Cheap flights from Sydney to Kota Kinabalu

The best prices from Sydney Kingsford Smith to Kota Kinabalu are usually found in March or June, booked 30 days in advance, depart on a Monday or Sunday and return on a Monday

How to find the cheapest flight from Sydney to Kota Kinabalu

All the information you need to plan the best SYD to BKI flight in 2022: compare Sydney to Kota Kinabalu flight prices with the expected peak season, weather and rainfall in Kota Kinabalu.

SYD - BKI

Price

$434 - $927

BKI

Temperature

26 - 27 °C

BKI

Precipitation

60 - 351 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

$902

Average for round-trip flights in January 2022

Round-trip from

$603

From Sydney Kingsford Smith to Kota Kinabalu

What is the cheapest day to fly return from Sydney to Kota Kinabalu?

Departing on a Sunday is a good option for securing a great price. You can expect to save up to 26% when planning your travel around this day of the week.

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

To save up to 27% on this flight, we recommend booking at least 31 days prior to travel. The price may fluctuate and will likely increase closer to your departure date. Users on Cheapflights have found tickets from Sydney to Kota Kinabalu from $951 1-2 weeks out and tickets from $973 for flights departing within the next 72 hours.

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

Flights from Sydney to Kota Kinabalu lean towards being more expensive in December. Prices are generally better when you fly from Sydney to Kota Kinabalu in March, with the cheapest ticket starting at $412.

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

A simple way to save on the total cost of your ticket is to fly from Sydney to Kota Kinabalu in the evening. If you’re flexible enough to do this you can expect to save up to 51% on your trip compared to booking a flight in the afternoon.

Sydney to Kota Kinabalu 2022 flight deals

Cheap flights to Kota Kinabalu from Sydney found for this year
8 Apr. - 23 Apr.
SYD

Sydney Kingsford Smith

BKI

Kota Kinabalu

1 stop

23h 20m
BKI

Kota Kinabalu

SYD

Sydney Kingsford Smith

1 stop

34h 20m
$865

Malaysia Airlines

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Deal found 19/1/22

8 Apr. - 23 Apr.
SYD

Sydney Kingsford Smith

BKI

Kota Kinabalu

1 stop

23h 20m
BKI

Kota Kinabalu

SYD

Sydney Kingsford Smith

2 stops

31h 50m
$883

Multiple Airlines

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Deal found 19/1/22

8 Apr. - 23 Apr.
SYD

Sydney Kingsford Smith

BKI

Kota Kinabalu

2 stops

21h 00m
BKI

Kota Kinabalu

SYD

Sydney Kingsford Smith

2 stops

31h 50m
$951

Multiple Airlines

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Deal found 19/1/22

Related info for your journey

Useful info, stats and facts about Sydney to Kota Kinabalu flights.

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.

Can I find flights from Sydney to Kota Kinabalu for under $900 on Cheapflights?

Yes, there are multiple flights from Sydney to Kota Kinabalu for under $900. The cheapest flight booked recently is on Malaysia Airlines for just $865, but on average you can expect to pay $952.

How popular is this Sydney to Kota Kinabalu flight route?

Flights from Sydney Kingsford Smith to Kota Kinabalu have been viewed 637 times in the past calendar month.

What is the cheapest airline to fly from Sydney to Kota Kinabalu round-trip?

Currently priced at $865, Malaysia Airlines will fly you from Sydney to Kota Kinabalu and back. In addition to Malaysia Airlines, many other airlines offer competitively priced options for your trip.

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

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

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Can I fly to Kota Kinabalu from Sydney Kingsford Smith right now?

Information is based on travel restrictions from Sydney Kingsford Smith to Kota Kinabalu

Most visitors from Sydney Kingsford Smith will not be allowed to enter Kota Kinabalu.

COVID-19 testing requirements
Visitors from Sydney Kingsford Smith must present a negative RT-PCR (NAAT) test taken 48 hours before departing to Kota Kinabalu.

Quarantine requirements
Visitors from Sydney Kingsford Smith are not required to quarantine after entering Kota Kinabalu.

Can I fly back to Sydney Kingsford Smith from Kota Kinabalu?

Returning to Sydney Kingsford Smith 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 Sydney Kingsford Smith.

Quarantine requirements
Visitors from Kota Kinabalu are not required to quarantine after entering Sydney Kingsford Smith.

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.
AirlineCheapestAverageFlexibilityOn-timeCOVID-19 safety
Scoot
Cheapest$395
Average$642
FlexibilityNo cancel fee
On-timeN/A
COVID-19 safety
China Southern
Cheapest$630
Average$1,016
FlexibilityNo cancel fee
On-time69%
COVID-19 safety
Malaysia Airlines
Cheapest$639
Average$917
FlexibilityNo cancel fee
On-time67%
COVID-19 safety
Singapore Airlines
Cheapest$716
Average$998
FlexibilityNo cancel fee
On-time81%
COVID-19 safety