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Cheap flights to Kota Kinabalu from $1,058

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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
Multiple Airlines
Aug 29
LAX12:15 amLos Angeles
25h 45m
2 stops
BKI5:00 pmKota Kinabalu
Sep 8
BKI1:00 pmKota Kinabalu
24h 35m
2 stops
LAX10:35 pmLos Angeles
Multiple Airlines
Aug 31
SFO12:55 amSan Francisco
25h 05m
2 stops
BKI5:00 pmKota Kinabalu
Oct 6
BKI11:30 amKota Kinabalu
25h 50m
2 stops
SFO10:20 pmSan Francisco
Japan Airlines
Aug 1
SFO1:55 pmSan Francisco
42h 45m
2 stops
BKI11:40 pmKota Kinabalu
Aug 23
BKI7:05 pmKota Kinabalu
31h 40m
2 stops
SFO11:45 amSan Francisco
Japan Airlines
Aug 1
SFO1:55 pmSan Francisco
41h 45m
2 stops
BKI10:40 pmKota Kinabalu
Aug 23
BKI7:05 pmKota Kinabalu
31h 40m
2 stops
SFO11:45 amSan Francisco
China Eastern
Aug 6
LAX12:30 pmLos Angeles
21h 00m
1 stop
BKI12:30 amKota Kinabalu
Aug 18
BKI1:30 amKota Kinabalu
23h 35m
1 stop
LAX10:05 amLos Angeles
Multiple Airlines
Sep 1
SFO1:00 pmSan Francisco
54h 45m
2 stops
BKI10:45 amKota Kinabalu
Oct 6
BKI9:45 pmKota Kinabalu
57h 15m
2 stops
SFO4:00 pmSan Francisco

Find the cheapest one-way flights to Kota Kinabalu

If you're looking for one-way flights from United States to Kota Kinabalu, view some of our deals below provided by China Eastern, Japan Airlines and Turkish Airlines
China Eastern
LAXLos Angeles
30h 20m
BKIKota Kinabalu
Turkish Airlines
IAHHouston George Bush Intcntl
36h 40m
BKIKota Kinabalu
Japan Airlines
SFOSan Francisco
35h 10m
BKIKota Kinabalu

Kota Kinabalu flights insights and trends

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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 $1,203. 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 Friday will generally be more expensive and average around $2,628. Keep in mind that these prices on both days could fluctuate depending on the season and the demand.

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

According to our data, the cheapest time of day to fly to Kota Kinabalu is in the morning. momondo users have found flights departing from United States to Kota Kinabalu in the morning for as low as $1,203. Keep in mind that these prices may fluctuate based on what airline you choose and the time of year you plan to travel. Flights to Kota Kinabalu are more costly in the evening, with an average ticket price of $1,578. Departure times in the evening fall within the peak daily travel times, which is why tickets can be more expensive.

How long does it take to fly to Kota Kinabalu?

If you’re flying from a popular airport in United States, such as Los Angeles or San Francisco, and flying into the most popular airport in Kota Kinabalu (Kota Kinabalu), then you can expect flight times to average 30h 20m and 35h 10m, respectively.

Cheapest flights to Kota Kinabalu airports

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Los Angeles
Kota Kinabalu

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 $1,223

CHEAPEST MONTH TO FLY TO KOTA KINABALU FROM LOS ANGELESSeptember19% cheaperFlying from Los Angeles to Kota Kinabalu costs on average just $998 in September
MOST EXPENSIVE MONTH TO FLY TO KOTA KINABALU FROM LOS ANGELESDecember53% more expensiveIt costs about $1,882 for flights to Kota Kinabalu from Los Angeles in December
MOST POPULAR MONTH TO FLY TO KOTA KINABALU FROM LOS ANGELESMay850% more users visitedMore momondo users searched in flights to Kota Kinabalu from Los Angeles in May than any other month

Cheap Kota Kinabalu flight deals and tips

Summary info about Kota Kinabalu flight prices, duration and airlines

Best Round-Trip Price

$1,058

Fastest flight time

21h 00m

Operated By

5 airlines
The best round-trip flight price to Kota Kinabalu from United States in the last 72 hours is $1,058 (Los Angeles to Kota Kinabalu).
The fastest flight to Kota Kinabalu from United States takes 21h 00m (Los Angeles to Kota Kinabalu).
There are 5 airlines operating flights to Kota Kinabalu, including Japan Airlines, Philippine Airlines and Malaysia Airlines.

Frequently asked questions about flying to Kota Kinabalu

How long does it take to fly to Kota Kinabalu?

When flying from the United States, there are a few locations that have Kota Kinabalu flight deals, including Boston, Los Angeles, and New York. Trips departing from Boston to Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia, generally last between 25 and 29 hours, while journeys originating in Los Angeles normally take between 28 and 32 hours. If you will be flying out of New York, you can expect the trip to Kota Kinabalu International Airport, Kota Kinabalu to last on average between 31 and 33 hours.

From where can you fly directly into Kota Kinabalu?

Unfortunately, nonstop flights from the United States to Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia are not currently available. Instead, you can plan on having up to two layovers during your trip. When leaving from Boston, it is common to have layovers in the cities of Doha and Kuala Lumpur, while trips departing from Los Angeles normally stop in cities such as Tokyo and Changi. If your flight originates in New York, you may have a layover in either Istanbul or Kuala Lumpur.

What is the absolute cheapest flight to Kota Kinabalu?

Users booking trips to Kota Kinabalu from Sandakan found flights 79% 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 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 Suria 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).

Is there a cheaper alternative to flying into Kota Kinabalu?

Labuan Airport has an average price of $76 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.

When did momondo last update prices for flights to Kota Kinabalu Airport?

Prices for flights to Kota Kinabalu Airport were last updated today.

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How old do you have to be to fly to Kota Kinabalu Airport?

The minimum age a child must be to fly alone is five but airlines that offer an unaccompanied minor (UNMR) service will have their own age restrictions, including rules around flight length, timings, and stopovers. We always recommend checking with the individual airline you are booking with to travel to Kota Kinabalu Airport.

What documentation or ID do you need to fly to Kota Kinabalu Airport?

The required travel and health documents for your Kota Kinabalu Airport trip may vary depending on your itinerary and personal circumstances. As a general rule, you should carry multiple documents, including a national ID card or driver's license and a passport valid for six months after your intended arrival at Kota Kinabalu Airport. We recommend that you seek guidance from your airline or a reliable third party such as IATA.


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