Users booking trips to Sandakan from Lahad Datu found flights 85% cheaper than the average price of flights to Sandakan. To find the cheapest price to Sandakan from your area, use momondo’s Airport-to-Airport Pricing Tool.
If you don’t want to visit Sandakan in October, then you should wait until January to fly from United Kingdom, when ticket prices are also cheap, with an average price of £536.
According to our data, Tuesday is the cheapest day to fly to Sandakan from United Kingdom. The lowest ticket price found for a Tuesday departure recently was £506. Keep in mind that prices can always vary depending on your route and whether or not you are flying domestic or international. Be sure to avoid booking your departure on a Saturday as prices are generally higher than usual. According to our data, the average ticket price to Sandakan on Saturday is £629.
Finding an alternative and possibly cheaper destination airport near Sandakan is possible. If you are planning a flight to Sandakan, consider booking flights to Lahad Datu Airport (58 mi from Sandakan city centre).
Lahad Datu Airport has an average price of £82 per person and is typically the cheapest airport to fly into when visiting Sandakan. This average price does vary based on departure city. Try momondo’s Airport-to-Airport Pricing Tool to find the cheapest flight.
Currently, Malaysia travel restrictions include travel to Sandakan. 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 Sandakan at this time, it is recommended that you stay up to date on current restrictions and follow proper safety measures while in public.