There are 7 ways to get from Sabah to Mindanao by plane, taxi, bus, car 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 Cagayan, taxi  •  7 h 47 min

  1. Fly from Kota Kinabalu (BKI) to Cagayan (CGY) BKI - CGY
  2. Take a taxi from Cagayan to San Miguel

$83 - $244

Cheapest option

Bus, car ferry  •  39 h 14 min

  1. Take the bus from Kota Kinabalu to Sandakan
  2. Take the car ferry from Sandakan Harbour to Zamboanga
  3. Take the bus from Zamboanga to Cagayan de Oro
  4. Take the bus from Agora, Cagayan de Oro to Bukidnon

$75 - $110

5 alternative options

Fly to Davao, bus  •  10 h 47 min

  1. Fly from Kota Kinabalu (BKI) to Davao (DVO) BKI - DVO
  2. Take the bus from Davao City to Valencia

$75 - $247

Fly to Butuan, taxi  •  8 h 58 min

  1. Fly from Kota Kinabalu (BKI) to Butuan (BXU) BKI - BXU
  2. Take a taxi from Butuan to Bantuanon

$118 - $274

Fly to Cotabato, taxi  •  11 h 22 min

  1. Fly from Kota Kinabalu (BKI) to Cotabato (CBO) BKI - CBO
  2. Take a taxi from Cotabato to San Miguel

$118 - $304

Drive, car ferry  •  30 h 13 min

  1. Drive from Kota Kinabalu to Sandakan Harbour
  2. Take the car ferry from Sandakan Harbour to Zamboanga
  3. Drive from Zamboanga to Lurugan

$116 - $168

Bus, car ferry, taxi  •  36 h 59 min

  1. Take the bus from Kota Kinabalu North Bus Terminal Inanam to Sandakan
  2. Take the car ferry from Sandakan Harbour to Zamboanga
  3. Take the bus from Zamboanga to Iligan City
  4. Take a taxi from Iligan to Lurugan

$132 - $172

Questions & Answers

The distance between Sabah and Mindanao is 909 km.

The best way to get from Sabah to Mindanao without a car is to bus and car ferry and taxi which takes 36 h 59 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 7 h 47 min to get from Sabah to Mindanao, including transfers.

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There is no direct flight from Kota Kinabalu Airport to Cagayan Airport. The quickest flight takes 6 h 10 min and has one stopover.

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Philippine Airlines, Malaysia Airlines, AirAsia Philippines and Cebu Pacific offer flights from Kota Kinabalu Airport to Cagayan Airport.

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The best way to get from Sabah to Kota Kinabalu Airport is to taxi which takes 9 min and costs .

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Map of how to get from Sabah to Mindanao.
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  • Distance: 568 miles
  • Duration: 7 h 47 min

What companies run services between Sabah, Malaysia and Mindanao, Northern Mindanao, Philippines?

There is no direct connection from Penampang to San Miguel. However, you can take the taxi to Kota Kinabalu airport, fly to Cagayan, then take the taxi to San Miguel. Alternatively, you can take the taxi to Kota Kinabalu airport, fly to Davao, take the taxi to Davao City, take the bus to Valencia, then take the taxi to Bantuanon.

Airlines
Cebu Pacific
Website
cebupacificair.com
Flights from Kota Kinabalu to Cagayan via Manila
Ave. Duration
6 h 10 min
When
Tuesday and Saturday
Estimated price
$50 - $200
Flights from Kota Kinabalu to Cagayan via Manila, Cebu
Ave. Duration
12 h 20 min
When
Tuesday and Saturday
Estimated price
$50 - $200
Flights from Kota Kinabalu to Davao via Manila
Ave. Duration
6 h 50 min
When
Tuesday and Saturday
Estimated price
$60 - $220
Flights from Kota Kinabalu to Davao via Manila, Bacolod
Ave. Duration
7 h 25 min
When
Tuesday and Saturday
Estimated price
$60 - $220
Flights from Kota Kinabalu to Davao via Manila, Iloilo
Ave. Duration
9 h 55 min
When
Tuesday and Saturday
Estimated price
$60 - $220
Flights from Kota Kinabalu to Davao via Manila, Cebu
Ave. Duration
11 h 30 min
When
Tuesday and Saturday
Estimated price
$60 - $220
Flights from Kota Kinabalu to Davao via Manila, Zamboanga
Ave. Duration
12 h 35 min
When
Tuesday and Saturday
Estimated price
$60 - $230
Flights from Kota Kinabalu to Butuan via Manila
Ave. Duration
7 h 40 min
When
Tuesday and Saturday
Estimated price
$45 - $180
Flights from Kota Kinabalu to Cotabato via Manila
Ave. Duration
11 h 5 min
When
Tuesday and Saturday
Estimated price
$60 - $230
Philippine Airlines
Website
philippineairlines.com
Flights from Kota Kinabalu to Cagayan via Manila
Ave. Duration
5 h 40 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$55 - $310
Flights from Kota Kinabalu to Cagayan via Kuala Lumpur, Manila
Ave. Duration
11 h 45 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$130 - $550
Flights from Kota Kinabalu to Cotabato via Manila
Ave. Duration
7 h 5 min
When
Tuesday and Saturday
Estimated price
$60 - $230
AirAsia Philippines
Website
airasia.com
Flights from Kota Kinabalu to Cagayan via Manila, Cebu
Ave. Duration
10 h 20 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$55 - $320
Flights from Kota Kinabalu to Davao via Manila
Ave. Duration
5 h 55 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$70 - $380
SilkAir
Website
silkair.com
Flights from Kota Kinabalu to Davao via Singapore Changi
Ave. Duration
7 h 30 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$200 - $600
Bus operators
RTMI (Rural Transit of Mindanao Incorporated)
Phone
+63 88 858 5887
Bus from Davao City to Valencia
Ave. Duration
3 h 30 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$2 - $10
Schedules at
facebook.com
Bus from Zamboanga to Iligan City
Ave. Duration
10 h 11 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$7 - $16
Schedules at
facebook.com
Bus from Zamboanga to Cagayan de Oro
Ave. Duration
12 h
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$8 - $16
Schedules at
facebook.com
Bus from Agora, Cagayan de Oro to Bukidnon
Ave. Duration
2 h 36 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$2 - $9
Schedules at
facebook.com
Tung Ma Express
Website
facebook.com
Bus from Kota Kinabalu North Bus Terminal Inanam to Sandakan
Ave. Duration
5 h
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$11
Schedules at
beautifulkk.com
Bintang Jaya Express
Website
bintangjayaexpress.com
Bus from Kota Kinabalu to Sandakan
Ave. Duration
6 h
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$9 - $13
Schedules at
bintangjayaexpress.com
Book at
easybook.com
Ferry operators
Aleson Shipping
Phone
63 (062) 992-0970
Website
aleson-shipping.com
Car ferry from Sandakan Harbour to Zamboanga
Ave. Duration
16 h
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$55 - $70
Schedules at
aleson-shipping.com
Economy
$59
Aircon
$64
Cabin
$70
Other operators
Taxi from Cagayan to San Miguel
Ave. Duration
1 h 58 min
Estimated price
$30 - $40
Cagayan de Oro First Taxi Drivers Alliance (Cafitada)
Phone
+63 927 631 9852

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