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Cheap Flights to Kota Kinabalu

Located in the northern part of the island of Borneo, the city of Kota Kinabalu is a fabulous Malaysian destination. When you're ready to plan your trip, Skyscanner is here to help you find cheap flights to Kota Kinabalu airport. Simply plug in your travel dates to find the right choice for you. You could also find the cheapest times to travel with the month view feature, or sign up for price alerts to get an email if the price drops.

When is the Best Time to Fly to Kota Kinabalu?

Kota Kinabalu has a tropical climate year-round, making it a comfortable destination any time of the year. You'll want to account for monsoon season from October through March when planning your trip, although rain is possible all the time. Many people travel to the city from either December through February or June through September. For cheap flights to Kota Kinabalu, consider flying in November or May.

Which Airlines Fly to Kota Kinabalu?

Skyscanner makes it easy to find airlines that fly to Kota Kinabalu. Book a cheap flight with a specific airline, or browse them all to find the best deal. Although no airlines fly nonstop to Kota Kinabalu, a number of airlines offer connecting flights, including:

  • Korean Air
  • China Southern
  • Asiana Airlines
  • Cathay Pacific
  • China Airlines
  • Singapore Airlines
Other airlines offering flights to Kota Kinabalu include AirAsia, Japan Airlines, Malaysia Airlines, China Eastern, and Jin Air.

What to Expect at the Airport in Kota Kinabalu

Kota Kinabalu International Airport is the primary airport in Kota Kinabalu and is located about five miles southwest of the city center. It is the second busiest airport in Malaysia and has one terminal. To get to the city from the airport, you'll have to take a taxi, as it is the only form of public transporation from the terminal.

What to Do at the Airport in Kota Kinabalu

When you arrive at the airport in Kota Kinabalu, you'll find a number of amenities to enjoy before heading out to the city. Grab a bite to eat or a cup of coffee, or take advantage of the free Wi-Fi located in several areas throughout the airport. You'll also find ATMs and currency exchange counters for your convenience.

What to Do in Kota Kinabalu

As a coastal city surrounded by rainforest, Kota Kinabalu offers a variety of things to do. Enjoy the busy markets, or relax along the beautiful beaches. From the city, head into Kinabalu National Park to see Mount Kinabalu, or visit Tunku Abdul Rahman National Park. If you prefer the nightlife scene, consider going to Tanjun Aru near the airport.

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