Kota Kinabalu to Seoul flights from £273

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Book your trip to arrive at Incheon International, or Gimpo International. The distance between Kota Kinabalu and Seoul is 3665 km. The most popular airlines for this route are AirAsia, Malaysia Airlines, VietJet Air, Scoot, and Vietnam Airlines. Kota Kinabalu and Seoul have 391 direct flights per week. When you arrive at Seoul, consider visiting Songdo, N Seoul Tower, and Changdeokgung Palace Complex, South Korea.

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Jin Air on Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays.

Korean Air on Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays.

Jeju Air on Mondays, Thursdays, Fridays, and Sundays.

Check-in for a flight from Kota Kinabalu to Seoul

NameCarrier codeIATA CodePassport needed during bookingOnline check-in available
AirAsiaAXMAKYesOpens 240 days before flight
Closes 1 hours before flight
Malaysia AirlinesMASMHYesNo
VietJet AirVJCVJYesNo
ScootTGWTRYesOpens 72 days before flight
Closes 1 hours before flight
Vietnam AirlinesHVNVNYesNo

South Korea COVID-19 travel restrictions

Your trip summary

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

Departure

COVID-19 testing
  • Travel is allowed with restrictions

  • Recommended COVID-19 test on day 6 or 7 after arrival

  • Mandatory COVID-19 test on arrival

  • No quarantine required

Visa requirements
  • Electronic travel authorization

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

  • Re-entry permit required for foreign long-term residents

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
  • Electronic travel authorization

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 South Korea in our dedicated Stories article.

Frequently asked questions

How long does it take to travel from Kota Kinabalu to Seoul?
A one-way nonstop (direct) flight between Kota Kinabalu and Seoul takes around 5.3 hours.
What is the flight distance between Kota Kinabalu and Seoul?
The flight distance between Kota Kinabalu and Seoul is 3665 km.
What airlines offer nonstop (direct) flights between Kota Kinabalu and Seoul?
Several carriers operate flights between Kota Kinabalu and Seoul. Airlines offering nonstop (direct) flights include Korean Air, Jin Air, Jeju Air.
What are the most popular routes to and from Kota Kinabalu?
Travelers frequently search for route combinations, such as Kota Kinabalu and Kuala Lumpur, Labuan, Kuala Terengganu, Lahad Datu, Sandakan, 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 Seoul?
Travelers frequently search for route combinations, such as Seoul and Hong Kong, Bangkok, Singapore, Taipei, Manila, Sydney, Ho Chi Minh City, Kaohsiung, Hanoi, Melbourne, London, Angeles, Kuala Lumpur, New Delhi, Chiang Mai, Tokyo, Cebu, Brisbane, Cairns, Perth.
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, Kudat, Lawas.
What airports are near Seoul?
The main airport in Seoul is Incheon International. It is also served by Daegu International, Cheongju International, Wonju, Gunsan, Yangyang International.
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