Getting to Kota Kinabalu
Come to Kota Kinabalu by air. KK is well served by Malaysia Airlines and AirAsia offer the following international flights to/from KK: Brunei, Shenzhen, Jakarta, Manila, Singapore and Taipei. Within Malaysia, flights go to/from Johor Bahru, Kuala Lumpur and Penang in Peninsular Malaysia, and Kuching, Labuan, Lawas, Miri, Kudat, Sandakan, Lahad Datu and Tawau in Borneo. Jetstar and Tiger Airways both offer flights to Singapore. More budget airlines flying form Kuala Lumpur include Firefly and Malindo Air.
The international airport is in Putatan, 8km south of central KK and takes around 25 to 40 minutes to reach by taxi, depending on where you stay. There is only one Kota Kinabalu International Airport terminal which serves all incoming airlines including Air Asia and Malaysia Airlines.
Taxis heading from terminals into town operate on a voucher system (RM30) sold at a taxi desk on the terminal's ground floor. Taxis heading to the airport should not charge over RM40, if you catch one in the city centre.