Flights Asia Malaysia Kota Kinabalu

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Travel Restriction Alert

The COVID-19 (coronavirus) outbreak may impact travel to Kota Kinabalu. Current restrictions to Kota Kinabalu are based on Malaysia travel restrictions.
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Cheapest flights to Kota Kinabalu airports

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CHEAPEST ROUTE FROM Los Angeles TO Kota Kinabalu

Los Angeles (LAX) to Kota Kinabalu (BKI)

Typically, flights to Kota Kinabalu from Los Angeles are cheaper when flying from Los Angeles to Kota Kinabalu, which has an average price of $1,013

CHEAPEST MONTH TO FLY TO KOTA KINABALU FROM LOS ANGELESMay35% cheaperFlying from Los Angeles to Kota Kinabalu costs on average just $657 in May
MOST EXPENSIVE MONTH TO FLY TO KOTA KINABALU FROM LOS ANGELESDecember60% more expensiveIt costs about $1,616 for flights to Kota Kinabalu from Los Angeles in December
MOST POPULAR MONTH TO FLY TO KOTA KINABALU FROM LOS ANGELESDecember520% more users visitedMore momondo users searched in flights to Kota Kinabalu from Los Angeles in December than any other month

When is the best time to fly to Kota Kinabalu?

What is the absolute cheapest flight to Kota Kinabalu?

Users booking trips to Kota Kinabalu from Glasgow found flights 81% cheaper than the average price of flights to Kota Kinabalu. To find the cheapest price to Kota Kinabalu from your area, use momondo’s Airport-to-Airport Pricing Tool.

What is the cheapest day to depart on your flight to Kota Kinabalu?

According to our data, Tuesday is the cheapest day to fly to Kota Kinabalu from United States. The lowest ticket price found for a Tuesday departure recently was $857. Keep in mind that prices can always vary depending on your route and whether or not you are flying domestic or international. Flights from United States to Kota Kinabalu on a Sunday will generally be more expensive and average around $1,195. Keep in mind that these prices on both days could fluctuate depending on the season and the demand.

What is there to do in Kota Kinabalu when it’s raining?

If you are planning a flight to Kota Kinabalu and are looking to avoid the rain, you should avoid traveling during the months of May, June, and July. These months will typically see 5.1 inches or more of rain, meaning that rain is likely. If you do run into rain while in Kota Kinabalu, there are still things to do and ways to enjoy your trip. For those looking to get out of the rain and do a little shopping, check out Centre Point Sabah.

Is there an alternative airport near Kota Kinabalu?

Finding an alternative and possibly cheaper destination airport near Kota Kinabalu is possible. If you are planning a flight to Kota Kinabalu, consider booking flights to Labuan Airport (73 mi from Kota Kinabalu city center), Kudat Airport (83 mi from Kota Kinabalu city center) or Lawas Airport (90 mi from Kota Kinabalu city center).

Is there a cheaper alternative to flying into Kota Kinabalu?

Lawas Airport has an average price of $18 per person and is typically the cheapest airport to fly into when visiting Kota Kinabalu. This average price does vary based on departure city. Try momondo’s Airport-to-Airport Pricing Tool to find the cheapest flight.


What are the current travel restrictions for Kota Kinabalu?

Currently, Malaysia travel restrictions include travel to Kota Kinabalu.

Entry restrictions

Malaysia has restricted entry to all travelers, except for citizens, permanent residents with a MyPR card, travelers and students with an approval from the Malaysian immigration, travelers with Malaysia My Second Home (MM2H) permit, diplomats, embassy employees, and spouses or children of Malaysian nationals, who must have a sticker label visa in the passport specifically indicating this status. Holders of the following passes may apply for entry permission: “Residence Pass-Talent (RP-T) and their dependents, Employment Pass (Category EP I, II and III), Professional Visit Pass (PVP), Dependent Pass to expatriate for all categories, Long Term Social Visit Pass (LT-SVP) to expatriate for all categories, and Foreign Maid to expatriate for all categories. The nationwide Prevention and Control of Infectious Diseases Order 2021, previously in effect through March 31, 2021, has been extended through August 1, 2021. Additionally, certain states and districts with higher prevalence of COVID-19 are subject to Movement Control Orders (MCOs), Conditional Movement Control Orders (CMCOs), or Enhanced Movement Control Orders (EMCOs). Sabah is subject to an MCO through February 4. For additional information on traveling to Sabah, please consult with Sabah's state authorities. All districts in Sarawak are subject to a CMCO through February 14 except for Sibu, which is subject to an MCO through February 14. For additional information on traveling to Sarawak, please consult with Sarawak's state authorities.

