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There are 2 ways to get from Semporna to Manado by bus, ferry, car ferry or plane

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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Minibus, ferry, car ferry  •  2 days 11h

  1. Take the Minibus from Semporna to Tawau Airport
  2. Take the ferry from Tawau to Tarakan
  3. Take the car ferry from Tarakan to Tolitoli
  4. Take the ferry from Tolitoli to Bitung

$110 - $130

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Minibus, fly  •  11h 41m

  1. Take the Minibus from Semporna to Tawau Airport
  2. Fly from Tawau (TWU) to Manado (MDC) TWU - MDC

$92 - $269

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Semporna to Manado is to Minibus and ferry and car ferry which costs RM 450 - RM 550 and takes 2 days 11h.

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The quickest way to get from Semporna to Manado is to Minibus and fly which costs RM 380 - RM 1200 and takes 11h 41m.

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The distance between Semporna and Manado is 769 km.

It takes approximately 2 days 11h 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 13h 50m and has two stopovers.

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SilkAir, Citilink Indonesia, Batik Air and three other airlines offer flights from Tawau Airport to Manado Airport.

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There are 154+ hotels available in Manado. Prices start at $17 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: 2 days 11h

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

There is no direct connection from Semporna to Manado. However, you can take the Minibus to Tawau Airport, take the drive to Tawau, take the ferry to Tarakan, take the drive to Tarakan, take the car ferry to Tolitoli, take the walk to Tolitoli, take the ferry to Bitung, then take the taxi to Manado. Alternatively, you can take the Minibus to Tawau Airport, take the walk to Tawau airport, fly to Manado, then take the taxi to Manado.

Airlines
Batik Air
Website
batikair.com
Flights from Tawau to Manado via Kuala Lumpur, Soekarno–Hatta
Ave. Duration
12h 27m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $800
Lion Mentari Airlines
Website
lionair.co.id
Flights from Tawau to Manado via Tarakan, Sultan Hasanuddin
Ave. Duration
11h 50m
When
Monday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
$65 - $240
Flights from Tawau to Manado via Kota Kinabalu, Shenzhen
Ave. Duration
16h 30m
When
Monday, Wednesday and Saturday
Estimated price
$130 - $480
SilkAir
Website
silkair.com
Flights from Tawau to Manado via Kuala Lumpur, Singapore Changi
Ave. Duration
16h 15m
When
Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$280 - $800
Citilink Indonesia
Website
Flights from Tawau to Manado via Tarakan, Sultan Hasanuddin
Ave. Duration
7h 50m
When
Monday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
$65 - $240
Bus operators
Syarikat Uddang
Website
12go.asia
Bus from Semporna to Tawau Airport
Ave. Duration
1h 39m
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$24
Schedules at
easybook.com
Ferry operators
Indomaya Express
Ferry from Tawau to Tarakan
Ave. Duration
3h
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$34
Schedules at
easybook.com
ASDP Indonesia Ferry
Phone
(021) 191
Website
indonesiaferry.co.id
Car ferry from Tarakan to Tolitoli
Ave. Duration
30h
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$8
Schedules at
indonesiaferry.co.id
Pelni
Website
pelni.co.id
Ferry from Tolitoli to Bitung
Ave. Duration
20h 53m
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$30 - $45
Schedules at
pelni.co.id

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