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Sandakan to Kota Kinabalu flight information

Avg. flight duration 0h 42m
Flights arrive in Kota Kinabalu
Flights depart from Sandakan
Flight price RM 124
Distance 222 km
Airlines Malaysia Airlines, AirAsia

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Low season:
January
Best time to beat the crowds
4%
expected price decrease
High season:
February
Most popular time to fly
1%
expected price increase
Average price:
RM 159
(avg. price over the last 2 weeks)
Good deal:
RM 136
or less (return)

When to Book Flights from Sandakan to Kota Kinabalu

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Looking for a cheap flight? 25% of our users found flights on this route for RM 135 or less.
The cheapest flight from Sandakan to Kota Kinabalu was found, on average, 26 days before departure.
Book at least 1 week before departure in order to get a below-average price.
High season is considered to be January, February and March. The cheapest month to fly is January.
Morning departure is around 86% 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 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 Malaysia Airlines (RM 124) and AirAsia (RM 137)
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, Friday is the cheapest day to fly on average and Sunday is the most expensive. Flying from Kota Kinabalu back to Sandakan, the best deals are generally found on Tuesday, with Saturday 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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Airports
Origin
Sandakan
RM 124
only
RM 124
Destination
Kota Kinabalu
RM 124
only
RM 124
Fri, 3 May
SDK
Sandakan
BKI
Kota Kinabalu
0h 45m
Mon, 6 May
BKI
Kota Kinabalu
SDK
Sandakan
0h 40m
RM 124
Trip: 4 days
8.0ExcellentShow reviews
Overall 8.0 Excellent
Based on 2 reviews
Overall
7.2
Boarding
7.3
Comfort
7.1
Crew
7.6
Entertainment
6.9
Food
6.7
KUL
HKG
Good 7.3

Pros: easy securityand boarding at kl

Cons: food bland

KUL
KCH
Excellent 10.0

Pros: Smooth flight, great entertainment

HKG
KUL
Good 7.3

Cons: aircraft a bit old and my remote control was broken, lunckily my next seat was not occupied, so I can move to next seat and the seat a bit old and decline angle so limit. if compare with business class seat of other airlines, it's a bit not up to standard.

XMN
KUL
Excellent 9.6

Pros: Wonderful Crew- friendly, professional, helpful.

Cons: Been on time departing.

SDK
BKI
Excellent 9.3

Pros: On time

Cons: 2 times flight per day

Mon, 29 Apr
SDK
Sandakan
BKI
Kota Kinabalu
0h 50m
Wed, 1 May
BKI
Kota Kinabalu
SDK
Sandakan
0h 45m
RM 137
Trip: 3 days
7.9GoodShow reviews
Overall 7.9 Good
Based on 3 reviews
Overall
6.9
Boarding
7.0
Comfort
6.6
Crew
7.3
Entertainment
5.5
Food
6.1
KUL
RGN
OK 4.3

Cons: Baggage problems in transit

DAC
KUL
Good 6.0

Cons: For some unknown reason, Kiwi.com booked this as a self-connecting trip and now my luggage is missing (didn't connect). In addition, they CHECKED IN FOR ME and selected middle seats. I am incredibly unsatisfied with this service and disappointed in my kayak experience as a result.

KCH
KUL
OK 4.0

Cons: International travelers should not use Air Asia because of baggage limitations and application of excess baggage charges. It operates as a commuter airline.

KBV
KUL
OK 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.

BDO
KUL
Excellent 10.0

Pros: Good service, nice nasi lemak

Cons: None

Fri, 26 Apr
SDK
Sandakan
BKI
Kota Kinabalu
0h 45m
Mon, 29 Apr
BKI
Kota Kinabalu
SDK
Sandakan
0h 40m
RM 178
Trip: 4 days
8.0ExcellentShow reviews
Overall 8.0 Excellent
Based on 2 reviews
Overall
7.2
Boarding
7.3
Comfort
7.1
Crew
7.6
Entertainment
6.9
Food
6.7
MNL
KUL
Mediocre 2.3

Pros: This flight nothign

Cons: Major delay, should have offered passengers water or beverages. Food was very poor, no assistance for transfer on late flight.

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.

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

HYD
KUL
Good 6.6

Pros: The hospitality of the staff Smooth sailing process

Cons: The food and the seats and leg room is too small especially for larger people

MNL
KUL
Excellent 10.0

Pros: Everimg went smoothly, from check in to boarding and flight. The ground and flight crew were helpful.

