How to travel from Labuan Bajo to Bontang, Indonesia

The distance between Labuan Bajo and Bontang is around 1,195km (743 miles) and the quickest way to get there is to fly and then take a taxi which takes around 5h 50m.

3 routes found

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

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

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Plane and Taxi

Fly from Labuan Bajo (LBJ) to APT Pranoto (AAP) then take a taxi to Bontang.

  • Duration5h 50m
  • Flight time4h 45m
  • Typical cost
    IDR 5,841,400($390)
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1 similiar route

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Ferry, Bus and Taxi

Take a ferry to Makassar and then to Balikpapan then take the bus to Samarinda then take a taxi to Bontang.

  • Duration2 days 11h
  • Departsonce a week
  • Typical cost
    IDR 1,348,015($90)
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Frequently asked questionsabout travel between Labuan Bajo and Bontang

There are several options for getting from Labuan Bajo to Bontang by plane, taxi, ferry and bus. The cheapest option is to take a ferry, then take the bus and then take a taxi which costs around IDR 1,348,015 ($90) and will take around 2 days 11h. If you need to get there more quickly, you can fly and then take a taxi and arrive in approximately 5h 50m, though it is a bit more costly at approximately IDR 5,841,400 ($390).

The distance between Labuan Bajo and Bontang is around 1,195km (743 miles). In a direct line (as the crow flies), the distance is 995km (618 miles)

It takes around 5h 50m to get from Labuan Bajo and Bontang by plane and taxi.

The quickest way to get from Labuan Bajo to Bontang is to fly and then take a taxi which takes around 5h 50m and will set you back approx IDR 5,841,400 ($390).

The cheapest way to travel between Labuan Bajo and Bontang is to take a ferry, then take the bus and then take a taxi which will typically cost around IDR 1,348,015 ($90) for a standard one-way ticket.

Train travel

There is no train service that runs between Labuan Bajo and Bontang. We recommend that you fly from Labuan Bajo (LBJ) to APT Pranoto (AAP) then take a taxi to Bontang. instead which will take 5h 50m.

Bus travel

Sorry, looks like there is no bus service that runs between Labuan Bajo and Bontang. We recommend that you fly from Labuan Bajo (LBJ) to APT Pranoto (AAP) then take a taxi to Bontang. instead which will take 5h 50m.

Flights and Airlines

It doesn't look like you can fly directly from Labuan Bajo to Bontang. We recommend that you fly from Labuan Bajo (LBJ) to APT Pranoto (AAP) then take a taxi to Bontang. instead which will take 5h 50m.

The closest major airport to Bontang is Samarinda International Airport (AAP) (AAP) which is approximately 60km (38 miles) from Bontang. Sultan Aji Muhammad Sulaiman Airport (BPN) (BPN) and Kalimarau Airport (BEJ) (BEJ) 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 Bontang. We recommend that you fly from Labuan Bajo (LBJ) to APT Pranoto (AAP) then take a taxi to Bontang. instead which will take 5h 50m.

If you don't have a car, the easiest way to get from Labuan Bajo to Bontang is to fly and then take a taxi which takes, on average, 5h 50m and will usually cost around IDR 5,841,400 ($390).

How do I get from Labuan Bajo to Bontang

Compare travel optionsbetween Labuan Bajo and Bontang

Transport options from Labuan Bajo to Bontang
Transport optionDurationCostFrequencyDistance
Plane and Taxi + 1 similar
5h 50m
IDR 5,841,400($390)
on demand2,915km (1,811 miles)
Fly to Sultan Aji Muhammad Sulaiman (BPN), Taxi5h 55m
IDR 4,942,725($330)
on demand1,837km (1,142 miles)
Ferry, Bus and Taxi
2 days 11h
IDR 1,348,015($90)
once a week1,195km (743 miles)

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Airports near Bontang

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

AAP
Samarinda International Airport (AAP)
International Airport
Distance
60km (38 miles) from Bontang
BPN
Sultan Aji Muhammad Sulaiman Airport (BPN)
International Airport
Distance
166km (103 miles) from Bontang
BEJ
Kalimarau Airport (BEJ)
Domestic Airport
Distance
226km (140 miles) from Bontang