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Tawau to Kota Kinabalu flight information

Avg. flight duration 0h 51m
Flights arrive in Kota Kinabalu
Flights depart from Tawau
Flight price RM 98
Distance 291 km
Airlines AirAsia, Malindo Air, Malaysia Airlines

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Low season:
October
Best time to beat the crowds
4%
expected price decrease
High season:
February
Most popular time to fly
12%
expected price increase
Average price:
RM 274
(price for this month)
Good deal:
RM 228
or less return trip within
2 months
of travel is a good deal

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The cheapest flight from Tawau to Kota Kinabalu was found, on average, 18 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 October.
Morning departure is around 26% 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 Tawau to Kota Kinabalu Flights

How long does a flight from Tawau to Kota Kinabalu take?
An average non-stop flight takes 0h 50m, covering a distance of 291 km.
How many flights are there between Tawau and Kota Kinabalu?
There are 92 (non-stop) flights between Tawau and Kota Kinabalu per week, averaging 13 per day.
Which airlines provide the cheapest flights from Tawau to Kota Kinabalu?
In the past 3 days, the cheapest return tickets were found on AirAsia (RM 98), Malindo Air (RM 208) and Malaysia Airlines (RM 221).
Which airlines fly most frequently between Tawau and Kota Kinabalu?
AirAsia (8 times daily), Malaysia Airlines (4 times daily), Malindo Air (1 times daily) are the most frequent flyers on this route.
What’s the cheapest day of the week to fly from Tawau to Kota Kinabalu?
For Tawau to Kota Kinabalu, Tuesday is the cheapest day to fly on average and Friday is the most expensive. Flying from Kota Kinabalu back to Tawau, the best deals are generally found on Thursday, with Tuesday being the most expensive.
Which airports will I be using when flying from Tawau to Kota Kinabalu?
When flying out of Tawau you will be using Tawau, often referred to as Tawau Airport. You will be landing at Kota Kinabalu, also known as Kota Kinabalu Airport.

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Airports
Origin
Tawau
RM 98
only
RM 98
Destination
Kota Kinabalu
RM 98
only
RM 98
Tue, 7 May
TWU
Tawau
BKI
Kota Kinabalu
0h 55m
Sun, 12 May
BKI
Kota Kinabalu
TWU
Tawau
0h 55m
RM 98
Trip: 6 days
8.3ExcellentShow reviews
Overall 8.3 Excellent
Based on 1 reviews
Overall
6.9
Boarding
6.9
Comfort
6.6
Crew
7.3
Entertainment
5.5
Food
6.1
BWN
KUL
Mediocre 2.0

Pros: Nope

Cons: Flight delayed 2hrs

PEN
SIN
OK 4.0

Pros: Very understanding and helpful flight crew

Cons: Such a poor on time record

SGN
KUL
Good 6.3

Pros: Prompt boarding, leather seats with reasonable leg room, even with seat in front reclined. Efficient, friendly and professional stewards

Cons: Had to ask someone in terminal about getting our connecting flight

KUL
SGN
Good 7.0

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

KUL
CXR
Good 6.0

Cons: Notification of delayed flight wrong.

Fri, 29 Mar
TWU
Tawau
BKI
Kota Kinabalu
1h 00m
Tue, 2 Apr
BKI
Kota Kinabalu
TWU
Tawau
0h 50m
RM 208
Trip: 5 days
7.3GoodShow reviews
Overall 7.3 Good
Based on 132 reviews
Boarding
7.4
Comfort
7.6
Crew
7.6
Entertainment
6.9
Food
7.0
KUL
BDO
Good 7.3

Pros: Proactively checking the boarding pass to shorten que of the boarding process.

Cons: Delayed

ATQ
KUL
Mediocre 3.0

Cons: Turbulence

BOM
KUL
OK 4.0

Pros: Comfort of seat

Cons: Delay..

HKG
KUL
Excellent 10.0

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

KUL
PER
Excellent 8.6

Pros: Ease of booking and 30kg baggage allow all included in quoted flight cost

Cons: Food quality appears to be falling down in variety and quality

Fri, 29 Mar
TWU
Tawau
BKI
Kota Kinabalu
0h 50m
Thu, 4 Apr
BKI
Kota Kinabalu
TWU
Tawau
0h 50m
RM 221
Trip: 7 days
9.0ExcellentShow reviews
Overall 9.0 Excellent
Based on 2 reviews
Overall
7.2
Boarding
7.3
Comfort
7.1
Crew
7.6
Entertainment
6.9
Food
6.7
ADL
KUL
OK 4.0

Cons: Feel airline maintenance is slipping second flight in a week where they have tv trouble

BLR
KUL
OK 4.0

Pros: Very little.

