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There are 3 ways to get from Kuala Lumpur to Mount Kinabalu by train, plane or ferry

Select an option below to see step-by-step directions and to compare ticket prices and travel times in Rome2rio's travel planner.

Recommended option

Train to Kuala Lumpur, fly to Kota Kinabalu, travel  •  5h 26m

  1. Take the train from KL Sentral to Klia T1
  2. Fly from Kuala Lumpur (KUL) to Kota Kinabalu (BKI) KUL - BKI
  3. Travel from Kota Kinabalu to Mount Kinabalu

2 alternative options

Fly Sultan Abdul Aziz Shah to Kota Kinabalu, travel  •  7h 26m

  1. Fly from Sultan Abdul Aziz Shah (SZB) to Kota Kinabalu (BKI) SZB - BKI
  2. Travel from Kota Kinabalu to Mount Kinabalu

Train to Kuala Lumpur, fly to Labuan, ferry, travel  •  9h 13m

  1. Take the train from KL Sentral to Klia T1
  2. Fly from Kuala Lumpur (KUL) to Labuan (LBU) KUL - LBU
  3. Take the ferry from Labuan to Kota Kinabalu
  4. Travel from Kota Kinabalu to Mount Kinabalu

Questions & Answers

The distance between Kuala Lumpur and Mount Kinabalu is 1679 km.

It takes approximately 5h 26m to get from Kuala Lumpur to Mount Kinabalu, including transfers.

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

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

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There are 80+ hotels available in Mount Kinabalu. Prices start at $18 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Kuala Lumpur to Sultan Abdul Aziz Shah Airport is to train which takes 30m and costs RM 3 - RM 11.

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Map of how to get from Kuala Lumpur to Mount Kinabalu.
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  • Distance: 1049.6 miles
  • Duration: 5h 26m

What companies run services between Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia and Mount Kinabalu, Malaysia?

There is no direct connection from Kuala Lumpur to Mount Kinabalu. However, you can take the train to Klia T1, take the walk to Kuala Lumpur airport, fly to Kota Kinabalu, then take the travel to Mount Kinabalu. Alternatively, you can take the train to Terminal Skypark Komuter Station, take the walk to Sultan Abdul Aziz Shah airport, fly to Kota Kinabalu, then take the travel to Mount Kinabalu.

Airlines
Malaysia Airlines
Website
malaysiaairlines.com
Flights from Kuala Lumpur to Kota Kinabalu
Ave. Duration
2h 36m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$35 - $170
Flights from Sultan Abdul Aziz Shah to Kota Kinabalu via Singapore Changi
Ave. Duration
6h 15m
When
Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$170 - $700
Flights from Sultan Abdul Aziz Shah to Kota Kinabalu via Senai, Kuala Lumpur
Ave. Duration
7h 41m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $850
Flights from Sultan Abdul Aziz Shah to Kota Kinabalu via Penang, Kuala Lumpur
Ave. Duration
7h 41m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $850
Flights from Sultan Abdul Aziz Shah to Kota Kinabalu via Kuala Trengganu, Kuala Lumpur
Ave. Duration
7h 53m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $850
Flights from Sultan Abdul Aziz Shah to Kota Kinabalu via Singapore Changi, Kuala Lumpur
Ave. Duration
8h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $850
Flights from Sultan Abdul Aziz Shah to Kota Kinabalu via Langkawi, Kuala Lumpur
Ave. Duration
8h
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$140 - $850
Flights from Sultan Abdul Aziz Shah to Kota Kinabalu via Alor Setar, Kuala Lumpur
Ave. Duration
8h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $850
Flights from Kuala Lumpur to Labuan
Ave. Duration
2h 21m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$35 - $250
Flights from Kuala Lumpur to Labuan via Kota Kinabalu
Ave. Duration
4h 41m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$35 - $250
Flights from Kuala Lumpur to Labuan via Miri
Ave. Duration
4h 12m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$35 - $250
Firefly
Website
fireflyz.com.my
Flights from Kuala Lumpur to Kota Kinabalu
Ave. Duration
2h 36m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$35 - $170
Flights from Sultan Abdul Aziz Shah to Kota Kinabalu via Senai, Kuala Lumpur
Ave. Duration
7h 41m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $850
Flights from Sultan Abdul Aziz Shah to Kota Kinabalu via Penang, Kuala Lumpur
Ave. Duration
7h 41m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $850
Flights from Sultan Abdul Aziz Shah to Kota Kinabalu via Kuala Trengganu, Kuala Lumpur
Ave. Duration
7h 53m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $850
Flights from Sultan Abdul Aziz Shah to Kota Kinabalu via Singapore Changi, Kuala Lumpur
Ave. Duration
8h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $850
Flights from Sultan Abdul Aziz Shah to Kota Kinabalu via Langkawi, Kuala Lumpur
Ave. Duration
8h
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$140 - $850
Flights from Sultan Abdul Aziz Shah to Kota Kinabalu via Alor Setar, Kuala Lumpur
Ave. Duration
8h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $850
Flights from Kuala Lumpur to Labuan
Ave. Duration
2h 21m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$35 - $250
AirAsia
Website
airasia.com
Flights from Kuala Lumpur to Kota Kinabalu
Ave. Duration
2h 38m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$24 - $140
Flights from Sultan Abdul Aziz Shah to Kota Kinabalu via Penang
Ave. Duration
4h 40m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$75 - $450
Flights from Sultan Abdul Aziz Shah to Kota Kinabalu via Singapore Changi
Ave. Duration
4h 52m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$65 - $390
Flights from Sultan Abdul Aziz Shah to Kota Kinabalu via Senai
Ave. Duration
5h 7m
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$65 - $390
Flights from Kuala Lumpur to Labuan
Ave. Duration
2h 26m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$28 - $200
Malindo Airways
Website
malindoair.com
Flights from Kuala Lumpur to Kota Kinabalu
Ave. Duration
2h 40m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$35 - $160
Flights from Sultan Abdul Aziz Shah to Kota Kinabalu via Penang, Kuala Lumpur
Ave. Duration
7h 55m
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$65 - $470
Flights from Sultan Abdul Aziz Shah to Kota Kinabalu via Langkawi, Kuala Lumpur
Ave. Duration
10h 20m
When
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
$70 - $550
Flights from Kuala Lumpur to Labuan
Ave. Duration
2h 30m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$30 - $220
Train operators
KLIA Express
Website
kliaekspres.com
Train from KL Sentral to Klia T1
Ave. Duration
30m
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$9 - $17
Schedules at
kliaekspres.com
Ferry operators
Jesselton Point
Website
jesseltonpoint.com.my
Ferry from Labuan to Kota Kinabalu
Ave. Duration
3h
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$9
Schedules at
jesseltonpoint.com.my
Book at
easybook.com

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