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Travel Restriction Alert

The COVID-19 (coronavirus) outbreak may impact travel to Kota Kinabalu. Current restrictions to Kota Kinabalu are based on Malaysia travel restrictions.
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Cheapest flights to Kota Kinabalu airports

Find the cheapest flights to these Kota Kinabalu airports from your nearest city or airport
Manchester
Kota Kinabalu

CHEAPEST ROUTE FROM Manchester TO Kota Kinabalu

Manchester (MAN) to Kota Kinabalu (BKI)

Typically, flights to Kota Kinabalu from Manchester are cheaper when flying from Manchester to Kota Kinabalu, which has an average price of £649

CHEAPEST MONTH TO FLY TO KOTA KINABALU FROM MANCHESTERSeptember15% cheaperFlying from Manchester to Kota Kinabalu costs on average just £551 in September
MOST EXPENSIVE MONTH TO FLY TO KOTA KINABALU FROM MANCHESTERAugust30% more expensiveIt costs about £840 for flights to Kota Kinabalu from Manchester in August
MOST POPULAR MONTH TO FLY TO KOTA KINABALU FROM MANCHESTERSeptember514% more users visitedMore momondo users searched in flights to Kota Kinabalu from Manchester in September than any other month

When is the best time to fly to Kota Kinabalu?

  • What is the absolute cheapest flight to Kota Kinabalu?

    The best price found on momondo to Kota Kinabalu was £20/pp from Sandakan, which is 80% 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.

  • What is the cheapest month to fly to Kota Kinabalu?

    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 £462. If you’re not able to fly to Kota Kinabalu in November, then September is your next best option. Flight prices from United Kingdom to Kota Kinabalu during September average around £481.

  • How far in advance should I book a flight to Kota Kinabalu?

    We recommend purchasing flights from United Kingdom to Kota Kinabalu 44 days ahead of your departure date because this is when momondo users tend to see the best flight rates. On average, our users have found flights to Kota Kinabalu for £575. However, in the past 72 hours, people saw flights from United Kingdom for as low as £554.

  • What is the cheapest day to depart on your flight to Kota Kinabalu?

    The cheapest day to depart from United Kingdom to Kota Kinabalu is on a Sunday when prices can be found for as low as £527. Flights from United Kingdom to Kota Kinabalu on a Saturday will generally be more expensive and average around £598. Keep in mind that these prices on both days could fluctuate depending on the season and the demand.

  • What is the cheapest time of day to depart on your flight to Kota Kinabalu?

    The cheapest time of day to fly to Kota Kinabalu is in the afternoon when flights can be purchased for as low as £513. Flights in the morning are often more expensive, with an average ticket price of £585.

  • What is there to do in Kota Kinabalu when it’s raining?

    Users planning a flight to Kota Kinabalu during the months of May, June, or July should anticipate rain. There are still things to do in Kota Kinabalu even when it's raining, though. Many tourists kill time during rain and storms by going to shopping centres in the area, like Centre Point Sabah.

  • When is the best time to plan a beach trip to Kota Kinabalu?

    Visitors planning their holidays in Kota Kinabalu should book their flights for February or March if they are planning on visiting Pantai Tanjung Aru.

  • Is there an alternative airport near Kota Kinabalu?

    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.

  • Is there a cheaper alternative to flying into Kota Kinabalu?

    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.


What are the current travel restrictions for Kota Kinabalu?

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.

Kota Kinabalu flight deals found on momondo

Check out some of the best fares from airports in United Kingdom to Kota Kinabalu found recently by users on momondo
Turkish Airlines
8 Oct
LGW06:45London Gatwick
27h 00m
2 stops
BKI09:45Kota Kinabalu
22 Oct
BKI13:50Kota Kinabalu
29h 20m
2 stops
LGW19:10London Gatwick
Multiple Airlines
20 Aug
BHX13:10Birmingham
20h 35m
2 stops
BKI09:45Kota Kinabalu
29 Aug
BKI15:30Kota Kinabalu
21h 10m
2 stops
BHX12:40Birmingham
Etihad Airways
24 Aug
LHR09:05London Heathrow
20h 45m
2 stops
BKI05:50Kota Kinabalu
31 Aug
BKI18:00Kota Kinabalu
27h 50m
2 stops
LHR21:50London Heathrow
Qatar Airways
6 Aug
LHR04:20London Heathrow
29h 25m
2 stops
BKI09:45Kota Kinabalu
13 Aug
BKI09:10Kota Kinabalu
24h 50m
2 stops
LHR10:00London Heathrow
Turkish Airlines
8 Oct
LHR12:30London Heathrow
21h 15m
2 stops
BKI09:45Kota Kinabalu
22 Oct
BKI13:40Kota Kinabalu
23h 10m
2 stops
LHR12:50London Heathrow
Multiple Airlines
17 Aug
LGW13:10London Gatwick
23h 25m
2 stops
BKI12:35Kota Kinabalu
31 Aug
BKI12:55Kota Kinabalu
23h 50m
2 stops
LGW12:45London Gatwick

Find the cheapest one-way flights to Kota Kinabalu

If you're looking for one-way flights from United Kingdom to Kota Kinabalu, view some of our deals below provided by British Airways, China Southern and Emirates
China Southern
BHXBirmingham
19h 25m
BKIKota Kinabalu
British Airways
LHRLondon Heathrow
21h 15m
BKIKota Kinabalu
Emirates
LGWLondon Gatwick
27h 00m
BKIKota Kinabalu

Popular routes to Kota Kinabalu

Most frequently searched flights to Kota Kinabalu along with the cheapest price and shortest flight duration
London to Kota Kinabalu Flights
Fastest flight time27h 00m
Cheapest price£605
Birmingham to Kota Kinabalu Flights
Fastest flight time19h 25m
Cheapest price£640
Manchester to Kota Kinabalu Flights
Fastest flight time26h 55m
Cheapest price£645
Southampton to Kota Kinabalu Flights
Fastest flight time27h 40m
Cheapest price£894
Liverpool to Kota Kinabalu Flights
Fastest flight time26h 35m
Cheapest price£1,512

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