the capital of Sarawak, is
linked by airways to other major cities in Malaysia, as well as Singapore,
Bangkok, Hong Kong and Brunei by air. Kuching airport is an International
airport. Other domestic airports in Sarawak are at Miri, Sibu and Bintulu.
Daily flights are available on
Malaysia airlines and
Air Asia from
Kuala Lumpur International Airport (KLIA) to Kuching.
You can also fly to Kuching direct from
Penang International Airport
daily or Kota Kinabalu (Sabah) or Brunei Darussalam.
Air Asia also
flies directly from Singapore to Kuching and Miri. Daily flights
to Kuching from Singapore are available on Malaysia Airlines,
Air Asia, Singapore Airlines and silk air and
Asian airlines. (Details
from Singapore here)
To fly between cities in East Malaysia
(between Sabah and Sarawak) and within Sarawak, by
also has a number of rural airstrips serving the rural settlements that are
not linked by roads. Regular scheduled air services on small
planes and helicopter services also links various towns and more
inaccessible areas in the Sarawak interior.
Airlines flying to and from Sarawak:
and Malaysia Airlines,
Airlines, MASWings, Silkair
Malindo Air -also
operates from East Malaysia destinations to West
Location of Airports in Sarawak:
Domestic: Sibu, Bintulu, Miri, Mulu (also at Labuan)
The Trans-Borneo Highway runs from Kuching to all major cities in
Sarawak and into the state of Sabah through Brunei Darussalam.
The journey by bus between towns are usually long and tiring
because Sarawak is big. There are fewer roads here but roads takes you pass major towns such as
Kuching, Sibu, Miri, Sarikei and
It take about 5 hours by car from Kuching to Sibu and another 5
hrs to Miri.
Major towns in Sarawak have public transport services including
buses, taxis and limousine services. Intercity bus services are
available for travel from town to town within the state and to
Indonesia (Pontianak) and Brunei. Where roads don't go, you can travel by boat or by
Main bus companies that travel the Borneo highways are:
1) Biaramas serving
Kuching, Sarikei, Sibu, Bintulu, Miri, Kuala Belait, Bandar Seri
2) VFT transport
serving Kuching, Serian, Sri Aman, Sarikei, Sibu, Bintulu,
Simpang Batu, Niah, Miri, Dalat, Mukah, Pontianak
By river - water
are an important means of transportation for the people and goods.
Sarawak has a total of 55 navigable rivers. The Rejang, the
longest river in Sarawak and in Malaysia, has between 300-500
boats plying the river daily. Some 50% of the traffic is passenger
transport and the rest for transportation of goods including logs. Detail on travelling to Malaysia:
Malaysia transport pages