How to Get to Komodo Island from Australia

The Komodo Dragon

Komodo Island is one of the most renowned destinations for many tourists from abroad, especially in Australia. Located between Sumbawa and Flores Island, Komodo Island is famous for its iconic ancient lizard, Komodo dragons. 

If you would like to get to Komodo Island from Australia, whether you want to see Komodo dragons or the magnificent island, here are the guides that will help you.

Where is Komodo Island

The Komodo Islands are located between the East and West Nusa Tenggara regions. This Island is a UNESCO World Heritage site in Indonesia that is famed for its prehistoric inhabitants, the Komodo dragons. 

Not only a home for Komodo dragons, Komodo Island also has a diverse range of marine life, including manta rays, whales, and sharks. If you are wondering how to get to Komodo Island from Australia, we have compiled the guide that you need. 

How to Get to Komodo Island from Australia

There are many offerings on Komodo Island that you can enjoy, such as exploring the islands, hiking, and diving. Therefore, visiting Komodo Island will give you an unforgettable experience.

Getting to Komodo Island from Australia requires several steps, including flying to Indonesia, taking a domestic flight to Labuan Bajo, and then taking a boat trip to Komodo Island. Below is the guide on how to get to Komodo Island from Australia as you need. 

1. Take a Flight to Komodo Island from Australia

The first step in getting to Komodo Island is you have to arrive at Labuan Bajo Airport, located on the coast of Flores Island, Indonesia. This small town is the gateway to Komodo Island. 

The easiest and best way to get there is by taking a flight to Labuan Bajo with one-stop transit in Denpasar Bali from any airport in Australia. Several airlines operate flights from Australia to Indonesia, including Garuda Indonesia, Jetstar, AirAsia, and Citilink. 

A. Sydney [SYD] to Labuan Bajo Komodo [LBJ] with BatikAir Indonesia

  • Outbound flight: Depart from Sydney Kingsford Smith Airport at 07:00 AM and arrive at Labuan Bajo Airport at 04:55 PM.
  • Flight details: This flight includes transit at Denpasar Bali and takes 11 hours and 55 minutes. 

B. Perth [PER] to Labuan Bajo Komodo [LBJ] with Citilink 

  • Outbound flight: Depart from Perth at 07:35 AM and arrive at Labuan Bajo Airport at 4:40 PM.
  • Flight details: This flight includes transit at Denpasar Bali and takes 9 hours and 05 minutes. 

C. Melbourne [MEL] to Labuan Bajo Komodo [LBJ] with Jetstar + BatikAir Indonesia

  • Outbound flight: Depart from Melbourne Airpot at 06:25 AM and arrive at Labuan Bajo Airport at 1:00 PM.
  • Flight details: This flight includes transit at Denpasar Bali and takes 8 hours and 35 minutes. 

Estimated cost: Flight prices significantly depend on the booking time, season, and departure city. It will cost you approximately from AUD 400 to AUD 1,200. Ensure you book your flight from any trusted OTA (Online Travel Agency) such as booking.com.

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2. Boat trip to Komodo Island

When you arrive in Labuan Bajo, you must connect your trips to Komodo Island by Boat Trip Komodo Island. You can only reach Komodo Island by boat from Labuan Bajo harbor, which will take around two hours.

If you want another experience, don’t miss out on the opportunity to explore the stunning island by Komodo Island Boat Tour on a Phinisi boat. The most popular way to explore the island is by joining open or private trips. 

These tours typically last 2 – 3 days on the cruise and include snorkeling, hiking, and wildlife spotting. Ensure you choose a trusted travel agent such as Komodo Luxury.   

Komodo Luxury offers two options for your sailing journey: Private and Open or Shared Trip packages. The price of our packages is based on the amenities and cabin type selected on each Phinisi boat. 

A. Private Boat Trip Sailing Komodo Island

Banner Private Tour Komodo Island

Private sailing trip is perfect for travelers who want more privacy and intimacy, as the entire boat is particular for you. This package allows you to choose the destination and the duration of your trip, tailored to your needs. 

B. Shared / Open Trip to Komodo Island

Banner Open/Share Trip Komodo Island

Open/share trip is ideal for solo travelers, couples, or small groups of up to 6. This trip offers a cost-effective solution for your sailing journey to Komodo Island. Are you interested in cruising to Komodo Island with us? Please contact us!  

C. One-Day/Full-Day Trip

Banner One Day Trip Komodo Island

One-day/full-day is suitable for travelers who are eager to explore Komodo National Park but have limited time. This package allows you to explore the best destination of Komodo National Park in one day with a speedboat.

Read more Discovering the Enchanting Cruise to Komodo Island

How Much Entry Fee at Komodo Island

According to the East Nusa Tenggara provincial head of tourism, the entry fee for Komodo Island in Komodo National Park is differentiated into two categories for local tourists and foreigners. 

Ticket fee payment is only accepted in cash directly by the participants at Komodo National Park. Please prepare cash of approximately IDR 300,000 (AUD 29,46) for Indonesian citizens and IDR 600,000 (AUD 58,91) for foreign nationals. This price includes an entry fee and snorkeling. 

So, when are you going to Komodo Island from Australia? Let us know, and we will check which trips suits your needs. If you have any questions regarding the tour packages, boat capacity, and facilities, please contact us.


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