The cheapest times to fly from ATL to BKI are

  • January 29th to April 29th (except the week of March 26th)
  • August 20th to September 23rd
  • October 8th to November 25th (except the week of November 12th)

based on data collected exclusively by Champion Traveler across tens of millions of flights. Among all the dates above, the very cheapest time to fly from ATL to BKI is mid February. Prices can be as high as $4050 for Thursday flights during early to mid May, or as low as $1284 for Tuesday flights around mid February.


When to Fly to Kota Kinabalu

Flying from Atlanta, GA (ATL) to Kota Kinabalu (BKI) will usually cost between $1306 to $2344 per person if booking more than four weeks in advance. On average the very cheapest time to fly is mid February with an average ticket price of $1328. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is early to mid May, with an average price of $2418. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $1091 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $1616 can be considered a good price for a round-trip ATL to BKI flight.

See below for a graph of average weekly prices for the ATL to BKI route. All prices are for round-trip tickets in USD.

ATL to BKI Flight Prices

Compared to other flights, the ATL to BKI flight is more expensive than the average and costs slightly more than the average flight leaving from Atlanta. The average price per mile (for a direct flight) is $0.11, which is far below average.


Flight Prices by Day of the Week

Tuesday is usually the cheapest day to fly to BKI, and Wednesday the cheapest day to fly back into ATL. Thursdays are the most expensive days to fly out or take a return trip. Selecting flights on the least expensive days could save you up to $213 (12%) on this flight.

Departing prices are for round-trip flights returning on the day of departure. For example, a flight departing on Tuesday and returning a week later will cost an average of $1592. Return trip prices are from the BKI to ATL flight, and often highlight the quality of our data in showing the same trend.

Departing Prices by Day

Departure Day Prices

Return Trip Prices by Day

Return Day Prices


Nonstop Flights and Layovers

Travelers looking to fly from ATL to BKI can generally find a 1-layover flight. Because there is not usually a direct flight option the real-world direct flight time of 17 hour 53 minutes may not be realistic.


Flight Hacking ATL to BKI

Flight hacking is when you book two tickets instead of a layover, sometimes with different airlines. You will need to either bring only a carry-on bag (highly recommended) or leave yourself plenty of time to go through security again. Flight hacking is completely allowed, but airlines don’t always tell you the cheapest way to get from ATL to BKI — but Champion Traveler does!

Hack #1: Singapore (ATL > SIN > BKI)

  • Price for both tickets: $1132
  • Average savings: $484 (29.93%)

See ATL to SIN flights

Hack #2: Hong Kong (ATL > HKG > BKI)

  • Price for both tickets: $1173
  • Average savings: $443 (27.39%)

See ATL to HKG flights

Hack #3: Manila (ATL > MNL > BKI)

  • Price for both tickets: $1179
  • Average savings: $437 (27.05%)

See ATL to MNL flights


Flight Questions Answered

Still have questions about flying from ATL to BKI? We’ve got answers.

Which airlines fly this route?

You can find 19 major airlines flying this route most often: Air Canada, Alaska, American, Asiana, British Airways, China Airlines, China Eastern, China Southern, Delta, Emirates, EVA Air, JAL, KLM, Korean Air, Malaysia Airlines, Qatar Airways, Royal Brunei, Shanghai Airlines, Singapore Airlines, and potentially more during busy seasons.

How far away is it from Kota Kinabalu International Airport to Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport?

The distance between the two airports is roughly 9390 miles or 15112 kilometers.

How long does it take to fly from ATL to BKI?

The real-world flight time for a nonstop ATL to BKI flight is about 17 hour 53 minutes.

How many flights go between Atlanta, GA and Kota Kinabalu?

It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 25 available flights from ATL to BKI.


Airport Location Info


Departing Airport

Origination code ATL
Origination airport name Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport
City Atlanta, GA
Country the United States
Latitude 33.6
Longitude -84.4

Return Airport

Destination code BKI
Destination airport name Kota Kinabalu International Airport
City Kota Kinabalu
Country Malaysia
Latitude 5.9
Longitude 116


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