There are 7 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

$103 - $144

Cheapest option

Fly to Ozamis, ferry, drive  •  17 h 41 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

$65 - $234

5 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

$120 - $155

Fly to Cagayan, taxi  •  11 h 38 min

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

$80 - $240

Fly to Butuan, taxi  •  13 h 49 min

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

$115 - $265

Fly to Cotabato, taxi  •  18 h 28 min

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

$115 - $310

Fly to Davao, bus  •  14 h 38 min

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

$73 - $253

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Sandakan to Mindanao is to car ferry and drive which costs RM 420 - 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 taxi which costs RM 330 - RM 1000 and takes 11 h 38 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 490 - 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 Cagayan Airport. The quickest flight takes 13 h 20 min and has two stopovers.

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Cebgo, Philippine Airlines, Malaysia Airlines and three other airlines offer flights from Sandakan Airport to Cagayan 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 Cagayan via Kota Kinabalu, Manila
Ave. Duration
11 h 5 min
When
Monday, Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
$50 - $200
Flights from Sandakan to Cagayan via Kuala Lumpur, Manila
Ave. Duration
11 h 45 min
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
$90 - $270
Flights from Sandakan to Cagayan via Kota Kinabalu, Kuala Lumpur, Manila
Ave. Duration
13 h 52 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$130 - $400
Flights from Sandakan to Cagayan via Kota Kinabalu, Guangzhou, Manila
Ave. Duration
13 h 55 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$70 - $270
Flights from Sandakan to Ozamis via Kota Kinabalu, Manila
Ave. Duration
18 h 25 min
When
Monday, Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
$50 - $190
Flights from Sandakan to Ozamis via Kuala Lumpur, Manila
Ave. Duration
19 h 5 min
When
Monday, Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
$90 - $260
Flights from Sandakan to Ozamis via Kota Kinabalu, Kuala Lumpur, Manila
Ave. Duration
19 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $550
Flights from Sandakan to Ozamis via Kota Kinabalu, Bandar Seri Begawan, Manila
Ave. Duration
19 h 20 min
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
$55 - $200
Flights from Sandakan to Butuan via Kota Kinabalu, Manila
Ave. Duration
8 h 52 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$50 - $240
Flights from Sandakan to Butuan via Kota Kinabalu, Guangzhou, Manila
Ave. Duration
12 h 50 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$60 - $240
Flights from Sandakan to Butuan via Kuala Lumpur, Manila
Ave. Duration
15 h 50 min
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
$80 - $240
Flights from Sandakan to Butuan via Tawau, Kota Kinabalu, Manila
Ave. Duration
14 h 45 min
When
Monday, Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
$50 - $180
Flights from Sandakan to Cotabato via Kota Kinabalu, Manila
Ave. Duration
16 h
When
Monday, Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
$60 - $240
Flights from Sandakan to Cotabato via Kuala Lumpur, Manila
Ave. Duration
16 h 40 min
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
$110 - $320
Flights from Sandakan to Cotabato via Kota Kinabalu, Kuala Lumpur, Manila
Ave. Duration
19 h 55 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$130 - $470
Flights from Sandakan to Cotabato via Kota Kinabalu, Guangzhou, Manila
Ave. Duration
18 h 50 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$85 - $320
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 Davao via Kuala Lumpur, Singapore
Ave. Duration
11 h 20 min
When
Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
$95 - $290
Flights from Sandakan to Davao via Kota Kinabalu, Manila
Ave. Duration
11 h 45 min
When
Monday and Wednesday
Estimated price
$60 - $230
Flights from Sandakan to Davao via Kuala Lumpur, Manila
Ave. Duration
12 h 25 min
When
Monday, Wednesday and Sunday
Estimated price
$100 - $310
Flights from Sandakan to Davao via Kota Kinabalu, Manila, Bacolod
Ave. Duration
12 h 20 min
When
Monday, Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
$60 - $230
Flights from Sandakan to Davao via Kota Kinabalu, Singapore
Ave. Duration
15 h 45 min
When
Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
$90 - $280
Philippine Airlines
Website
philippineairlines.com
Flights from Sandakan to Cagayan via Kota Kinabalu, Manila
Ave. Duration
7 h 20 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$60 - $330
Flights from Sandakan to Ozamis via Kota Kinabalu, Manila
Ave. Duration
9 h 30 min
When
Monday, Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
$50 - $190
Flights from Sandakan to Ozamis via Kuala Lumpur, Singapore, Manila
Ave. Duration
16 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $550
Flights from Sandakan to Ozamis via Kota Kinabalu, Guangzhou, Manila
Ave. Duration
12 h 20 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$65 - $260
Flights from Sandakan to Ozamis via Kota Kinabalu, Singapore, Manila
Ave. Duration
19 h 25 min
When
Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$150 - $490
Flights from Sandakan to Ozamis via Tawau, Kota Kinabalu, Manila
Ave. Duration
14 h 15 min
When
Monday, Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
$55 - $200
Flights from Sandakan to Cotabato via Kota Kinabalu, Manila
Ave. Duration
12 h
When
Monday, Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
$60 - $240
Flights from Sandakan to Cotabato via Kuala Lumpur, Manila
Ave. Duration
18 h 12 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $340
Flights from Sandakan to Cotabato via Kuala Lumpur, Singapore, Manila
Ave. Duration
18 h 45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $650
Flights from Sandakan to Davao via Kuala Lumpur, Manila
Ave. Duration
14 h 40 min
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
$190 - $600
Cebgo
Website
cebupacificair.com
Flights from Sandakan to Cagayan via Kota Kinabalu, Manila, Cebu
Ave. Duration
10 h 35 min
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
$65 - $330
AirAsia Philippines
Website
airasia.com
Flights from Sandakan to Davao via Kota Kinabalu, Manila
Ave. Duration
7 h 35 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$75 - $400
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
$3 - $10
Schedules at
facebook.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
Cokaliong Shipping
Website
cokaliongshipping.com
Ferry from Ozamis to Iligan
Ave. Duration
2 h
Frequency
5 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
26 h
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$1 - $20
Schedules at
travel.2go.com.ph
Mega Value Class
$2
Super Value Class
$2
Tourist Class
$2
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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