Labuan Bajo located on the western tip of Flores, Indonesia. The starting point for access to the Komodo National Park to see the Komodo dragon closely in its habitat. Labuan Bajo is accessible by air, land, and sea. Its favorable location on the Island of Flores and entry port to the Komodo islands make Labuan Bajo a potential growing destination, aside from its rich agricultural potentials.
BY AIR PLANE
Flying to Labuan Bajo is possible for the Komodo Airport is open for operation. Transnusa Airlines are directly connecting Labuan Bajo with several cities in Indonesia, such as Denpasar, Kupang, Ende, and Mataram. With connecting flights, Labuan Bajo is also connected with Kalabahi in Alor. It also connects with Bajawa, Sikka, Manggarai, and Larantuka via Ende, Kupang, Maumere, Ruteng, and Tambolaka. Please go to its website for more detailed flight schedules. Regular flight to Labuan Bajo : Garuda Indonesia, NAM Air, AirAsia, Batik Air, Wingg/Lion Air etc
An overland trip across the Island of Flores is possible but costly, connecting Labuan Bajo in the westernmost part to the renowned destinations in the eastern part. A bus from Denpasar, Bali, would probably go to Mataram in Lombok. From there you are set to take a long overland adventure on the bus to Bima, Sumbawa. In Bima, you will resume the exhausting trip to Sape. As you kiss the land in Sape, you can take a ferry to Labuan Bajo.
It is very convenient if you join one of the liveaboards serving Komodo and Flores. Many travelers come home satisfied after a week or longer on one of these around eastern Indonesia, as they get wise enough to choose the package, perfect timing, and best spots. Make sure the time of visit and weather condition fit one another. Never speculate on one aspect that will put you hapless. There are several schedules for a ship to depart to Labuan Bajo. Tilongkabila ship from PELNI is cruising from Makassar in South Sulawesi to Labuan Bajo. Leuser ship departs from Tanjung Perak, Surabaya in East Java. From Benoa seaport in Bali, you can also take the Leuser to get to Labuan Bajo. Wilis ship will depart from Makassar, and will also take you from Larantuka in East Flores to Labuan Bajo. As for other specific and updated details of ship schedules, you can find them in www.pelni.co.id