Airport codes Tawau Airport

IATA Metropolitan Code


World Area Code


Airport coordinates

Lat / Lon

4°19'12"N / 118°7'40"E


4.32016, 118.12800


57ft / 17.37m

Magnetic variation

0.315 degrees

About Tawau Airport

Tawau Airport (TWU) is located in the municipality of Tawau in Malaysia, Asia. It's a medium airport in Malaysia based in the region Sabah. Passengers can fly to and from the airport with a scheduled service.

Runway information

TWU has one lighted 8,800 ft long runway.

Name Length Width Surface Lighted
06-24 8,800 ft 155 ft Asphalt Yes

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Tawau Airport

Other airports in Sabah

ICAO IATA Name Type Municipality
WBKK BKI Kota Kinabalu International Airport Medium airport Kota Kinabalu
WBKD LDU Lahad Datu Airport Medium airport Lahad Datu
WBKS SDK Sandakan Airport Medium airport Sandakan

Airline tickets

Find cheap flight tickets to or from TWU

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Find your way around Tawau Airport

How to get to Tawau

There are several ways to get from Tawau Airport to Tawau and back. We have made a list with the most common transportation options. At this airport you can choose for (public) transport by Bus and Taxi.

We compared the average prices of the transport possibilities from the airport to Tawau. The cheapest way to travel from the airport to Tawau is by Minibus, bus (4 hours and 30 minutes, MYR 110). If you prefer to get to your destination as quickly as possible, the fastest way to get into the city is by Taxi (28 minutes, MYR 50 - MYR 65).

Minibus, bus

Transport types
188.73 km
4 hours and 30 minutes
MYR 110

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Transportation services

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Manis Express
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+60 168127210
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Teksi Tawau
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+60 19-537 4108
Pertubuhan Pemandu & Pengusaha Teksi
+60 89-776 475

Taxi Tawau Airport

The easiest way to find a transfer to and from Tawau Airport is through our taxi widget below. We will find the best deal for you and display multiple options for you to choose from.

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Car rental

Rent a car at TWU

Find a cheap rental car at Tawau Airport to make the most out of your trip to Malaysia. When travelling abroad, we mostly have a limited amount of time to experience the beautiful sights and activities and often end up we really want to do. A rental car can take you almost everywhere, wherever and whenever you want. Find the perfect car for your trip.

Renting a car at TWU lets you travel at your own leisure and get to the spots you want to visit in Malaysia quickly and hassle-free. Car rental services often include a GPS system, providing you with the perfect opportunity to explore the country without getting lost. You can drive wherever you want to go.

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Airport car parking at Tawau Airport

Park your car at TWU

Whether you are looking for cheap long term airport parking at Tawau Airport or the nearest long term car park to your terminal, you can find the best deal at one of our specially selected partners. Because more and more people are flying these days, it’s wise to book a parking spot in advance because parking lots cannot accommodate unlimited amounts of cars. A pre-booked parking space at TWU can give you a sense of peace because you are assured you can park your car.

Different type of airport parking options

Airport parking options have changed and expanded. Medium-size and large airports offer several different types of parking, priced according to convenience and distance from the terminal.

The different types of parking are:

  • Short term parking
  • Daily parking
  • Long term / Satellite parking
  • Valet parking
  • Off-Airport parking
  • Sleep, park, fly
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Hotels near the airport

Hotels at or near Tawau Airport

Do you have an early morning flight, long layover or your flight is cancelled, and you don't feel like sleeping on the airport floor? Sleeping in a hotel at or near TWU is the perfect solution. Sleeping in a hotel close by Tawau Airport prevents you from being late or not fully rested for your flight.

Hotels in Tawau

Find your ideal hotel in Tawau city centre. Find the perfect hotel to make the most out of your trip to the city of Amsterdam. Consult one of our partners to find the most suitable hotel for your trip.

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Things to do in Malaysia?

Find the best things to do in or nearby Tawau Airport

Are you planning on travelling to Malaysia? In that case, you might be interested in finding some beautiful things to do in or nearby Tawau. Haven't booked anything yet, and looking for inspiration? Please visit our partner and find many beautiful things to do.

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Store your bags in Tawau

Do you want to visit Tawau and you want to enjoy your time without the weight of your luggage? Good news, there is a good possibility that you don’t have to. When the airport does not provide any options for storing your luggage, you might want to consider to store your luggage in a local shop in the city. Our partners can help you arrange that in advance.

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Forward your luggage

Are you planning a trip to Malaysia and you have a lot of luggage or just want to enjoy flying without any suitcases of bags? Good news, you do not have to. Just forward your luggage to your destination and make a vacation more like a vacation.

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Travel luggage and cabin bags

Find the perfect travel luggage and cabin bags which are approved by the major airlines. If you are looking for a travel bag which fit all cabin airline restrictions including Ryanair and Easyjet, please visit one of these shops to find out which bags sizes are allowed on board.

All of our partners does have an extensive offer so you can find that perfect bag or suitcase for your next trip.

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Flight delayed, cancelled, overbooked or strikes at TWU?

Claim your compensation

Was your flight delayed, cancelled or overbooked at Tawau Airport, and do you want to claim compensation? Because your rights are protected by European law you may be entitled up to a certain amount in compensation per passenger. Please visit one of our partners to check if you’re entitled to claim compensation.

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Travel insurance

Travel insurance for your trip to Malaysia

A travel insurance protects you against the unexpected. A primary incentive to get travel insurance can be for the emergency medical assistance. It is wise to get travel insurance for your trip to Malaysia because you can easily spend a lot of money for treatment and transportation expenses.

Don’t wait too long before purchasing travel insurance because many travel insurance coverages require you to purchase your plan within a specific number of days of making that initial trip deposit if the coverage is to be in effect.

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Travel insurance for people with a medical condition

Our partners are specialised in providing travel insurance for people who have medical conditions but don’t want to be held back by that conditions. A medical travel insurance covers over 1000s of conditions including cancer, MS, IBS, Alzheimer’s, HIV and pregnancy. The online screening will only take as little as 3 minutes.

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TWU giftshop

Customized TWU gifts and souvenirs

Keep your travels’ memories alive with a unique design product of your trip to Tawau Airport. Airportag is the best aviation and travel gift shop where you can design many different kind of unique aviation products.

Check out the top 10 airport & aviation gifts.

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