Pulau Sipadan

Directions to Sipadan Island

Navigational info :

  • Coordinates : 4°6’47″N 118°37’49″E
  • Address : Pulau Semporna, Semporna District, Tawau Division, Sabah States, Malaysia
  • Nearest airport : Semporna Airport
  • Nearest passenger port : Semporna Jetty
  • Nearest railway station : –
  • Nearest bus terminal : Semporna Bus Station
  • Nearest highway exit : –
  • Website : –

Pulau Sipadan is an island, which is a natural tourism object located in Semporna. The actual location is at Pulau Sipadan, Semporna District, Tawau Division, Sabah State, Malaysia.

Pulau Sipadan is located on the southern side from Semporna and the mainland of Borneo Island. Pulau Sipadan distance to mainland Borneo is approximately 27 kilometers, or about 1 hour journey using fast boat from Semporna.

Pulau Sipadan is a small uninhabited island with ellipse shaped. The island are lies generally on the northeastern offshore of Borneo island, situated on the Celebes Sea which are separating Borneo Island with Celebes Island and Philippines Archipelago.

Several activities can be doing in Pulau Sipadan :

  • Diving
  • Fishing
  • Sailing
  • Snorkeling
  • Swimming

Caution : every visitor willing to visit Pulau Sipadan need to get the permit first, issued from Sabah Park. The permit are limited to 120 visitors per day (2017), this number were allocated to several resort near Pulau Sipadan.

Note : Sipadan is uninhabited island, and visitor can only visit or drop off on the island only in the daylight. Because of this prepare the following :

  • Food and Drinks
  • Medicine
  • Personal Belonging

For those who want to visit Pulau Sipadan using public transportation, here are the tips :

Semporna

  1. From Semporna Jetty take the Speed Boat directing to Pulau Sipadan, disembark at Pulau Sipadan

Johor Bahru

  1. From Senai International Airport embark the Johor Bahru-Tawau flight (AirAsia), alight at Kota Kinabalu International Airport
  2. From Tawau International Airport parking lot (near KFC) take the mini van (shared) directing to Semporna, disembark near Semporna Jetty
  3. From Semporna Jetty take the Speed Boat directing to Pulau Sipadan, disembark at Pulau Sipadan

Kota Kinabalu – Kota Kinabalu International Airport

  1. From Kota Kinabalu International Airport embark the Kota Kinabalu-Tawau flight (AirAsia / Malaysia Airlines / MAS Wings), alight at Kota Kinabalu International Airport
  2. From Tawau International Airport parking lot (near KFC) take the mini van (shared) directing to Semporna, disembark near Semporna Jetty
  3. From Semporna Jetty take the Speed Boat directing to Pulau Sipadan, disembark at Pulau Sipadan

Kota Kinabalu – Terminal Utara Inanam

  1. From Terminal Utara Inanam take the Kota Kinabalu-Semporna bus, disembark near Semporna Bus Station
  2. Walk to Semporna Jetty, from Semporna Jetty take the Speed Boat directing to Pulau Sipadan, disembark at Pulau Sipadan

Kuala Lumpur

  1. From KLIA embark the Kota Kinabalu-Tawau flight (AirAsia / Malaysia Airlines / MAS Wings), alight at Kota Kinabalu International Airport
  2. From Tawau International Airport parking lot (near KFC) take the mini van (shared) directing to Semporna, disembark near Semporna Jetty
  3. From Semporna Jetty take the Speed Boat directing to Pulau Sipadan, disembark at Pulau Sipadan

Sandakan – Sandakan Airport

  1. From Sandakan Airport embark the Sandakan-Tawau flight (MAS Wings), alight at Tawau International Airport
  2. From Tawau International Airport parking lot (near KFC) take the mini van (shared) directing to Semporna, disembark near Semporna Jetty
  3. From Semporna Jetty take the Speed Boat directing to Pulau Sipadan, disembark at Pulau Sipadan

Sandakan – Sandakan Bus Station

  1. From Sandakan Bus Station take the Sandakan-Semporna bus, disembark near Semporna Bus Station
  2. Walk to Semporna Jetty, from Semporna Jetty take the Speed Boat directing to Pulau Sipadan, disembark at Pulau Sipadan

