The state capital of Sarawak and the largest city on the island of Borneo, Kuching is a bustling, diverse city which has old colonial buildings mixed with modern towers and houses. Known as the "City of Cats", with the Sarawak River on one side, the city has street food vendors and locals selling handicrafts and paintings. Be sure to visit the The Astana palace, Fort Margherita, temples and churches. Sample Kuching’s cuisine including the famous Laksa Sarawak, wander along the waterfront promenade and relax at one of the many cafes. There is plenty of culture and things to see in Kuching.
Flights from London (LHR) to Kuching (KCH)
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Visiting from London (Heathrow) to Kuching
When to visit
Kuching in Malaysia has two seasons, the wet and the dry season. The wet season runs from October to March and the dry season begins in April and runs till September. The temperature year-round ranges from 19°C to 36°C, with an average temperature of 23°C. The best times to visit are during the city’s driest months between June and August.
What is the main airport called?
Kuching International Airport (KCH)Opens external site in a new window. It is an international airport serving the entire southwestern region of Sarawak, Malaysia. It's located 11 km south of Kuching city centre.
Arriving in Kuching
The helpful staff at Kuching Airport will greet you when you land and assist with your travel needs. Once you collect your bags from the arrivals area, there are various transport options available to get you on your way.
Getting into Kuching from Kuching Airport
Getting into Kuching is easy, with a range of transport options to suit your needs. Choose from taxis, ride-share, hotel shuttle, private transfer or car hire. Taxi is a convenient option to get to your destination and are located at the stand outside the terminal. One-way fares from the airport to various destinations, operate on a fixed rate. It’s best to buy a coupon at the taxi counter and head to the taxi stand. Alternatively, you could request a ride through Grab, a ride share service. It takes around 10 minutes to get to the city centre by car. If you would like a private transfer, you can book a transfer to any destination in Kuching. Shuttle buses are available, you can rent a car, or you may wish to organise a hotel shuttle.
Getting around Kuching
Getting around Kuching is easy, thanks to the range of transport options. Choose from taxi, ride-share, bus, scooter, bicycle, taxi, shuttle van or car hire. Taxi is a handy option to get to you to where you want to go and be sure to get the meter turned on. Alternatively, you can book a ride through Grab, a ride share service. Buses are an easy option with regular services and stops throughout the centre of Kuching, and head to most popular tourist destinations. Bus route 1, runs between Kuching and the Bako Jetty. Scooters are available to hire or you may like to rent a bike as the roads are good, with few hills and not too much traffic. It's possible to rent a car to get to those hard to reach places, take a boat tour or look for the shuttle van with a yellow roof. They are a shared taxi van and will have their destinations written down on the side of the van.
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