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There are 4 ways to get from Tawau to Sungai Kinabatangan by plane or bus

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Fly from Tawau, travel

  1. Fly from Tawau (TWU) to Sandakan (SDK)
  2. Travel from Sandakan to Sungai Kinabatangan

Cheapest option

Bus

  1. Take the bus from Tawau Terminal Bus Sri Indah to Sandakan

2 alternative options

Bus to Lahad Datu, fly, travel

  1. Take the bus from Tawau Terminal Bus Sri Indah to Lahad Datu
  2. Fly from Lahad Datu (LDU) to Sandakan (SDK)
  3. Travel from Sandakan to Sungai Kinabatangan

Bus via Sandakan

  1. Take the bus from Tawau Terminal Bus Sri Indah to Sandakan
Tawau → 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

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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: 19 Jan 2022
Exceptions may apply, for full details: Ministry of Health Malaysia.

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Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Tawau to Sungai Kinabatangan is to bus which costs RM 40 and takes 5h 55m.

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The quickest way to get from Tawau to Sungai Kinabatangan is to bus which costs RM 40 and takes 5h 55m.

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The distance between Tawau and Sungai Kinabatangan is 171 km.

The best way to get from Tawau to Sungai Kinabatangan without a car is to bus which takes 5h 55m and costs RM 40.

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It takes approximately 1h 58m to get from Tawau to Sungai Kinabatangan, including transfers.

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The quickest flight from Tawau Airport to Sandakan Airport is the direct flight which takes 40 min.

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Malaysia Airlines offers flights from Tawau 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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The best way to get from Tawau to Tawau Airport is to taxi which takes 28 min and costs RM 50 - RM 65.

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Map of how to get from Tawau to Sungai Kinabatangan.
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  • Distance: 170.7 km
  • Duration: 1h 58m

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

Optis Jaya Express operates a bus from Tawau Terminal Bus Sri Indah to Sandakan twice daily. Tickets cost RM 40 and the journey takes 5h 15m.

Airlines
Malaysia Airlines
Website
malaysiaairlines.com
Flights from Tawau to Sandakan
Ave. Duration
40 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
RM 70 - RM 320
Flights from Lahad Datu to Sandakan
Ave. Duration
35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
RM 65 - RM 300
Bus operators
Optis Jaya Express
Phone
+6088 433 779
Website
easybook.com
Bus from Tawau Terminal Bus Sri Indah to Lahad Datu
Ave. Duration
2h 52m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
RM 20
Schedules at
easybook.com
Book at
easybook.com
Bus from Tawau Terminal Bus Sri Indah to Sandakan
Ave. Duration
5h 15m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
RM 40
Schedules at
easybook.com
Book at
easybook.com
Sairah Express
Phone
+6089 774 328
Website
easybook.com
Bus from Tawau Terminal Bus Sri Indah to Lahad Datu
Ave. Duration
2h 52m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
RM 20
Schedules at
easybook.com
Book at
easybook.com
TransTedar Express
Phone
+60 88-440 337
Website
transtedar.com
Bus from Tawau Terminal Bus Sri Indah to Lahad Datu
Ave. Duration
2h 52m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
RM 20
Schedules at
transtedar.com
Book at
easybook.com
Bus from Tawau Terminal Bus Sri Indah to Sandakan
Ave. Duration
5h 15m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
RM 40
Schedules at
transtedar.com
Book at
easybook.com

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