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Cheap flights from Melbourne to Kota Kinabalu

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The best prices from Melbourne to Kota Kinabalu are usually found in October or May, booked 0 days in advance, depart on a Wednesday or Thursday and return on a Thursday

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How to find the cheapest flight from
Melbourne (MEL) to Kota Kinabalu (BKI)

All the information you need to plan the best MEL to BKI flight in 2021: compare Melbourne to Kota Kinabalu flight prices with the expected peak season, weather and rainfall in Kota Kinabalu.
MEL - BKI
Price
$421 - $952
BKI
Temperature
31 - 33 °C
BKI
Rainfall
79 - 411 mm

Popular in

December

High demand for flights, 40% potential price rise

Cheapest in

October

Best time to find cheap flights, 27% potential price drop

Average price

$469

Average for round-trip flights in May 2021

Round-trip from

$421

From Melbourne to Kota Kinabalu

Flight route prices based on searches on Cheapflights within the last 3 days, monthly prices based on aggregated historical data.
What is the cheapest day to fly return from Melbourne to Kota Kinabalu?

Travellers have found that booking a Tuesday departure is the best way to save up to 22% on the cost of booking your flights compared to booking on days of the week where this route is of high demand.

How far in advance should I book a flight from Melbourne to Kota Kinabalu?

Travellers have found it’s best to book a flight 31 days in advance to save up to 27% compared to booking the same week of travel. As your travel date approaches, the cost of this flight route may potentially increase. While opting to book 31 days out may not be an option for all, there are still additional ways to secure a deal in the near future. You might find a flight from Melbourne to Kota Kinabalu 1-2 weeks in advance for as low as $879, or $899 for flights within the next 24 hours.

What is the cheapest month to fly from Melbourne to Kota Kinabalu?

Flights from Melbourne to Kota Kinabalu lean towards being more expensive in December. Prices are generally better when you fly from Melbourne to Kota Kinabalu in March, with the cheapest ticket starting at $380.

When is the cheapest time to fly from Melbourne to Kota Kinabalu (MEL - BKI)?

One of the essential ways to save on airfare from Melbourne to Kota Kinabalu is to remain as flexible as possible. Flights that are at midday tend to be the most expensive. A flight in the evening could potentially save you up to 14% on airfare.

Melbourne to Kota Kinabalu 2021 flight deals

Cheap flights to Kota Kinabalu from Melbourne found for this year
18 Nov - 23 Nov
$1,073pp
MEL
Melbourne
Malaysia Airlines
 
1 STOP
BKI
Kota Kinabalu
BKI
Kota Kinabalu
Malaysia Airlines
 
1 STOP
MEL
Melbourne
18 Nov - 23 Nov
$1,077pp
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Melbourne
Malaysia Airlines
 
1 STOP
BKI
Kota Kinabalu
BKI
Kota Kinabalu
Malaysia Airlines
 
1 STOP
MEL
Melbourne
18 Nov - 23 Nov
$1,138pp
MEL
Melbourne
Malaysia Airlines
 
1 STOP
BKI
Kota Kinabalu
BKI
Kota Kinabalu
Malaysia Airlines
   
2 STOPS
MEL
Melbourne

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Flight FAQs

From Melbourne to Kota Kinabalu

How popular is this flight route?

This flight path from Melbourne to Kota Kinabalu was viewed by 1,096 users in the past month. Keep an eye out for changes in search interest prior to high and low season.

Which airlines flying from Melbourne to Kota Kinabalu have flexible cancellations due to COVID-19?

Some of our airline partners flying from Melbourne to Kota Kinabalu have new flexible policies in place due to COVID-19. Royal Brunei Airlines, Malaysia Airlines, and Scoot are some of the carriers where you may find flexible cancellation policies. You can use our site to filter for airlines like Royal Brunei Airlines with this kind of flexibility.

Does it rain more in Melbourne or Kota Kinabalu?

When travelling, it's generally smart to pack in preparation for rain or any other conditions that may arise. The rainfall in Melbourne is roughly less than Kota Kinabalu. You can assume this to be the case over the next 13 days.

Is Melbourne weather warmer or cooler than Kota Kinabalu?

Temperatures around the 33 °Cs can be experienced in April. The weather in Kota Kinabalu is hotter than in Melbourne. Plan for potential changes in flight availability as peak weather approaches in this location.

Destination information for Kota Kinabalu

Things to know before you go - useful duration and weather info for your trip from Melbourne to Kota Kinabalu.
Today's exchange rate
$1 = RM 3.21
Average temperature for May in Kota Kinabalu
33.0 °C
Avg rainfall for May in Kota Kinabalu
213.0 mm

Airports servicing Melbourne

Airports servicing Kota Kinabalu

Top 4 airlines flying from Melbourne to Kota Kinabalu

The chart below displays the airlines Cheapflights users travelling from Melbourne to Kota Kinabalu choose most often. Cheapest and average prices are based on aggregated data from the past 12 months.
Airline Cheapest Average Flexibility On-time COVID-19 safety
Scoot
$287 $466 No cancel fee N/A
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Royal Brunei Airlines
$299 $513 No cancel fee 84%

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Malaysia Airlines
$451 $690 No cancel fee 67%
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Singapore Airlines
$553 $780 No cancel fee 81%
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