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City CodeMDC
Popular Airlines
  • Garuda Indonesia
  • Singapore Airlines
  • All Nippon Airways
Flight Time21~26 hours

The flight time to Manado is approximately 21~26 hours. Find out more about the history, economy, climate and transportation options before you visit Manado.

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Situated at the Bay of Manado, the city of Manado is the capital of North Sulawesi, a province of Indonesia. Based on an official estimate, the population of Manado in 2014 has reached to more than 700,000, making Manado the second largest city in the island of Sulawesi. Its name was derived from the Minahasan word “manadou” which means on the far coast. The climate in Manado is characterized as tropical rainforest climate, with no real dry season and lots of rainfall partly due to monsoons.

Voice of Travelers to Manado

Scuba diving at Manado

My name is Tim from Guangzhou. Working day in, day out, I was seeking for a place to relax myself away from the stress of my work. I was planning to book a ticket somewhere in the country, but when I discovered Manado, in Indonesia, I knew where to book a ticket to already. I availed of a ticket to Manado via Lion Air. The services of Lion Air were remarkable, I knew I was in safe hands when I was on board. When I have arrived at Manado, I asked natives where to go scuba diving. They told me to go to Bunaken. Upon arriving at Bunaken, I paid a ticket to be able to experience such water sport. Under water, I saw a variety of fish and corals. All my stress vanished instantly. It was a fun-filled experience for me. As much as I wanted to stay, there was work to go back to. After exploring the rest of Manado, I booked a ticket back home.

Learning more about Manado history

I am George from Bali. My friends and I planned for an excursion away from out city. After careful planning, we decided to visit the Sulawesi Island, particularly Manado. We booked a ticket via Garuda Indonesia. The plane was actually terrific, we absolutely loved our airplane experience because we were able to relax well. Upon arriving at Manado, we visited several attractions in Manado including the huge statue of Jesus. We also visited UPTD Museum Negeri Propinsi Sulawesi Utara where we learned more about the history of Manado. It was a free museum, so we were able to enter without securing a ticket. The museum is a great place for foreigners to know more about the rich history of Manado. We spend the remaining of our time doing water sports like swimming and scuba diving. It was a fun-filled trip to Manado. We will surely book a ticket back.

Manado Travel FAQs

Q. How do I book a ticket to Manado?

A. Availing of a ticket bound to Manado may be done in a lot of ways. Primarily, you have to inquire from airline companies near you for an available ticket to Manado. Should a plane ticket be unavailable from the airline, you may seek assistance from travel agencies to guide you in availing of a ticket for a connecting flight to Manado. Checking for an available ticket for a chartered flight to Manado may also be accomplished. It is suggested to search online to check on the schedule of flights to be able to identify when to get a ticket to Manado.

Q. Do I need a visa to enter Manado?

A. If you belong to any of the 169 nations set by Indonesia, then you can book a ticket and fly to Manado without needing a visa. Other nationalities may have to book a ticket and fly to Manado to get a visa upon arrival. Other citizens may need to book a ticket to Manado before obtaining a visa to be able to fly to the city. Obtaining a visa may be accomplished by complying with requirements from diplomatic mission including a valid passport and a return ticket.

Q. What are top destinations in Manado?

A. You may enjoy several attractions in Manado after you have booked a plane ticket and have successfully landed at Manado. Such attractions include the Yesus Kase Berkat, a large statue of Jesus Christ, and the UPTD Museum Negeri Propinsi Sulawesi Utara, a museum located in Manado. Located in an island, Manado offers a variety of water sports. You may avail of a ticket to be able to try Scuba Diving at Bunaken, or you may simply enjoy your Time at Malalayang Beach. Klenteng Ban Hin Kiong Manado is a serene place to go.

Manado - Direct Flights to Major Airports

Airports handling direct flights to Sam Ratulangi International Airport ・Singapore Changi Airport (Changi, Singapore) ・Halim Perdanakusuma International Airport (East Jakarta, Indonesia) ・Soekarno–Hatta International Airport (Jakarta, Indonesia) ・Ngurah Rai International Airport (Bali, Indonesia) etc.

Flight Routes to Manado

It is important to know the airline companies that let you avail of a ticket to Manado. You may avail of a ticket for international flights from SilkAir and Lion Air. You may also book a ticket via Citilink, Airfast Indonesia, and Sriwijaya Air for a chartered flight to Manado from China. Local airlines may also allow you to book a ticket for a direct flight to Manado through Garuda Indonesia, and Wings Air, among others. Knowing the routes to and from Manado is needed so that you will be guided on when and where to book a ticket.