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Cheap flights from Sydney to Kota Kinabalu

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How to find the cheapest flight from
Sydney (SYD) to Kota Kinabalu (BKI)

All the information you need to plan the best SYD to BKI flight in 2021: compare Sydney to Kota Kinabalu flight prices with the expected peak season, weather and rainfall in Kota Kinabalu.
SYD - BKI
Price
$559 - $1,194
BKI
Temperature
31 - 33 °C
BKI
Rainfall
79 - 411 mm

Popular in

December

High demand for flights, 40% potential price rise

Cheapest in

March

Best time to find cheap flights, 22% potential price drop

Average price

$665

Average for round-trip flights in May 2021

Round-trip from

$559

From Sydney 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 Sydney to Kota Kinabalu?

Users have found that leaving on a Sunday can be a cost-effective option. It’s possible to save up to 26% on your flight compared to booking on days when demand is much higher.

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

When searching for a good deal, it’s best to be prepared for potential fluctuations in price. We recommend booking at least 31 days in advance, which can save you up to 27% on flights from Sydney to Kota Kinabalu compared to booking the week you need them. Waiting 31 days out may not be for everyone, so we have options available for flights within the next two weeks, with the lowest price starting at $881. For sooner than that we have options available in the next 3 days from $902.

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

Due to multiple factors, expect to potentially pay more when booking in December. For low rates, March can be a great choice for travel to Kota Kinabalu. Flights to Kota Kinabalu from Sydney in March are about $718 on average during March, but can be found for as low as $381.

When is the cheapest time to fly from Sydney to Kota Kinabalu (SYD - BKI)?

Unlike in the afternoon, when flights are generally more expensive, you can save up to 51% on flights from Sydney to Kota Kinabalu by exploring options for tickets in the evening.

Cheap flights from Sydney to Kota Kinabalu in May, June 2021

The best prices found for SYD to BKI flights in May, June
29 May - 30 May
$2,096pp
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith
Multiple airlines
   
2 STOPS
BKI
Kota Kinabalu
BKI
Kota Kinabalu
Multiple Airlines
     
3 STOPS
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith
29 May - 30 May
$2,171pp
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith
Multiple airlines
 
1 STOP
BKI
Kota Kinabalu
BKI
Kota Kinabalu
Multiple Airlines
     
3 STOPS
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith
29 May - 30 May
$2,234pp
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith
Multiple airlines
 
1 STOP
BKI
Kota Kinabalu
BKI
Kota Kinabalu
Multiple Airlines
 
1 STOP
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith

Sydney to Kota Kinabalu 2021 flight deals

Cheap flights to Kota Kinabalu from Sydney found for this year
29 May - 30 May
$2,096pp
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith
Multiple airlines
   
2 STOPS
BKI
Kota Kinabalu
BKI
Kota Kinabalu
Multiple Airlines
     
3 STOPS
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith
29 May - 30 May
$2,171pp
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith
Multiple airlines
 
1 STOP
BKI
Kota Kinabalu
BKI
Kota Kinabalu
Multiple Airlines
     
3 STOPS
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith
29 May - 30 May
$2,234pp
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith
Multiple airlines
 
1 STOP
BKI
Kota Kinabalu
BKI
Kota Kinabalu
Multiple Airlines
 
1 STOP
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith

One-way flights to Kota Kinabalu from Sydney

The cheapest one-way flights from Sydney to Kota Kinabalu
03:50 - 07:20
Singapore Airlines
1 stop
29h 30m
SYD - BKI
Singapore Airlines
$825
Gotogate
13:30 - 10:55
Multiple Airlines
3 stops
47h 25m
SYD - BKI
Multiple Airlines
$869
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Flight FAQs

From Sydney to Kota Kinabalu

Can I find flights from Sydney to Kota Kinabalu for under $2,191 on Cheapflights?

Yes, there are multiple flights from Sydney to Kota Kinabalu for under $2,191. The cheapest flight booked recently is on Multiple Airlines for just $2,096, but on average you can expect to pay $4,069.

Which airlines flying from Sydney Kingsford Smith to Kota Kinabalu have flexible cancellations due to COVID-19?

Due to the rapidly changing circumstances due to COVID-19, airlines like Malaysia Airlines, Scoot, and Singapore Airlines flying from Sydney Kingsford Smith to Kota Kinabalu have implemented new flexible cancellation policies.

Are there direct flights from Sydney to Kota Kinabalu for under $2,062 on Cheapflights?

There are no direct flights from Sydney to Kota Kinabalu, but Cheapflights can provide you with all the information you need to find the fastest route with the fewest stops.

How popular is this flight route?

This flight path from Sydney Kingsford Smith to Kota Kinabalu was viewed by 637 users in the past month. Keep an eye out for changes in search interest prior to high and low season.

Does it rain more in Sydney or Kota Kinabalu?

In Sydney, there will be less rainfall in Sydney compared to Kota Kinabalu over the next 13 days.

Is Sydney weather warmer or cooler than Kota Kinabalu?

With an average temperature of 33 °C, peak weather can be found in April. As a traveller, expect to see changes in flight prices during that period. The temperatures in Kota Kinabalu are hotter than in Sydney.

What are the cheapest airlines to fly from Sydney to Kota Kinabalu one-way?

To fly one-way, consider booking your trip with Singapore Airlines, which is currently one of the cheapest options available, starting at $825.

Destination information for Kota Kinabalu

Things to know before you go - useful duration and weather info for your trip from Sydney 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 Sydney

Airports servicing Kota Kinabalu

Top 4 airlines flying from Sydney to Kota Kinabalu

The chart below displays the airlines Cheapflights users travelling from Sydney 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
$284 $462 No cancel fee N/A
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Malaysia Airlines
$459 $660 No cancel fee 67%
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Singapore Airlines
$515 $718 No cancel fee 81%
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China Southern
$453 $731 No cancel fee 69%

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

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