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The best prices from London to Kota Kinabalu are usually found in January or February, booked 43 days in advance, depart on a Tuesday or Wednesday and return on a Tuesday

How to find the cheapest flight from
London (LON) to Kota Kinabalu (BKI)

All the information you need to plan the best LON to BKI flight in 2022: compare London to Kota Kinabalu flight prices with the expected peak season, weather and rainfall in Kota Kinabalu.
LON - BKI
Price
£812 - £1,207
BKI
Temperature
26 - 27 °C
BKI
Rainfall
60 - 351 mm

Popular in

July

High demand for flights, 22% potential price rise

Cheapest in

January

Best time to find cheap flights, 14% potential price drop

Round-trip from

£670

From London (LON) to Kota Kinabalu

One-way from

£464

One-way flight from London (LON) to Kota Kinabalu

Flight route prices based on searches on Cheapflights within the last 3 days, monthly prices based on aggregated historical data.
When is the cheapest time to fly from London to Kota Kinabalu (LON - BKI)?

It’s typically best to fly out from London to Kota Kinabalu at midday. Doing so could potentially save you 14% on the flight price compared to flying in the evening, which is usually more expensive.

How far in advance should I book a flight from London to Kota Kinabalu?

Users have found that booking a flight from London to Kota Kinabalu at least 43 days early can save you up to 15% on average compared to booking a flight this week. If booking 43 days before your flight isn’t an option for you, users have found flights from London to Kota Kinabalu for as little as £792 when booking for a departure date within the next two weeks. You can also check prices now. Some users have found airline tickets as low as £863 for flights departing within the next 3 days.

What is the cheapest day to fly round-trip from London to Kota Kinabalu?

Flights from London to Kota Kinabalu are found to be more expensive on Thursday. This shouldn't discourage you from searching as you can still find great deals by being flexible with your options. Use our search form to find deals on tickets to Kota Kinabalu.

Cheap flights from London to Kota Kinabalu in July, August 2022

The best prices found for LON to BKI flights in July, August
18 Aug - 20 Sep
£864pp
LHR
London Heathrow
Multiple airlines
   
2 STOPS
BKI
Kota Kinabalu
BKI
Kota Kinabalu
Multiple Airlines
   
2 STOPS
LHR
London Heathrow
17 Aug - 20 Sep
£877pp
LHR
London Heathrow
Multiple airlines
   
2 STOPS
BKI
Kota Kinabalu
BKI
Kota Kinabalu
Royal Brunei Airlines
 
1 STOP
LHR
London Heathrow
18 Aug - 20 Sep
£882pp
LHR
London Heathrow
Multiple airlines
   
2 STOPS
BKI
Kota Kinabalu
BKI
Kota Kinabalu
Royal Brunei Airlines
 
1 STOP
LHR
London Heathrow

London to Kota Kinabalu 2022 flight deals

Cheap flights to Kota Kinabalu from London found for this year
4 Oct - 15 Oct
£627pp
LGW
London Gatwick
Multiple airlines
   
2 STOPS
BKI
Kota Kinabalu
BKI
Kota Kinabalu
Multiple Airlines
   
2 STOPS
LGW
London Gatwick
4 Nov - 9 Nov
£649pp
LHR
London Heathrow
Multiple airlines
     
3 STOPS
BKI
Kota Kinabalu
BKI
Kota Kinabalu
Multiple Airlines
   
2 STOPS
LHR
London Heathrow
5 Oct - 19 Oct
£658pp
LGW
London Gatwick
Multiple airlines
     
3 STOPS
BKI
Kota Kinabalu
BKI
Kota Kinabalu
Multiple Airlines
   
2 STOPS
LGW
London Gatwick

Last-minute flights from London to Kota Kinabalu

Late deals on return flights to Kota Kinabalu from London, departing today and this week
12 Jul - 2 Aug
£1,271pp
LHR
London Heathrow
Multiple airlines
     
3 STOPS
BKI
Kota Kinabalu
BKI
Kota Kinabalu
Royal Brunei Airlines
 
1 STOP
LHR
London Heathrow
12 Jul - 2 Aug
£1,325pp
LHR
London Heathrow
Multiple airlines
     
3 STOPS
BKI
Kota Kinabalu
BKI
Kota Kinabalu
Multiple Airlines
   
2 STOPS
LHR
London Heathrow
12 Jul - 2 Aug
£1,351pp
LHR
London Heathrow
Multiple airlines
   
2 STOPS
BKI
Kota Kinabalu
BKI
Kota Kinabalu
Royal Brunei Airlines
 
1 STOP
LHR
London Heathrow

One-way flights to Kota Kinabalu from London

The cheapest one-way flights from London to Kota Kinabalu
16:30 - 14:20
Etihad Airways
2 stops
38h 50m
LHR - BKI
Etihad Airways
17:10 - 18:40
Emirates
2 stops
42h 30m
STN - BKI
Emirates
£649
Flightcatchers
19:05 - 06:50
Scoot
2 stops
28h 45m
LGW - BKI
Scoot

