How to Reach Kota Kinabalu

You can get in to Kota Kinabalu by train, plane, bus and boat services.

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How to Reach Kota Kinabalu from India

Jet Airways, Malaysia Airlines, Singapore Airlines, Cathay Pacific, Malindo Air and Air India are the carriers travelling to Malaysia and Kota Kinabalu.

Visa Policy for Indians

Visa on Arrival policy was introduced in 2014 for Indians visiting Malaysia. This Visa On Arrival is applicable at Malaysia's main airports like Kuala Lumpur International Aiport, Low cost Terminal LCCT, Penang International Aiport, Johor Bahru, Sultan Ismail International Airport, Kota Kinabalu International Airport, Sabah and Kuching International Aiport, for RM 330/ $100.

How to reach Kota Kinabalu by flight

Arrive at Kota Kinabalu International Airport. Airport buses are available to take you to the city. Tickets for these are RM 5 for an adult and RM 3 for a child. You can also take a minibus or a taxi from the airport.

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How to reach Kota Kinabalu by road

You can rent a car or even a taxi to drive into Kota Kinabalu, which has a great route.

How to reach Kota Kinabalu by train

The Sabah State Railway has AC trains running from Tanjung Aru to Tenom as well as KK to Beaufort.

Local transport in Kota Kinabalu

Taxis are most commonly used to get around the city. Make sure to set up a fair price with the driver before getting in. However, most people use Uber. Buses and minibuses are also used to travel within the city. Use the City Bus to get around the city. Itês green and yellow in colour and leaves from Wawasan Bus Terminal. You can also rent a car or a bike and drive it around yourself, from various rental companies.

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