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Flight information Kuala Lumpur International to Kota Kinabalu
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Average flight time, total distance 1632 kilometres
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Flying from Kuala Lumpur to Kota Kinabalu
Malaysia Airlines appears to be the only full service carrier offering direct flights from Kuala Lumpur International Airport (KLIA) to Kota Kinabalu International Airport (as of June 2016). Direct flights are available every day of the week.
Royal Brunei also operates on this route but with a stopover in their base city, Bandar Seri Begawan.
Budget airlines that fly from Kuala Lumpur to Kota Kinabalu
Departure from Kuala Lumpur International Airport (KUL)
KLIA is Malaysia’s largest air transport hub, and handles much of the country’s outbound international and domestic flights. To get from to KLIA from Kuala Lumpur rapidly, travellers can board the direct airport train service, KLIA Ekspres, from KL Sentral at the heart of the city. KLIA Ekspres trains depart every 15-20 minutes, and head towards both KLIA and KLIA 2.
The train ride takes about half an hour, at a fare of about RM 55. Travellers are advised to check in at KLIA 2 hours in advance for international flights and 1.5 hours in advance for domestic flights.
Things to do in Kuala Lumpur International Airport (KUL)
You’ll be able to find plenty to entertain yourself with before your flight at the spacious and well-equipped KLIA. Those wanting to fill up before flying can do so 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.
Arrival at Kota Kinabalu International Airport (BKI)
Kota Kinabalu Airport is the main gateway through which travellers pass to enter Kota Kinabalu (mostly for a shot at climbing the great Mount Kinabalu, tallest mountain in Malaysia). Though the airport used to consist of 2 passenger terminals, Terminal 2 has been out of operation since late 2015 and all flights now arrive and depart from Terminal 1 (as of June 2016).
To get to Kota Kinabalu from Terminal 1, travellers can either board the Airport Bus (at about RM 5) for a 25-40 minute direct ride into town or grab a taxi (the fare should be around RM 30). As the airport is less than 10 kilometres from Kota Kinabalu, the taxi ride should not take much longer than 20 minutes.
Things to do in Kota Kinabalu International Airport (BKI)
Though not as large as KLIA, Kota Kinabalu Airport is still well-equipped to keep arriving travellers comfortable. You’ll be able to find a variety of F&B outlets (with international names like Dunkin Donuts along with local franchises like Old Town White Coffee) in case you’re feeling peckish after the flight, along with a number of retail outlets for shopping.
Time difference between Kuala Lumpur and Kota Kinabalu
There is no time difference between Kuala Lumpur and Kota Kinabalu.
Weather in Kota Kinabalu
Kota Kinabalu is hot and humid all year round, with 2 monsoon seasons that happen between April and May as well as September and October. The weather at Kinabalu National Park, however, is usually cooler than that of Kota Kinabalu due to its higher altitude.
The average temperature of Kota Kinabalu is 30 °C.
Average cost of a meal in Kuala Lumpur and Kota Kinabalu
The average cost of a meal in Kuala Lumpur and Kota Kinabalu is RM 10 (USD 2.50) and RM 8 (USD 1.95) respectively.
Average cost of a hotel/night in Kuala Lumpur and Kota Kinabalu
The average cost of a night in a hotel in Kuala Lumpur and Kota Kinabalu is RM 110 (USD 28.10) and RM 100 (USD 24.44) respectively.
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The information above is accurate as of June 2016.
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