Cheap flights from Manila to Kota Kinabalu

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The best prices from Manila to Kota Kinabalu are usually found in March or June, booked 60 days in advance, depart on a Sunday or Wednesday and return on a Monday

How to find the cheapest flight from
Manila (MNL) to Kota Kinabalu (BKI)

All the information you need to plan the best MNL to BKI flight in 2021: compare Manila to Kota Kinabalu flight prices with the expected peak season, weather and rainfall in Kota Kinabalu.
MNL - BKI
Price
₱4,896 - ₱7,728
BKI
Temperature
31 - 33 °C
BKI
Rainfall
79 - 411 mm

Popular in

December

High demand for flights, 18% potential price rise

Cheapest in

March

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

Average price

₱6,288

Average for round-trip flights in May 2021

Round-trip from

₱4,896

From Manila 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 round-trip from Manila to Kota Kinabalu?

Users have found that leaving on a Saturday can be a cost-effective option. It’s possible to save up to 77% on your flight compared to booking on days when demand is much higher.

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

Travelers have found it’s best to book a flight 61 days in advance to save up to 52% 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 61 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 Manila to Kota Kinabalu 1-2 weeks in advance for as low as ₱7,008, or ₱8,639 for flights within the next 24 hours.

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

Our data shows that March tends to be the cheapest month to fly to Kota Kinabalu from Manila. Users have commonly found prices around ₱6,304 for the month, but tickets can be as low as ₱3,552. Due to multiple factors, prepare for potentially higher prices in December.

When is the cheapest time to fly from Manila to Kota Kinabalu (MNL - BKI)?

When flying from Manila to Kota Kinabalu, the time of day you fly usually plays a role in the price. Save by searching for a flight in the afternoon, which can drop the price by up to 10% versus a flight at noon.

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

The best prices found for MNL to BKI flights for May, June
14 May - 20 May
₱62,348pp
MNL
Manila Ninoy Aquino Intl
Multiple Airlines
   
2 STOPS
BKI
Kota Kinabalu
BKI
Kota Kinabalu
Multiple Airlines
     
3 STOPS
MNL
Manila Ninoy Aquino Intl
14 May - 20 May
₱62,876pp
MNL
Manila Ninoy Aquino Intl
Multiple Airlines
     
3 STOPS
BKI
Kota Kinabalu
BKI
Kota Kinabalu
Multiple Airlines
     
3 STOPS
MNL
Manila Ninoy Aquino Intl
15 May - 20 May
₱90,762pp
MNL
Manila Ninoy Aquino Intl
Multiple Airlines
     
3 STOPS
BKI
Kota Kinabalu
BKI
Kota Kinabalu
Multiple Airlines
     
3 STOPS
MNL
Manila Ninoy Aquino Intl

Manila to Kota Kinabalu 2021 flight deals

Cheap flights to Kota Kinabalu from Manila found for this year
1 Sep - 6 Sep
₱17,039pp
MNL
Manila Ninoy Aquino Intl
Multiple Airlines
 
1 STOP
BKI
Kota Kinabalu
BKI
Kota Kinabalu
Multiple Airlines
 
1 STOP
MNL
Manila Ninoy Aquino Intl
1 Sep - 5 Sep
₱17,087pp
MNL
Manila Ninoy Aquino Intl
Multiple Airlines
 
1 STOP
BKI
Kota Kinabalu
BKI
Kota Kinabalu
Multiple Airlines
 
1 STOP
MNL
Manila Ninoy Aquino Intl
1 Sep - 6 Sep
₱26,206pp
MNL
Manila Ninoy Aquino Intl
Multiple Airlines
   
2 STOPS
BKI
Kota Kinabalu
BKI
Kota Kinabalu
Multiple Airlines
   
2 STOPS
MNL
Manila Ninoy Aquino Intl

Last minute flights from Manila to Kota Kinabalu

Late deals on return flights to Kota Kinabalu from Manila, departing today and this week
14 May - 20 May
₱62,348pp
MNL
Manila Ninoy Aquino Intl
Multiple Airlines
   
2 STOPS
BKI
Kota Kinabalu
BKI
Kota Kinabalu
Multiple Airlines
     
3 STOPS
MNL
Manila Ninoy Aquino Intl
14 May - 20 May
₱62,876pp
MNL
Manila Ninoy Aquino Intl
Multiple Airlines
     
3 STOPS
BKI
Kota Kinabalu
BKI
Kota Kinabalu
Multiple Airlines
     
3 STOPS
MNL
Manila Ninoy Aquino Intl
15 May - 20 May
₱90,762pp
MNL
Manila Ninoy Aquino Intl
Multiple Airlines
     
3 STOPS
BKI
Kota Kinabalu
BKI
Kota Kinabalu
Multiple Airlines
     
3 STOPS
MNL
Manila Ninoy Aquino Intl

Related info for your journey

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Flight FAQs

From Manila to Kota Kinabalu

Can I find flights from Manila to Kota Kinabalu for under ₱19,199 on Cheapflights?

Yes, there are multiple flights from Manila to Kota Kinabalu for under ₱19,199. The cheapest flight booked recently is on Multiple Airlines for just ₱17,039, but on average you can expect to pay ₱54,909.

Which airlines flying from Manila Ninoy Aquino Intl to Kota Kinabalu have flexible cancellations due to COVID-19?

Philippines AirAsia, Cebu Pacific, and Royal Brunei Airlines are some of the carriers that may have flexible cancellation policies. You can use our site to filter for other airlines that may also have this kind of flexibility.

Are there direct flights from Manila to Kota Kinabalu for under ₱19,199 on Cheapflights?

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

Are there last-minute flights available from Manila to Kota Kinabalu for under ₱62,396?

There are currently 5+ open flights from Manila to Kota Kinabalu within the next 7 days for less than ₱62,396.

How popular is this flight route?

Within the past month, 957 users have taken a look at flights from Manila Ninoy Aquino Intl to Kota Kinabalu.

Does it rain more in Manila or Kota Kinabalu?

When traveling, we recommend packing in preparation to handle common weather conditions. The rainfall in Manila is typically less than Kota Kinabalu. We can gather that this will continue over the next 8 days.

Is Manila weather warmer or cooler than Kota Kinabalu?

Temperatures around the 34 °C's can be experienced in April. The weather in Kota Kinabalu is colder than in Manila. Plan for potential changes in flight availability as peak weather approaches in this location.

How long is the flight from Manila to Kota Kinabalu?

There are many flights that can get you from Manila to Kota Kinabalu in 8h 30m. Fly via Malaysia Airlines to get the fastest option.

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

Malaysia Airlines, at ₱26,879, was found to be the cheapest airline from Manila to Kota Kinabalu..

Destination information for Kota Kinabalu

Things to know before you go - useful duration and weather info for your trip from Manila to Kota Kinabalu.
Today's exchange rate
₱1 = RM 0.09
Average temperature for May in Kota Kinabalu
33.0 °C
Avg rainfall for May in Kota Kinabalu
213.0 mm

Airports servicing Manila

Airports servicing Kota Kinabalu

Top 3 airlines flying from Manila to Kota Kinabalu

The chart below displays the airlines Cheapflights users traveling from Manila 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
Cebu Pacific
₱66 ₱112 No cancel fee 64%
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Philippines AirAsia
₱82 ₱135 No cancel fee 53%
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Royal Brunei Airlines
₱203 ₱281 No cancel fee 84%

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