How to travel from Labuan Bajo to Manado, Indonesia

The distance between Labuan Bajo and Manado is around 2,103km (1,307 miles) and the quickest way to get there is to fly which takes around 6h 15m.

3 routes found

We've found 3 different ways to get from Labuan Bajo to Manado 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 ManadoLabuan Bajo if you're planning a return trip.

🚀 Fastest
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Fly

Fly from Labuan Bajo (LBJ) to Manado (MDC).

  • Duration6h 15m
  • Flight time6hrs
  • Typical cost
    IDR 2,066,960($140)
Operated by

Batik Air

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3 x ferry
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Ferry

Take a ferry to Makassar then Balikpapan and then to Bitung.

  • Duration4 days 4h
  • Departsonce a week
  • Typical cost
    IDR 1,093,390($73)
Operated by

Pelni

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ferry
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Ferry and Car

Take a ferry to Bira then drive to Manado.

  • Duration1 day 19h
  • Departsonce a week
  • Typical cost
    IDR 1,587,665($105)
Operated by

Multiple operators

Frequently asked questionsabout travel between Labuan Bajo and Manado

There are several options for getting from Labuan Bajo to Manado by plane, ferry and car. The cheapest option is to take a ferry which costs around IDR 1,093,390 ($73) and will take around 4 days 4h. If you need to get there more quickly, you can fly and arrive in approximately 6h 15m, though it is a bit more costly at approximately IDR 2,066,960 ($140).

The distance between Labuan Bajo and Manado is around 2,103km (1,307 miles). In a direct line (as the crow flies), the distance is 1,239km (770 miles)

It takes around 6h 15m to get from Labuan Bajo and Manado by plane.

The quickest way to get from Labuan Bajo to Manado is to fly which takes around 6h 15m and will set you back approx IDR 2,066,960 ($140).

The cheapest way to travel between Labuan Bajo and Manado is to take a ferry 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 Manado. We recommend that you fly from Labuan Bajo (LBJ) to Manado (MDC). instead which will take 6h 15m.

Bus travel

Sorry, looks like there is no bus service that runs between Labuan Bajo and Manado. We recommend that you fly from Labuan Bajo (LBJ) to Manado (MDC). instead which will take 6h 15m.

Ferry/Boat travel

Yes there is a ferry service that runs between Labuan Bajo and Manado. The ferry typically takes around 4 days 4h and departs once a week.

Pelni run the ferry services between Labuan Bajo and Manado. Ferries run once a week and take around 4 days 4h on average but will vary depending on conditions and travel date.

Flights and Airlines

Yes you can fly from Labuan Bajo and Manado. Flights depart from Labuan Bajo (LBJ) and arrive at Manado (MDC) - via Soekarno–Hatta (CGK). The flight takes around 6hrs.

There is no direct flight from Labuan Bajo to Manado. There is however a flight that goes via Soekarno–Hatta (CGK). This services will take at least 6h 15m (not including layover time).

The flight from Labuan Bajo to Manado typically takes around 6hrs. Flights depart from Labuan Bajo (LBJ) and and arrive into Manado (MDC).

The closest major airport to Manado is Sam Ratulangi International Airport (MDC) (MDC) which is approximately 11km (7 miles) from Manado. Tolotio Airport (GTO) (GTO) and Naha Airport (NAH) (NAH) 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 Manado. We recommend that you fly from Labuan Bajo (LBJ) to Manado (MDC). instead which will take 6h 15m.

If you don't have a car, the easiest way to get from Labuan Bajo to Manado is to fly which takes, on average, 6h 15m and will usually cost around IDR 2,066,960 ($140).

How do I get from Labuan Bajo to Manado

Compare travel optionsbetween Labuan Bajo and Manado

Transport options from Labuan Bajo to Manado
Transport optionDurationCostFrequencyDistance
Fly
6h 15m
IDR 2,066,960($140)
on demand3,695km (2,296 miles)
Ferry
4 days 4h
IDR 1,093,390($73)
once a week2,204km (1,369 miles)
Ferry and Car
1 day 19h
IDR 1,587,665($105)
once a week2,103km (1,307 miles)

Top Carriersoperating between Labuan Bajo and Manado

Airlines

Ferry operators

Airports near Manado

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

MDC
Sam Ratulangi International Airport (MDC)
International Airport
Distance
11km (7 miles) from Manado
GTO
Tolotio Airport (GTO)
Domestic Airport
Distance
241km (150 miles) from Manado
NAH
Naha Airport (NAH)
Domestic Airport
Distance
254km (158 miles) from Manado