Getting there & away
To get directly to the rehabilitation centre from Sandakan, look for the blue bus marked ‘Sepilok Batu 14’ from the local bus stand next to the market on the waterfront (RM3.50, 30 minutes). Minivans also make the trip every hour or so. Returning, the last bus leaves for Sandakan at 4.30pm.
Regular buses, also marked ‘Batu 14’ or higher, can drop you at the turn-off to Jln Sepilok, 2.5km from the orang-utan centre.
Most of the B&Bs and guesthouses can organise transport to/from the bus station and the airport. A taxi should cost around RM30 one way.