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Find cheap flights from Tawau to Kota Kinabalu from RM 75

This is the cheapest one-way flight price found by a KAYAK user in the last 72 hours by searching for a flight from Tawau to Kota Kinabalu departing on 19/7. Fares are subject to change and may not be available on all flights or dates of travel. Click the price to replicate the search for this deal.
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Cheap flight deals from Tawau to Kota Kinabalu (TWU-BKI)

Here are some of the best deals found on KAYAK recently from the most popular airlines for round-trip flights from Tawau to Kota Kinabalu that are departing in the next months. While these flights were available on KAYAK in the last 72 hours, prices and availability are subject to change and deals may expire.
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07:50 - 08:40TWU-BKI
0h 50mdirect
15:10 - 16:05BKI-TWU
0h 55mdirect
RM 151AirAsia
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Sun, 7 Jul - Mon, 15 Jul
07:50 - 08:40TWU-BKI
0h 50mdirect
17:05 - 18:00BKI-TWU
0h 55mdirect
RM 160
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Fri, 26 Jul - Wed, 31 Jul
16:30 - 17:20TWU-BKI
0h 50mdirect
10:00 - 10:50BKI-TWU
0h 50mdirect
RM 165AirAsia
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Wed, 24 Jul - Thu, 29 Aug
08:10 - 09:00TWU-BKI
0h 50mdirect
17:50 - 18:45BKI-TWU
0h 55mdirect
RM 174
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Sun, 21 Jul - Wed, 28 Aug
07:50 - 08:40TWU-BKI
0h 50mdirect
06:25 - 07:25BKI-TWU
1h 00mdirect
RM 184AirAsia
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Sun, 30 Jun - Wed, 3 Jul
07:50 - 08:40TWU-BKI
0h 50mdirect
13:45 - 14:35BKI-TWU
0h 50mdirect
RM 193AirAsia
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Sat, 29 Jun - Sat, 29 Jun
07:50 - 08:40TWU-BKI
0h 50mdirect
06:35 - 07:30BKI-TWU
0h 55mdirect
RM 198
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Tue, 27 Aug - Sun, 1 Sep
08:10 - 09:00TWU-BKI
0h 50mdirect
17:05 - 18:00BKI-TWU
0h 55mdirect
RM 325Malaysia Airlines
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Sun, 21 Jul - Fri, 30 Aug
08:10 - 09:00TWU-BKI
0h 50mdirect
09:50 - 17:30BKI-TWU
7h 40m1 stop
RM 781Malaysia Airlines
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Sun, 21 Jul - Tue, 27 Aug
08:10 - 09:00TWU-BKI
0h 50mdirect
09:50 - 17:30BKI-TWU
7h 40m1 stop
RM 847Malaysia Airlines
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Sun, 21 Jul - Fri, 30 Aug

Flights from Tawau to Kota Kinabalu - Travel Insights & Trends

Get data-powered insights and trends into flights from Tawau to Kota Kinabalu to help you find the cheapest flights, the best time to fly and much more.

What’s the cheapest day of the week to fly from Tawau to Kota Kinabalu?

The average price of all flights from Tawau to Kota Kinabalu clicked on KAYAK for each day over the last 12 months.
Your flight ticket price will generally be cheaper if you fly to Kota Kinabalu on a Monday and more expensive on a Sunday. On your return trip to Tawau, you should consider flying back on a Monday, and avoid Sundays for better deals.

What is the cheapest month to fly from Tawau to Kota Kinabalu?

To calculate monthly average prices, KAYAK takes all prices for each month over the last year for flights from Tawau to Kota Kinabalu, removes the top 0.1% to account for outliers, and then takes the median of all values for each month.
The cheapest month for flights from Tawau to Kota Kinabalu is October, where tickets cost RM 151 on average. On the other hand, the most expensive months are February and July, where the average cost of tickets is RM 254 and RM 240 respectively.

