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Flight from Kota Kinabalu to Kuala Lumpur Intl
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Top tips for finding a cheap flight out of Kota Kinabalu
Looking for a cheap flight? 25% of our users found flights on this route for RM 184 or less one-way and RM 272 or less round-trip.
The cheapest flight from Kota Kinabalu to Kuala Lumpur Airport was found, on average, 85 days before departure.
Book at least 3 weeks before departure in order to get a below-average price.
High season is considered to be November, December and January. The cheapest month to fly is February.
Morning departure is around 9% more expensive than an evening flight, on average*.
If you’re waiting for a flight in Kota Kinabalu International Airport (BKI) and your devices are running low on power, just head to a charging station. There is one located on Level 2 of the departure hall, and one on Level 3 of the public concourse.
For those travelling with small children, a baby care room can be found on Level 2 of the departure hall of Kota Kinabalu International Airport.
Smokers will be pleased to know there is a smoking lounge in Kota Kinabalu International Airport. You can find it on Level 3 of the international departure building (note that some flights on this route may not depart from this building).
*Average of the lowest prices shown in KAYAK’s search results for departures within the next 30 days
FAQs for booking Kota Kinabalu to Kuala Lumpur Airport flights
There are two Plaza Premium lounges in Kota Kinabalu Airport, one in the international terminal and one in the domestic terminal. You can pay to access the lounge, regardless of who you’re flying with. Prices start at RM 172 for 2h, and amenities include showers, comfortable seating, Wi-Fi, and complimentary food and drink.
There are several ways to get from the airport into central Kuala Lumpur. The KLIA Ekspres train to KL Sentral station is the quickest option (30 min). A one-way ticket costs RM 55. A cheaper method is to take the Express Coach, which departs from the main terminal building. Single tickets cost RM 10 and should get you to central Kuala Lumpur in around 1 hr. Alternatively, a taxi takes around 50 min and costs RM 75.
Depending on your flight, you may arrive at the main terminal (KLIA) or the second terminal (klia2) of Kuala Lumpur International Airport (KUL). To transfer between the two terminals, simply take the shuttle bus (10 min). The KLIA stop is outside Door 4 of Level 1, and the klia2 stop is in bay A10 of the Transportation Hub.
The average direct flight takes 2h 30m, covering a distance of 1630 km.
In normal times, a total of 479 direct flights connect Kota Kinabalu to Kuala Lumpur Airport weekly. On average, there are 68 departures per day.
In the last 72 hours, the best return deals on flights connecting Kota Kinabalu to Kuala Lumpur Airport were found on MYAirline (RM 1,097) and AirAsia (RM 1,421). MYAirline proposed the cheapest one-way flight at RM 486.
AirAsia connects Kota Kinabalu to Kuala Lumpur Airport up to 14 flights per day, followed by Malaysia Airlines (12 flights per day), and Qatar Airways (11 flights per day).
When flying from Kota Kinabalu to Kuala Lumpur Airport, you should consider leaving on a Wednesday and avoid Sundays if you are looking for the best rates. For your return to Kota Kinabalu, you’ll find the best rates on Fridays and the most expensive ones on Sundays.
Kota Kinabalu airport is called Kota Kinabalu and the only airport in Kuala Lumpur Airport is Kuala Lumpur Intl.
The earliest flight leaves Kota Kinabalu at at 05:20 and lands in Kuala Lumpur Airport at at 08:00.
The last flight leaves Kota Kinabalu at at 23:35 and lands in Kuala Lumpur Airport at at 02:10.
All the following airlines operate direct flights between Kota Kinabalu and Kuala Lumpur Airport: AirAsia, British Airways, JAL, KLM, Malaysia Airlines, Batik Air, Philippine Airlines, Qatar Airways, Singapore Airlines, Turkish Airlines, Oman Air, and MYAirline.
The Boeing 737-800 is the aircraft model that flies most regularly on the Kota Kinabalu to Kuala Lumpur Airport flight route.
oneworld, SkyTeam, and Star Alliance are the airline alliances operating flights between Kota Kinabalu and Kuala Lumpur Airport, with oneworld being the most commonly used for this route.
There are direct flights from Kota Kinabalu to Kuala Lumpur Airport on a daily basis.
AirAsia, Malaysia Airlines and Qatar Airways have all waived their change and cancellation fees on flights from Kota Kinabalu to Kuala Lumpur Intl. Confirm policies on booking site.
KAYAK is a travel search engine. That means we look across the web to find the best prices we can find for our users. With over 2 billion flight queries processed yearly, we are able to display a variety of prices and options on flights from Kota Kinabalu to Kuala Lumpur Airport.
KAYAK’s flight Price Forecast tool uses historical data to determine whether the price for a flight to Kuala Lumpur Airport from Kota Kinabalu is likely to change within 7 days, so travellers know whether to wait or book now.
Hacker Fares allow you to combine one-way tickets in order to save you money over a traditional return ticket. You could then fly to Kuala Lumpur Airport with an airline and back to Kota Kinabalu with another airline.
Sometimes travel dates aren't set in stone. If your preferred travel dates have some wiggle room, flexible dates will show you all the options when flying to Kuala Lumpur Airport from Kota Kinabalu up to 3 days before/after your preferred dates. You can then pick the flights that suit you best.
Batik Air does not allow booking a middle seat on flights from Kota Kinabalu to Kuala Lumpur Intl.
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