How to get there
The easiest and most popular way to get to Ba'Kelalan is by Twin Otter plane, operated by MASWings. Passengers bound to Ba'Kelalan using flights can depart from either Miri or Lawas. There are several flights daily departing from Miri for Lawas, however connections to Ba'Kelalan are only available thrice a week.
Participants also have the option of going to Ba'Kelalan by land from either Miri or Lawas. Participants are reminded that going to Ba'Kelalan via land transportation takes a longer time and can be rather arduous, however, they will be able to enjoy the breathtaking mountain range scenery during their journey to Ba'Kelalan.
The available route options are:
Option 1: Direct flight from Miri (one stop at Lawas)
Take a flight from Miri to Ba’Kelalan with one stop at Lawas town (about 1 hour and 35 minutes). These flights run every Monday, Wednesday and Saturday morning.
Option 2: Flight from Miri/Lawas
Take a flight from Miri to Lawas and spend a night in Lawas town before taking a flight from Lawas to Ba'kelalan the next day. There are 5 flights from Miri to Lawas daily. The flight from Lawas to Ba'kelalan runs every Monday, Wednesday and Saturday morning.
Option 3: Flight from Miri/Bario
Take a flight from Miri to Bario (about 50 minutes) and spend a few nights in Bario before taking a flight to Ba'kelalan from Bario. This flight (Bario-Ba'kelalan) which takes about 20 minutes runs once a week on Thusrday morning.
Option 4: Flight from Miri to Lawas, Roadtrip from Lawas to Ba'kelalan
Take a flight from Miri to Lawas (5 flights daily) and take a challenging road trip over the logging road using 4x4 wheel drive which takes about 5 to 6 hours with a few stops a long the way.
Option 5: Roadtrip from Miri/ Lawas to Ba'kelalan
Take a car from Miri to Lawas (about 4 to 5 hours journey) through Brunei. You can spend a night in Lawas before continuing the journey to Ba'kelalan using 4x4 wheel drive over the logging road which takes about 5 to 6 hours.
Option 6: Roadtrip from Kota Kinabalu, Sabah/ Lawas to Ba'kelalan
Take a car or van from Kota Kinabalu, Sabah to Lawas (about 4 to 5 hours journey). You can spend a night in Lawas before continuing the journey to Ba'kelalan using 4x4 wheel drive over the logging road which takes about 5 to 6 hours.