There are 4 ways to get from Tarakan to Sabah by plane, taxi, ferry or bus

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 Tawau, taxi  •  1 h 13 min

  1. Fly from Tarakan (TRK) to Tawau (TWU) TRK - TWU
  2. Take a taxi from Tawau to Tawau

$102 - $1,817

Cheapest option

Ferry, bus  •  13 h 25 min

  1. Take the ferry from Tarakan to Tawau
  2. Take the bus from Tawau to Kota Kinabalu

$50 - $58

2 alternative options

Fly to Kota Kinabalu  •  7 h 44 min

  1. Fly from Tarakan (TRK) to Kota Kinabalu (BKI) TRK - BKI

$64 - $417

Fly to Sandakan  •  6 h 55 min

  1. Fly from Tarakan (TRK) to Sandakan (SDK) TRK - SDK

$192 - $1,403

What companies run services between Tarakan, Indonesia and Sabah, Malaysia?

Malaysia Airlines, Lion Mentari Airlines and two other airlines fly from Tarakan to Penampang twice daily.

Airlines
Malaysia Airlines
Website
malaysiaairlines.com
Flights from Tarakan to Tawau
Ave. Duration
40 min
When
Monday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
$90 - $750
Flights from Tarakan to Kota Kinabalu via Tawau
Ave. Duration
9 h 7 min
When
Monday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
$60 - $410
Flights from Tarakan to Kota Kinabalu via Tawau, Sandakan
Ave. Duration
10 h 25 min
When
Monday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
$65 - $420
Flights from Tarakan to Sandakan via Tawau
Ave. Duration
6 h 15 min
When
Monday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
$190 - $1,400
Flights from Tarakan to Sandakan via Tawau, Kota Kinabalu
Ave. Duration
9 h 15 min
When
Monday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
$230 - $1,500
Batik Air
Website
batikair.com
Flights from Tarakan to Kota Kinabalu via Jakarta
Ave. Duration
9 h 47 min
When
Tuesday and Saturday
Estimated price
$130 - $600
Bus operators
Bintang Jaya Express
Website
bintangjayaexpress.com
Bus from Tawau to Kota Kinabalu
Ave. Duration
9 h
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$11 - $18
Schedules at
bintangjayaexpress.com
Book at
easybook.com
Ferry operators
ferry
Ferry from Tarakan to Tawau
Ave. Duration
3 h
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$36
Other operators
Taxi from Tawau to Tawau
Ave. Duration
28 min
Estimated price
$11 - $15
Pertubuhan Pemandu & Pengusaha Teksi
Phone
+60 89-776 475

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Questions & Answers

How far is it from Tarakan to Sabah?

The distance between Tarakan and Sabah is 262 km.

What is the cheapest way to get from Tarakan to Sabah?

The cheapest way to get from Tarakan to Sabah is to ferry and bus which costs Rp650000 - Rp800000 and takes 13 h 25 min.

What is the fastest way to get from Tarakan to Sabah?

The quickest way to get from Tarakan to Sabah is to fly and taxi which takes 1 h 13 min and costs Rp1400000 - Rp26000000.

How long does it take to get from Tarakan to Sabah?

It takes approximately 1 h 13 min to get from Tarakan to Sabah, including transfers.