Located in Sabah, the Kota Kinabalu International Airport is Malaysia’s second busiest airport in terms of passenger arrivals. There are two main terminals here at the airport - Terminal 1 (newer main terminal) and Terminal 2. Most of the flights that depart and arrive into Terminal 1 are fulfilled by Malaysia Airlines. If you are here on a layover, there are two paid airport lounges that you can gain access to regardless of cabin class. Complimentary WiFi is also provided throughout the airport so you can remain connected. If you are looking for a nearby hotel, the Megah D’aru Hotel is located just 3 minutes away from Terminal 2 with complimentary airport transfers upon request.
Flights to Kota Kinabalu (BKI)
Flights that arrive into the Kota Kinabalu International Airport are generally from other Malaysian cities like Kuala Lumpur, Penang and Tawau. There are however a handful of flights each day that link the city of Kota Kinabalu to nearby international gateways like Singapore, Perth and Guangzhou. Popular airlines that fly into this airport include Malaysia Airlines and AirAsia.
Cheapest flights to Kota Kinabalu (BKI)
There are only a handful of flights that will take you directly from Singapore to Kota Kinabalu and while they are the most convenient, they may not always be the most wallet-friendly options. With Skyscanner, you can be certain of finding the best possible price that will take you to where you want to go - in fact, if you are comfortable with making a quick stopover, you may sometimes find yourself a much cheaper flight and an added opportunity to visit another city. Filter through hundreds of flight results based on your travel preferences to find a flight that suits both your wallet and travel plans.
Travelling to and from Kota Kinabalu International Airport to Kota Kinabalu’s city center
The Kota Kinabalu International Airport is located just 8km away from downtown and if you are arriving in the new Terminal 1, you will be able to purchase a prepaid taxi coupon from the Airport Taxi counter for approximately SGD 10 (MYR 30) - this ride will take approximately 15 minutes. If you are looking for a more economical option, the new Airport Buses which leave every hour is priced at just SGD 2 (MYR 5) per adult passenger.
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