Cheap flights from Kota Kinabalu to Kuala Lumpur

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Kota Kinabalu (BKI) to Kuala Lumpur (KUL)

All the information you need to plan the best BKI to KUL flight in 2021: compare Kota Kinabalu to Kuala Lumpur flight prices with the expected peak season, weather and rainfall in Kuala Lumpur.
BKI - MY1
Price
RM 74 - RM 126
MY1
Temperature
27 - 28 °C
MY1
Precipitation
120 - 280 mm

Popular in

December

High demand for flights, 24% potential price rise

Cheapest in

April

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

Round-trip from

RM 313

From Kota Kinabalu to Kuala Lumpur

One-way from

RM 283

One-way flight from Kota Kinabalu to Kuala Lumpur

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 Kota Kinabalu to Kuala Lumpur?

Users have found that booking a flight from Kota Kinabalu to Kuala Lumpur at least 40 days early can save you up to 15% on average compared to booking a flight this week. If booking 40 days before your flight isn’t an option for you, users have found flights from Kota Kinabalu to Kuala Lumpur for as little as RM 410 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 452 for flights departing within the next 3 days.

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

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

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

April is one of the best times of the year to fly to Kuala Lumpur from Kota Kinabalu. Prices for April average RM 405 per person but you can even find prices for as low as RM 266. The most expensive prices can be found in the month of December. Opting for a April flight can save you 31% on your journey compared to booking in April

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

The best prices found for BKI to KUL flights in December, January
7 Jan - 11 Jan
RM 63pp
BKI
Kota Kinabalu
Malaysia Airlines
Direct
KUL
Kuala Lumpur Intl
KUL
Kuala Lumpur Intl
Malaysia Airlines
Direct
BKI
Kota Kinabalu
12 Jan - 16 Jan
RM 68pp
BKI
Kota Kinabalu
AirAsia
Direct
KUL
Kuala Lumpur Intl
KUL
Kuala Lumpur Intl
AirAsia
Direct
BKI
Kota Kinabalu
7 Jan - 11 Jan
RM 76pp
BKI
Kota Kinabalu
Malaysia Airlines
 
1 STOP
KUL
Kuala Lumpur Intl
KUL
Kuala Lumpur Intl
Malaysia Airlines
Direct
BKI
Kota Kinabalu

Kota Kinabalu to Kuala Lumpur 2022 flight deals

Cheap flights to Kuala Lumpur from Kota Kinabalu found for this year
14 Dec - 21 Dec
RM 135pp
BKI
Kota Kinabalu
Malaysia Airlines
Direct
KUL
Kuala Lumpur Intl
KUL
Kuala Lumpur Intl
Malaysia Airlines
Direct
BKI
Kota Kinabalu
14 Dec - 21 Dec
RM 140pp
BKI
Kota Kinabalu
Malaysia Airlines
 
1 STOP
KUL
Kuala Lumpur Intl
KUL
Kuala Lumpur Intl
Malaysia Airlines
Direct
BKI
Kota Kinabalu
14 Dec - 21 Dec
RM 148pp
BKI
Kota Kinabalu
Malaysia Airlines
Direct
KUL
Kuala Lumpur Intl
KUL
Kuala Lumpur Intl
Malaysia Airlines
   
2 STOPS
BKI
Kota Kinabalu

Direct flights to Kuala Lumpur from Kota Kinabalu

Save time with Kota Kinabalu to Kuala Lumpur direct flight deals
7 Jan - 11 Jan
RM 63pp
BKI
Kota Kinabalu
Malaysia Airlines
Direct
KUL
Kuala Lumpur Intl
KUL
Kuala Lumpur Intl
Malaysia Airlines
Direct
BKI
Kota Kinabalu
12 Jan - 16 Jan
RM 68pp
BKI
Kota Kinabalu
AirAsia
Direct
KUL
Kuala Lumpur Intl
KUL
Kuala Lumpur Intl
AirAsia
Direct
BKI
Kota Kinabalu
24 Dec - 30 Dec
RM 135pp
BKI
Kota Kinabalu
Malaysia Airlines
Direct
KUL
Kuala Lumpur Intl
KUL
Kuala Lumpur Intl
Malaysia Airlines
Direct
BKI
Kota Kinabalu

Last-minute flights from Kota Kinabalu to Kuala Lumpur

Late deals on return flights to Kuala Lumpur from Kota Kinabalu, departing today and this week
14 Dec - 21 Dec
RM 135pp
BKI
Kota Kinabalu
Malaysia Airlines
Direct
KUL
Kuala Lumpur Intl
KUL
Kuala Lumpur Intl
Malaysia Airlines
Direct
BKI
Kota Kinabalu
14 Dec - 21 Dec
RM 140pp
BKI
Kota Kinabalu
Malaysia Airlines
 
1 STOP
KUL
Kuala Lumpur Intl
KUL
Kuala Lumpur Intl
Malaysia Airlines
Direct
BKI
Kota Kinabalu
14 Dec - 21 Dec
RM 148pp
BKI
Kota Kinabalu
Malaysia Airlines
Direct
KUL
Kuala Lumpur Intl
KUL
Kuala Lumpur Intl
Malaysia Airlines
   
