Kota Kinabalu Airport (BKI)
Flights to Kota Kinabalu will disembark at Kota Kinabalu International Airport.
Kota Kinabalu International Airport (BKI) is located about 8 kilometers southwest of the city center. As Malaysia's second busiest airport, Kota Kinabalu is the main gateway into the state of Sabah and into Borneo.
Airport Accommodation: There are a number of hotels located in close proximity to Kota Kinabalu International Airport. Book your Kota Kinabalu accommodation.
Getting to Kota Kinabalu
There are several airlines that offer flights to Kota Kinabalu from Australia. Direct flights from Perth take five hours and 50 minutes. Flights from Sydney, Melbourne and Brisbane via Kuala Lumpur take between 12 and 14 hours depending on the stopover.
Airlines that fly to Kota Kinabalu
Airlines that offer cheap flights to Kota Kinabalu from Australia include:
For more information on Kota Kinabalu vacations check out our Kota Kinabalu travel guide.
Kota Kinabalu is the perfect place from which to experience the incredible diversity of Borneo. From here you can easily access picture-perfect tropical islands, dense rainforest teeming with wildlife, and of course spectacular Mount Kinabalu.
Just off the coast of Kota Kinabalu is the Tunku Abdul Rahman National Marine Park, consisting of five islands and their surrounding coral reefs. The region offers countless opportunities for fantastic snorkeling and scuba diving, with abundant marine life and colorful coral. Day trips are easily organized from hotels and tour offices in Kota Kinabalu.
If you're more of a land creature, check out Kinabalu Park, Malaysia's first World Heritage site. The park is home to a huge array of flora of fauna and amazingly contains four different climate zones. Also within the boundaries of the park is Mount Kinabalu, the highest peak in Malaysia and Borneo. Hundreds of climbers arrive at Kinabalu Park every day to take on the summit of this impressive mountain.