How to travel from Makassar to Flores, Indonesia

The distance between Makassar and Flores is around 660km (410 miles) and the quickest way to get there is to fly and then take a taxi which takes around 4hrs.

3 routes found

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

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Plane and Taxi

Fly from Sultan Hasanuddin (UPG) to Maumere (MOF) then take a taxi to Ende.

  • Duration4hrs
  • Flight time1h 30m
  • Typical cost
    IDR 2,156,825($145)
Operated by

Multiple operators

1 similiar route

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Ferry and Taxi

Take a ferry to Maumere then take a taxi to Ende.

  • Duration1 day 4h
  • Departstwice a week
  • Typical cost
    IDR 1,123,345($75)
Operated by

Multiple operators

Frequently asked questionsabout travel between Makassar and Flores

There are several options for getting from Makassar to Flores by plane, taxi and ferry. The cheapest option is to take a ferry and then take a taxi which costs around IDR 1,123,345 ($75) and will take around 1 day 4h. If you need to get there more quickly, you can fly and then take a taxi and arrive in approximately 4hrs, though it is a bit more costly at approximately IDR 2,156,825 ($145).

The distance between Makassar and Flores is around 660km (410 miles). In a direct line (as the crow flies), the distance is 398km (247 miles)

It takes around 4hrs to get from Makassar and Flores by plane and taxi.

The quickest way to get from Makassar to Flores is to fly and then take a taxi which takes around 4hrs and will set you back approx IDR 2,156,825 ($145).

The cheapest way to travel between Makassar and Flores is to take a ferry and then take a taxi which will typically cost around IDR 1,123,345 ($75) for a standard one-way ticket.

Train travel

There is no train service that runs between Makassar and Flores. We recommend that you fly from Sultan Hasanuddin (UPG) to Maumere (MOF) then take a taxi to Ende. instead which will take 4hrs.

Bus travel

Sorry, looks like there is no bus service that runs between Makassar and Flores. We recommend that you fly from Sultan Hasanuddin (UPG) to Maumere (MOF) then take a taxi to Ende. instead which will take 4hrs.

Flights and Airlines

It doesn't look like you can fly directly from Makassar to Flores. We recommend that you fly from Sultan Hasanuddin (UPG) to Maumere (MOF) then take a taxi to Ende. instead which will take 4hrs.

The closest major airport to Flores is Bajawa Soa Airport (BJW) (BJW) which is approximately 55km (34 miles) from Flores. Komodo Airport (LBJ) (LBJ) 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 Makassar to Flores. We recommend that you fly from Sultan Hasanuddin (UPG) to Maumere (MOF) then take a taxi to Ende. instead which will take 4hrs.

If you don't have a car, the easiest way to get from Makassar to Flores is to fly and then take a taxi which takes, on average, 4hrs and will usually cost around IDR 2,156,825 ($145).

How do I get from Makassar to Flores

Compare travel optionsbetween Makassar and Flores

Transport options from Makassar to Flores
Transport optionDurationCostFrequencyDistance
Plane and Taxi + 1 similar
4hrs
IDR 2,156,825($145)
on demand660km (410 miles)
Fly to Labuan Bajo (LBJ), Taxi4h 55m
IDR 2,980,615($200)
on demand1,694km (1,052 miles)
Ferry and Taxi
1 day 4h
IDR 1,123,345($75)
twice a week671km (417 miles)

Top Carriersoperating between Makassar and Flores

Airlines

Ferry operators

Airports near Flores

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

BJW
Bajawa Soa Airport (BJW)
Domestic Airport
Distance
55km (34 miles) from Flores
LBJ
Komodo Airport (LBJ)
Domestic Airport
Distance
78km (48 miles) from Flores
UPG
Sultan Hasanuddin International Airport (UPG)
International Airport
Distance
399km (248 miles) from Flores