How far in advance should I book a flight from Tawau to Kota Kinabalu?

To calculate daily average prices, KAYAK takes all prices for each day before departure over the last year for flights from Tawau to Kota Kinabalu, removes the top 0.1% to account for outliers, and then takes the average of all the values for each month.
To get a below average price on the flight from Tawau to Kota Kinabalu, you should book around 1 week before departure. For the absolute cheapest price, our data suggests you should book 90 days before departure.

Which airlines provide the cheapest flights from Tawau to Kota Kinabalu?

The cheapest price for the route for each airline clicked by KAYAK users in the last 72 hours.
In the last 72 hours, the best return deals on flights connecting Tawau to Kota Kinabalu were found on AirAsia (RM 151) and Malaysia Airlines (RM 325). AirAsia proposed the cheapest one-way flight at RM 75.

Which airlines fly direct between Tawau and Kota Kinabalu?

Airline and price data is aggregated from results in KAYAK’s search results from the last 2 weeks for flights from Tawau to Kota Kinabalu.
There are 2 airlines that fly direct from Tawau to Kota Kinabalu. They are AirAsia and Firefly. The cheapest airline for this route is AirAsia, with the best one-way deal found costing RM 115. On average, the best prices for this route can be found at Firefly.

How many flights are there between Tawau and Kota Kinabalu per day?

Each day, there are between 6 and 8 nonstop flights that take off from Tawau and land in Kota Kinabalu, with an average flight time of 0h 50m. The most common departure time is 11:00 and most flights take off in the morning. Each week, there are 53 flights. The most frequent day of departure is Friday, when 15% of all weekly flights depart. The fewest flights depart on a Wednesday.

Which cabin class options are there for flights between Tawau and Kota Kinabalu?

The average price of flights for each cabin class for the route found by users searching on KAYAK over the last 2 weeks.
There is only one cabin class option available for the route, which is Economy. Perform a search on KAYAK to find the latest prices and availability for all cabin fares, which differ across airlines.

How long does a flight from Tawau to Kota Kinabalu take?

Direct flights take on average 0h 50m to travel the 467 km between Tawau and Kota Kinabalu.

What’s the earliest departure time from Tawau to Kota Kinabalu?

Early birds can take the earliest flight from Tawau at 07:50 and will be landing in Kota Kinabalu at 08:40.

What’s the latest departure time from Tawau to Kota Kinabalu?

If you prefer to fly at night, the latest flight from Tawau to Kota Kinabalu jets off at 19:10 and lands at 20:05.

Good to know

Low season

April

High season

November

Cheapest flight

RM 75
Best time to beat the crowds but there is an average 9% increase in price.
Most popular time to fly and prices are also 12% lower on average.
Flight from Tawau to Kota Kinabalu

When to book flights from Tawau to Kota Kinabalu

Are your dates flexible? Find out the best times to travel from Tawau to Kota Kinabalu based on our flight data from the last year. Discover the cheapest month and even day to fly.
Estimated return price
KAYAK looks at all historical flight data for each date to provide a predicted price for one-way trips or returns with a duration up to 40 days. While we try to provide actual minimum prices for each date, some prices are predictions and actual prices may differ.

FAQs for booking flights from Tawau to Kota Kinabalu

  • What is the cheapest flight from Tawau to Kota Kinabalu?

    In the last 3 days, the lowest price for a flight from Tawau to Kota Kinabalu was RM 16 for a one-way ticket and RM 32 for a return.

  • Which airports will I be using when flying from Tawau to Kota Kinabalu?

    Tawau airport is called Tawau and the only airport in Kota Kinabalu is Kota Kinabalu.

  • Which aircraft models fly most regularly from Tawau to Kota Kinabalu?

    The Boeing 737-800 is the aircraft model that flies most regularly on the Tawau to Kota Kinabalu flight route.

  • Which airline alliances offer flights from Tawau to Kota Kinabalu?

    oneworld is the only airline alliance operating flights between Tawau and Kota Kinabalu.

