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Low season:
February
Best time to beat the crowds
3%
expected price decrease
High season:
June
Most popular time to fly
9%
expected price increase
Average price:
RM 482
(avg. price over the last 2 weeks)
Good deal:
RM 251
or less (return)

When to Book Flights from Kuala Lumpur Intl to Kota Kinabalu

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Looking for a cheap flight? 25% of our users found flights on this route for RM 250 or less.
The cheapest flight from Kuala Lumpur Intl to Kota Kinabalu was found, on average, 58 days before departure.
Book at least 6 weeks before departure in order to get a below-average price.
High season is considered to be May, June and July. The cheapest month to fly is February.
Morning departure is around 22% more expensive than an evening flight, on average*.
*Average of the lowest prices shown in KAYAK’s search results for departures within the next 30 days

FAQs for Booking Kuala Lumpur Intl to Kota Kinabalu Flights

How long does a flight from Kuala Lumpur Intl to Kota Kinabalu take?
An average non-stop flight takes 2h 30m, covering a distance of 1629 km.
How many flights are there between Kuala Lumpur Intl and Kota Kinabalu?
There are 417 (non-stop) flights between Kuala Lumpur Intl and Kota Kinabalu per week, averaging 60 per day.
Which airlines provide the cheapest flights from Kuala Lumpur Intl to Kota Kinabalu?
In the past 3 days, the cheapest return tickets were found on AirAsia (RM 277), Multiple Airlines (RM 457) and Malindo Air (RM 514).
Do I need a passport to fly between Kuala Lumpur Intl and Kota Kinabalu?
No.
Which airlines fly most frequently between Kuala Lumpur Intl and Kota Kinabalu?
AirAsia (15 times daily), Emirates (11 times daily), Malaysia Airlines (11 times daily) are the most frequent flyers on this route.
What’s the cheapest day of the week to fly from Kuala Lumpur Intl to Kota Kinabalu?
For Kuala Lumpur Intl to Kota Kinabalu, Thursday is the cheapest day to fly on average and Friday is the most expensive. Flying from Kota Kinabalu back to Kuala Lumpur Intl, the best deals are generally found on Friday, with Thursday being the most expensive.

Book cheap flights from Kuala Lumpur Intl to Kota Kinabalu (return)

Airports
Origin
Kuala Lumpur
RM 277
only
RM 277
Destination
Kota Kinabalu
RM 277
only
RM 277
Thu, 4 Jan
KUL
BKI
2h 45m
Thu, 11 Jan
BKI
KUL
2h 30m
RM 277
Trip: 8 days
6.5GoodShow reviews
Overall 6.5 Good
Based on 8 reviews
Overall
6.6
Boarding
6.7
Comfort
6.3
Crew
7.0
Entertainment
5.3
Food
5.9
BWN
KUL
OK 5.6

BOARDING very smooth n fast...more importantly punctuation very good

Value meal lousy (pocket pie)..both flight offer Same pocket pie,Rokki can't use at all..i notice cabin crew didn't check whether passengers apply seating belt at all.

KUL
TGG
OK 5.5

The aircraf was brand new

Delay

KUL
SIN
Good 6.6

Short inexpensive fligh

Seat rows were very close & limited room.

TGG
KUL
OK 5.5

The Aircraf was brand new

Delay

KUL
MLE
OK 4.3

Cheap

They make you pay for water...WATER

Fri, 29 Dec
KUL
BKI
2h 35m
Tue, 2 Jan
BKI
KUL
2h 30m
RM 457
Trip: 5 days
Overall 0.0 Poor
Based on 0 reviews
Mon, 11 Jun
KUL
BKI
2h 30m
Tue, 19 Jun
BKI
KUL
2h 30m
RM 514
Trip: 9 days
7.2GoodShow reviews
Overall 7.2 Good
Based on 112 reviews
Boarding
7.2
Comfort
7.5
Crew
7.5
Entertainment
6.8
Food
6.8
TPE
KUL
Good 7.6

Check in and boarding we're both quick and easy. There were unsold exit row seats on our flight and the flight attendants lets us change seats. The in flight meals were quite tasty.

The beverage options were limited and mostly consisted of different flavors of fruit soda. The flight attendants sprayed the cabin with a strange aerosol before landing. Trash was not collected during the flight.

