Flights from Kota Kinabalu

Malaysia’s Kota Kinabalu can take you to places you’ve only dreamt of, and reviewing each and every one of them is easy with Skyscanner. Pop ‘everywhere’ into the destination search bar and you’ll be given the full list that you can peruse in your own time.

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Finding flights from Kota Kinabalu Airport (BKI)

The Kota Kinabalu Airport (BKI) is the gateway to the Sabah region of Malaysian Borneo. You only need travel 8km from thee city centre, via a cheap and cheerful taxi journey to get to this airport.

Once there, you’ll see that you can fly to at least 40 direct destinations, across Malaysia, Asia, and Australasia.

Internal flights are flown by Malaysia Airlines or AirAsia. Malindo Air, Lion, Silkair, Jin Air, Jeju Air, Shanghai Airlines, Spring Airlines, Cebu Pacific, Philippines AirASia, Xiamen and Royal Brunei Airlines operate the international routes.

Popular destinations from Kota Kinabalu Airport

You cannot in all good conscious be within Malaysia and not visit its capital Kuala Lumpur (KUL), only a couple of hours away by plane, you will love the cosmopolitan and international neighbourhoods of this country. Enjoy the Malay, Chinese and Indian foodstuffs you can buy on the street, find the excellent markets, and lavish entertainment venues of the centre of town. Or try the historic Penang (PEN), a cross section of European and Asian influence, and one of Malaysia’s most unusual cities.

Beyond Malaysia, in about four to six hours, you can be one of the crowd in Tokyo’s (NRT) famed Shibuya Crossing, or writing down a wish on a wooden tablet in the Meiji Shrine. Alternatively, you can enjoy the perfect beaches, and hopping waterfront of Perth (PER) a city situated on Western Australia’s southern coast.

Anything further afield will require another connection. You have some excellent options from Kota Kinabalu, with routes out to Hong Kong (HKG), Singapore (SIN), and the aforementioned Kuala Lumpur (KUL), you will have access to almost every destination in the world.


Please note that information is correct as of January 2017

Prices shown on this page are estimated lowest prices only. Found in the last 45 days.