How to get to Flores & Komodo Island. Flights to Maumere, Labuan Bajo, Ende
Flores Island is located in South-East Asia and part of country Indonesia, the largest archipelago on the Earth consisting of more than 17,000 islands between Asia and Australia. The main airports on Flores are in Labuan Bajo/Komodo (LBJ), Maumere (MOF) and Ende (ENE). In addition, there is a small airport in Bajawa (BJW) which is serviced daily by Wings air. Additional airports served by charter airlines are in Ruteng and Larantuka.
There are daily direct flights with ➚Lion/Wings Air from Denpasar Bali to Labuan Bajo and maumere and flights via Labuan Bajo (Flores) or Kupang (Timor) or Sumba Islands to Ende on Flores Island. There are also daily flights to Labuan Bajo with ➚Air Asia. In addition, there are regular flights with ➚Nam Air/Sriwijaya Air to Maumere.
From Jakarta, Yogyakarta, Surabaya, Semarang on Java Island and from Lombok, there is good flight connection to Flores. From the capital of Indonesia Jakarta there are daily direct flights to Labuan Bajo (Komodo) Batik Air (Lion Air Group) and Citylink Air. Another airline that offers flights to Flores is ➚TransNusa.
The airline tickets are often more expensive in high season (July/August/September) and during Ramadan. Last minute is difficult to estimate, you may have luck (especially in the low season) but you can also unnecessarily pay to much or all flights are fully booked especially to Labuan Bajo (Komodo) in high season.
Good to know !!!Since 14 June 2018 all Indonesian airlines are no longer on the so called "black list" of the EU. There is a well-developed network of domestic flight connections in Indonesia.
Flights to Flores Island
Flight to Labuan Bajo (Komodo Airport)
several direct flights daily with Batik Air, Citilink, Wings Air und AirAsia
several direct flights daily with Air Asia, Wings Air, Batik Air
one direct flight with Lion Air
Flight to Maumere airport
There are currently direct flights to Maumere only from Timor (Kupang) and Sulawesi (Makassar). There is good connection from Jakarta and Bali (Denpasar) via Kupang and/or Makassar with Lion/Wings Air and on Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday via Kupang with Nam Air/Sriwijaya Air to Maumere.
Flight to Ende airport
To airport in Ende there is a daily direct flight from Bali (Denpasar) with Wings Air. There are also direct flights from Timor (Kupang) and Sumba (Tambolaka).
Flights between airports on Flores
There is one daily flight between Labuan Bajo and Ende and one between Bajawa and Ende.
In addition, there are many possibilities for island Hopping Flores, Java, Lombok, Bali, Timor, Sulawesi, Kalimantan
Don't underestimate the distances on Flores Island!
The road conditions in Flores are - apart from the bigger towns like Maumere, Ende, Bajawa and Ruteng - very modest. Only a mostly paved street connects the East and the West of the island and it partly winds through the mountainous regions. Landslides and broken,damaged bridges are not uncommon during and after the time of the monsoons. A trip with a privatly chartered car (that makes you independent from the schedules of the busses) from Maumere to Labuan Bajo in the West takes at least two days
The local public transport consists of little busses, minibusses and Bemos. The busses are often incredibly jam-packed, especially on the market-days. Minibusses are often quite comfortable.
There are no car rental agencies, but you can rent car with driver . We gladly arrange a car with driver for you or organize your individual several-day Flores Island trip or daytrips. For a short overview you can have a look at our offer of Tours. Please contact us for further detailed information. We look forward to showing you our beautiful island Flores!
Plan your individual Flores & Komodo dream trip with us.
We are tour operators specialized in Flores. On our website you can find some examples of guided Flores & Komodo trips with experienced guides and drivers. All our travel offers are private trips and can be individually adapted to your interests and vacation time.
Our most popular tours
5 Days / 4 Nights Comfort Flores Highlights Tours
A Flores country tour by car discourages some from traveling to Flores - because of the long car journeys and not least because of the modest tourist infrastructure. With a flight between Labuan Bajo and Ende and/or Bajawa and Labuan Bajo, you can comfortably visit the main attractions with a combination of a short land tour and short flights on Flores Island. Here are 2 travel examples::