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There are 3 ways to get from Sipadan to Sungai Kinabatangan by ferry, bus or plane

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Ferry, bus, travel

  1. Take the ferry from Pulau Sipadan to Semporna Jetty
  2. Take the bus from Semporna to Lahad Datu
  3. Travel from Lahad Datu to Sungai Kinabatangan

Ferry, bus

  1. Take the ferry from Pulau Sipadan to Semporna Jetty
  2. Take the bus from Semporna to Sandakan Express Bus Terminal

Ferry, bus, fly, travel

  1. Take the ferry from Pulau Sipadan to Semporna Jetty
  2. Take the bus from Semporna to Lahad Datu
  3. Fly from Lahad Datu (LDU) to Sandakan (SDK)
  4. Travel from Sandakan to Sungai Kinabatangan
Sipadan → Sungai Kinabatangan
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Rules to follow in Malaysia

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Travel within Malaysia

Observe COVID-19 safety rules
Regional restriction measures in place
Domestic border crossings may be subject to approval, testing and quarantine

COVID-19 help in Malaysia

If you need help, visit the national COVID-19 website or call the COVID-19 Helpline 03 88810200

Frequently Asked Questions


There are currently travel restrictions within Malaysia.

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Domestic travel is not restricted, but some conditions may apply

  • Face masks are mandatory
  • There is a social distancing requirement of 1 metre
  • Observe COVID-19 safety rules
  • Regional restriction measures in place
  • Domestic border crossings may be subject to approval, testing and quarantine

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The national COVID-19 helpline number in Sungai Kinabatangan is 03 88810200.

Wearing a face mask on public transport in Sungai Kinabatangan is mandatory.

The social distance requirement in Sungai Kinabatangan is 1 metre.

Make yourself known to an official member of staff and/or call the national coronavirus helpline number on 03 88810200.

Last updated: 18 May 2022
Exceptions may apply, for full details: Ministry of Health Malaysia.

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Questions & Answers

The distance between Sipadan and Sungai Kinabatangan is 178 km.

The best way to get from Sipadan to Sungai Kinabatangan without a car is to ferry and bus and travel which takes 6h 3m and costs .

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It takes approximately 6h 3m to get from Sipadan to Sungai Kinabatangan, including transfers.

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The quickest flight from Lahad Datu Airport to Sandakan Airport is the direct flight which takes 35 min.

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Malaysia Airlines offers flights from Lahad Datu Airport to Sandakan Airport.

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There are two+ hotels available in Sungai Kinabatangan. Prices start at RM 500 per night.

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Map of how to get from Sipadan to Sungai Kinabatangan.
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  • Distance: 178.2 km
  • Duration: 6h 3m

What companies run services between Sipadan, Malaysia and Sungai Kinabatangan, Malaysia?

There is no direct connection from Sipadan to Sungai Kinabatangan. However, you can take the ferry to Semporna Jetty, take the walk to Semporna, take the bus to Lahad Datu, then take the travel to Sungai Kinabatangan. Alternatively, you can take a vehicle from Sipadan to Sungai Kinabatangan via Semporna Jetty, Semporna, and Sandakan Express Bus Terminal in around 9h 7m.

Airlines
Malaysia Airlines
Website
malaysiaairlines.com
Flights from Lahad Datu to Sandakan
Ave. Duration
35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
RM 100 - RM 280
Bus operators
Dyana Express
Phone
+6088 389 997, +6016 831 65 65
Website
beautifulkk.com
Bus from Semporna to Lahad Datu
Ave. Duration
2h 9m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
RM 36
Schedules at
dyanaexpressblog.blogspot.my
Bus from Semporna to Sandakan Express Bus Terminal
Ave. Duration
6h
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
RM 42
Schedules at
dyanaexpressblog.blogspot.com
Sabariah Express
Phone
+60 10-785 5532
Website
easybook.com
Bus from Semporna to Lahad Datu
Ave. Duration
2h 56m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
RM 30
Schedules at
easybook.com
Ferry operators
ferry
Ferry from Pulau Sipadan to Semporna Jetty
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
Frequency
On demand

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