How to travel from Makassar to Manado, Indonesia

The distance between Makassar and Manado is around 981km (609 miles) and the quickest way to get there is to fly which takes around 2h 15m.

3 routes found

We've found 3 different ways to get from Makassar to Manado by plane, ferry and car. The recommended routes, which include information on duration, ticket price, and level of difficulty, can be found below.

👋 Also check out ManadoMakassar if you're planning a return trip.

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Fly

Fly from Sultan Hasanuddin (UPG) to Manado (MDC).

  • Duration2h 15m
  • Flight time1h 45m
  • Typical cost
    IDR 1,078,415($72)
Operated by

Citilink Indonesia

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ferry
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Ferry

Take a ferry to Balikpapan and then to Bitung.

  • Duration3 days 1h
  • Departsonce a week
  • Typical cost
    IDR 898,675($60)
Operated by

Pelni

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Drive

Drive to Manado.

  • Duration1 day 1h
  • Distance1,717km (1,067 miles)
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Frequently asked questionsabout travel between Makassar and Manado

There are several options for getting from Makassar to Manado by plane, ferry and car. The cheapest option is to take a ferry which costs around IDR 898,675 ($60) and will take around 3 days 1h. If you need to get there more quickly, you can fly and arrive in approximately 2h 15m, though it is a bit more costly at approximately IDR 1,078,415 ($72).

The distance between Makassar and Manado is around 981km (609 miles). In a direct line (as the crow flies), the distance is 952km (591 miles)

It takes around 2h 15m to get from Makassar and Manado by plane. If you are travelling by car it will take around 1 day 1h to drive there.

The quickest way to get from Makassar to Manado is to fly which takes around 2h 15m and will set you back approx IDR 1,078,415 ($72).

The cheapest way to travel between Makassar and Manado, if you exclude driving, is to take a ferry which will typically cost around IDR 898,675 ($60) for a standard one-way ticket.

Train travel

There is no train service that runs between Makassar and Manado. We recommend that you fly from Sultan Hasanuddin (UPG) to Manado (MDC). instead which will take 2h 15m.

Bus travel

Sorry, looks like there is no bus service that runs between Makassar and Manado. We recommend that you fly from Sultan Hasanuddin (UPG) to Manado (MDC). instead which will take 2h 15m.

Ferry/Boat travel

Yes there is a ferry service that runs between Makassar and Manado. The ferry typically takes around 3 days 1h and departs once a week.

Pelni run the ferry services between Makassar and Manado. Ferries run once a week and take around 3 days 1h on average but will vary depending on conditions and travel date.

Flights and Airlines

Yes you can fly from Makassar and Manado. Flights depart from Sultan Hasanuddin (UPG) and arrive at Manado (MDC). The flight takes around 1h 45m.

Yes there is a direct flight between Makassar and Manado with no stop-overs required. Flights typically take around 1h 45m.

Citilink Indonesia and Lion Mentari Airlines fly between Makassar and Manado. Flights depart from Sultan Hasanuddin (UPG) and and arrive into Manado (MDC). These flights usually take around 1h 45m.

The flight from Makassar to Manado typically takes around 1h 45m. Flights depart from Sultan Hasanuddin (UPG) and and arrive into Manado (MDC).

The closest major airport to Manado is Sam Ratulangi International Airport (MDC) (MDC) which is approximately 11km (7 miles) from Manado. Tolotio Airport (GTO) (GTO) and Naha Airport (NAH) (NAH) are also nearby and might be a better alternative airport depending on where you are flying from.

Drive yourself

Yes it is possible to drive from Makassar and Manado. The distance is around 1,717km (1,067 miles) by road and it will take around 1 day 1h in normal traffic conditons.

If you don't have a car, the easiest way to get from Makassar to Manado is to fly which takes, on average, 2h 15m and will usually cost around IDR 1,078,415 ($72).

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Compare travel optionsbetween Makassar and Manado

Transport options from Makassar to Manado
Transport optionDurationCostFrequencyDistance
Fly
2h 15m
IDR 1,078,415($72)
on demand981km (609 miles)
Ferry
3 days 1h
IDR 898,675($60)
once a week1,824km (1,133 miles)
Drive
1 day 1h
IDR 1,437,885($95)
on demand1,717km (1,067 miles)

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Airports near Manado

The following major airports near Manado offer regular flights to various popular destinations within Indonesia and internationally.

MDC
Sam Ratulangi International Airport (MDC)
International Airport
Distance
11km (7 miles) from Manado
GTO
Tolotio Airport (GTO)
Domestic Airport
Distance
241km (150 miles) from Manado
NAH
Naha Airport (NAH)
Domestic Airport
Distance
254km (158 miles) from Manado