumpur Intl

BKI

Kota Kinabalu

Nonstop

2h 45m
BKI

Kota Kinabalu

KUL

Kuala Lumpur Intl

Nonstop

2h 35m
RM 167

Bek Air

Pick Dates

Deal found 27/11

3 Dec - 8 Dec
KUL

Kuala Lumpur Intl

BKI

Kota Kinabalu

Nonstop

2h 35m
BKI

Kota Kinabalu

KUL

Kuala Lumpur Intl

Nonstop

2h 30m
RM 194

AirAsia

Pick Dates

Deal found 27/11

3 Dec - 9 Dec
KUL

Kuala Lumpur Intl

BKI

Kota Kinabalu

Nonstop

2h 35m
BKI

Kota Kinabalu

KUL

Kuala Lumpur Intl

Nonstop

2h 30m
RM 203

AirAsia

Pick Dates

Deal found 28/11

Kuala Lumpur to Kota Kinabalu 2022 flight deals

Cheap flights to Kota Kinabalu from Kuala Lumpur found for this year
1 Dec - 6 Dec
KUL

Kuala Lumpur Intl

BKI

Kota Kinabalu

Nonstop

2h 45m
BKI

Kota Kinabalu

KUL

Kuala Lumpur Intl

Nonstop

2h 35m
RM 167

Bek Air

Pick Dates

Deal found 27/11

3 Dec - 8 Dec
KUL

Kuala Lumpur Intl

BKI

Kota Kinabalu

Nonstop

2h 35m
BKI

Kota Kinabalu

KUL

Kuala Lumpur Intl

Nonstop

2h 30m
RM 194

AirAsia

Pick Dates

Deal found 27/11

3 Dec - 9 Dec
KUL

Kuala Lumpur Intl

BKI

Kota Kinabalu

Nonstop

2h 35m
BKI

Kota Kinabalu

KUL

Kuala Lumpur Intl

Nonstop

2h 30m
RM 203

AirAsia

Pick Dates

Deal found 28/11

Cheap Firefly flights from Kuala Lumpur to Kota Kinabalu

6 Mar - 11 Mar
SZB

Kuala Lumpur Subang

BKI

Kota Kinabalu

1 stop

14h 45m
BKI

Kota Kinabalu

SZB

Kuala Lumpur Subang

1 stop

5h 50m
RM 486

Firefly

Pick Dates

Deal found 30/11

10 Feb - 13 Feb
SZB

Kuala Lumpur Subang

BKI

Kota Kinabalu

1 stop

9h 10m
BKI

Kota Kinabalu

SZB

Kuala Lumpur Subang

1 stop

12h 45m
RM 500

Firefly

Pick Dates

Deal found 29/11

6 Jan - 9 Jan
SZB

Kuala Lumpur Subang

BKI

Kota Kinabalu

1 stop

13h 30m
BKI

Kota Kinabalu

SZB

Kuala Lumpur Subang

1 stop

11h 15m
RM 531

Firefly

Pick Dates

Deal found 28/11

Cheap Malaysia Airlines flights from Kuala Lumpur to Kota Kinabalu

25 Feb - 18 Mar
KUL

Kuala Lumpur Intl

BKI

Kota Kinabalu

Nonstop

2h 40m
BKI

Kota Kinabalu

KUL

Kuala Lumpur Intl

Nonstop

2h 40m
RM 333

Malaysia Airlines

Pick Dates

Deal found 30/11

6 Jan - 9 Jan
SZB

Kuala Lumpur Subang

BKI

Kota Kinabalu

1 stop

13h 30m
BKI

Kota Kinabalu

SZB

Kuala Lumpur Subang

1 stop

11h 15m
RM 631

Malaysia Airlines

Pick Dates

Deal found 28/11

9 Jan - 13 Jan
SZB

Kuala Lumpur Subang

BKI

Kota Kinabalu

1 stop

13h 00m
BKI

Kota Kinabalu

SZB

Kuala Lumpur Subang

1 stop

7h 55m
RM 635

Malaysia Airlines

Pick Dates

Deal found 27/11

Direct flights to Kota Kinabalu from Kuala Lumpur

Save time with Kuala Lumpur to Kota Kinabalu direct flight deals
15 Dec - 17 Dec
KUL

