How to Get to Komodo Island from Malaysia

The tourists spotted Komodo dragon at Komodo Island

Getting to Komodo Island is one of the must-visit bucket lists for travelers worldwide, with no exception from Malaysia. This is because Komodo Island is the perfect destination to spend a vacation with its stunning landscape, beautiful beaches, and other biodiversity that can only be found in Komodo Island.

Komodo Island is a fascinating island that is a part of Komodo National Park, a UNESCO Heritage World site located east of Indonesia. Not only does it boast of its famous ancient lizard, the Komodo dragon, but this island is also known for its unique wildlife, such as Timor rusa deer, water buffalo, wild boar, and others. Besides that, this island’s underwater world is a paradise for divers and snorkelers because it encompasses various types of coral reefs, sponges, Manta rays, and others.  

Exploring the magnificence of Komodo Island will give you an extraordinary experience you won’t regret. You have to visit the island at least once in your life. Ready to unlock a new adventure on Komodo Island? We have compiled a guide on how to get to Komodo Island from Malaysia as you need! 

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From Malaysia to Komodo Island 

If you are in Malaysia and plotting a route to this fascinating destination, you are in for an exciting journey. The distance between Malaysia and Komodo Island in Indonesia varies depending on the starting point and the flight path. However, the distance encompasses approximately 2,460 kilometers or about 1,528 miles or more. 

Thus, the most convenient and best way to get to Komodo Island from Malaysia is by plane. Nevertheless, there is no direct flight from Malaysia to Komodo Island. Several airlines provide connecting flights to Komodo Island, including stops at any big airport in Indonesia. 

Getting to this island requires several steps, including flights and a boat trip to Komodo Island. This comprehensive guide will navigate you through the best routes for your journey. 

1. Take a Flight from Malaysia to Komodo Island

As mentioned before, up to this point, there are no direct flights from Malaysia to Komodo Island. You have to fly to the nearest airport to the island, the Labuan Bajo Komodo Airport. This airport is located on Flores Island, about five minutes from Labuan Bajo town. 

A. Kuala Lumpur International Airport [KUL] to Labuan Bajo Komodo Airport [LBJ] via Denpasar with AirAsia Indonesia

  • Outbound flight: Depart from Kuala Lumpur Airport at 09:45 pm and arrive at Labuan Bajo Airport at 00:50 am a day later.
  • Details of flight: This flight takes 19 hours and 10 minutes, including one stop at Denpasar Airport [DPS]. 
  • Estimated cost: This route will cost you around RM 532,62.

B. Kuala Lumpur International Airport [KUL] to Labuan Bajo Komodo Airport [LBJ] via Surabaya with AirAsia Indonesia + Super Air Jet 

  • Outbound flight: Depart from Kuala Lumpur Airport at 09:00 am and arrive at Labuan Bajo Airport at 03:15 pm.
  • Details of flight: This flight takes 6 hours and 15 minutes, including one stop at Surabaya Airport [SUB].
  • Estimated cost: This route will cost you around RM 700.

C. Kuala Lumpur International Airport [KUL] to Labuan Bajo Komodo Airport [LBJ] via Jakarta with LionAir Indonesia

  • Outbound flight: Depart from Kuala Lumpur International Airport at 07:35 am and arrive at Labuan Bajo Airport at 03:00 pm.
  • Details of flight: This flight takes 7 hours and 25 minutes, including one stop at Jakarta Soekarno-Hatta Airport [CGK]. 

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2. Boat Trip to Komodo Island

Please note! Komodo National Park can only be reached by boats departing from Labuan Bajo port. You must connect your trip to Labuan Bajo port once you arrive in Komodo Airport. Taxis from Labuan Bajo Airport to Labuan Bajo harbor cost approximately USD 6.20.

An overnight boat tour is the best way to experience Komodo Island. There are options for the Komodo tour package ranging from 3 to 9 nights.

To visit Komodo National Park, you must book your Komodo Island Boat Tour well in advance. Due to its limited availability, Labuan Bajo boats can be fully booked months in advance.

Please choose your Komodo boat tour from a certified and experienced tour operator like Komodo Luxury. As a top-notch tour operator in Komodo, Komodo Luxury offers Komodo tour packages that are ready to accompany you on exploring the magnificent Komodo Island. The following packages are available to you!

A. Komodo Boat Tour – Private Trip

Banner Private Tour Komodo Island

The private sailing trip offers a personalized trip for you who want to sail and explore around the island. This package allows you to choose your own destination and the duration of the trip. 

A private boat tour suits those who want to spend quality time with their loved ones. You can opt for three boat classes for this trip: deluxe, VIP, and VVIP. The price for this package varies depending on the destination, duration, and facilities.

B. Komodo Boat Tour – Open/Share Trip/i

Banner Open/Share Trip Komodo Island

Open/share package is a best deal because it offers a cost-effective budget for a liveaboard and sailing journey on a luxurious Phinisi boat. Hence, this trip suits solo travelers, couples, or small groups. 

Despite being a budget-conscious open trip, the boat provides a journey equipped with comfortable amenities and expansive spaces, including rooms boasting sea views, a jacuzzi, an exterior bathtub, a sun deck, and a rooftop chill-out area. 

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

Banner One Day Trip Komodo Island

A full-day/one-day trip is ideal for travelers with limited time but a desire to explore Komodo National Park. It is possible to explore the best destinations of Komodo National Park by speedboat in one day with this package.

How Much It Does Cost to Komodo Island for Malaysian Citizens

For Malaysian citizens, you must purchase the entrance ticket directly on-site to get into Komodo Island, a part of Komodo National Park. Entrance fees are accepted in cash only, so carrying around IDR 600,000 (RM 183,72) in cash is advisable. This cost grants admission to Komodo National Park, which encompasses Komodo Island, including the charges for snorkeling.

Ready to embark on your thrilling journey you won’t regret? Start your hassle-free trip by booking it in advance with KomodoLuxury. Contact us, and we will provide you with excellent service as you need!

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