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There are 8 ways to get from Sandakan to Mindanao by car ferry, car, bus, taxi, plane or 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

Car ferry, drive  •  25 h 54 min

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

$104 - $145

Cheapest option

Fly to Ozamis, ferry, drive  •  18 h 16 min

  1. Fly from Sandakan (SDK) to Ozamis (OZC) SDK - OZC
  2. Take the ferry from Ozamis to Iligan
  3. Drive from Iligan to San Miguel

$67 - $234

6 alternative options

Car ferry, bus, taxi  •  30 h 51 min

  1. Take the car ferry from Sandakan Harbour to Zamboanga
  2. Take the bus from Zamboanga to Iligan City
  3. Take a taxi from Iligan to Lurugan

$121 - $156

Fly to Laguindingan, taxi  •  16 h 38 min

  1. Fly from Sandakan (SDK) to Laguindingan (CGY) SDK - CGY
  2. Take a taxi from Laguindingan to San Miguel

$80 - $240

Fly to Cotabato, taxi  •  19 h 53 min

  1. Fly from Sandakan (SDK) to Cotabato (CBO) SDK - CBO
  2. Take a taxi from Cotabato to San Miguel

$115 - $310

Fly to Butuan, taxi  •  16 h 14 min

  1. Fly from Sandakan (SDK) to Butuan (BXU) SDK - BXU
  2. Take a taxi from Butuan to Bantuanon

$115 - $270

Fly to Davao, bus  •  16 h 3 min

  1. Fly from Sandakan (SDK) to Davao (DVO) SDK - DVO
  2. Take the bus from Davao City to Valencia

$72 - $254

Fly to Dipolog, drive, ferry  •  19 h 26 min

  1. Fly from Sandakan (SDK) to Dipolog (DPL) SDK - DPL
  2. Drive from Dipolog to Ozamis
  3. Take the ferry from Ozamis to Iligan
  4. Drive from Iligan to San Miguel

$91 - $299

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Sandakan to Mindanao is to car ferry and drive which costs RM 430 - RM 600 and takes 25 h 54 min.

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The quickest way to get from Sandakan to Mindanao is to fly and bus which costs RM 300 - RM 1100 and takes 16 h 3 min.

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The distance between Sandakan and Mindanao is 783 km.

The best way to get from Sandakan to Mindanao without a car is to car ferry and bus and taxi which takes 30 h 51 min and costs RM 500 - RM 650.

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It takes approximately 25 h 54 min to get from Sandakan to Mindanao, including transfers.

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There is no direct flight from Sandakan Airport to Laguindingan Airport. The quickest flight takes 18 h 20 min and has two stopovers.

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Philippine Airlines, AirAsia Philippines, Malaysia Airlines and two other airlines offer flights from Sandakan Airport to Laguindingan Airport.

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The best way to get from Sandakan to Sandakan Airport is to Minibus which takes 20 min and costs RM 2.

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Map of how to get from Sandakan to Mindanao.
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  • Distance: 489.6 miles
  • Duration: 25 h 54 min

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

There is no direct connection from Sandakan to Lurugan. However, you can take the car ferry to Zamboanga then take the drive to Lurugan. Alternatively, you can take the car ferry to Zamboanga, take the walk to Zamboanga, take the bus to Iligan, then take the taxi to Lurugan.

