The starting point of the Sabah State Railway is at the Tanjung Aru Kepayan station. Another station is located near Petagas (Kota Kinabalu International Airport). The Sabah State Railway offers railway service to three major towns—Papar, Beaufort, and Tenom.
Sabah Railway Station is open daily from 8a.m to 5p.m. It is only 10 kilometers, or a 10-minute drive away from Kota Kinabalu.