Cheap flights from Kuching to Kota Kinabalu

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The best prices from Kuching to Kota Kinabalu are usually found in October or February, booked 57 days in advance, depart on a Wednesday or Thursday and return on a Friday

How to find the cheapest flight from
Kuching (KCH) to Kota Kinabalu (BKI)

All the information you need to plan the best KCH to BKI flight in 2021: compare Kuching to Kota Kinabalu flight prices with the expected peak season, weather and rainfall in Kota Kinabalu.
KCH - BKI
Price
RM 185 - RM 374
BKI
Temperature
31 - 33 °C
BKI
Rainfall
79 - 411 mm

Popular in

May

High demand for flights, 36% potential price rise

Cheapest in

October

Best time to find cheap flights, 23% potential price drop

Average price

RM 374

Average for round-trip flights in May 2021

Round-trip from

RM 185

From Kuching 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 Kuching to Kota Kinabalu?

Flights from Kuching to Kota Kinabalu are generally found to be more expensive on Friday. This shouldn't discourage you from searching, as you can still find great deals by being flexible with your options. Use our search form to find deals on tickets to Kota Kinabalu.

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

Users have found that booking a flight from Kuching to Kota Kinabalu at least 57 days early can save you up to 20% on average compared to booking a flight this week. If booking 57 days before your flight isn’t an option for you, users have found flights from Kuching to Kota Kinabalu for as little as RM 420 when booking for a departure date within the next two weeks. You can also check prices now. Some users have found airline tickets as low as RM 465 for flights departing within the next 3 days.

What is the cheapest month to fly from Kuching to Kota Kinabalu?

April is one of the best times of the year to fly to Kota Kinabalu from Kuching. Prices for April average RM 398 per person but you can even find prices for as low as RM 267. 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

When is the cheapest time to fly from Kuching to Kota Kinabalu (KCH - BKI)?

It’s optimal to fly from Kuching to Kota Kinabalu in the morning. By choosing this option you can save up to 16% on the cost of your flight, compared to a flight in the evening.

Cheap flights from Kuching to Kota Kinabalu in May, June 2021

The best prices found for KCH to BKI flights in May, June
13 May - 20 May
RM 2,300pp
KCH
Kuching
Multiple airlines
 
1 STOP
BKI
Kota Kinabalu
BKI
Kota Kinabalu
Multiple Airlines
 
1 STOP
KCH
Kuching
13 May - 20 May
RM 2,316pp
KCH
Kuching
Multiple airlines
 
1 STOP
BKI
Kota Kinabalu
BKI
Kota Kinabalu
Multiple Airlines
   
2 STOPS
KCH
Kuching
13 May - 20 May
RM 2,370pp
KCH
Kuching
Multiple airlines
 
1 STOP
BKI
Kota Kinabalu
BKI
Kota Kinabalu
Multiple Airlines
 
1 STOP
KCH
Kuching

Kuching to Kota Kinabalu 2021 flight deals

Cheap flights to Kota Kinabalu from Kuching found for this year
27 Oct - 30 Oct
RM 362pp
KCH
Kuching
Malaysia Airlines
Direct
BKI
Kota Kinabalu
BKI
Kota Kinabalu
Malaysia Airlines
Direct
KCH
Kuching
2 Jul - 6 Jul
RM 704pp
KCH
Kuching
Malaysia Airlines
Direct
BKI
Kota Kinabalu
BKI
Kota Kinabalu
Malaysia Airlines
 
1 STOP
KCH
Kuching
2 Jul - 6 Jul
RM 815pp
KCH
Kuching
Malindo Air
 
1 STOP
BKI
Kota Kinabalu
BKI
Kota Kinabalu
Malindo Air
 
1 STOP
KCH
Kuching

Direct flights to Kota Kinabalu from Kuching

Save time with Kuching to Kota Kinabalu direct flight deals
27 Oct - 30 Oct
RM 362pp
KCH
Kuching
Malaysia Airlines
Direct
BKI
Kota Kinabalu
BKI
Kota Kinabalu
Malaysia Airlines
Direct
KCH
Kuching

One-way flights to Kota Kinabalu from Kuching

The cheapest one-way flights from Kuching to Kota Kinabalu
09:55 - 05:55
AirAsia
1 stop
20h 00m
KCH - BKI
AirAsia
RM 770
Kiwi.com
15:25 - 05:55
Multiple Airlines
3 stops
38h 30m
KCH - BKI
Multiple Airlines
RM 885
Kiwi.com
13:10 - 11:40
Malaysia Airlines
1 stop
22h 30m
KCH - BKI
Malaysia Airlines
RM 906
Travelgenio

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Flight FAQs

From Kuching to Kota Kinabalu

Can I find flights from Kuching to Kota Kinabalu for under RM 411 on Cheapflights?

Yes, there are multiple flights from Kuching to Kota Kinabalu for under RM 411. The cheapest flight booked recently is on Malaysia Airlines for just RM 362, but on average you can expect to pay RM 749.

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

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

Are there direct flights from Kuching to Kota Kinabalu for under RM 411 on Cheapflights?

Cheapflights has 1 direct flight from Kuching to Kota Kinabalu under RM 411. A good price for a direct flight from Kuching to Kota Kinabalu is less than RM 362.

How popular is this flight route?

Flights from Kuching to Kota Kinabalu have been viewed 2,724 times in the past calendar month.

Does it rain more in Kuching or Kota Kinabalu?

When travelling, we recommend packing in preparation to handle common weather conditions. The rainfall in Kuching is typically greater than that of Kota Kinabalu. We can gather that this will continue over the next 23 days.

Is Kuching weather warmer or cooler than Kota Kinabalu?

Expect the weather to be around 33 °C on average in April. As the temperature peaks, try to get your plans done early, as flight price and availability will have an impact on your travels. The climate in Kota Kinabalu is generally hotter than in Kuching.

How long does is the flight from Kuching to Kota Kinabalu?

For as low as RM 363, Malaysia Airlines can have you in Kota Kinabalu from Kuching in 1h 30m. When browsing for deals, the options you’ll see will be for both direct flights and flights with stops.

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

According to our current data, Malaysia Airlines (RM 363), and Malindo Air (RM 815) offers the cheapest pricing from Kuching to Kota Kinabalu.

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

One-way options have recently been found by users for as low as RM 770 on AirAsia. Another option is Malaysia Airlines, who have fights from RM 906.

Alternative routes for Kuching 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 Kuching to Kota Kinabalu.
Flight duration
1h 25m
Average temperature for May in Kota Kinabalu
33.0 °C
Avg rainfall for May in Kota Kinabalu
213.0 mm

Airports servicing Kuching

Airports servicing Kota Kinabalu

Top 4 airlines flying from Kuching to Kota Kinabalu

The chart below displays the airlines Cheapflights users travelling from Kuching to Kota Kinabalu choose most often. Cheapest and average prices are based on aggregated data from the past 12 months.
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Thai Lion Air
RM 19 RM 33 No cancel fee N/A

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Malindo Air
RM 30 RM 52 No cancel fee N/A
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Malaysia Airlines
RM 29 RM 56 No cancel fee 67%
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AirAsia
RM 26 RM 57 No cancel fee 66%
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