How to Get to Komodo Island from the Netherlands

The Komodo National Park Gateway

Are you ready to unlock new experiences by witnessing an ancient lizard? Embarking on an adventure to the far-flung, exotic shores of Komodo Island from the Netherlands is akin to stepping into the pages of a fantasy novel.

Komodo Island is a fascinating destination located in the eastern part of Indonesia. Not only a home for the world-renowned ancient lizard, Komodo dragons, this island is also known for its stunning landscapes, crystal-clear water, and unique wildlife. 

If you want to get to Komodo Island from the Netherlands but need to know how to get there, don’t worry. We compiled a guide on how to get to the island from the Netherlands that will make your journey easier! 

Read More 7 Interesting Facts About Komodo National Park You Need to Know Before Visiting

From the Netherlands to Komodo Island

The distance between Amsterdam, Netherlands, and Komodo Island is 12,415 km. Komodo Island is seven hours ahead of Amsterdam. Thus, air is the best way to get to Komodo Island from the Netherlands.

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 the Netherlands to Komodo Island

There is no direct flight to Komodo Island from the Netherlands. From the Netherlands, you must fly to Indonesia and head to Labuan Bajo before getting to Komodo Island.  

Labuan Bajo is a small town in East Nusa Tenggara, the main gateway to Komodo Island. Several airlines provide flights from any airport in the Netherlands connecting two to three transits to Labuan Bajo Komodo Airport. Below are the flight options you can choose from!

A. Amsterdam Airport Schiphol [AMS] to Labuan Bajo Komodo Airport via Athens with KLM + Scoot + Indonesia AirAsia

  • Outbound flight: Depart from Amsterdam Schiphol Airport at 08:25 AM and arrive at Labuan Bajo Komodo Airport at 04:55 PM a day later.
  • Details of flight: This flight takes 26 hours and 30 minutes, including three transits at Athens, Singapore Changi, and Denpasar Bali Airport.
  • Estimated cost: This route will cost you around EUR 624 to EUR 649

B. Amsterdam Airport Schiphol [AMS] to Labuan Bajo Komodo Airport via Polland with LOT + Scoot + Indonesia AirAsia

  • Outbound flight: Depart from Amsterdam Schiphol Airport at 07:00 AM and arrive at Labuan Bajo Komodo Airport at 04:55 PM two days later.
  • Details of flight: This flight takes 27 hours and 55 minutes, including four transits at Warsaw Chopin, Athens, Singapore Changi, and Denpasar Bali Airport.
  • Estimated cost: This route will cost you around EUR 624.

C. Amsterdam Airport Schiphol [AMS] to Labuan Bajo Komodo Airport via Dubai with Emirates + BatikAir Indonesia

  • Outbound flight: Depart from Amsterdam Schiphol Airport at 09:50 PM and arrive at Labuan Bajo Komodo Airport at 09:20 AM two days later.
  • Details of flight: This flight takes 29 hours and 30 minutes, including two stops at Dubai and Denpasar Bali Airport.
  • Estimated cost: This route will cost you around EUR 1,168 to EUR 1,233. 

D. Amsterdam Airport Schiphol [AMS] to Labuan Bajo Komodo Airport [LBJ] via Turkey with Turkish Airlines + Garuda Indonesia

  • Outbound flight: Depart from Amsterdam Schiphol Airport at 06:15 PM and arrive at Labuan Bajo Komodo Airport at 02:35 PM two days later.
  • Details of flight: This flight takes 38 hours and 20 minutes, including two stops at Istanbul and Jakarta Soekarno-Hatta Airport.
  • Estimated cost: This route will cost you around EUR 914 to EUR1,012.

Read More Komodo Island is the New Gateway to Indonesia – Labuan Bajo Tourism

2. Boat Trip to Komodo Island 

Please note! Only boats departing from Labuan Bajo port can take you to Komodo National Park. Once you arrive at Labuan Bajo, you must connect your trip to Labuan Bajo port. A taxi will cost about EUR 5,94 to take you to Labuan Bajo harbor from Labuan Bajo Airport.

The best way to experience Komodo Island is on an overnight boat tour. The Komodo tour package comes with options ranging from 3 to 9 nights.

You’ll need to book your Komodo Island Boat Tour well in advance before visiting Komodo National Park. A boat in Labuan Bajo can be fully booked a month or more in advance due to its limited availability. Ensure you book your overnight boat tour from a reputable tour operator, such as Komodo Luxury. Komodo Luxury offers Komodo Island tour packages tailored to your needs. As a top-notch tour operator in Labuan Bajo, Komodo Luxury is dedicated to giving you the best experience while exploring Komodo Island on a luxurious boat. You can choose from the following packages!

A. Komodo Boat Tour – Private Sailing Tour

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If you’d like more privacy while sailing with your loved one, you can choose the private sailing tour package. Your trip can be tailored to your preferences by choosing your destination and duration.

B. Komodo Boat Tour – Open/Share Package

Banner Open/Share Trip Komodo Island

Open/shared trips are perfect for solo travelers, couples, and small groups. It is a great package that will provide you with excellent sailing services at an affordable price. This trip will also provide you with the opportunity to meet new people.

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.

Read more Discovering the Enchanting Cruise to Komodo Island

How Much Does It Cost to Komodo Island from the Netherlands

You can buy the entrance ticket when you arrive on the island. The entrance ticket is only accepted in cash directly by the tourist. Please prepare cash of approximately IDR 600,000 or EUR 35,86, including an entry fee and snorkeling. Note that ticket prices can change at any time, depending on the season.

Fascinating to visit the magnificent Komodo Island from the Netherlands? Join fellow travelers on an unforgettable adventure with Komodo Luxury and make your new journey! Please contact us, and we will check which trips suit your needs.  

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