The cheapest times to fly from BKI to TAE are

  • July 16th to November 18th

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 TAE is late October. Prices can be as high as $1844 for Saturday flights during mid to late November, or as low as $247 for Sunday flights around late October.


When to Fly to Daegu

Flying from Kota Kinabalu (BKI) to Taegu (TAE) will usually cost between $317 to $1526 per person if booking more than four weeks in advance. On average the very cheapest time to fly is late October with an average ticket price of $321. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is mid to late November, with an average price of $1406. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $1086 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $1041 can be considered a good price for a round-trip BKI to TAE flight.

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

BKI to TAE Flight Prices

Compared to other flights, the BKI to TAE flight is priced close to the average and costs about as much as the average flight leaving from Kota Kinabalu. The average price per mile (for a direct flight) is $0.29, which is below average.


Flight Prices by Day of the Week

Sunday is usually the cheapest day to depart and return on this flight. 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 $167 (14%) on this flight.

Departing prices are for round-trip flights returning on the day of departure. For example, a flight departing on Sunday and returning a week later will cost an average of $920. Return trip prices are from the TAE 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 TAE can generally find a 0-layover flight. Because there is a direct flight option the real-world direct flight time of 4 hour 59 minutes may be realistic.


Alternative Nearby Airports

Champion Traveler tells you which airports are nearby and whether tickets might be cheaper alternative airports nearby. Sometimes it’s worth it to fly into a closer airport and then commute to your destination. Remember that there is a nonstop flight from BKI to TAE while comparing.

Destination alternative #1: Gimhae International Airport (PUS) in Busan

  • 51 miles (82 km) away from TAE
  • Usually 40.25% less expensive than TAE
  • Nonstop flights available

See BKI to PUS flights


Flight Hacking BKI to TAE

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 BKI to TAE — but Champion Traveler does!

Hack #1: Taipei (BKI > TPE > TAE)

  • Price for both tickets: $607
  • Average savings: $435 (41.74%)

See BKI to ICN flights

Hack #2: Seoul (BKI > ICN > TAE)

  • Price for both tickets: $924
  • Average savings: $118 (11.29%)

See BKI to TPE flights

Hack #3: Tokyo (BKI > NRT > TAE)

  • Price for both tickets: $927
  • Average savings: $115 (11%)

See BKI to NRT flights


Flight Questions Answered

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

Which airlines fly this route?

You can find 17 major airlines flying this route most often: Air Busan, AirAsia, Asiana, China Airlines, China Eastern, China Southern, EASTAR JET, Hong Kong Express, Jeju Air, Jin Air, Korean Air, Peach Aviation, Royal Brunei, Shanghai Airlines, T’Way Air, Tigerair Taiwan, VietJet Air, and potentially more during busy seasons.

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

The distance between the two airports is roughly 2219 miles or 3571 kilometers.

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

The real-world flight time for a nonstop BKI to TAE flight is about 4 hour 59 minutes.

How many flights go between Kota Kinabalu and Taegu?

It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 29 available flights from BKI to TAE.


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 TAE
Destination airport name Taegu International Airport
City Taegu
Country South Korea
Latitude 35.9
Longitude 128.7


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