The cheapest times to fly from TAE to BKI 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 TAE to BKI is late October. Prices can be as high as $2417 for Saturday flights during late January, or as low as $211 for Sunday flights around late October.


When to Fly to Kota Kinabalu

Flying from Taegu (TAE) to Kota Kinabalu (BKI) will usually cost between $248 to $1914 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 $304. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is late January, with an average price of $1843. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $1538 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $1363 can be considered a good price for a round-trip TAE to BKI flight.

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

TAE to BKI Flight Prices

Compared to other flights, the TAE to BKI flight is slightly more expensive than the average and costs slightly more than the average flight leaving from Daegu. The average price per mile (for a direct flight) is $0.38, which is a bit above 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 $978. Return trip prices are from the BKI to TAE 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 TAE to BKI 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.


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

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

  • Price for both tickets: $597
  • Average savings: $766 (56.2%)

See TAE to ICN flights

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

  • Price for both tickets: $862
  • Average savings: $501 (36.76%)

See TAE to TPE flights

Hack #3: Shanghai (TAE > PVG > BKI)

  • Price for both tickets: $976
  • Average savings: $387 (28.39%)

See TAE to PVG flights


Flight Questions Answered

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

Which airlines fly this route?

You can find 20 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, Malaysia Airlines, Peach Aviation, Philippines AirAsia, Royal Brunei, Shanghai Airlines, T’Way Air, Thai AirAsia, Tigerair Taiwan, VietJet Air, and potentially more during busy seasons.

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

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

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

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

How many flights go between Taegu and Kota Kinabalu?

It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 20 available flights from TAE to BKI.


Airport Location Info


Departing Airport

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

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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