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Shanghai to Kota Kinabalu Last modified: Jun 16, 2019 2:25 -04:00

We've scanned 48,195,047,545 round trip itineraries and found the cheapest flights to Kota Kinabalu. Xiamen & China Eastern frequently offer the best deals to Kota Kinabalu flights, or select your preferred carrier below to see the cheapest days to fly.

Xiamen
SHABKI
Sun 6/23
1 stop
BKISHA
Wed 6/26
1 stop
CN¥2,085
China Eastern
SHABKI
Mon 10/14
nonstop
BKISHA
Thu 10/24
nonstop
CN¥2,369
China Southern
SHABKI
Mon 9/23
1 stop
BKISHA
Fri 9/27
1 stop
CN¥2,549
Asiana
SHABKI
Tue 8/27
1 stop
BKISHA
Tue 9/3
1 stop
CN¥3,553
Malaysia
SHABKI
Mon 6/24
1 stop
BKISHA
Thu 6/27
1 stop
CN¥3,636
Korean
SHABKI
Tue 8/27
1 stop
BKISHA
Thu 8/29
1 stop
CN¥3,657

How Much is a Flight from Shanghai to Kota Kinabalu?

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 CN¥2,147.

Where To Buy Cheap Flights from Shanghai 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 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 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 Shanghai to Kota Kinabalu?

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

Non Stop versus Connecting
Advanced PurchaseNon StopConnecting
< 7 days CN¥3,124 CN¥2,501
7-14 days CN¥3,373 CN¥2,085
14-21 days CN¥3,823 CN¥2,577
21-30 days CN¥3,671 CN¥2,577
30-60 days CN¥3,761 CN¥2,577
60-90 days CN¥2,369 CN¥2,085
90+ days CN¥2,369 CN¥2,085

Cheapest Day To Fly from Shanghai to Kota Kinabalu

We've examined 57,595,778,181 itinerary searches that we've seen for departures in the next 90 days and found that the cheapest day to fly from Shanghai to Kota Kinabalu is Sunday. See the chart below to compare prices for other days of the week.

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday
CN¥2,369CN¥2,085CN¥2,085CN¥2,085CN¥2,369CN¥2,085CN¥1,953

Compare Flight Prices from Shanghai 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 Shanghai to Kota Kinabalu flights.

Month Origin Destination Carrier Depart Date Return Date Stops Price
June Shanghai Kota Kinabalu Xiamen 6/16/19 6/20/19 1 CN¥1,953
July Shanghai Kota Kinabalu Xiamen 7/21/19 7/28/19 1 CN¥2,445
August Shanghai Kota Kinabalu Xiamen 8/25/19 9/1/19 1 CN¥2,085
September Shanghai Kota Kinabalu Xiamen 9/1/19 9/5/19 1 CN¥2,085
October Shanghai Kota Kinabalu Xiamen 10/5/19 10/10/19 1 CN¥2,085
November Shanghai Kota Kinabalu China Eastern 11/2/19 11/10/19 0 CN¥2,369
December Shanghai Kota Kinabalu China Eastern 12/7/19 12/14/19 0 CN¥3,373
January Shanghai Kota Kinabalu China Eastern 1/1/20 1/4/20 0 CN¥3,373

Cheap Last Minute Flights from Shanghai to Kota Kinabalu

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

Next 30 Days

SunMonTueWedThuFriSat
16 17 18 19 20 21 22
CN¥2,826
23 24 25 26 27 28 29
CN¥2,826 CN¥2,743
30 1 2 3 4 5 6
CN¥2,743 CN¥2,577
7 8 9 10 11 12 13
CN¥2,577 CN¥3,103
14 15 16 17 18 19 20
CN¥3,103 CN¥2,937
21 22 23 24 25 26 27
CN¥2,937

Connecting Flights vs Direct Flights from Shanghai 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 Shanghai to Kota Kinabalu is CN¥2,805.

The average price for direct flights from Shanghai to Kota Kinabalu is CN¥2,708.

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

Weekly Direct Flights from Shanghai to Kota Kinabalu - By Carrier
CarrierMonTueWedThuFriSatSunEarliest FlightLatest Flight
Spring 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 15:50 15:50
Shanghai 1 0 1 0 1 0 1 15:00 15:00
Malaysia 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 20:45 20:45

One Way Flights vs Round Trip Flights from Shanghai 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 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 CN¥1,579.

The average price for round trip flights from Shanghai to Kota Kinabalu is CN¥2,431.

Shanghai to Kota Kinabalu Flight Questions

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

Question: How long is the flight from Shanghai to Kota Kinabalu?
Answer: The average Shanghai to Kota Kinabalu flight time is 4 hours and 29 minutes.
Question: How far is Kota Kinabalu from Shanghai?
Answer: The distance from Shanghai to Kota Kinabalu is 2,864 kilometers (1,780 miles).
Question: How common are direct flights from Shanghai to Kota Kinabalu?
Answer: There are 13 direct flights from Shanghai to Kota Kinabalu.
Question: What are the most popular Shanghai airlines for direct flights from Shanghai to Kota Kinabalu?
Answer: Spring Airlines provides 53% 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: Kuala Lumpur, MY

Airlines in Shanghai flying to Kota Kinabalu Last modified: Jun 16, 2019 2:25 -04:00Number of routes searched: 48Number of itineraries searched: 3,823,101

Wondering which airlines fly out of Shanghai to Kota Kinabalu? We've gathered the average price of Shanghai airlines with flights to Kota Kinabalu. Different airlines offer different levels of comfort and service, so consider convenience when choosing your airline.

Below is the full flight schedule summary showing which days of the week individual carriers offer flights for the next 30 days.

Shanghai to Kota Kinabalu
Airline Connections Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun
Shanghai -
Malaysia -
China Eastern -
Lucky Air KMG
Royal Brunei BWN
China Southern CAN
Korean ICN
Xiamen FOC
Xiamen XMN
Malaysia KUL
Asiana ICN
Singapore SIN

Shanghai to Kota Kinabalu Airports

These are the major commercial airports we're currently monitoring in Shanghai 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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Cheap Flights from Shanghai to Kota Kinabalu