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There are 3 ways to get from Manila to Tawau Airport (TWU) by plane, bus or car ferry

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Fly to Tawau  •  7h 45m

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

$93 - $394

Cheapest option

Fly to Kota Kinabalu, bus  •  15h 26m

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

$83 - $230

1 alternative option

Car ferry, Minibus  •  2 days 13h

  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 cheapest way to get from Manila to Tawau Airport (TWU) is to fly and bus which costs ₱4,400 - ₱13,000 and takes 15h 26m.

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The quickest way to get from Manila to Tawau Airport (TWU) is to fly which costs ₱5,000 - ₱22,000 and takes 7h 45m.

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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 13h and costs ₱7,000 - ₱10,000.

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It takes approximately 7h 45m 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 9h 10m and has one stopover.

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AirAsia Philippines, Cebu Pacific, Malaysia Airlines and three 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: 7h 45m

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

AirAsia, Malaysia Airlines and five other airlines fly from Manila to Tawau Airport (TWU) every 3 hours.

Airlines
AirAsia
Website
airasia.com
Flights from Manila to Tawau via Kuala Lumpur
Ave. Duration
8h 53m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$270 - $900
Flights from Manila to Tawau via Kota Kinabalu
Ave. Duration
6h 17m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$95 - $470
Flights from Manila to Tawau via Bandar Seri Begawan, Kota Kinabalu
Ave. Duration
6h 25m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$190 - $350
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
Malaysia Airlines
Website
malaysiaairlines.com
Flights from Manila to Tawau via Kuala Lumpur
Ave. Duration
10h 35m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$260 - $1,100
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
Bintang Jaya Express
Website
bintangjayaexpress.com
Bus from Kota Kinabalu to Tawau
Ave. Duration
9h
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
5h
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
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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