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Sandakan to Kota Kinabalu flight information

Avg. flight duration 0h 45m
Flights arrive in Kota Kinabalu
Flights depart from Sandakan
Flight price RM 108
Distance 222 km
Airlines AirAsia, Malaysia Airlines

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Average price:
RM 198
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FAQs for Booking Sandakan to Kota Kinabalu Flights

How long does a flight from Sandakan to Kota Kinabalu take?
The average direct flight takes 0h 45m, covering a distance of 222 km.
How many flights are there between Sandakan and Kota Kinabalu?
There are 42 (direct) flights between Sandakan and Kota Kinabalu per week, averaging 6 per day.
Which airlines provide the cheapest flights from Sandakan to Kota Kinabalu?
In the past 3 days, the cheapest return tickets were found on AirAsia (RM 108) and Malaysia Airlines (RM 149)
Which airlines fly most frequently between Sandakan and Kota Kinabalu?
AirAsia (5 times daily), Malaysia Airlines (1 times daily) are the most frequent flyers on this route.
What’s the cheapest day of the week to fly from Sandakan to Kota Kinabalu?
For Sandakan to Kota Kinabalu, Saturday is the cheapest day to fly on average and Wednesday is the most expensive. Flying from Kota Kinabalu back to Sandakan, the best deals are generally found on Thursday, with Friday being the most expensive.
Which airports will I be using when flying from Sandakan to Kota Kinabalu?
When flying out of Sandakan you will be using Sandakan, often referred to as Sandakan Airport. You will be landing at Kota Kinabalu, also known as Kota Kinabalu Airport.

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Origin
Sandakan
RM 108
only
RM 108
Destination
Kota Kinabalu
RM 108
only
RM 108
Sat, 21 Sep
SDK
Sandakan
BKI
Kota Kinabalu
0h 50m
Mon, 23 Sep
BKI
Kota Kinabalu
SDK
Sandakan
0h 45m
RM 108
Trip: 3 days
8.4ExcellentShow reviews
Overall 8.4 Excellent
Based on 4 reviews
Overall
6.9
Boarding
7.0
Comfort
6.6
Crew
7.3
Entertainment
5.6
Food
6.1
JHB
IPH
Good 7.6

Pros: so far so good. no complain.

Cons: short trip okay . everything great. keep up the good job.

BDO
KUL
Excellent 10.0

Pros: Good service, nice nasi lemak

Cons: None

KUL
HKG
Mediocre 3.6

Pros: Cheap

Cons: Uncomfortable Won't give you a blanket or cup of eatery without making you pay Delayed

MNL
KUL
Good 6.6

Pros: The new seats are good. I didn't get any back pain.

Cons: Not much.

SIN
LGK
Excellent 10.0

Pros: All

Tue, 2 Jul
SDK
Sandakan
BKI
Kota Kinabalu
0h 45m
Thu, 4 Jul
BKI
Kota Kinabalu
SDK
Sandakan
0h 50m
RM 149
Trip: 3 days
8.0ExcellentShow reviews
Overall 8.0 Excellent
Based on 3 reviews
Overall
7.2
Boarding
7.3
Comfort
7.1
Crew
7.6
Entertainment
6.9
Food
6.7
MNL
KUL
Good 7.6

Pros: Economy seats arent different from other airlines. Flight was good in general

Cons: Transfer desk was hard to find for first timers. Send "ask me" staffs to greet on arrival for connecting passengers or info board will help.

XMN
KUL
Excellent 9.6

Pros: Wonderful Crew- friendly, professional, helpful.

Cons: Been on time departing.

KUL
BKK
Excellent 10.0

Pros: The MAS stewardess was really nice & helpful

Cons: Everything was perfect

KUL
BKK
Mediocre 3.0

Pros: On time

Cons: No control of children on group tour, allowed to yell and run around. Express Immigration pass not available

KUL
MNL
Mediocre 2.6

Pros: On time

Cons: Everything. Bad business class food. Old movies. No inflight service.

