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Getting around

Getting to Kota Kinabalu

Welcome to 10th SOGCE! Come to Kota Kinabalu by air. Kota Kinabalu International Airport (KKIA) is the second busiest airport in Malaysia with 98% of visitor arrivals into Sabah is by air. As the capital of Sabah, Kota Kinabalu (KK) is the main entry point to Sabah, and several budget airlines have selected KK as one of their destinations. Most of the major towns in Sabah (Sandakan, Lahad Datu, Tawau) have airports for domestic flights.


The international airport is in Putatan, 8km south of central KK and takes around 25 to 40 minutes to reach by taxi, depending on where you stay. 

Taxi services are available at Sabah airports and taxi stand around each city / town center. To identify a taxi, keep a lookout for the word “Teksi”, “Teksi Bermeter” or “Kereta Sewa”.

Local e-hailing services are also available. You will need to download the related apps to access these services


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