airline is Royal Brunei Airlines (BI); it flies to Abu Dhabi,
Bali, Bangkok, Beijing, Brisbane (four times a week), Calcutta, Darwin
(twice weekly), Dubai, Frankfurt/M, Hong Kong, Jakarta,
Jeddah, Kota Kinabalu, Kuala Lumpur (daily), Kuching, Kuwait,
London (daily), Manila, Perth (three times a week), Singapore,
Surabaya and Taipei. Air carriers to Brunei include: Lufthansa,
Malaysia Airlines, Singapore Airlines and Thai Airways International.
Approximate flight times :
From Brunei to
London is 17 hours, to Los Angeles is 18 hours 30 minutes including
stopover in Hong Kong, to New York is 23 hours 20 minutes
including stopover in Hong Kong, to Singapore is 2 hours and to Sydney
is 12 hours 40 minutes including stopover in Perth.
International airports :
Bandar Seri Begawan (BWN)
is 11km (7 miles) south of the city. Airport facilities include a
bank, bureaux de change, car hire (Avis, Hertz and
National Car Systems), duty-free shops, post office, restaurants and
shops. Taxi services are available to the city with surcharges after
2200. Lower rates are charged by taxis leaving from the airport car
Departure tax :
Br$5 for flights to Indonesia, Malaysia, The
Philippines or Singapore; Br$12 for all other destinations.
Ports at Muara and Kuala Belait are the entry points for sea cargo.
There are passenger services between Singapore and Muara port. Ships
and water taxis run a service between Bandar Seri Begawan and the
Malay city of Labuan (Sabah).
There are access roads into Brunei from Sarawak at various locations,
although some are unpaved.