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How to Get to Komodo Island from Malaysia

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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

Upon reaching Labuan Bajo, embark on your journey by taking a boat trip to Komodo Island from Labuan Bajo harbor, as the island is accessible by boat trip only. Once heading to Labuan Bajo Airport, you must go to Labuan Bajo harbor by taxi, which will cost you about RM 30,62.

You can choose between chartering a boat or joining a guided tour to sail to Komodo Island. To make your hassle-free journey, join a guided tour by KomodoLuxury will be the best option. As a trustworthy travel agency in Labuan Bajo, KomodoLuxury offers the occasion liveaboard on a luxurious Phinisi boat. 

KomodoLuxury offers two best-seller Komodo Island boat tour ready to accompany you on exploring the magnificent Komodo Island.

A. Komodo Island Boat Tour – Private Trip

This boat tour package 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.

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B. Komodo Island Boat Tour – Share / Open Trip

This boat tour is a best-seller package 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. 

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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