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There are 4 ways to get from Tawau to Tuaran by plane, bus or car

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Fly

  1. Fly from Tawau (TWU) to Kota Kinabalu (BKI)

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Bus via Kota Kinabalu North Bus Terminal Inanam

  1. Take the bus from Tawau Terminal Bus Sri Indah to Kota Kinabalu North Bus Terminal Inanam

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Bus

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

Drive

  1. Drive from Tawau to Tuaran

Tawau (TWU) to Kota Kinabalu (BKI) flights

The flight time between Tawau (TWU) and Kota Kinabalu (BKI) is around 50 min and covers a distance of around 290 km. Services are operated by AirAsia and Malaysia Airlines. Typically 47 flights run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

47 Weekly Planes
50 min Average Duration
RM 69 Cheapest Price
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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

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

Wearing a face mask on public transport in Tuaran is mandatory.

The social distance requirement in Tuaran 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: 5 Jan 2023
Exceptions may apply, for full details: Ministry of Health Malaysia.

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The cheapest way to get from Tawau to Tuaran is to drive which costs RM 90 - RM 140 and takes 6h 50m.

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The quickest way to get from Tawau to Tuaran is to fly which costs RM 200 - RM 410 and takes 1h 51m.

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It is 283 km from Tawau to Tuaran. It is approximately 521 km to drive.

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The best way to get from Tawau to Tuaran without a car is to bus which takes 11h 28m and costs RM 140 - RM 170.

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It takes approximately 1h 51m to get from Tawau to Tuaran, including transfers.

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The best way to get from Tawau to Tuaran is to fly which takes 1h 51m and costs RM 200 - RM 410. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs RM 140 - RM 170 and takes 11h 28m.

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The quickest flight from Tawau Airport to Kota Kinabalu Airport is the direct flight which takes 50 min.

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Yes, the driving distance between Tawau to Tuaran is 521 km. It takes approximately 6h 50m to drive from Tawau to Tuaran.

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

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There are 12+ hotels available in Tuaran. Prices start at RM 500 per night.

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Map of how to get from Tawau to Tuaran.
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  • Distance: 282.9 km
  • Duration: 1h 51m

What companies run services between Tawau, Malaysia and Tuaran, Malaysia?

AirAsia and Malaysia Airlines fly from Tawau to Tuaran every 4 hours. Alternatively, Salam Bumimas Express operates a bus from Tawau Terminal Bus Sri Indah to Kota Kinabalu twice daily. Tickets cost RM 70 and the journey takes 11h. TransTedar Express also services this route once daily.

Airlines
AirAsia
Website
airasia.com
Flights from Tawau to Kota Kinabalu
Ave. Duration
50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
RM 65 - RM 330
Malaysia Airlines
Website
malaysiaairlines.com
Flights from Tawau to Kota Kinabalu
Ave. Duration
50 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
RM 170 - RM 900
Bus operators
Salam Bumimas Express
Phone
+6 082 531 133
Email
bintangjayaexpress@gmail.com
Website
easybook.com
Bus from Tawau Terminal Bus Sri Indah to Kota Kinabalu
Ave. Duration
11h
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
RM 70
Schedules at
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TransTedar Express
Phone
+60 88-440 337
Website
transtedar.com
Bus from Tawau Terminal Bus Sri Indah to Kota Kinabalu
Ave. Duration
11h 8m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
RM 69
Schedules at
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Bus from Tawau Terminal Bus Sri Indah to Kota Kinabalu North Bus Terminal Inanam
Ave. Duration
11h 8m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
RM 70
Schedules at
transtedar.com
Book at
easybook.com
Optis Jaya Express
Phone
+6088 433 779
Website
easybook.com
Bus from Tawau Terminal Bus Sri Indah to Kota Kinabalu North Bus Terminal Inanam
Ave. Duration
11h 8m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
RM 72
Schedules at
easybook.com
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Sairah Express
Phone
+6089 774 328
Website
easybook.com
Bus from Tawau Terminal Bus Sri Indah to Kota Kinabalu Inanam
Ave. Duration
11h 8m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
RM 72
Schedules at
easybook.com
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Tung Ma Express
Website
facebook.com
Bus from Tawau to Kota Kinabalu North Bus Terminal Inanam
Ave. Duration
11h 8m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
RM 72
Schedules at
easybook.com

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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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