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There are 3 ways to get from Kuala Lumpur to Tawau Airport (TWU) by train, plane or taxi

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Train to Kuala Lumpur, fly to Tawau  •  4h 42m

  1. Take the train from KL Sentral to Klia T1
  2. Fly from Kuala Lumpur (KUL) to Tawau (TWU) KUL - TWU

RM 208 - RM 355

2 alternative options

Fly Sultan Abdul Aziz Shah to Tawau  •  6h 40m

  1. Fly from Sultan Abdul Aziz Shah (SZB) to Tawau (TWU) SZB - TWU

RM 474 - RM 2911

Train to Kuala Lumpur, fly to Lahad Datu, taxi  •  8h 16m

  1. Take the train from KL Sentral to Klia T1
  2. Fly from Kuala Lumpur (KUL) to Lahad Datu (LDU) KUL - LDU
  3. Take a taxi from Lahad Datu to Tawau Airport (TWU)

RM 698 - RM 965

Kuala Lumpur → Tawau Airport (TWU)
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Yes, travel within Malaysia is currently allowed.

The COVID-19 helpline number in Tawau Airport (TWU) is 03 88810200.

Wearing a face mask on public transport in Tawau Airport (TWU) is mandatory.

The social distance requirement in Tawau Airport (TWU) is 1 metre.

Make yourself known to an official member of staff and/or call the national coronavirus hotline on 03 88810200.

Exceptions may apply, for full details: Ministry of Health Malaysia.
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The cheapest way to get from Kuala Lumpur to Tawau Airport (TWU) is to train and fly which costs RM 200 - RM 360 and takes 4h 42m.

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The quickest way to get from Kuala Lumpur to Tawau Airport (TWU) is to train and fly which costs RM 200 - RM 360 and takes 4h 42m.

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The distance between Kuala Lumpur and Tawau Airport (TWU) is 1827 km.

It takes approximately 4h 42m to get from Kuala Lumpur to Tawau Airport (TWU), including transfers.

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The quickest flight from Kuala Lumpur Airport to Tawau Airport is the direct flight which takes 2h 50m.

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Malindo Airways, Malaysia Airlines and AirAsia offer flights from Kuala Lumpur Airport to Tawau Airport.

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The best way to get from Kuala Lumpur to Sultan Abdul Aziz Shah Airport is to train which takes 30 min and costs RM 3 - RM 11.

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Map of how to get from Kuala Lumpur to Tawau Airport (TWU).
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  • Distance: 1826.7 km
  • Duration: 4h 42m

What companies run services between Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia and Tawau Airport (TWU), Malaysia?

Malindo Airways, AirAsia and Firefly fly from Kuala Lumpur to Tawau Airport (TWU) hourly.

Airlines
AirAsia
Website
airasia.com
Flights from Kuala Lumpur to Tawau
Ave. Duration
2h 56m
When
Every day
Estimated price
RM 190 - RM 750
Flights from Kuala Lumpur to Tawau via Kota Kinabalu
Ave. Duration
5h 11m
When
Every day
Estimated price
RM 170 - RM 600
Flights from Kuala Lumpur to Tawau via Senai
Ave. Duration
5h 55m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
RM 170 - RM 600
Flights from Sultan Abdul Aziz Shah to Tawau via Senai
Ave. Duration
5h 10m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
RM 470 - RM 2900
Flights from Sultan Abdul Aziz Shah to Tawau via Senai, Kota Kinabalu
Ave. Duration
7h 42m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
RM 490 - RM 3000
Flights from Sultan Abdul Aziz Shah to Tawau via Senai, Kuala Lumpur
Ave. Duration
6h 55m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
RM 550 - RM 3500
Flights from Sultan Abdul Aziz Shah to Tawau via Penang, Kuala Lumpur
Ave. Duration
7h 43m
When
Every day
Estimated price
RM 550 - RM 3600
Flights from Sultan Abdul Aziz Shah to Tawau via Sultan Ismail Petra, Kuala Lumpur
Ave. Duration
7h 57m
When
Every day
Estimated price
RM 600 - RM 3800
Flights from Sultan Abdul Aziz Shah to Tawau via Kuala Trengganu, Kuala Lumpur
Ave. Duration
8h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
RM 550 - RM 3700
Flights from Sultan Abdul Aziz Shah to Tawau via Alor Setar, Kuala Lumpur
Ave. Duration
7h 57m
When
Every day
Estimated price
RM 600 - RM 3900
Flights from Sultan Abdul Aziz Shah to Tawau via Penang, Senai
Ave. Duration
9h 40m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
RM 550 - RM 3700
Flights from Sultan Abdul Aziz Shah to Tawau via Penang, Kota Kinabalu
Ave. Duration
9h 55m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
RM 550 - RM 3400
Malaysia Airlines
Website
malaysiaairlines.com
Flights from Kuala Lumpur to Tawau
Ave. Duration
2h 50m
When
Monday, Wednesday and Saturday
Estimated price
RM 290 - RM 750
Flights from Kuala Lumpur to Tawau via Sandakan
Ave. Duration
4h 40m
When
Monday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
RM 290 - RM 750
Flights from Kuala Lumpur to Lahad Datu via Kota Kinabalu
Ave. Duration
4h 38m
When
Every day
Estimated price
RM 390 - RM 1600
Flights from Kuala Lumpur to Lahad Datu via Sandakan
Ave. Duration
6h 23m
When
Every day
Estimated price
RM 390 - RM 1600
Flights from Kuala Lumpur to Lahad Datu via Labuan, Kota Kinabalu
Ave. Duration
7h 15m
When
Monday, Thursday and Friday
Estimated price
RM 650 - RM 1600
Malindo Airways
Website
malindoair.com
Flights from Kuala Lumpur to Tawau
Ave. Duration
2h 55m
When
Every day
Estimated price
RM 250 - RM 1100
Train operators
KLIA Express
Phone
+603 2267 8000
Website
kliaekspres.com
Train from KL Sentral to Klia T1
Ave. Duration
37 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
RM 35 - RM 55
Website
http://www.kliaekspres.com/
Other operators
Taxi from Lahad Datu to Tawau Airport (TWU)
Ave. Duration
1h 48m
Estimated price
RM 170 - RM 210
Grab Taxi
Website
grab.com

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