Public buses are widely available in the country. There are six routes run by five private operators with more than 100 multicoloured buses in the Brunei-Muara Distrit, with three more routes in the Belait District.

For travel between districts, the interdistrict link the capital to other towns with terminals at Seria, Lamunin and Tutong Town. Buses do not operate in the hinterland and in Temburong. The bus fares start at BND1 and run from 6.30am to 7.00pm.

Non-metered taxis are mostly for door-to-door services, whereas metered taxis are available at the airport, hotels and shopping centres. Tourists can also use Dart, the country’s first ride hailing mobile app. Alternatively, visitors may rent a vehicle. Car rental companies are available at the airport and major hotels in the country. Chauffeur services are also available.


Water taxis are available at various ports and jetties along the banks of the Brunei River, allowing passengers to explore and have a closer view of Kampong Ayer. These taxis are affordable and are also used by the water village residents. Citizens also travel to Temburong from Bandar Seri Begawan using water taxis.


The Brunei International Airport (BIA) connects residents and tourists from Brunei to other major airports with top-class features to accommodate its customers. As a gateway to doing business, Brunei International Airport offers premium terminal facilities and services at the VIP Lounge.

Effective September 2022, COVID-19 vaccination is no longer a requirement for outbound travel from Brunei. Review and revision of outbound travel requirements are subject to continuous risk assessment given the evolving COVID-19 situation. Further information can be found on the Prime Minister’s Office website.

Useful Malay Phrases

Malays comprise the majority of Brunei Darussalam’s population, which makes Malay the most widely spoken language in the country. While Malay is the official language, English is widely spoken in Brunei, making it easy for tourists to communicate with the locals. Bruneians tend to speak in a mix of Malay and English, switching back and forth seamlessly. Mandarin is also commonly understood and spoken among the Chinese community.

Visitors are recommended to pick up some local phrases to make the most of their traveling experience.

Good morning Selamat pagi
Good afternoon Selamat petang
Good evening/Good night Selamat malam
See you again Jumpa lagi
How are you? Apa khabar?
I’m good Khabar baik
Thank you Terima kasih
I am sorry Maafkan saya
Yes Ya
No Tidak
Where is…? Di mana…?
How much is this? Berapa harga ini?
Where is a good place to eat? Di manakah tempat baik untuk makan?
What time does the … leave?
• Bus
• Flight
• Boat/Ship
Pukul berapa … bertolak?
• Bas
• Penerbangan
• Perahu/Kapal
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