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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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Minivan

  1. Take the minivan from Kota Kinabalu City Bus Terminal to Tenom, Sabah, Malaysia

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Train

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

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Taxi

  1. Take a taxi from Kota Kinabalu to Tenom

Drive

  1. Drive from Kota Kinabalu to Tenom

Kota Kinabalu to Tenom by train

The train journey time between Kota Kinabalu and Tenom is around 5h 27m and covers a distance of around 137 km. This includes an average layover time of around 1h. Operated by Sabah State Railway, the Kota Kinabalu to Tenom train service departs from Sembulan Station and arrives in Tenom Station. Typically 12 trains run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

12 Weekly Trains
5h 27m Average Duration
RM 16 Cheapest Price
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The cheapest way to get from Kota Kinabalu to Tenom is to train which costs RM 16 and takes 5h 27m.

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The quickest way to get from Kota Kinabalu to Tenom is to taxi which costs RM 310 - RM 380 and takes 2h 8m.

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

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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 5h 27m.

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The distance between Kota Kinabalu and Tenom is 96 km. The road distance is 140.4 km.

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

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The minivan from Kota Kinabalu City Bus Terminal to Tenom, Sabah, Malaysia takes 3h including transfers and departs three times a day.

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Kota Kinabalu to Tenom bus services, operated by , depart from Kota Kinabalu City Bus Terminal station.

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Kota Kinabalu to Tenom train services, operated by Sabah State Railway, depart from Sembulan Station.

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The best way to get from Kota Kinabalu to Tenom is to minivan which takes 3h and costs RM 17. Alternatively, you can train, which costs RM 16 and takes 5h 27m.

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Map of how to get from Kota Kinabalu to Tenom.
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  • Distance: 96 km
  • Duration: 3h

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

operates a bus from Kota Kinabalu City Bus Terminal to Tenom, Sabah, Malaysia 3 times a day. Tickets cost RM 17 and the journey takes 3h. Alternatively, you can take a train from Kota Kinabalu to Tenom via Beaufort Station in around 5h 27m.

Train operators
Sabah State Railway
Phone
088-279300
Email
ict.jkns@gmail.com
Website
railway.sabah.gov.my
Train from Sembulan Station to Beaufort Station
Ave. Duration
2h 4m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
RM 8
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
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 Kota Kinabalu to Tenom
Ave. Duration
2h 8m
Estimated price
RM 310 - RM 380
Taxi Service Kota Kinabalu
Phone
+6 017 832 5898
Website
taxi-kinabalu.blogspot.com
TAXI KOTA KINABALU SABAH
Phone
+60 12-867 0238
Website
ipunciko.blogspot.com
Grab Taxi
Website
grab.com

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Kota Kinabalu to Tenom bus services, operated by , 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 140 km. It takes approximately 2h 8m to drive from Kota Kinabalu to Tenom.

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