There are 3 ways to get from Tawau to Makassar by ferry, plane, car ferry or car

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

Ferry to Tarakan, fly  •  6 h 13 min

  1. Take the ferry from Tawau to Tarakan
  2. Fly from Tarakan (TRK) to Ujung Pandang (UPG) TRK - UPG

$92 - $201

Cheapest option

Fly from Tawau  •  4 h 3 min

  1. Fly from Tawau (TWU) to Ujung Pandang (UPG) TWU - UPG

$57 - $157

1 alternative option

Ferry, car ferry, drive  •  2 days 9 h

  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 car ferry from Baubau to Makassar

$74 - $87

Questions & Answers

The distance between Tawau and Makassar is 1058 km.

It takes approximately 6 h 13 min to get from Tawau to Makassar, including transfers.

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The quickest flight from Tarakan Airport to Ujung Pandang Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h 40 min.

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Lion Mentari Airlines offers flights from Tarakan Airport to Ujung Pandang Airport.

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There are 134+ hotels available in Makassar. Prices start at $14 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Tawau to Tawau Airport is to taxi which takes 27 min and costs .

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Map of how to get from Tawau to Makassar.
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  • Distance: 661.5 miles
  • Duration: 6 h 13 min

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 Tarakan to Ujung Pandang
Ave. Duration
1 h 40 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$45 - $150
Flights from Tawau to Ujung Pandang via Tarakan
Ave. Duration
3 h 20 min
When
Monday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
$35 - $130
Ferry operators
Indomaya Express
Ferry from Tawau to Tarakan
Ave. Duration
3 h
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$34
Schedules at
easybook.com
ASDP Indonesia Ferry
Website
indonesiaferry.co.id
Car ferry from Tarakan to Tolitoli
Ave. Duration
30 h
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$8
Schedules at
indonesiaferry.co.id
Car ferry from Torobulu to Tampo
Ave. Duration
2 h 30 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$2
Schedules at
indonesiaferry.co.id
Car ferry from Waara to Baubau
Ave. Duration
30 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$1
Schedules at
indonesiaferry.co.id
Pelni
Website
pelni.co.id
Car ferry from Baubau to Makassar
Ave. Duration
12 h 46 min
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$18 - $25
Schedules at
pelni.co.id

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