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Getting Around in Brunei
 
 
 

By Air

There are no internal air services.

By Sea/ River

There are water taxi services to Kampong Ayer, with stations at Jalan Kianggeh and Jalan McArthur. Water taxis are the most common form of transport in Kampong Ayer, Brunei’s renowned water village. Fares are negotiable. Regular water taxi and boat services also ply between Bandar Seri Begawan and Bangar (in Temburong) between 7:45am and 4pm, and also service Limbang (in Sarawak), Labuan and some towns in the Malaysian state of Sabah.

Car and passenger ferry services to the Malaysian towns of Labuan and Miri depart from Serasa Terminal and Sungai Tujoh in Kuala Belait respectively. The journey takes between 45 minutes to an hour. During public holidays, the journey to Miri may take more than two hours.

By Road

The best-developed road network is in the Brunei-Muara district, including a coastal highway which runs from Muara to Jerudong and then on to Tutong. Traffic drives on the left.

Bus/ Coach

Services operate to Seria (91km; 57 miles) from Bandar Seri Begawan, Kuala Belait (16km; 10 miles) from Seria, Tutong (48km; 30 miles) from Bandar Seri Begawan and Muara (27km; 17 miles) from Bandar Seri Begawan. There is a bus station located at the multi-story car park on Jalan Cator in the town centre.

Car Rental

Self-drive or chauffeur-driven cars are available at the airport and major hotels. It is important to specify whether an air-conditioned car is required.

Documentation: An International Driving Permit is required to rent a car. A temporary licence to drive in Brunei is available on presentation of a valid driving licence from the visitor’s country of origin.

Urban Transportation

Taxis are available in Bandar Seri Begawan, in the multi-story car park at Jalan Cator. There are also airport taxis and taxis in most hotels and shopping centres. Fares are usually metered but if not, they should be agreed before the journey. There is a 50% surcharge after 11pm for airport taxi services. Tipping is not necessary.

The city bus system is well maintained and inexpensive. There are six bus routes in Bandar Seri Begawan, the Eastern Line, Southern Line, Western Line, Central Line, Circle Line and Northern Line. This public transport operates from 6:30am to 6pm, with Central Line buses running every 15 minutes and the Circle Line every 20 minutes.

 

 
 

 



 


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