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From Bali to Davao

  • Remedy

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    I am trying to figure out the best way of travelling from Bali to Davao City, but every suggestion I have got from different search engines seems to take "the long way around" including stops in Jakarta, Manila and so on.

    Has anyone made this trip or able to shed some light on how to best make it. Doesn't matter if it's by sea or plane as long as it's relatively easy.


    #1 Posted: 14/3/2012 - 15:32

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  • goonistik

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    Flying is the easiest way but as you found out, there are no direct flights between Davao and Bali.

    There is supposed to be a cargo ship that accepts passengers that travels between Bitung Indonesia and General Santos, Mindanao. The company is EPA Shipping lines.

    But you might as well make your way to Sandakan, Malaysia and take the ferry to Zamboanga.

    Once you get to Mindanao, it will be either a plane or bus to Davao. Zamboanga is a lot closer to Davao than GenSan.

    #2 Posted: 14/3/2012 - 23:16

  • millionario

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    Fly to Singapore then take a Silkair flight to Davao. That's the shortest way.

    #3 Posted: 15/3/2012 - 00:22

  • Remedy

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    Yeah I figured I had to go to Singapore or KL.

    Thanks for your replies.

    #4 Posted: 15/3/2012 - 14:40

  • mtapostanda-

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    It is possible now via Sam ratulangi airport inManado, north Sulawesi province. That means, you have to travel to Manado from Bali.A recently revived commercial service between Manado and Davao had commenced March18, 2012 (inaugural flight) with the Philippines based 19 seater jet stream 42aircraft. Flying davao-manado-davao Sundays (1/7). Another Philippines carrier,zest air, will soon be serving the route if negotiations don’t miscarry. Indonesia’slion air was also reported to commence its service in May 2012 using atr,bigger craft which loads 70 pax.

    There used to beregular flights/week between the 2 cities. However, it was ceased due to loadfactor.

    Hope this info helps

    #5 Posted: 1/4/2012 - 08:22

  • Remedy

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    It surely does. Thanks

    #6 Posted: 29/5/2012 - 07:59

  • RickWarren

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    Going from Bali to Davao most likely will take two days, Sriwijaya is the carrier flying Manado-Davao and only on Monday morning. You have to fly from Denpasar the day before to make the early flight from Manado. Looks like going thru Manila could take the same time.

    Thanks a lot,

    #7 Posted: 13/7/2012 - 06:57

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