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Flights starting at £83. Choose between AirAsia, Lion Air, or Indonesia AirAsia to find the best price.

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The most popular airlines for this route are AirAsia, Lion Air, Indonesia AirAsia, Batik Air, and Jetstar Airways. Balikpapan and Kota Kinabalu have 296 direct flights per week.

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Malaysia COVID-19 travel restrictions

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Most travelers from Indonesia can enter Malaysia, but there are restrictions.

Departure

Visa requirements
  • Visa is not required

Return

Visa requirements
  • Visa is not required
Forms and documents
  • Mandatory proof of COVID-19 vaccination for Indonesia
  • Mandatory electronic customs declaration
  • Mandatory PeduliLindungi App
Additional information
  • Masks are required in certain settings
  • Mandatory health screening on arrival

Information is provided as guidance only and accurate at the time of publishing. Always check government websites and airline materials before booking and traveling.

Learn more about COVID-19 restrictions in Malaysia in our dedicated Stories article.

Frequently asked questions

What are the most popular routes to and from Balikpapan?
Travelers frequently search for route combinations, such as Balikpapan and Kuala Lumpur, Jakarta, Denpasar, Surabaya, Singapore, Yogyakarta, Ho Chi Minh City, Bandung, Adelaide, Perth, Labuan Bajo, Hanoi, Seoul, Semarang, Pekanbaru, Manado, Pontianak, Praya, Lombok, Bangkok, Da Nang.
What are the most popular routes to and from Kota Kinabalu?
Travelers frequently search for route combinations, such as Kota Kinabalu and Kuala Lumpur, Singapore, Taipei, Hong Kong, Seoul, Manila, Kuala Terengganu, Sandakan, Johor Bahru, Labuan, Miri, Melbourne, Tawau, Kota Bharu, Kuching, Lahad Datu, Penang, Cebu, Sibu, Bandar Seri Begawan.
What airports are near Balikpapan?
The main airport in Balikpapan is Sultan Aji Muhammad Sulaiman. It is also served by Sultan Aji Muhammad Sulaiman.
What airports are near Kota Kinabalu?
The main airport in Kota Kinabalu is Kota Kinabalu International. It is also served by Kota Kinabalu International, Limbang, Lawas.
Is it possible to combine flights, buses, and trains in one itinerary when traveling between Balikpapan and Kota Kinabalu?
Yes, it's possible to combine different modes of transport between Balikpapan and Kota Kinabalu thanks to our Virtual Interlining technology. Making use of not only flights but also trains and buses between Balikpapan and Kota Kinabalu can give rise to new adventures. Read more about how Virtual Interlining works on Kiwi.com Stories.
What is Virtual Interlining and how do I use it?
Virtual Interlining provides a revolutionary way of traveling. You can combine different modes of transport like flights, trains, and buses into one itinerary. And this often saves money. Thanks to the world's largest carrier database, the Kiwi.com search function enables anyone to mix and match different modes of transport easily.
Which airlines fly between Balikpapan and Kota Kinabalu?
Currently, you can fly between Balikpapan and Kota Kinabalu with AirAsia, Lion Air, Indonesia AirAsia, Batik Air, Jetstar Airways.
When's the best time to travel between Balikpapan and Kota Kinabalu?
If you don’t have specific dates for your trip between Balikpapan and Kota Kinabalu, you can enter a date range into the departure and return fields. Most carriers on the Kiwi.com website allow you to search and book up to six months from the day of your search. Order the search results by the best, cheapest, or fastest route, or find the cheapest outbound and return combination in the pricing table.
What flights operate between Balikpapan and Kota Kinabalu?
Traveling between Balikpapan and Kota Kinabalu, you can choose between direct (nonstop) flights or flights with one or more stops. You can select the number of stops on your journey, including an overnight stopover, and the duration of the stopover. What's more, you can also select where you want to have your stopover. Want to say "Hi" to a friend in another city en route to your destination? Or fancy a quick round of shopping? Go Multi-City or Nomad and add places to your search that you wish to visit.
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