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There are 5 ways to get from Kalabakan to Tenom by bus, train, taxi, car or plane

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Recommended option

Bus, minivan

  1. Take the bus from Kalabakan to Kota Kinabalu North Bus Terminal Inanam
  2. Take the minivan from Kota Kinabalu City Bus Terminal to Tenom, Sabah, Malaysia

4 alternative options

Bus, train

  1. Take the bus from Kalabakan to Kota Kinabalu North Bus Terminal Inanam
  2. Take the train from Papar Station to Beaufort Station
  3. Take the train from Beaufort Station to Tenom Station

Taxi

  1. Take a taxi from Kalabakan to Tenom

Drive

  1. Drive from Kalabakan to Tenom

Taxi, fly

  1. Take a taxi from Kalabakan to Tawau
  2. Fly from Tawau (TWU) to Kota Kinabalu (BKI)
  3. Take a taxi from Kota Kinabalu to Tenom
Kalabakan → Tenom
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Rules to follow in Malaysia

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Travel within Malaysia

Observe COVID-19 safety rules
Regional restriction measures in place
Domestic border crossings may be subject to approval, testing and quarantine

COVID-19 help in Malaysia

If you need help, visit the national COVID-19 website or call the COVID-19 Helpline 03 88810200

Frequently Asked Questions


There are currently travel restrictions within Malaysia.

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Domestic travel is not restricted, but some conditions may apply

  • Face masks are mandatory
  • There is a social distancing requirement of 1 metre
  • Observe COVID-19 safety rules
  • Regional restriction measures in place
  • Domestic border crossings may be subject to approval, testing and quarantine

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The national COVID-19 helpline number in Tenom is 03 88810200.

Wearing a face mask on public transport in Tenom is mandatory.

The social distance requirement in Tenom is 1 metre.

Make yourself known to an official member of staff and/or call the national coronavirus helpline number on 03 88810200.

Last updated: 11 May 2022
Exceptions may apply, for full details: Ministry of Health Malaysia.

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Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Kalabakan to Tenom is to drive which costs RM 60 - RM 90 and takes 4h 23m.

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The fastest way to get from Kalabakan to Tenom is to taxi. Taking this option will cost RM 480 - RM 600 and takes 4h 23m.

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The distance between Kalabakan and Tenom is 189 km. The road distance is 292.1 km.

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The best way to get from Kalabakan to Tenom without a car is to bus and minivan which takes 11h 59m and costs RM 90 - RM 100.

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It takes approximately 11h 59m to get from Kalabakan to Tenom, including transfers.

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

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Yes, the driving distance between Kalabakan to Tenom is 292 km. It takes approximately 4h 23m to drive from Kalabakan to Tenom.

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

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Map of how to get from Kalabakan to Tenom.
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  • Distance: 188.8 km
  • Duration: 11h 59m

What companies run services between Kalabakan, Malaysia and Tenom, Malaysia?

You can take a bus from Kalabakan to Tenom via Kota Kinabalu North Bus Terminal Inanam and Kota Kinabalu City Bus Terminal in around 11h 59m.

Airlines
AirAsia
Website
airasia.com
Flights from Tawau to Kota Kinabalu
Ave. Duration
52 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
RM 70 - RM 420
Malaysia Airlines
Website
malaysiaairlines.com
Flights from Tawau to Kota Kinabalu
Ave. Duration
1h
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
RM 120 - RM 650
Train operators
Sabah State Railway
Phone
088-279300
Email
ict.jkns@gmail.com
Website
railway.sabah.gov.my
Train from Papar Station to Beaufort Station
Ave. Duration
1h 11m
Frequency
3 times a day
Schedules at
railway.sabah.gov.my
Train from Beaufort Station to Tenom Station
Ave. Duration
2h 23m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
RM 8
Schedules at
railway.sabah.gov.my
Bus operators
Salam Bumimas Express
Phone
+6 082 531 133
Email
bintangjayaexpress@gmail.com
Website
salambumimas.com
Bus from Kalabakan to Kota Kinabalu North Bus Terminal Inanam
Ave. Duration
7h 50m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
RM 50
Schedules at
easybook.com
minivan
Bus from Kota Kinabalu City Bus Terminal to Tenom, Sabah, Malaysia
Ave. Duration
3h
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
RM 17
Other operators
Taxi from Kalabakan to Tenom
Ave. Duration
4h 23m
Estimated price
RM 480 - RM 600

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