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Low season:
October
Best time to beat the crowds
22%
expected price decrease
High season:
December
Most popular time to fly
36%
expected price increase
Average price:
RM 1,089
(avg. price over the last 72 hours)
Good deal:
RM 350
or less return trip within
6 months
of travel is a good deal

When to Book Flights from Kuala Lumpur Intl to Kota Kinabalu

Average price per month
Flight prices as travel date approaches
-1 day
-2 days

Top tips for Finding a Cheap Flight

The cheapest flight from Kuala Lumpur Intl to Kota Kinabalu was found, on average, 30 days before departure.
Book at least 2 weeks before departure in order to get a below-average price.
High season is considered to be December. The cheapest month to fly is October.
Morning departure is around 20% cheaper 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 35m, covering a distance of 1629 km.
How many flights are there between Kuala Lumpur Intl and Kota Kinabalu?
There are 592 (non-stop) flights between Kuala Lumpur Intl and Kota Kinabalu per week, averaging 85 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 295), Malindo Air (RM 384) and Multiple Airlines (RM 439).
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 (26 times daily), Emirates (16 times daily), Malaysia Airlines (16 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, Saturday 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 Thursday, with Friday being the most expensive.

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

Airports
Origin
Kuala Lumpur
RM 295
only
RM 295
Destination
Kota Kinabalu
RM 295
only
RM 295
Sat, 6 Jan
KUL
BKI
2h 35m
Thu, 11 Jan
BKI
KUL
2h 30m
RM 295
Trip: 6 days
6.0GoodShow reviews
Overall 6.0 Good
Based on 7 reviews
Overall
6.6
Boarding
6.7
Comfort
6.3
Crew
7.0
Entertainment
5.3
Food
5.8
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,

MYY
BKI
Good 7.0

All except boarding

Flyers cutting que prior to boarding without intervention from air crew staffs.

CNX
KUL
Excellent 9.5

fast and good

seat size

KUL
BKI
Excellent 10.0

Flight is not so full

So far so good

KUL
CNX
Excellent 9.5

fast and easy

seat comfort and leg room plus they charge for everything extra

Fri, 5 Jan
KUL
BKI
2h 35m
Sun, 7 Jan
BKI
KUL
2h 30m
RM 384
Trip: 3 days
7.1GoodShow reviews
Overall 7.1 Good
Based on 98 reviews
Boarding
7.2
Comfort
7.4
Crew
7.3
Entertainment
6.8
Food
6.7
KUL
DPS
Excellent 8.0

Cramped seats

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.

KUL
RGN
Good 6.3

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

SIN
KUL
Excellent 8.0

No fuss, well organised.

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.

Sat, 30 Dec
KUL
BKI
2h 35m
Wed, 3 Jan
BKI
KUL
2h 30m
RM 439
Trip: 5 days
Overall 0.0 Poor
Based on 0 reviews
Wed, 28 Feb
KUL
BKI
2h 35m
Sat, 3 Mar
BKI
KUL
2h 30m
RM 295
Trip: 4 days
6.0GoodShow reviews
Overall 6.0 Good
Based on 7 reviews
Overall
6.6
Boarding
6.7
Comfort
6.3
Crew
7.0
Entertainment
5.3
Food
5.8
HKT
KUL
Good 6.6

Nice clean plane and efficient staff

We Pre ordered (and paid for) meals when we booked our tickets, having flown Air Asia before we knew what was good and what wasn't. Somehow our orders were lost and we got the 'default' meal on all flights which was sweet and sour chicken meatballs which was almost as awful as it sounds. We heard the same thing happen to the lady in the seat behind us. Staff pretty much ignored our complaint. There's also a weird process with check in where you get processed into a small lounge Pre flight with no food or shops, there doesn't appear to be a reason for this other than making you sit somewhere cramped and uncomfortable for an hour before your 9 hour flight.

MYY
BKI
Good 7.0

All except boarding

Flyers cutting que prior to boarding without intervention from air crew staffs.

KUL
BKI
OK 4.0

The cabin had an unpleasant smell

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 4.3

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

Wed, 18 Apr
KUL
BKI
2h 40m
Thu, 19 Apr
BKI
KUL
2h 30m
RM 295
Trip: 2 days
6.0GoodShow reviews
Overall 6.0 Good
Based on 7 reviews
Overall
6.6
Boarding
6.7
Comfort
6.3
Crew
7.0
Entertainment
5.3
Food
5.8
MYY
BKI
Good 7.0

All except boarding

Flyers cutting que prior to boarding without intervention from air crew staffs.

