Getting to Brunei from Labuan and Kota Kinabalu
|Alternatively, you can take a ferry to Brunei which is also depart at 8.00am. However, there is a transit at Labuan for 2 hours. The total journey is 6 hours to reach jetty and additional 1 hour to reach Bandar Seri Bengawan. You probably will save 1 hour if to compare with a bus ride. RM68.60 for an all inclusive ferry fare for a Malaysian. Malaysian will get 50% discount off for the jetty fee only. Do not bother to survey prices for the ferry fare because same like bus, there is only one company doing this service. The ferry ticket can be purchased at Jesselton Point.|
|You need to get to another ferry to Brunei at 1.30pm. Before you proceed, please remember to go back to the counter and pay RM10.00 to get a new ticket to board. Do not worry, RM10.00 is just the jetty fee. You are not purchasing a new ticket.|
|3 hours from Kota Kinabalu to Labuan and now additional 1 hour to reach Brunei. Finally, you will reach there approximately at 3.00pm.|
|In my opinion if you are planning a day trip to Brunei, travelling from Kota Kinabalu is impossible. The only way is from Miri.|
Journey overview: Kota Kinabalu <---> Bandar Seri Bengawan
Price: RM100.00, B$45.00
Travel time: 8 hours
Good to know: Stop at Lawas for lunch break
Journey overview: Kota Kinabalu <---> Labuan <---> Serasa Jetty, Muara (Brunei)
Schedule: 8.00am (from Kota Kinabalu), 9.30am and 4.00pm (from Brunei)
Price: RM78.60 (from Kota Kinabalu) , B$15.00 + RM24.20 (from Brunei)
Travel time: 6 hours
Good to know:
1) Transit at Labuan and the waiting time approximately 2 hours
2) If you are from Kota Kinabalu, the moment you reach Labuan head to the ticket counter straightaway to exchange ticket to Brunei.
3) There is a Muara Bus Express service from Serasa Jetty, Muara <---> Bandar Seri Bengawan at B$2.00/way.
4) If you want to reach Kota Kinabalu on the same day, you need to board the 9.30am ferry.