BDO
KUL
Excellent 10.0

For the price that we paid, it included 30kg baggage and refreshment (orange juice, water, coffee, a slice of pizza and a muffin) - it was worth it. The legroom is spacious, the seat was comfortable and the cabin crew was awesome. Flight was on time, check in was acceptable (considering people travelling from Bandung has a lot of check in baggage due to shopping).

Nothing.

HKG
KUL
Excellent 10.0

I have flown Malindo before and I have been happy about tbeir customer service.

HKG
KUL
Excellent 8.0

The 32" pitch giving more leg space, better than MAS and AirAsia on that count. Good baggage allowance.

The food is rather meh, does not stand out

KUL
LGK
Good 6.3

The service is good in general.

The boarding process could be improved.

Fri, 19 Jan
KUL
BKI
2h 45m
Mon, 22 Jan
BKI
KUL
2h 30m
RM 277
Trip: 4 days
6.5GoodShow reviews
Overall 6.5 Good
Based on 8 reviews
Overall
6.6
Boarding
6.7
Comfort
6.3
Crew
7.0
Entertainment
5.3
Food
5.9
TGG
KUL
OK 5.5

The Aircraf was brand new

Delay

KUL
HKT
Excellent 10.0

Nice place fun

Well it's alright

KUL
MAA
OK 5.6

Seating is very uncomfortable.

KUL
MLE
OK 4.3

Cheap

They make you pay for water...WATER

KUL
BKI
Mediocre 2.0

More than 3h late, no information, gate close (we had to wait in the corridor), nothing to drink during the flight. And I had to pay 80RM just to travel with my umbrella,

Wed, 24 Jan
KUL
BKI
2h 45m
Fri, 26 Jan
BKI
KUL
2h 30m
RM 277
Trip: 3 days
6.5GoodShow reviews
Overall 6.5 Good
Based on 8 reviews
Overall
6.6
Boarding
6.7
Comfort
6.3
Crew
7.0
Entertainment
5.3
Food
5.9
KUL
BKI
Good 6.0

Curt treatment at check-in.

KUL
BKI
OK 4.3

With seat reclined was not able to open a magazine. REDICULOUS legroom unless you are the average height Asian = plenty of space.

KUL
BKI
OK 4.0

The cabin had an unpleasant smell

KUL
HKT
Excellent 10.0

Nice place fun

Well it's alright

KUL
BKI
Mediocre 2.0

More than 3h late, no information, gate close (we had to wait in the corridor), nothing to drink during the flight. And I had to pay 80RM just to travel with my umbrella,

Sat, 3 Mar
KUL
BKI
2h 45m
Wed, 7 Mar
BKI
KUL
2h 30m
RM 277
Trip: 5 days
6.5GoodShow reviews
Overall 6.5 Good
Based on 8 reviews
Overall
6.6
Boarding
6.7
Comfort
6.3
Crew
7.0
Entertainment
5.3
Food
5.9
KUL
BKI
Excellent 10.0

Flight is not so full

So far so good

KUL
BKI
Mediocre 2.0

More than 3h late, no information, gate close (we had to wait in the corridor), nothing to drink during the flight. And I had to pay 80RM just to travel with my umbrella,

KUL
SIN
Good 6.6

Short inexpensive fligh

Seat rows were very close & limited room.

KUL
BKI
Good 6.0

Curt treatment at check-in.

KUL
BKI
OK 4.0

The cabin had an unpleasant smell

Wed, 7 Mar
KUL
BKI
2h 45m
Sat, 10 Mar
BKI
KUL
2h 30m
RM 277
Trip: 4 days
6.5GoodShow reviews
Overall 6.5 Good
Based on 8 reviews
Overall
6.6
Boarding
6.7
Comfort
6.3
Crew
7.0
Entertainment
5.3
Food
5.9
KUL
SIN
Good 6.6

Short inexpensive fligh

Seat rows were very close & limited room.

BWN
KUL
OK 5.6

BOARDING very smooth n fast...more importantly punctuation very good

Value meal lousy (pocket pie)..both flight offer Same pocket pie,Rokki can't use at all..i notice cabin crew didn't check whether passengers apply seating belt at all.

KUL
HKT
Excellent 10.0

Nice place fun

Well it's alright

KUL
BKI
OK 4.0

The cabin had an unpleasant smell

KUL
BKI
Excellent 10.0

Flight is not so full

So far so good

Mon, 9 Apr
KUL
BKI
2h 35m
Thu, 12 Apr
BKI
KUL
2h 30m
RM 277
Trip: 4 days
6.5GoodShow reviews
Overall 6.5 Good
Based on 8 reviews
Overall
6.6
Boarding
6.7
Comfort
6.3
Crew
7.0
Entertainment
5.3
Food
5.9
KUL
BKI
Good 6.0

Curt treatment at check-in.