HKT
KUL
Good 6.6

Nice clean plane and efficient staff

We Pre ordered (and paid for) meals when we booked our tickets, having flown Air Asia before we knew what was good and what wasn't. Somehow our orders were lost and we got the 'default' meal on all flights which was sweet and sour chicken meatballs which was almost as awful as it sounds. We heard the same thing happen to the lady in the seat behind us. Staff pretty much ignored our complaint. There's also a weird process with check in where you get processed into a small lounge Pre flight with no food or shops, there doesn't appear to be a reason for this other than making you sit somewhere cramped and uncomfortable for an hour before your 9 hour flight.

KUL
BKI
OK 4.0

The cabin had an unpleasant smell

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
CNX
Excellent 9.5

fast and easy

seat comfort and leg room plus they charge for everything extra

Fri, 2 Feb
KUL
BKI
2h 40m
Tue, 6 Feb
BKI
KUL
2h 30m
RM 308
Trip: 5 days
6.0GoodShow reviews
Overall 6.0 Good
Based on 7 reviews
Overall
6.6
Boarding
6.7
Comfort
6.3
Crew
7.0
Entertainment
5.3
Food
5.8
KUL
BKI
OK 4.0

The cabin had an unpleasant smell

KUL
CNX
Excellent 9.5

fast and easy

seat comfort and leg room plus they charge for everything extra

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.

MYY
BKI
Good 7.0

All except boarding

Flyers cutting que prior to boarding without intervention from air crew staffs.

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 40m
Thu, 8 Feb
BKI
KUL
2h 30m
RM 308
Trip: 5 days
6.0GoodShow reviews
Overall 6.0 Good
Based on 7 reviews
Overall
6.6
Boarding
6.7
Comfort
6.3
Crew
7.0
Entertainment
5.3
Food
5.8
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.

CNX
KUL
Excellent 9.5

fast and good

seat size

HKT
KUL
Good 6.6

Nice clean plane and efficient staff

We Pre ordered (and paid for) meals when we booked our tickets, having flown Air Asia before we knew what was good and what wasn't. Somehow our orders were lost and we got the 'default' meal on all flights which was sweet and sour chicken meatballs which was almost as awful as it sounds. We heard the same thing happen to the lady in the seat behind us. Staff pretty much ignored our complaint. There's also a weird process with check in where you get processed into a small lounge Pre flight with no food or shops, there doesn't appear to be a reason for this other than making you sit somewhere cramped and uncomfortable for an hour before your 9 hour flight.

KUL
SIN
Excellent 10.0

Efficient service & great crew

KUL
BKI
Good 6.0

Curt treatment at check-in.

Fri, 9 Mar
KUL
BKI
2h 40m
Mon, 12 Mar
BKI
KUL
2h 30m
RM 308
Trip: 3 days
6.0GoodShow reviews
Overall 6.0 Good
Based on 7 reviews
Overall
6.6
Boarding
6.7
Comfort
6.3
Crew
7.0
Entertainment
5.3
Food
5.8
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.

CNX
KUL
Excellent 9.5

fast and good

seat size

KUL
SIN
Excellent 10.0

Efficient service & great crew

KUL
CNX
Excellent 9.5

fast and easy

seat comfort and leg room plus they charge for everything extra

Fri, 12 Jan
KUL
BKI
2h 40m
Fri, 2 Feb
BKI
KUL
2h 30m
RM 312
Trip: 22 days
6.0GoodShow reviews
Overall 6.0 Good
Based on 7 reviews
Overall
6.6
Boarding
6.7
Comfort
6.3
Crew
7.0
Entertainment
5.3
Food
5.8
MYY
BKI
Good 7.0

All except boarding

Flyers cutting que prior to boarding without intervention from air crew staffs.

KUL
BKI
OK 4.0

The cabin had an unpleasant smell

KUL
SIN
Excellent 10.0

Efficient service & great crew

KUL
MYY
OK 4.0

Politeness of the crew. Welcoming you with a smile

Delay. So many delay

KUL
BKI
Excellent 10.0

Flight is not so full

So far so good

Mon, 13 Nov
KUL
BKI
2h 40m
Thu, 16 Nov
BKI
KUL
2h 30m
RM 317
Trip: 4 days
6.0GoodShow reviews
Overall 6.0 Good
Based on 7 reviews
Overall
6.6
Boarding
6.7
Comfort
6.3
Crew
7.0
Entertainment
5.3
Food
5.8
SIN
PEN
OK 5.6

constant flight delays

KUL
BKI
Excellent 10.0

Flight is not so full

So far so good

MYY
BKI
Good 7.0

All except boarding

Flyers cutting que prior to boarding without intervention from air crew staffs.

