Cheap Flights from Kota Kinabalu to Kuala Lumpur

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Kota Kinabalu to Kuala Lumpur Flight Info

Peak season for travel

August
US$44

Off-season for travel

May
US$34

Cheapest return ticket price

US$133
Kota Kinabalu(BKI) ⇒ Kuala Lumpur(KUL)

Cheapest direct flight price

US$72
Kota Kinabalu(BKI) ⇒ Kuala Lumpur(KUL)

Frequently Asked Questions

  • When are flight tickets from Kota Kinabalu (BKI) to Kuala Lumpur (KUL) the cheapest?

    Airlines adjust prices for flights from Kota Kinabalu to Kuala Lumpur based on the date and time of your booking. By analyzing data from all airlines, on Trip.com, you can find the lowest flight prices on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Saturdays.
  • How much do flights from Kota Kinabalu (BKI) to Kuala Lumpur (KUL) cost?

    According to Trip.com's data, the lowest price is around US$181.
  • How long does it take to fly from Kota Kinabalu (BKI) to Kuala Lumpur (KUL)?

    It takes about 2 hours 32 minutes to fly from Kota Kinabalu (BKI) to Kuala Lumpur (KUL).
  • What is the transportation method from the main airport to downtown in Kuala Lumpur?

    • The distance from Kuala Lumpur International Airport to downtown is about 43km, by taxi about 1 hour.
    • The distance from Sultan Abdul Aziz Shah Airport to downtown is about 15km, by taxi about 30 minutes.
  • What time does the earliest flight from Kota Kinabalu to Kuala Lumpur depart?

    The earliest flight departs from Kota Kinabalu (BKI) at 05:25 and arrives in Kuala Lumpur (KUL) at 08:05.
  • What time does the latest flight from Kota Kinabalu to Kuala Lumpur depart?

    The latest flight departs from Kota Kinabalu (BKI) at 21:55 and arrives in Kuala Lumpur (KUL) at 00:25.
  • What are the most popular airlines that fly from Kota Kinabalu (BKI) to Kuala Lumpur (KUL)?

    Airlines with flights from Kota Kinabalu (BKI) to Kuala Lumpur (KUL): AirAsia Berhad (Malaysia), Malindo Air and Malaysia Airlines.
  • What's the most popular airline for non-stop flights from Kota Kinabalu (BKI) to Kuala Lumpur (KUL)?

    Malaysia Airlines operates 727 non-stop flights from Kota Kinabalu (BKI) to Kuala Lumpur (KUL).
  • How many airports are there in Kuala Lumpur (KUL)?

    There are 2 airport(s) near Kuala Lumpur (KUL): Kuala Lumpur International Airport and Sultan Abdul Aziz Shah Airport.
  • What are some travel guidelines for Kuala Lumpur during the COVID19 pandemic?

    Entry restrictions and flight schedule changes and cancellations are frequently updated and subject to change. If you plan to travel to Kuala Lumpur, please obtain the most updated information from the airline you plan to book your travels with. You can also refer to COVID19 Country/Region Entry Restrictions for more information.
  • Which airlines offer free date changes for flights to this city during the COVID19 pandemic?

    There are no airlines with flights to this city that provide this service. Please use this information as a reference only and confirm with the airline prior to booking.
Flight from Kota Kinabalu (BKI) to Kuala Lumpur (KUL)    

Kuala Lumpur is the largest metropolis and capital of Malaysia. The stunning city is popular as one of the best tourist destinations in the world. Kuala Lumpur means “muddy estuary” in the Malay language. The city located on a confluence of two rivers- Klang and Gombak and is surrounded by hilly areas. Due to the location on the Klang River, it is colloquially known as Klang or KL. Kuala Lumpur is a prominent tourist destination due to the plethora of attractions, landmarks, and activities the city offers to its visitors. The city is a hub of activities and vibrant nightlife. 

Tip: The city of Kuala Lumpur is a year-round tourist destination due to the equatorial climate. The popular months for travel are September to January. 

Flights to Kuala Lumpur

The primary international airport for Kuala Lumpur is Kuala Lumpur International Airport (KUL). This airport is located in Sepang area, approximately 50 km from Kuala Lumpur. The Kuala Lumpur International Airport is one of the busiest airports in Asia. Several airways and airlines have daily flights from Kota Kinabalu to Kuala Lumpur. Direct flights to Kuala Lumpur are AirAsia Airlines and Kota Kinabalu to Kuala Lumpur flights usually take approximately 2 hours and 30 minutes. Other options for cheap flights from Kota Kinabalu are Malaysia Airlines and Malindo Air.

