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Flight from Penang to Kota Kinabalu

Flying to Kota Kinabalu

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Cheapest one-way flight
RM 214.87
Cheapest round-trip flight
RM 513.83
Cheapest month to fly
Shortest flight duration

4 hr(s), 35 mins

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Price from

Tuesday, 09 Jan 2024
RM 214.87
Saturday, 06 Jan 2024
RM 298.96
Malaysia Airlines
Friday, 05 Jan 2024
RM 319.20
AirAsia , Scoot
Wednesday, 10 Jan 2024
RM 336.78
Wednesday, 10 Jan 2024
RM 339.11
Firefly, AirAsia
Monday, 08 Jan 2024
RM 359.44
Batik Air (Malaysia)
Saturday, 06 Jan 2024
RM 391.71
Firefly, Scoot
Sunday, 07 Jan 2024
RM 393.60
AirAsia , Malaysia Airlines
Sunday, 07 Jan 2024
RM 477.02
Malaysia Airlines, Scoot
Sunday, 07 Jan 2024
RM 481.79

Find the cheapest time to fly to Kota Kinabalu (BKI)

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Frequently Asked Questions

How much is a flight ticket from Penang to Kota Kinabalu?
Planning to take off from Penang to Kota Kinabalu? Grab your ticket in Traveloka with prices starting from RM 465.69 with additional discounts & promos that can be found on our promo page.
How early should I get to the airport for a domestic & international flight?
For domestic flights, we recommend arriving at the airport at least 2 hours before your scheduled departure time. For international flights, aim to be at the airport at least 3 hours prior to ensure smooth check-in, security checks, and to account for any unexpected delays. It’s better to be early and relaxed than rushing at the last minute right?
When is the best time to buy airline tickets?
Timing is everything when it comes to grabbing airline tickets. Typically, it’s best to book around 4-6 weeks in advance for domestic flights and 2-3 months for international routes. But the prices also depend on the travel demand, seasonality, and major events. You can always monitor the fare trends on Traveloka and set alerts to catch the best deals or promotions!
What is the cheapest day to fly to Kota Kinabalu?
Looking for the best deals to Kota Kinabalu? Historically, midweek flights (particularly on Tuesdays and Wednesdays), tend to be cheaper due to lower demand. However, airfares can fluctuate so we recommend keeping an eye on flight prices and being flexible with your travel dates. Booking in advance can be one the hacks to travel to Kota Kinabalu without breaking the bank!
What information do I need to know when booking a flight?
When booking a flight, every choice sets the tone for your trip. From the preferred flight route – be it direct or with layovers – to the in-flight experience – whether you opt for a standard economy seat or a luxurious first-class journey – and understanding baggage limits, there's a lot to weigh. Other considerations include travel insurance and the airline's booking policies.
How far in advance should I book an international flight?
For international flights, it’s wise to start your search about 5-6 months ahead with the optimal booking window being around 3-4 months before departure. This period often provides a balance between good fares and a reasonable choice of flight times and routes. But please note that several factors such as destination popularity, peak travel season, and regional major events can influence the timeline.
Do I need a passport and visa to fly between Penang to Kota Kinabalu?
Traveling from Penang to Kota Kinabalu typically requires specific documents. For international flights, a passport is almost always necessary. However, for domestic flights, neither a passport nor a visa is usually required, but an official ID will be needed. The necessity of a visa depends on the traveler's citizenship and Kota Kinabalu's entry regulations. It's crucial to verify visa requirements, as rules can differ between countries.
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Booking flight tickets with Traveloka can feel like diving into an ocean of options! Our platform provides the most comprehensive choices to ensure you find the perfect flight for your adventure. With our smooth booking process, you'll also be provided with a variety of payment methods. Anxious about transacting online? We've got you covered with our top-tier security for each transaction! With Traveloka, your flight booking journey becomes hassle-free!

Flight from Penang to Kota Kinabalu

Kota Kinabalu, formerly known as Jesselton, is the state capital of Sabah, Malaysia. It is also the capital of the Kota Kinabalu District as well as the West Coast Division of Sabah. The city is situated on the northwest coast of Borneo, facing the South China Sea. Kota Kinabalu provides various accommodations, including Promenade Hotel Kota Kinabalu, Shangri-La Tanjung Aru, and Nexus Resort & Spa Karambunai. Throughout your trip to Kota Kinabalu, you could not miss many attractions this city has to offer, including but not limited to Mount Kinabalu, Manukan Island, and Tunku Abdul Rahman Park. Travelling from Penang to Kota Kinabalu will take approximately 3 hours via flight. However, the travel time may differ depending on the routes available.

When is the best time to fly from Penang to Kota Kinabalu?

The best time to visit the Kota Kinabalu in Malaysia is from January until June, August and September and November until December when you will have a warm temperature and be limited to unexceptional rainfall. The highest average temperature in Kota Kinabalu is 30.1°C in March, and the lowest is 28.0°C in January.

The weather in Kota Kinabalu is tropical year-round, with an average temperature of 27 to 31 degrees Celsius. Kota Kinabalu has tropical monsoon weather prevailing. Rainfall is major for most months of the year, and the quick-dry season has little effect. In Kota Kinabalu, the average annual temperature is 28.6 °C.