  • On which days can I fly direct from Tawau to Kota Kinabalu?

    There are direct flights from Tawau to Kota Kinabalu on a daily basis.

  • Which is the best airline for flights from Tawau to Kota Kinabalu, Firefly or Malaysia Airlines?

    The two airlines most popular with KAYAK users for flights from Tawau to Kota Kinabalu are Firefly and Malaysia Airlines. With an average price for the route of RM 192 and an overall rating of 7.7, Firefly is the most popular choice. Malaysia Airlines is also a great choice for the route, with an average price of RM 438 and an overall rating of 7.4.

  • How does KAYAK find such low prices on flights from Tawau to Kota Kinabalu?

    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 Tawau to Kota Kinabalu.

  • How does KAYAK's flight Price Forecast tool help me choose the right time to buy my flight ticket from Tawau to Kota Kinabalu?

    KAYAK’s flight Price Forecast tool uses historical data to determine whether the price for a flight to Kota Kinabalu from Tawau is likely to change within 7 days, so travelers know whether to wait or book now.

  • What is the Hacker Fare option on flights from Tawau to Kota Kinabalu?

    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 Kota Kinabalu with an airline and back to Tawau with another airline.

  • What is KAYAK's "flexible dates" feature and why should I care when looking for a flight from Tawau to Kota Kinabalu?

    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 Kota Kinabalu from Tawau up to 3 days before/after your preferred dates. You can then pick the flights that suit you best.

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KAYAK’s top tips for finding a cheap flight from Tawau to Kota Kinabalu

  • Looking for a cheap flight? 25% of our users found flights on this route for RM 99 or less one-way and RM 208 or less round-trip.

Prefer to fly direct from Tawau to Kota Kinabalu?

Find which airlines fly direct from Tawau to Kota Kinabalu, which days they fly and book direct flights.

Direct departures

Tawau to Kota Kinabalu

Monday

AirAsia

AirAsia

Tuesday

AirAsia, Firefly, Malaysia Airlines

AirAsia, Firefly, +1 more

Wednesday

AirAsia

AirAsia

Thursday

AirAsia, Firefly, Malaysia Airlines

AirAsia, Firefly, +1 more

Friday

AirAsia, Firefly, Malaysia Airlines

AirAsia, Firefly, +1 more

Saturday

AirAsia, Firefly, Malaysia Airlines

AirAsia, Firefly, +1 more

Sunday

AirAsia, Firefly, Malaysia Airlines

AirAsia, Firefly, +1 more

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Direct returns

Kota Kinabalu to Tawau

Monday

AirAsia, Firefly, Malaysia Airlines

AirAsia, Firefly, +1 more

Tuesday

AirAsia

AirAsia

Wednesday

AirAsia, Firefly, Malaysia Airlines

AirAsia, Firefly, +1 more

Thursday

AirAsia

AirAsia

Friday

AirAsia, Firefly, Malaysia Airlines

AirAsia, Firefly, +1 more

Saturday

AirAsia

AirAsia

Sunday

AirAsia, Firefly, Malaysia Airlines

AirAsia, Firefly, +1 more

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Top 4 airlines serving from Tawau to Kota Kinabalu

 
See real verified KAYAK customer reviews for airlines flying from Tawau to Kota Kinabalu. Airline scores are aggregated from all reviews left by passengers on KAYAK after flying with an airline. KAYAK doesn’t show reviews that are older than 5 years. Learn how KAYAK collects reviews.
Need help choosing which airline to fly with from Tawau to Kota Kinabalu? KAYAK airline reviews give an overall score for each airline based on loads of factors, including comfort, boarding, in-flight entertainment and more, to make your decision easier. See airline scores according to verified KAYAK customer reviews.
7.7
FireflyOverall score based on 25 reviews
7.8Comfort
6.9Food
8.0Crew
7.3Boarding
6.2Entertainment
Airline reviews

Delayed 7 hours plus. Given $15 worth of meal at Subway but it was actually we can only choose 1 set meal instead of $15 of anything. The staff at subway weren’t happy to serve huge group of us. No detailed explanation given by the airline and we just have to keep looking for information at the departure tv screen.

