There are 4 ways to get from Kota Kinabalu to Semporna by plane, taxi, bus or car

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Fly to Tawau, taxi  •  2 h 12 min

  1. Fly from Kota Kinabalu (BKI) to Tawau (TWU) BKI - TWU
  2. Take a taxi from Tawau to Semporna

$50 - $109

Cheapest option

Bus  •  9 h 8 min

  1. Take the bus from Kota Kinabalu North Bus Terminal Inanam to Semporna

$15 - $16

2 alternative options

Fly to Lahad Datu, bus  •  4 h 24 min

  1. Fly from Kota Kinabalu (BKI) to Lahad Datu (LDU) BKI - LDU
  2. Take the bus from Lahad Datu to Semporna

$52 - $98

Drive  •  7 h 5 min

  1. Drive from Kota Kinabalu to Semporna 334.3 miles

$25 - $40

Questions & Answers

The distance between Kota Kinabalu and Semporna is 326 km. The road distance is 534.9 km.

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The best way to get from Kota Kinabalu to Semporna without a car is to bus which takes 9 h 8 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 2 h 12 min to get from Kota Kinabalu to Semporna, including transfers.

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The quickest flight from Kota Kinabalu Airport to Tawau Airport is the direct flight which takes 50 min.

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Yes, the driving distance between Kota Kinabalu to Semporna is 535 km. It takes approximately 7 h 5 min to drive from Kota Kinabalu to Semporna.

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Malaysia Airlines and AirAsia offer flights from Kota Kinabalu Airport to Tawau Airport.

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There are 55+ hotels available in Semporna. Prices start at $13 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Kota Kinabalu to Kota Kinabalu Airport is to taxi which takes 7 min and costs .

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Map of how to get from Kota Kinabalu to Semporna.
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  • Distance: 204.1 miles
  • Duration: 2 h 12 min

What companies run services between Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia and Semporna, Malaysia?

Dyana Express operates a bus from Kota Kinabalu to Semporna twice daily. Tickets cost $11 and the journey takes 9 h.

Airlines
Malaysia Airlines
Website
malaysiaairlines.com
Flights from Kota Kinabalu to Tawau
Ave. Duration
57 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$24 - $130
Flights from Kota Kinabalu to Lahad Datu
Ave. Duration
55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$40 - $170
AirAsia
Website
airasia.com
Flights from Kota Kinabalu to Tawau
Ave. Duration
53 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$25 - $110
Bus operators
Dyana Express
Website
facebook.com
Bus from Lahad Datu to Semporna
Ave. Duration
2 h 10 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$9
Schedules at
dyanaexpressblog.blogspot.my
Bus from Kota Kinabalu North Bus Terminal Inanam to Semporna
Ave. Duration
9 h
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$11
Schedules at
dyanaexpressblog.blogspot.my
Other operators
Taxi from Tawau to Semporna
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
Estimated price
$27 - $35
Pertubuhan Pemandu & Pengusaha Teksi
Phone
+60 89-776 475

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