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Kota Kinabalu

Kota Kinabalu

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City CodeBKI
Popular Airlines
  • Singapore Airlines
  • Malaysia Airlines
  • Korean Air
Flight Time18~21 hours

The flight time to Kota Kinabalu is approximately 18~21 hours. Find out more about the history, economy, climate and transportation options before you visit Kota Kinabalu.

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Kota Kinabalu

Kota Kinabalu is the capital of the state of Shabah- one of Malaysia states, located northwest coast of the Island of Borneo next to South China Sea. With a population of over 400,000 residents, Kota Kinabalu is a popular tourist attraction and is the administrative, commercial and industrial center of East Malaysia. The city is named after Mount Kinabalu located 50 km northeast of the city.

Voice of Travelers to Kota Kinabalu

Artistry visit to Kota Kinabalu

I am Mitchel from Florida. I am a student of arts and history at the University of Florida. Last autumn, I visited both the Kota Kinabalu City Mosque and Sabah State Mosque in Kota Kinabalu to explore the antiquated art, culture and history. I had started planning early from last year and timed for the cheapest ticket to Kota Kinabalu. I searched online for the cheapest ticket weeks prior my departure to Kota Kinabalu. Ticket to Kota Kinabalu are cheaper six weeks before your travel time and it is advisable to purchase your ticket weeks before traveling. A connection of Delta and Malaysian Airlines offered the cheapest ticket compared to other airlines. The travel experience using a non stop flight was awesome with their flights attendants being friendly and offering great food that i believe was satisfying to everyone.

Short flight, pleasant travel experience

I am Najwa from Penang. Last year, I visited my maternal grandfather who resides in the outskirts of Kota Kinabalu and overall, the travel experience was amazing. I bought my ticket online after a referral from a my father on where to get cheap ticket. The cheapest ticket to Kota Kinabalu was by Malaysia Airlines compared to ticket by other airlines. Malaysia Airlines is a pet friendly and accepts vaccinated cats and dogs thus I bought a ticket for my pet Evey. With a travel ticket as a student, the airline allowed free check-in for the first and second bags. The airline had incredible services and actually I am planning to buy a ticket for my grandfather to visit me in Penang.

Kota Kinabalu Travel FAQs

Q. What is the best airline to get to Kota Kinabalu?

A. The best airline to Kota Kinabalu is an airline that gets you to Kota Kinabalu without delays with one layovers at the best price of ticket. A great airline depends upon the crew, traffic and also the time of travel. Some airlines like AirAsia and Malaysia Airlines have direct flight ticket to Kota Kinabalu.

Q. How do I buy a ticket to Kota Kinabalu?

A. You can purchase a ticket to Kota Kinabalu either by buying it online or visiting the corresponding travel companies by yourself. Searching online for the ticket to Kota Kinabalu is the best way to compare ticket and choose an affordable ticket to Kota Kinabalu. Cheapest ticket to Kota Kinabalu can be bought online six weeks before your departure.

Q. What's the weather like in Kota Kinabalu?

A. Kota Kinabalu experiences equatorial type of climate with wet season starting from the months of July to December. The wettest month in Kota Kinabalu is November. Dry season is from January to June. April and May are the hottest months while January is the coolest month.

Q. What are the outdoor activities to do in Kota Kinabalu?

A. Kota Kinabalu is a marvelous city for both indoor and outdoor activities. When visiting Kota Kinabalu, ensure to visit the Mari Mari cultural village for great cultural experience, go hiking and exploring Mount Kinabalu, take a food trip or visit Pulau Tiga island to enjoy snorkeling and coral reef dives.

Kota Kinabalu - Direct Flights to Major Airports

Airports handling direct flights to Kota Kinabalu International Airport ・Narita International Airport ・Hong Kong International Airport ・Mactan-Cebu International Airport ・Incheon International Airport ・Perth Airport etc

Flight Routes to Kota Kinabalu

Kota Kinabalu International Airport is the second busiest commercial service airport in Malaysia located 8 km southwest of Kota Kinabalu serving Kota Kinabalu and west coast of Sabah. The airport is one of the main gateways to Sabah and East Malaysia with flights connections to different destinations in southeast and northeast Asia. One can travel to Kota Kinabalu using Malaysian Airlines, Air Seoul or China Southern Airlines with the requirements being a valid passport, a visa, if you don't qualify for a visa waiver program and an air ticket. One can purchase a ticket online or visit travel agents worldwide to purchase the ticket.