How to travel from Labuan Bajo to Samarinda, Indonesia

The distance between Labuan Bajo and Samarinda is around 1,075km (668 miles) and the quickest way to get there is to fly and then take a taxi which takes around 4h 35m.

3 routes found

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

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Fly

Fly from Labuan Bajo (LBJ) to APT Pranoto (AAP).

  • Duration5hrs
  • Flight time4h 45m
  • Typical cost
    IDR 5,407,040($360)
Operated by

Batik Air

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Ferry and Bus

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

  • Duration2 days 10h
  • Departsonce a week
  • Typical cost
    IDR 599,120($40)
Operated by

Multiple operators

Frequently asked questionsabout travel between Labuan Bajo and Samarinda

There are several options for getting from Labuan Bajo to Samarinda by plane, taxi, ferry and bus. The cheapest option is to take a ferry and then take the bus which costs around IDR 599,120 ($40) and will take around 2 days 10h. If you need to get there more quickly, you can fly and then take a taxi and arrive in approximately 4h 35m, though it is a bit more costly at approximately IDR 4,193,825 ($280).

The distance between Labuan Bajo and Samarinda is around 1,075km (668 miles). In a direct line (as the crow flies), the distance is 939km (584 miles)

It takes around 5hrs to get from Labuan Bajo and Samarinda by plane.

The quickest way to get from Labuan Bajo to Samarinda is to fly and then take a taxi which takes around 4h 35m and will set you back approx IDR 4,193,825 ($280).

The cheapest way to travel between Labuan Bajo and Samarinda is to take a ferry and then take the bus which will typically cost around IDR 599,120 ($40) for a standard one-way ticket.

Train travel

There is no train service that runs between Labuan Bajo and Samarinda. We recommend that you fly from Labuan Bajo (LBJ) to Sultan Aji Muhammad Sulaiman (BPN) then take a taxi to Samarinda. instead which will take 4h 35m.

Bus travel

Sorry, looks like there is no bus service that runs between Labuan Bajo and Samarinda. We recommend that you fly from Labuan Bajo (LBJ) to Sultan Aji Muhammad Sulaiman (BPN) then take a taxi to Samarinda. instead which will take 4h 35m.

Flights and Airlines

Yes you can fly from Labuan Bajo and Samarinda. Flights depart from Labuan Bajo (LBJ) and arrive at APT Pranoto (AAP) - via Soekarno–Hatta (CGK). The flight takes around 4h 45m.

There is no direct flight from Labuan Bajo to Samarinda. There is however a flight that goes via Soekarno–Hatta (CGK). This services will take at least 5hrs (not including layover time).

The flight from Labuan Bajo to Samarinda typically takes around 4h 45m. Flights depart from Labuan Bajo (LBJ) and and arrive into APT Pranoto (AAP).

The closest major airport to Samarinda is Samarinda International Airport (AAP) (AAP) which is approximately 19km (12 miles) from Samarinda. 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 Samarinda. We recommend that you fly from Labuan Bajo (LBJ) to APT Pranoto (AAP). instead which will take 5hrs.

If you don't have a car, the easiest way to get from Labuan Bajo to Samarinda is to fly which takes, on average, 5hrs and will usually cost around IDR 5,407,040 ($360).

How do I get from Labuan Bajo to Samarinda

Compare travel optionsbetween Labuan Bajo and Samarinda

Transport options from Labuan Bajo to Samarinda
Transport optionDurationCostFrequencyDistance
Fly + 1 similar
5hrs
IDR 5,407,040($360)
on demand2,845km (1,768 miles)
Plane and Taxi4h 35m
IDR 4,193,825($280)
on demand1,725km (1,072 miles)
Ferry and Bus
2 days 10h
IDR 599,120($40)
once a week1,075km (668 miles)

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Airports near Samarinda

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

AAP
Samarinda International Airport (AAP)
International Airport
Distance
19km (12 miles) from Samarinda
BPN
Sultan Aji Muhammad Sulaiman Airport (BPN)
International Airport
Distance
88km (55 miles) from Samarinda
BEJ
Kalimarau Airport (BEJ)
Domestic Airport
Distance
297km (185 miles) from Samarinda