Train Schedule


    The North Borneo Railway runs two weekly return departures (Wednesday, Saturday) from Kota Kinabalu to Papar, year round. Lasting approximately 4 hours, passengers experience the lush landscape of the coastal and rural regions of Sabah. A typical 'tiffin' colonial lunch will be served on the return trip.

     Download Tiffin Set Lunch Menu


    Boarding at Tanjung Aru Station - Breakfast is provided


    Depart from Tanjung Aru Station for Papar


    Stop at Kinarut Town - visit Tien Shi Temple or traditional shops


    Depart from Kinarut Station


    Arrive in Papar Town - visit local wet market and shops


    Re-board train for return journey


    Depart from Papar Station for Tanjung Aru


    'Tiffin' Lunch onboard


    Arrive at Tanjung Aru Station

    Pricing Information


    The steam train runs every Wednesday and Saturday and is priced at:

    • RM358.50 nett per adult /per child (Age above 4 years old )

    • Complimentary for children below 3 years old


    Effective 1st September 2018, all our prices will be subject to 6% service tax.

    The new pricings are revised in compliance with the

    Service Tax Act 2018 of Malaysia.



    The fare is inclusive of Continental breakfast and Tiffin-style lunch. For guests of Sutera Harbour Resort, the fare is also inclusive of complimentary return transfer from the Resort to Tanjung Aru Station.


    Cancellation Policies:

    Guest shall notify in writing of any cancellation prior to the ‘minimum notice’ period indicated below. In the event of notification after such period, a late cancellation charge will apply.

    Minimum Notice Late Cancellation Charges
     Thirty Working Days prior to departure  10% of guaranteed seat booking
     Less than Seven Working Days prior to departure  50% of guaranteed seat booking
     Less than Twenty-four hours prior to departure  100% of guaranteed seat booking
    • No show charge – In the event of non-arrival on the scheduled departure, there shall be no refund.
    • Refund Policy  – Refunds shall be granted solely for trains that are non-departing from Tanjung Aru Station( as advised by the Sabah Railway State ).

    Trust the above is in order, please do not hesitate to contact us should your require further assistance or information.



    Arrival and Departure times are subject to change without notice. Please be advised that passengers travelling on the North Borneo Railway may encounter delays due to speed restrictions and other operating conditions.



    For Enquiries:

    North Borneo Railway

    The Magellan Sutera Resort

    Level 2, 1 Sutera Harbour Boulevard,

    Sutera Harbour, 88100 Kota Kinabalu,

    Sabah, Malaysia

    Tel : +60 88 308 500  Fax : +60 88 311 136

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