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There are 5 ways to get from Sandakan to Kudat by bus, taxi, car or plane

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Bus  •  10h

  1. Take the bus from Sandakan to Kota Kinabalu
  2. Take the bus from Kota Kinabalu Padang Merdeka Station to Kudat

$14 - $17

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Taxi  •  5h 48m

  1. Take a taxi from Sandakan to Kudat 261.7 miles

$130 - $170

Drive  •  5h 48m

  1. Drive from Sandakan to Kudat 261.7 miles

$19 - $29

Fly to Kudat  •  2h 31m

  1. Fly from Sandakan (SDK) to Kudat (KUD) SDK - KUD

$18 - $96

Fly to Kota Kinabalu, bus  •  6h 12m

  1. Fly from Sandakan (SDK) to Kota Kinabalu (BKI) SDK - BKI
  2. Take the bus from Kota Kinabalu Padang Merdeka Station to Kudat

$24 - $94

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Sandakan to Kudat is to bus which costs RM 55 - RM 75 and takes 10h.

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The quickest way to get from Sandakan to Kudat is to fly which costs RM 75 - RM 410 and takes 2h 31m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Sandakan to Kudat. However, there are services departing from Sandakan and arriving at Kudat via Kota Kinabalu Padang Merdeka Station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 10h.

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The distance between Sandakan and Kudat is 184 km. The road distance is 418.7 km.

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The best way to get from Sandakan to Kudat without a car is to bus which takes 10h and costs RM 55 - RM 75.

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It takes approximately 10h to get from Sandakan to Kudat, including transfers.

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Sandakan to Kudat bus services, operated by Bintang Jaya Express, depart from Sandakan station.

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The best way to get from Sandakan to Kudat is to bus which takes 10h and costs RM 55 - RM 75. Alternatively, you can fly, which costs RM 75 - RM 410 and takes 2h 31m.

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The quickest flight from Sandakan Airport to Kudat Airport is the direct flight which takes 50m.

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Sandakan to Kudat bus services, operated by Sabah Booking, arrive at Kudat station.

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Map of how to get from Sandakan to Kudat.
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  • Distance: 115.3 miles
  • Duration: 10h

What companies run services between Sandakan, Malaysia and Kudat, Malaysia?

You can take a bus from Sandakan to Kudat via Kota Kinabalu and Kota Kinabalu Padang Merdeka Station in around 10h. Alternatively, Malaysia Airlines flies from Sandakan to Kudat twice a week.

Airlines
AirAsia
Website
airasia.com
Flights from Sandakan to Kota Kinabalu
Ave. Duration
51m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$17 - $95
Malaysia Airlines
Website
malaysiaairlines.com
Flights from Sandakan to Kudat
Ave. Duration
50m
When
Monday and Thursday
Estimated price
$14 - $90
Flights from Sandakan to Kota Kinabalu
Ave. Duration
45m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$22 - $90
Bus operators
Bintang Jaya Express
Website
bintangjayaexpress.com
Bus from Sandakan to Kota Kinabalu
Ave. Duration
6h
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$9 - $13
Schedules at
bintangjayaexpress.com
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Sabah Booking
Phone
+6089 215 969
Email
ask@sabahbooking.com
Website
sabahbooking.com
Bus from Kota Kinabalu Padang Merdeka Station to Kudat
Ave. Duration
3h
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$5
Schedules at
sabahbooking.com
Other operators
Taxi from Sandakan to Kudat
Ave. Duration
5h 48m
Estimated price
$130 - $170
Sandakan Taxi Service
Phone
+60 12-916 7860

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Yes, the driving distance between Sandakan to Kudat is 419 km. It takes approximately 5h 48m to drive from Sandakan to Kudat.

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Malaysia Airlines offers flights from Sandakan Airport to Kudat Airport.

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There are 14+ hotels available in Kudat. Prices start at $19 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Sandakan to Sandakan Airport is to Minibus which takes 20m and costs RM 2.

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