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Kuala Lumpur to Kota Kinabalu Last modified: Jul 22, 2022 14:47 -04:00

We've scanned 31,729 round trip itineraries and found the cheapest flights to Kota Kinabalu. Malaysia & AirAsia frequently offer the best deals to Kota Kinabalu flights, or select your preferred carrier below to see the cheapest days to fly.

Malaysia
KULBKI
Mon 8/29
nonstop
BKIKUL
Wed 8/31
nonstop
MYR63
AirAsia
KULBKI
Sat 9/24
nonstop
BKIKUL
Tue 9/27
nonstop
MYR174
!!
KULBKI
Tue 8/30
nonstop
BKIKUL
Sun 9/4
nonstop
MYR473

How Much is a Flight from Kuala Lumpur to Kota Kinabalu?

We have collected flight cost data from across the web for travel from Kuala Lumpur to Kota Kinabalu, and have found the average flight price for this trip to be MYR406.

Where To Buy Cheap Flights from Kuala Lumpur to Kota Kinabalu?

The best way to find a great deal on airfare is to search multiple sites. When you run a search on FareCompare, we search multiple sites and fare sources all at once so you don't have to - which is why we think FareCompare is the best place to find cheap tickets. Airlines can adjust prices for tickets from Kuala Lumpur 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 found that Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Saturdays are often the best days to book flights. If you'd like to learn more, read our article about the best time to buy airline tickets.

How far in advance should I book tickets from Kuala Lumpur to Kota Kinabalu?

The chart below shows up-to-date information regarding how far in advance to book your flight from Kuala Lumpur to Kota Kinabalu.

Non Stop versus Connecting
Advanced PurchaseNon StopConnecting
< 7 days MYR473 MYR686
7-14 days MYR174 MYR210
14-21 days MYR397 MYR441
21-30 days MYR392 MYR624
30-60 days MYR508 MYR553
60-90 days MYR588 MYR615
90+ days MYR415 MYR874

Cheapest Day To Fly from Kuala Lumpur to Kota Kinabalu

We've examined 63,458 itinerary searches that we've seen for departures in the next 90 days and found that the cheapest day to fly from Kuala Lumpur to Kota Kinabalu is Saturday. See the chart below to compare prices for other days of the week.

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday
MYR473MYR508MYR535MYR588MYR392MYR170MYR174

Compare Flight Prices from Kuala Lumpur to Kota Kinabalu by Month

Low priced flights are most commonly available by purchasing between one and three months in advance. International or holiday flights may need to be purchased even further in advance. The chart below shows the cheapest flight prices by month for Kuala Lumpur to Kota Kinabalu flights.

Month Origin Destination Carrier Depart Date Return Date Stops Price
July Kuala Lumpur Kota Kinabalu AirAsia 7/18/22 7/23/22 0 MYR473
August Kuala Lumpur Kota Kinabalu Malaysia 8/12/22 8/15/22 0 MYR392
September Kuala Lumpur Kota Kinabalu !! 9/15/22 9/19/22 0 MYR588
October Kuala Lumpur Kota Kinabalu AirAsia 10/20/22 10/22/22 0 MYR415
November Kuala Lumpur Kota Kinabalu Malaysia 11/1/22 11/7/22 0 MYR401
December Kuala Lumpur Kota Kinabalu Malaysia 12/16/22 12/20/22 0 MYR575
January Kuala Lumpur Kota Kinabalu Malaysia 1/1/23 1/5/23 0 MYR633
February Kuala Lumpur Kota Kinabalu AirAsia 2/12/23 2/16/23 0 MYR473

Cheap Last Minute Flights from Kuala Lumpur to Kota Kinabalu

Looking for cheap last minute flights or a weekend getaway? We've got you covered with weekend flight deals from Kuala Lumpur to Kota Kinabalu. The chart below shows the best last minute deals and cheap flights this weekend we could find.

Next 30 Days

SunMonTueWedThuFriSat
12 13 14 15 16 17 18
MYR130
19 20 21 22 23 24 25
MYR130 MYR874
26 27 28 29 30 1 2
MYR874
3 4 5 6 7 8 9
10 11 12 13 14 15 16
17 18 19 20 21 22 23
24 25 26 27 28 29 30
31 1 2 3 4 5 6
MYR691
7 8 9 10 11 12 13
MYR691 MYR392
14 15 16 17 18 19 20
MYR392

Connecting Flights vs Direct Flights from Kuala Lumpur to Kota Kinabalu

Flights between some cities may be significantly cheaper if you choose 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 Kuala Lumpur to Kota Kinabalu is MYR562.

The average price for direct flights from Kuala Lumpur to Kota Kinabalu is MYR424.

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

Weekly Direct Flights from Kuala Lumpur to Kota Kinabalu - By Carrier
CarrierMonTueWedThuFriSatSunEarliest FlightLatest Flight
AirAsia 1 3 0 3 0 3 0 01:40 12:05
Malindo 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 02:15 13:00

One Way Flights vs Round Trip Flights from Kuala Lumpur to Kota Kinabalu

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 Kuala Lumpur 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 Kuala Lumpur to Kota Kinabalu is MYR909.

The average price for round trip flights from Kuala Lumpur to Kota Kinabalu is MYR424.

Kuala Lumpur to Kota Kinabalu Flight Questions

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

Question: How long is the flight from Kuala Lumpur to Kota Kinabalu?
Answer: The average Kuala Lumpur to Kota Kinabalu flight time is 2 hours and 40 minutes.
Question: How far is Kota Kinabalu from Kuala Lumpur?
Answer: The distance from Kuala Lumpur to Kota Kinabalu is 1,627 kilometers (1,011 miles).
Question: How common are direct flights from Kuala Lumpur to Kota Kinabalu?
Answer: There are 38 direct flights from Kuala Lumpur to Kota Kinabalu.
Question: What are the most popular Kuala Lumpur airlines for direct flights from Kuala Lumpur to Kota Kinabalu?
Answer: Malindo Air provides 73% of the non-stop flights between Kuala Lumpur and Kota Kinabalu.

Kuala Lumpur to Kota Kinabalu Airports

These are the major commercial airports we're currently monitoring in Kuala Lumpur and Kota Kinabalu. If your route includes a city with multiple airports, you may be able to find substantial savings by choosing an alternate airport.

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