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There are 4 ways to get from Kota Kinabalu Airport (BKI) to Kuala Lumpur by plane, ferry or car

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Fly Kota Kinabalu to Kuala Lumpur

  1. Fly from Kota Kinabalu (BKI) to Kuala Lumpur (KUL)

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Fly Kota Kinabalu to Sultan Abdul Aziz Shah

  1. Fly from Kota Kinabalu (BKI) to Sultan Abdul Aziz Shah (SZB)

Fly Kota Kinabalu Airport to Lawas Airport, ferry to Labuan, fly to Kuala Lumpur

  1. Take the plane from Kota Kinabalu Airport to Lawas Airport
  2. Take the ferry from Lawas to Labuan Ferry Terminal
  3. Fly from Labuan (LBU) to Kuala Lumpur (KUL)

Fly Kota Kinabalu Airport to Lawas Airport, drive to Bandar Seri Begawan, fly to Kuala Lumpur

  1. Take the plane from Kota Kinabalu Airport to Lawas Airport
  2. Drive from Lawas Airport to Serasa Ferry Terminal
  3. Fly from Bandar Seri Begawan (BWN) to Kuala Lumpur (KUL)

Kota Kinabalu (BKI) to Kuala Lumpur (KUL) flights

The flight time between Kota Kinabalu (BKI) and Kuala Lumpur (KUL) is around 3h 21m and covers a distance of around 1630 km. This includes an average layover time of around 28 min. Services are operated by AirAsia, Malindo Airways and Malaysia Airlines. Typically 238 flights run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

238 Weekly Planes
3h 21m Average Duration
RM 183 Cheapest Price
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Kota Kinabalu Airport (BKI) → Kuala Lumpur
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COVID-19 help in Malaysia

If you need help, visit the national COVID-19 website or call the COVID-19 Helpline 03 88810200

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Domestic travel is not restricted, but some conditions may apply

  • Face masks are mandatory
  • There is a social distancing requirement of 1 metre
  • Observe COVID-19 safety rules
  • Regional restriction measures in place
  • Domestic border crossings may be subject to approval, testing and quarantine

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The national COVID-19 helpline number in Kuala Lumpur is 03 88810200.

Wearing a face mask on public transport in Kuala Lumpur is mandatory.

The social distance requirement in Kuala Lumpur is 1 metre.

Make yourself known to an official member of staff and/or call the national coronavirus helpline number on 03 88810200.

Last updated: 18 May 2022
Exceptions may apply, for full details: Ministry of Health Malaysia.

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Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Kota Kinabalu Airport (BKI) to Kuala Lumpur is to fly which costs RM 150 - RM 470 and takes 4h 46m.

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The quickest way to get from Kota Kinabalu Airport (BKI) to Kuala Lumpur is to fly which costs RM 150 - RM 470 and takes 4h 46m.

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It is approximately 1621 km to get from Kota Kinabalu Airport (BKI) to Kuala Lumpur.

It takes approximately 4h 46m to get from Kota Kinabalu Airport (BKI) to Kuala Lumpur, including transfers.

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The quickest flight from Kota Kinabalu Airport to Kuala Lumpur Airport is the direct flight which takes 2h 30m.

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Malindo Airways, Malaysia Airlines and AirAsia offer flights from Kota Kinabalu Airport to Kuala Lumpur Airport.

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There are 1331+ hotels available in Kuala Lumpur. Prices start at RM 500 per night.

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Map of how to get from Kota Kinabalu Airport (BKI) to Kuala Lumpur.
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  • Distance: 1621.1 km
  • Duration: 4h 46m

What companies run services between Kota Kinabalu Airport (BKI), Malaysia and Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia?

AirAsia, Malindo Airways and Malaysia Airlines fly from Kota Kinabalu Airport (BKI) to Kuala Lumpur hourly.