Tawau – Tawau Bus Station

  1. From Tawau Bus Station (Sabindo) take the Tawau-Semporna bus, disembark near Semporna Bus Station
  2. Walk to Semporna Jetty, from Semporna Jetty take the Speed Boat directing to Pulau Sipadan, disembark at Pulau Sipadan

Tawau – Tawau Ferry Terminal

  1. From Tawau Ferry Terminal walk to Tawau Bus Station (Sabindo)
  2. From Tawau Bus Station (Sabindo) take the Tawau-Semporna bus, disembark near Semporna Bus Station
  3. Walk to Semporna Jetty, from Semporna Jetty take the Speed Boat directing to Pulau Sipadan, disembark at Pulau Sipadan

Tawau – Tawau International Airport

  1. From Tawau International Airport parking lot (near KFC) take the mini van (shared) directing to Semporna, disembark near Semporna Jetty
  2. From Semporna Jetty take the Speed Boat directing to Pulau Sipadan, disembark at Pulau Sipadan

Labuan – Labuan Airport

  1. From Labuan Airport embark the Labuan-Kota Kinabalu flight (AirAsia / MAS Wings), alight at Kota Kinabalu International Airport
  2. From Tawau International Airport parking lot (near KFC) take the mini van (shared) directing to Semporna, disembark near Semporna Jetty
  3. From Semporna Jetty take the Speed Boat directing to Pulau Sipadan, disembark at Pulau Sipadan

Labuan – Labuan International Ferry Terminal

  1. From Labuan International Ferry Terminal take the Ferry directing to Kota Kinabalu, disembark at Jesselton Point Ferry Terminal
  2. From Jesselton Poit Ferry Terminal take bus directing to Bandaran Berjaya, disembark at Bandaran Berjaya
  3. From Bandaran Berjaya take bus number 4A / 5A / 6A / 6B / 7A / 7C / 8A directing to Terminal Utara Inanam, disembark at Terminal Utara Inanam

Balikpapan (East Kalimantan / Indonesia)

  1. From Aji Muhammad Sulaiman International Airport embark the Balikpapan-Tarakan flight (Batik Air / Garuda Indonesia / Lion Air / Sriwijaya Air), alight at Juwata International Airport.
  2. From Juwata International Airport embark the Tarakan-Tawau flight (MAS Wings), alight at Tawau International Airport
  3. From Tawau International Airport parking lot (near KFC) take the mini van (shared) directing to Semporna, disembark near Semporna Jetty
  4. From Semporna Jetty take the Speed Boat directing to Pulau Sipadan, disembark at Pulau Sipadan

Bandar Seri Begawan (Brunei)

  1. From Brunei International Airport embark the Bandar Seri Begawan-Kota Kinabalu flight (Royal Brunei Airlines), alight at Kota Kinabalu International Airport
  2. From Kota Kinabalu International Airport embark the Kota Kinabalu-Tawau flight (AirAsia / Malaysia Airlines / MAS Wings), alight at Tawau International Airport
  3. From Tawau International Airport parking lot (near KFC) take the mini van (shared) directing to Semporna, disembark near Semporna Jetty
  4. From Semporna Jetty take the Speed Boat directing to Pulau Sipadan, disembark at Pulau Sipadan

Bangkok (Thailand)

  1. From Suvarnabhumi International Airport embark the Bangkok Suvarnabhumi-Kota Kinabalu flight (Thai Smile), alight at Kota Kinabalu International Airport
  2. From Kota Kinabalu International Airport embark the Kota Kinabalu-Tawau flight (AirAsia / Malaysia Airlines / MAS Wings), alight at Tawau International Airport
  3. From Tawau International Airport parking lot (near KFC) take the mini van (shared) directing to Semporna, disembark near Semporna Jetty
  4. From Semporna Jetty take the Speed Boat directing to Pulau Sipadan, disembark at Pulau Sipadan

Guangzhou (Guangdong / China)

  1. From Baiyun International Airport embark the Guangzhou-Kota Kinabalu flight (AirAsia / China Southern), alight at Kota Kinabalu International Airport
  2. From Kota Kinabalu International Airport embark the Kota Kinabalu-Tawau flight (AirAsia / Malaysia Airlines / MAS Wings), alight at Tawau International Airport
  3. From Tawau International Airport parking lot (near KFC) take the mini van (shared) directing to Semporna, disembark near Semporna Jetty
  4. From Semporna Jetty take the Speed Boat directing to Pulau Sipadan, disembark at Pulau Sipadan