Mon, 22 Jul
SDK
Sandakan
BKI
Kota Kinabalu
0h 50m
Sat, 31 Aug
BKI
Kota Kinabalu
SDK
Sandakan
0h 50m
RM 133
Trip: 41 days
8.4ExcellentShow reviews
Overall 8.4 Excellent
Based on 4 reviews
Overall
6.9
Boarding
7.0
Comfort
6.6
Crew
7.3
Entertainment
5.6
Food
6.1
KBV
KUL
Okay 5.3

Cons: Never Kiwi.com again! Thailand to Indonesia both flights on AirAsia but they would not book my bag to final destination. In Kuala Lumpur had to go through customs (LUCKILY! no visa required) get my bag, go security line again, check bag again. Took over 2hrs stressed if I would make my flight.

KUL
RGN
Okay 4.3

Cons: Baggage problems in transit

CMB
KUL
Excellent 8.3

Pros: Staff were very helpful and friendly. Even let me off some money for a drink

Cons: Checking in took way longer than needed

BKI
KUL
Excellent 8.0

Pros: Was on time and we landed ahead of the scheduled ETA

BDO
KUL
Mediocre 3.0

Cons: the ground crew at departure lounge and arrival lounges are plain stupid. giving wrong info of departure gates. arriving crew didnt open the door .. buzy with handphone

Sat, 6 Jul
SDK
Sandakan
BKI
Kota Kinabalu
0h 45m
Sat, 13 Jul
BKI
Kota Kinabalu
SDK
Sandakan
0h 40m
RM 153
Trip: 8 days
8.0ExcellentShow reviews
Overall 8.0 Excellent
Based on 3 reviews
Overall
7.2
Boarding
7.3
Comfort
7.1
Crew
7.6
Entertainment
6.9
Food
6.7
KUL
ADL
Mediocre 3.3

Pros: Crew was terrible plane dirty and very poor service waited 90 minutes after take off to get a drink in business class. Last time I fly this airline used to be ok but now going downhill

Cons: Almost every thing. Incredibly dirty plane and crew just poor not interested in passenger at all unfortunately noticing this more and more with MAS

SGN
KUL
Good 7.0

Pros: The seats were comfortable and the in-flight entertainment was fine.

Cons: The crew shouldn’t assume that an Asian person is Vietnamese just because they boarded from Vietnam. The vegetarian door was awful.

SIN
KUL
Okay 4.3

Pros: Malayasia airlines made me sad since they left my luggage in KL on my trip to Shanghai today. The agent in Shanghai was really bad to handle situation. He doesnt care at all. No one from Malaysia Airlines showed off to explain the situation. Me and my wife dont have any clothes to change. Very bad

Cons: Malaysia airlines need to Change the behavior of the staffs in shanghai especially the agent or the station manager of MAS

BKI
KUL
Excellent 8.0

Pros: Comfortable seats

SIN
KUL
Mediocre 2.0

Pros: The airline better than the budget ariline

Cons: The agency that booked through not so cooperative and complicated

Sat, 5 Oct
SDK
Sandakan
BKI
Kota Kinabalu
0h 45m
Sun, 6 Oct
BKI
Kota Kinabalu
SDK
Sandakan
0h 40m
RM 153
Trip: 2 days
8.0ExcellentShow reviews
Overall 8.0 Excellent
Based on 3 reviews
Overall
7.2
Boarding
7.3
Comfort
7.1
Crew
7.6
Entertainment
6.9
Food
6.7
KUL
MNL
Mediocre 2.3

Cons: lost my luggage

KUL
PER
Good 6.0

Pros: Crews were good.

Cons: Seats were small and quite uncomfortable. luckily it was a short trip. If travelling long distance I ll have to consider a different airlines.

SIN
KUL
Excellent 8.0

Pros: The crew are friendly and reliable.

Cons: The food instead of salted peanut, it will be better if bread instead coz some of us got not enough time for meals.

KUL
BKK
Mediocre 3.0

Pros: On time

Cons: No control of children on group tour, allowed to yell and run around. Express Immigration pass not available

KUL
DEL
Mediocre 2.0

Cons: Cancel last minute and no compensation given, how rude it is.

