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Flights to Kota Kinabalu in 2022

Flight route prices based on searches on Cheapflights within the last 3 days, monthly prices based on aggregated historical data.
Popular inDecemberHigh demand for flights, 3% potential price rise
Cheapest inNovemberBest time to find cheap flights, 4% potential price drop
Average price£592Average for round-trip flights in May 2022
Round-trip from£541From London to Kota Kinabalu
One-way from£8One-way flight from London to Kota Kinabalu (BKI)

Cheap flights to Kota Kinabalu in May, June 2022

The best prices found for BKI flights for May, June
20 Jun - 4 Jul
£699pp
LGW
London Gatwick
Multiple airlines
     
3 STOPS
BKI
Kota Kinabalu
BKI
Kota Kinabalu
Scoot
   
2 STOPS
LGW
London Gatwick
9 Jun - 18 Jun
£729pp
LHR
London Heathrow
Multiple airlines
   
2 STOPS
BKI
Kota Kinabalu
BKI
Kota Kinabalu
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3 STOPS
LHR
London Heathrow
20 Jun - 4 Jul
£736pp
LGW
London Gatwick
Multiple airlines
     
3 STOPS
BKI
Kota Kinabalu
BKI
Kota Kinabalu
Multiple Airlines
     
3 STOPS
LGW
London Gatwick

Kota Kinabalu 2022 flight deals

Cheap flights to Kota Kinabalu found for this year
10 Sep - 21 Sep
£541pp
LHR
London Heathrow
Multiple airlines
   
2 STOPS
BKI
Kota Kinabalu
BKI
Kota Kinabalu
Multiple Airlines
   
2 STOPS
LHR
London Heathrow
10 Sep - 21 Sep
£557pp
LHR
London Heathrow
Multiple airlines
   
2 STOPS
BKI
Kota Kinabalu
BKI
Kota Kinabalu
Multiple Airlines
     
3 STOPS
LHR
London Heathrow
23 Sep - 9 Oct
£580pp
STN
London Stansted
Multiple airlines
     
3 STOPS
BKI
Kota Kinabalu
BKI
Kota Kinabalu
Multiple Airlines
   
2 STOPS
STN
London Stansted

Last minute flights to Kota Kinabalu

Late deals on return flights to Kota Kinabalu, departing today and this week
28 May - 3 Jun
£1,167pp
LHR
London Heathrow
Multiple airlines
   
2 STOPS
BKI
Kota Kinabalu
BKI
Kota Kinabalu
Multiple Airlines
   
2 STOPS
LHR
London Heathrow
28 May - 3 Jun
£1,198pp
LHR
London Heathrow
Multiple airlines
   
2 STOPS
BKI
Kota Kinabalu
BKI
Kota Kinabalu
Multiple Airlines
     
3 STOPS
LHR
London Heathrow
28 May - 3 Jun
£1,446pp
LHR
London Heathrow
Multiple airlines
 
1 STOP
BKI
Kota Kinabalu
BKI
Kota Kinabalu
Multiple Airlines
   
2 STOPS
LHR
London Heathrow

COVID Restrictions

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Can I fly to Kota Kinabalu from United Kingdom right now?

Information is based on travel restrictions from United Kingdom to Kota Kinabalu

Most visitors from United Kingdom need to provide a negative COVID-19 test result and/or quarantine to enter Kota Kinabalu.

COVID-19 testing requirements
Visitors from United Kingdom must present a negative RT-PCR (NAAT) or Antigen (quick-test) test taken 2 days for RT-PCR (NAAT) and 24 hours for Antigen (quick-test) before departing to Kota Kinabalu.

Quarantine requirements
Visitors from United Kingdom are not required to quarantine after entering Kota Kinabalu.

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https://mysejahtera.malaysia.gov.my/intro/ - check-ins via the contact tracing app MySejahtera will no longer be required, but the MySJ Trace function should be activated for contact tracing.


Can I fly back to United Kingdom from Kota Kinabalu?

Returning to United Kingdom from Kota Kinabalu

COVID-19 testing requirements
Visitors from Kota Kinabalu are not required to present a negative COVID-19 PCR test or antigen result upon entering United Kingdom.

Quarantine requirements
Visitors from Kota Kinabalu are not required to quarantine after entering United Kingdom.

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What is the cheapest month to fly to Kota Kinabalu?

