There are 4 ways to get from Manila to Tawau Airport (TWU) by plane, bus, taxi 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 Tawau  •  6 h 56 min

  1. Fly from Manila (MNL) to Tawau (TWU) MNL - TWU

$93 - $394

Cheapest option

Fly to Kota Kinabalu, bus  •  15 h 27 min

  1. Fly from Manila (MNL) to Kota Kinabalu (BKI) MNL - BKI
  2. Take the bus from Kota Kinabalu to Tawau

$83 - $230

2 alternative options

Fly to Lahad Datu, taxi  •  12 h 33 min

  1. Fly from Manila (MNL) to Lahad Datu (LDU) MNL - LDU
  2. Take a taxi from Kunak to Tawau Airport (TWU)

$236 - $932

Car ferry, Minibus  •  2 days 17 h

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

$130 - $181

Questions & Answers

The distance between Manila and Tawau Airport (TWU) is 1187 km.

The best way to get from Manila to Tawau Airport (TWU) without a car is to car ferry and Minibus which takes 2 days 17 h and costs .

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It takes approximately 6 h 56 min to get from Manila to Tawau Airport (TWU), including transfers.

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There is no direct flight from Manila Airport to Tawau Airport. The quickest flight takes 10 h 10 min and has one stopover.

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AirAsia Philippines, Cebu Pacific, Hong Kong and five other airlines offer flights from Manila Airport to Tawau Airport.

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There are one+ hotels available in Tawau Airport (TWU). Prices start at $100 USD per night.

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Map of how to get from Manila to Tawau Airport (TWU).
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  • Distance: 741.6 miles
  • Duration: 6 h 56 min

What companies run services between Manila, Philippines and Tawau Airport (TWU), Malaysia?

AirAsia Philippines, AirAsia and seven other airlines fly from Manila to Tawau Airport (TWU) hourly.

Airlines
Malaysia Airlines
Website
malaysiaairlines.com
Flights from Manila to Tawau via Taiwan Taoyuan, Kota Kinabalu
Ave. Duration
9 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$230 - $950
Flights from Manila to Lahad Datu via Kuala Lumpur, Kota Kinabalu
Ave. Duration
10 h 56 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$500 - $2,200
Flights from Manila to Lahad Datu via Kota Kinabalu
Ave. Duration
7 h 17 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$220 - $1,100
Flights from Manila to Lahad Datu via Bandar Seri Begawan, Kota Kinabalu
Ave. Duration
10 h
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
$450 - $800
Flights from Manila to Lahad Datu via Taiwan Taoyuan, Kota Kinabalu
Ave. Duration
11 h 55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$500 - $2,200
AirAsia
Website
airasia.com
Flights from Manila to Tawau via Kota Kinabalu
Ave. Duration
6 h
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$95 - $470
Flights from Manila to Tawau via Kuala Lumpur
Ave. Duration
8 h 7 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$330 - $1,100
Flights from Manila to Tawau via Bandar Seri Begawan, Kota Kinabalu
Ave. Duration
6 h 25 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$190 - $350
Flights from Manila to Tawau via Hong Kong, Kota Kinabalu
Ave. Duration
7 h 45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $490
Royal Brunei Airlines
Website
flyroyalbrunei.com
Flights from Manila to Kota Kinabalu via Bandar Seri Begawan
Ave. Duration
4 h 21 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$120 - $600
Cebu Pacific
Website
cebupacificair.com
Flights from Manila to Kota Kinabalu
Ave. Duration
2 h 5 min
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
$75 - $330
AirAsia Philippines
Website
airasia.com
Flights from Manila to Kota Kinabalu
Ave. Duration
2 h 5 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$70 - $450
Bus operators
Bintang Jaya Express
Website
bintangjayaexpress.com
Bus from Kota Kinabalu to Tawau
Ave. Duration
9 h
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$11 - $17
Schedules at
bintangjayaexpress.com
Book at
easybook.com
Sabah Booking
Phone
+6089 215 969
Email
ask@sabahbooking.com
Website
sabahbooking.com
Bus from Sandakan to Tawau
Ave. Duration
5 h
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$10
Schedules at
sabahbooking.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
42 h
Frequency
Once 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
aleson-shipping.com
Car ferry from Zamboanga to Sandakan Harbour
Ave. Duration
16 h
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$55 - $70
Schedules at
aleson-shipping.com
Economy
$59
Aircon
$65
Cabin
$70
Other operators
Taxi from Kunak to Tawau Airport (TWU)
Ave. Duration
51 min
Estimated price
$19 - $24

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