KUL
MLE
OK 4.3

Cheap

They make you pay for water...WATER

KUL
BKI
Excellent 10.0

Flight is not so full

So far so good

KUL
SIN
Good 6.6

Short inexpensive fligh

Seat rows were very close & limited room.

KUL
BKI
OK 4.3

With seat reclined was not able to open a magazine. REDICULOUS legroom unless you are the average height Asian = plenty of space.

Mon, 14 May
KUL
BKI
2h 40m
Fri, 18 May
BKI
KUL
2h 30m
RM 277
Trip: 5 days
6.5GoodShow reviews
Overall 6.5 Good
Based on 8 reviews
Overall
6.6
Boarding
6.7
Comfort
6.3
Crew
7.0
Entertainment
5.3
Food
5.9
KUL
BKI
OK 4.0

The cabin had an unpleasant smell

KUL
BKI
OK 4.3

With seat reclined was not able to open a magazine. REDICULOUS legroom unless you are the average height Asian = plenty of space.

KUL
BKI
Mediocre 2.0

More than 3h late, no information, gate close (we had to wait in the corridor), nothing to drink during the flight. And I had to pay 80RM just to travel with my umbrella,

TGG
KUL
OK 5.5

The Aircraf was brand new

Delay

KUL
BKI
Good 6.0

Curt treatment at check-in.

Wed, 16 May
KUL
BKI
2h 40m
Thu, 24 May
BKI
KUL
2h 30m
RM 294
Trip: 9 days
6.5GoodShow reviews
Overall 6.5 Good
Based on 8 reviews
Overall
6.6
Boarding
6.7
Comfort
6.3
Crew
7.0
Entertainment
5.3
Food
5.9
KUL
BKI
Excellent 10.0

Flight is not so full

So far so good

KUL
MAA
OK 5.6

Seating is very uncomfortable.

KUL
HKT
Excellent 10.0

Nice place fun

Well it's alright

BWN
KUL
OK 5.6

BOARDING very smooth n fast...more importantly punctuation very good

Value meal lousy (pocket pie)..both flight offer Same pocket pie,Rokki can't use at all..i notice cabin crew didn't check whether passengers apply seating belt at all.

KUL
SIN
Good 6.6

Short inexpensive fligh

Seat rows were very close & limited room.

Tue, 3 Apr
KUL
BKI
2h 40m
Sat, 7 Apr
BKI
KUL
2h 30m
RM 298
Trip: 5 days
6.5GoodShow reviews
Overall 6.5 Good
Based on 8 reviews
Overall
6.6
Boarding
6.7
Comfort
6.3
Crew
7.0
Entertainment
5.3
Food
5.9
BWN
KUL
OK 5.6

BOARDING very smooth n fast...more importantly punctuation very good

Value meal lousy (pocket pie)..both flight offer Same pocket pie,Rokki can't use at all..i notice cabin crew didn't check whether passengers apply seating belt at all.

KUL
TGG
OK 5.5

The aircraf was brand new

Delay

KUL
MAA
OK 5.6

Seating is very uncomfortable.

TGG
KUL
OK 5.5

The Aircraf was brand new

Delay

KUL
SIN
Good 6.6

Short inexpensive fligh

Seat rows were very close & limited room.

Tue, 19 Dec
KUL
BKI
2h 35m
Tue, 2 Jan
BKI
KUL
2h 35m
RM 583
Trip: 15 days
7.2GoodShow reviews
Overall 7.2 Good
Based on 112 reviews
Boarding
7.2
Comfort
7.5
Crew
7.5
Entertainment
6.8
Food
6.8
BDO
KUL
OK 4.3

The airline

HKG
KUL
Excellent 8.0

The 32" pitch giving more leg space, better than MAS and AirAsia on that count. Good baggage allowance.

The food is rather meh, does not stand out

KUL
RGN
Good 6.3

The flight was over 5 hours delayed and they offered no compensation or extra meal.

TPE
KUL
Good 7.6

Check in and boarding we're both quick and easy. There were unsold exit row seats on our flight and the flight attendants lets us change seats. The in flight meals were quite tasty.

The beverage options were limited and mostly consisted of different flavors of fruit soda. The flight attendants sprayed the cabin with a strange aerosol before landing. Trash was not collected during the flight.

