Kota Kinabalu to Osaka flights from £321

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Book your trip to arrive at Kansai International, Itami, or Osaka - Shin. The most popular airlines for this route are AirAsia, Japan Airlines, VietJet Air, All Nippon Airways, and Philippine Airlines. Kota Kinabalu and Osaka have 376 direct flights per week. When you arrive at Osaka, consider visiting Himeji-Jo, Koya-San, Japan, Kinkaku-Ji, Gion District, Japan, Arashiyama - Kyoto, Japan, and Awaji.

Check-in for a flight from Kota Kinabalu to Osaka

NameCarrier codeIATA CodePassport needed during bookingOnline check-in available
AirAsiaAXMAKYesOpens 240 days before flight
Closes 1 hours before flight
Japan AirlinesJALJLYesNo
VietJet AirVJCVJYesNo
All Nippon AirwaysANANHYesNo
Philippine AirlinesPALPRYesNo

Japan COVID-19 travel restrictions

Your trip summary

Most travelers from Malaysia with proof of full COVID-19 vaccination can enter Japan, but there are restrictions.

Departure

COVID-19 testing
  • Travel is allowed with restrictions

  • Mandatory COVID-19 test

  • No quarantine required

Visa requirements
  • Visa free travel suspended

Forms and documents
  • Proof of negative pre-departure COVID-19 test results

  • Mandatory written pledge

  • Mandatory health and location monitoring app

  • Mandatory quarantine questionnaire

Additional information
  • Masks are recommended in public

Return

Travel restrictions
  • Travel is allowed with restrictions

  • No proof of a negative pre-departure COVID-19 test result required for vaccinated travelers

  • No quarantine required for vaccinated travelers

Visa requirements
  • Visa free travel suspended

Forms and documents
  • Mandatory proof of vaccination for Malaysia

  • Mandatory app for pre-departure form

Additional information
  • Masks are mandatory in public

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 Japan in our dedicated Stories article.

Frequently asked questions

What are the most popular routes to and from Kota Kinabalu?
Travelers frequently search for route combinations, such as Kota Kinabalu and Kuala Lumpur, Seoul, Labuan, Kuala Terengganu, Lahad Datu, Sandakan, Tawau, Miri, Singapore, Tokyo, Kuching, Manila, Cebu, Puerto Princesa, Sibu, Penang, Zamboanga City, Taipei, Busan, Makassar.
What are the most popular routes to and from Osaka?
Travelers frequently search for route combinations, such as Osaka and Taipei, Hong Kong, Bangkok, Manila, Singapore, Kaohsiung, Kuala Lumpur, Cebu, Hanoi, Ho Chi Minh City, Chiang Mai, Sydney, Da Nang, London, Tokyo, Seoul, Sapporo, Angeles, Jakarta, Brisbane.
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, Kudat.
What airports are near Osaka?
The main airport in Osaka is Kansai International. It is also served by Chubu Centrair International, Hiroshima, Kobe, Tokushima, Okayama, Tottori, Nagoya Airfield, Komatsu, Takamatsu, Miho-Yonago.
Is it possible to combine flights, buses, and trains in one itinerary when traveling between Kota Kinabalu and Osaka?
Yes, it's possible to combine different modes of transport between Kota Kinabalu and Osaka thanks to our Virtual Interlining technology. Making use of not only flights but also trains and buses between Kota Kinabalu and Osaka 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 Kota Kinabalu and Osaka?
Currently, you can fly between Kota Kinabalu and Osaka with AirAsia, Japan Airlines, VietJet Air, All Nippon Airways, Philippine Airlines.
When's the best time to travel between Kota Kinabalu and Osaka?
If you don’t have specific dates for your trip between Kota Kinabalu and Osaka, 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 Kota Kinabalu and Osaka?
Traveling between Kota Kinabalu and Osaka, 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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