How to Reach Manado - The Easiest Way to Reach Manado


  • By Air: Sam Ratulangi Airport is the main airport for Manado and has frequent flights to and from Singapore, Jakarta, Makassar, Surabaya, Balikpapan, Bali, Ternate and Sorong. This is the best and most preferred way to reach Manado.


  • By Ojek/ Ompreng: A slightly different public transport native to Manado; these motorcabs are a great way to explore the places located along short distances. The rates are not fixed and make sure you negotiate the fare before boarding one!
  • By Angkot/Angkutan Kota: Indonesia’s popular public transport, this minibus is also known as mikrolets or bemos.
  • By Taxi: Few private companies operate taxis in the city. A preferred way to get to the city from the airport, it is otherwise not a suitable option to get around Manado. The taxi rates are high, you need to pay the parking fee and taxis are not easily available.
  • By rented car: Various rental companies and agencies offer a self-drive or with driver rented car to get around Manado, great for large groups and families! 

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How to Reach Manado from Nearby Cities

Route Distance Time
Makassar to Manado 717.53 km 11 hours 57 mins
Pasay to Manado 894.89 km 14 hours 54 mins
Denpasar to Manado 1205.42 km 20 hours 5 mins
Kaohsiung to Manado 1354.68 km 22 hours 34 mins
Surabaya to Manado 1420.37 km 23 hours 40 mins
Blitar to Manado 1493.71 km 24 hours 53 mins
Nanjing to Manado 1892.6 km 31 hours 32 mins
Bekasi to Manado 2016.55 km 33 hours 36 mins
Jakarta to Manado 2032.52 km 33 hours 52 mins
Menteng to Manado 2040.41 km 34 hours 52 mins