The best price found on momondo to Kota Kinabalu was £21/pp from Sandakan, which is 83% cheaper than the average flight price to Kota Kinabalu. To find the cheapest price to Kota Kinabalu from your area, use momondo’s Airport-to-Airport Pricing Tool.
In general, November is the cheapest month to fly from United Kingdom to Kota Kinabalu. Due to it being the ‘off-season’ during this time, you can expect flight prices to be around £468. If you aren’t able to travel to Kota Kinabalu during the month of November, then flying in September is also cheap. Prices for this month can be found on momondo for an average of £486.
The best time to book a flight to Kota Kinabalu from United Kingdom is 44 days out, which is when prices tend to be around £582.
The cheapest day to depart from United Kingdom to Kota Kinabalu is on a Monday when prices can be found for as low as £532. If your travel schedule is flexible, try to avoid departing on a Saturday because tickets tend to average around £605. These prices are subject to change though, so be sure to set up a Price Alert for flights to Kota Kinabalu.
In the afternoon is the cheapest time of day to fly from United Kingdom to Kota Kinabalu when you can find flight prices for as low as £519. Flying to Kota Kinabalu in the afternoon is an ideal time because this is during off-peak travel hours. In contrast, the most expensive time of day to depart to Kota Kinabalu is in the morning when prices are around £599.
When planning your flight to Kota Kinabalu, it is important to be aware that some months are not as ideal as others. Specifically, the months of May, June, or July could carry a higher chance of rain, as Kota Kinabalu sees up to 5.1 inches (130 mm) or more. There are still things to do in Kota Kinabalu even when it's raining, but be aware that rain is highly probable in the area. Shopping centres like Centre Point Sabah are very popular destinations for those visiting the Kota Kinabalu area. Centre Point Sabah is a great place to go if you’re looking to spend some time inside.
Beaches like Pantai Tanjung Aru are most often visited during February or March, as the weather is usually above 70 degrees Fahrenheit (21°C) with a low chance of rain.
Those flying to Kota Kinabalu could potentially find better pricing at Labuan Airport (73 mi from Kota Kinabalu city centre), Kudat Airport (83 mi from Kota Kinabalu city centre) or Lawas Airport (90 mi from Kota Kinabalu city centre), depending on the month and departure airport.
With an average price of £19 per person, Kudat Airport is the cheapest airport to fly into when planning your trip to Kota Kinabalu. This price can fluctuate based on where you are flying from. momondo’s Airport-to-Airport Pricing Tool can help users find the best prices.
Currently, Malaysia travel restrictions include travel to Kota Kinabalu. Malaysia has restricted entry to all travellers except for citizens, permanent residents with a MyPR card, diplomats, embassy employees, and spouses or children of Malaysian nationals, who must have a sticker label visa in the passport specifically indicating this status. Travellers with a Malaysia My Second Home (MM2H) permit may also enter the country. They must have a negative COVID-19 testing result prior to their flight to Malaysia. All arriving travellers will be subject to a 14-day quarantine at a designated quarantine station upon arrival. For Malaysian nationals, the government will bear the cost of MYR 150 per day for the quarantine. Other travellers will be required to bear all costs. Travellers may not transfer from international flights to domestic flights, except ifor Malaysian nationals who are travelling to Sabah or Sarawak. If you are planning to travel to Kota Kinabalu at this time, it is recommended that you stay up to date on current restrictions and follow proper safety measures while in public.