Ferry Brunei To Labuan: Exact Details! [2023]

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Heading to Labuan and looking for exactly how to take the ferry Brunei to Labuan? You are in the right place!

Labuan is known as the Pearl of Borneo, as well as being Malaysia’s Federal Territory. This small island boasts pristine beaches, interesting shipwrecks and WWII attractions. It also provides an excellent stopover for travellers that are crossing between Brunei and Sabah.

But before you get to enjoy Labuan, you need to get there!

Below, I describe exactly how to get the Brunei Labuan ferry by sharing everything you need to know about exactly where to go for the ferry terminal Brunei to Labuan, where you arrive in Labuan, the Brunei to Labuan ferry schedule and the cost for a Brunei to Labuan ferry ticket as well as how to buy one.

I also detail the return Labuan Brunei ferry.

You can skip ahead and buy your ferry tickets here.

Let’s start!

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Map: Ferry Brunei To Labuan

The map below shows you how you can get a ferry from Brunei to Labuan.

Note that the distance between these two places is around 43 kilometres. The approximate Brunei to Labuan ferry time is 2 hours.

Ferry Brunei To Labuan map
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Brunei Labuan Ferry Information

The ferry from Brunei to Labuan leaves from the Serasa Ferry Terminal in Muara.  To reach the terminal from Bandar Seri Begawan, you can catch a taxi.  Travel time is approximately 30 minutes and will cost around 30 BND – 35 BND.

Before the pandemic, ferries ran much more regularly and you could buy tickets online. However, as of May 2023, this is no longer the case. Ferries are running just three times a week and you can only buy tickets at their ticket counter at the ferry terminals. However, they do put extra ferries on at some local holiday periods.

If you’re after a car ferry from Brunei to Labuan, you’re in luck. The MV Joy Star, which is currently the ferry used on this route, is a car ferry. It leaves from the Serasa Ferry Terminal once a day at 12:30pm. 

Brunei To Labuan Ferry Schedule

In terms of the Brunei to Labuan boat schedule, there are only ferries on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays. The ferry departs from the Serasa Ferry Terminal in Brunei around 12:30pm for Labuan. The journey takes around two hours.

Keep in mind that this Brunei to Labuan ferry timetable might change. So, you should double check the Brunei to Labuan schedule first before leaving for your trip. Facebook is the most reliable place to see what the latest schedule is.

Click here to see the latest schedules.

Brunei To Labuan Ticket Price

When it comes to the Brunei to Labuan ferry ticket price, the ferry Brunei to Labuan fare cost is BND$20 per adult and $10 for 3 – 12 year olds.

Cars start at BDN$75 and the driver is included in this price.

Click here to see the latest fares and to book your tickets. If this link is not working, try the Facebook page for more information.

Ferry Labuan To Brunei

If you want to take the ferry from Labuan to Brunei, all you need to do is take the transportation options we’ve mentioned above in reverse.

For the ferry schedule – Labuan to Brunei, there are only ferries on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays. The ferry leaves Labuan around 9:30am. This journey also takes around two hours. It costs RM60 for an adult.

If you’re after a car ferry from Labuan to Brunei, this ferry is also a car ferry. The cost to take a car starts at RM225 and includes the driver.

Click here to see the latest schedule.

Serasa Ferry Terminal

Serasa Ferry Terminal

If you’re in Brunei and you want to catch a ferry to Labuan, head to Serasa Ferry Terminal. Note that this is just outside the town of Muara.

To reach Muara, it takes approximately an hour if you’re travelling by bus from the city, which is the Bandar Seri Begawan, Brunei’s capital. Alternatively, you can also get a taxi from the city centre.

From the terminal to Bandar Seri Begawan you’re best to take a taxi. However, you may be able to get a bus from here into town also.  If there isn’t a bus available on arrival, you can walk 30 minutes to the town of Muara and catch a bus from there.

Serasa Ferry Terminal offers basic facilities for the convenience of its passengers. There’s a money changer inside the terminal. The port is also well-maintained and clean with fast customs clearance. Additionally, you can also find several taxis outside.

Labuan International Ferry Terminal

Labuan International Ferry Terminal is within the city centre.

Several public bus services go to the terminal. You can take the bus from Labuan Central Bus Station inside UTC Central Market. This travel time takes approximately five minutes.

Since Labuan is a duty-free zone, you can shop at the duty-free shops before departure. Other facilities include public washrooms and toilets, restaurants, ticketing counters, souvenir shops and free parking lots.

Final Words

In this guide, we’ve covered how you can take the ferry from Brunei to Labuan (and vice versa!)

Getting to and from these destinations doesn’t have to be challenging. Just follow the tips that we have mentioned in this article.

I recommend you check the ferry’s Facebook page for the most up-to-date information. Hopefully, the ferry starts running multiple times a day soon.

You can also click here to see if online booking your ferry ticket is available now. 

I hope you found this guide to the Brunei Labuan ferry useful. You can read our guide on all there is to in Labuan here, where to stay here and all our guides to Labuan here.

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By Sharon Gourlay

Sharon is an Australian who has fallen in love with Malaysia! She explores Malaysia multiple times a year, often with her kids, and has previously lived in Penang.