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Cheap Flights from Tawau Airport, Malaysia

Tawau Airport (TWU) information

Tawau Airport is a public commercial airport located in the town of Tawau in the state of Sabah, Malaysia. The airport serves the Tawau Division which is one of Sabah’s five administrative sub-divisions. The Tawau Airport is the second-largest airport in the state following Kota Kinabalu International Airport.

The Tawau Airport is a single terminal airport serving both domestic and international flights. The airport currently serves just one international destination which is the city of Tarakan in Indonesia. These flights are operated by three airlines – full-service scheduled airlines Malaysia Airlines, regional airlines MASwings and low-cost airline AirAsia.

Tawau Airport is situated approximately 31 kilometres from the city centre of Tawau. A taxi ride from the airport to the city centre would take about 27 minutes of travel time and cost around MYR45-55. A cheaper alternative would be to take a bus from the airport to downtown Tawau. The bus ride would cost MYR10 per passenger. It should also be noted that while the bus operator has scheduled timings, this may be subject to change, so it is best to check with the airport's customer service for the latest information.

Things to do in Tawau Airport

Tawau Airport, despite serving international destinations, is a relatively small airport. It is a one and a half storey terminal building with only two aerobridges. The airport just has the necessary facilities available including banking services such as ATMs and money exchange. Do note that the money changer is not open at all hours and may close relatively early. There are also some dining options available to buy food and beverages before the flight departure as well as some duty-free shops and retail stores for any last minute shopping. Currently, there is no free WiFi internet access available at the terminal.

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Top destinations from Tawau Airport

Kota Kinabalu

Kota Kinabalu is the state capital of Sabah situated on the island of Borneo in Malaysia. The city is a booming resort destination thanks to its proximity to a few tropical islands, beautiful rainforests and the famous Mount Kinabalu. When planning a holiday to Kota Kinabalu, make time to view the aquatic wildlife of Borneo by visiting The Green Connection Aquarium or visit one or two of the many museums and galleries in Kota Kinabalu such as the Sabah State Museum and the Borneo Art Gallery.

There are at least six direct flights from Tawau to Kota Kinabalu per day. This flight route is served by Malaysia Airlines and AirAsia. Malaysia Airlines also offer connecting flights to Kota Kinabalu via Sandakan.

Kuala Lumpur

Kuala Lumpur is the largest city and federal capital of Malaysia. This sprawling capital is a must-visit destination for all travellers. It is an eclectic hub of culture and the arts with modern skyscrapers standing amongst quaint traditional buildings, a diverse cuisine influenced by globalisation introducing new and unique flavours and a rich history preserved and showcased in the many museums and galleries throughout the city. A visit to Kuala Lumpur is not complete without viewing the architectural wonder that is Petronas Twin Towers. First-time visitors to the city should make it a point to head up to the observation deck for a spectacular view of the city. For nature lovers, head on over to the  KL Bird Park to have an up-close experience with mostly Asian birds.

Tawau Airport has six direct flights from Tawau to Kuala Lumpur daily. These flights are operated by AirAsia and Malaysia Airlines. AirAsia also offers connecting flights to Kuala Lumpur via Kota Kinabalu.

Johor Bahru

Johor Bahru often referred to as simply JB is the state capital of Johor in Malaysia. It has the unique location of being just across from the neighbouring country of Singapore via a causeway. While Johor Bahru is not the usual destination to come to mind when planning a trip to Malaysia, the city still welcomes a steady stream of tourists thanks to its proximity to Singapore. More well-known as an industrial city, Johor Bahru still has something to offer the casual tourist. It is popular in the area for excellent shopping and unique cuisine but it also some historical and modern landmarks including the Sultan Abu Bakar Mosque and the Istana Bukit Serene. Johor Bahru is also home to Legoland Malaysia where kids can enjoy the 40 interactive rides and attractions.

There are four direct flights from Tawau to Johor Bahru per day operated by AirAsia. Malaysia Airlines only offer connecting flights to Johor Bahru via Kuala Lumpur from the Tawau Airport.

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