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.
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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.
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. This is slowly improving and finally, as of July 2023, there are daily ferries again. You can also buy your tickets for Labuan to Brunei online (but unfortunately not for the return journey). For car ferries or travelling from Brunei to Labuan, you can still only buy tickets at their ticket counter at the ferry terminals.
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 car 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.
There are also passenger ferries twice a day. These are reported to leave around 1pm and 4:30pm. Unfortunately, there is no way to buy these online at present unlike the Labuan to Brunei tickets (find link below).
If these become available online again, please let us know here so we can update this article for everyone.
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 that is, thankfully, a little easier.
For the ferry schedule – Labuan to Brunei, there are now ferries daily. The ferry schedule does vary daily, but there is usually one leaving Labuan around 9:30am and 3pm. There’s also one at 12pm on same days. This journey also takes around two hours. It costs RM63 for an adult after fees.
You’ll need to pay an extra RM2 on top of this to print the ticket. Boarding is 30 minutes before your departure time. Tickets are often only available a week in advance.
If you’re after a car ferry from Labuan to Brunei, there usually is a car ferry about 12:30pm on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays only. The cost to take a car starts at RM225 and includes the driver.
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.
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 car ferry’s Facebook page for the most up-to-date information. Hopefully, the ferry starts running multiple times a day soon.
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. Travelling on to Miri in Sarawak? Read our guide here and find all Brunei guides here.
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