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Flight information Johor Bahru to Kota Kinabalu

Cheapest return price last month

RM230

Direct airline

1

Flights per week

22

Average flight time, total distance 1455 kilometres

2h 15min

Most popular airline last month

AirAsia

Kota Kinabalu

1 airport

Frequently asked questions

There's one airport in Kota Kinabalu: Kota Kinabalu.
The best price found on Skyscanner for a flight from Johor Bahru to Kota Kinabalu is RM230. This was found by aggregating across different carriers and is the cheapest price for the whole month.
2h 15min is the average flight time from Johor Bahru to Kota Kinabalu.
There is one airline that flies direct from Johor Bahru to Kota Kinabalu.
As of October, there are 22 flights per week flying from Johor Bahru to Kota Kinabalu.

Flying from Johor Bahru to Kota Kinabalu

Kota Kinabalu is the capital of Sabah province. The city that is more commonly known as ‘KK’ is located on the island of Borneo in East Malaysia. KK has a population of close to 500,000 people and is well known for their beautiful sandy beaches, Mount Kinabalu and their unique headhunting culture in the old times.

Kota Kinabalu is served by one airport which is Kota Kinabalu International Airport (BKI). The typical flight time from Johor Bahru to Kota Kinabalu is approximately 2 hours and 20 minutes.

Airlines that fly from Johor Bahru Senai International Airport (JHB) to Kota Kinabalu International Airport (BKI)

If you are looking for cheap flights from Johor Bahru to Kota Kinabalu, AirAsia is the only budget airline flying direct on this route. There are no other airlines serving the Johor Bahru to Kota Kinabalu route.

Departure from Johor Bahru Senai International Airport

The fastest way to get to Johor Bahru airport from the city centre is by taking a taxi or pre-booking a private airport transfer. The taxi fare should cost between RM45 - RM60 with a minimum journey time of 45 minutes.

Alternatively, you may also take the AA1 Johor Bahru city bus direct to the airport for your Johor Bahru to Kota Kinabalu flight. The bus fare will cost RM8 per person and take around 60 minutes to reach depending on traffic conditions.

Johor Bahru Senai International Airport information

The Johor Bahru airport is a small terminal that is located 32km from the city centre. Dining and shopping options can be quite limited so there is nothing much to do while waiting for your flight from Johor Bahru to Kota Kinabalu here. There are no 24-hour dining options or shops as everything closes at 10pm. However, complimentary WiFi and prayer rooms are available for passengers if required.

Arrival at Kota Kinabalu International Airport (BKI)

Kota Kinabalu city centre is located 9km away from the airport. Travellers should take note that there is only one mode of transportation from the airport when arriving from your Johor Bahru to Kota Kinabalu flight which is by taxi or a pre-booked transfer from Skyscanner. The taxi fare will cost minimally RM30 depending on where your drop off location is and will take 20 minutes or more depending on traffic conditions.

Kota Kinabalu International Airport (BKI) Information

There is only one terminal which serves all flights at Kota Kinabalu International Airport. There is a mediocre amount of both dining and shopping options available in the airport, however, the only 24-hour eatery available within the terminal is McDonald's. Complimentary WiFi is also available in most public areas for passengers to connect to upon arriving from your Johor Bahru to Kota Kinabalu flight. If needed, you can also utilize the prayer room in the airport.

Kota Kinabalu Recommendations

After purchasing your Johor Bahru to Kota Kinabalu air ticket, some of the main attractions in Kota Kinabalu that you should add to your list include Mount Kinabalu, Atkinson Clock Tower, Mari Mari Cultural Village, Signal Hill Observatory Tower and the Kota Kinabalu City Mosque. If you want to enjoy KK’s beautiful sea views, boat tickets to visit nearby islands can be purchased from the Jesselton Point. Islands such as Manukan Island, Gaya Island, Tunku Abdul Rahman National Park, Mamutik Island, Sapi Island and Sulug Island are the top islands that you should visit when in Kota Kinabalu.

Useful Kota Kinabalu Travel Information

What is the time difference between Johor Bahru and Kota Kinabalu?

There is no time difference between Johor Bahru and Kota Kinabalu.

What is the weather like in Kota Kinabalu?

Kota Kinabalu has an average temperature of 31°c. Travellers going from Johor Bahru to Kota Kinabalu should take note that June - November is KK’s rainy season.

What is the currency and exchange rate for Kota Kinabalu?

Kota Kinabalu uses the Malaysian Ringgit (RM).

What is the average cost of a hotel room in Kota Kinabalu?

An average room rate in Kota Kinabalu ranges between RM200 - RM500 per night. Skyscanner can also help you compare Kota Kinabalu hotel room prices as well.

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Information is accurate as of 19 October 2018

Prices shown on this page are estimated lowest prices only. Found in the last 45 days.