How to travel from Labuan Bajo to Kendari, Indonesia

The distance between Labuan Bajo and Kendari is around 987km (613 miles) and the quickest way to get there is to fly which takes around 4h 30m.

2 routes found

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

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

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Fly

Fly from Labuan Bajo (LBJ) to Kendari (KDI).

  • Duration4h 30m
  • Flight time4hrs
  • Typical cost
    IDR 3,909,245($260)
Operated by

Lion Mentari Airlines

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Ferry and Car

Take a ferry to Bira then drive to Siwa then take a ferry to Lasusua then drive to Kendari.

  • Duration1 day 7h
  • Departsonce a week
  • Typical cost
    IDR 1,093,390($73)
Operated by

Multiple operators

Frequently asked questionsabout travel between Labuan Bajo and Kendari

There are several options for getting from Labuan Bajo to Kendari by plane, ferry and car. The cheapest option is to take a ferry and then drive which costs around IDR 1,093,390 ($73) and will take around 1 day 7h. If you need to get there more quickly, you can fly and arrive in approximately 4h 30m, though it is a bit more costly at approximately IDR 3,909,245 ($260).

The distance between Labuan Bajo and Kendari is around 987km (613 miles). In a direct line (as the crow flies), the distance is 579km (360 miles)

It takes around 4h 30m to get from Labuan Bajo and Kendari by plane.

The quickest way to get from Labuan Bajo to Kendari is to fly which takes around 4h 30m and will set you back approx IDR 3,909,245 ($260).

The cheapest way to travel between Labuan Bajo and Kendari is to take a ferry and then drive which will typically cost around IDR 1,093,390 ($73) for a standard one-way ticket.

Train travel

There is no train service that runs between Labuan Bajo and Kendari. We recommend that you fly from Labuan Bajo (LBJ) to Kendari (KDI). instead which will take 4h 30m.

Bus travel

Sorry, looks like there is no bus service that runs between Labuan Bajo and Kendari. We recommend that you fly from Labuan Bajo (LBJ) to Kendari (KDI). instead which will take 4h 30m.

Flights and Airlines

Yes you can fly from Labuan Bajo and Kendari. Flights depart from Labuan Bajo (LBJ) and arrive at Kendari (KDI) - via Juanda International (SUB). The flight takes around 4hrs.

There is no direct flight from Labuan Bajo to Kendari. There is however a flight that goes via Juanda International (SUB) and Sultan Hasanuddin (UPG). This services will take at least 4h 30m (not including layover time).

The flight from Labuan Bajo to Kendari typically takes around 4hrs. Flights depart from Labuan Bajo (LBJ) and and arrive into Kendari (KDI).

The closest major airport to Kendari is Haluoleo Airport (KDI) (KDI) which is approximately 15km (9 miles) from Kendari. Baubau Airport (BUW) (BUW) 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 Labuan Bajo to Kendari. We recommend that you fly from Labuan Bajo (LBJ) to Kendari (KDI). instead which will take 4h 30m.

If you don't have a car, the easiest way to get from Labuan Bajo to Kendari is to fly which takes, on average, 4h 30m and will usually cost around IDR 3,909,245 ($260).

How do I get from Labuan Bajo to Kendari

Compare travel optionsbetween Labuan Bajo and Kendari

Transport options from Labuan Bajo to Kendari
Transport optionDurationCostFrequencyDistance
Fly
4h 30m
IDR 3,909,245($260)
on demand1,939km (1,205 miles)
Ferry and Car
1 day 7h
IDR 1,093,390($73)
once a week987km (613 miles)

Top Carriersoperating between Labuan Bajo and Kendari

Airlines

Ferry operators

Airports near Kendari

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

KDI
Haluoleo Airport (KDI)
Domestic Airport
Distance
15km (9 miles) from Kendari
BUW
Baubau Airport (BUW)
Domestic Airport
Distance
166km (103 miles) from Kendari
UPG
Sultan Hasanuddin International Airport (UPG)
International Airport
Distance
351km (218 miles) from Kendari