Traveling From Bali to Padar Island

The view at Padar Islands

Visiting Bali can be an unforgettable moment. But if you still want to explore the beauty of Indonesia, you can continue your trip to Padar Island. Padar Island is quite far from Bali. It is one of the eastern Indonesian islands. Many tourists like to continue their trip from Bali to Padar Island, as it’s known for its beauty. If you are on holiday in Bali and would like to continue your trip by visiting Padar Island, part of the Komodo National Park, here is a complete guide.

The Trip From Bali to Padar Island

If you want to go to Padar Island from Bali, you must head to Labuan Bajo first. There are some ways that you can choose: 

1. Boat Trip

The first way to Padar from Bali is by boat trip. The first way to get to Padar from Bali is by sea. The trip to Labuan Bajo by boat is a challenging journey and requires a long time. Boat schedules are also limited and only run at certain times.

There are two boat choices from Bali to Labuan Bajo: KM. Tilongkabila and KM. Wilis operates in the morning and evening. This boat departs from Benoa Port Bali and takes approximately 28 hours to Pelni Port Labuan Bajo.

2. Road Trip 

The next way from Bali to Padar Island is by road trip. It should be noted that the road trip takes a long time and combines land and sea travel. However, you will be presented with natural scenery along the way. You can take a bus from terminals in Bali, such as Ubung Terminal or Mengwi Terminal.

The route usually starts from the bus station and goes to Padang Bai port and then to Lembar port in Lombok. The journey then continues by bus to Kayangan Port in Sumbawa. From Kayangan Port, you will sail to Pototano Port, then continue by bus to Sape Port and finally to Labuan Bajo.

3. Plane Trip

The best and fastest way to get to Labuan Bajo from Bali is by plane trip. Various airlines provide flights from Ngurah Rai Airport [DPS] to Komodo Airport [LBJ]. Here are the flight options that you can choose from.

Bali to Labuan Bajo Map
Bali to Labuan Bajo Map

A. Ngurah Rai Airport [DPS] to Komodo Airport [LBJ] with Air Asia Indonesia

  • Flight details: This flight departs from Ngurah Rai Airport at 07:10 and arrives at Komodo Airport at 08:20. It takes around 1 hour and 10 minutes.
  • Estimated cost: This fastest flight takes approximately USD 73. 

B. Ngurah Rai Airport [DPS] to Komodo Airport [LBJ] with Batik Air 

  • Flight details: This flight departs from Ngurah Rai Airport at 08:00 and arrives at Komodo Airport at 09:10. It takes around 1 hour and 10 minutes.
  • Estimated cost: This flight takes approximately USD 87.

C. Ngurah Rai Airport [DPS] to Komodo Airport [LBJ] with Super Air Jet

  • Flight details: This flight departs from Ngurah Rai Airport at 08:40 and arrives at Komodo Airport at 15:15. It takes around 6 hours and 35 minutes.
  • Estimated cost: This flight takes approximately USD 135

Read More What to Expect on a Komodo Island Boat Tour

Boat Trip to Padar Island

Please note! Padar Island is quite remote and far away, so you can only visit it by boat. Boats usually depart from Labuan Bajo harbor and travel to Padar Island or other islands.

The best way to get to Padar Island is to join the Komodo Boat Tour, as Padar Island is one of the tourist destinations that you will visit if you join this tour. Besides exploring Padar Island, you can also explore other parts of Komodo National Park by joining this Komodo Boat Tour. Ensure you book a boat trip to Komodo Island from a trusted tour operator, such as Komodo Luxury. Komodo Luxury offers a Komodo tour package tailored to your needs. 

A. Komodo Boat Tour – Private Sailing Trip

Banner Private Tour Komodo Island

Private sailing tour is the perfect package for you if you want a more personalized experience. The destination and duration of your trip are completely up to you.

B. Komodo Boat Tour – Open/Share Trip

Banner Open/Share Trip Komodo Island

An open/shared sailing trip offers a cost-effective sailing experience. It also gives you the opportunity to meet other travelers and enjoy the beauty of Komodo Island. 

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

Banner One Day Trip Komodo Island

The full-day/one-day trip is ideal for those with limited time but want to explore Komodo National Park. On this trip, you’ll get a chance to visit the top destinations of Komodo Island in one day by speedboat.

Conclusion 

Visiting Padar Island from Bali can be done by boat, road, and air, with Labuan Bajo as the first destination. From Labuan Bajo you can reach Padar Island by Komodo Boat Tour. Make sure you book your Komodo Boat Tour with Komodo Luxury well in advance.

Read More Tips for Booking Your Boat Tour

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