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There are 6 ways to get from Sydney to Pulau Lankayan by plane, bus or car ferry

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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Fly to Sandakan, travel

  1. Fly from Sydney (SYD) to Sandakan (SDK)
  2. Travel from Sandakan to Pulau Lankayan

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Fly to Kota Kinabalu, travel

  1. Fly from Sydney (SYD) to Kota Kinabalu (BKI)
  2. Travel from Kota Kinabalu to Pulau Lankayan

Fly to Lahad Datu, bus, travel

  1. Fly from Sydney (SYD) to Lahad Datu (LDU)
  2. Take the bus from Lahad Datu to Sandakan Express Bus Terminal
  3. Travel from Sandakan Express Bus Terminal to Pulau Lankayan

Fly to Puerto Princesa, travel

  1. Fly from Sydney (SYD) to Puerto Princesa (PPS)
  2. Travel from Puerto Princesa to Pulau Lankayan

Fly to Tawau, Minibus, bus, travel

  1. Fly from Sydney (SYD) to Tawau (TWU)
  2. Take the Minibus from Tawau Airport to Semporna
  3. Take the bus from Semporna to Sandakan Express Bus Terminal
  4. Travel from Sandakan Express Bus Terminal to Pulau Lankayan

Fly to Zamboanga, car ferry, travel

  1. Fly from Sydney (SYD) to Zamboanga (ZAM)
  2. Take the car ferry from Zamboanga to Sandakan Harbour
  3. Travel from Sandakan Harbour to Pulau Lankayan
Australia → Malaysia
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International entry into Malaysia from Australia

  • Entry is restricted for citizens and permanent residents of Australia
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Allowed for: Citizens and permanent residents, as well as residents from Singapore

Restricted for: Foreign nationals, with the above exceptions

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Conditions of entry into Malaysia from Australia

  • 5-day mandatory monitored quarantine for arrivals without a COVID-19 Vaccination Certificate
  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 1 days before arrival for unvaccinated travellers
  • Travellers with a certificate of vaccination are exempt from COVID-19 testing on arrival
  • Health screen upon arrival. Mandatory installation of smart phone app for contact tracing purposes
  • Specific entry restrictions may apply for travel to Malaysia: Sabah, Sarawak, Labuan
This applies to arrivals from all countries, with no exceptions

Rules to follow in Malaysia

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Considerations leaving from Australia

The official advice is to avoid non-essential international travel to high risk countries

Frequently Asked Questions


No, entry into Malaysia from Australia is currently restricted.

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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 Pulau Lankayan is 03 88810200.

Wearing a face mask on public transport in Pulau Lankayan is mandatory.

The social distance requirement in Pulau Lankayan is 1 metre.

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

No, but conditions apply when returning to Australia from Malaysia.

See options for return travel.

Last updated: 23 Jun 2022
Exceptions may apply, for full details: Ministry of Health Malaysia.

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This information is compiled from official sources. To the best of our knowledge, it is correct as of the last update.
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The distance between Sydney and Pulau Lankayan is 5694 km.

It takes approximately 16h 30m to get from Sydney to Pulau Lankayan, including transfers.

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There is no direct flight from Sydney Airport to Sandakan Airport. The quickest flight takes 16h and has one stopover.

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AirAsia, Air New Zealand and Malaysia Airlines offer flights from Sydney Airport to Sandakan Airport.

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The best way to get from Sydney to Sydney Airport is to train which takes 22 min and costs $18 - $21.

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Map of how to get from Sydney to Pulau Lankayan.
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  • Distance: 5694.2 km
  • Duration: 16h 30m

What companies run services between Sydney, NSW, Australia and Pulau Lankayan, Malaysia?

There is no direct connection from Sydney to Pulau Lankayan. However, you can take the train to International Airport Station, take the walk to Sydney airport, fly to Sandakan, then take the travel to Pulau Lankayan. Alternatively, you can take the train to International Airport Station, take the walk to Sydney airport, fly to Kota Kinabalu, then take the travel to Pulau Lankayan.

