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There are 3 ways to get from Kuala Lumpur to Tambunan by train, plane, taxi or bus

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Train to Kuala Lumpur, fly, taxi  •  5h 33m

  1. Take the train from KL Sentral to Klia T1
  2. Fly from Kuala Lumpur (KUL) to Kota Kinabalu (BKI) KUL - BKI
  3. Take a taxi from Kota Kinabalu to Tambunan

2 alternative options

Fly from Sultan Abdul Aziz Shah, taxi  •  7h 7m

  1. Fly from Sultan Abdul Aziz Shah (SZB) to Kota Kinabalu (BKI) SZB - BKI
  2. Take a taxi from Kota Kinabalu to Tambunan

Bus, taxi  •  2 days 3h

  1. Take the bus from Pudu Sentral to Alor Setar
  2. Take the bus from Alor Setar to Pontianak
  3. Take the bus from Pontianak to Bandar Seri Begawan
  4. Take the bus from Bandar Seri Begawan to KK Sentral
  5. Take a taxi from KK Sentral to Tambunan
Kuala Lumpur → Tambunan
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COVID-19 help in Malaysia

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

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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 Tambunan is 03 88810200.

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

The social distance requirement in Tambunan 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: 4 Aug 2022
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Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Kuala Lumpur to Tambunan is to train and fly and taxi which costs RM 380 - RM 750 and takes 5h 33m.

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The fastest way to get from Kuala Lumpur to Tambunan is to train and fly and taxi which takes 5h 33m and costs RM 380 - RM 750.

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The distance between Kuala Lumpur and Tambunan is 1651 km.

The best way to get from Kuala Lumpur to Tambunan without a car is to bus and taxi which takes 2 days 3h and costs .

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It takes approximately 5h 33m to get from Kuala Lumpur to Tambunan, including transfers.

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The quickest flight from Kuala Lumpur Airport to Kota Kinabalu Airport is the direct flight which takes 2h 30m.

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Malindo Airways, Malaysia Airlines and AirAsia offer flights from Kuala Lumpur Airport to Kota Kinabalu Airport.

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There are three+ hotels available in Tambunan. Prices start at RM 500 per night.

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The best way to get from Kuala Lumpur to Sultan Abdul Aziz Shah Airport is to train which takes 37 min and costs RM 3 - RM 11.

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Map of how to get from Kuala Lumpur to Tambunan.
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  • Distance: 1650.6 km
  • Duration: 5h 33m

What companies run services between Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia and Tambunan, Malaysia?

There is no direct connection from Kuala Lumpur to Tambunan. However, you can take the train to Klia T1, take the walk to Kuala Lumpur airport, fly to Kota Kinabalu, then take the taxi to Tambunan. Alternatively, you can take the train to Terminal Skypark Komuter Station, take the walk to Sultan Abdul Aziz Shah airport, fly to Kota Kinabalu, then take the taxi to Tambunan.

Airlines
AirAsia
Website
airasia.com
Flights from Kuala Lumpur to Kota Kinabalu
Ave. Duration
2h 37m
When
Every day
Estimated price
RM 190 - RM 850
Flights from Kuala Lumpur to Kota Kinabalu via Kuching
Ave. Duration
4h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
RM 190 - RM 850
Flights from Sultan Abdul Aziz Shah to Kota Kinabalu via Sultan Ismail Petra
Ave. Duration
4h 20m
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
RM 220 - RM 1000
Flights from Sultan Abdul Aziz Shah to Kota Kinabalu via Penang
Ave. Duration
4h 35m
When
Every day
Estimated price
RM 230 - RM 1100
Malaysia Airlines
Website
malaysiaairlines.com
Flights from Kuala Lumpur to Kota Kinabalu
Ave. Duration
2h 40m
When
Every day
Estimated price
RM 210 - RM 950
Flights from Sultan Abdul Aziz Shah to Kota Kinabalu via Penang
Ave. Duration
5h 40m
When
Every day
Estimated price
RM 300 - RM 1300
Flights from Sultan Abdul Aziz Shah to Kota Kinabalu via Kuala Trengganu, Kuala Lumpur
Ave. Duration
6h 35m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
RM 330 - RM 1400
Flights from Sultan Abdul Aziz Shah to Kota Kinabalu via Sultan Ismail Petra, Kuala Lumpur
Ave. Duration
7h 40m
When
Every day
Estimated price
RM 330 - RM 1400
Flights from Sultan Abdul Aziz Shah to Kota Kinabalu via Alor Setar, Kuala Lumpur
Ave. Duration
7h 50m
When
Every day
Estimated price
RM 330 - RM 1400
Firefly
Website
fireflyz.com.my
Flights from Kuala Lumpur to Kota Kinabalu
Ave. Duration
2h 40m
When
Every day
Estimated price
RM 210 - RM 950
Flights from Sultan Abdul Aziz Shah to Kota Kinabalu via Penang
Ave. Duration
5h 40m
When
Every day
Estimated price
RM 300 - RM 1300
Flights from Sultan Abdul Aziz Shah to Kota Kinabalu via Kuala Trengganu, Kuala Lumpur
Ave. Duration
6h 35m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
RM 330 - RM 1400
Flights from Sultan Abdul Aziz Shah to Kota Kinabalu via Sultan Ismail Petra, Kuala Lumpur
Ave. Duration
7h 40m
When
Every day
Estimated price
RM 330 - RM 1400
Flights from Sultan Abdul Aziz Shah to Kota Kinabalu via Alor Setar, Kuala Lumpur
Ave. Duration
7h 50m
When
Every day
Estimated price
RM 330 - RM 1400
Malindo Airways
Website
malindoair.com
Flights from Kuala Lumpur to Kota Kinabalu
Ave. Duration
2h 30m
When
Every day
Estimated price
RM 270 - RM 1100
Train operators
KLIA Express
Phone
+603 2267 8000
Website
kliaekspres.com
Train from KL Sentral to Klia T1
Ave. Duration
37 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
RM 35 - RM 55
Website
http://www.kliaekspres.com/
Bus operators
Express Kesatuan
Phone
+6016-5217774
Website
easybook.com
Bus from Pudu Sentral to Alor Setar
Ave. Duration
6h 15m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
RM 63
Schedules at
easybook.com
Cepat Express
Website
12go.co
Bus from Alor Setar to Pontianak
Ave. Duration
10h 15m
Frequency
Once daily
Schedules at
12go.co
DAMRI Angkutan Antar Lintas Batas Negara (ALBN)
Website
facebook.com
Bus from Pontianak to Bandar Seri Begawan
Ave. Duration
24h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
RM 259
Schedules at
railtravelstation.com
Sipitang Express
Phone
088-751722
Email
sipitangexpress@yahoo.com.my
Website
sipitangexpress.com.my
Bus from Bandar Seri Begawan to KK Sentral
Ave. Duration
7h 13m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
RM 100
Schedules at
sipitangexpress.com.my
Book at
easybook.com
Other operators
Taxi from Kota Kinabalu to Tambunan
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
Estimated price
RM 180 - RM 220
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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