Thu, 12 Dec
SDK
Sandakan
BKI
Kota Kinabalu
0h 45m
Sun, 22 Dec
BKI
Kota Kinabalu
SDK
Sandakan
0h 40m
RM 153
Trip: 11 days
8.0ExcellentShow reviews
Overall 8.0 Excellent
Based on 3 reviews
Overall
7.2
Boarding
7.3
Comfort
7.1
Crew
7.6
Entertainment
6.9
Food
6.7
HKG
KUL
Excellent 10.0

Pros: YES

Cons: Toilets should never be wet.

KUL
SIN
Excellent 8.0

Pros: The flight was on time.

Cons: Bathrooms could be cleaner.

PVG
KUL
Mediocre 2.6

Pros: Price were amongst the cheapest

Cons: Terrible cabin cleaness and rude crew members. Nothing matches the Malaysian hospitality promoted.

MNL
KUL
Good 7.6

Pros: Economy seats arent different from other airlines. Flight was good in general

Cons: Transfer desk was hard to find for first timers. Send "ask me" staffs to greet on arrival for connecting passengers or info board will help.

KCH
KUL
Excellent 8.0

Cons: It was delayed by 15mins due to heavy rain but it was OK as everything else was on point

Sat, 29 Jun
SDK
Sandakan
BKI
Kota Kinabalu
0h 45m
Sun, 30 Jun
BKI
Kota Kinabalu
SDK
Sandakan
0h 50m
RM 186
Trip: 2 days
8.4ExcellentShow reviews
Overall 8.4 Excellent
Based on 4 reviews
Overall
6.9
Boarding
7.0
Comfort
6.6
Crew
7.3
Entertainment
5.6
Food
6.1
KUL
DMK
Mediocre 3.0

Pros: Food

Cons: I was sold an empty Marshall 111 box in a sealed Duty Free bag or 136 USD. COMPLAINED WHEN DISCOVER AT HOME THAT NIGHT. SINCE THEN GIVEN THE RUN AROUND

BWN
KUL
Excellent 9.6

Cons: More choices on entertainment

KUL
DAD
Okay 5.0

Pros: On time boarding. Crew was helpful with duty free shopping.

Cons: Could not connect to Rokki WiFi.

HKT
KUL
Mediocre 3.0

Cons: this is the first international flight that charges you money for everything on board. hungry? purchase food. thirsty? pay for the water as well. even for the check-in luggage, you have to pay. so pay a little more and book a nicer-better airline. the crew is not professional and does not understand how to talk to clients properly. I am well aware of the fact that clients are often over demanding in the services they are being provided and rarely appreciative of the crew that does everything to make your journey pleasant. However on all the four Airasia flights from Delhi Kuala Lumpur Phuket, the overall attitude of the crew members was not nice.

LGK
JHB
Okay 5.5

Pros: Nothing

Cons: Nothing

Fri, 5 Jul
SDK
Sandakan
BKI
Kota Kinabalu
0h 50m
Thu, 11 Jul
BKI
Kota Kinabalu
SDK
Sandakan
0h 50m
RM 186
Trip: 7 days
8.4ExcellentShow reviews
Overall 8.4 Excellent
Based on 4 reviews
Overall
6.9
Boarding
7.0
Comfort
6.6
Crew
7.3
Entertainment
5.6
Food
6.1
KUL
CCU
Okay 4.6

Cons: no food. maybe ok for this price. boarding: why i had to checkin twive while using 1 carrier? that was mentioned on the ticket, but I oversaw that when was ordering ticket on website

KUL
MFM
Okay 4.6

Pros: Got an aisle seat and boarding was quick.

Cons: Too long of a flight for no WiFi and no water.

PEN
KUL
Excellent 9.2

Cons: Would be nice to have entertainment

KUL
DMK
Mediocre 3.0

Pros: Food

Cons: I was sold an empty Marshall 111 box in a sealed Duty Free bag or 136 USD. COMPLAINED WHEN DISCOVER AT HOME THAT NIGHT. SINCE THEN GIVEN THE RUN AROUND

AOR
KUL
Mediocre 2.6

Pros: Quick turnaround.

