How to Get to Labuan Bajo – West Flores Island – Indonesia

While most visitors enter Komodo National Park (KNP) through the gateway cities of Labuan Bajo in the west of Flores or Bima in eastern Sumbawa, the departure point for your trip is actually Denpasar, Bali.

By Air:

TRANSNUSA AIR SERVICES
DENPASAR – LABUAN BAJO – DAILY
– By Avia Star : ETD 07.40 – ETA 08.10
– By Indonesia Air Transport : ETD 13.30 – ETA 15.00

LABUAN BAJO – DENPASAR – DAILY
– By Avia Star : ETD 08.40 – ETA 09.10
– By Indonesia Air Transport : ETD 15.50 – ETA 17.00

SKY AIR
DENPASAR – LABUAN BAJO – DAILY

- By Sky Air : ETD 09.00 – ETA 10.30

LABUAN BAJO – DENPASAR – DAILY
– By Batavia Air : ETD 11.00 – ETA 12.30

WINGS AIR
DENPASAR – LABUAN BAJO – TUESDAY – THURSDAY – SATURDAY
– By Wings Air : ETD 11.00 – ETA 12.20

LABUAN BAJO – DENPASAR – TUESDAY – THURSDAY – SATURDAY
– By Wings Air : ETD 12.50 – ETA 14.00

By Land:
The gateway cities of Labuan Bajo and Bima are connected to Denpasar, Bali by overland buses.

By Sea (ferry):

Travel time: approximately 36 hours

The gateway cities of Labuan Bajo and Bima are also connected to Denpasar, Bali by inter-island ferry.

Contact the Indonesia Sea Transportation Company (PELNI) at Jalan Raya Kuta No. 299, Tuban – Bali (Tel: 0361 – 763 963) to reserve a seat on the KM. Tilong Kabila, which departs Benoa Port, Bali bound for Bima and Labuan Bajo

Benoa-Bima-Labuan Bajo
Fortnightly (every two weeks) on Saturdays: 09.00-20.00 (next day).
One-way ticket (as of 10/6/06) from Rp. 143,000.00 – Rp. 435,000.00

Labuan Bajo-Bima-Benoa
Fortnightly (every two weeks) on Thursdays: 08.00-11.00 (next day).
One-way ticket (as of 10/6/06) from Rp. 143,000.00 – Rp. 435,000.00

Note: the ferry schedule and ticket prices may change with or without prior notice

GARUDA ALSO FLY TO LABUAN BAJO FROM BALI ; info at : www.garuda-indonesia.com

By Sea (live-aboard):

Komodo National Park is serviced by a wide range of live-aboard boats, with return packages to Komodo National Park from a variety of departure points, including Bali, Lombok, Bima and Labuan Bajo

Prices (as of 10/6/06) are ranging from USD 230.00 – USD 350.00 / person / night.

From Gateway Cities to Komodo National Park (KNP)

You can easily organize a shared boat charter by local boat from either ports at Labuan Bajo or Bima (Sape) to the two major points of access in the Park: Loh Liang (on Komodo Island) or Loh Buaya (on Rinca Island)

Charter price (as of 10/6/06) – excluding meals, KNP entrance fee etc:
Labuan Bajo: KNP: Rp. 900,000 – 2.000,000 per boat / day
Bima (Sape): KNP: Rp. 3.000.000 – 4,000.000 per boat / day

Note: the charter prices may change with or without prior notice