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 300 - RM 510
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 300

From Kota Kinabalu to Kuala Lumpur

One-way from

RM 142

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 210. For sooner than that we have options available in the next 3 days from RM 259.

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 204. Cheapflights users have found deals in the month of April for as cheap as RM 113. 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 5% on your trip compared to booking a flight in the morning.

Cheap flights from Kota Kinabalu to Kuala Lumpur in January, February 2021

The best prices found for BKI to KUL flights in January, February
25 Jan - 1 Feb
RM 360pp
BKI
Kota Kinabalu
AirAsia
Direct
KUL
Kuala Lumpur Intl
KUL
Kuala Lumpur Intl
AirAsia
Direct
BKI
Kota Kinabalu
4 Feb - 7 Feb
RM 474pp
BKI
Kota Kinabalu
AirAsia
Direct
KUL
Kuala Lumpur Intl
KUL
Kuala Lumpur Intl
AirAsia
Direct
BKI
Kota Kinabalu
25 Jan - 1 Feb
RM 635pp
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 2021 flight deals

Cheap flights to Kuala Lumpur from Kota Kinabalu found for this year
25 Jan - 1 Feb
RM 360pp
BKI
Kota Kinabalu
AirAsia
Direct
KUL
Kuala Lumpur Intl
KUL
Kuala Lumpur Intl
AirAsia
Direct
BKI
Kota Kinabalu
4 Feb - 7 Feb
RM 474pp
BKI
Kota Kinabalu
AirAsia
Direct
KUL
Kuala Lumpur Intl
KUL
Kuala Lumpur Intl
AirAsia
Direct
BKI
Kota Kinabalu
25 Jan - 1 Feb
RM 635pp
BKI
Kota Kinabalu
Malaysia Airlines
 
1 STOP
KUL
Kuala Lumpur Intl
KUL
Kuala Lumpur Intl
Malaysia Airlines
Direct
BKI
Kota Kinabalu

Direct flights to Kuala Lumpur from Kota Kinabalu

Save time with Kota Kinabalu to Kuala Lumpur direct flight deals
25 Jan - 1 Feb
RM 360pp
BKI
Kota Kinabalu
AirAsia
Direct
KUL
Kuala Lumpur Intl
KUL
Kuala Lumpur Intl
AirAsia
Direct
BKI
Kota Kinabalu
4 Feb - 7 Feb
RM 474pp
BKI
Kota Kinabalu
AirAsia
Direct
KUL
Kuala Lumpur Intl
KUL
Kuala Lumpur Intl
AirAsia
Direct
BKI
Kota Kinabalu
2 Mar - 16 Mar
RM 1,858pp
BKI
Kota Kinabalu
Malindo Air
Direct
KUL
Kuala Lumpur Intl
KUL
Kuala Lumpur Intl
Malindo Air
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
25 Jan - 1 Feb
RM 360pp
BKI
Kota Kinabalu
AirAsia
Direct
KUL
Kuala Lumpur Intl
KUL
Kuala Lumpur Intl
AirAsia
Direct
BKI
Kota Kinabalu
25 Jan - 1 Feb
RM 635pp
BKI
Kota Kinabalu
Malaysia Airlines
 
1 STOP
KUL
Kuala Lumpur Intl
KUL
Kuala Lumpur Intl
Malaysia Airlines
Direct
BKI
Kota Kinabalu
25 Jan - 1 Feb
RM 963pp
BKI
Kota Kinabalu
Malaysia Airlines
 
1 STOP
KUL
Kuala Lumpur Intl
KUL
Kuala Lumpur Intl
Malaysia Airlines
 
1 STOP
BKI
Kota Kinabalu

One-way flights to Kuala Lumpur from Kota Kinabalu

The cheapest one-way flights from Kota Kinabalu to Kuala Lumpur
08:00 - 10:40
AirAsia
Direct
2h 40m
BKI - KUL
AirAsia
RM 142
mytrip.com
06:25 - 09:00
Malindo Air
Direct
2h 35m
BKI - KUL
Malindo Air
RM 944
mytrip.com
10:35 - 11:50
Malaysia Airlines
2 stops
25h 15m
BKI - KUL
Malaysia Airlines
RM 2,757
mytrip.com

Related info for your journey

Useful info, stats and facts about Kota Kinabalu to Kuala Lumpur flights.

Flight FAQs

From Kota Kinabalu to Kuala Lumpur

Can I find flights from Kota Kinabalu to Kuala Lumpur for under RM 405 on Cheapflights?

Yes, there are multiple flights from Kota Kinabalu to Kuala Lumpur for under RM 405. The cheapest flight booked recently is on AirAsia for just RM 360, but on average you can expect to pay RM 1,271.

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 405 on Cheapflights?

Cheapflights has 4 direct flights from Kota Kinabalu to Kuala Lumpur under RM 405. A good price for a direct flight from Kota Kinabalu to Kuala Lumpur is less than RM 1,137.

Are there last-minute flights available from Kota Kinabalu to Kuala Lumpur for under RM 405?

There are currently 4+ open flights from Kota Kinabalu to Kuala Lumpur within the next 7 days for less than RM 405.

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 30m. 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 AirAsia. Our recent data shows that you can find tickets from as low as RM 361 on this airline. Additional options worth looking into are Malaysia Airlines and Malindo Air, starting at RM 636 and RM 1,858 round-trip. You may be able to fly from Kota Kinabalu to Kuala Lumpur for 7% 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 138. Users have also found prices from RM 142 and RM 203 on Malaysia Airlines and AirAsia, respectively.

Alternative routes for Kota Kinabalu to Kuala Lumpur

Destination information for Kuala Lumpur

Things to know before you go. Useful info for your trip from Kota Kinabalu to Kuala Lumpur
Flight duration
2h 34m
Average temperature for January in Kuala Lumpur
33.0 °C
Avg rainfall for January in Kuala Lumpur
239.0 mm

Airports servicing Kota Kinabalu

Airports servicing Kuala Lumpur

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
Malindo Air
RM 60 RM 90 No cancel fee N/A
Search Malindo Air flights
AirAsia
RM 59 RM 95 No cancel fee 66%
Search AirAsia flights
Malaysia Airlines
RM 63 RM 108 No cancel fee 67%
Search Malaysia Airlines flights

Hourly flight availability from Kota Kinabalu to Kuala Lumpur

Afternoon Midday to 6 PM 42% of flight departures
Morning 6 AM to midday 35% of flight departures
Evening 6 PM to midnight 21% of flight departures
Early morning Midnight to 6 AM 2% of flight departures
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