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Cheap Flights from Shanghai to Kota Kinabalu, MY, Malaysia - SHA to BKI

Popular flights from Shanghai to Kota Kinabalu

We’ve got the inside scoop on finding the best time to fly for the best price. Not sure when to travel for your next vacation? Find details below on when-to-fly and when-to-buy.

Air China
Departure Date Return Date Lowest Price
Jun 30, 2016 Jul 5, 2016 CNY4,478
China Eastern Airlines
Departure Date Return Date Lowest Price
May 13, 2016 May 19, 2016 CNY2,298
May 23, 2016 May 31, 2016 CNY2,298
May 25, 2016 May 31, 2016 CNY2,298
May 27, 2016 Jun 4, 2016 CNY2,298
May 30, 2016 Jun 2, 2016 CNY2,298
China Southern Airlines
Departure Date Return Date Lowest Price
Jun 29, 2016 Jul 5, 2016 CNY2,201
Malaysia Airlines
Departure Date Return Date Lowest Price
May 18, 2016 May 24, 2016 CNY2,350
May 18, 2016 May 20, 2016 CNY2,350
May 25, 2016 Jun 7, 2016 CNY2,350
Jun 1, 2016 Jun 7, 2016 CNY2,350
Jun 1, 2016 Jun 10, 2016 CNY2,350
Shanghai Airlines
Departure Date Return Date Lowest Price
May 13, 2016 May 19, 2016 CNY2,298
May 23, 2016 May 31, 2016 CNY2,298
May 25, 2016 May 31, 2016 CNY2,298
May 27, 2016 Jun 4, 2016 CNY2,298
May 30, 2016 Jun 2, 2016 CNY2,298
Xiamen Airlines
Departure Date Return Date Lowest Price
Jul 3, 2016 Jul 10, 2016 CNY6,004

How Much Does it Cost to Fly from Shanghai to Kota Kinabalu (SHA to BKI)?

We have collected flight cost data from across the web for travel from Shanghai to Kota Kinabalu, and have found the average flight price for this trip to be CNY2,441.

When Can I Buy the Cheapest Flight from Shanghai to Kota Kinabalu (SHA to BKI)?

Airlines can adjust prices for plane tickets from Shanghai to Kota Kinabalu based on the day and time that you decide to book your flight. We have collected data from all airlines, and have discovered that the best days to book flights are Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Saturdays. Read our article to find more information about the best time to buy airline tickets.

How far in advance should you book flights from Shanghai to Kota Kinabalu

The chart below shows up-to-date information regarding how far in advance a flight from Shanghai to Kota Kinabalu should be booked.

Non Stop versus 1-Stop
Advanced PurchaseNon StopOne Stop
< 7 days CNY2,596 CNY2,772
7-14 days CNY2,298 CNY2,772
14-21 days CNY2,298 CNY2,752
21-30 days CNY2,298 CNY2,512
30-60 days CNY2,298 CNY2,311
60-90 days CNY2,350 CNY2,201
90+ days CNY2,350 CNY2,155

Cheapest Day To Fly from Shanghai to Kota Kinabalu

The chart below shows up-to-date information regarding the cheapest days to fly from Shanghai to Kota Kinabalu.

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday
CNY2,298 CNY2,486 CNY2,201 CNY2,486 CNY2,298 CNY2,311 CNY3,038

Lowest Fares Chart By Month from Shanghai to Kota Kinabalu

The chart below shows the lowest fare by month when flying from Shanghai to Kota Kinabalu.

Month Origin Destination Carrier Depart Date Return Date Stops Price
May Shanghai Kota Kinabalu Shanghai 5/13/16 5/19/16 0 CNY2,298
June Shanghai Kota Kinabalu China Southern 6/29/16 7/5/16 1 CNY2,201
July Shanghai Kota Kinabalu Malaysia 7/20/16 7/29/16 0 CNY2,350
August Shanghai Kota Kinabalu China Southern 8/29/16 9/1/16 1 CNY2,201
September Shanghai Kota Kinabalu China Southern 9/5/16 9/10/16 1 CNY2,155
October Shanghai Kota Kinabalu China Southern 10/19/16 10/25/16 1 CNY2,298
November Shanghai Kota Kinabalu Malaysia 11/16/16 11/22/16 0 CNY2,350
December Shanghai Kota Kinabalu Malaysia 12/28/16 1/3/17 0 CNY2,350

Cheapest Weekend Non-Stop Flights for the Next 30 Days from Shanghai to Kota Kinabalu

If you're ready to take a trip in the next 30 days and want to fly on the weekend, you might be wondering which weekend is the cheapest to fly. The chart below shows up-to-date data regarding weekend flight prices from Shanghai to Kota Kinabalu.

