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Express Ferry Terminal
near to Fish Market
TAXI Station Long-distance Terminal
at Jalan Chen Fook
Short-distance terminal
at Sabindo Square
Local Bus Station
at Jalan Stephen Tan

Bus station in Tawau where Pan-Borneo Highway express bus stationed
Tawau Regional Bus Terminal
Bus station in Tawau where Pan-Borneo Highway express bus stationed

Tawau Regional Library
Open-Air Seafood Stalls

Express buses from Tawau to Kota Kinabalu:

There are 14 daily express buses leaving Tawau Town to Kota Kinabalu City. Provided by 6 different bus companies.

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
Tawau to Simpang Ranau Rm 30.39

Tawau - Ranau - Inanam Terminal (KK North) 7:00am Tung Ma Express  
Tawau - Ranau - Inanam Terminal (KK North) 7:00am Sairah Express Rm 50.00
Tawau - Ranau - Inanam Terminal (KK North) 7:00am Salam Bumimas Express Rm 50.00
Tawau - Ranau - Inanam Terminal (KK North) 7:30am Sairah Express  
Tawau - Ranau - Inanam Terminal (KK North) 7:30am Optisjaya Express Rm 50.00
Tawau - Keningau - Kota Kinabalu 9:30am Salam Bumimas Express  
Tawau - Ranau - Inanam Terminal (KK North) 2:00pm Sairah Express  
Tawau - Keningau - Kota Kinabalu 2:00pm Salam Bumimas Express  
Tawau - Ranau - Inanam Terminal (KK North) 5:45pm Ali-Topan Gerak Borneo Express  
Tawau - Ranau - Inanam Terminal (KK North) 7:45pm Salam Bumimas Express Rm 50.00
Tawau - Ranau - Inanam Terminal (KK North) 8:00pm Tung Ma Express  
Tawau - Ranau - Inanam Terminal (KK North) 8:00pm Sairah Express Rm 50.00
Tawau - Ranau - Inanam Terminal (KK North) 8:00pm Optisjaya Express Rm 50.00
Tawau - Ranau - Inanam Terminal (KK North) 8:00pm Sairah Express  
Tawau - Sipitang 5:00pm Sairah Express  

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Tawau Regional Bus Terminal

Tawau Regional Bus Terminal
(Long-distance bus terminal)
at Jalan Chen Fook

Time taken by bus from Tawau to destination points along the route to Kota Kinabalu via Ranau :
From Tawau to Balung Junction 30 minutes
From Tawau to Lahad Datu Sri Perdana Station 2 and a half hours
From Tawau to Kota Kinabatangan Station 4 hours
From Tawau to Ranau Town 8 hours
From Tawau to Kundasang 8 hours +
From Tawau to Kinabalu Park 8 and a half hour
From Tawau to Inanam Terminal (KK North) 10 hours

Tung Ma Express
Tung Ma Express

Address: No. 9-2, Blok G,, Inanam Business Centre, Jalan Tuaran, 88450, Kota Kinabalu, Sabah, Malaysia
Phone:+60 19-882 7334
Tel: 089-748455
7:00AM and 8:00PM
Optisjaya Express

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


Gerak Borneo Express


Departure : 5:45PM

KK : Mr. Alimuddin 013-8862348
Tawau : Mr. Azis 019-8634797
Tawau Ticket Counter : 089-767858


Sairah Express
Sairah Express
Tawau, Sabah Malaysia
Tel: 089-75757 / 0138854270

7:30am, 2:00pm, 8:00pm

Tawau- Sipitang
Salam Bumimas Express

Salam Bumimas Express

Bintang Jaya Express Sdn Bhd (660138-X), Under the same management group, there are also three other sister companies;
- Mega Coach Sdn Bhd,
- City Public Link Bus Service Sdn Bhd
- Salam Bumimas Sdn Bhd.

TransTedar express
TransTedar express

KK to Lahad Datu to Tawau

Kota Kinabalu: 013-8603030

Tawau: 013-8728689

Transtedar Express Sdn. Bhd.
Address: Lot 3, Block E, Segama Shopping Centre, P O Box 14368, Kota Kinabalu, Sabah, 88000

More bus companies from Tawau


To Tawau from Sarawak and Brunei

For those from Sarawak and Brunei travelling  by bus along the Pan-Borneo Highway to Tawau Town, this is the final bus terminal you will end your long journey with a transit in Kota Kinabalu Regional Terminal.

The buses from Sarawak and Brunei run directly only up to Kota Kinabalu City. From here take another direct express bus to Tawau Town.

Between Sarawak and Sabah via Brunei be prepared for 8 border crossing and passport checks

Welcome to Tawau.

More about Pan-Borneo Highway

The Pan-Borneo Highway is a stretch of highway in Malaysia that is little bus-traversed. Most travel guides have completely passed over this highway.

Tawau has inter-district buses serving the regions surrounding the town.

Taking a bus from Tawau to Kota Kinabalu will take 8 hours. The starting point of the bus is from Regional Terminal Bas Tawau, while the drop-off point is at Jalan Tugu, Kota Kinabalu.

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

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 travellers 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)-

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.


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


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