The cheapest ticket to Kota Kinabalu found for each month in 2022 based on historical flight searches by Cheapflights users.
January
£609
February
£644
March
£647
April
£785
May
£711
June
£731
July
£788
August
£644
September
£604
October
£621
November
£611
December
£783
September is currently the cheapest month to fly to Kota Kinabalu. At this moment in time July is the most expensive month. These prices are determined by multiple factors and booking in advance can help keep costs down if your schedule is not as flexible.

When is the best time to fly to Kota Kinabalu Airport?

Average Kota Kinabalu flight ticket prices and weather conditions for 2022 and 2023 by month.
LON - BKI
Price
£604 - £1,106
BKI
Temperature
31 - 33 °C
BKI
Rainfall
79 - 411 mm

When is the best time to book a flight to Kota Kinabalu?

The price you pay for your flight to Kota Kinabalu may vary depending on when you book. For the best chance of a lower fare, look to book 43 days in advance of your trip. Fares are likely to increase a fortnight or so before your departure date.

Which day is cheapest to fly to Kota Kinabalu?

Tuesday is currently, on average, the cheapest day to fly to Kota Kinabalu. Flying on Sunday will result in higher flight prices.

What time of day is cheapest to fly to Kota Kinabalu?

To get the best value, try booking a flight in the afternoon when visiting Kota Kinabalu. Generally the prices will increase for flights in the evening as these tend to have higher demand.

The capital of the Malaysian state of Sabah, Kota Kinabalu enjoys a prime location on the shore of the South China Sea and is an inspired choice for exciting holiday and breaks. KK, as it’s also known, is surrounded by tropical rainforest and enjoys some of the most spectacular sunrises and sunsets in the world.  The city is on the beautiful island of Borneo, and Tunku Abdul Rahman Marine Park is a major attraction, while the Koto Kinabalu National Park is also within easy reach.  Fish to your heart’s content in one of the world’s top fishing spots, or explore the history and culture of the region.  With spectacular beaches, Mount Kinabalu, historic sites and national parks within easy reach, you can easily tailor your holiday to your personal preferences.

Tunku Abdul Rahman Marine Park is about 20 to 30 minutes from the city by boat, and divers from all over the world come to explore popular dive sites like the Gaya wreck. The islands and beaches throughout the national park are breathtaking, and offer a wide range of snorkelling and diving opportunities.

Learn more about the history of the city by visiting some of the local museums such as the Sabah State Museum, or take in local art at the Sabah Art Gallery or Borneo Art Gallery. Local sights such as the Atkinson Clock Tower which was built in 1902 when the city was still part of the British Commonwealth, or take a walk up to the Signal Hill Observatory for superb views. 

Be sure to see the fabulous city mosque and the Sabah state mosque, as well as the amazing Che Sui Khor Pagoda.  Each is an impressive structure and a stark contrast to the modern buildings in the downtown area.

No visit to the city would be complete without trying some of the many local foods and there are dozens of food stalls or kedai kopi (coffee shops) offering everything from Malay and Chinese to Javanese food.

When is the best time to fly to Kota Kinabalu?

Lying between the coast and Mount Kinabalu means that rain showers are an almost daily occurrence in the city. However, they are normally short and refreshing.  Temperatures are an average of 28C (82.4F) all year round, and the hottest months are April and May. January is the coolest month and also one of the best times to plan a visit to catch the Chinese New Year celebrations. Thanks to stable weather conditions, any time of year is perfect for a holiday in the city, though it is drier in February and March.

Because weather is reasonably stable and the difference between wet and dry season is not marked, flights to the city don’t fluctuate in price much over the course of the year.  School holidays and the Chinese New Year combined with the dry season make the months of January to April slightly more expensive, while the ‘wet season’ from September to the beginning of January tends to be slightly cheaper.

Getting around Kota Kinabalu

There are minibus and van services which locals use to get around the town, and these are a budget-friendly option for travellers. Taxis are plentiful, but unlike the airport service, you will need to haggle to agree the fare you want to pay. The city is small and getting around on foot is relatively simple if you’re aware of traffic.

What airport do you fly into for flights to Kota Kinabalu?

Kota Kinabalu (BKI), located 3.6 mi from the city centre, is the airport you fly into when you book flights to Kota Kinabalu.

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