Cons: Flight status went from check in status to final call....not boarding announcement as promised in lounge. Rude check in lady at counter. Misguided info about check in. Old ratty plane. Bad food. Luggage damaged on arrival. Awful seats.

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.

KUL
JHB
Good 6.6

Cons: cabin not so clean, no foot rest. But crew good service.

KUL
KCH
Excellent 10.0

Pros: Smooth flight, great entertainment

Sat, 6 Apr
TWU
Tawau
BKI
Kota Kinabalu
0h 50m
Sun, 7 Apr
BKI
Kota Kinabalu
TWU
Tawau
0h 55m
RM 159
Trip: 2 days
8.3ExcellentShow reviews
Overall 8.3 Excellent
Based on 1 reviews
Overall
6.9
Boarding
6.9
Comfort
6.6
Crew
7.3
Entertainment
5.5
Food
6.1
KUL
HKT
Mediocre 2.0

Cons: I was charged $183 USD for the same bag that was free on Malaysian airlines. Huge extortion rip off.

BKI
PEN
Mediocre 3.3

Pros: On time

Cons: I was separate with my wife even if similar seats were available. To be with her, i had to pay.

KUL
COK
Good 6.0

Cons: Food and beverages are not free. Even water cost money so you might as well bring your own. Also they advertised free WiFi but as soon as logged in you have to pay.

SZX
KUL
Mediocre 2.0

Cons: We paid $37 to check in 1 Baggage and the flight from SFO to Beijing had delivered the baggage in baggage claim area. We had to take Chinese Visa to get to the baggage, even-though it is a transit. We missed the next connecting flight to Shenzhen as it ate up all our time. Now have to travel in the mercy of the airlines for next flight. PLEASE MAKE SURE YOU LIST THAT "VISA NEEDED IF CHECKING IN BAGGAGE" MISSED ALL FLIGHTS

LBU
KUL
Excellent 8.0

Pros: very on time

Cons: chair abit small

Tue, 9 Apr
TWU
Tawau
BKI
Kota Kinabalu
0h 50m
Wed, 10 Apr
BKI
Kota Kinabalu
TWU
Tawau
0h 55m
RM 168
Trip: 2 days
8.3ExcellentShow reviews
Overall 8.3 Excellent
Based on 1 reviews
Overall
6.9
Boarding
6.9
Comfort
6.6
Crew
7.3
Entertainment
5.5
Food
6.1
KUL
RGN
OK 4.3

Cons: Baggage problems in transit

VTZ
KUL
Good 6.6

Cons: Very specific about weight of bags

KUL
DMK
Mediocre 3.0

Pros: I will say that the AirAsia crews do save the day. This is my first time flying AirAsia on a 3 leg trip (currently on leg 2) and the crew members have been absolutely awesome and stellar.

Cons: I’m just a BIG guy so space is my overall complaint. But as my first experience with AirAsia, it has not been a great one. First my initial flight kept being delayed and delayed until it was actually canceled. Then my second leg of my vacation trip, again, delayed and they just had us standing in line waiting to board our flight. Again I give praise to the wonderful crew members for the stellar and comforting service. They truly are the reason I have not given up on AirAsia just yet. Now I do have one leg left, my tip home...I’m hoping that this one will be the overall best experience for my AirAsia. I’m praying for an on time departure, and another wonderful staff and just a tiny bit more leg space. Wish me luck

KUL
PEN
OK 4.6

Cons: Delayed flight

KUL
SGN
Good 7.0

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

Fri, 29 Mar
TWU
Tawau
BKI
Kota Kinabalu
1h 00m
Tue, 2 Apr
BKI
Kota Kinabalu
TWU
Tawau
0h 50m
RM 208
Trip: 5 days
7.3GoodShow reviews
Overall 7.3 Good
Based on 132 reviews
Boarding
7.4
Comfort
7.6
Crew
7.6
Entertainment
6.9
Food
7.0
LGK
KUL
Good 6.0

Pros: You can check-in luggage for free. Not like Airasia

Cons: Delays, of course.

KUL
BDO
Excellent 8.0

Pros: Comfortable, on board flight menu was good, no delay.

Cons: Visa permits check before boarding was really unnecessary. It's immigration personals job. That creates long & slow moving que. But then perhaps it's the KL Airport authorities fault that exercise that policy. Saw the same thing with some other airlines.

SGN
KUL
Excellent 8.3

Pros: Everything went smoothly from check in to arrival. Bags were delivered timely. Flights were on time.

Cons: No entertainment options. Little to no food service.

TPE
KUL
Good 7.6

Pros: 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.