Entry requirements

Travelers must have a formal written approval from the Malaysian Government before attempting to enter Malaysia. Malaysian immigration operates a consolidated portal called My Travel Pass for most categories of pass holders to request permission to enter. Travelers with a Malaysia My Second Home (MM2H) permit must have a return approval and may also be requested from immigration via My Travel Pass. International students must have a written approval from immigration applied at Education Malaysia website Airline crew must have their names listed on the General Declaration.

Quarantine requirements

All arriving travelers will be tested on arrival, and are subject to a mandatory quarantine requirement in a government facility. All costs for the quarantine are borne by the traveler. Travelers will be required to download the MySejahtera application and will be issued a wristband for identification and monitoring by the authorities during their quarantine period. Travelers presenting the results of a negative RT-PCR test undertaken within 72 hours of their departure to Malaysia must quarantine for 7 days upon arrival. An additional COVID-19 test will be undertaken on the 5th day of quarantine. Travelers not presenting the results of a negative RT-PCR test will be tested upon arrival and must quarantine for 10 days with an additional COVID-19 test on the 8th day of quarantine.

Transiting rules

Travelers may not transfer from international flights to domestic flights, except for Malaysian nationals who are traveling to Sabah or Sarawak. Foreigners may not enter Sabah without prior approval, which must be requested in advance from the Sabah State Secretary (Setiausaha Kerajaan Negeri Sabah) at crisis@sabah.gov.my.

All other info

US citizens currently in possession of a 90-day tourist visa or "Social Visit Pass" should prepare to depart Malaysia before April 21, 2021. Those who do not do so may be subject to strict penalties including immigration detention and fines. Holders of other visa types should contact immigration and inform themselves of further measures for their specific case here.

If you are planning to travel to Kota Kinabalu at this time, it is recommended that you stay up to date on current restrictions and follow proper safety measures while in public.

Kota Kinabalu flight deals found on momondo

Check out some of the best fares from airports in United States to Kota Kinabalu found recently by users on momondo
Singapore Airlines
Jul 15
LAX7:20 pmLos Angeles
21h 00m
1 stop
BKI4:20 pmKota Kinabalu
Aug 14
BKI8:10 amKota Kinabalu
23h 40m
1 stop
LAX7:50 amLos Angeles
Multiple Airlines
Aug 12
LAX7:20 pmLos Angeles
23h 30m
2 stops
BKI6:50 pmKota Kinabalu
Aug 19
BKI12:55 pmKota Kinabalu
34h 55m
3 stops
LAX11:50 pmLos Angeles
Multiple Airlines
Jul 7
BOS6:20 pmBoston Logan Intl
26h 35m
2 stops
BKI8:55 pmKota Kinabalu
Jul 21
BKI12:55 pmKota Kinabalu
33h 35m
2 stops
BOS10:30 pmBoston Logan Intl
Multiple Airlines
Jul 14
BOS6:20 pmBoston Logan Intl
26h 35m
2 stops
BKI8:55 pmKota Kinabalu
Aug 16
BKI9:10 amKota Kinabalu
37h 20m
2 stops
BOS10:30 pmBoston Logan Intl
Multiple Airlines
Jul 15
LAX7:20 pmLos Angeles
28h 25m
2 stops
BKI11:45 pmKota Kinabalu
Aug 13
BKI7:05 pmKota Kinabalu
36h 45m
2 stops
LAX7:50 amLos Angeles
Multiple Airlines
Jul 15
BOS6:20 pmBoston Logan Intl
37h 15m
2 stops
BKI7:35 amKota Kinabalu
Aug 15
BKI6:00 pmKota Kinabalu
28h 30m
2 stops
BOS10:30 pmBoston Logan Intl

Find the cheapest one-way flights to Kota Kinabalu

If you're looking for one-way flights to Kota Kinabalu, view some of our deals below provided by Qatar Airways and Singapore Airlines
Qatar Airways
Aug 17
JFK9:00 pmNew York John F Kennedy Intl
34h 35m
2 stops
BKI7:35 amKota Kinabalu
Singapore Airlines
Aug 18
JFK6:30 pmNew York John F Kennedy Intl
48h 50m
1 stop
BKI7:20 pmKota Kinabalu

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