KUL
BKI
OK 4.0

The cabin had an unpleasant smell

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,

Fri, 2 Feb
KUL
BKI
2h 35m
Mon, 5 Feb
BKI
KUL
2h 30m
RM 317
Trip: 4 days
6.0GoodShow reviews
Overall 6.0 Good
Based on 7 reviews
Overall
6.6
Boarding
6.7
Comfort
6.3
Crew
7.0
Entertainment
5.3
Food
5.8
KUL
CNX
Excellent 9.5

fast and easy

seat comfort and leg room plus they charge for everything extra

KUL
MYY
OK 4.0

Politeness of the crew. Welcoming you with a smile

Delay. So many delay

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,

SIN
PEN
OK 5.6

constant flight delays

Fri, 6 Apr
KUL
BKI
2h 40m
Sun, 8 Apr
BKI
KUL
2h 30m
RM 317
Trip: 3 days
6.0GoodShow reviews
Overall 6.0 Good
Based on 7 reviews
Overall
6.6
Boarding
6.7
Comfort
6.3
Crew
7.0
Entertainment
5.3
Food
5.8
KUL
BKI
Excellent 10.0

Flight is not so full

So far so good

KUL
SIN
Excellent 10.0

Efficient service & great crew

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 4.3

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

Fri, 16 Feb
KUL
BKI
2h 35m
Mon, 19 Feb
BKI
KUL
2h 30m
RM 755
Trip: 4 days
7.1GoodShow reviews
Overall 7.1 Good
Based on 98 reviews
Boarding
7.2
Comfort
7.4
Crew
7.3
Entertainment
6.8
Food
6.7
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.

SIN
KUL
Excellent 8.0

No fuss, well organised.

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.

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.

Wed, 25 Oct
KUL
BKI
2h 40m
Fri, 3 Nov
BKI
KUL
2h 20m
RM 325
Trip: 10 days
6.0GoodShow reviews
Overall 6.0 Good
Based on 7 reviews
Overall
6.6
Boarding
6.7
Comfort
6.3
Crew
7.0
Entertainment
5.3
Food
5.8
KUL
MYY
OK 4.0

Politeness of the crew. Welcoming you with a smile

Delay. So many delay

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
CNX
Excellent 9.5

fast and easy

seat comfort and leg room plus they charge for everything extra

SIN
PEN
OK 5.6

constant flight delays

MYY
BKI
Good 7.0

All except boarding

Flyers cutting que prior to boarding without intervention from air crew staffs.

Tue, 14 Nov
KUL
BKI
2h 40m
Fri, 17 Nov
BKI
KUL
2h 30m
RM 346
Trip: 4 days
6.0GoodShow reviews
Overall 6.0 Good
Based on 7 reviews
Overall
6.6
Boarding
6.7
Comfort
6.3
Crew
7.0
Entertainment
5.3
Food
5.8
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
Excellent 10.0

Flight is not so full

So far so good

KUL
MYY
OK 4.0

Politeness of the crew. Welcoming you with a smile

Delay. So many delay

MYY
BKI
Good 7.0

All except boarding

Flyers cutting que prior to boarding without intervention from air crew staffs.

KUL
BKI
Good 6.0

Curt treatment at check-in.

Fri, 19 Jan
KUL
BKI
2h 40m
Mon, 22 Jan
BKI
KUL
2h 30m
RM 376
Trip: 4 days
6.0GoodShow reviews
Overall 6.0 Good
Based on 7 reviews
Overall
6.6
Boarding
6.7
Comfort
6.3
Crew
7.0
Entertainment
5.3
Food
5.8
KUL
CNX
Excellent 9.5

fast and easy

seat comfort and leg room plus they charge for everything extra

CNX
KUL
Excellent 9.5

fast and good

seat size

HKT
KUL
Good 6.6

Nice clean plane and efficient staff

We Pre ordered (and paid for) meals when we booked our tickets, having flown Air Asia before we knew what was good and what wasn't. Somehow our orders were lost and we got the 'default' meal on all flights which was sweet and sour chicken meatballs which was almost as awful as it sounds. We heard the same thing happen to the lady in the seat behind us. Staff pretty much ignored our complaint. There's also a weird process with check in where you get processed into a small lounge Pre flight with no food or shops, there doesn't appear to be a reason for this other than making you sit somewhere cramped and uncomfortable for an hour before your 9 hour flight.