Next 30 Days

SunMonTueWedThuFriSat
1 2 3 4 5 6 7
CNY2,596
8 9 10 11 12 13 14
CNY2,596 CNY2,661
15 16 17 18 19 20 21
CNY2,661 CNY2,661
22 23 24 25 26 27 28
CNY2,661 CNY3,421
29 30 31 1 2 3 4
CNY3,421

Non-Stop vs Connecting Flights from Shanghai to Kota Kinabalu (SHA to BKI)

Your Shanghai to Kota Kinabalu flight can be significantly cheaper by choosing a multi-stop airline ticket. Although these connecting flights sacrifice some convenience, on average, travelers save 20%-60% when they choose to fly multi-stop versus a direct flight.

The average price for connecting flights from Shanghai to Kota Kinabalu is CNY3,615.

The average price for non-stop flights from Shanghai to Kota Kinabalu is CNY2,415.

The chart below shows up to date information regarding non-stop flights from Shanghai to Kota Kinabalu.

Nonstop Flight Details from Shanghai to Kota Kinabalu
CarrierMonTueWedThuFriSatSunEarliest FlightLatest Flight
Spring 0 1 0 1 0 1 1 18:20 18:20
Shanghai 1 0 1 0 1 0 0 19:50 19:50
Malaysia 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 01:45 01:45

Round Trip vs One Way Flights from Shanghai to Kota Kinabalu (SHA to BKI)

We have found that there is often no price difference between buying a round trip flight versus a one way flight. Increased flexibility is the main benefit when it comes to buying a one way flight from Shanghai to Kota Kinabalu. However, booking a round trip flight can be a simpler process. You can compare round trip and one way flights by using our flight comparison.

The average price for one way flights from Shanghai to Kota Kinabalu is CNY2,285.

The average price for round trip flights from Shanghai to Kota Kinabalu is CNY2,824.

Shanghai to Kota Kinabalu Flight Questions

Below are some common questions that asked about this flight route:

Question: How long is a direct flight from Shanghai to Kota Kinabalu?
Answer: The average Shanghai to Kota Kinabalu flight time is 4 hours and 36 minutes.
Question: How many kilometers are there between Shanghai and Kota Kinabalu?
Answer: The distance from Shanghai to Kota Kinabalu is 2863 kilometers.
Question: How common are direct flights from Shanghai to Kota Kinabalu?
Answer: There are 9 direct flights from Shanghai to Kota Kinabalu.
Question: What is the most popular airline for non-stop flights from Shanghai to Kota Kinabalu?
Answer: Spring Airlines provides 44% of the non-stop flights between Shanghai and Kota Kinabalu.
Question: What are the most popular connecting cities when flying from Shanghai to Kota Kinabalu?
Answer: Hong Kong, HK

Airlines Flying from Shanghai to Kota Kinabalu (SHA to BKI)

Below are the different airlines that fly from Shanghai to Kota Kinabalu with the average price of their plane tickets. Just remember that different airlines offer different levels of comfort and service, so consider convenience when choosing your airline.

Below is the full flight schedule summary of the next 30 days for flights from Shanghai to Kota Kinabalu.

Shanghai to Kota Kinabalu
Airline Connections Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun
Royal Brunei BWN X X X
China Southern CAN X X X X X X
Shanghai - X X X
Dragonair HKG X X X X X X
Malaysia - X X
Malaysia KUL X X X X X X X
Asiana ICN X X X X X X X

Airports for Your Route

These pages contain information about the major airports in Shanghai and Kota Kinabalu, so you can feel comfortable knowing how to get around whether you are about to take off or you just landed.

Cheap Domestic Flights from Shanghai - SHA

FlightsAirlineLowest Price
Shanghai to Beijing Sichuan, Air China, China Southern, Shanghai, Juneyao, Hainan, China United, Xiamen, China Eastern, Shandong, Shenzhen CNY2,304

