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How far is Kota Kinabalu from Kuala Lumpur?

Distance between Kuala Lumpur (Kuala Lumpur International Airport) and Kota Kinabalu (Kota Kinabalu International Airport) is 1013 miles / 1630 kilometers / 880 nautical miles. Estimated flight time is 2 hours 25 minutes.

Kuala Lumpur International Airport – Kota Kinabalu International Airport

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880
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Distance from Kuala Lumpur to Kota Kinabalu

There are several ways to calculate distance from Kuala Lumpur to Kota Kinabalu. Here are two common methods:

Vincenty's formula (applied above)
  • 1013.028 miles
  • 1630.311 kilometers
  • 880.298 nautical miles

Vincenty's formula calculates the distance between latitude/longitude points on the earth’s surface, using an ellipsoidal model of the earth.

Haversine formula
  • 1012.195 miles
  • 1628.969 kilometers
  • 879.573 nautical miles

The haversine formula calculates the distance between latitude/longitude points assuming a spherical earth (great-circle distance – the shortest distance between two points).

How long does it take to fly from Kuala Lumpur to Kota Kinabalu?

Estimated flight time from Kuala Lumpur International Airport to Kota Kinabalu International Airport is 2 hours 25 minutes.

What is the time difference between Kuala Lumpur and Kota Kinabalu?

There is no time difference between Kuala Lumpur and Kota Kinabalu.

Flight carbon footprint between Kuala Lumpur International Airport (KUL) and Kota Kinabalu International Airport (BKI)

On average flying from Kuala Lumpur to Kota Kinabalu generates about 152 kg of CO2 per passenger, 152 kilograms is equal to 334 pounds (lbs). The figures are estimates and include only the CO2 generated by burning jet fuel.

Map of flight path from Kuala Lumpur to Kota Kinabalu

Shortest flight path between Kuala Lumpur International Airport (KUL) and Kota Kinabalu International Airport (BKI).

Airport information

Origin Kuala Lumpur International Airport
City: Kuala Lumpur
Country: Malaysia Flag of Malaysia
IATA Code: KUL
ICAO Code: WMKK
Coordinates: 2°44′44″N, 101°42′35″E
Destination Kota Kinabalu International Airport
City: Kota Kinabalu
Country: Malaysia Flag of Malaysia
IATA Code: BKI
ICAO Code: WBKK
Coordinates: 5°56′13″N, 116°3′3″E

Airlines flying from Kuala Lumpur (KUL) to Kota Kinabalu (BKI)

AirAsia
Malaysia Airlines
Malindo Air