2 STOPS
BKI
Kota Kinabalu

One-way flights to Kuala Lumpur from Kota Kinabalu

The cheapest one-way flights from Kota Kinabalu to Kuala Lumpur
17:55 - 20:25
AirAsia
Direct
2h 30m
BKI - KUL
AirAsia
RM 283
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07:20 - 09:50
Malindo Air
Direct
2h 30m
BKI - KUL
Malindo Air
RM 296
Malindo Air
08:05 - 14:05
Malaysia Airlines
1 stop
6h 00m
BKI - KUL
Malaysia Airlines
RM 304
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Related info for your journey

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

Flight FAQs

From Kota Kinabalu to Kuala Lumpur

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

Kota Kinabalu (BKI) is the airport you will fly out of if you book a flight from Kota Kinabalu to Kuala Lumpur. You should not have trouble finding flights to Kuala Lumpur from Kota Kinabalu; the airport handles an average of 56 outbound flights to Kuala Lumpur per day. You should also have plenty of airline options to choose from since 3 airlines have flights from the Kota Kinabalu airport to Kuala Lumpur. It is only a 5.8 km journey to Kota Kinabalu (BKI) from Kota Kinabalu’s city centre.

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

Some of our airline partners flying from Kota Kinabalu to Kuala Lumpur have new flexible policies in place due to COVID-19. AirAsia, Malaysia Airlines, and Malindo Air are some of the carriers where you may find flexible cancellation policies. You can use our site to filter for airlines like AirAsia with this kind of flexibility.

Can I find flights from Kota Kinabalu to Kuala Lumpur for under RM 100 on Cheapflights?

Yes, there are multiple flights from Kota Kinabalu to Kuala Lumpur for under RM 100. The cheapest flight booked recently is on Malaysia Airlines for just RM 63, but on average you can expect to pay RM 237.

Are there direct flights from Kota Kinabalu to Kuala Lumpur for under RM 100 on Cheapflights?

Cheapflights has 20 direct flights from Kota Kinabalu to Kuala Lumpur under RM 100. A good price for a direct flight from Kota Kinabalu to Kuala Lumpur is less than RM 309.

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

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

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

Direct flights can be found on the following days: Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday.

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

On average, you can expect to see 22 flights from Kota Kinabalu to Kuala Lumpur a day.
Morning (6am - Midday) - 32% of flight departures
Afternoon (Midday - 6pm) - 50% of flight departures
Evening (6pm - Midnight) - 18% of flight departures

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

There are many flights that can get you from Kota Kinabalu to Kuala Lumpur in 2h 30m. Fly via Malaysia Airlines or AirAsia to get the fastest option. The distance between Kota Kinabalu and Kuala Lumpur is about 1637 km. Most flights are nonstop.

What are the cheapest airlines flying from Kota Kinabalu to Kuala Lumpur round-trip?

According to our current data, Malaysia Airlines (RM 63), and AirAsia (RM 68) offers the cheapest pricing from Kota Kinabalu to Kuala Lumpur. Malaysia Airlines is currently priced 84% below the average price you’ll pay for this route.

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

To fly one-way, consider booking your trip with AirAsia, which is currently one of the cheapest options available, starting at RM 148. Malaysia Airlines flights start at RM 161 while deals on Malindo Air start at RM 233 one-way.

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

AirAsia, Malaysia Airlines and Malindo Air are the most popular airlines when flying from Kota Kinabalu to Kuala Lumpur.

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

Consider British Airways (75%), AirAsia (74%) or KLM (63%) when booking your flight. These represent the most reliable airlines when flying from Kota Kinabalu to Kuala Lumpur.

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

Looking at all options, your cheapest flight can be booked for RM 216. While the most popular route (Kota Kinabalu - Kuala Lumpur Intl) can be booked for RM 68 on average our data indicates RM 421 when flying from Kota Kinabalu to Kuala Lumpur.

Alternative routes for Kota Kinabalu to Kuala Lumpur

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

Destination information for Kuala Lumpur

Things to know before you go - useful duration and weather info for your trip from Kota Kinabalu to Kuala Lumpur.
Flight duration from BKI to Kuala Lumpur
2h 35m
Average temperature for December in Kuala Lumpur
32.0 °C
Avg rainfall for December in Kuala Lumpur
255.0 mm

Airports servicing Kota Kinabalu

Airports servicing Kuala Lumpur

Kuala Lumpur Intl (KUL)
Subang (SZB)

Top 3 airlines flying from Kota Kinabalu to Kuala Lumpur

The chart below displays the airlines Cheapflights users travelling from Kota Kinabalu to Kuala Lumpur 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
AirAsia
RM 251 RM 402 No cancel fee 66%
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Malindo Air
RM 253 RM 382 No cancel fee N/A
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Malaysia Airlines
RM 267 RM 455 No cancel fee 67%
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Hourly flight availability from Kota Kinabalu to Kuala Lumpur

See what time of day planes typically take off from Kota Kinabalu towards Kuala Lumpur.
Afternoon Midday to 6 PM 67% of flight departures
Evening 6 PM to midnight 26% of flight departures
Morning 6 AM to midday 6% of flight departures
Early morning Midnight to 6 AM 1% of flight departures
Midnight
6 AM
Noon
6 PM
Weekly flight availability
from Kota Kinabalu to Kuala Lumpur
See how many times per day planes take to the skies headed from Kota Kinabalu to Kuala Lumpur.
Sunday
54 daily flights
Monday
60 daily flights
Tuesday
54 daily flights
Wednesday
61 daily flights
Thursday
56 daily flights
Friday
56 daily flights
Saturday
56 daily flights
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