There are 4 ways to get from Semporna to Kuching by taxi, plane, bus or car

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Taxi, fly  •  4 h 31 min

  1. Take a taxi from Semporna to Tawau
  2. Fly from Tawau (TWU) to Kuching (KCH) TWU - KCH

$59 - $198

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Bus  •  35 h 15 min

  1. Take the bus from Semporna to Kota Kinabalu North Bus Terminal Inanam
  2. Take the bus from Kota Kinabalu North Bus Terminal Inanam to Miri
  3. Take the bus from Miri to Kuching

$53

2 alternative options

Bus via Sarikei  •  36 h 5 min

  1. Take the bus from Semporna to Kota Kinabalu North Bus Terminal Inanam
  2. Take the bus from Kota Kinabalu North Bus Terminal Inanam to Miri
  3. Take the bus from Miri to Sarikei
  4. Take the bus from Sarikei to Kuching

$53 - $62

Drive  •  24 h 13 min

  1. Drive from Semporna to Kuching 1027.6 miles

$75 - $120

Questions & Answers

No, there is no direct bus from Semporna to Kuching. However, there are services departing from Semporna and arriving at Kuching via Kota Kinabalu North Bus Terminal Inanam and Miri. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 35 h 15 min.

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The distance between Semporna and Kuching is 975 km. The road distance is 1644.2 km.

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The best way to get from Semporna to Kuching without a car is to bus which takes 35 h 15 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 4 h 31 min to get from Semporna to Kuching, including transfers.

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Semporna to Kuching bus services, operated by Dyana Express, depart from Semporna station.

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There is no direct flight from Tawau Airport to Kuching Airport. The quickest flight takes 3 h 40 min and has one stopover.

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Semporna to Kuching bus services, operated by Salam Bumimas Express, arrive at Kuching station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Semporna to Kuching is 1644 km. It takes approximately 24 h 13 min to drive from Semporna to Kuching.

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Malaysia Airlines and AirAsia offer flights from Tawau Airport to Kuching Airport.

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There are 226+ hotels available in Kuching. Prices start at $14 USD per night.

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Map of how to get from Semporna to Kuching.
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  • Distance: 609.5 miles
  • Duration: 4 h 31 min

What companies run services between Semporna, Malaysia and Kuching, Malaysia?

You can take a bus from Semporna to Kuching via Kota Kinabalu North Bus Terminal Inanam and Miri in around 35 h 15 min.

Airlines
AirAsia
Website
airasia.com
Flights from Tawau to Kuching via Kota Kinabalu
Ave. Duration
4 h 46 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$28 - $160
Flights from Tawau to Kuching via Kuala Lumpur
Ave. Duration
5 h 56 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$55 - $360
Flights from Tawau to Kuching via Kota Kinabalu, Miri
Ave. Duration
6 h 45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$28 - $160
Malaysia Airlines
Website
malaysiaairlines.com
Flights from Tawau to Kuching via Kuala Lumpur
Ave. Duration
6 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$65 - $320
Bus operators
Dyana Express
Website
facebook.com
Bus from Semporna to Kota Kinabalu North Bus Terminal Inanam
Ave. Duration
9 h
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$11
Schedules at
dyanaexpressblog.blogspot.my
Salam Bumimas Express
Website
salambumimas.com
Bus from Kota Kinabalu North Bus Terminal Inanam to Miri
Ave. Duration
8 h 15 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$22
Schedules at
salambumimas.com
Bus from Miri to Kuching
Ave. Duration
16 h
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$20
Schedules at
salambumimas.com
Bus from Sarikei to Kuching
Ave. Duration
5 h 30 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$10
Schedules at
salambumimas.com
Bus Asia Biaramas Express
Website
busasia.my
Bus from Miri to Sarikei
Ave. Duration
10 h 20 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$10 - $18
Schedules at
busasia.my
Book at
busasia.my
Bintang Jaya Express
Website
bintangjayaexpress.com
Bus from Miri to Sarikei
Ave. Duration
8 h 45 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$11 - $19
Schedules at
bintangjayaexpress.com
Book at
easybook.com
Other operators
Taxi from Semporna to Tawau
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
Estimated price
$28 - $35

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