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There are 5 ways to get from Kuala Lumpur to Tenom by train, plane, taxi, ferry or car

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Recommended option

Train to Kuala Lumpur, fly to Kota Kinabalu, taxi  •  6h 25m

  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 Tenom

Cheapest option

Train to Kuala Lumpur, fly to Labuan, ferry, drive  •  7h 37m

  1. Take the train from KL Sentral to Klia T1
  2. Fly from Kuala Lumpur (KUL) to Labuan (LBU) KUL - LBU
  3. Take the ferry from Labuan Ferry Terminal to Sipitang
  4. Drive from Sipitang to Tenom

3 alternative options

Train to Kuala Lumpur, fly to Lawas, taxi  •  7h 42m

  1. Take the train from KL Sentral to Klia T1
  2. Fly from Kuala Lumpur (KUL) to Lawas (LWY) KUL - LWY
  3. Take a taxi from Lawas to Tenom

Fly Sultan Abdul Aziz Shah to Kota Kinabalu, taxi  •  8h 19m

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

Train to Kuala Lumpur, fly to Bandar Seri Begawan, drive  •  8h 46m

  1. Take the train from KL Sentral to Klia T1
  2. Fly from Kuala Lumpur (KUL) to Bandar Seri Begawan (BWN) KUL - BWN
  3. Drive from Serasa Ferry Terminal to Tenom
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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 Tenom is 03 88810200.

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

The social distance requirement in Tenom 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: 23 Jun 2022
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The cheapest way to get from Kuala Lumpur to Tenom is to train and fly and ferry and drive which costs RM 250 - RM 480 and takes 7h 37m.

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The quickest way to get from Kuala Lumpur to Tenom is to train and fly and taxi which costs RM 500 - RM 850 and takes 6h 25m.

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The distance between Kuala Lumpur and Tenom is 1595 km.

It takes approximately 6h 25m to get from Kuala Lumpur to Tenom, 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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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 Tenom.
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  • Distance: 1595.4 km
  • Duration: 6h 25m

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

There is no direct connection from Kuala Lumpur to Tenom. 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 Tenom. Alternatively, you can take the train to Klia T1, take the walk to Kuala Lumpur airport, fly to Lawas, then take the taxi to Tenom.

Airlines
Malaysia Airlines
Website
malaysiaairlines.com
Flights from Kuala Lumpur to Kota Kinabalu
Ave. Duration
2h 40m
When
Every day
Estimated price
RM 220 - RM 950
Flights from Kuala Lumpur to Lawas via Miri
Ave. Duration
4h 37m
When
Every day
Estimated price
RM 210 - RM 1000
Flights from Kuala Lumpur to Lawas via Sibu, Miri
Ave. Duration
7h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
RM 250 - RM 1300
Flights from Kuala Lumpur to Lawas via Kota Kinabalu
Ave. Duration
4h 15m
When
Wednesday and Saturday
Estimated price
RM 210 - RM 950
Flights from Kuala Lumpur to Labuan
Ave. Duration
2h 30m
When
Every day
Estimated price
RM 190 - RM 950
Flights from Kuala Lumpur to Labuan via Miri
Ave. Duration
4h 22m
When
Every day
Estimated price
RM 190 - RM 950
Flights from Kuala Lumpur to Labuan via Kota Kinabalu
Ave. Duration
5h 1m
When
Every day
Estimated price
RM 190 - 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 1200
Flights from Sultan Abdul Aziz Shah to Kota Kinabalu via Langkawi, Penang
Ave. Duration
6h 50m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
RM 300 - RM 1200
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 1100
Flights from Sultan Abdul Aziz Shah to Kota Kinabalu via Senai, Penang
Ave. Duration
9h 45m
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
RM 300 - RM 1200
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 1100
Flights from Kuala Lumpur to Bandar Seri Begawan
Ave. Duration
2h 20m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
RM 600 - RM 1900
Firefly
Website
fireflyz.com.my
Flights from Kuala Lumpur to Kota Kinabalu
Ave. Duration
2h 40m
When
Every day
Estimated price
RM 220 - RM 950
Flights from Kuala Lumpur to Labuan
Ave. Duration
2h 30m
When
Every day
Estimated price
RM 190 - 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 1200
Flights from Sultan Abdul Aziz Shah to Kota Kinabalu via Langkawi, Penang
Ave. Duration
6h 50m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
RM 300 - RM 1200
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 1100
Flights from Sultan Abdul Aziz Shah to Kota Kinabalu via Senai, Penang
Ave. Duration
9h 45m
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
RM 300 - RM 1200
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 1100
AirAsia
Website
airasia.com
Flights from Kuala Lumpur to Kota Kinabalu
Ave. Duration
2h 40m
When
Every day
Estimated price
RM 210 - RM 850
Flights from Kuala Lumpur to Kota Kinabalu via Senai
Ave. Duration
4h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
RM 210 - RM 850
Flights from Kuala Lumpur to Labuan
Ave. Duration
2h 30m
When
Every day
Estimated price
RM 210 - RM 750
Flights from Sultan Abdul Aziz Shah to Kota Kinabalu via Penang
Ave. Duration
4h 40m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
RM 250 - RM 1200
Flights from Kuala Lumpur to Bandar Seri Begawan
Ave. Duration
2h 30m
When
Every day
Estimated price
RM 240 - RM 700
Royal Brunei Airlines
Website
flyroyalbrunei.com
Flights from Kuala Lumpur to Bandar Seri Begawan
Ave. Duration
2h 20m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
RM 600 - RM 1900
Malindo Airways
Website
malindoair.com
Flights from Kuala Lumpur to Kota Kinabalu
Ave. Duration
2h 30m
When
Every day
Estimated price
RM 300 - RM 1300
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/
Ferry operators
Labuan (Holdings) Sdn Bhd
Phone
+6087 410 472
Email
Info@labuanpay.my
Website
labuanpay.my
Ferry from Labuan Ferry Terminal to Sipitang
Ave. Duration
1h
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
RM 30
Schedules at
labuanpay.my
Other operators
Taxi from Kota Kinabalu to Tenom
Ave. Duration
2h 2m
Estimated price
RM 300 - RM 360
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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