Cheap Flights to Kota Kinabalu

Kota Kinabalu is the main gateway to Borneo and, locally, the wildlife and wonders of Kinabalu National Park and the worth the trek, if you have it in you, to reach the 13,400-metre peak of Mount Kinabalu – you at the top with a breathtaking backdrop equals selfie of the year for sure. More than that, Kota Kinabalu is becoming a destination in its own right thanks to its friendly locals, tasty grub and city activities.

Flights from Australia to Kota Kinabalu will disembark at Kota Kinabalu International Airport (BKI), eight kilometres west of the city centre. Aside from hiring a car or private transfers, airport taxis are the only method of public transportation at Kota Kinabalu International Airport. Speak to your Student Flights consultant for advice on private transfers and travelling around Kota Kinabalu.

Kota Kinabalu Flights

Flights from Australia to Kota Kinabalu depart from Brisbane, Sydney, Perth and Melbourne as well as other connecting services other cities. A flight from Brisbane to Kota Kinabalu will take around 14 hours with one stopover required in Kuala Lumpur. During the flight, airlines will provide drinks and meals as well as various in-flight entertainment. For specific services, check out our airline guide.

Airlines that fly to Kota Kinabalu

Major airlines that fly from Australia to Kota Kinabalu:

Kota Kinabalu Holiday Packages

From major tours that encompass the best of Borneo or Sabah to accommodation packages for you and your mates in Kota Kinabalu itself, Student Flights can find you a great holiday package in Kota Kinabalu. Kota Kinabulu holiday packages can include transfers, mountain passes, local tour guides, accommodation, food, tours and more.

About Kota Kinabalu

Kota Kinabalu is the capital of Sabah, an eastern Malaysian state located in the island of Borneo. Most people head to Kota Kinabalu to access the wilds of Borneo, including its famous orangutan sanctuaries, jungle treks in search of pygmy elephants, and to hike Mount Kinabalu. In the city itself, you will find countless places to rest your head and a walkable city centre where you will find plenty of souvenirs, cheap eats and malls. As this is where everyone seems to congregate of an evening or in transit, the nightlife is in keeping with the laidback theme but also lots of fun.

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