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What are the main airports available in Penang to Kota Kinabalu?

Malacca International Airport

Malacca International Airport (previously known as Batu Berendam Airport) is an airport situated in Batu Berendam, Malacca, Malaysia. The airport serves the state of Malacca, as well as northern Johor. Many airlines take off and land here, such as Malaysia Airlines, AirAsia, and Firefly. Malacca International Airport is the gateway for travellers to Malacca and serves by Malaysia Airlines, Air Asia, and Malindo Air.

Kota Kinabalu International Airport

Kota Kinabalu International Airport is an international airport situated in Kota Kinabalu, the state capital of Sabah, Malaysia. The airport is located approximately 8 km (5.0 mi) southwest of the city centre. In 2017, 8.0 million passengers passed through the airport, making it the second busiest airport in Malaysia after Kuala Lumpur International Airport. KKIA is the gateway for travellers to the Kota Kinabalu and serves by Malaysia Airlines, Air Asia, and MasWings. There are many flights available from Malacca International Airport to Kota Kinabalu International Airport until today.

Places to stay in Kota Kinabalu.

Promenade Hotel Kota Kinabalu - Promenade Hotel Kota Kinabalu is in area / city Kota Kinabalu. The hotel is located only 1.93 km away from Jesselton Point (Ferry to Tunku Abdul Rahman Marine Park). There are lots of tourist attractions nearby, such as Centre Point Sabah within 0.32 km and KK City Waterfront within 0.36 km. Promenade Hotel Kota Kinabalu is a hotel with great comfort and outstanding service, according to most hotel's guests. Enjoy luxurious treats and an outstanding experience by staying at Promenade Hotel Kota Kinabalu.

Shangri-La Tanjung Aru - Shangri La Tanjung Aru Resort is an award-winning 5-star hotel strategically situated just 10 minutes away from the Kota Kinabalu International Airport and 20 minutes away from the city centre. Set in an expansive 25-acre garden overlooking the Tunku Abdul Rahman National Park, it is a comfortable, tranquil retreat that provides the perfect setting for an amazing tropical getaway. The resort takes pride in its luxurious facilities and offers its guests both convenience and exclusivity. The resort offers a variety of recreational activities, including a private beach, four tennis courts, a nine-hole pitch and putts golf course, a Leisure Centre, a Health Club, and a kid's club, which is also the biggest in Borneo.

Nexus Resort & Spa Karambunai - Nexus Resort & Spa Karambunai is a resort in a good neighbourhood, which is located at Karambunai. Not only well located, but Nexus Resort & Spa Karambunai is also one of the resorts near the following Dalit Bay Golf and Country Club within 6.87 km and UMS - Universiti Malaysia Sabah within 8.65 km. Nexus Resort & Spa Karambunai is a good choice for you, with a large and well-equipped function room to meet your requirements. This resort is the ideal choice for couples seeking a romantic getaway or a honeymoon retreat.

Highlights in Kota Kinabalu.

Mount Kinabalu - Mount Kinabalu is the highest mountain in Borneo, the Malay Archipelago and Malaysia. With an elevation of 13,435 ft, it is the third-tallest peak of an island on Earth and the 20th most prominent mountain in the world by topographic prominence. The mountain is situated in Ranau District, West Coast Division of Sabah, Malaysia. It is protected as Kinabalu Park as a World Heritage Site.

Manukan Island - Manukan Island is the second biggest island in the Tunku Abdul Rahman National Park, Malaysia's first marine national park. It is in the East Malaysian state of Sabah, just off the coast of Kota Kinabalu and is easily reachable by boat. Manukan is the most famous island with Kota Kinabalu residents. Manukan Island has some good stretches of beaches on the southern coastline.

Tunku Abdul Rahman Park - The Tunku Abdul Rahman National Park contains a group of 5 islands situated between Kota Kinabalu in Sabah, Malaysia. The park is spread over 4,929 hectares, two-thirds of which cover the sea. Before the Ice age, it made part of the Crocker Range mass of sandstone and sedimentary rock on the mainland. Jesselton Point Ferry Terminal, located in downtown Kota Kinabalu is the ferry terminal for those heading to the islands in Tunku Abdul Rahman National Park.

Travel tips to Kota Kinabalu.

To have the best experience while travelling, you need to plan your trip well. However, sometimes things are not happening according to plan. Hence, it would be best if you thought of a backup plan. There are many tips that you can follow while travelling.

Bring extra snacks and drinks

When you are travelling, make sure you pack extra snacks and drinks. It will help you feel hungry, especially when travelling in a remote area or waiting for your next flight. It will provide you with energy so you won't feel tired easily, especially when you have low blood pressure. Besides that, packing extra snacks will help you fulfil your hunger in the middle of the night.

Avoid taxis

Taxis might be one of the most accessible transportation that can carry you to the designated destination. However, the fare can be too expensive. To save your budget, you can try public transportation like bus or train. If you still want to travel by car, you can choose e hailing service as the rates are fixed without any hidden or extra charges.

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Flight Duration

4 hr(s) 35 mins

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