Already know Komodo right? But not everyone knows how to get there. In this article we will thoroughly peel to make it easier for you to visit one of the wonders of the world.
There are several ways that we can do to get to Komodo National Park, which of course we must first go to the City of Labuan Bajo, which is at the western end of the island of Flores, East Nusa Tenggara.
We will discuss ways to get to Labuan Bajo from the easiest route, which is by air by plane to land and sea.
Heading to Labuan Bajo by Air
Here I emphasize air travel by passenger plane, because if you have a private plane or a flying dragon, just name the destination directly. In my opinion the flight to Labuan Bajo is one of the most beautiful flights in Indonesia because before landing we can see small islands surrounded by blue sea.
From Jakarta for those who want direct flights can use two direct flight, Garuda Indonesia and Batik Air, in addition must transit in Denpasar, Bali. From Bali then proceed with direct flights to Labuan Bajo. Similarly, those who come from other cities you must first fly to Bali first then proceed to Labuan Bajo.
The following flight schedule for Labuan Bajo:
Jakarta – Labuan Bajo:
Garuda Indonesia 10.35-14.00, the lowest price is around IDR 1.5 million per person
Labuan Bajo – Jakarta:
Garuda Indonesia 14.40-15.50, the lowest price is around IDR 1.5 million per person
Denpasar – Labuan Bajo
Garuda Indonesia: GA7026 07.30-09.15, GA7036 10.50-12.25, GA484 14.55-16.25. Cheapest price around 700 thousand.
Wings / Lion Air: IW1888 08.00-09.15, IW1830 12.50-14.10, IW1898 13.55-15.15. Cheapest price around 400 thousand.
Nam Air: IN664 2: 00-14.55. Cheapest price around IDR 500 thousand.
Labuan Bajo – Denpasar
Garuda Indonesia: GA481 7.20-8.55, GA7037 12.55-14.25, GA7027 16.00-17.30. Cheapest price around 700 thousand.
Wings / Lion Air: IW1831 08.40-10.00, IW1889 9.35-10.55, IW1899 16.00-17.20. Cheapest price around 400 thousand.
Nam Air: IN665 15.25-16.15. Cheapest price around IDR 500 thousand.
Actually there are also other direct flights such as from Kupang but if you are from the central and western regions of Indonesia that is the easiest route.
For those who have a lot of time, they can choose overland or overland routes, but this section requires a strong physique because traveling by bus or car is taken for days.
For those who want to take public transportation can take a bus heading to Denpasar from wherever you come from, then continue by bus from Denpansar to Labuan Bajo, the cost of the bus from Denpasar to Labuan Bajo around IDR 500,000-600,000 by going through various islands such as Lombok and Sumbawa.
This route is the cheapest route to go to Labuan Bajo, there are several PELNI ships that stop at the port of Labuan Bajo. Among them KM. Wilis, KM. Kelimutu, KM. Sirimau, KM. Tilongkabila. You can start from Surabaya or other cities visited by the ships mentioned above, to update the schedule and prices please contact the depressed Pelni office, but usually around 300 thousand is enough to go to Labuan Bajo.
Well, after arriving in Labuan Bajo just find a way to get to the Komodo National Park. The only way to go to Komodo Island is by boat, you can rent a boat from Labuan Bajo or for one to 4 people it is better to join an open trip organized by several tour operators. You are ready for a new sensation, Komodo Dragon Tour. An open trip is to join another traveler on the same schedule. But for those who have more budgets, you can rent a boat by yourself or take a private tour that has all been prepared by the tour operator.