How to Reach Kuching


  • By Air: Your Kuching tour will begin at the Kuching International Airport (IATA: KCH) which is Sarawak's main gateway. There are near-hourly connections to Kuala Lumpur as well as frequent flights to Singapore, Johor Bahru, Labuan, Kota Kinabalu and other cities in Sarawak like Sibu, Bintulu and Miri.
  • By Taxi: Kuching city is about 20 min away by taxi from the Kuching airport, a fixed fare of RM26 will take you to the city centre. There is a series of other buses which can drop you off or pick you up next to Kuching Sentral Bus Termninal approximately one kilometre (0.6 miles) west of the Airport.
  • By Boat: There are boat services to near-by town of Sibu running once daily and returning the next day which is definitely one of the unique features of Kuching transportation.
  • By Bus: If you are coming to Kuching by bus, you will alight at its regional bus terminal Jl. Datuk Tawi Sli. There are long distance buses and also buses to near by small towns like Lundu and Sri Aman that arrive and depart from this terminal.


  • By Bus: The bus service in Kuching is frequent and well connected. The city public link buses arrive at a frequency of approximately half an hour and the fares range from RM 1.30 to RM2.30 depending on the length of your ride.Other local buses include Sarawak Transport company, Matang Transport Company , Petra Jaya Transport and Bau Transport.
  • By Shuttle Van: The shuttle vans are more frequent and cheaper than the buses. The minimum fare for these vans are RM 1.
  • By Taxi: Taxis are somewhat reasonable in Kuching. Although taxis are metered, the drivers seldom use it and sometimes will slightly overcharge. They may also hide the meter behind a rudimentary cover and claim to have no meter. It is best to appraise the honesty of the taxi driver before accepting the ride. Buy a vacation planner for Kuching that include bus routes and timings.
  • By Car: All major roads in Kuching city and suburban areas are well maintained with fairly well behaved traffic. Driving orientation is on the left and is generally slow-paced. Self-driving in and around Kuching can be slightly frustrating but plenty fun. Directional signs in Kuching are so inadequate and it takes a good road map and a good sense of direction to get you around. It could turn out to be a bitter-sweet memory of the travel trip.
  • By Bike and Foot: Probably the most hassle free and healthiest, Kuching is a city ideal for bi-cyclers and footsloggers. There are dedicated pathways for bikes and pedestrians and the sights are close enough for you not to get tired. Plan your trip to Kuching during a dry season so that you can enjoy this beautiful city on foot.