There are 3 ways to get from Manila to Sandakan Airport (SDK) by plane, car ferry, bus and ferry or bus

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Fly  •  7h 34m

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

RM 302 - RM 655

2 alternative options

Car ferry  •  2 days 13h

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

RM 377 - RM 657

Bus and ferry, bus, car ferry  •  3 days 5h

  1. Take the bus and ferry from Philtranco Pasay to Cagayan De Oro
  2. Take the bus from Cagayan de Oro to Zamboanga
  3. Take the car ferry from Zamboanga to Sandakan Harbour

RM 527 - RM 695

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The cheapest way to get from Manila to Sandakan Airport (SDK) is to fly which costs ₱3,500 - ₱8,000 and takes 7h 34m.

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The quickest way to get from Manila to Sandakan Airport (SDK) is to fly which costs ₱3,500 - ₱8,000 and takes 7h 34m.

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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 13h and costs ₱4,300 - ₱8,000.

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It takes approximately 7h 34m 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 5h 5m and has one stopover.

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Malaysia Airlines, Royal Brunei Airlines, AirAsia Philippines and AirAsia offer flights from Manila Airport to Sandakan Airport.

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There are 63+ hotels available in Sandakan Airport (SDK). Prices start at RM 500 per night.

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

Royal Brunei Airlines, AirAsia and two other airlines fly from Manila to Sandakan Airport (SDK) 3 times a day.

Airlines
AirAsia
Website
airasia.com
Flights from Manila to Sandakan via Kuala Lumpur
Ave. Duration
10h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
RM 650 - RM 2000
Flights from Manila to Sandakan via Kota Kinabalu
Ave. Duration
5h
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
RM 300 - RM 650
Royal Brunei Airlines
Website
flyroyalbrunei.com
Flights from Manila to Sandakan via Bandar Seri Begawan
Ave. Duration
5h 5m
When
Wednesday and Saturday
Estimated price
RM 500 - RM 1200
Malaysia Airlines
Website
malaysiaairlines.com
Flights from Manila to Sandakan via Kota Kinabalu
Ave. Duration
6h 5m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
RM 300 - RM 650
Bus operators
Philtranco
Phone
(632) 851-8077 to 79
Email
marketing@philtranco.com.ph
Website
philtranco.net
Bus and ferry from Philtranco Pasay to Cagayan De Oro
Ave. Duration
45h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
RM 180 - RM 250
Schedules at
philtranco.net
Book at
iwantseats.com
RTMI (Rural Transit of Mindanao Incorporated)
Phone
+63 88 858 5887
Bus from Cagayan de Oro to Zamboanga
Ave. Duration
12h
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
RM 45 - RM 75
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
44h
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
RM 85 - RM 310
Schedules at
travel.2go.com.ph
Book at
12go.asia
Super Value Class
RM 85 - RM 130
Mega Value Class
RM 120 - RM 180
Tourist Class
RM 180 - RM 250
Cabin for 4
RM 250 - RM 310
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
RM 270 - RM 330
Schedules at
facebook.com
Economy
RM 271
Aircon
RM 297
Cabin
RM 323

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