Kuala Lumpur to Kota Kinabalu Flights

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Kuala Lumpur (KUL) to Kota Kinabalu (BKI) Flight Information

Below are some common questions asked about this flight route:
  • When can I book the cheapest flight from Kuala Lumpur to Kota Kinabalu?

    Airlines adjust prices for plane tickets based on the day and time that you book your flight. After analyzing data from all airlines, we have discovered that the best days to book flights from Kuala Lumpur to Kota Kinabalu are Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Saturdays.

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

    Airlines flying from Kuala Lumpur to Kota Kinabalu include Malindo Air,AirAsia Berhad (Malaysia),Malaysia Airlines.

  • How many airports are there in Kota Kinabalu?

    There are 1 airports in Kota Kinabalu - Kota Kinabalu International Airport.

  • Average duration of direct flights:

    2h40m

  • Airports at destination:

    BKI

  • Flight route:

    KUL ✈ BKI

  • Price starting from:

    From US$96

Kuala Lumpur (KUL) to Kota Kinabalu (BKI) Flight Schedule

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05:45

KUL

08:25

BKI

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06:40

KUL

09:25

BKI

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06:45

KUL

09:25

BKI

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07:15

KUL

09:55

BKI

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07:25

KUL

10:10

BKI

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08:00

KUL

10:40

BKI

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Emirates

08:15

KUL

11:00

BKI

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08:25

KUL

11:15

BKI

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08:55

KUL

11:40

BKI

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Emirates

09:15

KUL

11:55

BKI

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09:30

KUL

12:05

BKI

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09:35

KUL

12:15

BKI

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EK3456

Emirates

10:10

KUL

12:45

BKI

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11:15

KUL

13:55

BKI

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12:50

KUL

15:25

BKI

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13:00

KUL

15:35

BKI

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13:50

KUL

16:30

BKI

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Emirates

13:55

KUL

16:40

BKI

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14:05

KUL

16:40

BKI

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14:10

KUL

16:50

BKI

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14:40

KUL

17:20

BKI

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15:20

KUL

18:00

BKI

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15:30

KUL

18:05

BKI

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15:40

KUL

18:15

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15:55

KUL

18:30

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16:25

KUL

19:10

BKI

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16:30

KUL

19:10

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16:50

KUL

19:30

BKI

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17:20

KUL

20:05

BKI

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18:00

KUL

20:40

BKI

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Kuala Lumpur to Kota Kinabalu International Airport (BKI)

15:20, Sep 11 - 11:40, Sep 15
AK | AirAsia Berhad (Malaysia)
2h 40m
KUL - BKI
Nonstop
US$63
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15:40, Aug 13 - 18:25, Aug 20
MH | Malaysia Airlines
2h 35m
KUL - BKI
Nonstop
US$138
Round-trip from
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20:50, Aug 29 - 07:00, Aug 31
AK | AirAsia Berhad (Malaysia)
2h 35m
KUL - BKI
Nonstop
US$65
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15:25, Aug 26 - 18:25, Aug 30
AK | AirAsia Berhad (Malaysia)
2h 35m
KUL - BKI
Nonstop
US$67
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14:45, Aug 27 - 07:00, Aug 31
AK | AirAsia Berhad (Malaysia)
2h 35m
KUL - BKI
Nonstop
US$68
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Prices shown are for 1 adult ticket including taxes & fees.(As ticket fares can change frequently, these advertised prices are for reference only. The actual prices will be shown at time of booking.)

Flight from Kuala Lumpur to Kota Kinabalu

Kota Kinabalu is the capital city of Sabah state and lies in east Malaysia. It is one of the major commercial and industrial centres of Malaysia, which makes it one of the fastest-growing cities in Malaysia. Hence is blessed with exquisite tourist spots. Also, tourism is a major industry supporting the city's economy. Inside the city, people can choose to explore delectable seafood, craft markets, museums, and some stunning lookout spots. Some nearby spots near the city will let you relish hot springs, windy river cruises, mangrove swamps, beautiful train rides, and ultimate diving experience. The city has plenty of locations to keep you busy, according to your itinerary. Be ready for a fun-filled holiday here!

