There are 3 ways to get from Langkawi Airport (LGK) to Kota Kinabalu by plane, ferry, car ferry, car or bus

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

Fly to Kota Kinabalu  •  4 h 16 min

  1. Fly from Langkawi (LGK) to Kota Kinabalu (BKI) LGK - BKI

$43 - $278

2 alternative options

Fly to Labuan, ferry  •  8 h 28 min

  1. Fly from Langkawi (LGK) to Labuan (LBU) LGK - LBU
  2. Take the ferry from Labuan to Kota Kinabalu

$64 - $263

Ferry, car ferry, drive, bus  •  3 days 6 h

  1. Take the ferry from Langkawi to Penang
  2. Take the car ferry from Raja Tun Uda Ferry Terminal to Sultan Abdul Halim Ferry Terminal
  3. Drive from Sultan Abdul Halim Ferry Terminal to Tanah Merah
  4. Take the ferry from Tanah Merah to Tanjung Pinang
  5. Take the car ferry from Kijang to Pontianak
  6. Drive from Pontianak to Limbang
  7. Take the bus from Limbang to Kota Kinabalu

$259 - $370

What companies run services between Langkawi Airport (LGK), Malaysia and Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia?

AirAsia, Malaysia Airlines and Malindo Airways fly from Langkawi Airport (LGK) to Kota Kinabalu hourly.

Airlines
AirAsia
Website
airasia.com
Flights from Langkawi to Kota Kinabalu via Penang
Ave. Duration
4 h 40 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$45 - $260
Flights from Langkawi to Kota Kinabalu via Kuala Lumpur
Ave. Duration
5 h 3 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$45 - $290
Flights from Langkawi to Kota Kinabalu via Kuching
Ave. Duration
4 h 55 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$45 - $290
Flights from Langkawi to Labuan via Kuala Lumpur
Ave. Duration
5 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$40 - $270
Flights from Langkawi to Labuan via Penang, Kuala Lumpur
Ave. Duration
8 h 55 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$40 - $270
Flights from Langkawi to Labuan via Kuching, Kuala Lumpur
Ave. Duration
9 h 30 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$75 - $480
Malaysia Airlines
Website
malaysiaairlines.com
Flights from Langkawi to Kota Kinabalu via Kuala Lumpur
Ave. Duration
5 h 28 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$55 - $270
Flights from Langkawi to Labuan via Kuala Lumpur
Ave. Duration
5 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$50 - $250
Flights from Langkawi to Labuan via Kuala Lumpur, Miri
Ave. Duration
6 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$50 - $250
Flights from Langkawi to Labuan via Kuala Lumpur, Kota Kinabalu
Ave. Duration
7 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$55 - $270
Malindo Airways
Website
malindoair.com
Flights from Langkawi to Kota Kinabalu via Kuala Lumpur
Ave. Duration
5 h 55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$35 - $280
Bus operators
Sipitang Express
Website
sipitangexpress.com.my
Bus from Limbang to Kota Kinabalu
Ave. Duration
7 h 50 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$26
Schedules at
sipitangexpress.com.my
Ferry operators
Jesselton Point
Website
jesseltonpoint.com.my
Ferry from Labuan to Kota Kinabalu
Ave. Duration
3 h
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$12
Schedules at
jesseltonpoint.com.my
Langkawi Ferry Line
Website
langkawiferryline.com
Ferry from Langkawi to Penang
Ave. Duration
2 h 45 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$16
Schedules at
langkawi-ferry.com
Book at
ticket.langkawi-ferry.com
Super Fast Ferry Ventures
Website
superfastferry.com.my
Ferry from Kuah Ferry Terminal to Swettenham Pier
Ave. Duration
2 h 45 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$22
Schedules at
superfastferry.com.my
Book at
12go.asia
Penang Port
Website
penangport.com.my
Car ferry from Raja Tun Uda Ferry Terminal to Sultan Abdul Halim Ferry Terminal
Ave. Duration
20 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$1
Schedules at
penangport.com.my
Sindo Ferry
Phone
+65 6331 4123
Email
booking@sindoferry.com.sg
Website
sindoferry.com.sg
Ferry from Tanah Merah to Tanjung Pinang
Ave. Duration
50 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$23
Schedules at
sindoferry.com.sg
Pelni
Website
pelni.co.id
Car ferry from Kijang to Pontianak
Ave. Duration
37 h 24 min
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$26 - $40
Schedules at
pelni.co.id

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Questions & Answers

How far is it from Langkawi Airport (LGK) to Kota Kinabalu?

The distance between Langkawi Airport (LGK) and Kota Kinabalu is 1807 km.

What is the cheapest way to get from Langkawi Airport (LGK) to Kota Kinabalu?

The cheapest way to get from Langkawi Airport (LGK) to Kota Kinabalu is to fly which costs RM 160 - RM 1100 and takes 4 h 16 min.

What is the fastest way to get from Langkawi Airport (LGK) to Kota Kinabalu?

The quickest way to get from Langkawi Airport (LGK) to Kota Kinabalu is to fly which takes 4 h 16 min and costs RM 160 - RM 1100.

How long does it take to get from Langkawi Airport (LGK) to Kota Kinabalu?

It takes approximately 4 h 16 min to get from Langkawi Airport (LGK) to Kota Kinabalu, including transfers.