There are 3 ways to get from Tawau to Tarakan by plane or ferry

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Fly from Tawau  •  1 h 13 min

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

$102 - $1,815

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Ferry  •  3 h 24 min

  1. Take the ferry from Tawau to Tarakan

$36 - $38

1 alternative option

Ferry to Nunukan, fly  •  2 h 25 min

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

$38 - $220

Questions & Answers

The distance between Tawau and Tarakan is 109 km.

The best way to get from Tawau to Tarakan without a car is to ferry which takes 3 h 24 min and costs .

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

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

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Malaysia Airlines offers flights from Tawau Airport to Tarakan Airport.

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There are seven+ hotels available in Tarakan. Prices start at $100 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 Tarakan.
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  • Distance: 68 miles
  • Duration: 1 h 13 min

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

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

Airlines
Xpress Air
Website
xpressair.co.id
Flights from Nunukan to Tarakan
Ave. Duration
22 min
When
Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$19 - $200
Malaysia Airlines
Website
malaysiaairlines.com
Flights from Tawau to Tarakan
Ave. Duration
40 min
When
Monday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
$90 - $750
Ferry operators
Mid East Express
Ferry from Tawau to Nunukan
Ave. Duration
1 h
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$19
Book at
easybook.com
Indomaya Express
Ferry from Tawau to Tarakan
Ave. Duration
3 h
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$34
Schedules at
easybook.com

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