How to travel from Komodo to Gili Air, Indonesia

The distance between Komodo and Gili Air is around 423km (263 miles) and the quickest way to get there is to fly which takes around 5h 30m.

5 routes found

We've found 5 different ways to get from Komodo to Gili Air by ferry and plane. The recommended routes, which include information on duration, ticket price, and level of difficulty, can be found below.

👋 Also check out Gili AirKomodo if you're planning a return trip.

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Fly

Fly from Tambolaka (TMC) to Ngurah Rai (DPS).

  • Duration5h 30m
  • Flight time1h 20m
  • Typical cost
    IDR 1,647,575($110)
Operated by

Multiple plane operators

3 similiar routes

We’ve grouped similar routes together, click the arrows to see the other options.

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Ferry

Take a ferry to Labuhanbajo then Lembar and then to Gili Air.

  • Duration1 day 8h
  • Departsonce a week
  • Typical cost
    IDR 269,605($18)
Operated by

Multiple ferry operators

Frequently asked questionsabout travel between Komodo and Gili Air

There are several options for getting from Komodo to Gili Air by ferry and plane. The cheapest option is to take a ferry which costs around IDR 269,605 ($18) and will take around 1 day 8h. If you need to get there more quickly, you can fly and arrive in approximately 5h 30m, though it is a bit more costly at approximately IDR 1,647,575 ($110).

The distance between Komodo and Gili Air is around 423km (263 miles). In a direct line (as the crow flies), the distance is 383km (238 miles)

It takes around 1 day 8h to get from Komodo and Gili Air by ferry.

The quickest way to get from Komodo to Gili Air is to fly which takes around 5h 30m and will set you back approx IDR 1,647,575 ($110).

The cheapest way to travel between Komodo and Gili Air is to take a ferry which will typically cost around IDR 269,605 ($18) for a standard one-way ticket.

Train travel

There is no train service that runs between Komodo and Gili Air. We recommend that you fly from Tambolaka (TMC) to Ngurah Rai (DPS). instead which will take 5h 30m.

Bus travel

Sorry, looks like there is no bus service that runs between Komodo and Gili Air. We recommend that you fly from Tambolaka (TMC) to Ngurah Rai (DPS). instead which will take 5h 30m.

Ferry/Boat travel

Yes there is a ferry service that runs between Komodo and Gili Air. The ferry typically takes around 1 day 8h and departs once a week.

Pelni, Gili public ferry and Bluewater Express run the ferry services between Komodo and Gili Air. Ferries run once a week and take around 1 day 8h on average but will vary depending on conditions and travel date.

Flights and Airlines

Yes you can fly from Komodo and Gili Air. Flights depart from Tambolaka (TMC) and arrive at Ngurah Rai (DPS). The flight takes around 1h 20m.

Yes there is a direct flight between Komodo and Gili Air with no stop-overs required. Flights typically take around 1h 20m.

Wings Air and NAM Air fly between Komodo and Gili Air. Flights depart from Tambolaka (TMC) and and arrive into Ngurah Rai (DPS). These flights usually take around 1h 20m.

The flight from Komodo to Gili Air typically takes around 1h 20m. Flights depart from Tambolaka (TMC) and and arrive into Ngurah Rai (DPS).

The closest major airport to Gili Air is Zainuddin Abdul Madjid International Airport (LOP) (LOP) which is approximately 50km (31 miles) from Gili Air. Ngurah Rai International Airport (DPS) (DPS) and Sultan Muhammad Kaharuddin III Airport (SWQ) (SWQ) are also nearby and might be a better alternative airport depending on where you are flying from.

Drive yourself

No, its not really possible or feasible to drive from Komodo to Gili Air. We recommend that you take a ferry to Labuhanbajo then Lembar and then to Gili Air. instead which will take 1 day 8h.

If you don't have a car, the easiest way to get from Komodo to Gili Air is to take a ferry which takes, on average, 1 day 8h and will usually cost around IDR 269,605 ($18).

How do I get from Komodo to Gili Air

Compare travel optionsbetween Komodo and Gili Air

Transport options from Komodo to Gili Air
Transport optionDurationCostFrequencyDistance
Fly + 3 similar
5h 30m
IDR 1,647,575($110)
on demand664km (412 miles)
Plane and Ferry8hrs
IDR 883,700($59)
once daily423km (263 miles)
Ferry to Labuhanbajo, plane14h 60m
IDR 599,120($40)
twice a week711km (442 miles)
Ferry and Plane15h 20m
IDR 688,985($46)
twice a week546km (339 miles)
Ferry
1 day 8h
IDR 269,605($18)
once a week633km (393 miles)

Top Carriersoperating between Komodo and Gili Air

Airlines

Ferry operators

Airports near Gili Air

The following major airports near Gili Air offer regular flights to various popular destinations within Indonesia and internationally.

LOP
Zainuddin Abdul Madjid International Airport (LOP)
International Airport
Distance
50km (31 miles) from Gili Air
DPS
Ngurah Rai International Airport (DPS)
International Airport
Distance
109km (68 miles) from Gili Air
SWQ
Sultan Muhammad Kaharuddin III Airport (SWQ)
Domestic Airport
Distance
147km (92 miles) from Gili Air