There are 2 ways to get from Semporna to Manado by taxi, plane, bus, ferry 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.

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Taxi, fly  •  6 h 13 min

  1. Take a taxi from Semporna to Tawau
  2. Fly from Tawau (TWU) to Manado (MDC) TWU - MDC

$86 - $238

1 alternative option

Bus, ferry, car ferry  •  2 days 17 h

  1. Take the bus from Semporna to Lahad Datu
  2. Take the bus from Lahad Datu to Tawau Terminal Bus Sri Indah
  3. Take the ferry from Tawau to Tarakan
  4. Take the car ferry from Tarakan to Tolitoli
  5. Take the car ferry from Tolitoli to Bitung

$88 - $105

Questions & Answers

The distance between Semporna and Manado is 769 km.

It takes approximately 6 h 13 min to get from Semporna to Manado, including transfers.

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There is no direct flight from Tawau Airport to Manado Airport. The quickest flight takes 10 h 45 min and has two stopovers.

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Batik Air, PT. Sriwijaya Air, Lion Mentari Airlines and Malaysia Airlines offer flights from Tawau Airport to Manado Airport.

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There are 139+ hotels available in Manado. Prices start at $18 USD per night.

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Map of how to get from Semporna to Manado.
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  • Distance: 480.4 miles
  • Duration: 6 h 13 min

What companies run services between Semporna, Malaysia and Manado, Indonesia?

There is no direct connection from Semporna to Manado. However, you can take the taxi to Tawau airport, fly to Manado, then take the taxi to Manado. Alternatively, you can take a vehicle from Semporna to Manado via Lahad Datu, Tawau Terminal Bus Sri Indah, Tawau, Tarakan, Tarakan, Tolitoli, and Bitung in around 2 days 17 h.

Airlines
Batik Air
Website
batikair.com
Flights from Tawau to Manado via Kuala Lumpur, Soekarno–Hatta
Ave. Duration
10 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $800
Lion Mentari Airlines
Website
lionair.co.id
Flights from Tawau to Manado via Tarakan, Balikpapan
Ave. Duration
4 h 45 min
When
Monday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
$55 - $200
Bus operators
Dyana Express
Website
facebook.com
Bus from Semporna to Lahad Datu
Ave. Duration
2 h 9 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$9
Schedules at
dyanaexpressblog.blogspot.my
TransTedar Express
Website
transtedar.com
Bus from Lahad Datu to Tawau Terminal Bus Sri Indah
Ave. Duration
2 h 52 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$5
Schedules at
transtedar.com
Book at
easybook.com
Ferry operators
Indomaya Express
Ferry from Tawau to Tarakan
Ave. Duration
3 h
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$34
Schedules at
easybook.com
ASDP Indonesia Ferry
Website
indonesiaferry.co.id
Car ferry from Tarakan to Tolitoli
Ave. Duration
30 h
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$8
Schedules at
indonesiaferry.co.id
Pelni
Website
pelni.co.id
Car ferry from Tolitoli to Bitung
Ave. Duration
22 h 44 min
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$30 - $45
Schedules at
pelni.co.id
Other operators
Taxi from Semporna to Tawau
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
Estimated price
$28 - $35

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