Tip: December to April serves the best time to visit Kota Kinabalu.

 Arriving Kota Kinabalu

Kuala Lumpur Kota Kinabalu flight booking should be made for Kota Kinabalu International Airport (BKI) as the destination. It is located about 8 kilometres from the city centre. There are n-number of flights from Kuala Lumpur to Kota Kinabalu, flying daily.  Direct flight to Kota Kinabalu takes approximately 3 hours to reach the destination. Key airline operators on this route are Malaysia Airlines, AirAsia Airways, and Malindo Air Airlines.

Tip: Book your tickets in advance for a budgeted holiday in this ultimate natural beauty.

Exploring Kota Kinabalu

Kota Kinabalu offers you a variety of travel experiences. The Nature love side of you would like to take a river cruise on the Klias River and spot a range of animals. Kinabalu National Park is a must-visit on your list to witness 90 mammal species and vascular plant species. Mount Kinabalu is a sacred mountain located in this national park. Trek to the top for some picturesque views.

There are some strikingly beautiful mosques in the city, namely Kota Kinabalu City Mosque and State Mosque.

Visit the Sabah State Museum to explore the city’s history. It holds a Science and Technology Museum along with Sabah Art Gallery.

For an adventurous holiday, get into the waters of Poring Hot Springs. Go for a leisurely walk at the Tanjung Aru Beach and also try kayaking. Enjoy street foods on the beach as well. Padas River and Kiulu River provide you with adrenaline rush if you try out white water rafting here!

Tip: If you are thinking of driving around yourself, buy a detailed map from the Sabah Tourism Office.

Shoppers Hop in Kota Kinabalu

There are many shopping places in Kota Kinabalu. The weekly Gaya street market on Sundays has a large number of local vendors selling traditional ethnic souvenirs. The handicraft market on the waterfront is famous for selling handicraft items and foodstuffs. Head to the Kampung Air, the flea market for budget shopping and small souvenirs. For low priced goods, Gaya Street Sunday Market will be a great option. The market ranges from souvenirs, toys, accessories, clothes, food, etc.

Tip: Prepare yourself to walk a lot because the local markets will be crowded.

Dining in Kota Kinabalu

Some of the cuisines you will find here include Japanese, Hungarian, Malaysian, American, and the list goes on. Trying freshly caught fish would be great here as Kota Kinabalu is located near the coast. The best place to enjoy delectable seafood is on the waterfront, which houses several trendy restaurants. 

Some of the must-try dishes include Roti Cobra from Kedai Makan, Laksa from Yee Kung, and Pan Mee from Lido Pan Mee. Head to the Gaya Street to taste different varieties of local cuisines. Apart from that, you can find vegetarian and non-vegetarian restaurants everywhere.

Tip: Do try this local seafood of Kota Kinabalu: Beef Noodle, Laksa, Bak Kut The, and Claypot rice. 

To book a cheap flight from Kuala Lumpur, try Trip.com. It will not only help you in Kuala Lumpur to Kota Kinabalu flight booking but will also suggest you places to roam around, top markets for shopping and eating as well. Trip.com also lets you book your stay in Kota Kinabalu. Its customer rating will help you book the right hotel for yourself. Enjoy your trip to one of the most peaceful and diverse places in Malaysia!

Roundtrip vs One-Way Flights from Kuala Lumpur (KUL) to Kota Kinabalu (BKI)

There is usually no major price difference between buying a roundtrip flight versus a one-way flight. Increased flexibility is the main benefit when it comes to buying a one-way flight from Kuala Lumpur(KUL) to Kota Kinabalu(BKI). However, booking a roundtrip flight is a simpler process. You can compare roundtrip and one-way flights by using our flight comparison tool.

Travel from Kuala Lumpur (KUL) to Kota Kinabalu (BKI)

Kota Kinabalu attracts thousands of visitors every year for both business and pleasure. Planning a trip from Kuala Lumpur to Kota Kinabalu is easy when you use Trip.com to help you make travel arrangements. With Trip.com, you can search for available flights and hotel rooms, and then make your booking quickly and easily online.

A Trip to Remember (KUL - BKI)

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