Heading into the city, I planned to catch the Brunei-Muara Public Bus since there were multiple routes bound for BSB Bus Terminal and I wasn’t in a rush for this short distance anyway. Once done exploring the airport for a little bit, I headed out to the arrival driveway to catch the Brunei-Muara Public Bus into Bandar Seri Begawan proper.
Heading out to the driveway to catch the bus.
The bus stop is at the end of the driveway at the entrance to the departure hall from the car park.
The bus stop is also clearly marked on the pillar nearest to the bus bay.
There are some airport benches at the bus stop to make the wait a bit more comfortable.
Reminds me of Changi Airport already.
Looking down to the driveway from the bus stop to keep a lookout for the bus.
After about 10 minutes of waiting, a green bus pulled up.
The Brunei-Muara Public Bus Northern Line Service 24 arriving at Brunei International Airport.
I checked the bus destination with the bus driver as buses from Brunei International Airport bus stop proceed in both directions of their route from this bus stop. Always check to make sure that the bus is heading to BSB Bus Terminal rather than some other terminal which you don’t want to go to.
NOTE: There are many bus services from Brunei International Airport to BSB Bus Terminal including Services 23, 24, 34, 38, 36 (not recommended – very long route) and Express (infrequent – you’re lucky if you get it). Just wait for one of these to come along and ask the driver if he is going to BSB.
Once he confirmed that he was indeed heading to BSB Bus Terminal, I took my seat.
Departing from Brunei International Airport.
“Welcome to Brunei Darussalam”, though the road sign format looks too familiar.
Looking back at Brunei International Airport from the roundabout.
Heading on to the city centre or Pusat Bandar.
Making a brief stop at an intermediate bus stop to drop off a passenger.
The driver then comes around to sell tickets for the bus ride. Tickets on the Brunei-Muara Public Buses cost B$1 (S$1) regardless of bus service or distance travelled. I tried paying with a S$1 coin but he did not accept Singapore coins, but he was able to accept and break a S$2 or S$10 note with no problems. Change is in B$ though, which wasn’t an issue anyway.
My green ticket on the Northern Line Service 24.
Passing by the Prime Minister Office.
The praises of Subhanallah, Alhamdulillah and Allahuakbar on a road sign.
More familiar road signs.
Familiar speed limits too.
Passing by Terrace Hotel.
Making a brief stop at Radisson Hotel Brunei Darussalam to drop-off some passengers.
Turning away from Radisson Hotel.
Turning towards the centre of the city with the Royal Regalia Museum in the background.
Passing by the Customs Department building.
Passing by the Royal Regalia Museum.
Passing by Teng Yun Temple, the only Chinese temple in Brunei.
Passing by Kianggeh Market.
Entering BSB Bus Terminal.
Turning into the Northern Line bus bay.
The journey from Brunei International Airport to BSB Bus Terminal took just around 20 minutes.
Looking back at my green Northern Line bus.
The bus bay on the waiting area side of BSB Bus Terminal.
The route map of the Brunei-Muara Public Bus.
Overall, a cheap and good ride on board the Brunei-Muara Public Bus Northern Line Service 24, getting me from the airport to the city efficiently.
All Brunei-Muara Public Bus lines converge in BSB Bus Terminal, so you can transfer to another line here if necessary.