The cheapest times to fly from PEN to BKI are

  • January 1st to January 14th
  • February 5th to April 22nd (except the week of 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 PEN to BKI is late February and early March. Prices can be as high as $570 for Friday flights during early to mid May, or as low as $70 for Wednesday flights around late February and early March.


When to Fly to Kota Kinabalu

Flying from Bayan Lepas (PEN) to Kota Kinabalu (BKI) will usually cost between $73 to $144 per person if booking more than four weeks in advance. On average the very cheapest time to fly is late February and early March with an average ticket price of $76. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is early to mid May, with an average price of $315. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $240 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $107 can be considered a good price for a round-trip PEN to BKI flight.

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

PEN to BKI Flight Prices

Compared to other flights, the PEN to BKI flight is much cheaper than the average and costs much less than the average flight leaving from Penang. The average price per mile (for a direct flight) is $0.06, 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 to Kota Kinabalu, and Sundays are the most expensive days to return to Penang. Selecting flights on the least expensive days could save you up to $13 (11%) 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 $102. Return trip prices are from the BKI to PEN 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 PEN 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 56 minutes may be realistic.


Flight Questions Answered

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

Which airlines fly this route?

You can find 18 major airlines flying this route most often: Air New Zealand, AirAsia, China Airlines, China Southern, Firefly, Garuda Indonesia, Lucky Air, Malaysia Airlines, Malindo Air, Oman Air, Philippine Airlines, Qatar Airways, Royal Brunei, Scoot, Singapore Airlines, Thai AirAsia, Virgin Australia, Xiamen, and potentially more during busy seasons.

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

The distance between the two airports is roughly 1085 miles or 1746 kilometers.

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

The real-world flight time for a nonstop PEN to BKI flight is about 2 hour 56 minutes.

How many flights go between Bayan Lepas and Kota Kinabalu?

It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 67 available flights from PEN to BKI.


Airport Location Info


Departing Airport

Origination code PEN
Origination airport name Penang International Airport
City Bayan Lepas
Country Malaysia
Latitude 5.3
Longitude 100.3

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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