The cheapest times to fly from PEK to BKI are

  • February 5th to April 22nd
  • August 27th to December 23rd (except the weeks of September 24th and October 1st)

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 PEK to BKI is early to mid October. Prices can be as high as $1179 for Saturday flights during late January, or as low as $317 for Monday flights around early to mid October.


When to Fly to Kota Kinabalu

Flying from Beijing (PEK) to Kota Kinabalu (BKI) will usually cost between $357 to $1006 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 $348. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is late January, with an average price of $1071. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $723 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $449 can be considered a good price for a round-trip PEK to BKI flight.

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

PEK to BKI Flight Prices

Compared to other flights, the PEK to BKI flight is much cheaper than the average and costs less than the average flight leaving from Beijing. The average price per mile (for a direct flight) is $0.12, which is far below average.


Flight Prices by Day of the Week

Monday is usually the cheapest day to fly to BKI, and Friday the cheapest day to fly back into PEK. Saturdays are the most expensive days to fly to Kota Kinabalu, and Thursdays are the most expensive days to return to Beijing. Selecting flights on the least expensive days could save you up to $50 (9%) on this flight.

Departing prices are for round-trip flights returning on the day of departure. For example, a flight departing on Monday and returning a week later will cost an average of $495. Return trip prices are from the BKI to PEK 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 PEK 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 5 hour 14 minutes may not be realistic.


Flight Hacking PEK 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 PEK to BKI — but Champion Traveler does!

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

  • Price for both tickets: $334
  • Average savings: $114 (25.47%)

See PEK to KUL flights

Hack #2: Kuala Lumpur (PEK > KUL > BKI)

  • Price for both tickets: $360
  • Average savings: $89 (19.73%)

See PEK to SIN flights


Flight Questions Answered

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

Which airlines fly this route?

You can find 13 major airlines flying this route most often: Asiana, Cebu Pacific, China Airlines, China Eastern, China Southern, Delta, JAL, Korean Air, Malaysia Airlines, Shanghai Airlines, Singapore Airlines, Virgin Australia, Xiamen, and potentially more during busy seasons.

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

The distance between the two airports is roughly 2359 miles or 3796 kilometers.

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

The real-world flight time for a nonstop PEK to BKI flight is about 5 hour 14 minutes.

How many flights go between Beijing and Kota Kinabalu?

It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 18 available flights from PEK to BKI.


Airport Location Info


Departing Airport

Origination code PEK
Origination airport name Capital International Airport
City Beijing
Country China
Latitude 40.1
Longitude 116.6

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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