Cons: 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
Excellent 9.3

Pros: Service and comfort with blanket, and entertainment movies.

Cons: Luggage collection rather late in Bali.

Fri, 29 Mar
TWU
Tawau
BKI
Kota Kinabalu
0h 50m
Thu, 4 Apr
BKI
Kota Kinabalu
TWU
Tawau
0h 50m
RM 221
Trip: 7 days
9.0ExcellentShow reviews
Overall 9.0 Excellent
Based on 2 reviews
Overall
7.2
Boarding
7.3
Comfort
7.1
Crew
7.6
Entertainment
6.9
Food
6.7
LGK
KUL
Good 6.3

Cons: No onboard entertainment

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
LGK
Excellent 10.0

Pros: Everything. Just a simple, very short haul flight: nothing too complicated.

Cons: There was nothing to fault.

KUL
LHR
Good 7.3

Pros: New plane and spacious.

Cons: No choice in meal for breakfast. Only one type available. Ran out of red wine. White wine wasn’t chilled. Poor service, no water was offered on a long flight. Have to ask it.

TGG
KUL
Excellent 8.4

Cons: Crew service

Fri, 29 Mar
TWU
Tawau
BKI
Kota Kinabalu
1h 00m
Mon, 1 Apr
BKI
Kota Kinabalu
TWU
Tawau
0h 50m
RM 229
Trip: 4 days
7.3GoodShow reviews
Overall 7.3 Good
Based on 132 reviews
Boarding
7.4
Comfort
7.6
Crew
7.6
Entertainment
6.9
Food
7.0
KUL
KTM
Mediocre 2.3

Pros: Average flight

Cons: Changed the time of my flight early by more than 2 hours, with no communication. I therefore missed the flight. I was informed there was a flight that evening but they refused to move me as I had booked through an agent. Waited more than 6 hoursnin the airport for next flight and was offered only a meal voucher worth £4. Later flight was delayed, resulting in me missing my friends pre wedding henna party and arriving more than 8 hours late. Not a single apology given!

DEL
KUL
Excellent 8.0

Pros: something

Cons: something

SZB
PEN
Excellent 8.0

Pros: Can print boarding pass on own and bring to airport and straight away walk to hate with the self printed boarding pass.

Cons: No kiosk to self print boarding pass at airport... This trip flight from SZB was postponed and flight from PEN was pushed out.

KUL
LGK
Mediocre 2.0

Pros: Nothing

Cons: Flight had a new schedule without prior notice We're unable to take this flight. Did not get any refund

KUL
DPS
Excellent 8.0

Cons: Cramped seats

Tue, 19 Mar
TWU
Tawau
BKI
Kota Kinabalu
0h 50m
Thu, 21 Mar
BKI
Kota Kinabalu
TWU
Tawau
0h 45m
RM 270
Trip: 3 days
9.0ExcellentShow reviews
Overall 9.0 Excellent
Based on 2 reviews
Overall
7.2
Boarding
7.3
Comfort
7.1
Crew
7.6
Entertainment
6.9
Food
6.7
KUL
MNL
OK 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.

KUL
RGN
Mediocre 2.0

Cons: Answers together with Perth to KL. I understand from other flight individuals that MAL. Flights are always delayed.

KUL
AKL
Excellent 10.0

Cons: Connecting Time

SUB
KUL
Good 6.6

Pros: The boarding process was really fast and efficient.

Cons: No IFE was provided on this flight, so sad. There was a headset port in my seat but the airline didn't provide the headset so it is useless. Well the only thing that I can do on the plane was just sleeping.

LHR
KUL
Good 7.6

Cons: Whilst the main meal was ok, as far as breakfast on the LHR to KUL sector was concerned, by the time I was served my preference was no longer available. The crew member who served me made no attempt to see if another colleague had my preference available.

Fri, 29 Mar
TWU
Tawau
BKI
Kota Kinabalu
0h 50m
Sat, 30 Mar
BKI
Kota Kinabalu
TWU
Tawau
0h 45m
RM 270
Trip: 2 days
9.0ExcellentShow reviews
Overall 9.0 Excellent
Based on 2 reviews
Overall
7.2
Boarding
7.3
Comfort
7.1
Crew
7.6
Entertainment
6.9
Food
6.7
KUL
SIN
Excellent 8.5

Pros: The flight was pleasant, the staff were delightful, and the plane (a new 737-800) was very comfortably configured.

Cons: Check-in took an intolerably long time (45 minutes).

CGK
KUL
Good 6.0

Pros: Pleasant steward

Cons: Delayed and waste time at Jakarta airport

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.

KUL
DPS
OK 5.0

Cons: No seat back entertainment. Very old plane.

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.

