There are 4 ways to get from Tarakan to Sabah by plane, 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  •  1 h 13 min

  1. Fly from Tarakan (TRK) to Tawau (TWU) TRK - TWU

$102 - $1,816

Cheapest option

Fly to Nunukan, ferry  •  2 h 25 min

  1. Fly from Tarakan (TRK) to Nunukan (NNX) TRK - NNX
  2. Take the ferry from Nunukan to Tawau

$43 - $261

2 alternative options

Fly to Kota Kinabalu  •  7 h 44 min

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

$64 - $417

Ferry, bus  •  13 h 42 min

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

$49 - $57

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Tarakan to Sabah is to ferry and bus which costs Rp700000 - Rp850000 and takes 13 h 42 min.

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

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The distance between Tarakan and Sabah is 262 km.

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

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

Malaysia Airlines flies from Tarakan to Tawau 3 times a week.

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
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
Xpress Air
Website
xpressair.co.id
Flights from Tarakan to Nunukan
Ave. Duration
20 min
When
Monday, Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
$23 - $240
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
Mid East Express
Ferry from Nunukan to Tawau
Ave. Duration
1 h
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$19
Book at
easybook.com
Indomaya Express
Ferry from Tarakan to Tawau
Ave. Duration
3 h
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$35
Schedules at
easybook.com

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