How to travel from Manado to Bontang, Indonesia

The distance between Manado and Bontang is around 1,187km (737 miles) and the quickest way to get there is to fly and then take a taxi which takes around 5h 30m.

4 routes found

We've found 4 different ways to get from Manado to Bontang by plane, taxi, ferry and bus. The recommended routes, which include information on duration, ticket price, and level of difficulty, can be found below.

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

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Plane and Taxi

Fly from Manado (MDC) to Sultan Aji Muhammad Sulaiman (BPN) then take a taxi to Bontang.

  • Duration5h 30m
  • Flight time2h 30m
  • Typical cost
    IDR 5,946,250($395)
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2 similiar routes

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Ferry, Bus and Taxi

Take a ferry to Balikpapan then take the bus to Samarinda then take a taxi to Bontang.

  • Duration2 days 2h
  • Departsonce a week
  • Typical cost
    IDR 1,318,060($88)
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Multiple operators

Frequently asked questionsabout travel between Manado and Bontang

There are several options for getting from Manado to Bontang by plane, taxi, ferry and bus. The cheapest option is to take a ferry, then take the bus and then take a taxi which costs around IDR 1,318,060 ($88) and will take around 2 days 2h. If you need to get there more quickly, you can fly and then take a taxi and arrive in approximately 5h 30m, though it is a bit more costly at approximately IDR 5,946,250 ($395).

The distance between Manado and Bontang is around 1,187km (737 miles). In a direct line (as the crow flies), the distance is 833km (518 miles)

It takes around 5h 30m to get from Manado and Bontang by plane and taxi.

The quickest way to get from Manado to Bontang is to fly and then take a taxi which takes around 5h 30m and will set you back approx IDR 5,946,250 ($395).

The cheapest way to travel between Manado and Bontang is to take a ferry, then take the bus and then take a taxi which will typically cost around IDR 1,318,060 ($88) for a standard one-way ticket.

Train travel

There is no train service that runs between Manado and Bontang. We recommend that you fly from Manado (MDC) to Sultan Aji Muhammad Sulaiman (BPN) then take a taxi to Bontang. instead which will take 5h 30m.

Bus travel

Sorry, looks like there is no bus service that runs between Manado and Bontang. We recommend that you fly from Manado (MDC) to Sultan Aji Muhammad Sulaiman (BPN) then take a taxi to Bontang. instead which will take 5h 30m.

Flights and Airlines

It doesn't look like you can fly directly from Manado to Bontang. We recommend that you fly from Manado (MDC) to Sultan Aji Muhammad Sulaiman (BPN) then take a taxi to Bontang. instead which will take 5h 30m.

The closest major airport to Bontang is Samarinda International Airport (AAP) (AAP) which is approximately 60km (38 miles) from Bontang. Sultan Aji Muhammad Sulaiman Airport (BPN) (BPN) and Kalimarau Airport (BEJ) (BEJ) 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 Bontang. We recommend that you fly from Manado (MDC) to Sultan Aji Muhammad Sulaiman (BPN) then take a taxi to Bontang. instead which will take 5h 30m.

If you don't have a car, the easiest way to get from Manado to Bontang is to fly and then take a taxi which takes, on average, 5h 30m and will usually cost around IDR 5,946,250 ($395).

How do I get from Manado to Bontang

Compare travel optionsbetween Manado and Bontang

Transport options from Manado to Bontang
Transport optionDurationCostFrequencyDistance
Plane and Taxi + 2 similar
5h 30m
IDR 5,946,250($395)
on demand1,187km (737 miles)
Fly to APT Pranoto (AAP), Taxi6h 50m
IDR 8,941,840($595)
on demand3,646km (2,266 miles)
Fly to Berau (BEJ), Taxi10h 5m
IDR 8,043,160($535)
on demand1,755km (1,091 miles)
Ferry, Bus and Taxi
2 days 2h
IDR 1,318,060($88)
once a week1,495km (929 miles)

Top Carriersoperating between Manado and Bontang

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Airports near Bontang

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

AAP
Samarinda International Airport (AAP)
International Airport
Distance
60km (38 miles) from Bontang
BPN
Sultan Aji Muhammad Sulaiman Airport (BPN)
International Airport
Distance
166km (103 miles) from Bontang
BEJ
Kalimarau Airport (BEJ)
Domestic Airport
Distance
226km (140 miles) from Bontang