Cheap flights from Sibu to Kuching

Flight information Sibu to Kuching

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Average flight time, total distance 192 kilometres

0h 40min

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Flying From Sibu to Kuching


There are at least 7 direct flights per day operating from Sibu to Kuching.  Flag carrier Malaysia Airlines operates the majority of these daily flights. The earliest daily flight departs Sibu at 8:25 in the morning. Malaysia Airlines also has a late evening flight at 9:35 pm. Flying time between the two cities is approximately 40 minutes.


Budget Airlines that fly from Sibu to Kuching


Currently, Air Asia is the only budget airline serving the route from Sibu to Kuching. AirAsia has at least two daily flights to Kuching.


Departure from Sibu Airport (SBW)


Sibu Airport is located 23 km east south-east of downtown Sibu. The best option for transport to the airport is by taxi. The fare is approximately RM 35 (US$ 7.82) depending on your specific destination. There is a local bus that operates daily to a stop, several hundred meters from the terminal building. The bus costs RM 3 (US$ 0.67) as standard fare. Travel time by bus is around 30 minutes while a taxi ride would take around 15 minutes.


Things to do in Sibu Airport (SBW)


Before heading out to town, you can grab a quick bite at any of Sibu Airport’s restaurant outlets which range from snack bars, coffee shops and a food court. There are also a variety of shops selling sweets, local delicacies, cosmetics, fashion and souvenirs.


Arrival at Kuching Airport (KCH)


The fastest way from Kuching Airport to your destination is by taxi. The taxi fare to downtown Kuching is around RM 26 (US$ 5.81). Travel time to the city takes approximately 20 minutes, depending on the traffic. There is an Airport Bus service, but this is not recommended if you are travelling with luggage. Bus fare starts at RM 8 (US$ 1.79). Counters for rental cars with drivers are also available at the airport arrivals hall.


Things to do in Kuching Airport (KCH)


Upon arrival at Kuching, passengers can choose to spend some time visiting the souvenir and gift shops or grab a quick bite from the food outlets at the arrival hall. There are also travel counters that can help you arrange city and adventure tours.


Time Difference between Sibu and Kuching


There is no time difference between Sibu and Kuching.


Weather in Kuching


Both Kuching and Sibu have a tropical rainforest climate with little variations in temperature. Average temperatures are between 20°C / 68.0°F and 30°C / 86.0°F which make it a year-round travel destination. There is no distinct variation between the wet and dry season and the city is generally humid throughout the year. Do take note that there are more chances of rainfall in the early and later months of the year.


Exchange rate between Sibu and Kuching


Both Kuching and Sibu use the currency of Malaysia which is the Malaysian ringgit.


Average cost of a meal in Sibu and Kuching


The average cost of meals in Sibu and Kuching are quite similar. Lunch in an inexpensive restaurant in Kuching would cost RM 8 (US$ 1.79), the same as it would cost for a similar meal in Sibu. The prices may vary depending on the location and type of food.


Average cost of hotel/night in Sibu and Kuching


Accommodations are more expensive in Kuching than in Sibu. A mid-range hotel room here would cost about RM 225 (US$ 50.40) per night compared to RM 190 (US$ 42.42) in Sibu.


Kuching is definitely a must-visit in the beautiful Sarawak region. Its natural scenery and 19th-century heritage landmarks make for an unforgettable holiday. Check out the great deals on airfares to Kuching now. Sign up for Skyscanner Price Alerts to get the best deals on airfares!


This information is correct as of December 2016.

Prices shown on this page are estimated lowest prices only. Found in the last 45 days.