Cheap flights from Kuala Lumpur to Kota Kinabalu

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How to find the cheapest flight from Kuala Lumpur to Kota Kinabalu

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 80 - RM 125

BKI

Temperature

26 - 27 °C

BKI

Rainfall

60 - 351 mm

Popular inDecemberHigh demand for flights, 23% potential price rise
Cheapest inAprilBest time to find cheap flights, 17% potential price drop
Round-trip fromRM 351From Kuala Lumpur to Kota Kinabalu
One-way fromRM 202One-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 57 days in advance to save up to 20% 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 57 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 448, or RM 496 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 December. For low rates, April can be a great choice for travel to Kota Kinabalu. Flights to Kota Kinabalu from Kuala Lumpur in April are about RM 425 on average during April, but can be found for as low as RM 285.

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 May, June 2022

The best prices found for Kuala Lumpur to BKI flights in May, June
28 May - 31 May
KUL

Kuala Lumpur Intl

BKI

Kota Kinabalu

Nonstop

2h 45m
BKI

Kota Kinabalu

KUL

Kuala Lumpur Intl

Nonstop

2h 35m
RM 351

Malaysia Airlines

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Deal found 23/5/22

24 Jun - 30 Jun
KUL

Kuala Lumpur Intl

BKI

Kota Kinabalu

Nonstop

2h 30m
BKI

Kota Kinabalu

KUL

Kuala Lumpur Intl

Nonstop

2h 35m
RM 369

Multiple Airlines

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Deal found 23/5/22

22 Jun - 29 Jun
KUL

Kuala Lumpur Intl

BKI

Kota Kinabalu

Nonstop

2h 40m
BKI

Kota Kinabalu

KUL

Kuala Lumpur Intl

Nonstop

2h 30m
RM 382

Multiple Airlines

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Deal found 25/5/22

Kuala Lumpur to Kota Kinabalu 2022 flight deals

Cheap flights to Kota Kinabalu from Kuala Lumpur found for this year
28 May - 31 May
KUL

Kuala Lumpur Intl

BKI

Kota Kinabalu

Nonstop

2h 45m
BKI

Kota Kinabalu

KUL

Kuala Lumpur Intl

Nonstop

2h 35m
RM 351

Malaysia Airlines

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Deal found 23/5/22

24 Jun - 30 Jun
KUL

Kuala Lumpur Intl

BKI

Kota Kinabalu

Nonstop

2h 30m
BKI

Kota Kinabalu

KUL

Kuala Lumpur Intl

Nonstop

2h 35m
RM 369

Multiple Airlines

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Deal found 23/5/22

26 Nov - 29 Nov
KUL

Kuala Lumpur Intl

BKI

Kota Kinabalu

Nonstop

2h 30m
BKI

Kota Kinabalu

KUL

Kuala Lumpur Intl

Nonstop

2h 30m
RM 373

Malindo Air

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Deal found 24/5/22

Cheap Malindo Air flights from Kuala Lumpur to Kota Kinabalu

15 Jun - 17 Jun
KUL

Kuala Lumpur Intl

BKI

Kota Kinabalu

Nonstop

2h 30m
BKI

Kota Kinabalu

KUL

Kuala Lumpur Intl

Nonstop

2h 30m
RM 373

Malindo Air

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Deal found 22/5/22

14 Oct - 17 Oct
KUL

Kuala Lumpur Intl

BKI

Kota Kinabalu

Nonstop

2h 30m
BKI

Kota Kinabalu

KUL

Kuala Lumpur Intl

Nonstop

2h 30m
RM 378

Malindo Air

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Deal found 25/5/22

30 Oct - 2 Nov
KUL

Kuala Lumpur Intl

BKI

Kota Kinabalu

Nonstop

2h 30m
BKI

Kota Kinabalu

KUL

Kuala Lumpur Intl

Nonstop

2h 30m
RM 387

Malindo Air

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Deal found 24/5/22

Cheap AirAsia flights from Kuala Lumpur to Kota Kinabalu

13 Sep - 25 Sep
KUL

Kuala Lumpur Intl

BKI

Kota Kinabalu

Nonstop

2h 40m
BKI

Kota Kinabalu

KUL

Kuala Lumpur Intl

Nonstop

2h 35m
RM 452

AirAsia

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Deal found 23/5/22

19 Aug - 26 Aug
KUL

Kuala Lumpur Intl

BKI

Kota Kinabalu

Nonstop

2h 45m
BKI

Kota Kinabalu

KUL

Kuala Lumpur Intl

Nonstop

2h 30m
RM 470

AirAsia

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Deal found 25/5/22

1 Jun - 4 Jun
KUL

Kuala Lumpur Intl

BKI

Kota Kinabalu

Nonstop

2h 45m
BKI

Kota Kinabalu

KUL

Kuala Lumpur Intl

Nonstop

2h 35m
RM 509

AirAsia

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Deal found 24/5/22

Direct flights to Kota Kinabalu from Kuala Lumpur

Save time with Kuala Lumpur to Kota Kinabalu direct flight deals
24 Jun - 30 Jun
KUL