2.0 MediocreDave, Jan 2024SIN - PEN
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Delayed 7 hours plus. Given $15 worth of meal at Subway but it was actually we can only choose 1 set meal instead of $15 of anything. The staff at subway weren’t happy to serve huge group of us. No detailed explanation given by the airline and we just have to keep looking for information at the departure tv screen.

Was all very easy, from buying the ticket online to walking stratup to the check-in desk, helpful and friendly checkin staff, punctual take off, good standard of aircraft, luggage was waiting by the time I had cleared immigration. Thumbs up all round.

No frills, basic flight in a puddle jumper. I wasn’t expecting refreshments nor entertainment. Everything was efficient, and everyone was pleasant.

The only problem was that I bought ticket on a third party app but I have to pay extra luggage cost, because of in their system different from my bought ticket. Every other was perfect

I don’t like the sour face of the check in staff at Penang international airport, front desk service provider should be more friendly n smiles always 😊

It was delayed for more than 1 hour due to LIMA when many planes landed & took-off at the same time. It could ve been better if the pilot or crew informed us every few minutes so that we know what’s going on.

Ok, but legspace on MH0127 from Kul to Per was too small. It was not possible to tilt my seat which I don't understand because the seat in front of my could do it. So I didn't rest on the flight. Also, the crew was probably understaffed because it took very long time to take trash after the meal. Everything very different from the flight with Malaysian Airlines from London to KL.

Service / food has to be much better. Staff were not very attentive to requests. Requested for a second serve of coke and got a weird look back from the host! Was also told they don’t have extra water bottles when I requested for one before sleep! Dinner time food was very minimum and average.

An overnight Doha to KL. Great sleep, good service and tasty food in business class

chaos boarding. Crew in business class seemed short staffed and lacking in attention to details initially, but did improve during flight.

The cabin was quite noisy as there were lots of children travelling for the school holidays. Found the selection of movies limited.

Delayed, not enough information. Had to ask for refreshments, crew could have been more proactive

The best so far coz this time it was all male steward on the economy cluster. They were polite, efficient & genuinely courteous. They do not judge you when you ask for more food & peanuts.

Delayed for 45 minutes. Don't know what's the issue. Other than that, food was not to my satisfaction. However it's okay.

My first course flight (Aor-Kul) was cancelled in the morning, and they asked me to board the night flight hence I need to transit overnight for the 2nd flight (Kul-Myy) that supposed to be on the same day. The overnight stay was not provided, (I'm traveling with my spouse, a daughter (5 y.o.) and an infant (2 months old). Hence I booked Sama Sama Hotel at my own expense (fortunately using my enrich miles points). Other than this issue, all services is good.

My experience with the flight was okay. My experience checking in was absolutely terrible. I was told I needed to change my e-ticket number to check in because I missed my flight in PDX. Even when shown the itinerary, they didn't budge and sent me to KLM across the airport. KLM wasn't open until 8pm and my flight was at 7:30pm. Nobody made accommodations in any way to get me to KUL. To add insult to injury, they rescheduled my flight to the very next day, creating a very long layover and did not offer any hotel stay. After this, even worse, I found out later they delayed the first 7:30pm flight to 9:10pm. Meaning, I could have still boarded but they refused to even try to get me on the plane. As a result, I missed a day of work and lost pay for the day. Also, when I went to get my luggage, it wasn't there. It was STILL in Singapore. They had from 5:30pm to 5am to get my luggage onto the plane and they still couldn't get that right. This is the worst experience I've had flying anywhere in the past decade I've been travelling.

