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How to get to Kuala Penyu from Kota Kinabalu

Kuala Penyu – Kota Kinabalu : 135 km (2 hours)



There are a few ways to get to Kuala Penyu:


1)  By taxi (by far the most expensive, but one can be hired at any time)


2)  By minivan  (run by Kuala Penyu residents, they leave Kota Kinabalu at around 11am 

     each day). They park near the General Post Office.


3)  By bus coaches (scheduled timetable between 7 am - 2pm daily).  The buses head for

     Menumbok, but will drop off passengers at a main roundabout junction called Kayul  

     (see pics above) which is 8km away from Kuala Penyu town.  Their parking bays are at the

     city park, close to the High Court building.


4)  For guests staying at the Sawangan Beach Lodge (, the hosts will

     be able to arrange for a licensed taxivan driver for a pick-up at their accommodation in

     Kota Kinabalu, to be sent right to the Lodge.  There is only 1 trip per day, return to 

     Kuala Penyu is between 11am - 11.30 am).   The same taxivan can pick guests for the return

     trip to Kota Kinabalu.


5)  Car or motorbike from hire companies in Kota Kinabalu (unfortunately, there's none in

     Kuala Penyu).  Car hire is available from the airport.  We highly recommend hiring a car or

     motorbike, especially if you are staying for a few days.  There is no regular public

     transportation in Kuala Penyu so it would be so much easier to move around with your own