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There are 6 ways to get from Sukau to Kota Kinabalu by taxi, plane, bus or car

Select an option below to see step-by-step directions and to compare ticket prices and travel times in Rome2rio's travel planner.

Recommended option

Taxi to Sandakan, fly  •  2 h 29 min

  1. Take a taxi from Sukau to Sandakan
  2. Fly from Sandakan (SDK) to Kota Kinabalu (BKI) SDK - BKI

$60 - $137

Cheapest option

Taxi, bus Bintang Jaya Express  •  7 h 47 min

  1. Take a taxi from Sukau to Sandakan
  2. Take the bus from Sandakan to Kota Kinabalu

$53 - $65

4 alternative options

Taxi to Lahad Datu, fly  •  2 h 44 min

  1. Take a taxi from Sukau to Lahad Datu
  2. Fly from Lahad Datu (LDU) to Kota Kinabalu (BKI) LDU - BKI

$86 - $140

Taxi, bus Tung Ma Express  •  6 h 57 min

  1. Take a taxi from Sukau to Sandakan
  2. Take the bus from Sandakan to Kota Kinabalu North Bus Terminal Inanam

$59 - $69

Taxi  •  4 h 43 min

  1. Take a taxi from Sukau to Kota Kinabalu 225.6 miles

$120 - $150

Drive  •  4 h 43 min

  1. Drive from Sukau to Kota Kinabalu 225.6 miles

$16 - $25

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Sukau to Kota Kinabalu is to drive which costs RM 70 - RM 110 and takes 4 h 43 min.

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The quickest way to get from Sukau to Kota Kinabalu is to taxi and fly which costs RM 240 - RM 600 and takes 2 h 29 min.

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The distance between Sukau and Kota Kinabalu is 250 km. The road distance is 360.9 km.

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The best way to get from Sukau to Kota Kinabalu without a car is to taxi and bus which takes 6 h 57 min and costs RM 240 - RM 290.

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It takes approximately 2 h 29 min to get from Sukau to Kota Kinabalu, including transfers.

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The quickest flight from Sandakan Airport to Kota Kinabalu Airport is the direct flight which takes 45 min.

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Yes, the driving distance between Sukau to Kota Kinabalu is 361 km. It takes approximately 4 h 43 min to drive from Sukau to Kota Kinabalu.

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AirAsia and Malaysia Airlines offer flights from Sandakan Airport to Kota Kinabalu Airport.

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There are 773+ hotels available in Kota Kinabalu. Prices start at $30 USD per night.

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Map of how to get from Sukau to Kota Kinabalu.
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  • Distance: 156.5 miles
  • Duration: 2 h 29 min

What companies run services between Sukau, Malaysia and Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia?

There is no direct connection from Sukau to Kota Kinabalu. However, you can take the taxi to Sandakan airport, fly to Kota Kinabalu, then take the taxi to Kota Kinabalu. Alternatively, you can take the taxi to Lahad Datu airport, fly to Kota Kinabalu, then take the taxi to Kota Kinabalu.

Airlines
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
Tuesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$22 - $90
Flights from Lahad Datu to Kota Kinabalu
Ave. Duration
55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$40 - $170
AirAsia
Website
airasia.com
Flights from Sandakan to Kota Kinabalu
Ave. Duration
48 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$17 - $95
Bus operators
Tung Ma Express
Website
facebook.com
Bus from Sandakan to Kota Kinabalu North Bus Terminal Inanam
Ave. Duration
5 h
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$11
Schedules at
beautifulkk.com
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
Other operators
Taxi from Sukau to Sandakan
Ave. Duration
1 h 38 min
Estimated price
$40 - $50

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