There are 5 ways to get from Kota Kinabalu to Tenom by bus, taxi, train or car

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Recommended option

Bus, taxi  •  3 h 48 min

  1. Take the bus from Kota Kinabalu to Beaufort
  2. Take a taxi from Beaufort to Tenom

$49 - $59

4 alternative options

Train  •  5 h 23 min

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

Bus, train  •  5 h 23 min

  1. Take the bus from Kota Kinabalu to Beaufort
  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

$50 - $65

Drive  •  2 h 10 min

  1. Drive from Kota Kinabalu to Tenom 91 miles

$6 - $10

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

You can take a train from Kota Kinabalu to Tenom via Beaufort Station in around 5 h 23 min.

Train operators
Sabah State Railway
Website
railway.sabah.gov.my
Train from Sembulan Station to Beaufort Station
Ave. Duration
2 h
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
Sipitang Express
Website
sipitangexpress.com.my
Bus from Kota Kinabalu to Beaufort
Ave. Duration
2 h
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$4
Schedules at
sipitangexpress.com.my
Book at
easybook.com
Other operators
Taxi from Beaufort to Tenom
Ave. Duration
1 h 48 min
Estimated price
$45 - $55

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Questions & Answers

The distance between Kota Kinabalu and Tenom is 96 km. The road distance is 146 km.

The cheapest way to get from Kota Kinabalu to Tenom is to drive which costs RM 26 - RM 40 and takes 2 h 10 min.

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

No, there is no direct train from Kota Kinabalu to Tenom. However, there are services departing from Sembulan Station and arriving at Tenom Station via Beaufort Station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 5 h 23 min.

It takes approximately 3 h 48 min to get from Kota Kinabalu to Tenom, including transfers.