Flights from Kota Kinabalu to Kuala Lumpur

Flight information Kota Kinabalu to Kuala Lumpur

cheapest return price from Kota Kinabalu to Kuala Lumpur last month


airlines fly direct from Kota Kinabalu to Kuala Lumpur


flights a week from Kota Kinabalu to Kuala Lumpur

2h 20min

average flight time from Kota Kinabalu to Kuala Lumpur, total distance 1635 kilometres


was the most popular airline flying from Kota Kinabalu to Kuala Lumpur last month

2 airports

Kuala Lumpur International and Kuala Lumpur Sultan Abdul Azziz Shah

Flying from Kota Kinabalu to Kuala Lumpur

Malaysia Airlines is the only full service carrier offering direct flights from Kota Kinabalu International Airport to Kuala Lumpur International Airport (KLIA) (as of July 2016). Direct flights are available every day of the week.

Royal Brunei Airlines and Silkair both offer flights for this route but with a stopover in their respective base cities, Bandar Seri Begawan and Singapore.

Budget airlines that fly from Kota Kinabalu to Kuala Lumpur

Malindo Air, AirAsia and Jetstar Airways are the budget airlines that fly this route. Direct flights are available every day of the week.

Departure from Kota KinabaluInternational Airport (BKI)

Kota Kinabalu Airport used to consist of 2 passenger terminals, but Terminal 2 has been out of operation since late 2015 and all flights are currently in operation only from Terminal 1 (as of July 2016). To get to Kota Kinabalu Airport, take the Airport Bus from the centrally-located Padang Merdeka in Kota Kinabalu - the bus ride will take about 25-40 minutes to reach the airport (depending on traffic conditions), at a fare of around RM 5 (USD 1.2). Otherwise, a taxi ride to the airport would cost around RM 30 (USD 7.4) and take about 20 minutes only.

Travellers are advised to check in at the airport 2 hours in advance for international flights and 1.5 hours in advance for domestic flights.

Things to do in Kota KinabaluInternational Airport (BKI)

Within the passenger terminal of Kota Kinabalu Airporta variety of F&B outlets such as Dunkin Donuts and Old Town White Coffee can be found. Besides that, a few retail outlets are also available for shopping.

Arrival at Kuala Lumpur International Airport (KUL)

KLIAis Malaysia’s largest air transport hub, and handles much of the country’s international and domestic inbound flights. To get to Kuala Lumpur city from KLIA, travellers can board the direct airport train service the KLIA Ekspres, which will get them to KL Sentral from KLIA and KLIA 2 within half an hour at a fare of about RM 55.

Things to do in Kuala Lumpur International Airport (KUL)

You’ll be able to find things to entertain yourself with after your flight at the spacious and well-equipped KLIA. Those feeling peckish can fill up at the numerous dining outlets available within the 2 airport terminals - food options range from fast food to gourmet cuisine of both local and international origins. Well-stocked duty-free shopping areas are also available, as is free wi-fi.

Time difference between Kota Kinabalu to Kuala Lumpur

Kota Kinabalu and Kuala Lumpur are in the same time zone.

Weather in Kuala Lumpur

Like most of Southeast Asia, Kuala Lumpur has a moist, warm tropical climate with 2 short monsoon seasons from March to April as well as October and November. The city’s average temperature is 27.5°C.

Average cost of a meal in Kota Kinabalu to Kuala Lumpur

The average cost of a meal in both cities isRM 10 (USD 2.50)and RM8(USD 1.95)respectively.

Average cost of a hotel/night inKota Kinabalu to Kuala Lumpur

The average cost of a night in a hotel in Kuala Lumpur and Kota Kinabalu is RM110 (USD 28.10) and RM100(USD 24.44) respectively.


Want customised updates sent direct to your inbox when this flight is at its cheapest possible price? Find out how here:

Prices shown on this page are estimated lowest prices only. Found in the last 15 days.