Cheap flights from Kuala Lumpur to Kota Kinabalu

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Travelers usually depart from Kuala Lumpur International, Sultan Abdul Aziz Shah, Kuala Lumpur - Bersepadu Selatan, Kuala Lumpur - Swiss Garden Hotel, or Kuala Lumpur - Pekeliling when they travel from Kuala Lumpur to Kota Kinabalu. The distance between Kuala Lumpur and Kota Kinabalu is 1630 km. The most popular airlines for this route are AirAsia, Malaysia Airlines, Firefly, and Malindo Air. Kuala Lumpur and Kota Kinabalu have 185 direct flights per week.

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Firefly on Mondays, and Sundays.

Malaysia Airlines on Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays.

Check-in for a flight from Kuala Lumpur to Kota Kinabalu

NameCarrier codeIATA CodePassport needed during bookingAirport check-in closesOnline check-in available
AirAsiaAXMAKYesUnknownNo
Malaysia AirlinesMASMHYesUnknownNo
FireflyFFMFYYesUnknownNo
Malindo AirMXDODYesUnknownNo

Frequently asked questions

How long does it take to travel from Kuala Lumpur to Kota Kinabalu?

A one-way nonstop (direct) flight between Kuala Lumpur and Kota Kinabalu takes around 2.7 hours.

What is the flight distance between Kuala Lumpur and Kota Kinabalu?

The flight distance between Kuala Lumpur and Kota Kinabalu is 1630 km.

What airlines offer nonstop (direct) flights between Kuala Lumpur and Kota Kinabalu?

Several carriers operate flights between Kuala Lumpur and Kota Kinabalu. Airlines offering nonstop (direct) flights include AirAsia, Malindo Air, Malaysia Airlines, Firefly.

What are the most popular routes to and from Kuala Lumpur?

Travelers frequently search for route combinations, such as Kuala Lumpur and Don Mueang International, Singapore Changi, Phuket International, Soekarno–Hatta International, Penang International, Kualanamu International, Langkawi International, Kota Kinabalu International, Senai International, Kuching International, Sultan Ismail Petra.

What are the most popular routes to and from Kota Kinabalu?

Travelers frequently search for route combinations, such as Kota Kinabalu and Kuala Lumpur International, Senai International, Kuching International, Sultan Ismail Petra, Miri, Sibu, Sultan Abdul Halim, Tawau, Sultan Mahmud, Bintulu, Sandakan.

Which airports are there in Kuala Lumpur?

Kuala Lumpur is mainly served by Kuala Lumpur International. But there are other airports nearby, including Sultan Abdul Aziz Shah.

What airports are near Kuala Lumpur?

The main airport in Kuala Lumpur is Kuala Lumpur International. It is also served by Sultan Azlan Shah, Sultan Haji Ahmad Shah, Malacca International.

What airports are near Kota Kinabalu?

The main airport in Kota Kinabalu is Kota Kinabalu International. It is also served by Kota Kinabalu International, Lawas, Kudat, Limbang.

What buses and trains depart from Kuala Lumpur?

A number of bus and train companies depart from Kuala Lumpur, including Airport Coach Sdn Bhd.

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