The cheapest times to fly from KUL to TWU are

  • January 1st to January 14th
  • February 5th to March 18th
  • 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 KUL to TWU is early to mid October. Prices can be as high as $226 for Friday flights during late May, or as low as $63 for Wednesday flights around early to mid October.


When to Fly to Tawau

Flying from Kuala Lumpur (KUL) to Tawau (TWU) will usually cost between $75 to $166 per person if booking more than four weeks in advance. On average the very cheapest time to fly is early to mid October with an average ticket price of $73. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is late May, with an average price of $200. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $127 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $126 can be considered a good price for a round-trip KUL to TWU flight.

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

KUL to TWU Flight Prices

Compared to other flights, the KUL to TWU 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 $0.07, which is far below average.


Flight Prices by Day of the Week

Wednesday 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 $15 (12%) 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 $112. Return trip prices are from the TWU 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 TWU can generally find a 0-layover flight. Because there is a direct flight option the real-world direct flight time of 3 hour 2 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 TWU while comparing.

Destination alternative #1: Sandakan Airport (SDK) in Sandakan

  • 110 miles (177 km) away from TWU
  • Usually 8.73% less expensive than TWU
  • Nonstop flights available

See KUL to SDK flights


Flight Questions Answered

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

Which airlines fly this route?

You can find 6 major airlines flying this route most often: AirAsia, Firefly, Malaysia Airlines, Malindo Air, Philippine Airlines, Royal Brunei, and potentially more during busy seasons.

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

The distance between the two airports is roughly 1138 miles or 1831 kilometers.

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

The real-world flight time for a nonstop KUL to TWU flight is about 3 hour 2 minutes.

How many flights go between Kuala Lumpur and Tawau?

It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 60 available flights from KUL to TWU.


Airport Location Info


Departing Airport

Origination code KUL
Origination airport name Kuala Lumpur International Airport
City Kuala Lumpur
Country Malaysia
Latitude 2.7
Longitude 101.7

Return Airport

Destination code TWU
Destination airport name Tawau Airport
City Tawau
Country Malaysia
Latitude 4.3
Longitude 118.1


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