Kuala Lumpur Intl

BKI

Kota Kinabalu

Nonstop

2h 35m
BKI

Kota Kinabalu

KUL

Kuala Lumpur Intl

Nonstop

2h 30m
RM 257

AirAsia

Pick Dates

Deal found 27/11

13 Dec - 25 Dec
KUL

Kuala Lumpur Intl

BKI

Kota Kinabalu

Nonstop

2h 35m
BKI

Kota Kinabalu

KUL

Kuala Lumpur Intl

Nonstop

2h 30m
RM 261

AirAsia

Pick Dates

Deal found 27/11

14 Dec - 20 Dec
KUL

Kuala Lumpur Intl

BKI

Kota Kinabalu

Nonstop

2h 40m
BKI

Kota Kinabalu

KUL

Kuala Lumpur Intl

Nonstop

2h 30m
RM 266

AirAsia

Pick Dates

Deal found 28/11

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
6 Dec - 6 Dec
KUL

Kuala Lumpur Intl

BKI

Kota Kinabalu

Nonstop

2h 45m
BKI

Kota Kinabalu

KUL

Kuala Lumpur Intl

Nonstop

2h 35m
RM 207

Bek Air

Pick Dates

Deal found 28/11

6 Dec - 8 Dec
KUL

Kuala Lumpur Intl

BKI

Kota Kinabalu

Nonstop

2h 45m
BKI

Kota Kinabalu

KUL

Kuala Lumpur Intl

Nonstop

2h 35m
RM 212

Bek Air

Pick Dates

Deal found 28/11

5 Dec - 8 Dec
KUL

Kuala Lumpur Intl

BKI

Kota Kinabalu

Nonstop

2h 45m
BKI

Kota Kinabalu

KUL

Kuala Lumpur Intl

Nonstop

2h 35m
RM 234

Bek Air

Pick Dates

Deal found 28/11

One-way flights to Kota Kinabalu from Kuala Lumpur

The cheapest one-way flights from Kuala Lumpur to Kota Kinabalu
19 Dec
KUL

Kuala Lumpur Intl

BKI

Kota Kinabalu

Nonstop

2h 40m
RM 86

AirAsia

Pick Dates

Deal found 28/11

6 Dec
KUL

Kuala Lumpur Intl

BKI

Kota Kinabalu

Nonstop

2h 45m
RM 90

Bek Air

Pick Dates

Deal found 28/11

6 Dec
KUL

Kuala Lumpur Intl

BKI

Kota Kinabalu

Nonstop

2h 45m
RM 95

Bek Air

Pick Dates

Deal found 28/11

Related info for your journey

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

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 63 inbound flights from Kuala Lumpur per day. 6 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 Malaysia Airlines, AirAsia, and Batik Air flying from Kuala Lumpur to Kota Kinabalu have implemented new flexible cancellation policies.

What safety measures are being taken by airlines flying from Kuala Lumpur to Kota Kinabalu to control the spread of COVID-19?

Airlines globally have implemented additional safety measures to accommodate you. Batik Air is one of them. Airline carriers are regularly disinfecting and sanitising their aircraft. Masks are provided and are mandatory while on board. Pre-flight testing for symptoms and antibodies, alongside socially-distanced seating (for a limited time) will work towards keeping travellers safer while flying from Kuala Lumpur to Kota Kinabalu. Policies will vary by airline.

Can I find flights from Kuala Lumpur to Kota Kinabalu for under RM 300 on Cheapflights?

Yes, there are multiple flights from Kuala Lumpur to Kota Kinabalu for under RM 300. The cheapest flight booked recently is on AirAsia for just RM 257, but on average you can expect to pay RM 297.

Are there direct flights from Kuala Lumpur to Kota Kinabalu for under RM 300 on Cheapflights?

Cheapflights has 20 direct flights from Kuala Lumpur to Kota Kinabalu under RM 300. A good price for a direct flight from Kuala Lumpur to Kota Kinabalu is less than RM 297.

Are there last-minute flights available from Kuala Lumpur to Kota Kinabalu for under RM 300?

There are currently 20+ open flights from Kuala Lumpur to Kota Kinabalu within the next 7 days for less than RM 300.

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

You can find direct flights on the following days: Monday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday.

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

Travellers can expect 3 flights from Kuala Lumpur to Kota Kinabalu on average per day.
Afternoon (Noon - 6pm) - 67% of flight departures
Evening (6pm - Midnight) - 33% 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 35m. Fly via AirAsia, Bek Air, 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 round-trip?

AirAsia, at RM 257, was found to be the cheapest airline from Kuala Lumpur to Kota Kinabalu.Alternate airlines to your destination round-trip include Bek Air and Malaysia Airlines. Users have found that AirAsia is 43% cheaper than the other options available to this destination.

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

The cheapest airlines for a one-way flight from Kuala Lumpur to Kota Kinabalu are AirAsia (RM 86), Bek Air (RM 90), and Scoot (RM 198).

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, AirAsia X 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 Singapore Airlines(100%), British Airways(89%) or Turkish Airlines(89%), 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 1,273, our data indicates the cheapest price to be RM 179. The most popular route (Kuala Lumpur Intl - Kota Kinabalu), is priced around RM 140.

Alternative routes for Kuala Lumpur to Kota Kinabalu

See prices for flight routes from nearby airports that may be better suited for you.
Miri to Kota Kinabalufrom RM 133 pp
Senai to Kota Kinabalufrom RM 398 pp
Ipoh to Kota Kinabalufrom RM 1,016 pp

Top 5 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.
AirlineCheapestAverageFlexibilityOn-timeCOVID-19 safety
Batik AirCheapestRM 184AverageRM 917FlexibilityNo cancel feeOn-timeN/ACOVID-19 safety
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AirAsia XCheapestRM 237AverageRM 511FlexibilityNo cancel feeOn-time66%COVID-19 safety
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AirAsiaCheapestRM 270AverageRM 422FlexibilityNo cancel feeOn-time66%COVID-19 safety
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Malaysia AirlinesCheapestRM 271AverageRM 569FlexibilityNo cancel feeOn-time67%COVID-19 safety
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FireflyCheapestRM 501AverageRM 644FlexibilityNo cancel feeOn-time86%COVID-19 safety
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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 to Kota Kinabalu
2%of flight departuresEarly morningMidnight to 6 am
46%of flight departuresMorning6 am to noon
33%of flight departuresAfternoonNoon to 6 pm
19%of flight departuresEvening6 pm to midnight
Midnight
6 AM
Noon
6 PM

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
Sunday62daily flights
Monday66daily flights
Tuesday65daily flights
Wednesday63daily flights
Thursday63daily flights
Friday61daily flights
Saturday64daily flights