Cheap flights from Kota Bharu to Kota Kinabalu

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The distance between Kota Bharu and Kota Kinabalu is 1523 km. The most popular airlines for this route are AirAsia, Malaysia Airlines, Firefly, and Malindo Air. Kota Bharu and Kota Kinabalu have 125 direct flights per week.

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NameCarrier codeIATA CodePassport needed during bookingOnline check-in available
AirAsiaAXMAKYesOpens 240 days before flight
Closes 1 hours before flight
Malaysia AirlinesMASMHYesNo
FireflyFFMFYYesNo
Malindo AirMXDODYesNo
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Frequently asked questions

How long does it take to travel from Kota Bharu to Kota Kinabalu?
A one-way nonstop (direct) flight between Kota Bharu and Kota Kinabalu takes around 2.7 hours.
What is the flight distance between Kota Bharu and Kota Kinabalu?
The flight distance between Kota Bharu and Kota Kinabalu is 1523 km.
What airlines offer nonstop (direct) flights between Kota Bharu and Kota Kinabalu?
Several carriers operate flights between Kota Bharu and Kota Kinabalu. Airlines offering nonstop (direct) flights include AirAsia.
What are the most popular routes to and from Kota Bharu?
Travelers frequently search for route combinations, such as Kota Bharu and Johor Bahru, Kuala Lumpur, Penang, Singapore, Langkawi, Bandung, Bintulu, Miri, Surabaya, Alor Setar, Phuket City, Labuan, Kuching, Yogyakarta, Kuantan, Malacca City, Bangkok, Tawau, Siem Reap, Sibu.
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, Kuching, Lahad Datu, Penang, Cebu, Sibu, Bandar Seri Begawan, Sydney.
What airports are near Kota Bharu?
The main airport in Kota Bharu is Sultan Ismail Petra. It is also served by Sultan Ismail Petra, Sultan Mahmud, Narathiwat.
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 Kota Bharu and Kota Kinabalu?
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