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.
ME1 - BKI
Price
$328 - $741
BKI
Temperature
26 - 27 °C
BKI
Precipitation
60 - 351 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

$443

Average for round-trip flights in October 2021

Round-trip from

$443

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?

Sunday flights are generally found to be more expensive for flights from Melbourne to Kota Kinabalu. This shouldn’t discourage you from searching, as you can still find great deals by being flexible with your options. Use our search form to find deals on tickets to Kota Kinabalu.

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

Our data shows that October tends to be the cheapest month to fly to Kota Kinabalu from Melbourne. Users have commonly found prices around $605 for the month, but tickets can be as low as $405. Due to multiple factors, prepare for potentially higher prices in December.

When is the cheapest time to fly from Melbourne to Kota Kinabalu (ME1 - BKI)?

It’s typically best to fly out from Melbourne to Kota Kinabalu in the evening. Doing so could potentially save you 14% on the flight price compared to flying at midday, which is usually more expensive.

Melbourne to Kota Kinabalu 2021 flight deals

Cheap flights to Kota Kinabalu from Melbourne found for this year
17 Dec - 27 Dec
$1,076pp
MEL
Melbourne
Malaysia Airlines
 
1 STOP
BKI
Kota Kinabalu
BKI
Kota Kinabalu
Malaysia Airlines
 
1 STOP
MEL
Melbourne
18 Dec - 27 Dec
$1,356pp
MEL
Melbourne
Multiple airlines
   
2 STOPS
BKI
Kota Kinabalu
BKI
Kota Kinabalu
Multiple Airlines
     
3 STOPS
MEL
Melbourne
18 Dec - 27 Dec
$1,380pp
MEL
Melbourne
Multiple airlines
     
3 STOPS
BKI
Kota Kinabalu
BKI
Kota Kinabalu
Multiple Airlines
     
3 STOPS
MEL
Melbourne

Related info for your journey

Useful info, stats and facts about <span class="emphasized">Melbourne</span> to <span class="emphasized">Kota Kinabalu</span> flights.

Flight FAQs

From Melbourne to Kota Kinabalu

What airport do you fly into for flights to Kota Kinabalu from Melbourne?

Kota Kinabalu (BKI) is the airport you will fly into if you book a flight from Melbourne to Kota Kinabalu. You should not have trouble finding flights to Kota Kinabalu from Melbourne; the airport handles an average of 0 inbound flights from Melbourne per day. You should also have plenty of airline options to choose from since 4 airlines have flights to the Kota Kinabalu airport from Melbourne. It is only a 5.8 km journey from Kota Kinabalu (BKI) to Kota Kinabalu’s city centre.

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.

Can I find flights from Melbourne to Kota Kinabalu for under $1,100 on Cheapflights?

Yes, there are multiple flights from Melbourne to Kota Kinabalu for under $1,100. The cheapest flight booked recently is on Malaysia Airlines for just $1,076, but on average you can expect to pay $2,016.

How popular is this Melbourne to Kota Kinabalu flight route?

The Melbourne to Kota Kinabalu flight path 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.

What is the cheapest airline to fly from Melbourne to Kota Kinabalu return?

Currently priced at $1,076, Malaysia Airlines will fly you from Melbourne to Kota Kinabalu and back. In addition to Malaysia Airlines, many other airlines offer competitively priced options for your trip.

What are the cheapest flights from Melbourne to Kota Kinabalu?

Looking at all options, your cheapest flight can be booked for $214. While the most popular route (Melbourne - Kota Kinabalu) can be booked for $1,356 on average our data indicates $916 when flying from Melbourne to Kota Kinabalu

What are the most popular airlines that fly from Melbourne to Kota Kinabalu?

When booking a flight from Melbourne to Kota Kinabalu, you may want to consider flying on Royal Brunei Airlines, Malaysia Airlines or Singapore Airlines as they are the most popular for this route.

COVID Restrictions

View COVID Travel Restrictions for Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia

Do I need a COVID test to fly to Kota Kinabalu from Melbourne?

Information is based on travel restrictions from Melbourne to Kota Kinabalu

Most visitors from Melbourne will not be allowed to enter Kota Kinabalu.

COVID-19 testing requirements
Visitors from Melbourne must present a negative RT-PCR (NAAT) test taken 72 hours before departing to Kota Kinabalu.

Quarantine requirements
Visitors from Melbourne are not required to quarantine after entering Kota Kinabalu.

Do I need a test to fly back to Melbourne from Kota Kinabalu?

Returning to Melbourne from Kota Kinabalu

COVID-19 testing requirements
Visitors from Kota Kinabalu must present a negative RT-PCR (NAAT) test taken 72 hours before departing to Melbourne.

Quarantine requirements
Visitors from Kota Kinabalu are not required to quarantine after entering Melbourne.

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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 3.09
Average temperature for October in Kota Kinabalu
32.0 °C
Avg rainfall for October in Kota Kinabalu
411.0 mm

Airports servicing Melbourne

Avalon (AVV)
Melbourne Essendon (MEB)

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
$387 $629 No cancel fee N/A
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Royal Brunei Airlines
$404 $693 No cancel fee 84%

We couldn't confirm the COVID-19 safety measures taken by Royal Brunei Airlines. Please check directly on their website for additional information.

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Malaysia Airlines
$609 $932 No cancel fee 67%
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Singapore Airlines
$747 $1,053 No cancel fee 81%
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