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Flights from Kota Kinabalu to Kuala Lumpur

Flight information Kota Kinabalu to Kuala Lumpur

Cheapest return price last month

RM247

Direct airlines

7

Flights per week

210

Average flight time, total distance 1635 kilometres

2h 20min

Most popular airline last month

AirAsia

Kuala Lumpur International and Kuala Lumpur Sultan Abdul Azziz Shah

2 airports

Flying from Kota Kinabalu to Kuala Lumpur

Kuala Lumpur, officially known as the Federal Territory of Kuala Lumpur is the capital of Malaysia with a population of over 7.2 million people. Kuala Lumpur, or more commonly known as ‘KL’, is the hub of cultural, economic and financial centre in Malaysia. It is served by two airports, Kuala Lumpur International Airport and Kuala Lumpur Sultan Abdul Aziz Shah Airport. A Kota Kinabalu to Kuala Lumpur flight takes approximately 2 hours and 30 minutes.

Airlines that fly from Kota Kinabalu International Airport (BKI) to Kuala Lumpur International Airport (KUL)

Travellers in search for a cheap flight from Kota Kinabalu to Kuala Lumpur may consider taking a direct flight by budget airline AirAsia. Other budget airlines that serve a direct BKI to KUL route are Thai Lion Air and Firefly. For those seeking comfort and prefer to be on a full-service flight from BKI to KUL, Malaysia Airlines will be the only direct flight option. Other full-fledged airlines such as Royal Brunei Airlines, China Southern, Xiamen Air, Singapore Airlines will require a transfer for this route.

Airlines that fly from Kota Kinabalu International Airport (BKI) to Kuala Lumpur Sultan Abdul Aziz Shah (SZB)

Malindo Air is the only airline serving a direct Kota Kinabalu to Kuala Lumpur flight route from BKI airport. Alternatively, there are also flights with a minimum of one layover from BKI to KUL if wanting to arrive at this airport.

Departure from Kota Kinabalu International Airport

The most convenient way of getting to the airport from Kota Kinabalu city centre for your Kota Kinabalu to Kuala Lumpur flight is via public taxi. The taxi fare will cost approximately RM30. Pre-booking a private or shared airport transfer could also be another option to get to BKI airport. For travellers on a budget, the airport shuttle bus which will cost RM5 with a journey of 40 minutes can be an alternative option.

Kota Kinabalu International Airport information

Kota Kinabalu International Airport has only one main terminal serving both international and domestic flights. Complimentary WiFi is available for passengers in most areas to use. There are also prayer rooms located within the terminal if required. Food options are widely available although the only 24-hours eatery is McDonald's. A limited variety of duty-free shops are located in the departure hall.

Arrival at Kuala Lumpur International Airport (KUL)

Upon arriving from your Kota Kinabalu to Kuala Lumpur flight, the fastest and most convenient mode of transportation to get to KL city centre is via the KLIA Express train which costs RM55 per person to KL Sentral. With a journey time of 30 minutes, the train provides complimentary WiFi onboard. For the more budget-conscious traveller, there is also an option of taking the Skybus or KL Airport Coach that cost RM10 per person and will take a minimum of 60 minutes depending on traffic conditions. Travellers that prefer a more direct and door to door service can consider pre-booking a private or shared airport transfer from Skyscanner, take public taxi or Grab.

Kuala Lumpur International Airport (KUL) Information

There are two terminals in KLIA with a free shuttle bus that links both terminals if required. Various dining options and duty-free shops are located in both terminals with complimentary WiFi provided. 24-hours prayer room is also available in the airport terminal

Kuala Lumpur Recommendations

If you haven’t booked your hotel yet, Skyscanner has compiled a list of the 5 hotels most worth your dime in KL. With the cafe scene hopping becoming extremely popular, here is a list of the best cafes in Kuala Lumpur for you to check out. When going to Kuala Lumpur, the must-see are the Petronas Twin Towers, Merdeka Square and Batu Caves. If you are looking to shop, Bukit Bintang, Central Market and Petaling Street (also known as Chinatown) will be right up your alley! Alor street at night for food is another must-go spot in KL, with a whole stretch of local food offered.

Useful Kuala Lumpur Travel Information

What is the time difference between Kota Kinabalu and Kuala Lumpur?

There is no time difference between Kota Kinabalu and Kuala Lumpur.

What is the weather like in Kuala Lumpur?

Kuala Lumpur has an average temperature of 29°c all year round with October - December being the rainy season.

What is the currency and exchange rate for Kuala Lumpur?

Kota Kinabalu and Kuala Lumpur both use Malaysian Ringgit (RM).

What is the average cost of a hotel room in Kuala Lumpur?

The average cost of a hotel room in Kuala Lumpur ranges from RM180 – RM350.

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Information is accurate as of 01 October 2018

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