How to travel from Komodo to Tarakan, Indonesia

The distance between Komodo and Tarakan is around 2,172km (1,349 miles) and the quickest way to get there is to take a ferry and then fly which takes around 7h 50m.

2 routes found

We've found 2 different ways to get from Komodo to Tarakan by ferry and plane. The recommended routes, which include information on duration, ticket price, and level of difficulty, can be found below.

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Ferry and Plane

Take a ferry to Labuan Bajo then fly from Labuan Bajo (LBJ) to Tarakan (TRK).

  • Duration7h 50m
  • Flight time4h 20m
  • Typical cost
    IDR 4,074,005($270)
Operated by

Multiple operators

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Ferry

Take a ferry to Labuan Bajo, Raha then Torobulu and then to Tarakan.

  • Duration3 days 18h
  • Departsonce a week
  • Typical cost
    IDR 584,140($39)
Operated by

Multiple ferry operators

Frequently asked questionsabout travel between Komodo and Tarakan

There are several options for getting from Komodo to Tarakan by ferry and plane. The cheapest option is to take a ferry which costs around IDR 584,140 ($39) and will take around 3 days 18h. If you need to get there more quickly, you can take a ferry and then fly and arrive in approximately 7h 50m, though it is a bit more costly at approximately IDR 4,074,005 ($270).

The distance between Komodo and Tarakan is around 2,172km (1,349 miles). In a direct line (as the crow flies), the distance is 1,331km (827 miles)

It takes around 7h 50m to get from Komodo and Tarakan by ferry and plane.

The quickest way to get from Komodo to Tarakan is to take a ferry and then fly which takes around 7h 50m and will set you back approx IDR 4,074,005 ($270).

The cheapest way to travel between Komodo and Tarakan is to take a ferry which will typically cost around IDR 584,140 ($39) for a standard one-way ticket.

Train travel

There is no train service that runs between Komodo and Tarakan. We recommend that you take a ferry to Labuan Bajo then fly from Labuan Bajo (LBJ) to Tarakan (TRK). instead which will take 7h 50m.

Bus travel

Sorry, looks like there is no bus service that runs between Komodo and Tarakan. We recommend that you take a ferry to Labuan Bajo then fly from Labuan Bajo (LBJ) to Tarakan (TRK). instead which will take 7h 50m.

Ferry/Boat travel

Yes there is a ferry service that runs between Komodo and Tarakan. The ferry typically takes around 3 days 18h and departs once a week.

Local Boat Indonesia, Pelni and ASDP Indonesia Ferry run the ferry services between Komodo and Tarakan. Ferries run once a week and take around 3 days 18h on average but will vary depending on conditions and travel date.

Flights and Airlines

It doesn't look like you can fly directly from Komodo to Tarakan. We recommend that you take a ferry to Labuan Bajo then fly from Labuan Bajo (LBJ) to Tarakan (TRK). instead which will take 7h 50m.

The closest major airport to Tarakan is Juwata International Airport (TRK) (TRK) which is approximately 4km (2 miles) from Tarakan. Kalimarau Airport (BEJ) (BEJ) and Samarinda International Airport (AAP) (AAP) 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 Tarakan. We recommend that you take a ferry to Labuan Bajo then fly from Labuan Bajo (LBJ) to Tarakan (TRK). instead which will take 7h 50m.

If you don't have a car, the easiest way to get from Komodo to Tarakan is to take a ferry and then fly which takes, on average, 7h 50m and will usually cost around IDR 4,074,005 ($270).

How do I get from Komodo to Tarakan

Compare travel optionsbetween Komodo and Tarakan

Transport options from Komodo to Tarakan
Transport optionDurationCostFrequencyDistance
Ferry and Plane
7h 50m
IDR 4,074,005($270)
once daily2,172km (1,349 miles)
Ferry
3 days 18h
IDR 584,140($39)
once a week2,761km (1,715 miles)

Top Carriersoperating between Komodo and Tarakan

Airlines

Ferry operators

Airports near Tarakan

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

TRK
Juwata International Airport (TRK)
International Airport
Distance
4km (2 miles) from Tarakan
BEJ
Kalimarau Airport (BEJ)
Domestic Airport
Distance
133km (83 miles) from Tarakan
AAP
Samarinda International Airport (AAP)
International Airport
Distance
415km (258 miles) from Tarakan