North Borneo Railway

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  • Duration: 1 day
    • Price from: MYR 395 ,
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The North Borneo Railway is Sabah and Borneo’s oldest running steam locomotive that seeks to capture the nostalgia of a bygone era.

Your North Borneo Railway journey meanders through villages and coastal towns, paddy fields, rain forests and plantations of rubber and coffee. The North Borneo Railway offers passengers a glimpse into the bygone era of the British North Borneo, transporting passengers along what used to be the lifeline of Sabah.

Bringing you back to the days of the North Borneo Chartered Company and the British Colonial Office, the North Borneo Railway has been refurbished to accurately capture the romance of steam train travelers.  Both its exterior and interior reflect what would have been typical of stepping onto a train in the 1900s.

North Borneo Railway operates on Wednesdays and Saturdays only. Seats are very limited and we recommend early booking.

Included: Return Train Kota Kinabalu to Papar

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Day 1
North Borneo Railway Itinerary

The North Borneo Railway operates return departures on Wednesdays and Saturdays from Kota Kinabalu to Papar.

This four-hour train ride will let you experience the varied and interesting landscapes of the coastal and rural regions of Sabah.

At 9.30am, you will board the train at the Tanjung Aru Station and enjoy a scrumptious breakfast of freshly made buns and Tenom coffee/tea that are included in the package.

As the locomotive chugs down the tracks, it will pass through Kinarut town where you will get a chance to disembark and visit the Tien Shi Temple and a few traditional shops in the area.

The journey then continues to Papar where you can visit the local wet market and shops. At circa 12.20pm, the train turns back for the return journey.

A traditional tiffin lunch will be served on your way back to Kota Kinabalu. Estimated time of arrival is at 1.40pm.


Breakfast • Lunch

Price information


MYR 395 / person (min 2 people)

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Prices valid until 31 Dec 2017
Tours Designed for Independent Travellers
We have especially tailor-made our tours to suit the independent travelers who are not inclined to follow big groups – you are free to select the starting date of your tour based on your preference. We are also able to customize your tour packages and accommodate your special requests accordingly.
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