Airlines
Malaysia Airlines
Website
malaysiaairlines.com
Flights from Kota Kinabalu to Kuala Lumpur
Ave. Duration
2h 35m
When
Every day
Estimated price
RM 220 - RM 950
Flights from Kota Kinabalu to Sultan Abdul Aziz Shah via Penang
Ave. Duration
5h 35m
When
Every day
Estimated price
RM 280 - RM 1100
Flights from Kota Kinabalu to Sultan Abdul Aziz Shah via Kuala Lumpur, Kuala Trengganu
Ave. Duration
6h 20m
When
Monday
Estimated price
RM 340 - RM 950
Flights from Kota Kinabalu to Sultan Abdul Aziz Shah via Kuala Lumpur, Senai
Ave. Duration
7h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
RM 340 - RM 950
Flights from Labuan to Kuala Lumpur
Ave. Duration
2h 30m
When
Every day
Estimated price
RM 110 - RM 950
Flights from Labuan to Kuala Lumpur via Kota Kinabalu
Ave. Duration
4h 31m
When
Every day
Estimated price
RM 110 - RM 950
Flights from Labuan to Kuala Lumpur via Miri
Ave. Duration
4h 30m
When
Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
RM 110 - RM 950
Flights from Bandar Seri Begawan to Kuala Lumpur
Ave. Duration
2h 20m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
RM 600 - RM 2500
Flights from Bandar Seri Begawan to Kuala Lumpur via Kota Kinabalu
Ave. Duration
5h 15m
When
Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
RM 1100 - RM 4200
Firefly
Website
fireflyz.com.my
Flights from Kota Kinabalu to Kuala Lumpur
Ave. Duration
2h 35m
When
Every day
Estimated price
RM 220 - RM 950
Flights from Kota Kinabalu to Sultan Abdul Aziz Shah via Penang
Ave. Duration
5h 35m
When
Every day
Estimated price
RM 280 - RM 1100
Flights from Kota Kinabalu to Sultan Abdul Aziz Shah via Kuala Lumpur, Kuala Trengganu
Ave. Duration
6h 20m
When
Monday
Estimated price
RM 340 - RM 950
Flights from Kota Kinabalu to Sultan Abdul Aziz Shah via Kuala Lumpur, Senai
Ave. Duration
7h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
RM 340 - RM 950
Flights from Labuan to Kuala Lumpur
Ave. Duration
2h 30m
When
Every day
Estimated price
RM 110 - RM 950
AirAsia
Website
airasia.com
Flights from Kota Kinabalu to Kuala Lumpur
Ave. Duration
2h 34m
When
Every day
Estimated price
RM 180 - RM 850
Flights from Kota Kinabalu to Kuala Lumpur via Kuching
Ave. Duration
4h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
RM 180 - RM 850
Flights from Labuan to Kuala Lumpur
Ave. Duration
2h 27m
When
Every day
Estimated price
RM 110 - RM 750
Flights from Bandar Seri Begawan to Kuala Lumpur
Ave. Duration
2h 25m
When
Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
RM 120 - RM 550
Malindo Airways
Website
malindoair.com
Flights from Kota Kinabalu to Kuala Lumpur
Ave. Duration
2h 30m
When
Every day
Estimated price
RM 250 - RM 1300
Flights from Kota Kinabalu to Sultan Abdul Aziz Shah via Senai
Ave. Duration
4h 6m
When
Every day
Estimated price
RM 260 - RM 850
Royal Brunei Airlines
Website
flyroyalbrunei.com
Flights from Bandar Seri Begawan to Kuala Lumpur
Ave. Duration
2h 20m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
RM 600 - RM 2500
Singapore Airlines
Website
singaporeair.com
Flights from Bandar Seri Begawan to Kuala Lumpur via Singapore Changi
Ave. Duration
5h 30m
When
Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
RM 700 - RM 1300
Ferry operators
Labuan (Holdings) Sdn Bhd
Phone
+6087 410 472
Email
Info@labuanpay.my
Website
labuanpay.my
Ferry from Lawas to Labuan Ferry Terminal
Ave. Duration
1h 30m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
RM 33
Schedules at
labuanpay.my
Other operators
MASWings
Website
maswings.com.my
Plane from Kota Kinabalu Airport to Lawas Airport
Ave. Duration
45 min
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
RM 97
Schedules at
maswings.com.my

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