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Sri Indah Regional Bus Terminal
(Long-distance bus terminal)

at Bandar Sri Indah
An RM18 million project

AT 16Km Jalan Apas, Tawau -Airport Road

Terminal Bas Sri Indah (TBSI) Sri Indah Bus Terminal

Terminal Bas Sri Indah (TBSI)
Sri Indah Bus Terminal
Bandar Sri Indah
Tawau 18Km online centralised ticket sales online centralised ticket sales

Among the advantages of the bus terminal is an online centralized ticket sale with the cooperation of which will tackle black market ticket sales.

Sri Indah Regional Bus Terminal is the first in Sabah to use full online centralized ticket sales.

Through the online platform, the public can buy bus tickets for the Sri Indah bus terminal online as well as for other terminals.

Taxi at Sri Indah Regional Bus Terminal
Taxi at Sri Indah Regional Bus Terminal
Taxis are readily available at Sri Indah Regional Bus Terminal to take you to down town Tawau.

The alternative cheaper fare is take a Grab car which are plentiful available anytime.

Commuters can use the taxi services in the bus terminal provided by five taxi associations or they can use the BSI bus to Tawau town as well as the bus from Semporna-Balung-Tawau Airport to their respective destinations in the town centre.

Express Buses from Tawau to Kota Kinabalu to Tawau

Salam Bumimas Express SAB 6839 U
TransTedar Express ST 74 L
Optisjaya Express Tawau - Kota Kinabalu - Tawau
Tung Ma Express Tawau - Kota Kinabalu - Tawau
Sairah Express ST 9878 E








SIDA Express SS7335P


Sri Indah New Regional Bus Terminal

Sri Indah Regional Bus Terminal

Sri Indah Regional Bus Terminal
Mile 10, Jalan Apas, Tawau

2018-05-25 FRI 15:56


Sri Indah New Regional Bus Terminal

Tawau New Regional Bus Terminal
at Bandar Sri Indah Rm 18 million project...

The RM18 million Sri Indah New Regional Bus Terminal in Mile 10, Jalan Apas, for long distance express bus services (Tawau-Ranau-Kota Kinabalu) was in full operational on Tuesday 3rd April 2018.

The construction of the terminal started on January 4, 2016 and was completed on Dec. 4, 2017.
The operating hours would be from 6.30am-8.30pm and a display screen for bus departures and arrivals has been installed at the terminal.

The old long distance express bus operations in Sabindo ceased on 3rd April 2018.
Rental cars in Sabindo will remain at the same site pending the transfer to Sabindo Square bus terminal.

The 5.5-acre Sri Indah New Regional Bus Terminal can accommodate 25 to 50 express buses at a time and eight bus operators with 59 buses

The new terminal is equipped with beautiful and comfortable infrastructure like
-Cargo counters,
-Information and ticketing counters, -Cafeteria,
-Praying room,
-42 public parking lots,
-11 taxi parking lots,
-20 hawker kiosks

The Sri Indah bus terminal was a joint-venture project between the private sector and the government where the site was provided by Hap Seng Sdn Bhd while the funding was channelled by the Federal Government.

The management of the new bus terminal is handled by the Tawau Municipal Council.


Bus station in Tawau where Pan-Borneo Highway express bus stationed
Tawau Old 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.

Regional Bus Terminal (Long-distance Terminal)
at Bandar Sri Indah, 16Km Jalan Apas, Tawau -Airport Road
Express Ferry Terminal
next to Fish Market


TAXI Station


Short-distance terminal
at Sabindo Square
Local Bus Station
at Jalan Stephen Tan
Tawau Regional Bus Terminal The old Tawau Regional Bus Terminal
(Old Long-distance bus terminal)
at Jalan Chen Fook, Tawau Town Center

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

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

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.


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

Bus Terminals