Best time to find cheap flights, 7% potential price drop
Average for round-trip flights in April 2021
From Sydney to Kota Kinabalu
One-way flight from Sydney to Kota Kinabalu
Cheapest prices for Borneo flights by month
Currently, October is the cheapest month in which you can book a flight to Borneo. Flying to Borneo in April will prove the most costly. There are multiple factors that influence the price of a flight so comparing airlines, departure airports and times can help keep costs down.
When is the best time to fly to Borneo?
SYD - BKI
$431 - $1,069
31 - 33 °C
79 - 411 mm
Flying to Borneo in October is usually considered the best time to fly. However, you will find other deals are always available year round. If you are looking for warm weather when you arrive off of your flight to Borneo then April is statistically the hottest. October is historically the period with most rainfall.
When is the best time to book a flight to Borneo?
To ensure you get the cheapest price possible for a flight to Borneo, you should look to book at least 31 days in advance of your intended travel date. The price of your flight may increase if you delay and leave booking until a week or so before departure.
Which day is cheapest to fly to Borneo?
The cheapest day to fly to Borneo is usually Monday. At the moment, Friday is the most expensive.
What time of day is cheapest to fly to Borneo?
To get the best value, try booking a flight in the evening when visiting Borneo. Generally the prices will increase for flights in the afternoon as these tend to have higher demand.
How long is the flight to Borneo?
Flights to Borneo, Malaysia from Australia range from about 6h-16h. The shortest flights depart from Perth, Western Australia, whilst the longer flights depart from major cities in Queensland, New South Wales, and Victoria. Along with the departure city, your flight time will vary depending on the number and length of any stopovers en route to Borneo.
Where can you get direct flights to Borneo from?
You can book direct flights to Borneo from Perth, with daily direct flights serviced by Malaysia Airlines. If you’re booking Borneo flight deals from other cities, such as Brisbane, Sydney, or Melbourne, you can expect to make at least one layover on the way to Borneo. Common stopover cities for these routes include Singapore, Kuala Lumpur, and Bandar Seri Begawan.
How do you get from Borneo airport to the city centre?
When Borneo is your destination, you’ll alight at Kota Kinabalu International Airport (BKI), which is about 7.8km south of Kota Kinabulu city centre. There is no public transportation option from this airport. To reach the city centre from the airport, buy a ticket from the Airport Taxi counter in the arrivals terminal and hand it to a taxi driver at the rank outside the terminal. It will cost about A$11 for Kota Kinabulu city centre. If your destination is Tawau or Sanfakan in Sabah, or Kuching in Sarawak, it will cost you about A$23 by taxi to either city centres. You can also rent a car from the airport if you prefer to do the driving.
What are some things to do in Borneo?
Borneo is Asia’s largest island and part of the Malay Archipelago. It’s divided by the small nation of Brunei, 73% Indonesian Kalimantan, and the northern end that belongs to Malaysia, the most popular part for tourists to explore. It’s a popular destination for holidaymakers who want to surround themselves with abundant flora and fauna, thanks to Borneo’s sprawling green spaces and incredible wildlife. Have a once-in-a-lifetime type of experience at the Rainforest Discovery Centre in Sabah, where you can walk along elevated canopies to peer at rare birds, wild plants, and the occasional orangutan above the trees. You will most likely see a wild orangutan if you visit Kuching’s Semenggoh Wildlife Rehabilitation Centre, a refuge and education centre for Borneo’s endangered orangutans. Sail along the Kinabatangan River in Sabah for a chance to glimpse elephants, crocodiles, pythons, and Proboscis monkeys in their native habitat. Take a day trip to Labuan Island just off the coast of Sabah and enjoy an afternoon sprinting across warm sandy beaches and luxuriating in the deep blue ocean.
Do I need a passport or visa to fly to Borneo?
Australian citizens booking Borneo, Malaysia flight deals need a valid passport to embark on their journey, although a visa is not required for stays under 90 days.