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
SIN
Excellent 10.0

Efficient service & great crew

Mon, 5 Mar
KUL
BKI
2h 35m
Thu, 8 Mar
BKI
KUL
2h 30m
RM 380
Trip: 4 days
6.0GoodShow reviews
Overall 6.0 Good
Based on 7 reviews
Overall
6.6
Boarding
6.7
Comfort
6.3
Crew
7.0
Entertainment
5.3
Food
5.8
KUL
SIN
Excellent 10.0

Efficient service & great crew

SIN
PEN
OK 5.6

constant flight delays

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
CNX
Excellent 9.5

fast and easy

seat comfort and leg room plus they charge for everything extra

Tue, 14 Nov
KUL
BKI
2h 40m
Fri, 17 Nov
BKI
KUL
2h 20m
RM 409
Trip: 4 days
6.0GoodShow reviews
Overall 6.0 Good
Based on 7 reviews
Overall
6.6
Boarding
6.7
Comfort
6.3
Crew
7.0
Entertainment
5.3
Food
5.8
MYY
BKI
Good 7.0

All except boarding

Flyers cutting que prior to boarding without intervention from air crew staffs.

KUL
BKI
Excellent 10.0

Flight is not so full

So far so good

KUL
CNX
Excellent 9.5

fast and easy

seat comfort and leg room plus they charge for everything extra

HKT
KUL
Good 6.6

Nice clean plane and efficient staff

We Pre ordered (and paid for) meals when we booked our tickets, having flown Air Asia before we knew what was good and what wasn't. Somehow our orders were lost and we got the 'default' meal on all flights which was sweet and sour chicken meatballs which was almost as awful as it sounds. We heard the same thing happen to the lady in the seat behind us. Staff pretty much ignored our complaint. There's also a weird process with check in where you get processed into a small lounge Pre flight with no food or shops, there doesn't appear to be a reason for this other than making you sit somewhere cramped and uncomfortable for an hour before your 9 hour flight.

KUL
MYY
OK 4.0

Politeness of the crew. Welcoming you with a smile

Delay. So many delay

Tue, 5 Dec
KUL
BKI
2h 45m
Fri, 8 Dec
BKI
KUL
2h 30m
RM 511
Trip: 4 days
6.0GoodShow reviews
Overall 6.0 Good
Based on 7 reviews
Overall
6.6
Boarding
6.7
Comfort
6.3
Crew
7.0
Entertainment
5.3
Food
5.8
KUL
BKI
OK 4.0

The cabin had an unpleasant smell

KUL
CNX
Excellent 9.5

fast and easy

seat comfort and leg room plus they charge for everything extra

SIN
PEN
OK 5.6

constant flight delays

KUL
MYY
OK 4.0

Politeness of the crew. Welcoming you with a smile

Delay. So many delay

HKT
KUL
Good 6.6

Nice clean plane and efficient staff

We Pre ordered (and paid for) meals when we booked our tickets, having flown Air Asia before we knew what was good and what wasn't. Somehow our orders were lost and we got the 'default' meal on all flights which was sweet and sour chicken meatballs which was almost as awful as it sounds. We heard the same thing happen to the lady in the seat behind us. Staff pretty much ignored our complaint. There's also a weird process with check in where you get processed into a small lounge Pre flight with no food or shops, there doesn't appear to be a reason for this other than making you sit somewhere cramped and uncomfortable for an hour before your 9 hour flight.

Fri, 24 Nov
KUL
BKI
2h 35m
Tue, 28 Nov
BKI
KUL
2h 30m
RM 515
Trip: 5 days
6.0GoodShow reviews
Overall 6.0 Good
Based on 7 reviews
Overall
6.6
Boarding
6.7
Comfort
6.3
Crew
7.0
Entertainment
5.3
Food
5.8
HKT
KUL
Good 6.6

Nice clean plane and efficient staff

We Pre ordered (and paid for) meals when we booked our tickets, having flown Air Asia before we knew what was good and what wasn't. Somehow our orders were lost and we got the 'default' meal on all flights which was sweet and sour chicken meatballs which was almost as awful as it sounds. We heard the same thing happen to the lady in the seat behind us. Staff pretty much ignored our complaint. There's also a weird process with check in where you get processed into a small lounge Pre flight with no food or shops, there doesn't appear to be a reason for this other than making you sit somewhere cramped and uncomfortable for an hour before your 9 hour flight.

CNX
KUL
Excellent 9.5

fast and good

seat size

SIN
PEN
OK 5.6

constant flight delays

KUL
CNX
Excellent 9.5

fast and easy

seat comfort and leg room plus they charge for everything extra

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,

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