How to travel from Kuta to Labuan Bajo, Indonesia

The distance between Kuta and Labuan Bajo is around 525km (326 miles) and the quickest way to get there is to fly which takes around 1h 20m.

2 routes found

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

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

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Fly

Fly from Ngurah Rai (DPS) to Labuan Bajo (LBJ).

  • Duration1h 20m
  • Flight time1h 15m
  • Typical cost
    IDR 1,153,305($77)
Operated by

Citilink Indonesia

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Ferry

Take a ferry to Labuhanbajo.

  • Duration1 day 9h
  • Departsonce a week
  • Typical cost
    IDR 359,470($24)
Operated by

Pelni

Frequently asked questionsabout travel between Kuta and Labuan Bajo

There are several options for getting from Kuta to Labuan Bajo by plane and ferry. The cheapest option is to take a ferry which costs around IDR 359,470 ($24) and will take around 1 day 9h. If you need to get there more quickly, you can fly and arrive in approximately 1h 20m, though it is a bit more costly at approximately IDR 1,153,305 ($77).

The distance between Kuta and Labuan Bajo is around 525km (326 miles).

It takes around 1h 20m to get from Kuta and Labuan Bajo by plane.

The quickest way to get from Kuta to Labuan Bajo is to fly which takes around 1h 20m and will set you back approx IDR 1,153,305 ($77).

The cheapest way to travel between Kuta and Labuan Bajo is to take a ferry which will typically cost around IDR 359,470 ($24) for a standard one-way ticket.

Train travel

There is no train service that runs between Kuta and Labuan Bajo. We recommend that you fly from Ngurah Rai (DPS) to Labuan Bajo (LBJ). instead which will take 1h 20m.

Bus travel

Sorry, looks like there is no bus service that runs between Kuta and Labuan Bajo. We recommend that you fly from Ngurah Rai (DPS) to Labuan Bajo (LBJ). instead which will take 1h 20m.

Ferry/Boat travel

Yes there is a ferry service that runs between Kuta and Labuan Bajo. The ferry typically takes around 1 day 9h and departs once a week.

Pelni run the ferry services between Kuta and Labuan Bajo. Ferries run once a week and take around 1 day 9h on average but will vary depending on conditions and travel date.

Flights and Airlines

Yes you can fly from Kuta and Labuan Bajo. Flights depart from Ngurah Rai (DPS) and arrive at Labuan Bajo (LBJ). The flight takes around 1h 15m.

Yes there is a direct flight between Kuta and Labuan Bajo with no stop-overs required. Flights typically take around 1h 15m.

Citilink Indonesia, Indonesia AirAsia, Wings Air and NAM Air fly between Kuta and Labuan Bajo. Flights depart from Ngurah Rai (DPS) and and arrive into Labuan Bajo (LBJ). These flights usually take around 1h 15m.

The flight from Kuta to Labuan Bajo typically takes around 1h 15m. Flights depart from Ngurah Rai (DPS) and and arrive into Labuan Bajo (LBJ).

The closest major airport to Labuan Bajo is Komodo Airport (LBJ) (LBJ) which is approximately 1km (1 miles) from Labuan Bajo. Tambolaka Airport (TMC) (TMC) 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 Kuta to Labuan Bajo. We recommend that you fly from Ngurah Rai (DPS) to Labuan Bajo (LBJ). instead which will take 1h 20m.

If you don't have a car, the easiest way to get from Kuta to Labuan Bajo is to fly which takes, on average, 1h 20m and will usually cost around IDR 1,153,305 ($77).

How do I get from Kuta to Labuan Bajo

Compare travel optionsbetween Kuta and Labuan Bajo

Transport options from Kuta to Labuan Bajo
Transport optionDurationCostFrequencyDistance
Fly
1h 20m
IDR 1,153,305($77)
on demand525km (326 miles)
Ferry
1 day 9h
IDR 359,470($24)
once a week640km (398 miles)

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Airports near Labuan Bajo

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

LBJ
Komodo Airport (LBJ)
Domestic Airport
Distance
1km (1 miles) from Labuan Bajo
TMC
Tambolaka Airport (TMC)
Domestic Airport
Distance
124km (77 miles) from Labuan Bajo
UPG
Sultan Hasanuddin International Airport (UPG)
International Airport
Distance
382km (237 miles) from Labuan Bajo