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Flight FAQs

From London to Kota Kinabalu

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

Most people fly into Kota Kinabalu (BKI) if they book a flight to Kota Kinabalu from London. On average, Kota Kinabalu has 0 inbound flights from London per day from 8 airlines. Kota Kinabalu is conveniently located just 3.6 mi from Kota Kinabalu’s city center.

Which airlines flying from London to Kota Kinabalu have flexible cancellations due to COVID-19?

Some of the carriers operating flights from London to Kota Kinabalu that may be offering flexible cancellation policies are Royal Brunei Airlines, Malaysia Airlines, and China Southern. Our site will let you filter for all airlines offering greater flexibility due to COVID-19.

Can I find flights from London to Kota Kinabalu for under £700 on Cheapflights?

Yes, there are multiple flights from London to Kota Kinabalu for under £700. The cheapest flight booked recently is on Multiple Airlines for just £627, but on average you can expect to pay £699.

Are there last-minute flights available from London to Kota Kinabalu for under £1,300?

There are currently 20+ open flights from London to Kota Kinabalu within the next 7 days for less than £1,300.

What are the cheapest airlines flying from London to Kota Kinabalu round-trip?

According to our current data, Qatar Airways (£692), Singapore Airlines (£749), and Etihad Airways (£751) offers the cheapest pricing from London to Kota Kinabalu. Qatar Airways is 10% cheaper than the average price of flights available within the next 90 days to this destination.

What are the cheapest airlines to fly from London to Kota Kinabalu one-way?

One-way options have recently been found by users for as low as £464 on Etihad Airways. Other airlines that offer cheap prices include Qatar Airways from £526 and Malaysia Airlines from £540 one-way.

What are the most popular routes from London to Kota Kinabalu?

The most popular route from London to Kota Kinabalu is London Heathrow - Kota Kinabalu. You may also consider London Gatwick - Kota Kinabalu or London Stansted - Kota Kinabalu.

What are the most popular airlines that fly from London to Kota Kinabalu?

Consider British Airways, Royal Brunei Airlines or China Southern when booking your flight. These represent the most popular airlines when flying from London to Kota Kinabalu.

What are the cheapest flights from London to Kota Kinabalu?

On average you can expect to pay £2,698 for a flight from London to Kota Kinabalu. The cheapest flight overall is £779 while the most popular route, (London Heathrow - Kota Kinabalu) is currently priced at £649.

COVID Restrictions

View COVID Travel Restrictions for Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia

Do I need a COVID test to fly to Kota Kinabalu from London?

Information is based on travel restrictions from London to Kota Kinabalu

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

COVID-19 testing requirements
Visitors from London must present a negative RT-PCR (NAAT) test taken 2 days before departing to Kota Kinabalu.

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

Documents
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.


Do I need a test to fly back to London from Kota Kinabalu?

Returning to London 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 London.

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

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Alternative routes for London to Kota Kinabalu

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Destination information for Kota Kinabalu

Things to know before you go - useful duration and weather info for your trip from London to Kota Kinabalu.
Today's exchange rate
£1 = RM 5.35
Average temperature for July in Kota Kinabalu
32.0 °C
Avg rainfall for July in Kota Kinabalu
266.0 mm

Airports servicing London

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Airports servicing Kota Kinabalu

Top 7 airlines flying from London to Kota Kinabalu

The chart below displays the airlines Cheapflights users travelling from London to Kota Kinabalu choose most often. Cheapest and average prices are based on aggregated data from the past 12 months.
Airline Cheapest Average Flexibility On-time COVID-19 safety
China Southern
£344 £523 No cancel fee 69%
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Royal Brunei Airlines
£508 £650 No cancel fee 84%

We couldn't confirm the COVID-19 safety measures taken by Royal Brunei Airlines. Please check directly on their website for additional information.

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Emirates
£553 £713 No cancel fee 75%
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Etihad Airways
£561 £626 No cancel fee 75%
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Singapore Airlines
£635 £709 No cancel fee 81%
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Qatar Airways
£697 £876 No cancel fee 68%
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Malaysia Airlines
£714 £835 No cancel fee 67%
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