Sulawesi Travel Guide

Transportation to Wakatobi

Wakatobi, video by Mike Dewey

Travel Guide to Wakatobi

There are variuos routes and transport options to reach Wakatobi, make it possible for low budget backpackers to high class tourists to enjoy the place. We have made an effort to present below the transportation options for travelers to visit Wakatobi.

Express Air Flights to Wakatobi.
Express Air serves flight to Wakatobi from two major cities in Sulawesi, Makassar (via Bau-Bau) and Kendari, while Makassar and Kendari are connected to almost all cities in Indonesia. Makassar is also connected with Singapore by Garuda Indonesia with Kuala Lumpur by Airasia.

  • Flight to Wakatobi from Makassar departs from Sultan Hasanuddin International Airport daily at 08.00 AM (Makassar time) to Matahora Airport in Wangi-Wangi, Wakatobi, with transit stop at Betoambari Airport, Bau-Bau.
  • Flight to Wakatobi from Kendari departs 11.30 AM (Kendari Time) from Tuesday to Sunday and arrive in Wakatobi at 12.15

Lion Air/Wings Air Flight to Bau-Bau + Ship to Wakatobi.
Lion Air (Wings Air) serves daily flight from Makassar to Bau-Bau, from which there is overnight ship departs to Wakatobi, also in daily basis.

Charterd Flight from Denpasar to Wakatobi
Flights from Bali (Denpasar) to Wakatobi is served with private chartered plane organized by Wakatobi Dive Resorts for the resort's guest only.