Cheap flights from Kuala Lumpur to Kota Kinabalu

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Cheapest one-way trip

£34

Cheapest nonstop round-trip

£34

Cheapest round-trip

£68

Average round-trip

£82

Nonstop flights in December

£34 – £303

Round trips

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AirAsia

£70
Kuala Lumpur KULKota Kinabalu BKI

AirAsia

£70

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Travelers usually depart from Kuala Lumpur International, Sultan Abdul Aziz Shah, Kuala Lumpur - Bersepadu Selatan, Kuala Lumpur - Berjaya Times Square, or Kuala Lumpur Central Train Station 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, Korean Air, and Malindo Air. Kuala Lumpur and Kota Kinabalu have 159 direct flights per week.

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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 2.6 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 Malaysia Airlines, Malindo Air, AirAsia.
What are the most popular routes to and from Kuala Lumpur?
Travelers frequently search for route combinations, such as Kuala Lumpur and Jakarta, Singapore, Bangkok, Auckland, Langkawi, Penang, Dhaka, Denpasar, Kuching, Dubai, Manila, Madrid, Ho Chi Minh City, Chennai, Christchurch, Sydney, Melbourne, New Delhi, Surabaya, London.
What are the most popular routes to and from Kota Kinabalu?
Travelers frequently search for route combinations, such as Kota Kinabalu and Singapore, Taipei, Hong Kong, Seoul, Manila, Kuala Terengganu, Sandakan, Johor Bahru, Labuan, Miri, Melbourne, Tawau, Kota Bharu, Kuching, Lahad Datu, Penang, Cebu, Sibu, Bandar Seri Begawan, Sydney.
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, Malacca International, Sultan Haji Ahmad Shah.
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.
What buses and trains depart from Kuala Lumpur?
A number of bus and train companies depart from Kuala Lumpur, including KLIA Ekspress.
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