The cheapest times to fly from BKI to MNL are

  • January 29th to March 25th
  • July 23rd to November 25th (except the week of August 6th)

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 BKI to MNL is mid November. Prices can be as high as $581 for Saturday flights during early to mid January, or as low as $73 for Wednesday flights around mid November.


When to Fly to Manila

Flying from Kota Kinabalu (BKI) to Manila (MNL) will usually cost between $82 to $298 per person if booking more than four weeks in advance. On average the very cheapest time to fly is mid November with an average ticket price of $153. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is early to mid January, with an average price of $258. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $105 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $168 can be considered a good price for a round-trip BKI to MNL flight.

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

BKI to MNL Flight Prices

Compared to other flights, the BKI to MNL flight is much cheaper than the average and costs much less than the average flight leaving from Kota Kinabalu. The average price per mile (for a direct flight) is $0.15, which is far below average.


Flight Prices by Day of the Week

Wednesday is usually the cheapest day to fly to MNL, and Monday the cheapest day to fly back into BKI. Saturdays 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 $172 (58%) on this flight.

Departing prices are for round-trip flights returning on the day of departure. For example, a flight departing on Wednesday and returning a week later will cost an average of $114. Return trip prices are from the MNL to BKI 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 BKI to MNL can generally find a 0-layover flight. Because there is a direct flight option the real-world direct flight time of 2 hour 13 minutes may be realistic.


Flight Questions Answered

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

Which airlines fly this route?

You can find 23 major airlines flying this route most often: Air New Zealand, AirAsia, Asiana, Cathay Dragon, Cathay Pacific, Cebu Pacific, China Airlines, China Eastern, China Southern, EVA Air, Firefly, JAL, Jeju Air, Jetstar, Korean Air, Malaysia Airlines, Philippine Airlines, Philippines AirAsia, Royal Brunei, Scoot, Shanghai Airlines, Singapore Airlines, Xiamen, and potentially more during busy seasons.

How far away is it from Ninoy Aquino International Airport to Kota Kinabalu International Airport?

The distance between the two airports is roughly 682 miles or 1098 kilometers.

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

The real-world flight time for a nonstop BKI to MNL flight is about 2 hour 13 minutes.

How many flights go between Kota Kinabalu and Manila?

It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 55 available flights from BKI to MNL.


Airport Location Info


Departing Airport

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

Return Airport

Destination code MNL
Destination airport name Ninoy Aquino International Airport
City Manila
Country the Philippines
Latitude 14.5
Longitude 121


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