Cheap flights from Kuching to Kota Kinabalu

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Flight information Kuching to Kota Kinabalu

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Average flight time, total distance 805 kilometres

1h 25min

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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 Kuching to Kota Kinabalu is RM125. This was found by aggregating across different carriers and is the cheapest price for the whole month.
1h 25min is the average flight time from Kuching to Kota Kinabalu.
There are 4 airlines who fly direct from Kuching to Kota Kinabalu.
As of October, there are 45 flights per week flying from Kuching to Kota Kinabalu.

Flying from Kuching to Kota Kinabalu

Kota Kinabalu is the capital of Sabah in the island of Borneo, East Malaysia. The city is well known for Mount Kinabalu and their beautiful sandy beaches in the surrounding islands.

The city is served by Kota Kinabalu International Airport (BKI). Kuching to Kota Kinabalu flights typically take around an hour and 30 minutes.

Airlines that fly from Kuching International Airport (KCH) to Kota Kinabalu International Airport (BKI)

Travellers searching for Kuching to Kota Kinabalu cheap flight can consider AirAsia which provides a direct route. Other airlines with direct route include Malaysia Airlines.

Departure from Kuching International Airport

The only way of getting to the airport is via the public taxi which will cost on average of RM30 with a journey time of 20 minutes depending on traffic conditions.

Alternatively, arranging a private airport transfer from Skyscanner will allow you a hassle-free experience of getting to the airport.

Kuching International Airport information

Kuching airport is a small single-terminal building serving all flights. Despite being a small airport, there is a decent amount of dining and duty-free options. However, no 24 hour restaurants or convenience stores are open for those departing on early morning or late night flights. Complimentary WiFi is available along with a prayer room.

Arrival at Kota Kinabalu International Airport (BKI)

Upon arrival in Kota Kinabalu, the only way of getting to the city centre is via a public taxi or a pre-booked private airport transfer from Skyscanner. Taking a public taxi to the city centre should cost on average RM30 and will take 20 minutes, depending on traffic conditions.

Kota Kinabalu International Airport (BKI) Information

Kota Kinabalu International Airport is a single-terminal building with little dining and duty-free options. The only 24-hour eatery available is Mcdonalds. Complimentary WiFi is also available in most public areas. If needed, you can also utilize the prayer room in the airport.

Kota Kinabalu Recommendations

After purchasing your flight from Kuching to Kota Kinabalu, it is time to start planning! Some of the main attractions travellers should visit include Atkinson Clock Tower, Mari Mari Cultural Village, Kota Kinabalu City Mosque and Signal Hill Observatory Tower. If you have more time, Mount Kinabalu is also another attraction you should add to your list. Travellers looking to go island hop can purchase tickets from Jesselton Points. Islands such as Gaya Island, Manukan Island, Mamutik Island, Sulug Island and Tunku Abdul Rahman National Park are not only nearby but also offer stunning sea views that will captivate you.

Useful Kota Kinabalu Travel Information

What is the time difference between Kuching and Kota Kinabalu?

There is no time difference between Kuching and Kota Kinabalu.

What is the weather like in Kota Kinabalu?

Kota Kinabalu has an average temperature of 31°C. June to November is a 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?

The average cost of a hotel room ranges between from RM200 - RM550 per night. Skyscanner not only helps you compare cheap flights from Kuching to Kota Kinabalu but also helps you search for the best hotel room deals in Kota Kinabalu.

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Information is accurate as of 11 December 2018

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