There are 3 ways to get from Zamboanga to Sandakan Airport (SDK) by plane or bus

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

Fly to Sandakan  •  7 h 40 min

  1. Fly from Zamboanga (ZAM) to Sandakan (SDK) ZAM - SDK

$250 - $950

Cheapest option

Fly to Kota Kinabalu, bus  •  11 h 38 min

  1. Fly from Zamboanga (ZAM) to Kota Kinabalu (BKI) ZAM - BKI
  2. Take the bus from Kota Kinabalu North Bus Terminal Inanam to Sandakan

$89 - $287

1 alternative option

Fly to Lahad Datu, bus  •  14 h 19 min

  1. Fly from Zamboanga (ZAM) to Lahad Datu (LDU) ZAM - LDU
  2. Take the bus from Lahad Datu to Sandakan Express Bus Terminal

$217 - $740

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Zamboanga to Sandakan Airport (SDK) is to fly and bus which costs ₱4,700 - ₱16,000 and takes 11 h 38 min.

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The quickest way to get from Zamboanga to Sandakan Airport (SDK) is to fly which takes 7 h 40 min and costs ₱13,000 - ₱49,000.

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The distance between Zamboanga and Sandakan Airport (SDK) is 457 km.

It takes approximately 7 h 40 min to fly from Zamboanga (ZAM) to Sandakan (SDK), including transfers and time at the airport.

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What companies run services between Zamboanga, Philippines and Sandakan Airport (SDK), Malaysia?

Cebu Pacific, AirAsia and five other airlines fly from Zamboanga to Sandakan Airport (SDK) every 4 hours.

Airlines
Malaysia Airlines
Website
malaysiaairlines.com
Flights from Zamboanga to Sandakan via Manila, Kota Kinabalu, Tawau
Ave. Duration
16 h 15 min
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
$260 - $950
Flights from Zamboanga to Sandakan via Manila, Bandar Seri Begawan, Kota Kinabalu
Ave. Duration
11 h 35 min
When
Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$480 - $1,000
Flights from Zamboanga to Sandakan via Manila, Singapore, Kota Kinabalu
Ave. Duration
14 h 25 min
When
Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$750 - $2,400
Flights from Zamboanga to Lahad Datu via Manila, Kota Kinabalu
Ave. Duration
11 h 13 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$210 - $900
Flights from Zamboanga to Lahad Datu via Davao, Manila, Kota Kinabalu
Ave. Duration
17 h 10 min
When
Monday, Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
$220 - $800
Flights from Zamboanga to Lahad Datu via Manila, Kuala Lumpur, Kota Kinabalu
Ave. Duration
19 h
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$500 - $2,000
AirAsia
Website
airasia.com
Flights from Zamboanga to Sandakan via Manila, Kota Kinabalu
Ave. Duration
10 h 41 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$270 - $1,200
Cebu Pacific
Website
cebupacificair.com
Flights from Zamboanga to Kota Kinabalu via Manila
Ave. Duration
6 h 12 min
When
Monday, Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
$70 - $270
AirAsia Philippines
Website
airasia.com
Flights from Zamboanga to Kota Kinabalu via Manila
Ave. Duration
4 h 50 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$85 - $450
Bus operators
Tung Ma Express
Website
facebook.com
Bus from Kota Kinabalu North Bus Terminal Inanam to Sandakan
Ave. Duration
5 h
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$11
Schedules at
beautifulkk.com
Dyana Express
Website
facebook.com
Bus from Lahad Datu to Sandakan Express Bus Terminal
Ave. Duration
3 h 12 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$11
Schedules at
dyanaexpressblog.blogspot.com

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