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

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Fly

  1. Fly from Kota Kinabalu (BKI) to Miri (MYY)

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Bus

  1. Take the bus from Kota Kinabalu Terminal Mahkamah to Miri

2 alternative options

Bus via Bandar Seri Begawan

  1. Take the bus from KK Sentral to Bandar Seri Begawan
  2. Take the bus from Bandar Seri Begawan to Pujut Bus Terminal, Miri

Drive

  1. Drive from Kota Kinabalu to Miri

Kota Kinabalu (BKI) to Miri (MYY) flights

The flight time between Kota Kinabalu (BKI) and Miri (MYY) is around 1h 25m and covers a distance of around 290 km. This includes an average layover time of around 16 min. The fastest flight normally takes 55 min. Services are operated by AirAsia and Malaysia Airlines. Typically 18 flights run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

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Average flight journey times

Time on flight:
1h 8m
Layover time:
16 min
Total time:
1h 25m

Flight route information

Fastest flight journey time:
55 min
Flight distance:
290 km
Flights per week:
18
Cheapest price:
RM 124
Carbon emissions:
95 kg CO2

First and last flights

First flight departs at:
08:35
Last flight departs at:
14:45

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Kota Kinabalu (BKI) to Miri (MYY) flight schedules

Kota Kinabalu → Miri
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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 Miri is 03 88810200.

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

The social distance requirement in Miri 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: 15 Sep 2021
Exceptions may apply, for full details: Ministry of Health Malaysia.

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Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Kota Kinabalu to Miri is to bus which costs RM 90 and takes 10h.

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The quickest way to get from Kota Kinabalu to Miri is to fly which costs RM 170 - RM 550 and takes 1h 13m.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Kota Kinabalu Terminal Mahkamah and arriving at Miri. Services depart once daily, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 10h.

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The distance between Kota Kinabalu and Miri is 289 km. The road distance is 412.9 km.

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The best way to get from Kota Kinabalu to Miri without a car is to bus which takes 10h and costs RM 90.

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It takes approximately 1h 13m to get from Kota Kinabalu to Miri, including transfers.

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Kota Kinabalu to Miri bus services, operated by Salam Bumimas Express, depart from Kota Kinabalu Terminal Mahkamah station.

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The best way to get from Kota Kinabalu to Miri is to fly which takes 1h 13m and costs RM 170 - RM 550. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs RM 90 and takes 10h.

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The quickest flight from Kota Kinabalu Airport to Miri Airport is the direct flight which takes 55 min.

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Kota Kinabalu to Miri bus services, operated by Salam Bumimas Express, arrive at Miri station.

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Map of how to get from Kota Kinabalu to Miri.
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  • Distance: 289.5 km
  • Duration: 1h 13m

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

AirAsia and Malaysia Airlines fly from Kota Kinabalu to Miri 3 times a day. Alternatively, Salam Bumimas Express operates a bus from Kota Kinabalu Terminal Mahkamah to Miri once daily. Tickets cost RM 90 and the journey takes 10h.

Airlines
Malaysia Airlines
Website
malaysiaairlines.com
Flights from Kota Kinabalu to Miri via Labuan
Ave. Duration
1h 40m
When
Every day
Estimated price
RM 150 - RM 380
AirAsia
Website
airasia.com
Flights from Kota Kinabalu to Miri
Ave. Duration
55 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
RM 120 - RM 430
Bus operators
Salam Bumimas Express
Phone
+6 082 531 133
Email
bintangjayaexpress@gmail.com
Website
salambumimas.com
Bus from Kota Kinabalu Terminal Mahkamah to Miri
Ave. Duration
10h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
RM 90
Schedules at
salambumimas.com
Sipitang Express
Phone
088-751722
Email
sipitangexpress@yahoo.com.my
Website
sipitangexpress.com.my
Bus from KK Sentral to Bandar Seri Begawan
Ave. Duration
7h 13m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
RM 100
Schedules at
sipitangexpress.com.my
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easybook.com
PHLS Express
Phone
673-2771668
Email
admin@phls38.com.bn
Website
phls38.com
Bus from Bandar Seri Begawan to Pujut Bus Terminal, Miri
Ave. Duration
3h
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
RM 67
Schedules at
phls38.com
Book at
easybook.com

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Yes, the driving distance between Kota Kinabalu to Miri is 413 km. It takes approximately 5h 35m to drive from Kota Kinabalu to Miri.

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

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There are six+ hotels available in Miri. Prices start at RM 500 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 RM 22 - RM 27.

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