BDO
KUL
Excellent 10.0

For the price that we paid, it included 30kg baggage and refreshment (orange juice, water, coffee, a slice of pizza and a muffin) - it was worth it. The legroom is spacious, the seat was comfortable and the cabin crew was awesome. Flight was on time, check in was acceptable (considering people travelling from Bandung has a lot of check in baggage due to shopping).

Nothing.

Thu, 19 Apr
KUL
BKI
2h 35m
Sun, 22 Apr
BKI
KUL
2h 30m
RM 298
Trip: 4 days
6.5GoodShow reviews
Overall 6.5 Good
Based on 8 reviews
Overall
6.6
Boarding
6.7
Comfort
6.3
Crew
7.0
Entertainment
5.3
Food
5.9
KUL
BKI
Mediocre 2.0

More than 3h late, no information, gate close (we had to wait in the corridor), nothing to drink during the flight. And I had to pay 80RM just to travel with my umbrella,

KUL
BKI
OK 4.0

The cabin had an unpleasant smell

KUL
BKI
Excellent 10.0

Flight is not so full

So far so good

KUL
HKT
Excellent 10.0

Nice place fun

Well it's alright

TGG
KUL
OK 5.5

The Aircraf was brand new

Delay

Tue, 26 Dec
KUL
BKI
2h 35m
Fri, 29 Dec
BKI
KUL
2h 30m
RM 624
Trip: 4 days
7.2GoodShow reviews
Overall 7.2 Good
Based on 112 reviews
Boarding
7.2
Comfort
7.5
Crew
7.5
Entertainment
6.8
Food
6.8
KUL
BDO
OK 5.6

Crews are nice.

Seems like Malindo is starting to degrading the service quality. The flight I took before: they change the airplane to batik which was worse with no entertainment, smaller seat pitch, etc. I book Malindo for a reason and paid for what expected using Malindo!! If they had to change the plane they should've given better one or given back compensation to passengers! Now this flight, they didn't activate the entertainment till way later and turned off way too early. They didn't give any earphone as supposed to. Malindo's service has become bad.

KUL
DPS
OK 5.3

The seats are more comfortable compared to the other budget airlines.

The crew doesn't smile most of the time, sometimes they sound like ordering when they request something. The movies selection is either old, or mostly Indian movies.

HKG
KUL
Excellent 8.0

The 32" pitch giving more leg space, better than MAS and AirAsia on that count. Good baggage allowance.

The food is rather meh, does not stand out

KUL
DPS
Excellent 8.0

Cramped seats

HKG
KUL
Excellent 10.0

I have flown Malindo before and I have been happy about tbeir customer service.

Wed, 31 Jan
KUL
BKI
2h 40m
Fri, 2 Feb
BKI
KUL
2h 30m
RM 367
Trip: 3 days
6.5GoodShow reviews
Overall 6.5 Good
Based on 8 reviews
Overall
6.6
Boarding
6.7
Comfort
6.3
Crew
7.0
Entertainment
5.3
Food
5.9
TGG
KUL
OK 5.5

The Aircraf was brand new

Delay

KUL
MLE
OK 4.3

Cheap

They make you pay for water...WATER

KUL
SIN
Good 6.6

Short inexpensive fligh

Seat rows were very close & limited room.

KUL
TGG
OK 5.5

The aircraf was brand new

Delay

KUL
BKI
Good 6.0

Curt treatment at check-in.

Fri, 9 Feb
KUL
BKI
2h 35m
Wed, 14 Feb
BKI
KUL
2h 30m
RM 718
Trip: 6 days
7.2GoodShow reviews
Overall 7.2 Good
Based on 112 reviews
Boarding
7.2
Comfort
7.5
Crew
7.5
Entertainment
6.8
Food
6.8
KUL
BDO
OK 5.6

Crews are nice.

Seems like Malindo is starting to degrading the service quality. The flight I took before: they change the airplane to batik which was worse with no entertainment, smaller seat pitch, etc. I book Malindo for a reason and paid for what expected using Malindo!! If they had to change the plane they should've given better one or given back compensation to passengers! Now this flight, they didn't activate the entertainment till way later and turned off way too early. They didn't give any earphone as supposed to. Malindo's service has become bad.

KUL
DPS
OK 5.3

The seats are more comfortable compared to the other budget airlines.

The crew doesn't smile most of the time, sometimes they sound like ordering when they request something. The movies selection is either old, or mostly Indian movies.

