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How to Get to Komodo Island from Italy

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Getting to Komodo Island from Italy is a thrilling journey that you must try at least once. Setting off on this journey will feel like diving into a storybook adventure, especially for those interested in adventure and nature. 

Komodo Island is a part of Komodo National Park, located between the islands of Sumbawa and Flores, in one of the provinces in Indonesia called East Nusa Tenggara. This island is famous not only for its heaviest lizards but also for its charming landscapes, white-sand beaches, and unique wildlife.

Ready to unlock new thrilling experiences by witnessing Komodo dragons and excursions to a fascinating island? We compiled a guide you need to know on getting to Komodo Island from Italy! 

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From Italy to Komodo Island

The distance between Italy and Komodo Island, Indonesia, varies depending on the starting point and the flight path. However, the distance is about 11,000 to 13,000 kilometers or 6,835 to 8,078 miles. 

The time difference between Italy (which operates on CET and CEST) and Komodo Island Indonesia (in the WITA) is about six to seven hours. When it’s standard time (CET) in Italy, Komodo Island is about seven hours ahead. Meanwhile, during daylight saving time (CEST) in Italy, Komodo Island is about six hours ahead. 

With that distance and time difference, the best way to get to Komodo Island from Italy is by flight. But note that getting to this island requires several steps, including a flight to Indonesia, a domestic flight to Labuan Bajo, and a boat trip to Komodo Island. Follow these guides to find the best routes and deals for your trip.  

1. Take a Flight from Italy to Komodo Island

There is no direct flight from Italy to Komodo Island. You have to head to the nearest airport to Komodo Island, Labuan Bajo Komodo Airport. Labuan Bajo is the main gateway to Komodo Island, which is located on Flores Island.  

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

A. Rome Fiumicino Airport [FCO] to Labuan Bajo Komodo Airport [LBJ] via Turkey with Turkish Airlines + Garuda Indonesia

  • Outbound flight: Depart from Rome Fiumicino at 07:00 am and arrive at Labuan Bajo Airport at 02:35 pm two days later.
  • Details of flight: This flight takes 49 hours and 35 minutes, including two stops at Istanbul Airport [IST] and Jakarta Soekarno-Hatta Airport [CGK].
  • Estimated cost: This route will cost you around EUR 705 to EUR 813.

B. Rome Fiumicino Airport [FCO] to Labuan Bajo Komodo Airport [LBJ] via Athens with Aegean Airlines + Scoot + Indonesia AirAsia + BatikAir Indonesia

  • Outbound flight: Depart from Rome Fiumicino at 09:30 am and arrive at Labuan Bajo Airport at 04:55 pm a day later.
  • Details of flight: This flight takes 25 hours and 25 minutes, including three stops at Athens [ATH], Singapore [SIN], and Denpasar [DPS] Airport
  • Estimated cost: This route will cost you approximately EUR 543

C. Milan Malpensa Airport [MXP] to Labuan Bajo Komodo Airport [LBJ] 

  • Outbound flight: Depart from Milan Malpensa Airport at 06:30 am and arrive at Labuan Bajo Airport at 04:55 pm a day later.
  • Details of flight: This flight takes 28 hours and 25 minutes, including three stops at Athens [ATH], Singapore [SIN], and Denpasar [DPS] Airport.
  • Estimated cost: This route will cost you approximately EUR 481. 

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2. Boat Trip to Komodo Island

Once upon arrival in Labuan Bajo, you must take a boat trip Komodo Island, because you can only reach the island by boat. When heading to Labuan Bajo Airport, you can go to Labuan bajo harbor by taxi or grab, which will cost you around EUR 5,93. The distance between Labuan Bajo harbor and Komodo Island is approximately 90 kilometers or about 56 miles by sea.   

In Labuan Bajo, you must charter a boat or join a guided tour to cruise to Komodo Island. To simplify their journey, travelers often embark on a guided tour by KomodoLuxury. KomodoLuxury is a trustworthy travel agency in Labuan Bajo that offers travelers the opportunity to live aboard a luxurious Phinisi boat. 

KomodoLuxury has two best-seller Komodo Island boat tours ready to accompany you on exploring the paradise of Komodo Island.

 A. Komodo Island Boat Tour – Private Trip 

If you want to enjoy the trip with your loved ones with a destination and duration that you choose on your own, a private trip is suitable for your needs. 

This package offers a personalized trip for you who want to sail and make an excursion around Komodo Island. You can opt for three boat classes: deluxe, VIP, and VVIP.  

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 B. Komodo Island Boat Tour – Share / Open Trip 

If you want to explore the island with new friends, you can opt for this package. The open trip package offers a cost-effective budget for exploring and staying on a luxurious boat. 

Although it’s an open trip with a budget-friendly option, the boat offers an exciting voyage with all comfortable facilities and spacious open-air areas, from the rooms with ocean views, jacuzzi, outdoor bathtup, sun-deck, and rooftop chill-out area.   

How Much Does It Cost to Komodo Island for Italy Citizens 

You must purchase the entrance ticket directly on-site to get into the Komodo National Park, including Komodo Island. The entrance ticket is only accepted in cash. Therefore, prepare cash of approximately IDR 600,000 (EUR35,86). This ticket price includes access to the Komodo National Park, encompassing Komodo Island, and covers snorkeling fees as well.  

Embark your thrilling, hassle-free trip by booking it in advance with KomodoLuxury. Still trying to decide which package suits your needs? Don’t worry; we will be delighted to answer your questions. Contact us, and we will check which trips suit you!

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