So you have your destination picked out, now you just need to know how to get there and how to get around once you do! If you’re trying to figure out how to get around Brunei, here are some tips from other visitors who have braved car, train, bus, taxi and plane!
In Brunei you’ll find there is a reasonable bus service to the outlying towns and oil centers on the coast, where oil-workers used busses to commute from living quarters to oil and gas terminals. English is widely understood, so getting to the right place is no problem. You will however have to ask around to find the right bus and location. The bus drives on the beach for much of the trip from south Brunei to the Sarawak border (to Miri), which is unusual and exciting. It does sometimes take anywhere from 20 to 60 minutes for busses to arrive, so you will need some patience.
Flying is the obvious way to reach Brunei, which has a small international airport in the capital Banda Seri Begawan, and its own national airline, Royal Brunei. Royal Brunei is one option from Dubai, a Boeing 777 which flies London Heathrow-Dubai-Brunei.
Some passports need no visa while others need to arrange a visa in advance so you’ll just need to check what applies to your passport. The airport is small and not too busy, so formalities are quick, luggage comes fast, and it’s basically a stress-free experience.
There are many money changers and an ATM at the airport as well as tons of ATM’s in town, and you’ll want to have some cash on hand for taxi rides. The 11km ride from the airport is around $25.00 depending on your destination, but taxis anywhere run pretty expensive.
Editor’s note: The information contained on this page was compiled using real traveler reviews about Getting Around Brunei – Car, Train, Bus & Taxi.