Cheap flights to Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia

NYC — BKI
Feb 7 — Feb 141

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Flights to Kota Kinabalu in 2023

Flight route prices based on searches on Cheapflights within the last 3 days, monthly prices based on aggregated historical data.
Popular inMayHigh demand for flights, 6% potential price rise
Cheapest inFebruaryBest time to find cheap flights, 1% potential price drop
Average price$945Average for round-trip flights in February 2023
Round-trip from$1,259From New York to Kota Kinabalu
One-way from$714One-way flight from New York to Kota Kinabalu (BKI)

Cheap flights to Kota Kinabalu in February, March 2023

The best prices found for BKI flights for February, March
Feb 1 - Feb 8
EWR

Newark

BKI

Kota Kinabalu

2 stops

35h 00m
BKI

Kota Kinabalu

EWR

Newark

2 stops

32h 15m
$1,142

Multiple Airlines

Deal found 1/31

Mar 17 - Mar 28
JFK

New York John F Kennedy Intl

BKI

Kota Kinabalu

2 stops

37h 50m
BKI

Kota Kinabalu

JFK

New York John F Kennedy Intl

2 stops

64h 05m
$1,259

Multiple Airlines

Deal found 2/2

Mar 1 - Mar 8
JFK

New York John F Kennedy Intl

BKI

Kota Kinabalu

2 stops

36h 10m
BKI

Kota Kinabalu

JFK

New York John F Kennedy Intl

2 stops

54h 50m
$1,281

Multiple Airlines

Deal found 1/30

Kota Kinabalu 2023 flight deals

Cheap flights to Kota Kinabalu found for this year
Feb 1 - Feb 8
EWR

Newark

BKI

Kota Kinabalu

2 stops

35h 00m
BKI

Kota Kinabalu

EWR

Newark

2 stops

32h 15m
$1,142

Multiple Airlines

Deal found 1/31

Mar 17 - Mar 28
JFK

New York John F Kennedy Intl

BKI

Kota Kinabalu

2 stops

37h 50m
BKI

Kota Kinabalu

JFK

New York John F Kennedy Intl

2 stops

64h 05m
$1,259

Multiple Airlines

Deal found 2/2

Mar 1 - Mar 8
JFK

New York John F Kennedy Intl

BKI

Kota Kinabalu

2 stops

36h 10m
BKI

Kota Kinabalu

JFK

New York John F Kennedy Intl

2 stops

54h 50m
$1,281

Multiple Airlines

Deal found 1/30

One-way flights to Kota Kinabalu

The cheapest one-way flights to Kota Kinabalu
Mar 3
JFK

New York John F Kennedy Intl

BKI

Kota Kinabalu

3 stops

57h 05m
$714

Multiple Airlines

Deal found 1/30

Mar 3
JFK

New York John F Kennedy Intl

BKI

Kota Kinabalu

2 stops

57h 25m
$887

Multiple Airlines

Deal found 1/30

Mar 3
EWR

Newark

BKI

Kota Kinabalu

2 stops

53h 35m
$918

Multiple Airlines

Deal found 1/30

Reviews of Airlines Servicing Kota Kinabalu

Korean Air
8.1
Very good
172 reviews

Crew

8.5

Comfort

8.1

Boarding

8.3

Entertainment

8.1

Overall

8.1

Food

7.9

Reviews

1 / 10

The service was good. I have flown a lot. This was the first flight ever where passengers did not wait for their turn to leave their chairs and go down the isle to leave the plane upon arrival at the destination.(Bangkok). Very unusual.

Korean Air
8.1
Very good
172 reviews
Korean Air
8.1
Very good
172 reviews

Crew

8.5

Comfort

8.1

Boarding

8.3

Entertainment

8.1

Overall

8.1

Food

7.9

Reviews

1 / 10

The service was good. I have flown a lot. This was the first flight ever where passengers did not wait for their turn to leave their chairs and go down the isle to leave the plane upon arrival at the destination.(Bangkok). Very unusual.

Singapore Airlines
8.0
Very good
203 reviews
Korean Air
8.1
Very good
172 reviews

Crew

8.5

Comfort

8.1

Boarding

8.3

Entertainment

8.1

Overall

8.1

Food

7.9

Reviews

1 / 10

The service was good. I have flown a lot. This was the first flight ever where passengers did not wait for their turn to leave their chairs and go down the isle to leave the plane upon arrival at the destination.(Bangkok). Very unusual.

Japan Airlines
7.8
Good
173 reviews
Korean Air
8.1
Very good
172 reviews

Crew

8.5

Comfort

8.1

Boarding

8.3

Entertainment

8.1

Overall

8.1

Food

7.9

Reviews

1 / 10

The service was good. I have flown a lot. This was the first flight ever where passengers did not wait for their turn to leave their chairs and go down the isle to leave the plane upon arrival at the destination.(Bangkok). Very unusual.

Qatar Airways
7.3
Good
1,025 reviews
Korean Air
8.1
Very good
172 reviews

Crew

8.5

Comfort

8.1

Boarding

8.3

Entertainment

8.1

Overall

8.1

Food

7.9

Reviews

1 / 10

The service was good. I have flown a lot. This was the first flight ever where passengers did not wait for their turn to leave their chairs and go down the isle to leave the plane upon arrival at the destination.(Bangkok). Very unusual.

Turkish Airlines
7.3
Good
1,139 reviews
Korean Air
8.1
Very good
172 reviews

Crew

8.5

Comfort

8.1

Boarding

8.3

Entertainment

8.1

Overall

8.1

Food

7.9

Reviews

1 / 10

The service was good. I have flown a lot. This was the first flight ever where passengers did not wait for their turn to leave their chairs and go down the isle to leave the plane upon arrival at the destination.(Bangkok). Very unusual.

What is the cheapest month to fly to Kota Kinabalu?

The cheapest ticket to Kota Kinabalu found for each month in 2023 based on historical flight searches by Cheapflights users.

January

$1,240

February

$1,217

March

$1,299

April

$1,256

May

$1,314

June

$994

July

$1,790

August

$1,327

September

$1,270

October

$1,347

November

$1,153

December

$1,800

Currently, the cheapest month for flights to Kota Kinabalu is June. The most expensive month for flights is December. The cheapest prices are shown above but prices will vary according to departure times, airlines, class and how early you book.

When is the best time to fly to Kota Kinabalu?

Average Kota Kinabalu flight ticket prices and weather conditions for 2023 and 2024 by month

NYC - BKI

Price

$994 - $2,465

BKI

Temperature

78.8 - 80.6 °F

BKI

Rainfall

2.4 - 13.8 inches

Which day is cheapest to fly to Kota Kinabalu?

The cheapest day to fly to Kota Kinabalu is usually Wednesday. At the moment, Friday is the most expensive.

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

Flights in the afternoon are typically the cheapest time of the day to fly to Kota Kinabalu. Flights in the evening are usually the most expensive.

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 vacations 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 vacation 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.

Best Time to Fly to Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia

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 82.4 degrees (Fahrenheit) 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 vacation 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 vacations 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, Malaysia

There are minibus and van services which locals use to get around the town, and these are a budget-friendly option for travelers. 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?

Travelers will need to book flights to Kota Kinabalu (BKI) if they wish to fly to Kota Kinabalu. The Kota Kinabalu airport is 3.6 mi from the city center.

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First Classfrom $17,311/person
Business Classfrom $2,880/person
Prem Economyfrom $1,795/person
Economyfrom $454/person

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