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There are 5 ways to get from Tawau Airport (TWU) to Lahad Datu by bus, taxi, car or plane

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Minibus, bus Dyana Express  •  4 h 48 min

  1. Take the Minibus from Tawau Airport (TWU) to Semporna
  2. Take the bus from Semporna to Lahad Datu

$33

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Minibus, bus Sabariah Express  •  5 h 35 min

  1. Take the Minibus from Tawau Airport (TWU) to Semporna
  2. Take the bus from Semporna to Lahad Datu

$32

3 alternative options

Taxi  •  1 h 47 min

  1. Take a taxi from Tawau Airport (TWU) to Lahad Datu 77.9 miles

$40 - $50

Drive  •  1 h 47 min

  1. Drive from Tawau Airport (TWU) to Lahad Datu 77.9 miles

$5 - $9

Fly, bus  •  5 h

  1. Fly from Tawau (TWU) to Sandakan (SDK) TWU - SDK
  2. Take the bus from Sandakan Express Bus Terminal to Lahad Datu

$45 - $135

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The cheapest way to get from Tawau Airport (TWU) to Lahad Datu is to drive which costs RM 24 - RM 35 and takes 1 h 47 min.

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The quickest way to get from Tawau Airport (TWU) to Lahad Datu is to taxi which costs RM 170 - RM 210 and takes 1 h 47 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Tawau Airport (TWU) to Lahad Datu. However, there are services departing from Tawau Airport (TWU) and arriving at Lahad Datu via Semporna. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 4 h 48 min.

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The distance between Tawau Airport (TWU) and Lahad Datu is 83 km. The road distance is 124.6 km.

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The best way to get from Tawau Airport (TWU) to Lahad Datu without a car is to Minibus and bus which takes 4 h 48 min and costs RM 138.

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It takes approximately 4 h 48 min to get from Tawau Airport (TWU) to Lahad Datu, including transfers.

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Tawau Airport (TWU) to Lahad Datu bus services, operated by Syarikat Uddang, depart from Tawau Airport (TWU) station.

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The quickest flight from Tawau Airport to Sandakan Airport is the direct flight which takes 40 min.

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Tawau Airport (TWU) to Lahad Datu bus services, operated by Dyana Express, arrive at Lahad Datu station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Tawau Airport (TWU) to Lahad Datu is 125 km. It takes approximately 1 h 47 min to drive from Tawau Airport (TWU) to Lahad Datu.

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  • Distance: 51.7 miles
  • Duration: 4 h 48 min

What companies run services between Tawau Airport (TWU), Malaysia and Lahad Datu, Malaysia?

You can take a bus from Tawau Airport (TWU) to Lahad Datu via Semporna in around 4 h 48 min.

Airlines
Malaysia Airlines
Website
malaysiaairlines.com
Flights from Tawau to Sandakan
Ave. Duration
42 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$29 - $240
Bus operators
Syarikat Uddang
Website
12go.asia
Bus from Tawau Airport (TWU) to Semporna
Ave. Duration
1 h 39 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$24
Schedules at
easybook.com
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
Bus from Sandakan Express Bus Terminal to Lahad Datu
Ave. Duration
3 h 11 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$11
Schedules at
dyanaexpressblog.blogspot.com
Sabariah Express
Website
easybook.com
Bus from Semporna to Lahad Datu
Ave. Duration
2 h 56 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$8
Schedules at
easybook.com
Other operators
Taxi from Tawau Airport (TWU) to Lahad Datu
Ave. Duration
1 h 47 min
Estimated price
$40 - $50
Pertubuhan Pemandu & Pengusaha Teksi
Phone
+60 89-776 475

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Malaysia Airlines offers flights from Tawau Airport to Sandakan Airport.

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There are 12+ hotels available in Lahad Datu. Prices start at $16 USD per night.

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