Directions from Sandakan to Ranau

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Recommended option

Bus  •  8 h 30 min

  1. Take the bus from Sandakan to Kota Kinabalu
  2. Take the bus from Kota Kinabalu to Ranau

$13 - $17

3 alternative options

Taxi  •  2 h 52 min

  1. Take a taxi from Sandakan to Ranau 141.4 miles

$75 - $95

Drive  •  2 h 52 min

  1. Drive from Sandakan to Ranau 141.4 miles

$10 - $16

Fly, bus  •  4 h 42 min

  1. Fly from Sandakan (SDK) to Kota Kinabalu (BKI) SDK - BKI
  2. Take the bus from Kota Kinabalu to Ranau

$24 - $95

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

You can take a bus from Sandakan to Ranau via Kota Kinabalu in around 8 h 30 min.

Airlines
AirAsia
Website
airasia.com
Flights from Sandakan to Kota Kinabalu
Ave. Duration
47 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$17 - $95
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 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$22 - $90
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 to Ranau
Ave. Duration
2 h
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$4
Schedules at
sabahbooking.com
Other operators
Taxi from Sandakan to Ranau
Ave. Duration
2 h 52 min
Estimated price
$75 - $95
Sandakan Taxi Service
Phone
+60 12-916 7860

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Questions & Answers

The distance between Sandakan and Ranau is 161 km. The road distance is 226 km.

The cheapest way to get from Sandakan to Ranau is to drive which costs RM 40 - RM 65 and takes 2 h 52 min.

The quickest way to get from Sandakan to Ranau is to taxi which takes 2 h 52 min and costs RM 310 - RM 380.

No, there is no direct bus from Sandakan to Ranau. However, there are services departing from Sandakan and arriving at Ranau via Kota Kinabalu. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 8 h 30 min.

It takes approximately 8 h 30 min to get from Sandakan to Ranau, including transfers.