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There are 2 ways to get from Tawau to Makassar by plane, ferry, car ferry or car

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Fly  •  4h 3m

  1. Fly from Tawau (TWU) to Sultan Hasanuddin (UPG) TWU - UPG

$57 - $157

1 alternative option

Ferry, car ferry, drive  •  2 days 13h

  1. Take the ferry from Tawau to Tarakan
  2. Take the car ferry from Tarakan to Tolitoli
  3. Take the car ferry from Torobulu to Tampo
  4. Drive from Tampo to Waara
  5. Take the car ferry from Waara to Baubau
  6. Take the ferry from Baubau to Makassar

$74 - $87

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Tawau to Makassar is to ferry and car ferry and drive which costs RM 300 - RM 360 and takes 2 days 13h.

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The quickest way to get from Tawau to Makassar is to fly which costs RM 230 - RM 700 and takes 4h 3m.

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The distance between Tawau and Makassar is 1058 km.

It takes approximately 4h 3m to get from Tawau to Makassar, including transfers.

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There is no direct flight from Tawau Airport to Sultan Hasanuddin Airport. The quickest flight takes 9h 20m and has one stopover.

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Malaysia Airlines and Lion Mentari Airlines offer flights from Tawau Airport to Sultan Hasanuddin Airport.

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There are 177+ hotels available in Makassar. Prices start at $13 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Tawau to Tawau Airport is to taxi which takes 27m and costs RM 45 - RM 55.

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Map of how to get from Tawau to Makassar.
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  • Distance: 661.5 miles
  • Duration: 4h 3m

What companies run services between Tawau, Malaysia and Makassar, Indonesia?

Malaysia Airlines and Lion Mentari Airlines fly from Tawau to Makassar 3 times a week.

Airlines
Lion Mentari Airlines
Website
lionair.co.id
Flights from Tawau to Sultan Hasanuddin via Tarakan
Ave. Duration
3h 20m
When
Monday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
$35 - $130
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
Car ferry from Torobulu to Tampo
Ave. Duration
2h 30m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$2
Schedules at
indonesiaferry.co.id
Car ferry from Waara to Baubau
Ave. Duration
30m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$1
Schedules at
indonesiaferry.co.id
Pelni
Website
pelni.co.id
Ferry from Baubau to Makassar
Ave. Duration
16h 3m
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$18 - $25
Schedules at
pelni.co.id

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