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Getting About in Tambunan

Going Around Tambunan

Bus

By Bus

Travellers can use minibuses to travel from one place to another. There are quite a number of bus stops that can be found along the road, and prices may vary depending on the distance.


Hotel Transportation

Most of the hotels in Tambunan can arrange for transport from the airport either at a certain fee or as part of the hotel rate. Please contact the hotel before arrival to make arrangements.

Hotel Transportation

E-hailing

E-hailing Services

The mobile app, 'Maxim' and 'GrabCar' are available in Tambunan, and users can download the Maxim and GrabCar app on their mobile phone to get around Tambunan City more easily. Prices will vary depending on the distance you will travel to.

Getting to Tambunan

KLIA airport

West Malaysia to Tambunan

There are no direct flights between Kuala Lumpur and Tambunan. However, you can take a flight from Kuala Lumpur International Airport, fly to Kota Kinabalu, and then take a taxi to Tambunan. Alternatively, you can take a flight from the Sultan Abdul Aziz Shah Airport in Subang to Kota Kinabalu, and then take a taxi to Tambunan price ranging from RM220 to RM270.


Sarawak to Tambunan

From Kuching

Fly from Kuching International Airport to Kota Kinabalu International Airport (KKIA) with only 3h and 7min in total. From KKIA, take a taxi to Tambunan town in which the ride will take about 1h and 10 min.

From Bintulu

Fly from Bintulu Airport to Kota Kinabalu International Airport (KKIA) with only 2h and 53min in total. From KKIA, take a taxi to Tambunan town in which the ride will take about 1h and 10 min.

From Miri

Fly from Miri Airport to Kota Kinabalu International Airport (KKIA) with only 2h 32min in total. From KKIA, take a taxi toTambunan town in which the ride will take about 1h and 33min.

From Car

If you are up for a little road trip, You will be glad to know that you can drive there which will approximately take about 18h and 23min (1,130.6km) via route 1/AH150. The journey there will surely offer you many beautiful sceneries.

Kuching Airport

KKIA airport

Kota Kinabalu to Tambunan

The distance between Kota Kinabalu and Tambunan is about 79.8km.

There are four ways to get to Tambunan from Kota Kinabalu – by bus, train, car or taxi.

If you choose to go by bus, it will cost only RM16 and is roughly a 1.5-hour ride. Catch a bus from the Padang Terminal.

You can also take a drive to Tambunan from Kota Kinabalu as roads are available. Tambunan is 78.6 kilometres from Kota Kinabalu and your drive will be, give or take, 1h and 10 min.

If you do not have a car and prefer to travel in relative comfort, taxis are also available. A one-way trip is priced starting from RM180.

Another option would be via train. You will board the train at Semnula Station in Kota Kinabalu and arrive at Kimanis Station. This train leaves daily. From Kimanis Station, you will have to grab a taxi for the remaining 65 kilometres and the said taxi will bring you to Tambunan.


Indonesia to Tambunan

From Husein Sastranegara

Fly from Husein Sastranegara International Airport (Bandung) to KKIA with only 7h and 24min in total. From KKIA, take a taxi to Tambuanan town in which the ride will take about 1h and 10 min and the price ranging from Rp750,000 to Rp950,000 (RM220 to RM270).

From Soekarno-Hatta

Fly from Soekarno-Hatta International Airport (Jakarta) to KKIA with only 7h and 25min in total. From KKIA, take a taxi to Tambunan town in which the ride will take about 1h and 10 min and the price ranging from Rp750,000 to Rp950,000 (RM220 to RM270).

Soekarno airport

Cebu Airlines

Philippines to Tambunan

From Manila

Fly from Manila Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA) to KKIA with only 6h and 52min in total, including the 2h and 8min transfer. From KKIA, take a taxi to Tambunan town in which the ride will take about 1h and 10 min.

From Cebu

Fly from Mactan-Cebu International Airport (MCIA) to KKIA with only 8h 46min in total, including the 2h transfer. From KKIA, take a taxi to Tambunan town in which the ride will take about 1h and 10 min.