How to travel from Komodo to Palopo, Indonesia

The distance between Komodo and Palopo is around 801km (498 miles) and the quickest way to get there is to take a ferry and then fly which takes around 9h 40m.

3 routes found

We've found 3 different ways to get from Komodo to Palopo by ferry, bus and plane. The recommended routes, which include information on duration, ticket price, and level of difficulty, can be found below.

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

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Ferry and Plane

Take a ferry to Labuan Bajo then fly from Labuan Bajo (LBJ) to Palopo Lagaligo (LLO).

  • Duration9h 40m
  • Flight time6hrs
  • Typical cost
    IDR 7,459,020($500)
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Ferry and Bus

Take a ferry to Labuan Bajo and then to Makassar then take the bus to Palopo.

  • Duration1 day 14h
  • Departstwice a week
  • Typical cost
    IDR 449,340($30)
Operated by

Multiple operators

Frequently asked questionsabout travel between Komodo and Palopo

There are several options for getting from Komodo to Palopo by ferry, bus and plane. The cheapest option is to take a ferry and then take the bus which costs around IDR 449,340 ($30) and will take around 1 day 14h. If you need to get there more quickly, you can take a ferry and then fly and arrive in approximately 9h 40m, though it is a bit more costly at approximately IDR 7,459,020 ($500).

The distance between Komodo and Palopo is around 801km (498 miles). In a direct line (as the crow flies), the distance is 612km (380 miles)

It takes around 1 day 14h to get from Komodo and Palopo by ferry and bus.

The quickest way to get from Komodo to Palopo is to take a ferry and then fly which takes around 9h 40m and will set you back approx IDR 7,459,020 ($500).

The cheapest way to travel between Komodo and Palopo is to take a ferry and then take the bus which will typically cost around IDR 449,340 ($30) for a standard one-way ticket.

Train travel

There is no train service that runs between Komodo and Palopo. We recommend that you take a ferry to Labuan Bajo then fly from Labuan Bajo (LBJ) to Palopo Lagaligo (LLO). instead which will take 9h 40m.

Bus travel

Sorry, looks like there is no bus service that runs between Komodo and Palopo. We recommend that you take a ferry to Labuan Bajo then fly from Labuan Bajo (LBJ) to Palopo Lagaligo (LLO). instead which will take 9h 40m.

Flights and Airlines

It doesn't look like you can fly directly from Komodo to Palopo. We recommend that you take a ferry to Labuan Bajo then fly from Labuan Bajo (LBJ) to Palopo Lagaligo (LLO). instead which will take 9h 40m.

The closest major airport to Palopo is Tampa Padang Airport (MJU) (MJU) which is approximately 137km (85 miles) from Palopo. Mutiara Airport (PLW) (PLW) and Sultan Hasanuddin International Airport (UPG) (UPG) 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 Palopo. We recommend that you take a ferry to Labuan Bajo and then to Makassar then take the bus to Palopo. instead which will take 1 day 14h.

If you don't have a car, the easiest way to get from Komodo to Palopo is to take a ferry and then take the bus which takes, on average, 1 day 14h and will usually cost around IDR 449,340 ($30).

How do I get from Komodo to Palopo

Compare travel optionsbetween Komodo and Palopo

Transport options from Komodo to Palopo
Transport optionDurationCostFrequencyDistance
Ferry and Plane + 1 similar
9h 40m
IDR 7,459,020($500)
once daily3,218km (2,000 miles)
Ferry, Plane and Bus15hrs
IDR 2,860,790($190)
once daily1,998km (1,241 miles)
Ferry and Bus
1 day 14h
IDR 449,340($30)
twice a week801km (498 miles)

Top Carriersoperating between Komodo and Palopo

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Airports near Palopo

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

MJU
Tampa Padang Airport (MJU)
Domestic Airport
Distance
137km (85 miles) from Palopo
PLW
Mutiara Airport (PLW)
Domestic Airport
Distance
234km (145 miles) from Palopo
UPG
Sultan Hasanuddin International Airport (UPG)
International Airport
Distance
242km (150 miles) from Palopo