Getting Here

Kota Kinabalu, the state capital of Sabah, position at the Northern part of the Borneo Island, makes it impossible to connect by road from mainland Asia, so the only way to come here is by airplane. Kota Kinabalu has good connection from most major cities around South East Asia and North East Asia. Brunei, Kuala Lumpur, Manila, Singapore, Hong Kong, Osaka, and Seoul are some major cities that have connecting flight to and from Kota Kinabalu.

Kuala Lumpur

Kuala Lumpur, the capitol city of Malaysia, has the most connected flight to Kota Kinabalu daily, this flight will take 2 hours and 30 minutes. Airlines that serve this line are Malaysia Airline and Air Asia.

Malaysia Airlines has 14 non-stop daily flights to Kota Kinabalu and price start from RM 500 one way. Visit [] for more information.

Air Asia has 10 daily flights to and return from Kuala Lumpur, and price arranging from RM 200 to 400 one way. Check out the special offer from Air Asia, price from Kuala Lumpur to Kota Kinabalu can go as low as RM 200 including airport tax and surcharge. Visit for more information.


There are 3 daily flights from Singapore with Malaysia Airlines and Silk Air operating this route, the flight time from Singapore to Kota Kinabalu is . Malaysia Airlines has 2 flights from Singapore to Kota Kinabalu daily, one with a stop over at Kuching International Airport.

Silk Air has one flight to and from Singapore daily.

Hong Kong

The flight time from Hong Kong to Kota Kinabalu is 3 hours, and Airlines that served this route are Malaysia Airlines and Dragon Air.

Tuesday to Saturday 2 flights from Hong Kong and return, one by Malaysia Airlines and one by Dragon Air. Sunday one flight to and from Hong Kong by Dragon Air, and Monday one flight to and from Hong Kong by Malaysia Airlines.


One daily flight from Macau to Kota Kinabalu, the route is operated by Air Asia.


Malaysia Airline shall have daily flight from Manila to Kota Kinabalu, and Air Asia through Clark, 2 hours drive from Manila, has one daily flight to and from Kota Kinabalu.


Korea Air and Mas have twice weekly services from Seoul to Kota Kinabalu, on Wednesday and Sunday. Asiana Airlines have daily flight to and from Seoul. Price to KK to Seoul starts from RM 1640 excluding tax.

Shenzhen (China)

There is a daily flight by Air Asia from Kota Kinabalu to and from Shenzhen.


Air Asia has one flight to and from Jakarta on every Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday.

More information will be added on to this page from time to time, do come back for the new update.


3 Responses to Getting Here

  1. Alicia Cheah says:

    Are there any direct flights frm the following Asian countries to KK?
    1. Vietnam
    2. India
    3. Australia
    4. New Zealand

  2. beautifulkk says:

    Not that I know of. So far none.

  3. beautifulkk says:

    HI Don’t think there is any direct flight from this country yet. I hope Australia coming soon.

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