How to Get to Komodo Island from Bangkok

Komodo dragon on Komodo National Park

Getting to Komodo Island from Bangkok is an exciting journey that should be on your bucket list. Witnessing the breathtaking views surrounding it will not disappoint and will not leave you disappointed. If you are planning to visit Komodo Island from Bangkok, it’s essential to know exactly how to get there. Here is the complete on how to get to Komodo Island from Bangkok.    

Why Visit Komodo Island

Komodo Island is a part of Komodo National Park, located between the islands of Sumbawa and Flores, Indonesia Archipelago. This island is precisely located in Komodo District, Manggarai Regency, East Nusa Tenggara Province. This UNESCO World Heritage site is renowned for the ancient lizard in the world, the Komodo dragon. Komodo Island offers the opportunity to encounter the Komodo dragons in their natural habitat without any distractions. 

This park is also famous for its breathtaking landscape, pristine beaches, crystal-clear water, wildlife terrestrial, and rich marine biodiversity. You can enjoy outdoor activities such as trekking, sunbathing, and wildlife watching on this island. Besides that, you can also enjoy the underwater beauty by diving and snorkeling. As a result, Komodo National Park is worth visiting. 

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From Bangkok to Komodo Island

Based on the starting point and route chosen, Bangkok and Komodo Island are different distances. Despite this, the distance is approximately 3,251 kilometers. Getting from Bangkok to Komodo is a quiet journey that involves several steps, including getting to Indonesia, taking a domestic flight, and boat tour to Komodo Island.   

1. Fly from Bangkok to Komodo Island

The best way to reach Komodo Island from Bangkok is by plane, as it is quite a distance. But please note there is no direct flight from Bangkok to Komodo Island. You must head to Komodo Airport in Labuan Bajo town, which is the nearest airport to Komodo Island. Labuan Bajo is a small town in East Nusa Tenggara, which is the main gateway to Komodo Island. 

Several airlines offer connecting flights to Labuan Bajo airport. Check out the flight options below!

A. Suvarnabhumi Airport[BKK] to Komodo Airport [LBJ] via Singapore

  • Outbound flight: Depart from Suvarnabhumi Airport at 20:25 and arrive at Komodo Airport at 17:00.
  • Details of flight: This flight takes 19 hours and 35 minutes, including two stopovers at Changi [SIN], and Ngurah Rai Airport [DPS].
  • Estimated cost: This route is operated by Scoot + AirAsia Indonesia and will cost you approximately THB 10,874.

B. Suvarnabhumi Airport [BKK] to Komodo Airport [LBJ] via Singapore

  • Outbound flight: Depart from Suvarnabhumi Airport at 09:25 and arrive at Komodo Airport at 08:20 a day later.
  • Details of flight: This flight takes 21 hours and 55 minutes, including two stopovers at Changi [SIN] and Ngurah Rai Airport [DPS]. 
  • Estimated cost: This route is operated by Jetstar Asia Airways + AirAsia Indonesia and will cost you approximately THB 11,033.

C Suvarnabhumi Airport [BKK] to Komodo Airport [LBJ] via Jakarta

  • Outbound flight: Depart from Suvarnabhumi Airport at 14:10 and arrive at Komodo Airport at 14:25. 
  • Details of flight: This flight takes 23 hours and 15 minutes, including two stopovers at Soekarno Hatta [CGK] and Ngurah Rai Airport [DPS].
  • Estimated cost: This route is operated by Garuda Indonesia and will cost you approximately THB 16,972. 

2. Boat Tour to Komodo Island

Please note! Komodo National Park can only be reached by boat, departing from Labuan Bajo port to Komodo Island. From the airport, you will need to take a taxi or grab, which will cost you about SGD 8,61 to get to Labuan Bajo harbor.It is best to take an overnight boat tour to Komodo Island to get the full Komodo experience. You may want to consider the Komodo tour package, which includes 3 to 9 nights of accommodation.  

It is important to choose a reputable tour operator when purchasing a Komodo dragon tour package. We recommend booking your tour from a certified tour agency such as KomodoLuxury. KomodoLuxury is a top-notch tour operator in Labuan Bajo that offers a wide variety of tours with expert guides. Our dedicated team will take care of all your vacation needs to create the most memorable and unique journey for you. 

KomodoLuxury offers liveaboard Komodo Island Tour Packages. Check out these packages! 

A. Komodo Boat Tour – Private Sailing Tour 

Banner Private Tour Komodo Island

A private sailing tour is a perfect choice if you want more privacy when sailing with your loved one, as the entire boat is tailor-made for you. You can tailor your trip to meet your needs, based on your chosen destination and duration. 

B. Komodo Boat Tour – Open/ Share Packages

Banner Open/Share Trip Komodo Island

Open/share packages suitable for solo travelers, couples, or small groups, the open/share trip is open to all. You can enjoy a cost-effective sailing journey with excellent service with this package. As well as meeting new people, this trip offers the opportunity to meet new people.

C. Komodo Boat Tour – Full-Day/One-Day Trip 

Banner One Day Trip Komodo Island

Those with limited time but an eagerness to explore Komodo National Park should opt for a full-day trip or a one-day trip. You can discover Komodo National Park’s best destinations in one day with speedboats with this package.

Komodo Island Entrance Fee

Tourist should pay the entry fee for Komodo Island directly in IDR (cash only). Make sure you have approximately IDR 600,000 or THB 1,381 with you. It includes entry fees to Komodo National Park as well as snorkeling. 

A drone flight permission is required if you wish to capture a breathtaking aerial view of Komodo Island from the air. Drone flight permission fees are estimated at IDR 1,030,000 or THB 2372.

Do you plan on taking a boat tour to Komodo Island from Bangkok? Please contact us with any questions you may have. Make your dream trip a reality by letting us take care of everything!

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