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There are 3 ways to get from Manila to Sibu by plane, taxi or bus

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 Sibu  •  10h 18m

  1. Fly from Manila (MNL) to Sibu (SBW) MNL - SBW

$141 - $565

Cheapest option

Fly to Kuching, bus  •  15h 5m

  1. Fly from Manila (MNL) to Kuching (KCH) MNL - KCH
  2. Take the bus from Kuching to Sibu

$109 - $361

1 alternative option

Fly to Mukah, taxi  •  14h 20m

  1. Fly from Manila (MNL) to Mukah (MKM) MNL - MKM
  2. Take a taxi from Mukah to Sibu

$168 - $489

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Manila to Sibu is to fly and bus which costs ₱5,500 - ₱20,000 and takes 15h 5m.

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The quickest way to get from Manila to Sibu is to fly which costs ₱7,500 - ₱31,000 and takes 10h 18m.

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The distance between Manila and Sibu is 1698 km.

It takes approximately 10h 18m to get from Manila to Sibu, including transfers.

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There is no direct flight from Manila Airport to Sibu Airport. The quickest flight takes 7h 15m and has one stopover.

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Philippine Airlines, Malaysia Airlines and AirAsia offer flights from Manila Airport to Sibu Airport.

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There are 43+ hotels available in Sibu. Prices start at $16 USD per night.

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Map of how to get from Manila to Sibu.
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  • Distance: 1061.4 miles
  • Duration: 10h 18m

What companies run services between Manila, Philippines and Sibu, Malaysia?

AirAsia, Philippine Airlines and three other airlines fly from Manila to Sibu hourly.

Airlines
Malaysia Airlines
Website
malaysiaairlines.com
Flights from Manila to Sibu via Kuala Lumpur
Ave. Duration
8h 25m
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
$300 - $950
Flights from Manila to Sibu via Kuala Lumpur, Miri
Ave. Duration
9h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$250 - $1,100
Flights from Manila to Mukah via Kuala Lumpur, Kuching
Ave. Duration
16h 16m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $850
Flights from Manila to Mukah via Kuala Lumpur, Sibu
Ave. Duration
12h 45m
When
Monday, Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
$130 - $550
Flights from Manila to Mukah via Kuala Lumpur, Bintulu
Ave. Duration
13h
When
Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
$140 - $550
Flights from Manila to Mukah via Singapore Changi, Kuching
Ave. Duration
15h 40m
When
Friday
Estimated price
$150 - $550
Flights from Manila to Mukah via Kota Kinabalu, Kuching
Ave. Duration
16h 10m
When
Monday, Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
$110 - $420
Flights from Manila to Kuching via Kuala Lumpur
Ave. Duration
7h 31m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $800
AirAsia
Website
airasia.com
Flights from Manila to Sibu via Kuala Lumpur
Ave. Duration
7h 35m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $700
Flights from Manila to Sibu via Kuala Lumpur, Senai
Ave. Duration
10h 40m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $550
Flights from Manila to Sibu via Kuala Lumpur, Kuching
Ave. Duration
11h 35m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $550
Flights from Manila to Kuching via Kuala Lumpur
Ave. Duration
7h 42m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $430
Flights from Manila to Kuching via Kuala Lumpur, Sibu
Ave. Duration
9h 45m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$110 - $450
Flights from Manila to Kuching via Kota Kinabalu
Ave. Duration
5h 5m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$100 - $600
Philippine Airlines
Website
philippineairlines.com
Flights from Manila to Sibu via Kuala Lumpur
Ave. Duration
8h 25m
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
$300 - $950
Flights from Manila to Kuching via Kuala Lumpur
Ave. Duration
7h 52m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$210 - $800
Scoot Tigerair
Website
flyscoot.com
Flights from Manila to Kuching via Singapore Changi
Ave. Duration
9h 40m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$120 - $420
Singapore Airlines
Website
singaporeair.com
Flights from Manila to Kuching via Singapore Changi
Ave. Duration
6h 40m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$270 - $950
Royal Brunei Airlines
Website
flyroyalbrunei.com
Flights from Manila to Kuching via Bandar Seri Begawan
Ave. Duration
4h 40m
When
Friday
Estimated price
$90 - $340
Bus operators
Salam Bumimas Express
Phone
+6 082 531 133
Website
salambumimas.com
Bus from Kuching to Sibu
Ave. Duration
6h 30m
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$12
Schedules at
salambumimas.com
Other operators
Taxi from Mukah to Sibu
Ave. Duration
2h 35m
Estimated price
$55 - $65

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