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How to get from Brunei Airport to Bandar Seri Begawan

Bandar Seri Begawan is the capital of the tiny Asian nation of Brunei and is located 8 km from Brunei International Airport (BWN). Home to grand mosques like Omar Ali Saifuddien and the bustling Gadong Night Market, Bandar Seri Begawan is a small but fascinating city.

There are two options available to you when travelling from Brunei Airport to Bandar Seri Begawan: taxi or bus. Getting an airport taxi is the most convenient and timely option, as it typically takes around 15 minutes and costs around €23 (BND 34). Taking the bus is a cheaper alternative, and this 30-minute journey costs about €0.70 (BND 1).

Welcome Pickups offers meet and greet services and a friendly introduction to Brunei at the same price as a regular taxi. Click here to see the cost.

Comparison of the options

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OPTION PRICE DURATION AVAILABILITY
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Taxi €23 15min 24/7
Bus €1.40 30min 06:00–20:00

How to get from Brunei Airport to the city centre by taxi

Getting from Brunei Airport to the city centre by taxi is the fastest and most convenient option. Depending on your specific destination and the traffic conditions, you can expect to arrive in the city within 10-15 minutes.

Taxi fare from Brunei Airport to the City Centre

Taxis operating from Brunei Airport are usually fitted with meters, though it’s common practice for some drivers to offer fixed fares to take you to your destination. Depending on your drop-off point, traffic conditions, vehicle type, and number of passengers, a taxi from Brunei Airport to the city will set you back about €23 (BND 34).

If you’d prefer to lock in a fixed, low-cost fare and make the most of added perks like a super-fast booking process and flexible cancellation, pre-arrange an airport taxi with Welcome Pickups.

Cost

€23

Trip Duration

15 Min.

*The cost of a taxi varies unless you reserve a trip in advance.

Convenience
Safety
Value for Money

Taxis operate from Brunei Airport 24/7.

Where do I get a taxi from?

At Brunei Airport, taxis are available outside the passenger terminal and can also be booked from the taxi stand in the Arrivals Hall.

Convenience

Taxis are the most convenient way to travel from Brunei Airport to Bandar Seri Begawan. They operate round-the-clock and can take you right to your precise destination. For ultimate convenience and a guaranteed safe and clean vehicle, you can pre-book a ride with Welcome Pickups

Editor’s Note

If your driver offers you a fixed fare, be sure to agree on the final price before departing from Brunei Airport.

Useful Tips

Taxis must be paid for in cash, so you'll need to visit the currency exchange or withdraw Brunei Dollar (BND) from an ATM before setting off from Brunei Airport unless you booked online.
Tipping taxi drivers isn't commonplace, but a small tip is always appreciated.
The later your flight arrives, the longer you may need to wait for a taxi.

How to get from Brunei Airport to the City Centre by bus

Another option for travelling from Brunei Airport to the city is to take the local bus, known as the Franchise Bus. This journey usually takes around 30 minutes. Routes 23, 24, 34, 36, and 38 serve Brunei Airport and stop at various points throughout the city.

How much is the bus from Brunei Airport to the City Centre?

The bus from Brunei Airport to the city costs €0.70 (BND 1) for a one-way ticket. You must pay the driver as you board the bus.

Cost

€0.70

Trip Duration

30 Min.

Buses usually depart from Brunei Airport to the city centre every 30 minutes.

Convenience
Safety
Value for Money

Franchise buses operate from 06:00 until 20:00.

Where do I get the bus from?

Buses depart from the car park at Brunei Airport, which is located right outside in front of the Arrivals Hall.

Convenience

The Franchise bus is easy to navigate, and several routes serve the airport. However, you may need to wait for up to 30 minutes for a bus, and the service won’t be an option for anyone arriving outside the hours of 06:00 and 20:00.

Timetables

Editor’s Note

Most hotels and points of interest are included on one or more bus routes, making getting to your specific destination straightforward.

Useful Tips

At present, only cash payments are accepted.
Ensure you inform the driver of your destination before boarding so they can advise you on the best place to get off the bus.

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Frequently asked questions

How do I use a Brunei taxi service?

Brunei Airport is served by taxis operating from outside the Passenger Terminal, and you’ll also find a taxi stand in the Arrivals Hall. Your driver may use the meter or offer you a fixed fare, and you’ll need to pay in cash.

To secure a comfortable and quick ride to the city, book an airport taxi with Welcome Pickups. When you journey with us, you’ll enjoy a seamless travel experience with free waiting times, flight monitoring, and door-to-door service.

How much is a taxi in Brunei?

An airport taxi in Brunei will usually set you back around €23 (BND 34), depending on traffic conditions, the number of passengers, and your exact drop-off destination.

Are taxis safe in Brunei?

Taking a taxi from Brunei Airport to the city of Bandar Seri Begawan is very safe. Although unprofessional drivers and careless driving can occur anywhere, these are rare in Brunei.

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