Cheap flights from Seoul to Kota Kinabalu

Flights starting at £153. Choose between AirAsia, VietJet Air, or Malaysia Airlines to find the best price.

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Tips to know when travelling to Kota Kinabalu

Travelers usually depart from Incheon International, or Gimpo International when they travel from Seoul to Kota Kinabalu. The distance between Seoul and Kota Kinabalu is 3665 km. The most popular airlines for this route are AirAsia, VietJet Air, Malaysia Airlines, Jeju Air, and Tway Airlines. Seoul and Kota Kinabalu have 194 direct flights per week.

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Jeju Air on Wednesdays, Thursdays, Saturdays, and Sundays.

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

Asiana Airlines on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Fridays, and Saturdays.

Check-in for a flight from Seoul to Kota Kinabalu

NameCarrier codeIATA CodePassport needed during bookingOnline check-in available
AirAsiaAXMAKYesOpens 240 days before flight
Closes 1 hours before flight
VietJet AirVJCVJYesNo
Malaysia AirlinesMASMHYesNo
Jeju AirJJA7CYesNo
Tway AirlinesTWBTWYesNo

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 South Korea 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

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
Forms and documents
  • No proof of vaccination required for South Korea
  • Proof of negative pre-departure COVID-19 test results
  • Re-entry permit required for foreign long-term residents
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 Malaysia in our dedicated Stories article.

Frequently asked questions

How long does it take to travel from Seoul to Kota Kinabalu?
A one-way nonstop (direct) flight between Seoul and Kota Kinabalu takes around 5.3 hours.
What is the flight distance between Seoul and Kota Kinabalu?
The flight distance between Seoul and Kota Kinabalu is 3665 km.
What airlines offer nonstop (direct) flights between Seoul and Kota Kinabalu?
Several carriers operate flights between Seoul and Kota Kinabalu. Airlines offering nonstop (direct) flights include Jin Air, Jeju Air, Asiana Airlines.
What are the most popular routes to and from Seoul?
Travelers frequently search for route combinations, such as Seoul and Bangkok, Hong Kong, Singapore, Melbourne, Taipei, Kuala Lumpur, Sydney, Tokyo, Manila, Hanoi, Busan, Ho Chi Minh City, Angeles, Jeju City, Osaka, Cairns, Kaohsiung, New Delhi, Perth, Adelaide.
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, 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 Seoul?
Seoul is mainly served by Incheon International. But there are other airports nearby, including Gimpo International, Seoul Air Base.
What airports are near Seoul?
The main airport in Seoul is Incheon International. It is also served by Daegu International, Gunsan, Cheongju International, Wonju, Yangyang 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.
Is it possible to combine flights, buses, and trains in one itinerary when traveling between Seoul and Kota Kinabalu?
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