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North Borneo Railway

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Tour Code: BC-NBR
Availability: Wednesday & Saturday
Duration: 1 Day
Validity: Until 31st Dec 2018
Pick Up & Drop Off: Hotel/Airport in Kota Kinabalu City
Min Age: No Limit

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Rate in RM (Quoted per Pax) For All Market
No.Of Person Adult Child Transportation
11 & Above RM 440 RM 420 Private Transfer
5-10 RM 450 RM 430 Private Transfer
2-4 RM 460 RM 440 Private Transfer

1) The train only runs on every Wednesday and Saturday.

2) Child rate applies for children between 3 – 11 years old. 

3) Infant below 2 years old is Free of Charge.

4) For single traveler, kindly contact us at info@borneocalling.com for more information.


There is additional charges for hotel pick up outside the city:

** MYR 30 per person for pick up from Shangri-La Rasa Ria, Tuaran Beach Resort, Nexus Karambunai, etc.

Important Notes
Things To Bring

Return Land Transfer

  • Kota Kinabalu Hotel – Train Station – Kota Kinabalu Hotel

2 Meal

  • – One (1) Continental Breakfast
    – One (1) Tiffin-style Lunch

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Air Fare
Travel Insurance
Camera Fees (If any)
Others not stated above

The train only runs on every Wednesday and Saturday..

The train has comfortable seating and dining facilities and cooling by fans (windows is open all time).

The train has 5 carriage. Each carriage can accommodate 16 passengers, with a total train capacity of 80 passengers.

North Borneo Railway is built and operated to the highest of international standards and is fully compliant with modern safety standards.

The safe keeping of your personal belongings are at your own responsibility.

Not recommended to bring valuable items with you.

Should you have special dietary request, e.g. vegetarian, please keep us informed. We will try our best to meet your request.

Sun Block Lotion
Sun hat/Sun glasses
Wear a pair of comfortable walking shoe/sandal.

Day 1
North Borneo Railway

Pick up from your hotel lobby in Kota Kinabalu city.

Boarding at Tanjung Aru Station and a romantic steam train ride begins here. You will be are served with a continental breakfast as the locomotive pulls out of the Tanjung Aru station for its journey to Papar. In between, the train will stop at Kinarut and passengers will disembark to visit the Tien Nam Shi Temple and the traditional shops nearby. After Kinarut, the train will passes through Kawang, home to Kawang Forest Reserve. There are many interesting facets along the journey, such as mangrove jungles, fruit orchards and nurseries, a brick factory, paddy fields and the occasional sighting of water buffaloes. Enroute to Papar, the train will take passengers through the 450 metres Pengalat Tunnel, which was built in the early 1900 by the British.

Upon arrival to Papar town, the train will stop at here for 30 minutes, you are free to explore the Papar Town and “Tamu”, which is an open air market for the locals to trade their agriculture harvest. On the return journey, experience lunch in traditional tiffin containers featuring an exotic blend of continental and Malaysian delights. The tour end at Tanjung Aru Station and you will be transferred back to your hotel in Kota Kinabalu city.

Tour Details
Description About North Borneo Railway

The North Borneo Railway features a British Vulcan steam locomotive, designed and built by the Vulcan Foundry in Newton-le-Willows as part of the last order before the factory converted to diesel and electric locomotive construction. Take a ride on the North Borneo Railway and relive the nostalgic romance of British North Borneo. Experience the unique sights and sounds of the Sabah landscape on board a vintage steam engine train straight out of the 1900s, chugging along the tracks from Tanjung Aru to Papar.  Along the way, soak in the green vistas of sprawling paddy fields and traditional village homes on stilts.

Book now to enjoy the romance of an old steam train which offers you an unforgettable journey of rediscovery into the heart of Borneo in old days.