Airlines
Malaysia Airlines
Website
malaysiaairlines.com
Flights from Sydney to Sandakan via Kuala Lumpur
Ave. Duration
21h 37m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
RM 2200 - RM 6500
Flights from Sydney to Sandakan via Kuala Lumpur, Tawau
Ave. Duration
20h 22m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
RM 2200 - RM 6500
Flights from Sydney to Sandakan via Kuala Lumpur, Kota Kinabalu
Ave. Duration
20h 30m
When
Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
RM 2200 - RM 6500
Flights from Sydney to Kota Kinabalu via Kuala Lumpur
Ave. Duration
13h 55m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
RM 2703
Flights from Sydney to Kota Kinabalu via Kuala Lumpur, Labuan
Ave. Duration
18h 5m
When
Monday, Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
RM 2703
Flights from Sydney to Kota Kinabalu via Kuala Lumpur, Kuching
Ave. Duration
18h 15m
When
Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
RM 2703
Flights from Sydney to Lahad Datu via Kuala Lumpur, Kota Kinabalu
Ave. Duration
19h 5m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
RM 3800 - RM 11000
Flights from Sydney to Lahad Datu via Taiwan Taoyuan, Kota Kinabalu
Ave. Duration
18h 55m
When
Tuesday and Sunday
Estimated price
RM 5000 - RM 14000
Flights from Sydney to Lahad Datu via Singapore Changi, Kota Kinabalu
Ave. Duration
19h 45m
When
Monday and Sunday
Estimated price
RM 2100 - RM 6000
Flights from Sydney to Tawau via Kuala Lumpur
Ave. Duration
13h 50m
When
Monday, Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
RM 2600 - RM 8000
Flights from Sydney to Tawau via Kuala Lumpur, Kota Kinabalu
Ave. Duration
19h 55m
When
Monday and Saturday
Estimated price
RM 2700 - RM 8000
Cebu Pacific
Website
cebupacificair.com
Flights from Sydney to Puerto Princesa via Manila
Ave. Duration
11h 25m
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
RM 1400 - RM 3500
Flights from Sydney to Zamboanga via Manila
Ave. Duration
20h 40m
When
Every day
Estimated price
RM 1400 - RM 3600
Flights from Sydney to Zamboanga via Melbourne, Manila
Ave. Duration
14h 10m
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
RM 1200 - RM 2900
Flights from Sydney to Zamboanga via Manila, Mactan–Cebu
Ave. Duration
25h 20m
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
RM 1100 - RM 2700
Philippine Airlines
Website
philippineairlines.com
Flights from Sydney to Puerto Princesa via Manila
Ave. Duration
11h 15m
When
Monday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
RM 2300 - RM 4800
Flights from Sydney to Zamboanga via Manila
Ave. Duration
22h 50m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
RM 1100 - RM 3300
Flights from Sydney to Zamboanga via Ngurah Rai, Manila
Ave. Duration
16h 20m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
RM 1800 - RM 3800
Flights from Sydney to Zamboanga via Singapore Changi, Manila
Ave. Duration
17h 10m
When
Friday
Estimated price
RM 2100 - RM 6000
AirAsia
Website
airasia.com
Flights from Sydney to Sandakan via Kuala Lumpur
Ave. Duration
12h 45m
When
Monday, Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
RM 2200 - RM 6500
Flights from Sydney to Tawau via Kuala Lumpur
Ave. Duration
12h 50m
When
Monday, Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
RM 2600 - RM 8000
Singapore Airlines
Website
singaporeair.com
Flights from Sydney to Kota Kinabalu via Singapore Changi
Ave. Duration
14h 40m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
RM 1300 - RM 4100
Scoot Tigerair
Website
flyscoot.com
Flights from Sydney to Kota Kinabalu via Singapore Changi
Ave. Duration
16h 5m
When
Monday and Sunday
Estimated price
RM 1000 - RM 3000
China Airlines
Website
china-airlines.com
Flights from Sydney to Kota Kinabalu via Taiwan Taoyuan
Ave. Duration
15h 55m
When
Tuesday and Sunday
Estimated price
RM 2600 - RM 7000
Bus operators
Dyana Express
Phone
+6088 389 997, +6016 831 65 65
Website
beautifulkk.com
Bus from Lahad Datu to Sandakan Express Bus Terminal
Ave. Duration
3h 12m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
RM 42
Schedules at
dyanaexpressblog.blogspot.com
Bus from Semporna to Sandakan Express Bus Terminal
Ave. Duration
6h
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
RM 42
Schedules at
dyanaexpressblog.blogspot.com
Minibus
Bus from Tawau Airport to Semporna
Ave. Duration
1h 30m
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
RM 100
Ferry operators
Aleson Shipping
Phone
63 (062) 992-0970
Website
aleson-shipping.com
Car ferry from Zamboanga to Sandakan Harbour
Ave. Duration
16h
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
RM 250 - RM 310
Schedules at
aleson-shipping.com
Economy
RM 254
Aircon
RM 279
Cabin
RM 303

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