Travel from Bintulu to Kuching

By bus the journey from Bintulu to Kuching in Sarawak is scheduled to take just over 11 hours.

Bus Times from Bintulu to Kuching


There are currently 3 bus services a day from Bintulu to Kuching available to book online.

BintuluKuchingCostCompany
00:3011:4595 MYRFreesia Express
16:3003:4595 MYREVA Express
19:3006:4595 MYREVA Express

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Bintulu Bus Station


Bus services from Bintulu to Kuching depart from Bintulu Sentral Bus Terminal.

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Kuching Bus Station


Bus services from Bintulu to Kuching terminate at Kuching Sentral Bus Terminal.

Kuching Sentral Bus Terminal

About Travel to Kuching


Kuching is the largest city in Sarawak, East Malaysia. Estimates of Kuching’s population range from 400,00 to 600,000. The city’s residents consist of a wide range of ethnic groups including people from the Malay Peninsular, people descended from Chinese and Indian immigrants, ethnic Javanese and people from communities indigenuous to Borneo. These different ethnic groups are concentrated in different parts of Kuching City, which itself is split in two by Sarawak River.

History of Kuching

Kuching was established in 1827 by the Sultanate of Brunei, and transferred to the control of British adventurer Charles Brooke who became the first of a succession of three British rulers, all from the Brooke family, who were known as the ‘White Rajahs’. The White Rajahs were notable for encouraging immigration and for working to preserve local culture and traditions, and the modern city of Kuching reflects that.

Places to visit in Kuching City

Kuching is an exciting and diverse city, both in terms of its architecutre and its culture. The city has many interesting places to visit including exciting markets such as the Medan Niaga Satok, a 19th Century palace used by the Brooke Family, an old fort, a remodelled waterfront area with spectacular bridge, a museum established in the 19th Century, and a China Town district with historic Chinese style shop houses. The city is also known as a great place for food, with a wide variety of culinary traditions influencing the city’s distinctive dishes.

See Borneo's most famous residents in Kuching
See Borneo’s most famous residents in Kuching
Semenggoh Wildlife Centre

Located 20 km South of Kuching City, Semenggoh Wildlife Centre was established as a nature reserve in 1920, and from 1975 onward has been a rehabilitation centre for orangutans and honey bears. The apes and bears live in a what is described as ‘semi-wild’ environment. The reserve opens to visitors every day from 08:00 to 10:00 and 14:00 to 16:00, which coincides with feeding times, when the orangutans are coaxed out of the forest by the offer of food and can be observed by visitors.

Bako National Park

To reach Bako National Park you need travel about 40 km by road from Kuching to the village of Kampung Bako to take a boat trip to the entrance to the park. Bako National Park covers a relatively small area of 27.7 square kilometres on the coast at the mouth of the Kuching and Bako rivers. This small national park has a high concentration of proboscis monkeys, as well as other notable mammals such as otters, several species of squirrel, wild pigs, pangolin, civet and slow loris.

Kuching Wetlands National Park

30 km by road from Kuching, Kuching Wetlands National Park covers an area of 66.1 square kilometres much of which is saline mangrove forest bordering a network of waterways. This unique environment is home to three different types of tree dwelling monkeys, hornbills and the coastal area is inhabited by sea eagles and Irrawaddy dolphins.

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