Brunei Trip Planner

Know Your Trip Budget for Your Dream Vacation to Brunei

How to plan a trip to Brunei

Ever heard of Brunei (Abode of Peace), Negara Brunei Darussalam, or the Sultanate of Brunei? Well, all of them are talking about one region. Still under the Sultan culture, the palaces and museums here make for some of the best tourist destinations in the World. Even though the Sultanate is tightly weaved in the shackles of strict measures, the people of Brunei are extremely welcoming and accommodating. Your Brunei travel guide is sure to consist of a lot of places sprinkled with the magic of royalty and history.

Visa Procedure Brunei has cordial relationships with most countries. Here are the details of the visa formalities that some countries need to follow. The following nationals can enter Brunei visa-free as far as the passport is valid for 6 months:-

Upto 90 days: Iceland, Liechtenstein, Switzerland, US, EU countries and Norway. Upto 30 days: UAE, Malaysia, New Zealand, Oman, Singapore, Ukraine and South Korea. Upto 14 days: Thailand, Vietnam, Canada, Hong Kong, Indonesia, Macau, Maldives, Japan, Laos, Peru, Cambodia, Myanmar and Philippines.  

Citizens of Australia, Bahrain, Kuwait, Saudi Arabia, China, Qatar and Taiwan may obtain a visa on arrival but it is for different days for each country, so find out from the airport officials.

When to go

The best time to visit Brunei is during the months of October to December. Although it rains during this time, but the weather is very pleasant because of the cool temperatures. The cheapest time to visit is during the months of March to May. January to May is also a good time as these months are the driest months. Sultan’s birthday takes place on 15th July and the National Day is on 23rd February, which are both marked by various festivities.

Destinations to cover

There are plenty of places to see in Brunei. Start with Bandar Seri Begawan for its amazing palaces, shopping opportunities, number of museums and also for back packing. Kampong Ayer has lovely galleries and museums. Jerudong is known for its amusement parks and natural parks. Other places to include in your Brunei Itinerary are Ulu Temburong National Park, Seria, Muara, Bengar and Serasa.

Get in and around There are plenty of answers for the question- ‘How to Reach Brunei’. You can drive into Brunei by car from Sarawak and Malaysia. There are two entry points to Brunei. Brunei International Airport has connections from various different airports in the world. You can also get in by bus and boat as there are various options. To get around, you have to go by car, by bus, by boat and also by tour vans.

Hotels and Food

There are plenty of mid-range as well as luxury options available for accommodation. There are road side cafes for you to have a cheap and quick meal from but the cuisine is mind blowing and you should definitely indulge in some food therapy while you are on a trip to Brunei. Brunei is highly influenced by Malaysian culinary art and hence most of their traditional dishes are matching to the Malaysian ones. Make sure to absorb the aromatic spices and have the indulgent curries to make the most of your trip as eating is one of the main things to do in Brunei. 

How much does it cost to travel to Brunei

Plan your trip to Brunei with an estimated budget for your travel. The average daily cost of food in Brunei is USD 23.73 per person. For a family of four, the cost of eating out is USD 94.92. For accommodation, be ready to spend around USD 52 for a budget accommodation and USD 113 for a luxury hotel, per day, per person. For getting around Brunei, you will need a rough figure of USD 18.99 per day. For detailed Brunei trip cost calculator, use Brunei Trip Planner.

  • Average Price of a Luxury Trip in Brunei

  • Average Daily Cost* USD 266 Per Person
  • Cost for One Week USD 1862 Per Person
  • Cost for Two Weeks USD 3724 Per Person
  • Cost for One Month USD 7980 Per Person
  • Average Price of a Mid-Range Trip in Brunei

  • Average Daily Cost* USD 100 Per Person
  • Cost for One Week USD 700 Per Person
  • Cost for Two Weeks USD 1400 Per Person
  • Cost for One Month USD 3000 Per Person
  • Average Price of a Budget Trip in Brunei

  • Average Daily Cost* USD 68 Per Person
  • Cost for One Week USD 476 Per Person
  • Cost for Two Weeks USD 952 Per Person
  • Cost for One Month USD 2040 Per Person

*Based on Food, Accommodation & Transportation

How much will it cost once you're in Brunei

Food & Drinks
  • 3-Course meal (mid-range) USD 9.49
  • Fast food Combo meal USD 5.32
  • Coffee (Cappuccino regular) USD 2.98
  • Bottle of Water (1.5 L) USD 0.75
  • Soft Drinks (Coke/Pepsi, 0.33 L) USD 0.76
  • Domestic Beer (0.5 L) USD 2.28
Accommodation & Transportation
  • Budget Accommodation USD 52
  • Luxury Accommodation USD 113
  • Taxi Start (Standard Tariff) USD 3.8
  • One-way Ticket (Local Transit) USD 0.76
  • Fuel (1 L) USD 0.39
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