Bintulu Airport, as the name indicates, is the airport serving Bintulu, a town in the Sarawak state. Towns with closest proximity to the airport are Bintulu, Tatau, and Mukah. The airport also serves as an important gateway for tourists visiting Similajau National Park, Niah Caves, Mulu National Park to name a few. Its IATA code is “BTU”, and ICAO code is “WBGB”.
How to travel between Bintulu Airport and Bintulu Town
Bintulu town center is approximately 23 km away from the airport by road. Passengers can travel to and from Bintulu:
From the airport, passengers can take coupon taxi to Bintulu town. Taxi coupon can be purchased at the booth outside arrival hall, fixed at RM35 one-way. In Bintulu town, taxis can be found near the market and Chinese temple. Taxi to Bintulu Airport costs around RM25. Passengers can also book a taxi by phone, with Bintulu Taxi United Sdn Bhd.
For passengers that are willing to walk, city bus to Bintulu town is available nearby the airport. From the airport, walk for approximately 1.5 km to the airport crossing. This is where city bus operated by Jepak Holdings picks up passengers on the way to Bintulu town. In the town, main station for city buses is Pasar Tamu Bus Terminal.
By rental car:
Quite a number of car rental companies are available at the Bintulu Airport, including Casbumi, FT Car Rental and Kong Teck Car Rental. Visitors can also book a rental car online with any licensed agency. Passengers can get self-driven vehicles or vehicle with chauffeur. Types of vehicle include sedan, minivan, MPV, SUV, and pick-up truck. Daily rental is in the range of RM140 to RM590.
Airlines served by Bintulu Airport:
Bintulu airport is directly connected to 5 domestic destinations, namely Kuala Lumpur, Kuching, Kota Kinabalu, Miri, and Sibu. Airlines operating from the airport are AirAsia, Malaysia Airlines, Malaysia Airlines (operated by MASwings), and Malindo Air.