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Updated on 12 December 2013

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Tawau Regional Bus Terminal

Tawau Regional Bus Terminal
Long-distance bus terminal

This Regional Bus Terminal cater for all inter-district buses arriving from the  Kota Kinabalu including from Sipitang via Kota Kinabalu.

For those from Sarawak and Brunei traveling  by bus to Tawau, this is the bus terminal you will end you long journey. Welcome to Tawau.

There is no bus from Tawau Town to Indonesia, simply because there is no road going there. But there are daily buses from Kuching City to Indonesia.

Long Distance Bus Terminal is beside the famous seafood stalls. And the new Mosque is 10 minutes walk from here. Here travelers board buses for Lahad Datu (150km away), Sandakan (360) and Kota Kinabalu (560).

KK-Sandakan / KK-Tawau Express Bus. : It is an 8 hours  ride along a scenic mountain route from the KK city to Sandakan or Tawau

Tawau to Kota Kinabalu : 8 hours, Rm 71.50

Several express bus companies operate bus between the Tawau and Kota Kinabalu.

Tung Ma Express (Tel: +60-(0)19-8827334 Mr Shim)-

Andisba Express-(013-8797779)-

Alitopan Express-013-8862348/0198634797/089767858-(bus from KK at 7:00, 8:00, 10:00, 12:30, 14:00.

For those travel from Tawau to Kuching by bus (its a long long journey), the journey end in Kuching Sentral, This regional bus terminal, 6 miles from Kuching city center. There is not direct bus from Tawau to Kuching. Passengers have to change bus at Kota Kinabalu and Miri.


Gerak Borneo Express

Tawau to Lahad Datu to Kota Kinabalu to Papar to Beaufort to Sipitang

H/P 013-886 2348

H/P 019-803 4725

Sipitang :  014-653 4730

Beaufort : 016-848 5632

K.K. : 019-807 7130

Tawau : 019-863 4797


Tawau to Kota Kinabalu to Tawau

Tawau : 089-748 301

K.K. : 014-375 8938

Bus Number : ST 6929 J

8:00 PM every night

Bus fare from Tawau to various towns

Tawau to Lahad Datu Rm 19.50
Tawau to Sandakan Rm 39.00
Tawau to Telupid Rm 52.00
Tawau to Ranau Rm 58.50
Tawau to Simpang Sapi Rm 45.50
Tawau to Kundasang Rm 65.00
Tawau to Kota Kinabalu Rm 71.50
Tawau to Sipitang Rm 90.87
Tawau to Beaufort Rm 85.15
Tawau to Papar Rm 78.00
Simpang Ranau Rm 30.39

TransTedar express

KK to Lahad Datu to Tawau

Kota Kinabalu:


Optisjaya Express
Jaya Mawar
Kg. Pasir Putih, P.S. 62353, 91033 Tawau, Sabah.
Museliyady @ Adie
H/P: 013-888 7899
Tawau to KK to Tawau
Kaunter Email Tel : 089-922 779
Kaunter K.K. H/P: 013-861 1997 Tel : 088-228 779

Bas Ekspres
Pelancung Express
Tung Ma
Sairah Express
Delima Zamrud Express

Tawau Regional Bus Terminal

 Kota Kinabalu Bus Terminal - Now replaced by Inanam Bus Terminal

The Kota Kinabalu Bus Terminal is located 10KM from the city centre

Local buses run once a day to Ranau from the bus terminal and can drop passengers off at Kinabalu park, enroute to Ranau .

The buses leave KK at around 7.00am reaching the Kinabalu park HQ at about 10.00am. It cost about RM15 to RM20 per person.

For other buses to Tawau, Sandakan, Lahad Datu -usually the same bus dropping passengers off at the kinabalu park. It will be the same road to the east.

Arriving at KK from Tawau : Please note that the bus will no more bring you to the city since 2006. The bus end the journey in Inanam town and you have to find you own transport for the final journey to KK city.

Shifting Of Terminal For Long Distance Buses in Kota Kinabalu beginning 2006

Since January 5, 2006, all long distance bus routes from the North and the East Coast has been using  the new City Bus Terminal (North) at Mile 6, Jalan Tuaran adjacent to the Inanam business centre.

The bus terminal cater for all inter-district buses arriving from the North including Tawau, Sandakan, Lahad Datu, Ranau, Kudat, Kota Marudu and Kota Belud.

To assist passengers to commute from Town Padang to the Inanam bus terminal and vice versa, the Town Padang is  used as a station for shuttle buses provided by City Hall, which operate  every 15 minutes.

The Inanam bus terminal has sheltered waiting area, toilet facilities, enhanced security computerized ticketing and a range of convenient commercial amenities.

(Remarks : Many complained on the new bus terminal booking system is error-prone double-booking. So, to be sure your seat is not 'shared' with someone else, always double check with the bus office.

From Inanam Terminal to other bus terminals :
Kota Belud RM 7.00
Kota Marudu RM 13.00
Kudat RM 18.00
Kunak RM 47.00
Lahad Datu RM 40.00
Sandakan RM 34.00
Semporna RM 56.00
Tawau RM 55.00
Telupid RM 25.00

More information on Inanam Bus Terminal...



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