How to travel from Medan to Komodo, Indonesia

The distance between Medan and Komodo is around 2,954km (1,836 miles) and the quickest way to get there is to fly and then take a ferry which takes around 9hrs.

4 routes found

We've found 4 different ways to get from Medan to Komodo by plane, ferry and bus. 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 Kuala Namu (KNO) to Labuan Bajo (LBJ) then take a ferry to Komodo National Park.

  • Duration9hrs
  • Flight time4h 55m
  • Typical cost
    IDR 1,902,200($125)
Operated by

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Ferry

Take a ferry to Port of Tanjung Priok, Makassar then Labuhanbajo and then to Komodo National Park.

  • Duration5 days 21h
  • Departsonce a week
  • Typical cost
    IDR 1,303,080($87)
Operated by

Multiple ferry operators

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Bus and Ferry

Take the bus to Bandar Lampung then take a ferry to Gambir Station then take the bus to Surabaya Bungurasih Station and then to Denpasar DB Trans then take a ferry to Pelabuhan Bima.

  • Duration4 days 11h
  • Departsonce a week
  • Typical cost
    IDR 1,707,485($115)
Operated by

Multiple operators

Frequently asked questionsabout travel between Medan and Komodo

There are several options for getting from Medan to Komodo by plane, ferry and bus. The cheapest option is to take a ferry which costs around IDR 1,303,080 ($87) and will take around 5 days 21h. If you need to get there more quickly, you can fly and then take a ferry and arrive in approximately 9hrs, though it is a bit more costly at approximately IDR 1,902,200 ($125).

The distance between Medan and Komodo is around 2,954km (1,836 miles). In a direct line (as the crow flies), the distance is 1,416km (880 miles)

It takes around 9hrs to get from Medan and Komodo by plane and ferry.

The quickest way to get from Medan to Komodo is to fly and then take a ferry which takes around 9hrs and will set you back approx IDR 1,902,200 ($125).

The cheapest way to travel between Medan and Komodo is to take a ferry which will typically cost around IDR 1,303,080 ($87) for a standard one-way ticket.

Train travel

There is no train service that runs between Medan and Komodo. We recommend that you fly from Kuala Namu (KNO) to Labuan Bajo (LBJ) then take a ferry to Komodo National Park. instead which will take 9hrs.

Bus travel

Sorry, looks like there is no bus service that runs between Medan and Komodo. We recommend that you fly from Kuala Namu (KNO) to Labuan Bajo (LBJ) then take a ferry to Komodo National Park. instead which will take 9hrs.

Ferry/Boat travel

Yes there is a ferry service that runs between Medan and Komodo. The ferry typically takes around 5 days 21h and departs once a week.

Pelni run the ferry services between Medan and Komodo. Ferries run once a week and take around 5 days 21h on average but will vary depending on conditions and travel date.

Flights and Airlines

It doesn't look like you can fly directly from Medan to Komodo. We recommend that you fly from Kuala Namu (KNO) to Labuan Bajo (LBJ) then take a ferry to Komodo National Park. instead which will take 9hrs.

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 Medan to Komodo. We recommend that you fly from Kuala Namu (KNO) to Labuan Bajo (LBJ) then take a ferry to Komodo National Park. instead which will take 9hrs.

If you don't have a car, the easiest way to get from Medan to Komodo is to fly and then take a ferry which takes, on average, 9hrs and will usually cost around IDR 1,902,200 ($125).

How do I get from Medan to Komodo

Compare travel optionsbetween Medan and Komodo

Transport options from Medan to Komodo
Transport optionDurationCostFrequencyDistance
Plane and Ferry + 1 similar
9hrs
IDR 1,902,200($125)
once daily2,954km (1,836 miles)
Bus, Plane and Ferry15h 40m
IDR 2,156,825($145)
once daily3,053km (1,897 miles)
Ferry
5 days 21h
IDR 1,303,080($87)
once a week3,779km (2,348 miles)
Bus and Ferry
4 days 11h
IDR 1,707,485($115)
once a week3,732km (2,319 miles)

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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