Cons: Nothing for this trip

Wed, 1 May
SDK
Sandakan
BKI
Kota Kinabalu
0h 45m
Sun, 5 May
BKI
Kota Kinabalu
SDK
Sandakan
0h 40m
RM 178
Trip: 5 days
8.0ExcellentShow reviews
Overall 8.0 Excellent
Based on 2 reviews
Overall
7.2
Boarding
7.3
Comfort
7.1
Crew
7.6
Entertainment
6.9
Food
6.7
PER
KUL
Mediocre 3.0

Pros: Nothing

Cons: Changed gates 3 times . No one knew what was going on. Late flight. Request for wheel chair not fulfilled. Very tight transfer. Very far to another gate when transiting from kL to Yangon. Ridiculously far. My first n last time with Malaysia airlines.

KUL
SGN
Excellent 10.0

Pros: Amazing plane, latest technology, great customer service, clean bathrooms at all time. It was a 5 star experience, friendly hostess’s and friendly & helpful staff

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
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

ADL
KUL
Excellent 10.0

Pros: The crew was extremely hospitable, and the food was excellent.

Fri, 3 May
SDK
Sandakan
BKI
Kota Kinabalu
0h 45m
Sun, 5 May
BKI
Kota Kinabalu
SDK
Sandakan
0h 40m
RM 178
Trip: 3 days
8.0ExcellentShow reviews
Overall 8.0 Excellent
Based on 2 reviews
Overall
7.2
Boarding
7.3
Comfort
7.1
Crew
7.6
Entertainment
6.9
Food
6.7
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.

MNL
KUL
Mediocre 2.3

Pros: This flight nothign

Cons: Major delay, should have offered passengers water or beverages. Food was very poor, no assistance for transfer on late flight.

KUL
DPS
Mediocre 2.0

Cons: I haven't even made it to my destination yet.

KUL
AKL
Excellent 10.0

Cons: Connecting Time

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

Fri, 24 May
SDK
Sandakan
BKI
Kota Kinabalu
0h 45m
Thu, 30 May
BKI
Kota Kinabalu
SDK
Sandakan
0h 40m
RM 178
Trip: 7 days
8.0ExcellentShow reviews
Overall 8.0 Excellent
Based on 2 reviews
Overall
7.2
Boarding
7.3
Comfort
7.1
Crew
7.6
Entertainment
6.9
Food
6.7
KTM
KUL
Excellent 9.6

Pros: Excellent crew. Good food. Comfortable seats even in coach.

NRT
KUL
OK 5.0

Cons: Creaky seats in business class, below average selection of inflight movies and food that was substandard. This was a very oddly configured A330 with the seats in business way too close to each other. Every time they make an announcement you have to deselect whatever you were watching again.

MNL
KUL
Mediocre 2.3

Pros: This flight nothign

Cons: Major delay, should have offered passengers water or beverages. Food was very poor, no assistance for transfer on late flight.

TGG
KUL
Excellent 8.4

Cons: Crew service

HKG
KUL
Good 6.0

Pros: Not much

Cons: Left late with no explanation

Fri, 30 Aug
SDK
Sandakan
BKI
Kota Kinabalu
0h 45m
Mon, 2 Sep
BKI
Kota Kinabalu
SDK
Sandakan
0h 40m
RM 178
Trip: 4 days
8.0ExcellentShow reviews
Overall 8.0 Excellent
Based on 2 reviews
Overall
7.2
Boarding
7.3
Comfort
7.1
Crew
7.6
Entertainment
6.9
Food
6.7
KCH
KUL
Excellent 8.0

Pros: Friendly staff, smooth ride, easy boarding

BKK
KUL
Excellent 10.0

Pros: Everything was smooth. MAS staff attitude has changed to the better tremendously. Friendly staff, orderly boarding, pilot announcements were clear with good command of English.

Cons: BKK to KL flight food needs some improvement. Presentation and taste. I had the fried fish with rice. But it was really tasteless.

XMN
KUL
Excellent 9.6

Pros: Wonderful Crew- friendly, professional, helpful.

Cons: Been on time departing.

BKI
KCH
Good 6.8

Pros: There was a hot meal on this 1.5 hour hop from Kota Kinabalu to Kuching

Cons: The seats on the 737-800 have quite limited legroom

MNL
KUL
Mediocre 2.3

Pros: This flight nothign

Cons: Major delay, should have offered passengers water or beverages. Food was very poor, no assistance for transfer on late flight.

Fri, 30 Aug
SDK
Sandakan
BKI
Kota Kinabalu
0h 45m
Mon, 2 Sep
BKI
Kota Kinabalu
SDK
Sandakan
0h 40m
RM 178
Trip: 4 days
8.0ExcellentShow reviews
Overall 8.0 Excellent
Based on 2 reviews
Overall
7.2
Boarding
7.3
Comfort
7.1
Crew
7.6
Entertainment
6.9
Food
6.7
TRK
TWU
Excellent 10.0

Pros: Check in was super easy, flight left on time , arrived early baggage was delivered in 10 minutes.

KUL
AKL
Excellent 10.0

Cons: Connecting Time

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.

