How to Get to Komodo Island from France

The Komodo Dragon at Komodo Island

Are you plotting a thrilling adventure to a beautiful and challenging place? Komodo Island is one of the best options. Embarking on an adventure from France to the magnificent Komodo Island in Indonesia is an experience filled with a picturesque landscape and thrilling adventure by witnessing the last dragon in the world, the Komodo dragon.

Komodo Island is a UNESCO world heritage site between Sumbawa and Flores Island, Indonesia. This island is famous for the heaviest lizard on earth, which can only be found on this island. Besides that, this island is home to terrestrial fauna, such as various reptiles, birds, and mammals. 

The underwater life at Komodo Island is a paradise for divers and snorkels seeking to explore the biodiversity because various coral reefs, sponges, manta rays, and other fascinating macro life encompass it.  

Are you ready to embark on a thrilling and unforgettable experience on this island? Below, we have compiled a guide and everything you need to know on how to get to Komodo Island from France!

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From France to Komodo Island

The distance between France and Komodo Island varies depending on the departure city and flight taken. However, the approximate distance between Paris, France, and Komodo Island is about 12,688 kilometers or 7,833 miles. 

The time difference between France and Komodo Island varies depending on whether France observes Daylight Saving Time (DST). When France is on Central European Time (CET, UTC+1) and not observing DST, the time difference is about seven hours ahead in Komodo Island (WITA, UTC+8). Meanwhile, when France observes daylight saving time (CEST, UTC+2), the time difference is about six hours ahead in Komodo Island.

With that distance and time difference, the most convenient and the best way to get to Komodo Island from France is by flight. Getting to this island requires several steps, including a flight to Indonesia and a boat trip to Komodo Island. 

1. Take a Flight to Komodo Island

Although the best way to get to the island is by flight, as of now, there are no direct flights from France to Komodo Island. You must head to the nearest airport to Komodo Island, Labuan Bajo Komodo Airport. This airport is only five minutes from Labuan Baju City, the main gateway to Komodo Island.  

Several airlines provide connecting flights to Labuan Bajo airport. Below is the flight option you can choose from!

A. Paris Charles De Gaulle [CDG] to Labuan Bajo Komodo Airport [LBJ] via Istanbul with Turkish Airlines + Garuda Indonesia

  • Outbound flight: Depart from Paris Charles de Gaule Airport at 04:05 pm and arrive at Labuan Bajo Airport at 02:35, two days later. 
  • Details of flight: This flight takes 40 hours and 30 minutes, including two stops at Istanbul Aiport [IST] and Jakarta Soekarno-Hatta Airport [CGK].
  • Estimated cost: This route will cost you approximately EUR 711 to EUR 808.

B. Paris Charles De Gaulle [CDG] to Labuan Bajo Komodo Airport [LBJ] via Dubai with Emirates + BatikAir Indonesia 

  • Outbound flight: Depart from Paris Charles de Gaule Airport at 09:55 am and arrive at Labuan Bajo Airport at 10:50 am, two days later. 
  • Details of flight: This flight takes 30 hours and 55 minutes, including two stops at Dubai Airport [DXB] and Jakarta Soekarno-Hatta Airport [CGK].
  • Estimated cost: This route will cost you approximately EUR 911 to EUR 926.

C. Paris Charles De Gaulle [CDG] to Labuan Bajo Komodo Airport [LBJ] via Netherland with KLM + Garuda Indonesia

  • Outbound flight: Depart from Paris Charles de Gaulle at 08:15 pm and arrive at 02:35 pm two days later.
  • Details of flight: This flight takes 36 hours and 20 minutes, including two stops at Amsterdam Schiphol Airport [AMS] and Jakarta Soekarno-Hatta Airport [CGK]. 
  • Estimated cost: This route will cost you approximately EUR 990 to EUR 1,383. 

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2. Boat Trip to Komodo Island

When you arrive at Labuan Bajo Airport, you must connect your journey by taking a boat trip to Komodo Island, as the island can only be reached by boat trip from Labuan Bajo harbor. The distance between Labuan Bajo and Labuan Bajo harbor is relatively short, approximately two to four kilometers or about 1,2 to 2,5 miles.

In Labuan Bajo, chartering a boat or participating in Komodo Island boat tour is necessary for exploring the island. If you want a hassle-free trip, you can opt for an organized excursion with Komodo Luxury. As a reputable travel agency, KomodoLuxury allows travelers to experience staying and living abroad on a luxurious Phinisi boat.

A. Komodo Island Boat Tour – Private Trip

Banner Private Tour Komodo Island

This boat tour package offers a customizable journey that allows you to freely choose your excursion destination or decide the duration of your trip. 

So, this tour package is suited for you who want a sailing and staying experience on a luxurious boat with your loved one. The cost varies based on your boat amenities, destination, and trip duration selection.  

B. Komodo Island Boat Tour – Share / Open Trip 

Banner Open/Share Trip Komodo Island

This boat tour package provides an affordable option for you who are passionate about travel and eager to connect with new people during the trip. This trip is for solo travelers, couples, or small groups.

Even though this is an open trip with a cost-effective solution, the boats provide you with an exciting voyage with all comfortable amenities. This trip is usually available for 3D2N (three days and two nights), departing on Fridays and returning on Sundays.     

How Much Does It Cost Entrance Fee to French Citizens

When you arrive in Komodo National Park, you must purchase the entrance ticket directly on-site. The entrance ticket is only accepted in cash, so set up cash at approximately IDR 600,000 (EUR 35,86). 

The ticket price includes access to the Komodo National Park, including Komodo Island, and covers snorkeling fees. If you join a guided tour by KomodoLuxury, we offer essential gear for snorkeling. 

Ready to embark on your thrilling adventure and fascinating excursion to the magnificent island? Don’t worry! Contact us now! We are ready to provide you with an effortless travel experience. 

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