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Getting Around Brunei

Air

There are no internal air services.

Road

Almost all of Brunei's cities, towns and villages are served by excellent paved roads.

Side of the road

Left

Road Quality

Brunei's road network is of international standard.

Road Classification

The Pan Borneo Highway links Brunei's coastal towns cities with each other and with the neighbouring Malaysian states of Sarawak and Sabah.

Car Hire

Self-drive or chauffeur-driven cars are available at the airport and through major hotels. Some companies have a minimum age of 23 and a maximum of 65. Brunei has some of the world's cheapest petrol.

Taxi

Brunei has only a small number of official taxis, all of them operated by independent drivers. The sultanate's only taxi rank is at Bandar Seri Begawan's bus terminal on Jalan Cator. Hotels can arrange cabs and supply drivers' mobile phone numbers. Taxis do not have meters so negotiate the fare before boarding. Tipping is not necessary.

Coach

Public buses link Bandar Seri Begawan's city centre bus terminal with towns such as Kuala Lurah, Muara, Tutong and Seria.

Regulations

Vehicles drive on the left-hand side of the road. All car passengers are required to wear seat belts. Use of mobile phones while driving is prohibited. Speed limits are 100kph (62mph) on dual carriageways, 80kph (50mph) on single carriageways and 50kph (31mph) in built-up areas.

Breakdown services

If your car breaks down, roadside assistance is available 24 hours a day from 24-7 Assist (tel: +673 247 0247).

Documentation

Driving licences issued by other countries are valid for up to three months.

Urban travel

The confusing public bus system serving Bandar Seri Begawan and its suburbs operates from about 0600-2000.

Rail

Water

Water taxis ply the Brunei River, linking Bandar Seri Begawan's waterfront with the sultanate's most renowned water village, Kampung Ayer. Be prepared to haggle a bit over the fare. Speedboats link Bandar Seri Begawan with Bangar, the main town in Temburong District.

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