There are 2 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, ferry  •  8 h 7 min

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

$96 - $223

Cheapest option

Car ferry, ferry  •  3 days 7 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

$72 - $93

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Manado to Tawau is to car ferry and ferry which costs Rp1000000 - Rp1400000 and takes 3 days 7 h.

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The quickest way to get from Manado to Tawau is to fly and ferry which costs Rp1300000 - Rp3200000 and takes 8 h 7 min.

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The distance between Manado and Tawau is 831 km.

It takes approximately 8 h 7 min to get from Manado to Tawau, including transfers.

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

There is no direct connection from Manado to Tawau. However, you can take the taxi to Manado airport, fly to Tarakan, take the taxi to Tarakan, then take the ferry to Tawau. Alternatively, you can take a vehicle from Manado to Tawau via Bitung, Tolitoli, Tarakan, and Tarakan in around 3 days 7 h.

Airlines
Lion Mentari Airlines
Website
lionair.co.id
Flights from Manado to Tarakan via Balikpapan
Ave. Duration
3 h 37 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$55 - $180
Flights from Manado to Tarakan via Ujung Pandang
Ave. Duration
4 h 45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$70 - $220
Flights from Manado to Tarakan via Surabaya
Ave. Duration
6 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $310
Flights from Manado to Tarakan via Surabaya, Balikpapan
Ave. Duration
7 h 7 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $310
Ferry operators
Indomaya Express
Ferry from Tarakan to Tawau
Ave. Duration
3 h
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$35
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 - $50
Schedules at
pelni.co.id
Indonesia Ferry
Website
indonesiaferry.co.id
Car ferry from Tolitoli to Tarakan
Ave. Duration
2 days 3 h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$3
Schedules at
indonesiaferry.co.id

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