October 18, 2010 by  
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Water Taxis
Water taxis are the most common means of getting to Kampong Ayer and can be hailed from numerous ‘docking ports’ along the banks of the Brunei River. Regular water taxis also run to Temburong district as well as the Malaysian towns of Limbang, Lawas, Sundar and Labuan.

Ferry Services
Car and passenger ferry services to the Malaysian island of Labuan depart from Serasa Terminal in Muara. The journey ordinarily takes one and a half hours.

Departure from Brunei To Time
Seri Anna Labuan 07.30am
Suria Labuan 08.30am
Mutiara Laut II Labuan 09.00am
Beng Seng Speedboat Sundar 10.15am
Utama Lawas Lawas 11.30am
Rajawali Labuan 01.00pm
Duta Muhibbah Labuan 01.00pm
Seri Labuan 3 Labuan 03.30pm
Duta Muhibbah 2 Labuan 04.40pm
Arrival to Brunei From Time
Beng Seng Speedboat Sundar 09.15am
Utama Lawas Lawas 09.30am
Rajawali Labuan 09.45am
Duta Muhibbah Labuan 09.45am
Seri Labuan 3 Labuan 01.30pm
Duta Muhibbah 3 Labuan 02.30pm
Suria Labuan 04.00pm
Mutiara Laut Labuan 05.00pm
Seri Anna Labuan 05.30pm


October 18, 2010 by  
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Royal Brunei Airlines flies to 20 major cities in Asia-Pacific, South Asia, the Middle East and Europe via London and Frankfurt. Brunei International Airport is connected to destinations worldwide with service by Singapore Airlines, Thai Airways, Philippines Airlines, Malaysia Airlines, and Dragonair on a code share basis.

Royal Brunei Airlines 673 224 2222, 224 0505
Philippines Airlines 673 224 4075, 224 4076, 223 6014
Malaysia Airlines 673 222 4141 / 2, 222 3074
Thai Airways 673 224 2991, 224 2992
Singapore Airlines 673 224 4901, 224 4902, 224 2903


October 18, 2010 by  
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Many of Brunei’s attractions lie within walking distance of each other in the heart of the capital city, Bandar Seri Begawan. A comprehensive public bus system serves the capital and other destinations.

Metered taxis are available at most hotels, shopping centres and the airport. In the capital, taxis are located at the Jalan Cator car park.

The 1st kilometre or less from 6am to 9pm B$3.00
The 1st kilometre or less from 9pm to 6am B$4.50
Additional 200 metres or less B$0.20
Every minute of waiting B$0.20

Place Fare from 6am to 11pm Fare from 11pm to 6am
D’Anggerek Service Apartment B$10.00 B$15.00
Orchid Garden Hotel B$10.00 B$15.00
International Convention Centre B$10.00 B$15.00
Tiong Hin Superstore B$12.00 B$18.00
Sungai Buloh Hostel B$19.00 B$29.00
Muara Town B$25.00 B$38.00
Serasa Ferry Terminal B$26.00 B$39.00
Serasa Beach B$28.00 B$42.00
Seri Lambak Complex B$13.00 B$20.00
Terrace Hotel B$15.00 B$23.00
Sheraton Utama Hotel B$15.00 B$23.00
Capital Hotel B$16.00 B$24.00
Jubilee Hotel B$16.00 B$24.00
Brunei Hotel B$16.00 B$24.00
Yayasan SHHB Complex B$16.00 B$24.00
Crowne Princess Hotel B$18.00 B$27.00
Complex Mohammad Yussof B$18.00 B$27.00
Abdul Razak Hotel Apartment B$18.00 B$27.00
Riverview Hotel B$12.00 B$18.00
Gadong Centrepoint B$13.00 B$20.00
Traders Inn B$14.00 B$21.00
SEAMEO VOCTECH International House B$15.00 B$23.00
Goodview Hotel B$25.00 B$38.00
Holiday Lodge B$25.00 B$38.00
Asma Hotel B$25.00 B$38.00
Nazira Guesthouse B$25.00 B$38.00
Jerudong Park Playground B$25.00 B$38.00
Kuala Lurah (Checkpoint to Limbang) B$30.00 B$45.00
The Empire Hotel and Country Club B$25.00 B$38.00
Tutong Town B$40.00 B$60.00
Seaview Hotel, Kuala Belait B$75.00 B$113.00
Sentosa Hotel, Kuala Belait B$75.00 B$113.00
Sungai Tujuh (Checkpoint to Miri) B$80.00 B$120.00

Car Rentals
Self-drive or chauffeur-driven cars are available for hire from major hotels and the airport.

1. Avis Rent-A-Car +673 242 6345 / 244 2284 / 244 6380 / 242 4921
2. Branch – Sheraton Utama Hotel +673 222 7100
3. Azizah Car Rental +673 222 9388 / 785 9888 / 881 8880
4. Booklink +673 244 6380
5. Budget-U-Drive +673 234 5573 / 4
6. Ellis and Sukma Car Rental +673 242 7238 / 242 3777 / 875 0285
7. Hani Car Rental +673 261 1666 / 883 7845
8. Hertz Rent-A-Car +673 245 2244
9. L&W Automobile Rental & Services Sdn Bhd +673 875 2783
10. Qawi Enterprise (Rent-A-Car) +673 265 5550 / 1 / 2
11. Sabli Development & Eng. Co. +673 239 1122 / 877 9421

There are six bus routes serving Bandar Seri Begawan, with buses running every 15 to 20 minutes. Fares start from B$1.00. Buses to other major towns such as Seria and Kuala Belait depart from the bus terminal located at the Jalan Cator car park in downtown Bandar.