KTM
KUL
Excellent 9.6

Pros: Excellent crew. Good food. Comfortable seats even in coach.

HKG
KUL
Excellent 10.0

Pros: YES

Cons: Toilets should never be wet.

Wed, 25 Sep
SDK
Sandakan
BKI
Kota Kinabalu
0h 45m
Mon, 30 Sep
BKI
Kota Kinabalu
SDK
Sandakan
0h 40m
RM 178
Trip: 6 days
8.0ExcellentShow reviews
Overall 8.0 Excellent
Based on 2 reviews
Overall
7.2
Boarding
7.3
Comfort
7.1
Crew
7.6
Entertainment
6.9
Food
6.7
BKI
KUL
Excellent 8.0

Pros: Comfortable seats

TWU
KUL
Mediocre 2.0

Pros: The ground supervisor offered me access to gold lounge. It was a nice effort since his boss said no to upgrade.

Cons: Flight rescheduled without accommodation offered. When asked for upgrade for flight as compensation for 18 hours lost time supervisor said no No vegetarian food options. Said they will compensate me for my expenses once I file a claim which takes months of pestering airline for.

BKI
KCH
Good 6.8

Pros: There was a hot meal on this 1.5 hour hop from Kota Kinabalu to Kuching

Cons: The seats on the 737-800 have quite limited legroom

KUL
ADL
OK 4.3

Cons: Worst business class seat in the air. Departed 90 minutes late due to mechanical issues

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

Mon, 13 May
SDK
Sandakan
BKI
Kota Kinabalu
0h 45m
Wed, 15 May
BKI
Kota Kinabalu
SDK
Sandakan
0h 40m
RM 183
Trip: 3 days
8.0ExcellentShow reviews
Overall 8.0 Excellent
Based on 2 reviews
Overall
7.2
Boarding
7.3
Comfort
7.1
Crew
7.6
Entertainment
6.9
Food
6.7
KUL
SYD
OK 5.6

Pros: Having 2 seats to ourselves

Cons: Crew hurried;seats cramped;boarding a pin-had to take watches off;food indifferent;sat on Sydney tarmac nearly 1/2 hr

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.

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.

TRK
TWU
Excellent 10.0

Pros: Check in was super easy, flight left on time , arrived early baggage was delivered in 10 minutes.

HKG
KUL
Good 7.3

Cons: aircraft a bit old and my remote control was broken, lunckily my next seat was not occupied, so I can move to next seat and the seat a bit old and decline angle so limit. if compare with business class seat of other airlines, it's a bit not up to standard.

Tue, 4 Jun
SDK
Sandakan
BKI
Kota Kinabalu
0h 45m
Sat, 8 Jun
BKI
Kota Kinabalu
SDK
Sandakan
0h 40m
RM 212
Trip: 5 days
8.0ExcellentShow reviews
Overall 8.0 Excellent
Based on 2 reviews
Overall
7.2
Boarding
7.3
Comfort
7.1
Crew
7.6
Entertainment
6.9
Food
6.7
SGN
KUL
Excellent 10.0

Pros: Amazing plane, latest technology, great customer service, clean bathrooms at all time. It was an experience

Cons: Nothing not to like. They went above and beyond

DPS
KUL
OK 4.0

Cons: Seat, food, service

SBW
KUL
OK 5.3

Cons: The air con totally not cold!

TGG
KUL
Excellent 8.4

Cons: Crew service

MNL
KUL
Mediocre 2.3

Pros: This flight nothign

Cons: Major delay, should have offered passengers water or beverages. Food was very poor, no assistance for transfer on late flight.

Sun, 28 Apr
SDK
Sandakan
BKI
Kota Kinabalu
0h 45m
Mon, 29 Apr
BKI
Kota Kinabalu
SDK
Sandakan
0h 40m
RM 220
Trip: 2 days
8.0ExcellentShow reviews
Overall 8.0 Excellent
Based on 2 reviews
Overall
7.2
Boarding
7.3
Comfort
7.1
Crew
7.6
Entertainment
6.9
Food
6.7
HKG
KUL
Good 6.0

Pros: Not much

Cons: Left late with no explanation

MNL
KUL
Mediocre 2.3

Pros: This flight nothign

Cons: Major delay, should have offered passengers water or beverages. Food was very poor, no assistance for transfer on late flight.

JHB
KUL
Good 6.0

Cons: Flight delay announcement could have been made much earlier

TWU
KUL
Mediocre 2.0

Pros: The ground supervisor offered me access to gold lounge. It was a nice effort since his boss said no to upgrade.

Cons: Flight rescheduled without accommodation offered. When asked for upgrade for flight as compensation for 18 hours lost time supervisor said no No vegetarian food options. Said they will compensate me for my expenses once I file a claim which takes months of pestering airline for.

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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