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There are 6 ways to get from Kuching to Pulau Lankayan by plane, ferry or bus

Select an option below to see step-by-step directions and to compare ticket prices and travel times in Rome2rio's travel planner.

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Fly Kuching to Sandakan, travel  •  5h 2m

  1. Fly from Kuching (KCH) to Sandakan (SDK) KCH - SDK
  2. Travel from Sandakan to Pulau Lankayan

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Fly Kuching to Kota Kinabalu, travel  •  5h 53m

  1. Fly from Kuching (KCH) to Kota Kinabalu (BKI) KCH - BKI
  2. Travel from Kota Kinabalu to Pulau Lankayan

Ferry to Sibu, fly to Sandakan, travel  •  11h 16m

  1. Take the ferry from Kuching Passenger Terminal to Sibu Express Boat Terminal
  2. Fly from Sibu (SBW) to Sandakan (SDK) SBW - SDK
  3. Travel from Sandakan to Pulau Lankayan

Bus, travel  •  32h 6m

  1. Take the bus from Kuching Sentral Bus Terminal to Miri
  2. Take the bus from Miri to Kota Kinabalu North Bus Terminal Inanam
  3. Take the bus from Kota Kinabalu North Bus Terminal Inanam to Beluran
  4. Travel from Beluran to Pulau Lankayan

Bus, travel via Kuching  •  33h 36m

  1. Take the bus from Kuching to Miri
  2. Take the bus from Miri to Kota Kinabalu North Bus Terminal Inanam
  3. Take the bus from Kota Kinabalu North Bus Terminal Inanam to Beluran
  4. Travel from Beluran to Pulau Lankayan

Bus, travel via Sarikei  •  34h 26m

  1. Take the bus from Kuching to Sarikei
  2. Take the bus from Sarikei to Miri
  3. Take the bus from Miri to Kota Kinabalu North Bus Terminal Inanam
  4. Take the bus from Kota Kinabalu North Bus Terminal Inanam to Beluran
  5. Travel from Beluran to Pulau Lankayan
Kuching → Pulau Lankayan
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Rules to follow in Malaysia

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Travel within Malaysia

Observe COVID-19 safety rules
Regional restriction measures in place
Domestic border crossings may be subject to approval, testing and quarantine

COVID-19 help in Malaysia

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

Frequently Asked Questions


There are currently travel restrictions within Malaysia.

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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 Pulau Lankayan is 03 88810200.

Wearing a face mask on public transport in Pulau Lankayan is mandatory.

The social distance requirement in Pulau Lankayan 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
Exceptions may apply, for full details: Ministry of Health Malaysia.

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Questions & Answers

The distance between Kuching and Pulau Lankayan is 1006 km.

The best way to get from Kuching to Pulau Lankayan without a car is to bus and travel which takes 32h 6m and costs .

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It takes approximately 5h 2m to get from Kuching to Pulau Lankayan, including transfers.

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There is no direct flight from Kuching Airport to Sandakan Airport. The quickest flight takes 3h 30m and has one stopover.

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Malaysia Airlines and AirAsia offer flights from Kuching Airport to Sandakan Airport.

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The best way to get from Kuching to Kuching Airport is to taxi which takes 9 min and costs RM 30 - RM 40.

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Map of how to get from Kuching to Pulau Lankayan.
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  • Distance: 1005.5 km
  • Duration: 5h 2m

What companies run services between Kuching, Malaysia and Pulau Lankayan, Malaysia?

There is no direct connection from Kuching to Pulau Lankayan. However, you can take the taxi to Kuching airport, fly to Sandakan, then take the travel to Pulau Lankayan. Alternatively, you can take the taxi to Kuching airport, fly to Kota Kinabalu, then take the travel to Pulau Lankayan.

Airlines
AirAsia
Website
airasia.com
Flights from Kuching to Sandakan via Kota Kinabalu
Ave. Duration
3h 40m
When
Every day
Estimated price
RM 160 - RM 650
Flights from Kuching to Sandakan via Kuala Lumpur
Ave. Duration
6h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
RM 160 - RM 650
Flights from Kuching to Sandakan via Miri, Kota Kinabalu
Ave. Duration
5h 50m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
RM 160 - RM 650
Flights from Kuching to Kota Kinabalu
Ave. Duration
1h 28m
When
Every day
Estimated price
RM 90 - RM 350
Flights from Sibu to Sandakan via Kota Kinabalu
Ave. Duration
4h 37m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
RM 210 - RM 440
Flights from Sibu to Sandakan via Kuching, Kota Kinabalu
Ave. Duration
6h 55m
When
Every day
Estimated price
RM 210 - RM 440
Flights from Sibu to Sandakan via Kuala Lumpur, Kota Kinabalu
Ave. Duration
7h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
RM 210 - RM 440
Malaysia Airlines
Website
malaysiaairlines.com
Flights from Kuching to Sandakan via Kuala Lumpur
Ave. Duration
6h 47m
When
Every day
Estimated price
RM 230 - RM 2000
Flights from Kuching to Kota Kinabalu
Ave. Duration
1h 30m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
RM 60 - RM 600
Flights from Sibu to Sandakan via Kuala Lumpur
Ave. Duration
6h 30m
When
Monday, Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
RM 310 - RM 1300
Bus operators
Bintang Jaya Express
Phone
+6 082 531 133
Email
bintangjayaexpress@gmail.com
Website
bintangjayaexpress.com
Bus from Kuching Sentral Bus Terminal to Miri
Ave. Duration
14h 30m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
RM 70 - RM 95
Schedules at
bintangjayaexpress.com
Bus from Miri to Kota Kinabalu North Bus Terminal Inanam
Ave. Duration
8h 15m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
RM 45 - RM 90
Schedules at
bintangjayaexpress.com
Bus from Kuching to Miri
Ave. Duration
16h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
RM 70 - RM 95
Schedules at
bintangjayaexpress.com
Book at
easybook.com
Bus from Kuching to Sarikei
Ave. Duration
5h 30m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
RM 30 - RM 55
Schedules at
bintangjayaexpress.com
Book at
easybook.com
Optis Jaya Express
Phone
+6088 433 779
Website
easybook.com
Bus from Kota Kinabalu North Bus Terminal Inanam to Beluran
Ave. Duration
5h 47m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
RM 70
Schedules at
easybook.com
Book at
easybook.com
TransTedar Express
Phone
+60 88-440 337
Website
transtedar.com
Bus from Kota Kinabalu North Bus Terminal Inanam to Beluran
Ave. Duration
5h 47m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
RM 40
Schedules at
transtedar.com
Book at
easybook.com
Bus Asia Biaramas Express
Phone
+6 082 411 111
Website
busasia.my
Bus from Sarikei to Miri
Ave. Duration
10h 20m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
RM 73
Schedules at
busasia.my
Ferry operators
ferry
Ferry from Kuching Passenger Terminal to Sibu Express Boat Terminal
Ave. Duration
5h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
RM 55

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