KUL
DPS
Excellent 8.0

Cramped seats

HKG
KUL
Excellent 10.0

I have flown Malindo before and I have been happy about tbeir customer service.

BDO
KUL
Excellent 10.0

For the price that we paid, it included 30kg baggage and refreshment (orange juice, water, coffee, a slice of pizza and a muffin) - it was worth it. The legroom is spacious, the seat was comfortable and the cabin crew was awesome. Flight was on time, check in was acceptable (considering people travelling from Bandung has a lot of check in baggage due to shopping).

Nothing.

Sat, 19 May
KUL
BKI
2h 40m
Tue, 22 May
BKI
KUL
2h 30m
RM 371
Trip: 4 days
6.5GoodShow reviews
Overall 6.5 Good
Based on 8 reviews
Overall
6.6
Boarding
6.7
Comfort
6.3
Crew
7.0
Entertainment
5.3
Food
5.9
KUL
SIN
Good 6.6

Short inexpensive fligh

Seat rows were very close & limited room.

KUL
BKI
Excellent 10.0

Flight is not so full

So far so good

KUL
BKI
OK 4.0

The cabin had an unpleasant smell

BWN
KUL
OK 5.6

BOARDING very smooth n fast...more importantly punctuation very good

Value meal lousy (pocket pie)..both flight offer Same pocket pie,Rokki can't use at all..i notice cabin crew didn't check whether passengers apply seating belt at all.

KUL
BKI
Mediocre 2.0

More than 3h late, no information, gate close (we had to wait in the corridor), nothing to drink during the flight. And I had to pay 80RM just to travel with my umbrella,

Sun, 4 Feb
KUL
BKI
2h 45m
Tue, 6 Feb
BKI
KUL
2h 30m
RM 375
Trip: 3 days
6.5GoodShow reviews
Overall 6.5 Good
Based on 8 reviews
Overall
6.6
Boarding
6.7
Comfort
6.3
Crew
7.0
Entertainment
5.3
Food
5.9
KUL
BKI
Excellent 10.0

Flight is not so full

So far so good

KUL
TGG
OK 5.5

The aircraf was brand new

Delay

TGG
KUL
OK 5.5

The Aircraf was brand new

Delay

KUL
BKI
OK 4.0

The cabin had an unpleasant smell

KUL
MAA
OK 5.6

Seating is very uncomfortable.

Fri, 22 Dec
KUL
BKI
2h 35m
Mon, 25 Dec
BKI
KUL
2h 30m
RM 885
Trip: 4 days
7.2GoodShow reviews
Overall 7.2 Good
Based on 112 reviews
Boarding
7.2
Comfort
7.5
Crew
7.5
Entertainment
6.8
Food
6.8
KUL
LGK
Good 6.3

The service is good in general.

The boarding process could be improved.

KUL
RGN
Good 6.3

The flight was over 5 hours delayed and they offered no compensation or extra meal.

HKG
KUL
Excellent 10.0

I have flown Malindo before and I have been happy about tbeir customer service.

TPE
KUL
Good 7.6

Check in and boarding we're both quick and easy. There were unsold exit row seats on our flight and the flight attendants lets us change seats. The in flight meals were quite tasty.

The beverage options were limited and mostly consisted of different flavors of fruit soda. The flight attendants sprayed the cabin with a strange aerosol before landing. Trash was not collected during the flight.

KTM
KUL
Mediocre 2.0

In flight meal.

Got told luggage would go straight to bali from origin in Nepal. Waited at baggage check in jarkata just in case. Sure enough, our baggage comes out. Transfer to domestic terminal was almost impossible since we were given no information and our flight number changed completely. All of a sudden it was batik air not malindo, which has a completey different terminal. Will not be travelling with malindo again.

Thu, 26 Apr
KUL
BKI
2h 35m
Tue, 1 May
BKI
KUL
2h 30m
RM 408
Trip: 6 days
6.5GoodShow reviews
Overall 6.5 Good
Based on 8 reviews
Overall
6.6
Boarding
6.7
Comfort
6.3
Crew
7.0
Entertainment
5.3
Food
5.9
KUL
BKI
Good 6.0

Curt treatment at check-in.

KUL
BKI
OK 4.0

The cabin had an unpleasant smell

KUL
TGG
OK 5.5

The aircraf was brand new

Delay

TGG
KUL
OK 5.5

The Aircraf was brand new

Delay

KUL
MAA
OK 5.6

Seating is very uncomfortable.

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