Cheap flights from Kota Kinabalu to Kuala Lumpur

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The best prices from Kota Kinabalu to Kuala Lumpur are usually found in April or February, booked 53 days in advance, depart on a Thursday or Wednesday and return on a Thursday

How to find the cheapest flight from
Kota Kinabalu (BKI) to Kuala Lumpur (KUL)

BKI - MY1
Price
RM 306 - RM 521
MY1
Temperature
32 - 34 °C
MY1
Rainfall
139 - 333 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 306

From Kota Kinabalu to Kuala Lumpur

One-way from

RM 198

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.
What is the cheapest day to fly return from Kota Kinabalu to Kuala Lumpur?

Saturday flights are found to be more expensive to fly from Kota Kinabalu to Kuala Lumpur. 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 Kuala Lumpur.

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

When searching for a good deal, it’s best to be prepared for potential fluctuations in price. We recommend booking at least 60 days in advance, which can save you up to 51% on flights from Kota Kinabalu to Kuala Lumpur compared to booking the week you need them. Waiting 60 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 215. For sooner than that we have options available in the next 3 days from RM 264.

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

April can be a great time to fly to Kuala Lumpur from Kota Kinabalu with a flight ticket averaging about RM 209. Cheapflights users have found deals in the month of April for as cheap as RM 116. The most expensive prices can be found in the month of June.

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

A simple way to save on the total cost of your ticket is to fly from Kota Kinabalu to Kuala Lumpur in the evening. If you’re flexible enough to do this you can expect to save up to 10% on your trip compared to booking a flight in the morning.

Cheap flights from Kota Kinabalu to Kuala Lumpur in April, May 2021

30 Apr - 1 May
RM 252pp
BKI
Kota Kinabalu
Malaysia Airlines
Direct
KUL
Kuala Lumpur Intl
KUL
Kuala Lumpur Intl
Malaysia Airlines
Direct
BKI
Kota Kinabalu
28 Apr - 30 Apr
RM 293pp
BKI
Kota Kinabalu
Malaysia Airlines
Direct
KUL
Kuala Lumpur Intl
KUL
Kuala Lumpur Intl
Malaysia Airlines
Direct
BKI
Kota Kinabalu
12 May - 16 May
RM 318pp
BKI
Kota Kinabalu
Multiple airlines
Direct
KUL
Kuala Lumpur Intl
KUL
Kuala Lumpur Intl
AirAsia
Direct
BKI
Kota Kinabalu

Kota Kinabalu to Kuala Lumpur 2021 flight deals

30 Apr - 1 May
RM 252pp
BKI
Kota Kinabalu
Malaysia Airlines
Direct
KUL
Kuala Lumpur Intl
KUL
Kuala Lumpur Intl
Malaysia Airlines
Direct
BKI
Kota Kinabalu
28 Apr - 30 Apr
RM 293pp
BKI
Kota Kinabalu
Malaysia Airlines
Direct
KUL
Kuala Lumpur Intl
KUL
Kuala Lumpur Intl
Malaysia Airlines
Direct
BKI
Kota Kinabalu
12 May - 16 May
RM 318pp
BKI
Kota Kinabalu
Multiple airlines
Direct
KUL
Kuala Lumpur Intl
KUL
Kuala Lumpur Intl
AirAsia
Direct
BKI
Kota Kinabalu

Direct flights to Kuala Lumpur from Kota Kinabalu

30 Apr - 1 May
RM 252pp
BKI
Kota Kinabalu
Malaysia Airlines
Direct
KUL
Kuala Lumpur Intl
KUL
Kuala Lumpur Intl
Malaysia Airlines
Direct
BKI
Kota Kinabalu
28 Apr - 30 Apr
RM 293pp
BKI
Kota Kinabalu
Malaysia Airlines
Direct
KUL
Kuala Lumpur Intl
KUL
Kuala Lumpur Intl
Malaysia Airlines
Direct
BKI
Kota Kinabalu
12 May - 16 May
RM 318pp
BKI
Kota Kinabalu
Multiple airlines
Direct
KUL
Kuala Lumpur Intl
KUL
Kuala Lumpur Intl
AirAsia
Direct
BKI
Kota Kinabalu

One-way flights to Kuala Lumpur from Kota Kinabalu

16:50 - 19:20
Malindo Air
Direct
2h 30m
BKI - KUL
Malindo Air
RM 199
mytrip.com
06:25 - 11:45
Firefly
1 stop
5h 20m
BKI - SZB
Firefly
RM 282
Kiwi.com
06:25 - 11:40
AirAsia
1 stop
5h 15m
BKI - KUL
AirAsia
RM 381
Kiwi.com

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Flight FAQs

From Kota Kinabalu to Kuala Lumpur

Can I find flights from Kota Kinabalu to Kuala Lumpur for under RM 413 on Cheapflights?

Yes, there are multiple flights from Kota Kinabalu to Kuala Lumpur for under RM 413. The cheapest flight booked recently is on Malaysia Airlines for just RM 252, but on average you can expect to pay RM 541.

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.

Are there direct flights from Kota Kinabalu to Kuala Lumpur for under RM 413 on Cheapflights?

Cheapflights has 9 direct flights from Kota Kinabalu to Kuala Lumpur under RM 413. A good price for a direct flight from Kota Kinabalu to Kuala Lumpur is less than RM 616.

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

You can find direct flights on the following days: Sunday, Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday.

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

Travellers can expect 3 flights from Kota Kinabalu to Kuala Lumpur on average per day.
Afternoon (Midday - 6pm) - 67% of flight departures
Evening (6pm - Midnight) - 33% of flight departures

Is Kota Kinabalu weather warmer or cooler than Kuala Lumpur?

Our data indicates that the weather will be 34 °C on average in the month of March. The temperature in Kuala Lumpur is typically hotter than in Kota Kinabalu. If you're traveling when the temperature is at its warmest, push to plan early, as flight price and availability will have an impact on your travels. For the best results, search for flights well in advance or after peak season.

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

Departing from Kota Kinabalu to Kuala Lumpur will take you 2h 20m. Kota Kinabalu and Kuala Lumpur are separated by a distance of 1637 km. All flights are typically direct.

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

Our cheapest airline available from Kota Kinabalu to Kuala Lumpur is Malaysia Airlines. Our recent data shows that you can find tickets from as low as RM 253 on this airline. Additional options worth looking into are AirAsia and Malindo Air, starting at RM 422 and RM 711 round-trip. You may be able to fly from Kota Kinabalu to Kuala Lumpur for 36% less than the average price by searching for these airlines.

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

For one-way options, check prices for Malaysia Airlines. According to our data, you can fly for as low as RM 120. Users have also found prices from RM 174 and RM 199 on Malaysia Airlines and AirAsia, respectively.

Alternative routes for Kota Kinabalu to Kuala Lumpur

Destination information for Kuala Lumpur

Flight duration
2h 32m
Average temperature for April in Kuala Lumpur
33.0 °C
Avg rainfall for April in Kuala Lumpur
281.0 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

Airline Cheapest Average Flexibility On-time COVID-19 safety
Malindo Air
RM 60 RM 90 No cancel fee N/A
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AirAsia
RM 59 RM 95 No cancel fee 66%
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Malaysia Airlines
RM 63 RM 108 No cancel fee 67%
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Hourly flight availability from Kota Kinabalu to Kuala Lumpur

Morning 6 AM to midday 50% of flight departures
Afternoon Midday to 6 PM 37% of flight departures
Evening 6 PM to midnight 12% of flight departures
Early morning Midnight to 6 AM 1% of flight departures
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