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How Do You Get From Bali to Komodo Island? Find The Answer Here!

by Yoga Adi

Bali is indeed a magical island. You can see in some of our articles like magical things to do near Besakih temple Bali, that can show you clearly how beautiful it is. But today, we’re not talking about the attractions or maybe the best places to visit on the island. Instead, we want to share some tips on how do you get from Bali to Komodo Island.

When going from Bali island, you don’t need to transit anywhere else, because Bali is actually the island for transit between other locations in Java to Labuan Bajo Port. So, you will go with only one route to the great Komodo Island. How do you get from Bali to Komodo Island that has things to do in Komodo National Park ? See full info below:

Location of Bali

First, let us know about how far the location of Bali to Komodo Island. Anyone would know that Bali island is located on the East side of big Java Island with interesting things to do near Bingin beach Bali as one of the best points. From Nusa Tenggara provinces, it’s located on the West side. So from there, we can understand that the location of Bali to Komodo Island is actually not that far.

But before actually arriving at Komodo Island, you need to go for a port called Labuan Bajo. From there, you can continue your journey to the islands located nearby, like Rinca island and, of course, the Komodo Island. But from the Bali island itself, you need to pick one from three different routes to go to Labuan Bajo.

3 Different Acceses from Bali to Labuan Bajo

There are three possible routes you can take, and each one has its own possibility, benefits, and lacks. So let’s see them one by one.

1. Via Land

So how do you get from Bali to Komodo Island? Let’s see from the most favorite route, via land. Going from Bali to Labuan Bajo Port, you can just hop on a bus that goes from either Jakarta or Surabaya. The bus will take you to Sumbawa Besar, which usually costs about Rp250.000,-.

Then you need to continue your journey by taking a smaller bus, which will cost lesser. Now you have two choices, going from Sumbawa Besar to Bima or Sape. Going for Sape is recommended because you don’t need to transit at Bima. After that, you need to use a ferry to Labuan Bajo. It’s about seven to eight hours from Sape Port to Labuan Bajo, so spend your time resting is the best thing you can do.

2. Sea

If you want to just use a boat, you can use the boats that served by a national company, PELNI Corporation in order to use two of their boats in order to reach Labuan Bajo. Those two ships are KM Binaiya and Tilongkabila. The usual route if you this route is from Denpasar to Mataram and then Bima and finally Labuan Bajo. The average cost for this is about Rp250.000,- including the meals (3 times a day).

3. Air

And then the next route in how do you get from Bali to Komodo Island is by air. The most used access of all accesses on the list. The air route is always loved by both local and domestic tourists, because it’s the coziest and simplest, even though it’s a bit pricey.

If you’re going from Bali, you will take a propeller to go for Labuan Bajo. There are some reputable airlines that provide this service such as Garuda Indonesia, Citilink, Batik Air, and Lion Air.

From Labuan Bajo to Komodo Island

In Labuan Bajo, the tourists can pick a boat based on their interest and budget. The options are already provided by a national corporation, ASDP Indonesia Ferry that provides the KMP ships. The ship can take you to the nearest islands around Labuan Bajo, like Komodo Island, Rinca Island, and the famous Pink Beach.

Best Attractions Around (Part 1)

In this article of How do you get from Bali to Komodo Island, we also want to provide the best locations around Labuan Bajo and Komodo Island that you can use as options for your trip. This is part 1 of 2, which will be described later in the upcoming article. This 1st part has about 5 different unique locations that may interest you, such as:

1 – Wae Rebo

The first location, which may be included inside the Komodo island Indonesia article is Wae Rebo. Wae Rebo is not an ordinary attraction. It’s the reflection of the old way of life, with those unique looking traditional houses and friendly locals, a thing that rare to see these days. Feel the culture of Flores directly in this village

Location: Flores, East Nusa Tenggara

Opening Hours: Opens everyday

Average Cost: No entry ticket

Activities: Communicating and interacting with locals, taking pictures

Best time to Visit: Morning

2 – Padar Island

An island located near Komodo Island is Padar Island. Many said that this island is really magical. And it really is. Padar island is like a piece of heaven that fell down to Earth many times ago. A glimpse of green mountains with high lands is like a magical setting you see in fantasy movies.

Location: Komodo National Park, Nusa Tenggara

Opening Hours: Opens 24 hours

Average Cost: Rp120.000,-

Activities: Hiking, trekking, swimming, snorkeling

Best time to Visit: Morning or Evening

3 – Lingko Rice Terrace

Do you know the strange thing that was famous then called crop circles? You can see a similar thing to those in a place called Lingko Rice Terrace. The difference is the shape of it. The rice terraces in Lingko were formed like spider webs by the locals. The guides said that this thing related to the culture of the people there.

Location: Flores, East Nusa Tenggara

Opening Hours: Opens everytime

Average Cost:  No entry fee

Activities: Taking pictures, trekking up the hill

Best time to Visit: Morning

4 – Pink Beach

The all favorite Pink Beach, as one beautiful place in things to do in Labuan Bajo. Who doesn’t know this beach after all those people spread the pictures on the Internet? Those natural pink color can hypnotize everyone to actually visit it.

Location: Jeruwaru, East Lombok, West Nusa Tenggara

Opening Hours: Opens 24 hours

Average Cost: Rp50.000,-

Activities: Beach exploring, swimming, snorkeling, diving, taking pictures, sunset viewing

Best time to Visit: Morning and Dusk (for sunset viewing)

5 – Kanawa Island

As one of those islands located close to Labuan Bajo port, this island is also known by everyone. The beach has the white clear sand that looks beautiful with the crystal water. It’s like visiting a private location not owned by everyone.

Location: Flores, East Nusa Tenggara

Opening Hours: Opens everytime

Average Cost: Rp110.000,-

Activities: Swimming, snorkeling, diving, sunrise and sunset viewing

Best time to Visit: Dawn, Morning, and Dusk.

Komodo Island

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