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There are 4 ways to get from Manila to Sandakan Airport (SDK) by plane, bus or car ferry

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Fly to Sandakan  •  10h 40m

  1. Fly from Manila (MNL) to Sandakan (SDK) MNL - SDK

$263 - $1,104

Cheapest option

Fly to Kota Kinabalu, bus  •  11h 38m

  1. Fly from Manila (MNL) to Kota Kinabalu (BKI) MNL - BKI
  2. Take the bus from Kota Kinabalu North Bus Terminal Inanam to Sandakan

$75 - $213

2 alternative options

Fly to Lahad Datu, bus  •  14h 54m

  1. Fly from Manila (MNL) to Lahad Datu (LDU) MNL - LDU
  2. Take the bus from Lahad Datu to Sandakan Express Bus Terminal

$228 - $921

Car ferry  •  2 days 7h

  1. Take the car ferry from Manila to Zamboanga Manila
  2. Take the car ferry from Zamboanga to Sandakan Harbour

$108 - $155

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Manila to Sandakan Airport (SDK) is to fly and bus which costs ₱4,000 - ₱12,000 and takes 11h 38m.

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The quickest way to get from Manila to Sandakan Airport (SDK) is to fly which costs ₱14,000 - ₱60,000 and takes 10h 40m.

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The distance between Manila and Sandakan Airport (SDK) is 1019 km.

The best way to get from Manila to Sandakan Airport (SDK) without a car is to car ferry which takes 2 days 7h and costs ₱5,500 - ₱8,500.

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It takes approximately 10h 40m to get from Manila to Sandakan Airport (SDK), including transfers.

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There is no direct flight from Manila Airport to Sandakan Airport. The quickest flight takes 7h 55m and has one stopover.

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Cebu Pacific, Malaysia Airlines, Philippine Airlines and AirAsia offer flights from Manila Airport to Sandakan Airport.

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There are 67+ hotels available in Sandakan Airport (SDK). Prices start at $14 USD per night.

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Map of how to get from Manila to Sandakan Airport (SDK).
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  • Distance: 637.2 miles
  • Duration: 10h 40m

What companies run services between Manila, Philippines and Sandakan Airport (SDK), Malaysia?

AirAsia, Cebu Pacific and three other airlines fly from Manila to Sandakan Airport (SDK) every 2 hours.

Airlines
Malaysia Airlines
Website
malaysiaairlines.com
Flights from Manila to Sandakan via Kota Kinabalu
Ave. Duration
8h 25m
When
Monday, Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
$260 - $1,100
Flights from Manila to Lahad Datu via Kota Kinabalu
Ave. Duration
7h 35m
When
Monday, Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
$210 - $900
Flights from Manila to Lahad Datu via Bandar Seri Begawan, Kota Kinabalu
Ave. Duration
9h 40m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
$450 - $800
Flights from Manila to Lahad Datu via Taiwan Taoyuan, Kota Kinabalu
Ave. Duration
10h 45m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$500 - $2,200
Flights from Manila to Lahad Datu via Kuala Lumpur, Kota Kinabalu
Ave. Duration
13h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$490 - $2,100
AirAsia
Website
airasia.com
Flights from Manila to Sandakan via Kuala Lumpur
Ave. Duration
8h 26m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$600 - $2,100
Flights from Manila to Sandakan via Kuala Lumpur, Kota Kinabalu
Ave. Duration
10h 30m
When
Monday
Estimated price
$450 - $1,700
Royal Brunei Airlines
Website
flyroyalbrunei.com
Flights from Manila to Kota Kinabalu via Bandar Seri Begawan
Ave. Duration
3h 52m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$120 - $600
Cebu Pacific
Website
cebupacificair.com
Flights from Manila to Kota Kinabalu
Ave. Duration
2h 5m
When
Monday, Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
$75 - $330
AirAsia Philippines
Website
airasia.com
Flights from Manila to Kota Kinabalu
Ave. Duration
2h 10m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$70 - $450
Bus operators
Tung Ma Express
Website
facebook.com
Bus from Kota Kinabalu North Bus Terminal Inanam to Sandakan
Ave. Duration
5h
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$11
Schedules at
beautifulkk.com
Dyana Express
Website
facebook.com
Bus from Lahad Datu to Sandakan Express Bus Terminal
Ave. Duration
3h 12m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$11
Schedules at
dyanaexpressblog.blogspot.com
Ferry operators
2 GO Travel
Phone
(+63 2) 528.7209
Email
info@2go.com.ph
Website
travel.2go.com.ph
Car ferry from Manila to Zamboanga
Ave. Duration
37h 30m
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$50 - $85
Schedules at
travel.2go.com.ph
Super Value Class
$50 - $70
Mega Value Class
$50 - $70
Tourist Class
$50 - $75
Cabin for 4
$70 - $85
Stateroom for 2
$140 - $170
Suiteroom for 2
$150 - $180
Aleson Shipping
Phone
63 (062) 992-0970
Website
facebook.com
Car ferry from Zamboanga to Sandakan Harbour
Ave. Duration
16h
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$55 - $70
Schedules at
aleson-shipping.com
Economy
$59
Aircon
$65
Cabin
$70

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