Cheap International Flights from Shanghai - SHA

FlightsAirlineLowest Price
Shanghai to Manila Sichuan, Cebu Pacific, Air China, China Southern, Shanghai, Juneyao, Hainan, Xiamen, China Eastern, Philippine, Shandong, AirAsia Zest, Shenzhen CNY909
Shanghai to Bangkok Sichuan, Air China, China Southern, Thai AirAsia, Shanghai, Juneyao, Hainan, Xiamen, China Eastern, Orient Thai, Bangkok, Shandong, Thai, Srilankan, Mesaba, Xinhua, Shenzhen CNY1,487
Shanghai to Tokyo Sichuan, Air China, China Southern, Shanghai, Jetstar Japan, Tianjin, Juneyao, Hainan, JAL, Vanilla, Xiamen, Peach, China Eastern, All Nippon, Shandong, Shenzhen CNY1,234
Shanghai to Ho Chi Minh City Sichuan, Air China, China Southern, Shanghai, Juneyao, Hainan, Xiamen, China Eastern, Shandong, Vietjet, Vietnam, Shenzhen CNY1,636
Shanghai to Kuala Lumpur AirAsia, Air China, China Southern, AirAsia X, Shanghai, Juneyao, Hainan, Xiamen, Malaysia, China Eastern, Malindo, Shandong, Shenzhen CNY1,915
Shanghai to Denpasar Bali Air China, China Southern, Shanghai, Garuda, Xiamen, China Eastern, AirAsia Indonesia, Shandong, Shenzhen CNY2,726
Shanghai to Singapore Jetstar Asia, Sichuan, Air China, China Southern, Shanghai, Juneyao, Hainan, Xiamen, SilkAir, China Eastern, Shandong, Singapore, Tigerair, Scoot, Shenzhen CNY2,149
Shanghai to Taipei Sichuan, Mandarin, UNI Air, EVA Air, Air China, China Airlines, China Southern, Shanghai, TransAsia, Juneyao, Hainan, Xiamen, China Eastern, Shandong, Xinhua, Shenzhen CNY1,363
Shanghai to Bandar Seri Begawan Royal Brunei, Air China, China Southern, Shanghai, China Eastern CNY3,427
Shanghai to Seoul Sichuan, Air Busan, Air China, China Southern, Shanghai, Tianjin, Juneyao, Hainan, Korean, Xiamen, China Eastern, Asiana, Shandong, Eastar Jet, Shenzhen CNY1,681
Shanghai to Hong Kong Sichuan, Air China, Cathay, China Southern, Shanghai, Juneyao, Hainan, Hong Kong, Dragonair, Xiamen, China Eastern, Shandong, Hong Kong Express, Shenzhen CNY1,026
Shanghai to Phuket Sichuan, Lucky Air, Air China, China Southern, Thai AirAsia, Shanghai, Juneyao, Hainan, Capital Airlines, Xiamen, China Eastern, Bangkok, Thai, Mesaba, Shenzhen CNY1,928
Shanghai to Jakarta Air China, China Southern, Shanghai, Garuda, Juneyao, Hainan, Xiamen, China Eastern, Shandong, Shenzhen CNY2,545
Shanghai to Macau Sichuan, Air China, China Southern, Shanghai, Juneyao, Hainan, Xiamen, China Eastern, Air Macau, Shandong, Shenzhen CNY1,162
Shanghai to Phnom Penh Sichuan, Air China, China Southern, Shanghai, Juneyao, Hainan, Angkor Air, Xiamen, China Eastern, Shandong, Shenzhen CNY2,103
Shanghai to Siem Reap Sichuan, Lucky Air, Air China, China Southern, Shanghai, Juneyao, Hainan, Angkor Air, Xiamen, China Eastern, Shandong, Shenzhen CNY2,155
Shanghai to Labuan Air China, China Southern, Shanghai, Malaysia, China Eastern Check Dates
Shanghai to Kalibo Cebu Pacific, Air China, China Southern, Shanghai, Xiamen, China Eastern, Philippine CNY2,785
Shanghai to Hanoi Sichuan, Air China, China Southern, Shanghai, Juneyao, Hainan, Xiamen, China Eastern, Shandong, Vietjet, Vietnam, Shenzhen CNY1,883
Shanghai to Puerto Princesa Cebu Pacific, Air China, China Southern, Shanghai, Xiamen, China Eastern, Philippine, Shenzhen CNY2,804
Shanghai to Cebu Cebu Pacific, Air China, China Southern, Shanghai, Xiamen, China Eastern, Philippine, Shandong CNY2,188
Shanghai to Koh Samui Air China, China Southern, Thai AirAsia, Shanghai, Juneyao, Hainan, Xiamen, China Eastern, Bangkok, Shandong, Thai, Mesaba, Shenzhen CNY3,252
Shanghai to Tawau Air China, China Southern, AirAsia X, Shanghai, Xiamen, Malaysia, China Eastern CNY3,031
Shanghai to Osaka Sichuan, Lucky Air, Air China, China Southern, Shanghai, Jetstar Japan, Juneyao, Hainan, JAL, Vanilla, Xiamen, Peach, China Eastern, All Nippon, Shandong, Shenzhen CNY1,539
Shanghai to Sydney Sichuan, Air China, China Southern, Shanghai, Juneyao, Hainan, Jetstar, Xiamen, China Eastern, Qantas, Shandong, Virgin Australia, Shenzhen CNY3,129

Cheap International Flights to Kota Kinabalu - BKI

FlightsAirlineLowest Price
Hangzhou to Kota Kinabalu Sichuan, Air China, China Southern, Shanghai, Hainan, Xiamen, Malaysia, China Eastern, Shandong, Shenzhen CNY2,259
Nanjing to Kota Kinabalu Air China, China Southern, Shanghai, Hainan, Xiamen, Malaysia, China Eastern, Shandong, Shenzhen CNY2,155
Ningbo to Kota Kinabalu Sichuan, Air China, China Southern, Shanghai, Hainan, Xiamen, Malaysia, China Eastern, Shandong CNY2,304
Hangzhou to Hong Kong Sichuan, Air China, Cathay, China Southern, Shanghai, Juneyao, Hainan, Hong Kong, Dragonair, Xiamen, China Eastern, Shandong, Hong Kong Express, Shenzhen CNY1,071
Cheap Flights from Shanghai to Kota Kinabalu, MY, Malaysia, from CNY339 Round trip from SHA to BKI