Hong Kong

  1. From Hong Kong International Airport embark the Hong Kong-Kota Kinabalu flight (AirAsia / Cathay Dragon), alight at Kota Kinabalu International Airport
  2. From Kota Kinabalu International Airport embark the Kota Kinabalu-Tawau flight (AirAsia / Malaysia Airlines / MAS Wings), alight at Tawau International Airport
  3. From Tawau International Airport parking lot (near KFC) take the mini van (shared) directing to Semporna, disembark near Semporna Jetty
  4. From Semporna Jetty take the Speed Boat directing to Pulau Sipadan, disembark at Pulau Sipadan

Jakarta (Indonesia)

  1. From Sukarno-Hatta International Airport embark the Jakarta Sukarno Hatta-KLIA flight (AirAsia / Batik Air / Indonesia AirAsia / Indonesia AirAsia X / KLM / Lion Air / Malindo Air), alight at KLIA
  2. From KLIA embark the Kota Kinabalu-Tawau flight (AirAsia / Malaysia Airlines / MAS Wings), alight at Kota Kinabalu International Airport
  3. From Tawau International Airport parking lot (near KFC) take the mini van (shared) directing to Semporna, disembark near Semporna Jetty
  4. From Semporna Jetty take the Speed Boat directing to Pulau Sipadan, disembark at Pulau Sipadan

Manila (Philippines)

  1. From Ninoy Aquino International Airport embark the Manila NAIA-Kota Kinabalu flight (Cebu Pacific / Philippines AirAsia), alight at Kota Kinabalu International Airport
  2. From Kota Kinabalu International Airport embark the Kota Kinabalu-Tawau flight (AirAsia / Malaysia Airlines / MAS Wings), alight at Tawau International Airport
  3. From Tawau International Airport parking lot (near KFC) take the mini van (shared) directing to Semporna, disembark near Semporna Jetty
  4. From Semporna Jetty take the Speed Boat directing to Pulau Sipadan, disembark at Pulau Sipadan

Nunukan (North Kalimantan / Indonesia)

  1. From Nunukan Ferry Terminal take the Ferry directing to Tawau, disembark at Tawau Ferry Terminal
  2. From Tawau Ferry Terminal walk to Tawau Bus Station (Sabindo)
  3. From Tawau Bus Station (Sabindo) take the Tawau-Semporna bus, disembark near Semporna Bus Station
  4. Walk to Semporna Jetty, from Semporna Jetty take the Speed Boat directing to Pulau Sipadan, disembark at Pulau Sipadan

Singapore

  1. From Changi International Airport embark the Singapore-Kota Kinabalu flight (Air Asia / Silkair), alight at Kota Kinabalu International Airport
  2. From Kota Kinabalu International Airport embark the Kota Kinabalu-Tawau flight (AirAsia / Malaysia Airlines / MAS Wings), alight at Tawau International Airport
  3. From Tawau International Airport parking lot (near KFC) take the mini van (shared) directing to Semporna, disembark near Semporna Jetty
  4. From Semporna Jetty take the Speed Boat directing to Pulau Sipadan, disembark at Pulau Sipadan

Tarakan – Juwata International Airport (North Kalimantan / Indonesia)

  1. From Juwata International Airport embark the Tarakan-Tawau flight (MAS Wings), alight at Tawau International Airport
  2. From Tawau International Airport parking lot (near KFC) take the mini van (shared) directing to Semporna, disembark near Semporna Jetty
  3. From Semporna Jetty take the Speed Boat directing to Pulau Sipadan, disembark at Pulau Sipadan

Tarakan – Malundung Port (North Kalimantan / Indonesia)

  1. From Malundung Port take the Ferry directing to Tawau, disembark at Tawau Ferry Terminal
  2. From Tawau Ferry Terminal walk to Tawau Bus Station (Sabindo)
  3. From Tawau Bus Station (Sabindo) take the Tawau-Semporna bus, disembark near Semporna Bus Station
  4. Walk to Semporna Jetty, from Semporna Jetty take the Speed Boat directing to Pulau Sipadan, disembark at Pulau Sipadan

 

Public transportation serving Pulau Sipadan:

Nearest point of interest :

  • Pulau Kapalai
  • Pulau Ligitan
  • Pulau Mabul

List of Hotels near to Pulau Sipadan:

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