The city of Miri in Malaysia often is used as a stop-over city when traveling to other destinations in Southeast Asia. Whether you stay for a day or are just passing through, here are a few transportation tips and ideas.
Long Distance Bus
State of the art buses are available for transport both into the city and out. A bus from Brunei to Miri is one of the most popular routes. The buses provide comfortable chairs that recline nearly all the way down. Most buses feature a bathroom, although it is highly recommended to use the restroom at bus stops Some buses will not allow you to use the bathroom even if one is on board.
Airport in Miri
The airport in Miri, Malaysia is on the small side. This is because there are not many flights that come into the city. Two Malaysian Airlines subsidiaries’ flights come in daily Mulu. A few other flights come in from other areas around the country, but for the most part this is a smaller regional airport. The airport itself is on the newer side though and amenities are impressive for an airport of its size. It is clean and well maintained.
The Miri City Bus Company provides the city bus services. These buses are nowhere near as nice or comfortable as the long distance buses. Many of the busses are on the older side as well, so seeing one on the side of the road with engine trouble is not completely unheard of. In general the buses are able to take you to the set stops throughout the city, although the schedule isn’t very accurate.
Taxis here are a bit different from what you’ll find in other areas around Southeast Asia. Instead of looking for a meter taxi, just about everything comes with a fixed fair. This ranges from taking a ride to a hotel to the airport, the Eastwood Valley Golf & Country Club or the City Centre. All of the cabs are red and yellow sedans (most of which are rather old, like the city busses). You can negotiate a bit on more specific destinations and trips, but if it is a popular tourist destination, there is very little you can do about the price.
Editor’s note: The information contained on this page was compiled using real traveler reviews about transportation in Miri.