Airlines
Cebu Pacific
Website
cebupacificair.com
Flights from Sandakan to Laguindingan via Kota Kinabalu, Manila
Ave. Duration
12 h 25 min
When
Monday, Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
$50 - $200
Flights from Sandakan to Laguindingan via Kuala Lumpur, Manila
Ave. Duration
13 h 57 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $400
Flights from Sandakan to Laguindingan via Kota Kinabalu, Kuala Lumpur, Manila
Ave. Duration
15 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$85 - $280
Flights from Sandakan to Laguindingan via Kota Kinabalu, Hong Kong, Manila
Ave. Duration
14 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$65 - $260
Flights from Sandakan to Laguindingan via Kota Kinabalu, Manila, Mactan–Cebu
Ave. Duration
16 h 50 min
When
Monday, Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
$50 - $200
Flights from Sandakan to Laguindingan via Tawau, Kota Kinabalu, Manila
Ave. Duration
17 h 25 min
When
Monday, Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
$55 - $200
Flights from Sandakan to Ozamis via Kota Kinabalu, Manila
Ave. Duration
10 h 5 min
When
Monday, Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
$50 - $190
Flights from Sandakan to Ozamis via Kota Kinabalu, Guangzhou Baiyun, Manila
Ave. Duration
13 h 10 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$65 - $260
Flights from Sandakan to Ozamis via Kuala Lumpur, Kota Kinabalu, Manila
Ave. Duration
14 h 20 min
When
Monday, Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
$80 - $300
Flights from Sandakan to Ozamis via Tawau, Kota Kinabalu, Manila
Ave. Duration
15 h 5 min
When
Monday, Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
$55 - $200
Flights from Sandakan to Ozamis via Kuala Lumpur, Manila
Ave. Duration
18 h 45 min
When
Monday, Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
$90 - $260
Flights from Sandakan to Cotabato via Kota Kinabalu, Manila
Ave. Duration
15 h 45 min
When
Monday, Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
$60 - $240
Flights from Sandakan to Cotabato via Kuala Lumpur, Manila
Ave. Duration
16 h 1 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $600
Flights from Sandakan to Cotabato via Kota Kinabalu, Guangzhou Baiyun, Manila
Ave. Duration
13 h 25 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$85 - $320
Flights from Sandakan to Cotabato via Kota Kinabalu, Hong Kong, Manila
Ave. Duration
16 h 45 min
When
Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$80 - $310
Flights from Sandakan to Cotabato via Kota Kinabalu, Kuala Lumpur, Manila
Ave. Duration
17 h 47 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $340
Flights from Sandakan to Cotabato via Kuala Lumpur, Kota Kinabalu, Manila
Ave. Duration
20 h
When
Monday, Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
$100 - $360
Flights from Sandakan to Cotabato via Kota Kinabalu, Taiwan Taoyuan, Manila
Ave. Duration
20 h 15 min
When
Tuesday and Sunday
Estimated price
$140 - $600
Flights from Sandakan to Cotabato via Tawau, Kota Kinabalu, Manila
Ave. Duration
20 h 45 min
When
Monday, Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
$65 - $240
Flights from Sandakan to Butuan via Kota Kinabalu, Manila
Ave. Duration
10 h 10 min
When
Monday, Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
$45 - $180
Flights from Sandakan to Butuan via Kuala Lumpur, Manila
Ave. Duration
16 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $360
Flights from Sandakan to Butuan via Kota Kinabalu, Guangzhou Baiyun, Manila
Ave. Duration
13 h 15 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$60 - $240
Flights from Sandakan to Butuan via Kuala Lumpur, Kota Kinabalu, Manila
Ave. Duration
14 h 25 min
When
Monday, Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
$75 - $280
Flights from Sandakan to Butuan via Tawau, Kota Kinabalu, Manila
Ave. Duration
15 h 10 min
When
Monday, Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
$50 - $180
Flights from Sandakan to Davao via Kuala Lumpur, Singapore Changi
Ave. Duration
11 h 40 min
When
Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$95 - $290
Flights from Sandakan to Davao via Kota Kinabalu, Manila
Ave. Duration
11 h 50 min
When
Monday, Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
$60 - $230
Flights from Sandakan to Davao via Kuala Lumpur, Manila
Ave. Duration
12 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $310
Flights from Sandakan to Davao via Kota Kinabalu, Singapore Changi
Ave. Duration
15 h 35 min
When
Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$90 - $280
Flights from Sandakan to Dipolog via Kota Kinabalu, Manila
Ave. Duration
14 h 40 min
When
Monday, Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
$65 - $240
Flights from Sandakan to Dipolog via Kuala Lumpur, Manila
