Manila to Kota Kinabalu flights from £60

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Tips to know when travelling to Kota Kinabalu

Travelers usually depart from Ninoy Aquino International, Manila - Ohayami Trans, or Manila - Cubao when they travel from Manila to Kota Kinabalu. The distance between Manila and Kota Kinabalu is 1098 km. The most popular airlines for this route are AirAsia, Malaysia Airlines, Philippine Airlines, Scoot, and Cebu Pacific. Manila and Kota Kinabalu have 183 direct flights per week.

Weekly direct flights

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Philippines AirAsia on Mondays, Fridays, and Sundays.

Check-in for a flight from Manila to Kota Kinabalu

NameCarrier codeIATA CodePassport needed during bookingOnline check-in available
AirAsiaAXMAKYesOpens 240 days before flight
Closes 1 hours before flight
Malaysia AirlinesMASMHYesNo
Philippine AirlinesPALPRYesNo
ScootTGWTRYesOpens 72 days before flight
Closes 1 hours before flight
Cebu PacificCEB5JNoNo

Malaysia COVID-19 travel restrictions

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  • 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
Latest COVID-19 travel restrictions in Malaysia – 08/2022
Your trip summary

Most travelers from Philippines can enter Malaysia, but there are restrictions.

Departure

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
Forms and documents
  • Mandatory proof of vaccination for Malaysia
  • Mandatory app for pre-departure form

Return

Travel restrictions
  • Travel is allowed with restrictions for vaccinated travelers
  • No proof of a negative pre-departure COVID-19 test result required for vaccinated travelers
  • No quarantine required for vaccinated travelers
Forms and documents
  • Mandatory proof of vaccination for the Philippines
  • Mandatory health declaration form
  • Recommended health insurance
Additional information
  • Masks and face shields are mandatory in some settings

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 Malaysia in our dedicated Stories article.

Frequently asked questions

How long does it take to travel from Manila to Kota Kinabalu?
A one-way nonstop (direct) flight between Manila and Kota Kinabalu takes around 2.1 hours.
What is the flight distance between Manila and Kota Kinabalu?
The flight distance between Manila and Kota Kinabalu is 1098 km.
What airlines offer nonstop (direct) flights between Manila and Kota Kinabalu?
Several carriers operate flights between Manila and Kota Kinabalu. Airlines offering nonstop (direct) flights include Philippines AirAsia.
What are the most popular routes to and from Manila?
Travelers frequently search for route combinations, such as Manila and Cebu, Singapore, Davao, Caticlan, Tokyo, Hong Kong, Perth, Bangkok, Butuan, Dumaguete, Puerto Princesa, Iloilo City, Legazpi, General Santos, Del Carmen, Auckland, Seoul, Kuala Lumpur, Bacolod, Dubai.
What are the most popular routes to and from Kota Kinabalu?
Travelers frequently search for route combinations, such as Kota Kinabalu and Kuala Lumpur, Singapore, Taipei, Hong Kong, Seoul, Kuala Terengganu, Sandakan, Johor Bahru, Labuan, Miri, Melbourne, Tawau, Kota Bharu, Kuching, Lahad Datu, Penang, Cebu, Sibu, Bandar Seri Begawan, Sydney.
What airports are near Manila?
The main airport in Manila is Ninoy Aquino International. It is also served by Ninoy Aquino International, Clark 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, Limbang, Lawas, Kudat.
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