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 188 - RM 381
BKI
Temperature
26 - 27 °C
BKI
Precipitation
60 - 351 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

Round-trip from

R$ 188

From Kuching to Kota Kinabalu

One-way from

RM 130

One-way flight 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?

Friday flights are found to be more expensive to fly from Kuching to Kota Kinabalu. 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?

When searching for a good deal, it’s best to be prepared for potential fluctuations in price. We recommend booking at least 46 days in advance, which can save you up to 37% on flights from Kuching to Kota Kinabalu compared to booking the week you need them. Waiting 46 days out may not be for everyone, so we have options available for flights within the next two weeks, with the lowest price starting at RM 264. For sooner than that we have options available in the next 3 days from RM 306.

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

October can be a great time to fly to Kota Kinabalu from Kuching with a flight ticket averaging about RM 245. Cheapflights users have found deals in the month of October for as cheap as RM 134. The most expensive prices can be found in the month of May.

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

When flying from Kuching to Kota Kinabalu, the time of day you fly usually plays a role in the price. Save by searching for a flight in the morning, which can drop the price by up to 15% versus a flight in the evening.

Cheap flights from Kuching to Kota Kinabalu in September, October 2021

The best prices found for KCH to BKI flights in September, October
30 Sep - 3 Nov
RM 1,176pp
KCH
Kuching
Multiple airlines
 
1 STOP
BKI
Kota Kinabalu
BKI
Kota Kinabalu
AirAsia
 
1 STOP
KCH
Kuching
30 Sep - 3 Nov
RM 1,185pp
KCH
Kuching
Multiple airlines
 
1 STOP
BKI
Kota Kinabalu
BKI
Kota Kinabalu
AirAsia
Direct
KCH
Kuching
10 Oct - 16 Oct
RM 1,570pp
KCH
Kuching
Multiple airlines
 
1 STOP
BKI
Kota Kinabalu
BKI
Kota Kinabalu
Multiple Airlines
   
2 STOPS
KCH
Kuching

Kuching to Kota Kinabalu 2021 flight deals

Cheap flights to Kota Kinabalu from Kuching found for this year
22 Nov - 24 Nov
RM 176pp
KCH
Kuching
AirAsia
Direct
BKI
Kota Kinabalu
BKI
Kota Kinabalu
AirAsia
Direct
KCH
Kuching
5 Dec - 9 Dec
RM 209pp
KCH
Kuching
AirAsia
Direct
BKI
Kota Kinabalu
BKI
Kota Kinabalu
AirAsia
Direct
KCH
Kuching
27 Dec - 31 Dec
RM 285pp
KCH
Kuching
AirAsia
Direct
BKI
Kota Kinabalu
BKI
Kota Kinabalu
AirAsia
Direct
KCH
Kuching

Direct flights to Kota Kinabalu from Kuching

Save time with Kuching to Kota Kinabalu direct flight deals
22 Nov - 24 Nov
RM 176pp
KCH
Kuching
AirAsia
Direct
BKI
Kota Kinabalu
BKI
Kota Kinabalu
AirAsia
Direct
KCH
Kuching
5 Dec - 9 Dec
RM 209pp
KCH
Kuching
AirAsia
Direct
BKI
Kota Kinabalu
BKI
Kota Kinabalu
AirAsia
Direct
KCH
Kuching
27 Dec - 31 Dec
RM 285pp
KCH
Kuching
AirAsia
Direct
BKI
Kota Kinabalu
BKI
Kota Kinabalu
AirAsia
Direct
KCH
Kuching

One-way flights to Kota Kinabalu from Kuching

The cheapest one-way flights from Kuching to Kota Kinabalu
08:20 - 13:10
AirAsia
1 stop
4h 50m
KCH - BKI
AirAsia
RM 130
Kiwi.com
07:20 - 16:45
Multiple Airlines
1 stop
9h 25m
KCH - BKI
Multiple Airlines
RM 754
Trip.com
13:10 - 13:45
Malaysia Airlines
2 stops
24h 35m
KCH - BKI
Malaysia Airlines
RM 1,658

Related info for your journey

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

Flight FAQs

From Kuching to Kota Kinabalu

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.

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

Yes, there are multiple flights from Kuching to Kota Kinabalu for under RM 200. The cheapest flight booked recently is on AirAsia for just RM 176, but on average you can expect to pay RM 636.

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

Cheapflights has 4 direct flights from Kuching to Kota Kinabalu under RM 200. A good price for a direct flight from Kuching to Kota Kinabalu is less than RM 255.

How popular is this Kuching to Kota Kinabalu flight route?

The Kuching to Kota Kinabalu flight path was viewed by 2,724 users in the past month. Keep an eye out for changes in search interest prior to high and low season.

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

AirAsia, at RM 176, was found to be the cheapest airline from Kuching to Kota Kinabalu. An alternate airline flying to your destination would be Malaysia Airlines. AirAsia is currently priced 28% below the average price you’ll pay for this route.

What are the cheapest flights from Kuching to Kota Kinabalu?

Looking at all options, your cheapest flight can be booked for RM 65. While the most popular route (Kuching - Kota Kinabalu) can be booked for RM 176 on average our data indicates RM 496 when flying from Kuching to Kota Kinabalu

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

When booking a flight from Kuching to Kota Kinabalu, you may want to consider flying on AirAsia, Malaysia Airlines or Malindo Air as they are the most popular for this route.

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 from KCH to BKI
1h 26m
Average temperature for September in Kota Kinabalu
32.0 °C
Avg rainfall for September in Kota Kinabalu
297.0 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.
Airline Cheapest Average Flexibility On-time COVID-19 safety
Thai Lion Air
RM 81 RM 138 No cancel fee N/A

We couldn't confirm the COVID-19 safety measures taken by Thai Lion Air. Please check directly on their website for additional information.

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AirAsia
RM 110 RM 239 No cancel fee 66%
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Malaysia Airlines
RM 120 RM 233 No cancel fee 67%
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Malindo Air
RM 127 RM 219 No cancel fee N/A
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