There are 2 ways to get from Singapore to Kota Kinabalu by bus or plane

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Bus to Johor Bahru, fly  •  5 h 21 min

  1. Take the bus from Newton Circus to Johor Bahru CIQ
  2. Fly from Johor Bahru (JHB) to Kota Kinabalu (BKI) JHB - BKI

$36 - $177

1 alternative option

Fly from Singapore  •  5 h 1 min

  1. Fly from Singapore (SIN) to Kota Kinabalu (BKI) SIN - BKI

$40 - $178

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The cheapest way to get from Singapore to Kota Kinabalu is to bus and fly which costs $45 - $250 and takes 5 h 21 min.

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The quickest way to get from Singapore to Kota Kinabalu is to fly which costs $50 - $250 and takes 5 h 1 min.

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The distance between Singapore and Kota Kinabalu is 1453 km.

It takes approximately 5 h 21 min to get from Singapore to Kota Kinabalu, including transfers.

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The quickest flight from Johor Bahru Airport to Kota Kinabalu Airport is the direct flight which takes 2 h 20 min.

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Malaysia Airlines and AirAsia offer flights from Johor Bahru Airport to Kota Kinabalu Airport.

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There are 702+ hotels available in Kota Kinabalu. Prices start at $30 USD per night.

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Map of how to get from Singapore to Kota Kinabalu.
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  • Distance: 907.9 miles
  • Duration: 5 h 21 min

What companies run services between Singapore and Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia?

AirAsia, SilkAir and six other airlines fly from Singapore to Kota Kinabalu hourly.

Airlines
AirAsia
Website
airasia.com
Flights from Johor Bahru to Kota Kinabalu
Ave. Duration
2 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$30 - $190
Flights from Johor Bahru to Kota Kinabalu via Kuching
Ave. Duration
5 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$30 - $190
Flights from Johor Bahru to Kota Kinabalu via Kuala Lumpur
Ave. Duration
5 h 21 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$30 - $190
Flights from Singapore to Kota Kinabalu
Ave. Duration
2 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$40 - $230
Flights from Singapore to Kota Kinabalu via Kuching
Ave. Duration
3 h 55 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$40 - $230
Flights from Singapore to Kota Kinabalu via Kuala Lumpur
Ave. Duration
4 h 43 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$40 - $230
Malaysia Airlines
Website
malaysiaairlines.com
Flights from Johor Bahru to Kota Kinabalu via Kuala Lumpur
Ave. Duration
4 h 42 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$60 - $300
Flights from Singapore to Kota Kinabalu
Ave. Duration
2 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$80 - $550
Flights from Singapore to Kota Kinabalu via Kuala Lumpur
Ave. Duration
4 h 55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $420
SilkAir
Website
silkair.com
Flights from Singapore to Kota Kinabalu
Ave. Duration
2 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$80 - $550
Royal Brunei Airlines
Website
flyroyalbrunei.com
Flights from Singapore to Kota Kinabalu via Bandar Seri Begawan
Ave. Duration
3 h 47 min
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
$210 - $550
Malindo Airways
Website
malindoair.com
Flights from Singapore to Kota Kinabalu via Kuala Lumpur
Ave. Duration
5 h
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
$75 - $350
Bus operators
Causeway Link
Website
causewaylink.com.my
Bus from Newton Circus to Johor Bahru CIQ
Ave. Duration
45 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$1
Schedules at
causewaylink.com.my

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