Cheap flights from Kota Kinabalu to Sandakan

Flights starting at £19. Choose between AirAsia, Malaysia Airlines, or Firefly to find the best price.

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The distance between Kota Kinabalu and Sandakan is 222 km. The most popular airlines for this route are AirAsia, Malaysia Airlines, and Firefly. Kota Kinabalu and Sandakan have 44 direct flights per week.

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Check-in for a flight from Kota Kinabalu to Sandakan

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

How long does it take to travel from Kota Kinabalu to Sandakan?
A one-way nonstop (direct) flight between Kota Kinabalu and Sandakan takes around 0.80 hours.
What is the flight distance between Kota Kinabalu and Sandakan?
The flight distance between Kota Kinabalu and Sandakan is 222 km.
What airlines offer nonstop (direct) flights between Kota Kinabalu and Sandakan?
Several carriers operate flights between Kota Kinabalu and Sandakan. Airlines offering nonstop (direct) flights include AirAsia, Malaysia Airlines.
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, Tawau, Osaka, Miri, Singapore, Tokyo, Kuching, Manila, Cebu, Puerto Princesa, Sibu, Penang, Zamboanga City, Taipei, Busan, Makassar.
What are the most popular routes to and from Sandakan?
Travelers frequently search for route combinations, such as Sandakan and Kuching, Singapore, Miri, Kuala Lumpur, Tawau, Taipei, Labuan, Kuala Terengganu, Johor Bahru, Sibu, Manila, Denpasar, Ho Chi Minh City, Bandar Seri Begawan, Sydney, Langkawi, Bintulu, Bangkok, Penang, Hong Kong.
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 Sandakan?
The main airport in Sandakan is Sandakan. It is also served by Tawau, Sandakan, Lahad Datu.
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