How to Get to Komodo Island? The Easiest 3 Ways

Komodo Island

Komodo island, part of the Lesser Sunda chain of Indonesian islands, precisely located in one of province in Indonesia called Nusa Tenggara Timur.

Over 4,000 dragons live in Komodo National Park, which encompasses rusty-red volcanic hills, savannah, and forests. There are coral reefs, seagrass beds and mangrove shrublands in its surrounding waters, making it a popular diving spot.

There are many ways to get to Komodo Island. But the main point is to get to Labuan Bajo first, one of Indonesia’s rising premium tourist destinations.

Want to know? Let’s check the information below.

We give you 3 ways to Labuan Bajo, then to get to Komodo Island

1. by Air

If you want to get there by plane, you can take a flight directly connects Labuan Bajo with several cities in Indonesia, such as Jakarta, Surabaya, Denpasar, Makassar, Semarang, Balikpapan, Kupang, and Mataram.

If you take a flight from Bali [DPS], there are several airplanes option such as: Lion and Batik Air that provide direct flight to Labuan Bajo (LBJ). It will cost you from 700k Rupiah ($45).

If you take a flight from Jakarta [CGK], there are some direct flights and 1 stop flights. You can go to Labuan Bajo with several airlines such as Batik Air and Citilink. It will cost you from 1,300k Rupiah ($83).

The travel time from Bali to Labuan Bajo is around 1 hour 15 minutes and Jakarta to Labuan Bajo is around 2 hours 20 minutes.

You can also travel to Labuan Bajo from Gewayantana Airport in Flores, Frans Sales Lega Airport in Ruteng, or H. Hasan Aroeboesman Airport in Ende.

2. by Land

Doing a road trip to Labuan Bajo via Flores is also interesting to try. You can also start the trip from Denpasar, Bali.

You can take a bus from Denpasar, Bali to Mataram, Lombok then head to Sumbawa Island to Bima City and then continue through the journey to Sape. When you arrive at Sape, you will cross using a ferry to Labuan Bajo.

If you start from the East of Flores the route starts from these options: Larantuka, Maumere, Ende, Mbay, Bajawa, Borong, Ruteng to Labuan Bajo.

Another alternative is the northern coast route (Pantura) Flores, starting from Maumere, Maurole, Mbay, Riung, Pota, Reo then to Ruteng, Nancar, and Mboera before arriving Labuan Bajo.

3. by Water (Sea)

Another interesting way to get to Labuan Bajo and Komodo Islands is by sea transportation.

You can take the ship from PELNI which sails from Makassar, South Sulawesi or the PELNI KM Binaiya which departs from Denpasar (Benoa) to Labuan Bajo.

In fact, now there is also a sea toll road from Surabaya to Labuan Bajo which can be reached in about 28 hours. You can find the complete schedule of ship details at

Labuan Bajo to Komodo Island

Unless you can afford a helicopter, you can only reach Komodo Island by boat from Labuan Bajo. The boat ride usually takes around two hours.

Another option,
In Labuan Bajo, you can charter a boat and take a private cruise around Komodo Island. This is a great way of seeing exactly what you want, discovering the archipelago and getting the chance to snorkel in the crystal clear waters that surround it.

If you’re a scuba diver, you can go out on a dive boat and travel around Komodo.

If you prefer to charter a Phinisi boat, KomodoLuxury provides boat selection from different classes, Deluxe, VIP, to VVIP.

We are proudly the best boat charter in Komodo. Under a tour operator company called IndonesiaJuara, we are certified #1 Tours in Labuan Bajo by TripAdvisor.

Experienced for 7 years, our team are skilled individuals who are passionate to create a unique and best journey with extraordinary hospitality. Our mission is to make your trip become memorable and be one of the best trips of your life.

Ready to go on a sailing trip? Check our boat charter selection here.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Raja ampat

the last paradise on earth

Labuan Bajo

The Ancient land of Komodo