A capital city of Sabah, Kota Kinabalu (KK) is a treasure trove of many adventures and wonders. Travellers travelling in the city can choose various explorations from lush rainforests, crystal clear waters and stunning mountain peaks to the contemporary landscape of the city’s architecture as well as heritage. The city also serves as a gateway for visitors making their way to visit the amazing Tunku Abdul Rahman Marine Park, white water rafting at Padas river and the glorious Mount Kinabalu.
On Dec 2015, Kota Kinabalu’s main airport Kota Kinabalu International Airport (KKIA) shut down all of its operations within Terminal 2 and flight operations are currently servicing within KKIA Terminal 1. Getting to the heart of Kota Kinabalu from its airport (KKIA) has always been a bane for many travellers with almost no option but to take the taxi.
Due to an increasing demand by tourists, Kota Kinabalu now offers regular shuttle services transporting passengers back and forth Kota Kinabalu International Airport every day. The LTT KKIA Airport Bus Company provides frequent bus schedules on board its comfortable coach and bus tickets can now be booked online on Easybook.
The shuttle bus is available from 7:30 am to 8:30 pm daily. It takes about 25 to 40 minutes to reach the airport (duration may vary during rush hours) within a distance of 7 to 10 kilometres away from KK city centre. The bus route goes from KK City (Padang Merdeka) to KKIA and back to KK City (Padang Merdeka). On its way to the airport, the bus will pick-up passengers at the bus stops behind Horizon Hotel and Asia City Complex. Passengers are advised to wait nearby these stops.
The LTT KKIA Airport Bus also picks up passengers at the airports. On its way back to KK, the shuttle bus drops passengers near Horizon Hotel, Deleeton Hotel as well as Hotel Dreamtel. To get to Sutera Harbour, passengers will have to inform the bus driver in advance.
For backpackers lodging within Gaya Street, the place is within walking distance from the Airport Bus station. The route of shuttle services by LTT KKIA Airport Bus ends at Padang Merdeka (Merdeka Field) in Kota Kinabalu City Center. Within the terminal in Padang Merdeka, long-distance buses, mini-vans and taxis are readily available for tourists to connect to major cities and towns within several regions around Sabah.
The bus ticket costs RM5.00 for adults and RM3.00 for children below 12.
With exceptional timing for both bus departures and arrivals, LTT KKIA ensures efficient travel as well as offering comfort for a pleasant ride towards the city centre of Kota Kinabalu. Passengers will not have to worry about pre-arranging transports as they can show up at the airport and the shuttle bus will be waiting.
LTT KKIA Airport Bus Company offers convenience services by making it extremely easy to connect between Kota Kinabalu’s city centre and Kota Kinabalu International Airport. The company also offers cheap bus ticket prices to ensure that many passengers can save their budget when utilising public transportations. LTT KKIA Airport Bus Company operates its shuttle bus services via several 20-seater airport buses. Each bus comes with a luggage compartment along with comfortable seats and air-conditioning systems.