How to travel from Manado to Bima, Indonesia

The distance between Manado and Bima is around 1,361km (846 miles) and the quickest way to get there is to fly which takes around 6h 40m.

5 routes found

We've found 5 different ways to get from Manado to Bima by plane, ferry and taxi. The recommended routes, which include information on duration, ticket price, and level of difficulty, can be found below.

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Fly

Fly from Manado (MDC) to Bima (BMU).

  • Duration6h 40m
  • Flight time6h 10m
  • Typical cost
    IDR 9,915,405($660)
Operated by

Batik Air

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3 similiar routes

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Ferry

Take a ferry to Balikpapan then Makassar and then to Pelabuhan Bima.

  • Duration3 days 21h
  • Departsonce a week
  • Typical cost
    IDR 1,048,455($70)
Operated by

Pelni

Frequently asked questionsabout travel between Manado and Bima

There are several options for getting from Manado to Bima by plane, ferry and taxi. The cheapest option is to take a ferry which costs around IDR 1,048,455 ($70) and will take around 3 days 21h. If you need to get there more quickly, you can fly and arrive in approximately 6h 40m, though it is a bit more costly at approximately IDR 9,915,405 ($660).

The distance between Manado and Bima is around 1,361km (846 miles). In a direct line (as the crow flies), the distance is 1,310km (814 miles)

It takes around 6h 40m to get from Manado and Bima by plane.

The quickest way to get from Manado to Bima is to fly which takes around 6h 40m and will set you back approx IDR 9,915,405 ($660).

The cheapest way to travel between Manado and Bima is to take a ferry which will typically cost around IDR 1,048,455 ($70) for a standard one-way ticket.

Train travel

There is no train service that runs between Manado and Bima. We recommend that you fly from Manado (MDC) to Bima (BMU). instead which will take 6h 40m.

Bus travel

Sorry, looks like there is no bus service that runs between Manado and Bima. We recommend that you fly from Manado (MDC) to Bima (BMU). instead which will take 6h 40m.

Ferry/Boat travel

Yes there is a ferry service that runs between Manado and Bima. The ferry typically takes around 3 days 21h and departs once a week.

Pelni run the ferry services between Manado and Bima. Ferries run once a week and take around 3 days 21h on average but will vary depending on conditions and travel date.

Flights and Airlines

Yes you can fly from Manado and Bima. Flights depart from Manado (MDC) and arrive at Bima (BMU) - via Soekarno–Hatta (CGK). The flight takes around 6h 10m.

There is no direct flight from Manado to Bima. There is however a flight that goes via Soekarno–Hatta (CGK) and Lombok (LOP). This services will take at least 6h 40m (not including layover time).

The flight from Manado to Bima typically takes around 6h 10m. Flights depart from Manado (MDC) and and arrive into Bima (BMU).

The closest major airport to Bima is Sultan Muhammad Salahuddin Airport (BMU) (BMU) which is approximately 3km (2 miles) from Bima. Tambolaka Airport (TMC) (TMC) and Zainuddin Abdul Madjid International Airport (LOP) (LOP) are also nearby and might be a better alternative airport depending on where you are flying from.

Drive yourself

No, its not really possible or feasible to drive from Manado to Bima. We recommend that you fly from Manado (MDC) to Bima (BMU). instead which will take 6h 40m.

If you don't have a car, the easiest way to get from Manado to Bima is to fly which takes, on average, 6h 40m and will usually cost around IDR 9,915,405 ($660).

How do I get from Manado to Bima

Compare travel optionsbetween Manado and Bima

Transport options from Manado to Bima
Transport optionDurationCostFrequencyDistance
Fly + 3 similar
6h 40m
IDR 9,915,405($660)
on demand3,593km (2,233 miles)
Plane and Taxi10hrs
IDR 9,466,065($630)
on demand3,691km (2,294 miles)
Plane and Ferry15h 40m
IDR 9,975,320($665)
twice a week3,848km (2,391 miles)
Fly to Sultan Hasanuddin (UPG), Ferry22h 20m
IDR 3,280,170($220)
twice a week1,361km (846 miles)
Ferry
3 days 21h
IDR 1,048,455($70)
once a week2,204km (1,369 miles)

Top Carriersoperating between Manado and Bima

Airlines

Ferry operators

Airports near Bima

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

BMU
Sultan Muhammad Salahuddin Airport (BMU)
Domestic Airport
Distance
3km (2 miles) from Bima
TMC
Tambolaka Airport (TMC)
Domestic Airport
Distance
113km (70 miles) from Bima
LOP
Zainuddin Abdul Madjid International Airport (LOP)
International Airport
Distance
265km (164 miles) from Bima