Kuala Lumpur Intl

BKI

Kota Kinabalu

Nonstop

2h 30m
BKI

Kota Kinabalu

KUL

Kuala Lumpur Intl

Nonstop

2h 35m
RM 369

Multiple Airlines

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Deal found 23/5/22

15 Jun - 17 Jun
KUL

Kuala Lumpur Intl

BKI

Kota Kinabalu

Nonstop

2h 30m
BKI

Kota Kinabalu

KUL

Kuala Lumpur Intl

Nonstop

2h 30m
RM 373

Malindo Air

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Deal found 22/5/22

14 Oct - 17 Oct
KUL

Kuala Lumpur Intl

BKI

Kota Kinabalu

Nonstop

2h 30m
BKI

Kota Kinabalu

KUL

Kuala Lumpur Intl

Nonstop

2h 30m
RM 378

Malindo Air

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Deal found 25/5/22

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
30 May - 1 Jun
KUL

Kuala Lumpur Intl

BKI

Kota Kinabalu

Nonstop

2h 30m
BKI

Kota Kinabalu

KUL

Kuala Lumpur Intl

Nonstop

2h 35m
RM 483

Multiple Airlines

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Deal found 23/5/22

1 Jun - 8 Jun
KUL

Kuala Lumpur Intl

BKI

Kota Kinabalu

Nonstop

2h 40m
BKI

Kota Kinabalu

KUL

Kuala Lumpur Intl

Nonstop

2h 35m
RM 496

Malaysia Airlines

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Deal found 25/5/22

30 May - 18 Jun
KUL

Kuala Lumpur Intl

BKI

Kota Kinabalu

Nonstop

2h 40m
BKI

Kota Kinabalu

KUL

Kuala Lumpur Intl

Nonstop

2h 35m
RM 505

Multiple Airlines

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Deal found 23/5/22

One-way flights to Kota Kinabalu from Kuala Lumpur

The cheapest one-way flights from Kuala Lumpur to Kota Kinabalu
24 Oct
KUL

Kuala Lumpur Intl

BKI

Kota Kinabalu

Nonstop

2h 40m
RM 145

Malaysia Airlines

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Deal found 23/5/22

24 Jun
KUL

Kuala Lumpur Intl

BKI

Kota Kinabalu

Nonstop

2h 30m
RM 163

Malindo Air

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Deal found 23/5/22

12 Aug
KUL

Kuala Lumpur Intl

BKI

Kota Kinabalu

Nonstop

2h 30m
RM 176

Malindo Air

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Deal found 23/5/22

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 69 inbound flights from Kuala Lumpur per day. 5 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 400 on Cheapflights?

Yes, there are multiple flights from Kuala Lumpur to Kota Kinabalu for under RM 400. The cheapest flight booked recently is on Multiple Airlines for just RM 369, but on average you can expect to pay RM 408.

Are there direct flights from Kuala Lumpur to Kota Kinabalu for under RM 400 on Cheapflights?

Cheapflights has 20 direct flights from Kuala Lumpur to Kota Kinabalu under RM 400. A good price for a direct flight from Kuala Lumpur to Kota Kinabalu is less than RM 408.

Are there last-minute flights available from Kuala Lumpur to Kota Kinabalu for under RM 500?

There are currently 20+ open flights from Kuala Lumpur to Kota Kinabalu within the next 7 days for less than RM 500.

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

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

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

Travellers can expect 39 flights from Kuala Lumpur to Kota Kinabalu on average per day.
Early Morning (Midnight to 6am) - 13% of flight departures
Morning (6am - Midday) - 18% of flight departures
Afternoon (Midday - 6pm) - 26% of flight departures
Evening (6pm - Midnight) - 44% 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 30m. Fly via Malindo Air, Malaysia Airlines, or AirAsia 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?

Malindo Air, at RM 373, was found to be the cheapest airline from Kuala Lumpur to Kota Kinabalu.Alternate airlines flying return to your destination include Malaysia Airlines and AirAsia. Users have found that Malindo Air is 12% 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 Malaysia Airlines (RM 145), Malindo Air (RM 163), and AirAsia (RM 206).

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, Firefly or Malaysia Airlines 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 British Airways(88%), Qatar Airways(85%) or Etihad Airways(83%), 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 1,019, our data indicates the cheapest price to be RM 160. The most popular route (Kuala Lumpur Intl - Kota Kinabalu), is priced around RM 373.

Alternative routes for Kuala Lumpur to Kota Kinabalu

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

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.
AirlineCheapestAverageFlexibilityOn-timeCOVID-19 safety
AirAsiaCheapestRM 205AverageRM 372FlexibilityNo cancel feeOn-time66%COVID-19 safety
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Malindo AirCheapestRM 211AverageRM 401FlexibilityNo cancel feeOn-timeN/ACOVID-19 safety
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Malaysia AirlinesCheapestRM 241AverageRM 417FlexibilityNo cancel feeOn-time67%COVID-19 safety
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FireflyCheapestRM 399AverageRM 618FlexibilityNo 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
38%of flight departuresMorning6 am to noon
28%of flight departuresAfternoonNoon to 6 pm
32%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
Sunday68daily flights
Monday69daily flights
Tuesday72daily flights
Wednesday74daily flights
Thursday69daily flights
Friday66daily flights
Saturday69daily flights