How to travel from Labuan Bajo to Ambon Island, Indonesia

The distance between Labuan Bajo and Ambon Island is around 1,516km (942 miles) and the quickest way to get there is to fly which takes around 6h 30m.

2 routes found

We've found 2 different ways to get from Labuan Bajo to Ambon Island 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 Ambon IslandLabuan Bajo if you're planning a return trip.

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Fly

Fly from Labuan Bajo (LBJ) to Ambon (AMQ).

  • Duration6h 30m
  • Flight time6h 10m
  • Typical cost
    IDR 6,590,300($440)
Operated by

Batik Air

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Ferry

Take a ferry to Bau-Bau and then to Ambon.

  • Duration3 days
  • Departsonce a week
  • Typical cost
    IDR 509,250($34)
Operated by

Pelni

Frequently asked questionsabout travel between Labuan Bajo and Ambon Island

There are several options for getting from Labuan Bajo to Ambon Island by ferry and plane. The cheapest option is to take a ferry which costs around IDR 509,250 ($34) and will take around 3 days. If you need to get there more quickly, you can fly and arrive in approximately 6h 30m, though it is a bit more costly at approximately IDR 6,590,300 ($440).

The distance between Labuan Bajo and Ambon Island is around 1,516km (942 miles). In a direct line (as the crow flies), the distance is 1,054km (655 miles)

It takes around 3 days to get from Labuan Bajo and Ambon Island by ferry.

The quickest way to get from Labuan Bajo to Ambon Island is to fly which takes around 6h 30m and will set you back approx IDR 6,590,300 ($440).

The cheapest way to travel between Labuan Bajo and Ambon Island is to take a ferry which will typically cost around IDR 509,250 ($34) for a standard one-way ticket.

Train travel

There is no train service that runs between Labuan Bajo and Ambon Island. We recommend that you fly from Labuan Bajo (LBJ) to Ambon (AMQ). instead which will take 6h 30m.

Bus travel

Sorry, looks like there is no bus service that runs between Labuan Bajo and Ambon Island. We recommend that you fly from Labuan Bajo (LBJ) to Ambon (AMQ). instead which will take 6h 30m.

Ferry/Boat travel

Yes there is a ferry service that runs between Labuan Bajo and Ambon Island. The ferry typically takes around 3 days and departs once a week.

Pelni run the ferry services between Labuan Bajo and Ambon Island. Ferries run once a week and take around 3 days on average but will vary depending on conditions and travel date.

Flights and Airlines

Yes you can fly from Labuan Bajo and Ambon Island. Flights depart from Labuan Bajo (LBJ) and arrive at Ambon (AMQ) - via Soekarno–Hatta (CGK). The flight takes around 6h 10m.

There is no direct flight from Labuan Bajo to Ambon Island. There is however a flight that goes via Soekarno–Hatta (CGK). This services will take at least 6h 30m (not including layover time).

The flight from Labuan Bajo to Ambon Island typically takes around 6h 10m. Flights depart from Labuan Bajo (LBJ) and and arrive into Ambon (AMQ).

The closest major airport to Ambon Island is Pattimura Airport (AMQ) (AMQ) which is approximately 7km (4 miles) from Ambon Island. Namlea Airport (NAM) (NAM) and Sam Ratulangi International Airport (MDC) (MDC) 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 Labuan Bajo to Ambon Island. We recommend that you take a ferry to Bau-Bau and then to Ambon. instead which will take 3 days.

If you don't have a car, the easiest way to get from Labuan Bajo to Ambon Island is to take a ferry which takes, on average, 3 days and will usually cost around IDR 509,250 ($34).

How do I get from Labuan Bajo to Ambon Island

Compare travel optionsbetween Labuan Bajo and Ambon Island

Transport options from Labuan Bajo to Ambon Island
Transport optionDurationCostFrequencyDistance
Fly
6h 30m
IDR 6,590,300($440)
on demand3,892km (2,418 miles)
Ferry
3 days
IDR 509,250($34)
once a week1,516km (942 miles)

Top Carriersoperating between Labuan Bajo and Ambon Island

Airlines

Ferry operators

Airports near Ambon Island

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

AMQ
Pattimura Airport (AMQ)
Domestic Airport
Distance
7km (4 miles) from Ambon Island
NAM
Namlea Airport (NAM)
Domestic Airport
Distance
118km (73 miles) from Ambon Island
MDC
Sam Ratulangi International Airport (MDC)
International Airport
Distance
675km (419 miles) from Ambon Island