Premium check in was worth it. Boarding process was a little chaotic. Seats were super cramped and I am less than 80kg and 180cm

It was good. The FACE check in at KLIA2 was not working.

should remind people who cough must wear the mask. A few persons surrounding keep coughing.

The flight delay... but bus from the airport be on time

Bad experience, delay like no tomorrow. Original schedule departure time at 9:30pm, delayed until 12:05am only depart.

Great. Very satisfied with a direct flight from Penang back to HK international. Stewards in the cabin were very friendly and helpful. Would not hesitate to fly with Air Asia in the future.

Second time flying on AirAsia. They’re fine for a low cost carrier, so I don’t expect high level hospitality. They could have informed us that the flight would be delayed even if by a few minutes, instead of the passengers asking the gate agents why we’re not boarding 8 minutes before takeoff. And given some of the passengers on this particular flight were problematic, the crew did great handling such people.

Meh, it was AirAsia. It's not about a quality.

Great flight. Achieve my objecttive of travelling with less hassle .

They didn't have a single blanket for hire for a long haul overnight flight. This wasn't good enough even for a budget airline

Worst airline ever. They didn’t let me board although I had a connecting flight boarding pass. The reason was “we don’t have an agreement with Bhutan airlines” the hell? How do you hand out boarding passes and let someone go through the airport to the gate and then say we can’t board and have to go back to security. Who can make that flight/time? Completely irresponsible in communicating this. I’ll never fly MYairline.

Can’t expect more than this from a budget airlines. Excellent value for money. Cheap and on time service. That’s what matters.

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Recent one-way flight deals

 
Only flying one-way? Below are some of the best one-way flight deals from Tawau to Kota Kinabalu found on KAYAK in the last 72 hours.
19/7Fri
directAirAsia
0h 50mTWU-BKI
RM 75
16/7Tue
directFirefly
0h 50mTWU-BKI
RM 80
28/6Fri
directFirefly
0h 50mTWU-BKI
RM 94
15/9Sun
directFirefly
0h 50mTWU-BKI
RM 132
19/9Thu
directAirAsia
0h 55mTWU-BKI
RM 165
24/6Mon
directFirefly
0h 50mTWU-BKI
RM 193
7/7Sun
1 stopMalaysia Airlines
24h 15mTWU-BKI
RM 268
10/7Wed
1 stopMalaysia Airlines
24h 15mTWU-BKI
RM 292
22/7Mon
1 stopBatik Air
8h 50mTWU-BKI
RM 334
2/8Fri
1 stopBatik Air
8h 50mTWU-BKI
RM 1,590

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Last minute flights from Tawau to Kota Kinabalu

Last minute flight, train and bus deals

 
These last-minute flight deals are the cheapest flights found on KAYAK in the last 72 hours for flights from Tawau to Kota Kinabalu that are departing in the next 10 days.
22/6Sat
direct
0h 50mTWU-BKI
23/6Sun
direct
0h 55mBKI-TWU
RM 372
22/6Sat
multi-stop
5h 40mTWU-BKI
23/6Sun
direct
0h 55mBKI-TWU
RM 461
21/6Fri
directAirAsia
0h 50mTWU-BKI
21/6Fri
directAirAsia
0h 55mBKI-TWU
RM 555
21/6Fri
direct
0h 55mTWU-BKI
21/6Fri
multi-stop
11h 01mBKI-TWU
RM 1,261
22/6Sat
multi-stop
8h 50mTWU-BKI
23/6Sun
multi-stop
12h 10mBKI-TWU
RM 2,000
21/6Fri
multi-stop
7h 20mTWU-BKI
21/6Fri
multi-stop
11h 01mBKI-TWU
RM 4,371

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Tawau - Kota Kinabalu Flights

Departure:

Tawau (TWU)Malaysia

Destination:

Kota Kinabalu (BKI)Malaysia

Return flight deals:

Kota Kinabalu - Tawau

Cabin classes:

RM 146