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Shanghai to Kota Kinabalu flights

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Flight DurationFlights between Shanghai and Kota Kinabalu take, on average, 5 h and 24 m minutes, but the time can vary according to other factors
Departing AirportThe airport Pu Dong is the departure airport operating flights between Shanghai and Kota Kinabalu
Arriving AirportFlights departing Shanghai with Kota Kinabalu as destination arrives at Kota Kinabalu
High seasonAccording to search data from our customers, September is the busiest time to fly from Shanghai to Kota Kinabalu
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Currency and price comparison
Exchange rate
1.00 GBP = 5.84 MYR
British Pound Sterling Malaysian Ringgit
1 MYR = 0.18 GBP
Last checked on 21 October 2021
Train
Local, one-way ticket
13%

Trains in Kota Kinabalu are 13% cheaper than in Shanghai.

Shanghai
£0.45
Kota Kinabalu
£0.39
Meal
Mid-priced restaurant
49%

A meal in Kota Kinabalu is 49% cheaper than a meal in Shanghai.

Shanghai
£3.39
Kota Kinabalu
£1.73
Taxi
Standard daytime start rate
50%

A taxi fare in Kota Kinabalu is 50% cheaper than in Shanghai.

Shanghai
£1.58
Kota Kinabalu
£0.8
Coffee
Regular cappuccino
41%

Coffee in Kota Kinabalu is 41% cheaper than in Shanghai.

Shanghai
£3.15
Kota Kinabalu
£1.87
Shanghai airports
  • ( Hongqiao (SHA)
    How far from city centre: 4 miles
  • ( Pu Dong (PVG)
    How far from city centre: 19 miles
Kota Kinabalu airports
  • ( Kota Kinabalu (BKI)
    How far from city centre: 3 miles
K Distance: 1780 miles

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Frequent asked questions about flights from Shanghai to Kota Kinabalu

😷 Is it safe to travel from Shanghai to Kota Kinabalu during the Covid-19 situation?
At Opodo we want to make sure that your travel plans are not affected by any cancelation as well as any possible restrictions Malaysia may apply when travelling from Shanghai. Is your flight cancelled? We've got your back! With our flexible ticket guarantee you can decide if you want to book another flight - free of rebooking fee - or get a full refund!
🔍 How can I find cheap flights from Shanghai to Kota Kinabalu at Opodo?
At Opodo we use different machine learned based methodologies to find our costumers the cheapest flight available from Shanghai to Kota Kinabalu. Considering airline combinations, stopovers and direct flights as well as different criteria for inbound and outbound journeys, our search engine works to provides always the best price with the best conditions.
💰 Is Kota Kinabalu expensive to visit compared to Shanghai?
If you compare transportation prices, the taxi ride in Kota Kinabalu costs an average of 0.80 GBP, 49% cheaper than Shanghai, with a fare of 1.58 GBP, while train tickets costs 13% less in Kota Kinabalu: 0.39 GBP against 0.45 GBP in Shanghai. If you compare the price of a lunch meal, however, you can find it from 1.73 GBP in Kota Kinabalu, 49% less than the 3.39 GBP in Shanghai. The price of the coffee is around 41% cheaper in Kota Kinabalu, with an average of 1.87 GBP, while in Shanghai the coffee costs 3.15 GBP.
📉 When is the best time to book a flight from Shanghai to Kota Kinabalu?
The most popular months to book a trip from Shanghai to Kota Kinabalu are September, October and May, based on the searches of our customers.
📅 When is the best time to travel from Shanghai to Kota Kinabalu?
The best time of the year to go to Kota Kinabalu when flying from Shanghai depends on several preference factors like climate, seasonality and, of course, price. When it comes to popularity, September is the top 1º month to fly to Kota Kinabalu from Shanghai in terms of searches from our customer, followed by October and June. If you prefer to avoid high peaks of turism, however, and escape a crowded period, February, March and May are the months with less volume of searchs for the route Shanghai -  Kota Kinabalu.
🕑 How long does the flight take to go from Shanghai to Kota Kinabalu?
The total flight time between Shanghai and Kota Kinabalu is of around 05:24 hours on average, considering an average distance of 3,378 km, for both direct and indirect flights for the route (which may have 1 or more stops in other cities in between).
🌡️ How is the weather in Kota Kinabalu compared to Shanghai?
While in Shanghai the temperatures can reach an average of 37.03 ºC in summer, with precipitation levels up to 12.0 mm ,Kota Kinabalu's temperatures can go up to 34.57 ºC during the hot season, with 9.0 mm average of rain rate . In winter, however, weather indicators show around 22.41 ºC in Kota Kinabalu, compared to the -2.66 ºC average degrees reported in Shanghai. During the winter period, Shanghai can register 3.0 mm precipitation, while Kota Kinabalu have an average of 3.0 mm rain level.
🛄 Which airports have flights between Shanghai and Kota Kinabalu?
The main airport route flying between Shanghai and Kota Kinabalu is: Pu Dong (PVG) to Kota Kinabalu (BKI). This route is covered by the following airline(s):
  • Shanghai Airlines.
  • Spring Airlines.
  • China Eastern Airlines.
Which are the airlines with flights from Shanghai to Kota Kinabalu?
Airlines with direct flights departing from Shanghai to Kota Kinabalu are:
  • Spring Airlines.
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