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To get to Sandakan, it is recommended to take a flight from Kota Kinabalu, the main gateway to Sabah.

Sabah is connected internationally and domestically. Please browse through the airlinks section to check the schedule of flights. There are several daily flights by Malaysia Airlines and AirAsia link to Sandakan to the state's capital, Kota Kinabalu which take approximately 40 minutes. Travel to Sandakan is also possible by air-conditioned coach and mini-bus, which takes approximately 5 hours from Kota Kinabalu.