Labuan Bajo is the main entrance to Komodo National Park. Here is a simple guide for you who travel to Labuan Bajo for the first time.


If you are an international tourist, you might wonder about visa application. Before that, you have to make sure:

  • Your passport is valid for at least 6 months before the date of your trip to Indonesia
  • Your passport has at least one complete blank page available
  • Proof of your return flight out of Indonesia

There are 167 countries and 2 special regions can get a free 30-day non extendable visa.



  • Albania
  • Algeria
  • Andorra
  • Angola
  • Antigua and Barbuda
  • Argentina
  • Armenia
  • Australia
  • Austria
  • Azerbaijan
  • Chad
  • Chile
  • China
  • Commonwealth of Dominica
  • Comoros
  • Costa Rica
  • Cote D’Ivoire
  • Croatia
  • Cuba
  • Cyprus
  • Czech Republic
  • Denmark
  • Dominican Republic
  • Ecuador
  • Egypt
  • El Salvador
  • Estonia
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  • Finland
  • France
  • Gabon
  • Gambia
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  • Germany
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  • Greece
  • Grenada
  • Guatemala
  • Guyana
  • Haiti
  • Honduras
  • Hong Kong SAR
  • Hungary
  • Iceland
  • India
  • Ireland
  • Italy
  • Swaziland
  • Sweden
  • Switzerland
  • Taiwan
  • Tajikistan
  • Tanzania
  • Thailand
  • Timor-Leste
  • Togo
  • Tonga
  • Bahamas
  • Bahrain
  • Bangladesh
  • Barbados
  • Belarus
  • Belgium
  • Belize
  • Benin
  • Bhutan
  • Bolivia
  • Jamaica
  • Japan
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  • Kazakhstan
  • Kenya
  • Kiribati
  • Kuwait
  • Kyrgyzstan
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  • Latvia
  • Lebanon
  • Lesotho
  • Liechtenstein
  • Lithuania
  • Luxembourg
  • Macau SAR
  • Macedonia
  • Madagascar
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  • Malaysia
  • Maldives
  • Mali
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  • Mauritania
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  • Mexico
  • Moldova
  • Monaco
  • Mongolia
  • Morocco
  • Mozambique
  • Myanmar
  • Namibia
  • Nauru
  • Nepal
  • Netherlands
  • Trinidad & Tobago
  • Tunisia
  • Turkey
  • Turkmenistan
  • Tuvalu
  • Uganda
  • Ukraine
  • United Arab Emirates
  • United Kingdom
  • Uruguay
  • Bosnia and Herzegovina
  • Botswana
  • Brazil
  • Brunei
  • Bulgaria
  • Burkina Faso
  • Burundi
  • Cambodia
  • Canada
  • Cape Verde
  • New Zealand
  • Nicaragua
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  • Oman
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  • Paraguay
  • Peru
  • Philippines
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  • Puerto Rico
  • Qatar
  • Romania
  • Russia
  • Rwanda
  • Samoa
  • San Marino
  • Sao Tome and Principe
  • Saudi Arabia
  • Senegal
  • Serbia
  • Seychelles
  • Singapore
  • Slovakia
  • Slovenia
  • Solomon Island
  • South Africa
  • South Korea
  • Spain
  • Sri Lanka
  • St Kitts and Nevis
  • St Lucia
  • St Vincent and Grenadines
  • Suriname
  • USA
  • Uzbekistan
  • Vanuatu
  • Vatican City
  • Venezuela
  • Vietnam
  • Zambia
  • Zimbabwe


Besides, foreigners can apply the visa upon arrival in Indonesia, if the nationality included on the 67 visa on arrival countries list.  A holder of Visit Visa on Arrival is given 30 days stay and can be extended in Immigration Office for 1 (one) time, to have another 30 days stay.


There are two ways for you to reach Labuan Bajo:


The airport of Labuan Bajo is also called Komodo Airport, with the airport code to be LBJ. There are direct flights from Jakarta (CGK) and Bali Denpasar (DPS) here.

Airlines running routes from Jakarta (CGK) and Labuan Bajo (LBJ):

  • Garuda Indonesia (20KG free luggage), around 2 hours 20 minutes
  • Batik Air (20KG free luggage), around 2 hours 30 minutes


Airlines running routes from Bali (DPS) and Labuan Bajo (LBJ):

  • Garuda Indonesia (20KG free luggage), around 1 hour 30 minutes
  • Nam Air (20KG free luggage), around 50 minutes
  • Wings Air under Lion Air (10KG free luggage), around 1 hour 20 minutes


We would recommend you searching the flights on SKYSCANNER, which is very easy to find the good prices. Another useful app is Traveloka, which is widely used here in Indonesia.

Tip: please make sure you input the full name of the airport Labuan Bajo instead of Labuan, as there is another city called Labuan but it is located in Malaysia.

For the guests who book the 7 days diving package trip with us, we offer free transfer from and to the airport. Please inform us of your flight schedule in advance.



One of the popular ways to get to Labuan Bajo by sea is to join the 3D/2N or 4D/3N islands hopping trip from Lombok. Normally the trip starts from Senggigi/Mataram and prices are around IDR 2.200.000 to IDR 3.300.000 per person. During the trip you can visit local villages and explore the unknown islands with trekking or snorkeling. It is a very good option for travelers since you can experience new things on your way to Labuan Bajo.



Going with this option is the cheapest way of all. However, it consumes much more time, up to 45 hours, depending on the overland bus speed and stops. You will have three ferry crossings, Bali to Lombok, Lombok to Sumbawa, and Sumbawa to Labuan Bajo. You will have multiple buses to go to the next harbor. Once again, please bear in mind that waiting while changing the bus might happen. However, please make sure in advance that all overland bus tickets you purchase from Bali have included all three ferry crossings and those multiple buses. Thus, before you hand over your money, ask them to write it down on your ticket, so that they are not going to deceive you in the middle of the trip by asking any extras. This option is incredibly exhausting, but the experience can’t be repeated.


Indonesia only uses Indonesian Rupiah (IDR) for any kind of transaction within the country. We recommend exchanging your cash to IDR upon arrival in Indonesia. Exchange rate of IDR changes from time to time, but the most stable rate for IDR is:

1 USD = IDR 13.300

1 EUR = IDR 16.000


Here are some essentials that you will need to accompany your journey in Labuan Bajo/Komodo National Park:

Suncreen & After Sun Cream : It is highly, highly recommended since the sun ray in Komodo is really strong.
Hat : You might need to wear hat during your trekking trip. Komodo has a savannah vegetation with very few big trees. Chances are, you will expose yourself in the sun  most of the time. One hat will help to prevent sunburn.
Trekking/Sport Shoes : You will need to bring one for sure especially if you book for trekking tour.
Light clothes  : It is a tropical country and you will be doing some active sports so please dress comfortably (and conservatively, please!)
Swimsuit : A must to bring in Komodo National Park!
Mosquito/Insect repellant :

During trekking this will help you to stay away from bug bites.

Once you are settled with your trip, let us know about your plan. We will help to arrange the best itinerary and the best value for you! CONTACT US!