Did you know that you can actually travel from Zamboanga City, Philippines to Sandakan, Malaysia by boat? Plus, you don’t have to pay the P1,620 travel tax since you will be traveling to a BIMP-EAGA member-country. Lovely, right?

Zamboanga to Sandakan Ferry Schedule

Schedule of Ferry Trips from Zamboanga City to Sandakan and Sandakan to Zamboanga City via Aleson Shipping Lines, Inc.

Aleson Shipping Lines has just announced that it will resume its operations for its Zamboanga to Sandakan / Sandakan to Zamboanga route on September 5, 2022. The schedule is still not fixed so please standby for new updates. The next trip will be on September 19/20.

Zamboanga to Sandakan

  • September 19 at 1:00 PM

Sandakan to Zamboanga

  • September 20 at 5:00 PM

The travel time is around 16 hours. Please standby for passenger fare updates and requirements.

For inquiries about fare and updated schedule, please contact them at:

Zamboanga: +639178218823 OR (062) 991 4258
Sandakan: (0060) (89) 216 996/ 217 607/ 271 998

Where to stay in Zamboanga? Recommended hotels to stay in Zamboanga City. Please click the name of the hotel below to check the rates and availability.
  1. Garden Orchid Hotel
  2. Grand Astoria Hotel
  3. Ever O Business Hotel
  4. City Inn Hotel
  5. Winzelle Suites
  6. Casa Canelar Pension


This Post Has 51 Comments

  1. Filemon G. Romero

    I and my wife are going to Sandakan from Zamboanga City on April 22. I am presenting a paper on the “Empowerment of the Sama-Bajau in Governance through Mandatory Representation in Decision-making Bodies and other Local Legislative Councils: A Continuing Advocacy” at the International Conference of the Bajau inSemporna on April 23-27, 2019. We are arriving in the morning of the 22nd. Can we buy our ticket when we arrive?

  2. Maria Tess dialod carumba

    What are the documents if we enter to sandakan were from Zamboanga.

  3. Cherrylyn cruz

    Is Zamboanga to Sandakan trip is still going on, i heard that it was stop last August when it will resume?

  4. edgar m. flores

    what are the documents needed if i travell to Sandakan from Zamboanga City, Philippines?

  5. Firmen

    Myron nabang biyahing barko Zamboanga to sandakan
    Ay kung myron man.

  6. Firmen

    My biyahi na bang barko Zamboanga to sandakan

  7. Leizel Bayona

    May byahe nba ang barko this month?

    1. escapemanila

      As of today, wala pa rin po.

  8. Leizel

    Kailan kya may byahe?

    1. escapemanila

      We will update this post as soon as the operation resumes.

  9. zaara hassan

    sa january may biyahe na poh ba?

    1. escapemanila

      Wala pa pong announcement.

  10. Ain

    May byahe n po bang barko sandakan-zambo?

    1. escapemanila

      Wala pa rin po.

  11. Cheryl Englisa

    Meron napo bang byahe pa sandakan ngayon?what po sched?

    1. escapemanila

      Please contact Aleson Shipping to check. Last time we checked last month, wala pa rin.

  12. Joel f. Jamito

    Anong schedule ng byahe barko from sandakan to zamboanga buwan ng august at magkano ang tiket? Maraming salamat po.

  13. Elizabeth

    Pwdeng malaman kong kailan may ferry puntang zamboanga

    1. escapemanila

      Wala pa pong balita kung kelan babalik ang byahe for this route.

  14. Nerie Jane morales

    May byahe po ba Sandakan to zamboanga

    1. escapemanila

      Wala po.

  15. May biyahe ba this time month of November? gusto this 20th of November. well my name is Redwan Hashim Arah.

  16. Jeniffer senita

    May biyahe naba Zamboanga to sandakan by boat Feb 2022

  17. Jeniffer senita

    Hello po my biyahe napo ba Zamboanga to sandakan

  18. Alain

    Ano poh mga documents needed para mka travel going sandakan from zamboanga?

  19. Zumaida Anggahan

    My biyahi napo ba from Zamboanga to sandakan ngayon

    1. escapemanila

      Wala pa po

  20. Aldrin

    May byahe na na from Sandakan Malaysia to Zamboanga city Philippines


    May byahe na po ba Zamboanga to sandakan

  22. Aera

    May biyahe naba ngayon april or may?

  23. Aera minoz

    May biyahe naba from sandakan to zamboanga ngayon april or may kase diba open na ang boarder ng malaysia,plese po paki update kung meron na,3 years na ako di nakauwi sa pinas

  24. michael carillo

    may route na po ba from zamboanga to sandakan this april 15 2022

  25. Ginalyn Dela Vega

    Good evening!
    May sched na po ba zmbga – Sandakan? Thanks!

    1. escapemanila

      Wala pa po

  26. Anis A Kamman

    Good noon po. May byahe na po ba sandakan to ZAMBOANGA?

    1. escapemanila

      Wala pa rin po

  27. Jack Jones

    So is the boat running now? How much for foot passengers?

  28. Jeniffer senita

    May biyahe napo ba Zamboanga to sandakan by ferry

  29. Juliano Busaco

    May byahe naba zamboanga to Sandakan May 2022?

  30. Akemi francisco

    Maybayahe naba zamboanga to sandakan

    Itong buwan na Ito may 2022?

  31. Sitti

    May biyahe na po ba from Zamboanga to sandakan


    When po byahe sandakan to zamboangavthis coming july,

  33. Juven

    May byahe naba Zamboanga to Sandakan this July..

  34. Mainna Lakibul

    Magkno pamasahi zamboanga to sandakan

  35. Mainna Lakibul

    My biyah n Po ba zamboanga to sandakan

    1. escapemanila

      Wala pa po

  36. Resge

    Hi po good day.. just want to ask po na baket po Wala pa pong schedule eh august na po tayo now…kailan po kaya sakto na makaka schedule.. Matanda na kase dady ko at nasa Malaysia cxa now gusto nya daw umuwi.. ayaw nya din mag airplane kase Hindi pa daw cxa nakasakay.. sana po may sumagot sa tanong kopo… Slmat po Ng marami..

  37. Joven Escabarte

    Anu po next schedule ng zamboanga to sandakan na august 05,2022 weekly napo ba ito salamat po.

  38. Joven Escabarte

    Anu po next sched ng month ng september 2022 weekly napo ba ito?

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