Sarawak can be reached by air and sea. In the
major cities (like Kuching) you can rent a car, but it 's not very common to
do so. However it's ideal way to discover Kuching and the surroundings of
If you want to go to Sibu, you can also choose
for the Express Boat. The "Express Bahagia" service departs daily
at 8.30 am. RM 40, 4 hrs. There is no longer a ticket office in central
Kuching. Tickets are sold at the wharf in Pending. It's advisable to get to
the jetty 30 minutes before departure.
CCL Bus Nos. 17 and 19 go to the express
boat jetty in Pending (60 sen). The air-con Regas Bus No. 1C also goes to
the jetty (90 sen).
Taxi fare is RM 10.
There is no main bus terminal in Kuching. Departure points depend on
destination and company used. Sarawak Transport Company (STC) (Tel: 242967/
242579) serve the Kuching area and south-west Sarawak. Their green and
yellow buses depart from Leboh Jawa.
Chin Lian Long's blue and white buses serve the city and its suburbs. Major
bus stops at Jln Mosque, the Post Office and Gambier Street. Petra Jaya
Transport (Tel: 429418) serve Bako, Damai and Santubong. Their buses (yellow
with black and red stripes) depart from the open air market near Electra
House. Matang Transport Company's yellow and orange buses depart from
outside the Saujana Car Park and go to Matang and Kubah. Regas Transport's
beige buses serve the city and its suburbs.
Long distance buses depart from the Regional
Express Bus Terminal on Penrissen Road. The most convenient place to buy
tickets is at the Biaramas Express booking office (Tel: 429418) on Jln Khoo
Hun Yeang (near Electra House). Biaramas also have a 24 hour office at the
terminal (Tel: 452139). Other long distance bus companies include Borneo
Highway Express (Tel: 619689, tickets also available at Borneo Interland, 63
Main Bazaar, Tel: 413595) and PB Ekpres (Tel: 461277/456261). PB Ekpres also
have a ticket counter at the Saujana Carpark (Tel: 244349). Buses to Sibu,
Bintulu and Miri often involve a change of bus in Sarikei. Check the
classified section of the local press for the latest timetables.
Alway check and double check the departures
times and bus numbers!