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Travelling by Plane to Borneo

As there aren’t any direct flights to Borneo, you’ll need to connect in one of the major Asian hubs. There are quite a few options when it comes to this and the most direct routes are via Kuala Lumpur (Malaysia Airlines), Singapore (Singapore Airlines) or Hong Kong (Cathay Pacific). These airlines all have direct flights from London Heathrow and can be combined easily with connecting flights on to Kota Kinabalu or Kuching with various airlines.

If you are combining your trip with Brunei you can also take Royal Brunei Airlines, with a short touchdown  in Dubai en route. If you’re starting in Sandakan you can take an Air Asia flight from Kuala Lumpur, as a budget airline this is a very economical option.

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If you don’t mind a couple of stops along the way then Qatar and Emirates are also great options.

Price wise you are looking at £800-£900 per person during high season for return flights to Borneo from the UK but we’ve seen them as little as £550 return in less busy months. Your Travel Specialist will be able to go through the best options available to you for your travel dates, budget and itinerary.

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