Cons: The crew wasn’t available during boaring in the cabin rather chit-chatting with fellow colleagues at the AFT galley.

Sat, 3 Aug
SDK
Sandakan
BKI
Kota Kinabalu
0h 45m
Sun, 4 Aug
BKI
Kota Kinabalu
SDK
Sandakan
0h 40m
RM 178
Trip: 2 days
8.0ExcellentShow reviews
Overall 8.0 Excellent
Based on 3 reviews
Overall
7.2
Boarding
7.3
Comfort
7.1
Crew
7.6
Entertainment
6.9
Food
6.7
KUL
SIN
Excellent 8.0

Pros: Everything was really good

Cons: But the flight left and arrived 30 minn late!

ICN
KUL
Excellent 8.0

Pros: The seat was very nice position.

KUL
DPS
Okay 5.0

Cons: No seat back entertainment. Very old plane.

KUL
SGN
Good 7.0

Pros: Boarding was organized

Cons: Vegetarian food wasn’t great

SIN
KUL
Excellent 8.5

Pros: The people at the check-in desk.

Cons: A light snack and drinks would have been good. Even just water.

Thu, 27 Jun
SDK
Sandakan
BKI
Kota Kinabalu
0h 45m
Fri, 28 Jun
BKI
Kota Kinabalu
SDK
Sandakan
0h 40m
RM 186
Trip: 2 days
8.0ExcellentShow reviews
Overall 8.0 Excellent
Based on 3 reviews
Overall
7.2
Boarding
7.3
Comfort
7.1
Crew
7.6
Entertainment
6.9
Food
6.7
KUL
LGK
Mediocre 3.0

Cons: Better treatment of luggage. Better business class service. Food was poor.

SDK
BKI
Excellent 9.3

Pros: On time

Cons: 2 times flight per day

KUL
SIN
Excellent 8.0

Pros: The flight was on time.

Cons: Bathrooms could be cleaner.

SIN
KUL
Excellent 8.0

Pros: The crew are friendly and reliable.

Cons: The food instead of salted peanut, it will be better if bread instead coz some of us got not enough time for meals.

KUL
HKG
Excellent 9.3

Pros: crew provided attentive and excellent service. Good food and beverage.

Cons: cabin, seats and table cleanliness need to be improved. decline angle of seat and foot rest angle so limit.

Wed, 26 Jun
SDK
Sandakan
BKI
Kota Kinabalu
1h 00m
Sat, 29 Jun
BKI
Kota Kinabalu
SDK
Sandakan
0h 45m
RM 207
Trip: 4 days
8.4ExcellentShow reviews
Overall 8.4 Excellent
Based on 4 reviews
Overall
6.9
Boarding
7.0
Comfort
6.6
Crew
7.3
Entertainment
5.6
Food
6.1
AOR
KUL
Mediocre 2.6

Pros: Quick turnaround.

Cons: The crew wasn’t available during boaring in the cabin rather chit-chatting with fellow colleagues at the AFT galley.

KUL
CCU
Okay 4.6

Cons: no food. maybe ok for this price. boarding: why i had to checkin twive while using 1 carrier? that was mentioned on the ticket, but I oversaw that when was ordering ticket on website

KBV
KUL
Okay 5.3

Cons: Never Kiwi.com again! Thailand to Indonesia both flights on AirAsia but they would not book my bag to final destination. In Kuala Lumpur had to go through customs (LUCKILY! no visa required) get my bag, go security line again, check bag again. Took over 2hrs stressed if I would make my flight.

KUL
DPS
Excellent 8.8

Cons: Very great crew, thank you AirAsia

KUL
BKI
Good 6.0

Pros: Very good for the price I paid

Cons: Somehow I couldn't check in online, or at the kiosk. There was only 2 check-in desk for domestic flights in KLIA2. Long lines and waited 20 minutes. Thankfully the staff at the counter allowed me to check in, despite having only 50 minutes to spare.

