FROM KKIA TO KOTA KINABALU CITY
One of the problems that tourist always face when they arrived in any place that they come to visit is to find the transportation to the nearest town. Well, worry no more. This time, you can get a little bit of information about the transportation to Kota Kinabalu City if you are landing in KKIA 1.
Terminal 1 is Kota Kinabalu International Airport’s main terminal and is divided into 3 levels, and is now used by all airlines, including AirAsia(which was transferred from Terminal 2 since 1st December 2015)
Level 1 for arrivals, Level 2 for mainly airline offices and within-Sabah departures, and Level 3 for International and Sarawak / West Malaysia departures.
Taxis and the relatively new Airport Bus (which will cost you RM5 to town) is the choice of transport from Terminal 1 (both can be used for transfers between terminals as well)
The standard rate for the taxi fees from KKIA to the town is RM30(up to 4 people) But before that you need to buy a coupon from the kiosk that is located on Level 1, next to Arrival Hall 2.
If you want, you can go to the town with cheaper fees by using the mini bus and it will only cost you around RM1.50. But somehow, you have to walk around 500 metres to reach the main road. Just cut straight through the parking lot and follow the path to the main road. But please stay off the grass as it is soggy. Don’t cross the road, try to flag any bus as all of them heading to town. But if you come with a lot of luggage, it might be a problem but you up for doing this it won’t be a problem.
KOTA KINABALU CITY TO AIRPORT
Due to demand by tourists, now Kota Kinabalu city (KK) has regular shuttle sending passengers back and forth KKIA (Kota Kinabalu International Airport) every day.
You can get the ticket for the from the counter that is located in Padang Merdeka(or Merdeka Field in English). try to find a small hut with the sign “Bas Airport” which means Airport Bus.
The bus ticket costs RM5.00 (≈USD$1.50) for each Adult, RM3.00 (≈USD$0.90) for Child (below 12).
The shuttle service is available from 7:30am to 8:30pm daily. Below is the schedule of Airport Bus.
(Note: KK = Kota Kinabalu City, KKIA = Kota Kinabalu International Airport)
|KKIA → KK
||KK → KKIA
The journey from Kota Kinabalu to airport will take around 25 to 40 minutes depend with the traffic at that time. But if you are in the hurry, it is better if you take the taxi instead.