How to travel from Manado to Komodo, Indonesia

The distance between Manado and Komodo is around 2,256km (1,402 miles) and the quickest way to get there is to fly and then take a ferry which takes around 9h 15m.

2 routes found

We've found 2 different ways to get from Manado to Komodo by plane 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 Ferry

Fly from Manado (MDC) to Labuan Bajo (LBJ) then take a ferry to Komodo National Park.

  • Duration9h 15m
  • Flight time5h 40m
  • Typical cost
    IDR 3,714,535($250)
Operated by

Multiple operators

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Ferry

Take a ferry to Balikpapan, Makassar then Labuhanbajo and then to Komodo National Park.

  • Duration4 days 7h
  • Departsonce a week
  • Typical cost
    IDR 823,790($55)
Operated by

Multiple ferry operators

Frequently asked questionsabout travel between Manado and Komodo

There are several options for getting from Manado to Komodo by plane and ferry. The cheapest option is to take a ferry which costs around IDR 823,790 ($55) and will take around 4 days 7h. If you need to get there more quickly, you can fly and then take a ferry and arrive in approximately 9h 15m, though it is a bit more costly at approximately IDR 3,714,535 ($250).

The distance between Manado and Komodo is around 2,256km (1,402 miles). In a direct line (as the crow flies), the distance is 1,252km (778 miles)

It takes around 9h 15m to get from Manado and Komodo by plane and ferry.

The quickest way to get from Manado to Komodo is to fly and then take a ferry which takes around 9h 15m and will set you back approx IDR 3,714,535 ($250).

The cheapest way to travel between Manado and Komodo is to take a ferry which will typically cost around IDR 823,790 ($55) for a standard one-way ticket.

Train travel

There is no train service that runs between Manado and Komodo. We recommend that you fly from Manado (MDC) to Labuan Bajo (LBJ) then take a ferry to Komodo National Park. instead which will take 9h 15m.

Bus travel

Sorry, looks like there is no bus service that runs between Manado and Komodo. We recommend that you fly from Manado (MDC) to Labuan Bajo (LBJ) then take a ferry to Komodo National Park. instead which will take 9h 15m.

Ferry/Boat travel

Yes there is a ferry service that runs between Manado and Komodo. The ferry typically takes around 4 days 7h and departs once a week.

Pelni run the ferry services between Manado and Komodo. Ferries run once a week and take around 4 days 7h on average but will vary depending on conditions and travel date.

Flights and Airlines

It doesn't look like you can fly directly from Manado to Komodo. We recommend that you fly from Manado (MDC) to Labuan Bajo (LBJ) then take a ferry to Komodo National Park. instead which will take 9h 15m.

The closest major airport to Komodo is Komodo Airport (LBJ) (LBJ) which is approximately 36km (23 miles) from Komodo. Sultan Muhammad Salahuddin Airport (BMU) (BMU) and Zainuddin Abdul Madjid International Airport (LOP) (LOP) 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 Manado to Komodo. We recommend that you fly from Manado (MDC) to Labuan Bajo (LBJ) then take a ferry to Komodo National Park. instead which will take 9h 15m.

If you don't have a car, the easiest way to get from Manado to Komodo is to fly and then take a ferry which takes, on average, 9h 15m and will usually cost around IDR 3,714,535 ($250).

How do I get from Manado to Komodo

Compare travel optionsbetween Manado and Komodo

Transport options from Manado to Komodo
Transport optionDurationCostFrequencyDistance
Plane and Ferry
9h 15m
IDR 3,714,535($250)
once daily3,751km (2,331 miles)
Ferry
4 days 7h
IDR 823,790($55)
once a week2,256km (1,402 miles)

Top Carriersoperating between Manado and Komodo

Airlines

Ferry operators

Airports near Komodo

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

LBJ
Komodo Airport (LBJ)
Domestic Airport
Distance
36km (23 miles) from Komodo
BMU
Sultan Muhammad Salahuddin Airport (BMU)
Domestic Airport
Distance
96km (59 miles) from Komodo
LOP
Zainuddin Abdul Madjid International Airport (LOP)
International Airport
Distance
363km (225 miles) from Komodo