There are 7 ways to get from Sandakan Airport (SDK) to Brunei by bus, train, car, ferry or plane

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Bus, train, drive  •  14 h 13 min

  1. Take the bus from Sandakan to Kota Kinabalu North Bus Terminal Inanam
  2. Take the train from Sembulan Station to Beaufort Station
  3. Drive from Sipitang to Bandar Seri Begawan

Cheapest option

Bus, ferry  •  14 h 34 min

  1. Take the bus from Sandakan to Kota Kinabalu North Bus Terminal Inanam
  2. Take the ferry from Kota Kinabalu to Labuan
  3. Take the ferry from Labuan to Serasa Ferry Terminal

$33 - $38

5 alternative options

Bus via Lawas  •  15 h 47 min

  1. Take the bus from Sandakan to Kota Kinabalu North Bus Terminal Inanam
  2. Take the bus from Kota Kinabalu North Bus Terminal Inanam to Lawas
  3. Take the bus from Lawas to Bandar Seri Begawan

Bus Bintang Jaya Express  •  16 h 50 min

  1. Take the bus from Sandakan to Kota Kinabalu
  2. Take the bus from Kota Kinabalu to Bandar Seri Begawan

$34 - $38

Drive  •  8 h 41 min

  1. Drive from Sandakan Airport (SDK) to Bandar Seri Begawan 390 miles

$29 - $45

Fly from Sandakan, ferry  •  7 h 52 min

  1. Fly from Sandakan (SDK) to Kota Kinabalu (BKI) SDK - BKI
  2. Take the ferry from Kota Kinabalu to Labuan
  3. Take the ferry from Labuan to Serasa Ferry Terminal

$38 - $107

Bus, fly to Bandar Seri Begawan  •  8 h 43 min

  1. Take the bus from Sandakan to Kota Kinabalu North Bus Terminal Inanam
  2. Fly from Kota Kinabalu (BKI) to Bandar Seri Begawan (BWN) BKI - BWN

$57 - $169

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The cheapest way to get from Sandakan Airport (SDK) to Brunei is to bus which costs RM 140 - RM 160 and takes 16 h 50 min.

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The quickest way to get from Sandakan Airport (SDK) to Brunei is to fly and ferry which costs RM 150 - RM 450 and takes 7 h 52 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Sandakan Airport (SDK) to Brunei. However, there are services departing from Sandakan Airport and arriving at Bandar Seri Begawan via Sandakan, Kota Kinabalu North Bus Terminal Inanam and Lawas. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 15 h 47 min.

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The distance between Sandakan Airport (SDK) and Brunei is 421 km. The road distance is 624 km.

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The best way to get from Sandakan Airport (SDK) to Brunei without a car is to bus and ferry which takes 14 h 34 min and costs RM 130 - RM 160.

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It takes approximately 14 h 13 min to get from Sandakan Airport (SDK) to Brunei, including transfers.

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Sandakan Airport (SDK) to Brunei bus services, operated by Tung Ma Express, depart from Sandakan station.

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The quickest flight from Sandakan Airport to Kota Kinabalu Airport is the direct flight which takes 45 min.

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Sandakan Airport (SDK) to Brunei bus services, operated by Sipitang Express, arrive at Bandar Seri Begawan station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Sandakan Airport (SDK) to Brunei is 624 km. It takes approximately 8 h 41 min to drive from Sandakan Airport (SDK) to Brunei.

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  • Distance: 263 miles
  • Duration: 14 h 13 min

What companies run services between Sandakan Airport (SDK), Malaysia and Brunei?

You can take a bus from Sandakan Airport (SDK) to Bandar Seri Begawan via Sandakan, Kota Kinabalu North Bus Terminal Inanam, and Lawas in around 15 h 47 min.

Airlines
Malaysia Airlines
Website
malaysiaairlines.com
Flights from Sandakan to Kota Kinabalu
Ave. Duration
50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$22 - $90
Flights from Sandakan to Kota Kinabalu via Tawau
Ave. Duration
2 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$22 - $90
Flights from Kota Kinabalu to Bandar Seri Begawan
Ave. Duration
40 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$40 - $150
AirAsia
Website
airasia.com
Flights from Sandakan to Kota Kinabalu
Ave. Duration
47 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$17 - $95
Royal Brunei Airlines
Website
flyroyalbrunei.com
Flights from Kota Kinabalu to Bandar Seri Begawan
Ave. Duration
40 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$40 - $150
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
Bus operators
Tung Ma Express
Website
facebook.com
Bus from Sandakan to Kota Kinabalu North Bus Terminal Inanam
Ave. Duration
5 h
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$11
Schedules at
beautifulkk.com
Salam Bumimas Express
Website
salambumimas.com
Bus from Kota Kinabalu North Bus Terminal Inanam to Lawas
Ave. Duration
3 h 57 min
Frequency
Once daily
Schedules at
salambumimas.com
Sipitang Express
Website
sipitangexpress.com.my
Bus from Lawas to Bandar Seri Begawan
Ave. Duration
3 h 30 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$20
Schedules at
sipitangexpress.com.my
Book at
easybook.com
Bus from Kota Kinabalu to Bandar Seri Begawan
Ave. Duration
8 h 30 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$25
Schedules at
sipitangexpress.com.my
Book at
easybook.com
Bintang Jaya Express
Website
bintangjayaexpress.com
Bus from Sandakan to Kota Kinabalu
Ave. Duration
6 h
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$9 - $13
Schedules at
bintangjayaexpress.com
Book at
easybook.com
Ferry operators
Jesselton Point
Website
jesseltonpoint.com.my
Ferry from Kota Kinabalu to Labuan
Ave. Duration
3 h
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$9
Schedules at
jesseltonpoint.com.my
Book at
easybook.com
Double Power Sdn Bhd
Ferry from Labuan to Serasa Ferry Terminal
Ave. Duration
2 h
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$13
Schedules at
easybook.com
Book at
easybook.com
PKL Jaya
Website
pkljaya.com
Ferry from Labuan to Serasa Ferry Terminal
Ave. Duration
2 h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$10
Schedules at
pkljaya.com

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AirAsia and Malaysia Airlines offer flights from Sandakan Airport to Kota Kinabalu Airport.

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