Tip: It’s advisable to book flight tickets in advance if planning the travel in peak tourist season December and January (Chinese New Year).

Popular Attractions in Kuala Lumpur:

The prominent tourist destination is full of landmarks and attractions. The city proudly showcases its skyscrapers, colonial landmarks and natural attractions to its visitors. The most prominent attraction of Kuala Lumpur is the Petronas Twin Tower. The world tallest Twin tower is 88 stories high and has a beautiful double-decker sky bridge. KL has another tall tower which is the fifth tallest structure in the world. Menara KL or KL Tower is a must-visit for its beautiful architecture and one can see the panoramic views of the KL city from the top. Visit the Golden Triangle area comprising of Bukit Bintang, Chinatown and KLCC for the best eating, clubs, nightlife, and shopping. It is the main hub for all activities in Kuala Lumpur. 

Kuala Lumpur is also known for its religious landmarks such as Batu Caves and Sultan Abdul Samad Building. Batu caves are ancient limestone caves with cave temple and a large shrine. Abdul Samad building is known for its Moorish architecture and was once the colonial British administrative office. Other noteworthy attractions are Jamek Mosque, Aquaria KLCC, Merdeka Square, Sunway Lagoon, National Mosque, and National Monument. 

Tip: Some visitors are given free tickets for viewing Menara KL. For that arrive early at the ticket counter.

Shopping and Dining in Kuala Lumpur:

Shoppers love the endless shopping options in Kuala Lumpur. The most popular shopping area for bargain shopping in Chinatown. The streets of the market are lined with small shops selling Chinese fabrics, antiques, artifacts and other products from a different culture. Another popular market is Central Market known for its multi-ethnic shops. The market has different sections from different ethnic backgrounds selling traditional handicrafts and artistic products such as souvenirs, sculptures, fabrics, etc. Apart from the local markets, Kuala Lumpur also has numerous malls ranging from basic ones to ritzy luxury malls. Bukit Bintang area has the most concentration of malls in KL.

When it comes to eating out, Kuala Lumpur has a variety of cuisine to start with. Some of the great dishes you can eat here are Laksa- a Malaysian coconut noodle soup, eat Malaysian version of beef noodles called char kuey teow. Braised rice served in a plastic bowl, mixed with meat, vegetables, and sauce.

Tip: Enjoy the local street food when shopping in Chinatown. The market is the most popular place for authentic local food. 

Kuala Lumpur is best explored with Trip.com. The website has 24-hour customer service, and one can combine discount hotel reservations with Kota Kinabalu – Kuala Lumpur flight booking for great travel deals. Trip.com is available on both app and website and ensures quality travel service for a memorable vacation.

  • Plan Your Trip from Kota Kinabalu (BKI) to Kuala Lumpur (KUL)

    Kuala Lumpur attracts thousands of visitors every year for both business and pleasure. Whether you’re taking a last-minute break or a much needed getaway, flights from Kota Kinabalu to Kuala Lumpur on Trip.com can help you get there with ease. With Trip.com, you can browse popular airlines with flights to Kuala Lumpur, check the best season to visit, and preview Kuala Lumpur attractions before you arrive. With flight deals and exciting attractions waiting for you to explore in Kuala Lumpur, the best time to book flights from Kota Kinabalu to Kuala Lumpur is now! Planning a trip from Kota Kinabalu to Kuala Lumpur is easy when you use Trip.com to help you make travel arrangements. Whether you are flying one-way, non-stop, or round-trip, you will find just the flight you need with us. If you want to lock in a great deal for your flights, go for a round-trip flight, if you need flexibility with your itinerary, book a one-way flight to Kuala Lumpur. With Trip.com, you can search for available flights and hotel rooms, and then make your booking quickly and easily online and on the go. Pack your travel accessories, make a must-see bucket list, and book your flight to Kuala Lumpur on Trip.com today!

  • A Trip to Remember (BKI—KUL)

    Make your journey from Kota Kinabalu (BKI) to Kuala Lumpur (KUL) a trip to remember by using Trip.com to view Kuala Lumpur attractions before you arrive. Once you know what to do in Kuala Lumpur, you can reserve and book in advance for the best travel experience possible. Planning ahead is the most effective way to ensure your whole travel experience goes smoothly. Whether you need help choosing the perfect restaurant, discovering the best places to try local flavors, or finding the most stunning views in town, Trip.com is with you every step of the way for your trip to Kuala Lumpur.