Ave. Duration
14 h 50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $330
Flights from Sandakan to Dipolog via Kota Kinabalu, Guangzhou Baiyun, Manila
Ave. Duration
17 h 45 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$85 - $330
Flights from Sandakan to Dipolog via Kota Kinabalu, Kuala Lumpur, Manila
Ave. Duration
17 h 45 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$110 - $330
Flights from Sandakan to Dipolog via Kuala Lumpur, Kota Kinabalu, Manila
Ave. Duration
18 h 55 min
When
Monday, Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
$100 - $370
Flights from Sandakan to Dipolog via Tawau, Kota Kinabalu, Manila
Ave. Duration
19 h 40 min
When
Monday, Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
$65 - $250
Philippine Airlines
Website
philippineairlines.com
Flights from Sandakan to Laguindingan via Kota Kinabalu, Kuala Lumpur, Manila
Ave. Duration
12 h 50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $550
Flights from Sandakan to Ozamis via Kuala Lumpur, Manila
Ave. Duration
16 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $550
Flights from Sandakan to Ozamis via Kuala Lumpur, Singapore Changi, Manila
Ave. Duration
13 h 35 min
When
Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$160 - $550
Flights from Sandakan to Cotabato via Kuala Lumpur, Singapore Changi, Manila
Ave. Duration
18 h 5 min
When
Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$200 - $650
Flights from Sandakan to Cotabato via Kota Kinabalu, Manila
Ave. Duration
13 h 50 min
When
Monday, Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
$60 - $240
Flights from Sandakan to Cotabato via Kuala Lumpur, Manila
Ave. Duration
14 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $320
Flights from Sandakan to Butuan via Kuala Lumpur, Singapore Changi, Manila
Ave. Duration
13 h 40 min
When
Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$150 - $480
Flights from Sandakan to Davao via Kuala Lumpur, Manila
Ave. Duration
10 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $600
Flights from Sandakan to Dipolog via Kuala Lumpur, Manila
Ave. Duration
15 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $750
Flights from Sandakan to Dipolog via Kuala Lumpur, Singapore Changi, Manila
Ave. Duration
13 h 40 min
When
Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$210 - $650
Flights from Sandakan to Dipolog via Kota Kinabalu, Manila
Ave. Duration
9 h 25 min
When
Monday, Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
$65 - $240
Flights from Sandakan to Dipolog via Kota Kinabalu, Kuala Lumpur, Manila
Ave. Duration
15 h 50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $360
AirAsia Philippines
Website
airasia.com
Flights from Sandakan to Laguindingan via Kuala Lumpur, Manila
Ave. Duration
16 h 35 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$140 - $650
Flights from Sandakan to Laguindingan via Kota Kinabalu, Guangzhou Baiyun, Manila
Ave. Duration
15 h 25 min
When
Monday and Wednesday
Estimated price
$70 - $270
Flights from Sandakan to Laguindingan via Kota Kinabalu, Manila
Ave. Duration
18 h 45 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$60 - $330
Flights from Sandakan to Davao via Kota Kinabalu, Manila
Ave. Duration
9 h
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$75 - $400
Flights from Sandakan to Davao via Kuala Lumpur, Manila
Ave. Duration
15 h 10 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$160 - $750
SilkAir
Website
silkair.com
Flights from Sandakan to Davao via Kuala Lumpur, Singapore Changi
Ave. Duration
15 h 45 min
When
Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
$220 - $650
Bus operators
RTMI (Rural Transit of Mindanao Incorporated)
Phone
+63 88 858 5887
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 Davao City to Valencia
Ave. Duration
3 h 30 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$2 - $10
Schedules at
facebook.com
Ferry operators
Aleson Shipping
Phone
63 (062) 992-0970
Website
facebook.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
$65
Cabin
$70
Cokaliong Shipping
Phone
(032) 232-7211
Website
cokaliongshipping.com
Ferry from Ozamis to Iligan
Ave. Duration
2 h
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$3 - $23
Schedules at
cokaliongshipping.com
Economy
$4
Tourist
$5
Cabin
$7
Suite Room
$23
2 GO Travel
Phone
(+63 2) 528.7209
Email
info@2go.com.ph
Website
travel.2go.com.ph
Ferry from Ozamis Pier to Iligan Port
Ave. Duration
2 h
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$10 - $20
Schedules at
travel.2go.com.ph
Mega Value Class
$11
Super Value Class
$13
Tourist Class
$16
Cabin for 4
$20
Other operators
Taxi from Iligan to Lurugan
Ave. Duration
3 h 26 min
Estimated price
$55 - $70

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