Fri, 30 Aug
SDK
Sandakan
BKI
Kota Kinabalu
0h 45m
Mon, 2 Sep
BKI
Kota Kinabalu
SDK
Sandakan
0h 40m
RM 186
Trip: 4 days
8.0ExcellentShow reviews
Overall 8.0 Excellent
Based on 3 reviews
Overall
7.2
Boarding
7.3
Comfort
7.1
Crew
7.6
Entertainment
6.9
Food
6.7
KUL
DEL
Mediocre 2.0

Cons: Cancel last minute and no compensation given, how rude it is.

KUL
BKK
Excellent 10.0

Pros: The MAS stewardess was really nice & helpful

Cons: Everything was perfect

KUL
PVG
Mediocre 3.0

Pros: cabin crew very friendly and professional

Cons: Seats cramped; not enough space, especially for long haul. Provide more space! Earphones didn’t work. Could not enjoy entertainment. Seat would not recline. Slow checking. Not enough counter staff. Check in counter contractor staff inexperienced and held us up for over an hour due to unfamiliar

BKK
KUL
Good 6.0

Cons: The KUL to DPS leg was on one of the oldest planes I’ve flown. A 737 with no seat back screens. They handed out 2 inch thick “tablets” in Business class, with no touch screen and only a handful of 10 year old movies.

KUL
MNL
Okay 5.6

Pros: Crew is ok, accommodating, entertainment system ok, food ok.

Cons: level up on the service, I think MH needs to take a second look at the whole company in terms of culture and level of service.

Fri, 28 Jun
SDK
Sandakan
BKI
Kota Kinabalu
0h 50m
Sat, 29 Jun
BKI
Kota Kinabalu
SDK
Sandakan
0h 45m
RM 207
Trip: 2 days
8.4ExcellentShow reviews
Overall 8.4 Excellent
Based on 4 reviews
Overall
6.9
Boarding
7.0
Comfort
6.6
Crew
7.3
Entertainment
5.6
Food
6.1
SDK
BKI
Excellent 9.6

Pros: First time I've flown with them. I was very impressed

Cons: I liked everything

PEN
SIN
Okay 4.0

Pros: Very understanding and helpful flight crew

Cons: Such a poor on time record

KUL
PEN
Okay 4.6

Cons: Delayed flight

KUL
SGN
Good 7.0

Cons: I didn’t have any food so am unable to comment on this

KUL
HKG
Mediocre 3.6

Pros: Cheap

Cons: Uncomfortable Won't give you a blanket or cup of eatery without making you pay Delayed

Wed, 14 Aug
SDK
Sandakan
BKI
Kota Kinabalu
0h 45m
Fri, 16 Aug
BKI
Kota Kinabalu
SDK
Sandakan
0h 40m
RM 203
Trip: 3 days
8.0ExcellentShow reviews
Overall 8.0 Excellent
Based on 3 reviews
Overall
7.2
Boarding
7.3
Comfort
7.1
Crew
7.6
Entertainment
6.9
Food
6.7
LBU
KUL
Okay 5.0

Pros: The crew was excellent, however I had a very serious problem upon checking in as I DISCOVERED AM NOT ALLOWED A SINGLE KG OF LUGGAGE.THE AIRLINE ASKED ME TO INFORM THE AGENT WHO DID NOT MAKE IT CLEAR WHEN I WAS BUYING THE TICKET.THAT HAS COST ME A LOT OF ANXIETY AND BIG$$

Cons: TICKETS ON SALE THAT HAS NOT LUGGAGE MUST BE CLEARLY STATED THAT NO LUGGAGE ALLOWED

MYY
KUL
Good 6.6

Pros: The timeliness of the boarding and flight takeoff

Cons: The landing. Seemed a little rough

BKK
KUL
Excellent 8.3

Cons: It will be nice if there’s choice for vegetarian meal

KUL
PVG
Mediocre 3.0

Pros: cabin crew very friendly and professional

Cons: Seats cramped; not enough space, especially for long haul. Provide more space! Earphones didn’t work. Could not enjoy entertainment. Seat would not recline. Slow checking. Not enough counter staff. Check in counter contractor staff inexperienced and held us up for over an hour due to unfamiliar

KUL
BKK
Mediocre 3.0

Pros: On time

Cons: No control of children on group tour, allowed to yell and run around. Express Immigration pass not available

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