Last updated on April 4th, 2021 at 02:28 pm
We will write how to get from Brunei airport to city center by public bus and taxi. The distance from Brunei International airport to downtown is only 8 kilometers North West direction of city center. You can go by bus for only $2 BND less than $2 USD and by taxi will take 15 minutes.
Brunei Airport To City Center
Bus From Brunei Airport To City Center
There are Purple Buses Number 23, 24, 34, 36, 38 and 57 going from Brunei airport to city center. There are 6 different routes. The bus fare is $2 BND from Brunei airport to city center. You will have to pay cash to the driver. The total travel time by bus from Brunei airport to city center Bandar Seri Begawan Bus Station can be around 30 minutes.
The buses are running every 30 minutes from 6 am to midnight. You can get the bus in the end of the car park. Sometimes the buses aren’t following a strict schedule and you will have to wait longer or ask for a taxi or a ride with Dart App.
As my experience taking buses in Brunei sometimes when showing the address to the bus driver. They will drive me until my address even it’s not on the way because I was the only one in the bus (sometimes you are lucky as a tourist). They were really friendly bus drivers with me in Brunei.
Taxi From Brunei Airport To City Center
If you want to go from Brunei airport to city center by taxi will take around 15 minutes driving. Taxi fare is around $15-$20 BND which is $11-$15 USD. There is no fixed price and you will have to negotiate. It will hard because sometimes there are no taxis available in the airport and you will have to call them.
Dart App From Brunei Airport To City Center
You can download Dart App which is the alternative to Uber and Grab in Brunei since they aren’t available in the country. Dart App will be cheaper than the taxi drivers. You can get prices between $12-15 BND from the Brunei airport to city center.
Hitchhiking in Brunei
If there are no taxis or public transportation just go for hitchhiking in Brunei as I did in my trip. You will see is pretty hard to find buses and taxis but if you ask for a ride people will stop really easy. I was surprised how good hitchhiking was working in Brunei to move around plus the distance are very short. It’s always a great chance to meet local friends.
WHERE TO STAY IN BRUNEI
In terms of accommodation you can look for an accommodation for as low as $20-30 USD for a room or even less if you decide to sleep in a dorm. If you want to try mid-range accommodation you can find one ranging from $50-70 USD in Brunei. The daily rate of your accommodation will depend on how you want to. You can also try AirBnb if you are going for a more authentic feels in your stay at the country. Click here to get $30 USD off your first booking with AirBnB!
FOOD BUDGET TRAVEL IN BRUNEI
For budget travel in Brunei can cost around $15 USD per day. I would recommend my favorite breakfast in Brunei called Nasi Lemak that you can get for only $1-2 USD.
You can find Nasi goreng and Mee goreng for less than $5 USD fried rice and fried noodles. If you want to go for fine dining restaurants prices starts from $10-15 USD per person.
BEST TIME TO VISIT BRUNEI
The wet season lasts from November to March. The driest season from April to October. Perhaps dry season is the best for visiting Brunei. There would be many days that it could rain, and I had been in Brunei in different times of the year. So you decide when is the best time to visit Brunei.
CURRENCY AND EXCHANGE RATE IN BRUNEI
The currency of Brunei is called Brunei Dollar and this is the money you will use while you travel around the country. And the exchange rate is $1 USD= 1.25 BND. Also if you are bringing debit card, you will find many ATM’s all over Brunei.
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