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The distance between Kota Kinabalu and Tawau is 292 km. The most popular airlines for this route are AirAsia, and Malaysia Airlines. Kota Kinabalu and Tawau have 50 direct flights per week.

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Check-in for a flight from Kota Kinabalu to Tawau

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

How long does it take to travel from Kota Kinabalu to Tawau?
A one-way nonstop (direct) flight between Kota Kinabalu and Tawau takes around 0.92 hours.
What is the flight distance between Kota Kinabalu and Tawau?
The flight distance between Kota Kinabalu and Tawau is 292 km.
What airlines offer nonstop (direct) flights between Kota Kinabalu and Tawau?
Several carriers operate flights between Kota Kinabalu and Tawau. 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, Sandakan, 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 Tawau?
Travelers frequently search for route combinations, such as Tawau and Kuala Lumpur, Kuching, Sandakan, Hong Kong, Miri, Singapore, Taipei, Johor Bahru, Penang, Bangkok, Labuan, Bintulu, Kuala Terengganu, Tarakan, North Kalimantan, Manila, Perth, Bandar Seri Begawan, Praya, Lombok, Sibu, Kota Bharu.
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 Tawau?
The main airport in Tawau is Tawau. It is also served by Tawau, Lahad Datu.
Is it possible to combine flights, buses, and trains in one itinerary when traveling between Kota Kinabalu and Tawau?
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