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There are 4 ways to get from Kota Kinabalu to Tenom by bus, train, taxi or car

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Bus  •  3 h

  1. Take the bus from Kota Kinabalu Padang Merdeka Station to Tenom, Sabah, Malaysia

$5

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Train  •  5 h 27 min

  1. Take the train from Sembulan Station to Beaufort Station
  2. Take the train from Beaufort Station to Tenom Station

Taxi  •  2 h 10 min

  1. Take a taxi from Kota Kinabalu to Tenom 91 miles

$45 - $60

Drive  •  2 h 10 min

  1. Drive from Kota Kinabalu to Tenom 91 miles

$6 - $10

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The cheapest way to get from Kota Kinabalu to Tenom is to bus which costs RM 17 and takes 3 h.

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The quickest way to get from Kota Kinabalu to Tenom is to taxi which costs RM 200 - RM 240 and takes 2 h 10 min.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Kota Kinabalu Padang Merdeka Station station and arriving at Tenom, Sabah, Malaysia. Services depart three times a day, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 3 h.

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No, there is no direct train from Kota Kinabalu station to Tenom station. However, there are services departing from Sembulan Station and arriving at Tenom Station via Beaufort Station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 5 h 27 min.

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The distance between Kota Kinabalu and Tenom is 96 km. The road distance is 145.6 km.

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The best way to get from Kota Kinabalu to Tenom without a car is to bus which takes 3 h and costs RM 17.

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The bus from Kota Kinabalu Padang Merdeka Station to Tenom, Sabah, Malaysia takes 3 h including transfers and departs three times a day.

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Kota Kinabalu to Tenom bus services, operated by Tung Ma Express, arrive at Kota Kinabalu Padang Merdeka Station.

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Kota Kinabalu to Tenom train services, operated by Sabah State Railway, arrive at Sembulan Station.

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The best way to get from Kota Kinabalu to Tenom is to bus which takes 3 h and costs RM 17. Alternatively, you can train, which costs and takes 5 h 27 min.

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Map of how to get from Kota Kinabalu to Tenom.
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  • Distance: 60 miles
  • Duration: 3 h

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

Tung Ma Express operates a bus from Kota Kinabalu to Tenom 3 times a day. Tickets cost $5 and the journey takes 3 h. Alternatively, you can take a train from Kota Kinabalu to Tenom via Beaufort Station in around 5 h 27 min.

Train operators
Sabah State Railway
Website
railway.sabah.gov.my
Train from Sembulan Station to Beaufort Station
Ave. Duration
2 h 4 min
Frequency
Once daily
Schedules at
railway.sabah.gov.my
Train from Beaufort Station to Tenom Station
Ave. Duration
2 h 23 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Schedules at
railway.sabah.gov.my
Bus operators
Tung Ma Express
Website
facebook.com
Bus from Kota Kinabalu Padang Merdeka Station to Tenom, Sabah, Malaysia
Ave. Duration
3 h
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$5
Schedules at
sabahbooking.com
Other operators
Taxi from Kota Kinabalu to Tenom
Ave. Duration
2 h 10 min
Estimated price
$45 - $60
Taxi Kota Kinabalu
Phone
+60 1 2867 0238
Website
ipunciko.blogspot.com
Taxi Service Kota Kinabalu
Phone
+6 017 832 5898
Website
taxi-kinabalu.blogspot.com

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Kota Kinabalu to Tenom bus services, operated by Tung Ma Express, arrive at Tenom, Sabah, Malaysia station.

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Kota Kinabalu to Tenom train services, operated by Sabah State Railway, arrive at Tenom Station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Kota Kinabalu to Tenom is 146 km. It takes approximately 2 h 10 min to drive from Kota Kinabalu to Tenom.

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There are two+ hotels available in Tenom. Prices start at $100 USD per night.

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