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Explore enticing Kota Kinabalu

Shangri-La's Rasa Ria Resort & Spa, Kota Kinabalu, offers guests a number of transportation options, including private airport transfers, taxi and a shuttle service to Kota Kinabalu with minimum charge.

Whether arranging a private car or hailing a taxi for you, our staff is there to ensure you arrive at your selected destination comfortably and on time. 


Most taxis do not run on meters. As such, it is recommended that guests negotiate fares before boarding taxis. Expect to pay around USD 5-10 for a short ride within the city. We can arrange for a taxi to pick you up at the resort.

  • MYR 90 to Kota Kinabalu Town (one-way)
  • MYR 80 to Tuaran Town (return)

Car Hire

Cars are available for rental at Kota Kinabalu International Airport. Please note that in Malaysia, steering is on the right.

Rates and availability vary according to car rental companies. Please consult your preferred rental company for more details.

Shuttle Service

The resort provides a shuttle service to its sister resort, Tanjung Aru, and the city centre. Shuttle fare for a return trip is MYR 39 per seat.  

Departure          Drop-off and pick-up points   
Rasa Ria Resort1 BorneoWisma Merdeka Shopping CentreImago KK Times SquareTanjung Aru Resort

Departure Drop-off and pick-up points  
Tanjung Aru ResortImago KK Times 
Wisma Merdeka Shopping Centre  1 Borneo                     Rasa Ria Resort

There is also a complimentary shuttle service to the Dalit Bay Golf Club and The Spa. \


Airport Shuttle Service Timetable 

Departure         Drop-off and pick-up points  Arrival
Rasa Ria Resort
Kota Kinabalu International Airport (KKIA)


Airport Shuttle Service Timetable  

Departure         Drop-off and pick-up points  Arrival                
Kota Kinabalu International Airport (KKIA)
Rasa Ria Resort

Local Climate
Month High Low
Jan 30ºC 24ºC
Feb 31ºC 24ºC
Mar 32ºC 24ºC
Apr 32ºC 25ºC
May 32ºC 25ºC
Jun 32ºC 24ºC
Jul 32ºC 24ºC
Aug 32ºC 24ºC
Sep 32ºC 24ºC
Oct 31ºC 24ºC
Nov 31ºC 24ºC
Dec 31ºC 24ºC