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There are 3 ways to get from Manado to Tawau by plane, ferry or car ferry

Select an option below to see step-by-step directions and to compare ticket prices and travel times in Rome2rio's travel planner.

Recommended option

Fly to Tarakan, ferry  •  8 h 5 min

  1. Fly from Manado (MDC) to Tarakan (TRK) MDC - TRK
  2. Take the ferry from Tarakan to Tawau

$95 - $222

Cheapest option

Car ferry, ferry  •  2 days 10 h

  1. Take the car ferry from Bitung to Tolitoli
  2. Take the car ferry from Tolitoli to Tarakan
  3. Take the ferry from Tarakan to Tawau

$76 - $92

1 alternative option

Fly to Tawau  •  10 h 55 min

  1. Fly from Manado (MDC) to Tawau (TWU) MDC - TWU

$135 - $469

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Manado to Tawau is to car ferry and ferry which costs Rp1100000 - Rp1400000 and takes 2 days 10 h.

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The quickest way to get from Manado to Tawau is to fly and ferry which costs Rp1400000 - Rp3400000 and takes 8 h 5 min.

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The distance between Manado and Tawau is 831 km.

It takes approximately 8 h 5 min to get from Manado to Tawau, including transfers.

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There is no direct flight from Manado Airport to Tarakan Airport. The quickest flight takes 3 h 35 min and has one stopover.

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Lion Mentari Airlines offers flights from Manado Airport to Tarakan Airport.

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There are 21+ hotels available in Tawau. Prices start at $18 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Manado to Manado Airport is to taxi which takes 12 min and costs Rp55000 - Rp75000.

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Map of how to get from Manado to Tawau.
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  • Distance: 519.7 miles
  • Duration: 8 h 5 min

What companies run services between Manado, Indonesia and Tawau, Malaysia?

Garuda Indonesia, Malaysia Airlines and seven other airlines fly from Manado to Tawau hourly.

Airlines
AirAsia
Website
airasia.com
Flights from Manado to Tawau via Soekarno–Hatta, Kota Kinabalu
Ave. Duration
11 h 25 min
When
Tuesday and Saturday
Estimated price
$150 - $700
Flights from Manado to Tawau via Soekarno–Hatta, Kuala Lumpur
Ave. Duration
14 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $700
Flights from Manado to Tawau via Guangzhou Baiyun, Kota Kinabalu
Ave. Duration
15 h 20 min
When
Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$150 - $550
Flights from Manado to Tawau via Ngurah Rai, Kuala Lumpur
Ave. Duration
16 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $470
Flights from Manado to Tawau via Juanda International, Kuala Lumpur
Ave. Duration
16 h 10 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$130 - $460
Flights from Manado to Tawau via Sultan Hasanuddin, Kuala Lumpur
Ave. Duration
19 h 5 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$120 - $450
Lion Mentari Airlines
Website
lionair.co.id
Flights from Manado to Tarakan via Sultan Aji Muhammad Sulaiman
Ave. Duration
3 h 37 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$55 - $180
Flights from Manado to Tarakan via Sultan Hasanuddin
Ave. Duration
4 h 45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$70 - $220
Flights from Manado to Tarakan via Juanda International
Ave. Duration
6 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $310
Flights from Manado to Tarakan via Juanda International, Sultan Aji Muhammad Sulaiman
Ave. Duration
7 h 7 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $310
Malaysia Airlines
Website
malaysiaairlines.com
Flights from Manado to Tawau via Soekarno–Hatta, Kuala Lumpur
Ave. Duration
14 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$310 - $900
Flights from Manado to Tawau via Soekarno–Hatta, Tarakan
Ave. Duration
16 h 35 min
When
Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$140 - $700
Ferry operators
Indomaya Express
Ferry from Tarakan to Tawau
Ave. Duration
3 h
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$34
Schedules at
easybook.com
Pelni
Website
pelni.co.id
Car ferry from Bitung to Tolitoli
Ave. Duration
22 h 44 min
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$30 - $45
Schedules at
pelni.co.id
ASDP Indonesia Ferry
Phone
(021) 191
Website
indonesiaferry.co.id
Car ferry from Tolitoli to Tarakan
Ave. Duration
30 h
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$8
Schedules at
indonesiaferry.co.id

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