Cheap flights from Manila to Kota Kinabalu

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The best prices from Manila Ninoy Aquino Intl 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
₱102 - ₱161
BKI
Temperature
26 - 27 °C
BKI
Precipitation
60 - 351 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

₱7,338

Average for round-trip flights in October 2021

Round-trip from

₱5,162

From Manila Ninoy Aquino Intl to Kota Kinabalu

Flight route prices based on searches on Cheapflights within the last 3 days, monthly prices based on aggregated historical data.
When is the cheapest time to fly from Manila to Kota Kinabalu (MNL - BKI)?

It’s typically best to fly out from Manila to Kota Kinabalu in the afternoon. Doing so could potentially save you 10% on the flight price compared to flying at noon, which is usually more expensive.

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

To save up to 52% on this flight, we recommend booking at least 61 days prior to travel. The price may fluctuate and will likely increase closer to your departure date. Users on Cheapflights have found tickets from Manila to Kota Kinabalu from ₱7,388 1-2 weeks out and tickets from ₱9,109 for flights departing within the next 72 hours.

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

March can be a great time to fly to Kota Kinabalu from Manila with a flight ticket averaging about ₱6,646. Cheapflights users have found deals in the month of March for as cheap as ₱3,745. The most expensive prices can be found in the month of December.

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

Monday flights are found to be more expensive to fly from Manila 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.

Cheap flights from Manila to Kota Kinabalu in October, November, 2021

The best prices found for MNL to BKI flights for October, November
7 Nov - 13 Nov
₱25,606pp
MNL
Manila Ninoy Aquino Intl
Multiple Airlines
 
1 STOP
BKI
Kota Kinabalu
BKI
Kota Kinabalu
AirAsia
 
1 STOP
MNL
Manila Ninoy Aquino Intl
30 Oct - 30 Nov
₱26,568pp
MNL
Manila Ninoy Aquino Intl
AirAsia
 
1 STOP
BKI
Kota Kinabalu
BKI
Kota Kinabalu
AirAsia
 
1 STOP
MNL
Manila Ninoy Aquino Intl
7 Nov - 13 Nov
₱27,782pp
MNL
Manila Ninoy Aquino Intl
Multiple Airlines
 
1 STOP
BKI
Kota Kinabalu
BKI
Kota Kinabalu
Multiple Airlines
 
1 STOP
MNL
Manila Ninoy Aquino Intl

Manila Ninoy Aquino Intl to Kota Kinabalu 2021 flight deals

Cheap flights to Kota Kinabalu from Manila found for this year
26 Dec - 7 Jan
₱16,346pp
MNL
Manila Ninoy Aquino Intl
Multiple Airlines
 
1 STOP
BKI
Kota Kinabalu
BKI
Kota Kinabalu
AirAsia
 
1 STOP
MNL
Manila Ninoy Aquino Intl
26 Dec - 7 Jan
₱16,396pp
MNL
Manila Ninoy Aquino Intl
Multiple Airlines
 
1 STOP
BKI
Kota Kinabalu
BKI
Kota Kinabalu
Multiple Airlines
   
2 STOPS
MNL
Manila Ninoy Aquino Intl
19 Dec - 25 Dec
₱23,936pp
MNL
Manila Ninoy Aquino Intl
Malaysia Airlines
 
1 STOP
BKI
Kota Kinabalu
BKI
Kota Kinabalu
Malaysia Airlines
 
1 STOP
MNL
Manila Ninoy Aquino Intl

One-way flights to Kota Kinabalu from Manila

The cheapest one-way flights from Manila to Kota Kinabalu
8:55 am - 5:50 am
AirAsia
2 stops
20h 55m
MNL - BKI
AirAsia
₱7,793
Gotogate
12:20 pm - 11:55 am
Malaysia Airlines
2 stops
23h 35m
MNL - BKI
Malaysia Airlines
₱12,601
mytrip.com
4:15 pm - 2:40 pm
Multiple Airlines
3 stops
22h 25m
MNL - BKI
Multiple Airlines
₱36,689
Kiwi.com

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Flight FAQs

From Manila to Kota Kinabalu

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.

Can I find flights from Manila to Kota Kinabalu for under ₱16,400 on Cheapflights?

Yes, there are multiple flights from Manila to Kota Kinabalu for under ₱16,400. The cheapest flight booked recently is on Multiple Airlines for just ₱16,346, but on average you can expect to pay ₱33,248.

How popular is this Manila to Kota Kinabalu flight route?

This flight path from Manila Ninoy Aquino Intl to Kota Kinabalu was viewed by 957 users in the past month. Keep an eye out for changes in search interest prior to high and low season.

What are the cheapest airlines flying from Manila to Kota Kinabalu round-trip?

Flying on Malaysia Airlines is currently your cheapest option to Kota Kinabalu, with prices starting at ₱23,936. Another option worth looking into is AirAsia, starting at ₱26,568 round trip.

What are the cheapest flights from Manila to Kota Kinabalu?

On average you can expect to pay ₱2,163 for a flight from Manila to Kota Kinabalu. The cheapest flight overall is ₱2,038 while the most popular route, (Manila Ninoy Aquino Intl - Kota Kinabalu) is currently priced at ₱15,232.

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

Before booking your flight from Manila to Kota Kinabalu check out the most popular airlines for this route: Cebu Pacific, Royal Brunei Airlines or China Southern.

COVID Restrictions

View COVID Travel Restrictions for Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia

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

Information is based on travel restrictions from Manila Ninoy Aquino Intl to Kota Kinabalu

Most visitors from Manila Ninoy Aquino Intl will not be allowed to enter Kota Kinabalu.

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

Quarantine requirements
Visitors from Manila Ninoy Aquino Intl are not required to quarantine after entering Kota Kinabalu.

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

Returning to Manila Ninoy Aquino Intl from Kota Kinabalu

COVID-19 testing requirements
Visitors from Kota Kinabalu are not required to present a negative COVID-19 PCR test or antigen result upon entering Manila Ninoy Aquino Intl.

Quarantine requirements
Visitors from Kota Kinabalu are not required to quarantine after entering Manila Ninoy Aquino Intl.

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

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Airports servicing Kota Kinabalu

Top 3 airlines flying from Manila Ninoy Aquino Intl 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
₱3,362 ₱5,659 No cancel fee 64%
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Philippines AirAsia
₱4,170 ₱6,832 No cancel fee 53%
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Royal Brunei Airlines
₱10,268 ₱14,237 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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