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)

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 313 - RM 532
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 313

From Kota Kinabalu to Kuala Lumpur

One-way from

RM 490

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 220. For sooner than that we have options available in the next 3 days from RM 270.

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 213. Cheapflights users have found deals in the month of April for as cheap as RM 118. 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 July, August 2021

The best prices found for BKI to KUL flights in July, August
26 Jul - 29 Jul
RM 418pp
BKI
Kota Kinabalu
Malaysia Airlines
Direct
KUL
Kuala Lumpur Intl
KUL
Kuala Lumpur Intl
Malaysia Airlines
Direct
BKI
Kota Kinabalu
28 Jul - 31 Jul
RM 422pp
BKI
Kota Kinabalu
Multiple airlines
Direct
KUL
Kuala Lumpur Intl
KUL
Kuala Lumpur Intl
Malaysia Airlines
Direct
BKI
Kota Kinabalu
29 Jul - 1 Aug
RM 435pp
BKI
Kota Kinabalu
Malaysia Airlines
Direct
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
10 Sep - 17 Sep
RM 330pp
BKI
Kota Kinabalu
AirAsia
Direct
KUL
Kuala Lumpur Intl
KUL
Kuala Lumpur Intl
AirAsia
Direct
BKI
Kota Kinabalu
26 Jul - 29 Jul
RM 418pp
BKI
Kota Kinabalu
Malaysia Airlines
Direct
KUL
Kuala Lumpur Intl
KUL
Kuala Lumpur Intl
Malaysia Airlines
Direct
BKI
Kota Kinabalu
28 Jul - 31 Jul
RM 422pp
BKI
Kota Kinabalu
Multiple airlines
Direct
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
10 Sep - 17 Sep
RM 330pp
BKI
Kota Kinabalu
AirAsia
Direct
KUL
Kuala Lumpur Intl
KUL
Kuala Lumpur Intl
AirAsia
Direct
BKI
Kota Kinabalu

One-way flights to Kuala Lumpur from Kota Kinabalu

The cheapest one-way flights from Kota Kinabalu to Kuala Lumpur
06:30 - 15:20
AirAsia
1 stop
8h 50m
BKI - KUL
AirAsia
RM 491
Gotogate
03:00 - 15:40
Malaysia Airlines
2 stops
12h 40m
BKI - KUL
Malaysia Airlines
RM 778
hutchgo.com
09:05 - 12:30
Multiple Airlines
2 stops
27h 25m
BKI - KUL
Multiple Airlines
RM 850
Gotogate

Related info for your journey

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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 0 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 422 on Cheapflights?

Yes, there are multiple flights from Kota Kinabalu to Kuala Lumpur for under RM 422. The cheapest flight booked recently is on AirAsia for just RM 317, but on average you can expect to pay RM 1,149.

Are there direct flights from Kota Kinabalu to Kuala Lumpur for under RM 422 on Cheapflights?

Cheapflights has 1 direct flight from Kota Kinabalu to Kuala Lumpur under RM 422. A good price for a direct flight from Kota Kinabalu to Kuala Lumpur is less than RM 330.

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

You can find direct flights on the following days: Tuesday, Thursday.

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

Travellers can expect 1 flight from Kota Kinabalu to Kuala Lumpur on average per day.
Afternoon (Midday - 6pm) - 100% 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 25m. 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 AirAsia. Our recent data shows that you can find tickets from as low as RM 317 on this airline. An additional option worth looking into is Malaysia Airlines, starting at RM 782. You may be able to fly from Kota Kinabalu to Kuala Lumpur for 21% 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 AirAsia. According to our data, you can fly for as low as RM 93. Users have also found tickets on Malaysia Airlines for as little as RM 270.

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
2h 37m
Average temperature for July in Kuala Lumpur
33.0 °C
Avg rainfall for July in Kuala Lumpur
160.0 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
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

See what time of day planes typically take off from Kota Kinabalu towards Kuala Lumpur.
Afternoon Midday to 6 PM 73% of flight departures
Morning 6 AM to midday 16% of flight departures
Evening 6 PM to midnight 10% of flight departures
Early morning Midnight to 6 AM 1% of flight departures
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