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Getting around by air

Tickets for domestic flights often cost about the same at travel agencies as they do online.

A number of airlines have offices in town. XpressAir (www.expressair.biz) and Batik Air (www.batikair.com) also fly to Manado.

Garuda flies from Manado to Denpasar, Jakarta, Makassar, Sorong, Surabaya and Ternate.

Lion Air flies from Manado to Balikpapan, Bandung, Denpasar, Jakarta, Makassar and Surabaya.

Silk Air flies from Manado to Singapore.

Sriwijaya Air flies from Manado to Makassar and Ternate.

Wings Air flies from Manado to Gorontolo, Sorong and Ternate.

To & From the Airport

Mikrolet from Sam Ratulangi International Airport go to Terminal Paal 2 (6000Rp), where you can change to a mikrolet for elsewhere. There are also four daily air-conditioned buses (30,000Rp) to/from Jl Piere Tendean. Fixed-price taxis cost around 75,000Rp from the airport to the city (13km).