Kota Kinabalu International Airport (KKIA) (IATA: BKI) is located approximately 8 km southwest of the Kota Kinabalu city center is the main gateway to Sabah. Kota Kinabalu International is the 2nd busiest airport in Malaysia. The main terminal (Terminal 1) Terminal 1 can be accessed via Jalan Kepayan, Jalan Lintas and Jalan Putatan located in the suburb or township of Kepayan. 



Meter Taxis and Airport Bus available at the main terminal for easy accessibility to Kota Kinabalu.

The Standard rate per taxi is RM30 to Kota Kinabalu City Center. You can buy a coupon from the kiosk on Level 1 (next to Arrival Hall 2 exit) before proceeding to the taxi rank outside.

You can order a Grab ride at KKIA, a fare to Kota Kinabalu city center should cost around RM10 per ride.

Airport Bus is RM5 per person. The Airport bus stop at few destinations around Kota Kinabalu city center. The Bus ticket counter is located near to arrival gate no. 2.

Car rental companies are located at level 1.


AirportInformation Counter

Tourism Malaysia Tourist Information Center is located near the arrival gate no. 2.


Wifi is available at KKIA, you need to register and login to access to the internet.

Left Luggage Service is Located on Level 3

Airlines Representative offices are located at Level 2. Airlines representative offices of Royal Brunei Airlines, Asiana Airlines, KoreanAir, MAS Wings and a Malaysia Airlines Ticketing office. Air Asia and Malindo Air also have a kiosk there.

Forex and ATMs can be found on level 1 (arrival hall) and level 3 (Departure hall)

Clinic is located on Level 1 (near Old town Cafe)

AirportRestaurants and F&B outlets

KFC, Dunkin Donuts and Starbucks coffee are located at Level 1 (arrival Hall)

Mcdonalds, Obrien Sandwich, Jesselton Cafe, Dunkin Donuts are located at Level 3 (Departure Hall)


There are many hotels nearby KKIA (less than 5 KMs), if you are want to stay at Napzone by Sovotel within the airport.  Sovotel @ Napzone KKIA  is a capsule hotel comprises 40 rooms.



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