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

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Fly to Sandakan  •  7 h 55 min

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

$250 - $950

Cheapest option

Car ferry  •  16 h 12 min

  1. Take the car ferry from Zamboanga to Sandakan Harbour

$64 - $77

1 alternative 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

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

The best way to get from Zamboanga to Sandakan Airport (SDK) without a car is to car ferry which takes 16 h 12 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 7 h 55 min to fly from Zamboanga (ZAM) to Sandakan (SDK), including transfers and time at the airport.

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There is no direct flight from Zamboanga Airport to Sandakan Airport. The quickest flight takes 13 h 55 min and has two stopovers.

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AirAsia Philippines, SilkAir, Royal Brunei Airlines and four other airlines offer flights from Zamboanga Airport to Sandakan Airport.

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There are 72+ hotels available in Sandakan Airport (SDK). Prices start at $14 USD per night.

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Map of how to get from Zamboanga to Sandakan Airport (SDK).
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  • Distance: 285.9 miles
  • Duration: 7 h 55 min

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
AirAsia
Website
airasia.com
Flights from Zamboanga to Sandakan via Manila, Kota Kinabalu
Ave. Duration
9 h 25 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$280 - $1,300
Flights from Zamboanga to Sandakan via Manila, Kuala Lumpur
Ave. Duration
14 h 7 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$550 - $1,900
Malaysia Airlines
Website
malaysiaairlines.com
Flights from Zamboanga to Sandakan via Manila, Kota Kinabalu, Tawau
Ave. Duration
14 h 30 min
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
$260 - $950
Flights from Zamboanga to Sandakan via Manila, Bandar Seri Begawan, Kota Kinabalu
Ave. Duration
14 h 25 min
When
Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$480 - $1,000
Flights from Zamboanga to Sandakan via Manila, Singapore Changi, Kota Kinabalu
Ave. Duration
14 h 25 min
When
Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$750 - $2,400
Cebu Pacific
Website
cebupacificair.com
Flights from Zamboanga to Kota Kinabalu via Manila
Ave. Duration
5 h 46 min
When
Monday 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
Ferry operators
Aleson Shipping
Phone
63 (062) 992-0970
Website
aleson-shipping.com
Car ferry from Zamboanga to Sandakan Harbour
Ave. Duration
16 h
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$55 - $70
Schedules at
aleson-shipping.com
Economy
$59
Aircon
$65
Cabin
$70

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