Thu, 28 Mar
TWU
Tawau
BKI
Kota Kinabalu
1h 00m
Sun, 31 Mar
BKI
Kota Kinabalu
TWU
Tawau
0h 50m
RM 278
Trip: 4 days
7.3GoodShow reviews
Overall 7.3 Good
Based on 132 reviews
Boarding
7.4
Comfort
7.6
Crew
7.6
Entertainment
6.9
Food
7.0
BOM
KUL
OK 4.0

Pros: It was on time there was plenty of space for carry-ons

Cons: The staff yelled at passengers and at two points hig me (hard) in the head with luggage and an elbow)

KUL
PEN
Mediocre 2.0

Cons: Terrible call centre. No reply on the list luggage phone number. Absolutely terrible service

KUL
DAC
Mediocre 2.0

Cons: 3 security checks in KL for transit Crew not interested in English speaking passengers Again our company will not fly with malindo if there is a choice

SGN
KUL
Excellent 8.3

Pros: Everything went smoothly from check in to arrival. Bags were delivered timely. Flights were on time.

Cons: No entertainment options. Little to no food service.

SIN
KUL
Excellent 10.0

Pros: Every thing in the flight was excellent.

Cons: Except at the airport service at Kuala Lumpur.You have to make sure to announce , when you change the gate.

Fri, 29 Mar
TWU
Tawau
BKI
Kota Kinabalu
0h 50m
Sat, 30 Mar
BKI
Kota Kinabalu
TWU
Tawau
0h 45m
RM 270
Trip: 2 days
9.0ExcellentShow reviews
Overall 9.0 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
Good 6.0

Cons: The food

KUL
HKG
Good 7.3

Pros: easy securityand boarding at kl

Cons: food bland

KUL
LHR
Good 7.3

Pros: New plane and spacious.

Cons: No choice in meal for breakfast. Only one type available. Ran out of red wine. White wine wasn’t chilled. Poor service, no water was offered on a long flight. Have to ask it.

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
ADL
OK 4.3

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

Tue, 26 Mar
TWU
Tawau
BKI
Kota Kinabalu
0h 50m
Wed, 27 Mar
BKI
Kota Kinabalu
TWU
Tawau
0h 55m
RM 306
Trip: 2 days
8.3ExcellentShow reviews
Overall 8.3 Excellent
Based on 1 reviews
Overall
6.9
Boarding
6.9
Comfort
6.6
Crew
7.3
Entertainment
5.5
Food
6.1
KUL
HKG
Mediocre 3.6

Pros: Cheap

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

SGN
KUL
Excellent 8.0

Pros: I tried their new selection of meals- butter chicken with rice. It was really good actually

Cons: As usual, I don’t really like the non-reclining seats on Airasia flights

KUL
HKT
Mediocre 2.0

Cons: I was charged $183 USD for the same bag that was free on Malaysian airlines. Huge extortion rip off.

KUL
SGN
Good 7.0

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

KUL
DMK
Excellent 8.0

Cons: Food

Tue, 19 Mar
TWU
Tawau
BKI
Kota Kinabalu
0h 50m
Thu, 21 Mar
BKI
Kota Kinabalu
TWU
Tawau
0h 45m
RM 282
Trip: 3 days
9.0ExcellentShow reviews
Overall 9.0 Excellent
Based on 2 reviews
Overall
7.2
Boarding
7.3
Comfort
7.1
Crew
7.6
Entertainment
6.9
Food
6.7
AKL
KUL
Excellent 10.0

Pros: Lovely people an caring all the way through.

LHR
KUL
Good 7.6

Cons: Whilst the main meal was ok, as far as breakfast on the LHR to KUL sector was concerned, by the time I was served my preference was no longer available. The crew member who served me made no attempt to see if another colleague had my preference available.

MNL
KUL
Good 6.0

Cons: The food

LGK
KUL
Good 6.3

Cons: No onboard entertainment

HKG
KUL
Good 6.0

Pros: Not much

Cons: Left late with no explanation

Fri, 22 Mar
TWU
Tawau
BKI
Kota Kinabalu
0h 50m
Sat, 30 Mar
BKI
Kota Kinabalu
TWU
Tawau
0h 45m
RM 339
Trip: 9 days
9.0ExcellentShow reviews
Overall 9.0 Excellent
Based on 2 reviews
Overall
7.2
Boarding
7.3
Comfort
7.1
Crew
7.6
Entertainment
6.9
Food
6.7
KUL
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.

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

KUL
RGN
Mediocre 2.0

Cons: Answers together with Perth to KL. I understand from other flight individuals that MAL. Flights are always delayed.

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
DPS
Mediocre 2.0

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

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