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How Do I Get to Komodo Island from Jakarta : Capital to Tip of East Nusa Tenggara

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After giving you the article before, which is how do you get from Bali to Komodo island, now we also want to give you the same type with different variable This time, it’s not Bali island, but the capital city of Indonesia, Jakarta. Well, seeing how far that city from Komodo island, some of you may wonder, “how do i get to Komodo Island from Jakarta?”.

Well, even though the city is as beautiful as it is, with all the things you can enjoy such as aesthetic places in Jakarta for photo hunting, Komodo Island still gives a different atmosphere. Way different. To think of it, it’s actually not that hard to visit the island, as long as you know where to go. So, without further do, this is the article of how do i get to Komodo Island from Jakarta.

Distance from Jakarta to Komodo Island

If you look it on the map, to go to Komodo Island from Jakarta city, you need to take about 1.413 kilometers. Of course, those large number is really reasonable, because you need to pass many provinces, like Central Java, East Java, Bali, and also the provinces around Nusa Tenggara like East and West Nusa Tenggara.

It is very far and can take many hours to finally reach Komodo Island. But don’t give up your hope, because it’s clearly possible these days for us to go for that many kilometers via using many transportations. Like always, there are three possible media you can choose starting from Land, Sea, and Air.

Accesses from Jakarta to Komodo Island

You can use some transportation modes if you really want to go on a vacation to Komodo Island. If you going from all places around Indonesia, you need to reach the main port first, which is Labuan Bajo before continuing your way to the island. Let’s start with the first one in “how do i get to Komodo Island from Jakarta?”

1. Land

If you want to go on land, maybe you would like to consider some things in the first place. Taking the land route, you have two choices of transportation, your own car or the public vehicle like a bus. You can just take a bus to Denpasar city, which can take about a day-long starting from the tip of Jakarta city to that capital of Bali.

Usually, the bus serves some important services like free meals and smoking room. The price also varies from only Rp200.000,- to Rp450.000,-. The higher the price means better services. Then you need to continue your journey from Denpasar to Labuan Bajo by using a ferry.

2. Sea

For the people who like affordable transportation with the safety guarantee for a national company, then they should take the sea route. Using one of the ships from PELNI, you can go to Komodo Island from some big cities in Java island. Each province has one main city. So there are only three main points, Jakarta, Semarang, and Surabaya.

The cost for the ship is only Rp300.000,-, which can be said to be the most affordable one than others. After arriving at Labuan Bajo, continue your trip by using a smaller boat to Komodo Island.

3. Air

And the last one is the air route. Using the air route means using plane which can cost more than the other routes, but also the quickest. Many people have said that taking a plane to Labuan Bajo is interesting because they can see all those wonderful sceneries and everything.

Take a plane from Soekarno Hatta International Airport to Labuan Bajo Airport. In the middle, you will transit on Bali island only for a while. The cost for this also varies from a million rupiahs up to more than 3 million.

From The Port to Komodo Island

Seeing the nice things to do in Labuan Bajo via using the routes above as part of “how do i get to Komodo Island from Jakarta”, is really a nice thing. You can just use your time to explore Labuan Bajo for a while, or just go straight to Komodo Island by using a special ship that is also provided by PELNI called KMP or Crossing Motor Boat.

With the existence of this ship, people and tourists can have a safe, comfy, and affordable transportation to locations around the port. Aside from strengthening the connectivity between those islands, this can increase the economy of the locals at the same time.

Best Attractions Around (Part 2)

Continuing our 1st part, we want to give another best attractions around Labuan Bajo and Komodo Island in this last section of “how do i get to Komodo Island from Jakarta”. Let’s see the first spot.

1 – Komodo Island

Of course, we won’t forget to mention one of the best of all, Komodo Island.  A place where you can actually watch the living legend, how they live every day and their behavior with the help from a dependaple group called Rangers.

Location: East Nusa Tenggara

Opening Hours: Opens everytime

Average Cost: Rp200.000,-

Activities: Seeing the life of Komodo, taking pictures

Best time to visit: Morning until afternoon

2 – Kelimutu Lake

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As one of the best places around things to do in Komodo National Park, you should visit the iconic location called Kelimutu Lake. There are three lakes located in the same location, sometimes they can even change color too. Can you believe it?

Location: East Nusa Tenggara

Opening Hours: Opens everytime (except night)

Average Cost: Rp20.000,-

Activities: Admiring the lakes, taking pictures

Best time to visit: Morning and Afternoon

3 – Atol Mangiatan

Atol means corals that formed a circle-like shape, with a lake or small lagoon in the middle of it. You can actually see and step on one called Atol Mangiatan. You can check its picture and decide whether you want to go there or not.

Location: Manggarai, East Nusa Tenggara

Opening Hours: Opens everyday

Average Cost: Free entry

Activities: Taking pictures, swimming in the lagoon

Best time to visit: Morning

4 – Cunca Wulang

Next thing that may be included inside the Komodo island Indonesia is Cunca Wulang. From the look of it, this attraction really looks similar to the Hidden Canyon in Bali. In here, you can get the exact experience.

Location: West Manggarai, East Nusa Tenggara

Opening Hours: Opens everytime

Average Cost: Free entry

Activities: Swimming, jumping from the stones, taking pictures

Best time to visit: Morning

5 – Bena Village

The last attraction on the list is Bena Village. If learning about the Megalithic era on the books is pretty boring, then you can just visit the location that has the actual story about it. Bena has a unique formation of houses and also stuff that look like they came from ancient times.

Location: Near Oetune, East Nusa Tenggara

Opening Hours: Opens everyday

Average Cost: Free entry

Activities: Taking pictures, meeting the locals

Best time to visit: Morning

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