The cheapest times to fly from KUL to BKI are

  • January 1st to January 14th
  • February 5th to April 29th (except the weeks of March 12th and March 19th)
  • July 30th to November 11th (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 KUL to BKI is late September. Prices can be as high as $488 for Friday flights during early to mid May, or as low as $53 for Tuesday flights around late September.


When to Fly to Kota Kinabalu

Flying from Kuala Lumpur (KUL) to Kota Kinabalu (BKI) will usually cost between $54 to $133 per person if booking more than four weeks in advance. On average the very cheapest time to fly is late September with an average ticket price of $54. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is early to mid May, with an average price of $243. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $189 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $90 can be considered a good price for a round-trip KUL to BKI flight.

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

KUL to BKI Flight Prices

Compared to other flights, the KUL to BKI flight is much cheaper than the average and costs much less than the average flight leaving from Kuala Lumpur. The average price per mile (for a direct flight) is $0.06, which is far below average.


Flight Prices by Day of the Week

Tuesday is usually the cheapest day to depart and return on this flight. Fridays 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 $19 (18%) 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 $84. Return trip prices are from the BKI to KUL 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 KUL to BKI can generally find a 0-layover flight. Because there is a direct flight option the real-world direct flight time of 2 hour 48 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 KUL to BKI while comparing.

Destination alternative #1: Labuan Airport (LBU) in Labuan

  • 70 miles (113 km) away from BKI
  • Usually 20.56% less expensive than BKI
  • Nonstop flights available

See KUL to LBU flights


Flight Questions Answered

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

Which airlines fly this route?

You can find 24 major airlines flying this route most often: Air New Zealand, AirAsia, Cebu Pacific, China Airlines, China Eastern, China Southern, Delta, Firefly, JAL, Lucky Air, Malaysia Airlines, Malindo Air, Oman Air, Philippine Airlines, Philippines AirAsia, Royal Brunei, Scoot, Shanghai Airlines, Sichuan Airlines, Singapore Airlines, Thai AirAsia, Vietnam Airlines, Virgin Australia, Xiamen, and potentially more during busy seasons.

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

The distance between the two airports is roughly 1013 miles or 1630 kilometers.

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

The real-world flight time for a nonstop KUL to BKI flight is about 2 hour 48 minutes.

How many flights go between Kuala Lumpur and Kota Kinabalu?

It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 59 available flights from KUL to BKI.


Airport Location Info


Departing Airport

Origination codeKUL
Origination airport nameKuala Lumpur International Airport
CityKuala Lumpur

Return Airport

Destination codeBKI
Destination airport nameKota Kinabalu International Airport
CityKota Kinabalu


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