Taxi Fares Around Kota Kinabalu

Taxi Fares quoted are one way from Kota Kinabalu to the destination. If you have to take a cab, you can also ask for their handphone number, so you can call them for a pick-up when you are done.

The Taxis or Cabs in Kota Kinabalu city are normally painted red and white. Although there are some that adopt different color schemes, such as Visit Malaysia. The ones I have seen are either Yellow or White. Note that Limo Taxis from the airport are different from city taxi, the limos are painted white and they only take fares from Kota Kinabalu International Airport (KKIA). You have pay the fare at the counter at the airport, collect your coupon and take your taxi. The fares are standardized, and most taxi drivers speak English.

KK City Taxi

KK City Taxi

Within Kota Kinabalu City Destinations
Kota Kinabalu International Airport, RM 20

Seafood Restaurants

Kampung Nelayan Restaurant, Luyang, RM 15
Luyang Seafood Restaurant, Luyang, RM 10
Gaya Sport Centre, Inanam, RM 18

Nexus Karambunai Resort, Sepanggar, RM 75
Shangri-La’s Rasa Ria Resort, Tuaran, RM 70
Shangri-La’s Tanjung Aru Resort, Tanjung Aru, RM 15
Sutera Harbour Resorts, KK, RM 10

Golf & Country Clubs
Sutera Harbour Golf & Country Club, KK, RM 10
Sabah Golf & Country Club, Luyang, RM 15
Nexus Karambunai Golf Club, Sepangar, RM 75
Borneo Golf Club, Bongawan, RM 100

Shopping Complexs & Shops
Karamunsing Shopping Complex, KK, RM 8
Wawasan Plaza, KK, RM 6
Likas Square, Likas, RM 10
Lintas Square, Luyang, RM 15

Places Of Interests
Kadazan Dusun Cultural Association (KDCA), Penampang, RM 20
Monsopiad Cultural Village, Penampang, RM 40
Sabah Museum, Penampang, RM 12
Railway Station, Putatan, RM 12
Mount Kinabalu National Park, RM 170
Poring Hot Springs, Ranau, RM 200
Rafflesia Forest Reserve, Tambunan, RM 170
Rafflesia Centre, Tambunan, RM 100
Likas Sports Complex, RM 10

Towns In Sabah
Penampang Town (Donggongon), RM 20
Papar Town, RM 50
Beaufort Town, RM 120
Sipitang Town, RM 180
Inanam Town, RM 18
Menggatal Town, RM 30
Tuaran Town, RM 60
Kota Belud Town, RM 100
Kota Marudu Town, RM 160
Kudat Town, RM 200
Keningau Town, RM 180
Tenom Town, RM 200

Medical Centres
Queen Elisabeth Hospital, Penampang, RM 12
Sabah Medical Centre, Luyang, RM 15

A word of advise, there are cheaper alternatives to the countryside, Mount Kinabalu National Park, Kudat, Keningau or Tenom. There are taxis that service these routes exclusively, and there are also buses and coaches. The above rates are only for KK city taxis that have to go out of the city. Also note that there is an additional surcharge of 50% for fares from 12am midnight to 6am.

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6 Responses to “Taxi Fares Around Kota Kinabalu”

  1. jipp Says:

    I think taxi fares in KK are ridiculously expensive. Any destination within the city centre would cost rm10. A little bit outside would be rm20. I had actually queried about it once to a cabbie, complaining how taxi rides in KK are far more expensive that it is in KL, and he said ‘taxis in KL can get a lot of passengers in one day while we might don’t get a single (passenger) in one whole day here’. To that I asked back, ‘how do you expect people to take a taxi if they can’t even afford to pay for the high fares that you charge them?’. I mean, seriously.
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  2. adrian Says:

    Dollar for dollar, or ringgit for ringgit, things tend to cost more in KK than in KL. Lack of economics of scale for one, and the import of most goods into Sabah makes for higher prices.

  3. Tala Jolie Says:

    So you don’t have taxi meters there in KK? Or are the charges you posted are only applicable if you’re coming from the KKIA? But buses aren’t that complicated, right?

  4. adrian Says:

    Hi Tala,

    The fares are from the city centre to those destinations. To my knowledge, there are no metered taxis in Sabah. Even in Kuala Lumpur, meters are hardly used. We just settle on a price before we get on the cab.

    As for airport taxis, the prices are fixed and you pay at the kiosk, they give you a ticket and you just get on a taxi.

  5. Nexus Resort Karambunai Sabah | Says:

    [...] Kinabalu International Airport (KKIA). Travel time from KKIA is about 40 minutes, and if you are traveling by taxi, it should cost RM70 to RM80 from the city. Getting out of the city can be a hassle at peak hour, [...]

  6. Elouise Says:

    hello. can i have a taxi number ? i need it today at midnight 5a.m. Please reply me as soon as possible you could. thank you (:

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