How to travel from Manado to Tarakan, Indonesia

The distance between Manado and Tarakan is around 1,926km (1,197 miles) and the quickest way to get there is to fly which takes around 4hrs.

2 routes found

We've found 2 different ways to get from Manado to Tarakan by plane, ferry and car. 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 Tarakan (TRK).

  • Duration4hrs
  • Flight time3h 40m
  • Typical cost
    IDR 4,927,745($330)
Operated by

Lion Mentari Airlines

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Ferry and Car

Take a ferry to Sorong then Wanci and then to Kendari then drive to Tolitoli then take a ferry to Tarakan.

  • Duration5 days 13h
  • Departsonce a week
  • Typical cost
    IDR 1,228,190($82)
Operated by

Multiple operators

Frequently asked questionsabout travel between Manado and Tarakan

There are several options for getting from Manado to Tarakan by plane, ferry and car. The cheapest option is to take a ferry and then drive which costs around IDR 1,228,190 ($82) and will take around 5 days 13h. If you need to get there more quickly, you can fly and arrive in approximately 4hrs, though it is a bit more costly at approximately IDR 4,927,745 ($330).

The distance between Manado and Tarakan is around 1,926km (1,197 miles). In a direct line (as the crow flies), the distance is 830km (516 miles)

It takes around 4hrs to get from Manado and Tarakan by plane.

The quickest way to get from Manado to Tarakan is to fly which takes around 4hrs and will set you back approx IDR 4,927,745 ($330).

The cheapest way to travel between Manado and Tarakan is to take a ferry and then drive which will typically cost around IDR 1,228,190 ($82) for a standard one-way ticket.

Train travel

There is no train service that runs between Manado and Tarakan. We recommend that you fly from Manado (MDC) to Tarakan (TRK). instead which will take 4hrs.

Bus travel

Sorry, looks like there is no bus service that runs between Manado and Tarakan. We recommend that you fly from Manado (MDC) to Tarakan (TRK). instead which will take 4hrs.

Flights and Airlines

Yes you can fly from Manado and Tarakan. Flights depart from Manado (MDC) and arrive at Tarakan (TRK) - via Sultan Hasanuddin (UPG). The flight takes around 3h 40m.

There is no direct flight from Manado to Tarakan. There is however a flight that goes via Sultan Hasanuddin (UPG). This services will take at least 4hrs (not including layover time).

The flight from Manado to Tarakan typically takes around 3h 40m. Flights depart from Manado (MDC) and and arrive into Tarakan (TRK).

The closest major airport to Tarakan is Juwata International Airport (TRK) (TRK) which is approximately 4km (2 miles) from Tarakan. Kalimarau Airport (BEJ) (BEJ) and Samarinda International Airport (AAP) (AAP) 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 Tarakan. We recommend that you fly from Manado (MDC) to Tarakan (TRK). instead which will take 4hrs.

If you don't have a car, the easiest way to get from Manado to Tarakan is to fly which takes, on average, 4hrs and will usually cost around IDR 4,927,745 ($330).

How do I get from Manado to Tarakan

Compare travel optionsbetween Manado and Tarakan

Transport options from Manado to Tarakan
Transport optionDurationCostFrequencyDistance
Fly
4hrs
IDR 4,927,745($330)
on demand1,926km (1,197 miles)
Ferry and Car
5 days 13h
IDR 1,228,190($82)
once a week4,061km (2,524 miles)

Top Carriersoperating between Manado and Tarakan

Airlines

Ferry operators

Airports near Tarakan

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

TRK
Juwata International Airport (TRK)
International Airport
Distance
4km (2 miles) from Tarakan
BEJ
Kalimarau Airport (BEJ)
Domestic Airport
Distance
133km (83 miles) from Tarakan
AAP
Samarinda International Airport (AAP)
International Airport
Distance
415km (258 miles) from Tarakan