How to Reach Kota Kinabalu

HOW TO GET TO KOTA KINABALU

  • By Air: Kota Kinabalu is connected to the rest of the world through its International Airport which is also Malaysia’s second busiest airport and the main gateway to Sabah. Since this airport is located 7kms away from the KK city centre, you will have to hire a taxi or board a bus to reach there.
  • By Sea: The only regular access to Kota Kinabalu by sea is from Labuan. Ferries from Labuan dock at Jesselton Point Ferry Terminal which is located on the northern edge of the city centre.
  • By Bus: There are two long-distance bus terminals in KK that link the city to the other cities in Malaysia.
  • South Bus Terminal is across the road from City Park Bus Terminal and serves destinations south of Kota Kinabalu, Beaufort, Sipitang and Lawas.
  • North Bus Terminal is in Inanam, 10 km to the northeast of the city centre. This terminal serves buses going north and east of Kota Kinabalu, including Mount Kinabalu, Sandakan, Semporna and Tawau.

HOW TO GET AROUND KOTA KINABALU

  • By Minivians: The best way to roam around Kota Kinabalu is to board the Minivians that operate from several stops, including Padang Merdeka Bus Station and the car park outside Milimewa Superstore. They circulate the town looking for passengers.
  • By Foot: Since most of the destinations in the city are within walking distance, Kota Kinabalu can be easily explored on foot. Certainly one of those options that can help you burn the extra calories as well!
  • By Taxi: You can also roam around the city on taxis that can be found throughout the city and at all bus stations and shopping centres.

Know about the preferred mode of transport, average time spent and average distance traveled for commute in Kota Kinabalu. The most preferred mode of transport in Kota Kinabalu is Car.

Average distance: 19.6 km Average time: 42.2 min

  • Car 100%
    Driving 42 min Walking 0.2 min Overall average time for 19.6 kms 42.2 min
Route Distance Time
Papar to Kota Kinabalu 19.64 km 19 mins
Tuaran to Kota Kinabalu 20.18 km 20 mins
Bandar seri begawan to Kota Kinabalu 136.06 km 2 hours 16 mins
Tawau to Kota Kinabalu 220.24 km 3 hours 40 mins
Sandakan to Kota Kinabalu 227.24 km 3 hours 47 mins
Miri to Kota Kinabalu 242.72 km 4 hours 2 mins
Bintulu to Kota Kinabalu 360.71 km 6 hours 2 mins
Sibu to Kota Kinabalu 499.81 km 8 hours 19 mins
Mariveles to Kota Kinabalu 660.99 km 11 hours 19 mins
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