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

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Bus  •  10 h

  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  •  5 h 48 min

  1. Take a taxi from Sandakan to Kudat 261.7 miles

$130 - $170

Drive  •  5 h 48 min

  1. Drive from Sandakan to Kudat 261.7 miles

$19 - $29

Fly to Kudat  •  2 h 31 min

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

$18 - $96

Fly to Kota Kinabalu, bus  •  6 h 12 min

  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

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 10 h.

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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 10 h and costs .

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It takes approximately 10 h 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 10 h and costs . Alternatively, you can fly, which costs and takes 2 h 31 min.

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

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

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

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Malaysia Airlines offers flights from Sandakan Airport to Kudat Airport.

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

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 10 h. Alternatively, Malaysia Airlines flies from Sandakan to Kudat 3 times a week.

Airlines
Malaysia Airlines
Website
malaysiaairlines.com
Flights from Sandakan to Kudat
Ave. Duration
50 min
When
Monday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
$14 - $90
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
AirAsia
Website
airasia.com
Flights from Sandakan to Kota Kinabalu
Ave. Duration
48 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$17 - $95
Bus operators
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
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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
3 h
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$5
Schedules at
sabahbooking.com
Other operators
Taxi from Sandakan to Kudat
Ave. Duration
5 h 48 min
Estimated price
$130 - $170
Sandakan Taxi Service
Phone
+60 12-916 7860

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There are 12+ 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 20 min and costs .

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