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

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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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 - $18

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Taxi  •  5 h 48 min

  1. Take a taxi from Sandakan to Kudat 261.7 miles

$140 - $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

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

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The quickest way to get from Sandakan to Kudat is to fly which costs RM 75 - RM 400 and takes 2 h 31 min.

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

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

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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 10 h.

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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
47 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
Book at
easybook.com
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
$140 - $170
Sandakan Taxi Service
Phone
+60 12-916 7860

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