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There are 2 ways to get from Tawau to Tarakan by plane or ferry

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Fly  •  1h 13m

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

$102 - $1,815

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Ferry  •  3h 22m

  1. Take the ferry from Tawau to Tarakan

$36 - $38

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The cheapest way to get from Tawau to Tarakan is to ferry which costs RM 145 - RM 160 and takes 3h 22m.

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The quickest way to get from Tawau to Tarakan is to fly which costs RM 420 - RM 8000 and takes 1h 13m.

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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 3h 22m and costs RM 145 - RM 160.

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It takes approximately 1h 13m 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 40m.

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Malaysia Airlines offers flights from Tawau Airport to Tarakan Airport.

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There are 10+ 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 27m and costs RM 45 - RM 55.

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Map of how to get from Tawau to Tarakan.
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  • Distance: 68 miles
  • Duration: 1h 13m

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

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

Malaysia Airlines
Flights from Tawau to Tarakan
Ave. Duration
Monday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
$90 - $750
Ferry operators
Indomaya Express
Ferry from Tawau to Tarakan
Ave. Duration
Twice daily
Estimated price
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