Transportations – Access

(update : 1/7/2019)

Go to/from ALOR by AIR

From the international airports of DENPASAR (Bali), JAKARTA or SURABAYA, you have to fly to KUPANG,  the only door to ALOR.

  • Connection to Alor: generally overnight in Kupang is needed from Bali, but the connection the same day is possible from Jakarta leaving early morning (3 or 5 AM).
  • Connection when return: possible the same day, but … cancelation for technical reasons regularly occurs, then you have to overnight in Kupang. If you prefer traveling on a safe side, it is better to avoid connection with your return international flight the same day you fly back from Alor, but overnight in Kupang or your international hub.

√ NEW in 2019: NAM AIR/SRIWIJAYA is proposing a DIRECT flight between DENPASAR (Bali) and ALOR. +/- IDR 2.500.000 (approx. 150€), including 15 kg baggage allowance. ATR 72. Dep. 10:05, Arr. 12:35 on Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday. Tickets not always available online:  contact Nia, SMS/WhatsApp +62 813-7918-7979.

√ LION Air only include cabin baggage, you’ll have to pay for checked baggage. Price list here : Tarif Bagasi Lion Air (JT).

Kupang – ALOR < > ALOR – Kupang

TRANSNUSA/NAM AIR (~50 seats, 50 mn) (Rp 450-500.000): everyday at 11:40 from Kupang, and 13:30 from Alor (included baggage : 10 kg/PAX, Overweight: +/- 1 €/kg)

WINGS/LION AIR (~50 seats, 50 mn) (Rp 575-650.000): every day at 8:40 or 12:15 from Kupang, and 9:40 or 13:40 from Alor (no more free baggage allowances, Rp 25.000/kg in the airport, Rp 100.000/5kg if prepaid)

√  these are the announced schedules, they could change, always check a couple of days before!  Transit time: TO Alor is fine, but FROM Alor, prefer min. 2 hours in order to limit the risk of missing connection ;)…

Travel agents for further indication and ticket purchase :

From Alor Airport to KEPA island :

The road goes to Kalabahi main town (12 km, 20/30 min), then to Alor Kecil (15 km, 30 min):

  • straight to Alor Kecil by taxi (Rp 150.000-200.000 per trip) or “ojek” (motorbike taxi) (Rp 50.000-75.000).
  • There, stop at the beach where a big Banian tree is. A regulation has been established to support the local community: you have to cross the strait with the people of Alor Kecil by small motorized boat, at official price Rp 20’000/person. Better to have flip-flops because you need  a few steps in the water!

Other flights from/to Kupang (non-exhaustive)

BALI

DENPASAR  (Rp 1.000.000-2.000.000) » everyday direct flights (Garuda, Lion Air), but also via Waingapu or Flores (Nam Air/Sriwijaya, Wings Air/Lion)

JAVA

JAKARTA (Rp 1.500.000-3.000.000)
SURABAYA (Rp 1.200.000-2.000.000)
» every day (Batik Air, Sriwijaya, Lion Air, Citilink, Garuda,…)
» departures from 3 AM until 15:45 from Jakarta to Kupang
» departures from 6:00 until 16:45 from Kupang
! 2 airports in Jakarta : CGK = Soekarno Hatta (biggest), HLP = Halim Perdanakusuma

FLORES

(TransNusa, Wings Air, Susi Air)
Labuan Bajo (Komodo) – Wings Air – Transnusa (+/- 1.000.000) – Garuda () Connection the same day ????????? from Alor day ????????
Ruteng – Transnusa Connection to Alor day ???
Bajawa – Transnusa (~700’000 Rp) Connection to Alor day ???from Kupang / 7:45 or 9:45
Ende – Wings/Lion (~650’000 Rp) – Transnusa (~600’000 Rp) Connection  Alor day ???, to Alor day ???
Maumere (~650’000 Rp) – Transnusa -Wings Air Connection from Alor day ???, to Alor day ???
Larantuka : (~650’000 Rp) – Transnusa – Wings Air daily flight
Lembata :  (~650’000 Rp) – Transnusa – Wings Air  to be checked…

SUMBA

1 or 2 flights a day (Wings Air, Sriwijaya, Garuda, TransNusa)
Waingapu (Rp 600.000-1.000.000)  Connection to be checked again
Tambolaka -Transnusa (~900’000 Rp ?) Connection to be checked again

ROTE

(Susi Air, Wings Air)
 Everyday-to be checked

SULAWESI / MALUKU

(Garuda, Transnusa)
Makasar (~1’400’000 Rp) direct to Kupang on Monday, Wednesday, Friday, Sunday. Connecting same day to Alor.

TIMOR LESTE

(Transnusa)
Dili new in 2019. Every Monday and Friday

Go to/from ALOR by SEA

By ferry : Kupang – Kalabahi < > Kalabahi – Kupang

  • company ASDP : TUESDAY and SATURDAY from Kupang at 12.00 (noon), arriving in Alor early in the morning/night – the journey takes about 15 hours, depending on the conditions at sea – fare ~ Rp 175’000.
    • From Alor to Kupang, the ferry leaves on WEDNESDAY and SUNDAY at 12:00.
  • Kapal Ferry Cepat (KFC)- new mid 2019 : MONDAY and THURSDAY from Kupang by evening at 8PM. Journey takes about 8-10 hours.
    • From Alor to Kupang, the ferry leaves on TUESDAY and FRIDAY at 8PM.

By ferry : Larantuka – Lewoleba – Baranusa – Kalabahi < > Kalabahi – Baranusa – Lewoleba – Larantauka

  • On wednesday 12:00 from Larantuka, 18:00 from Lewoleba, on thursday 8:00 from Baranusa… Arrival on Thursday around 11:00 depending on the conditions at sea. Fare ~ Rp 175.000.
    • From Alor, the ferry leaves Kalabahi at 8:00 am every FRIDAY.

By ferry : Atapupu – Kalabahi < > Kalabahi – Atapupu

  • Ferry « Kapal Tol Laut Sabuk » every 2 weeks.  Fare ~ Rp 50.000. 8-9 hours journey.
    • on MONDAY from Kalabahi, leaving at 8PM (5/8, 19/8/2019, etc…)
    • the next THURSDAY from Atapupu, around 7PM.
  • Atapupu is not far from the East Timor border. There are bus connections to Kupang and to Dili.

Some tourists traveling around Eastern Indonesia use Dili in East-Timor to extend their visa. A list of nationalities (including many European ones) get Free VOA (Visa On Arrival) for Timor Leste (3 months) and for Indonesia (1 month, non extendable), both by land (Atambua-Motoai) and flying. More information about this can be found on the website of the East-Timor Department of Foreign Affairs: http://www.mfac.gov.tp/

By PELNI ships :

Two Pelni ships, the AWU and the SIRIMAU, stop in Kalabahi during their 2 weeks route. The time, very elastic, has to be checked one or two days before.

  • Sirimau route : KALABAHI – TENAU (KUPANG) – LEWOLEBA – MAUMERE (SIKKA) -…
  • Awu route : BENOA (DENPASAR) – BIMA – WAINGAPU (SUMBA TIMUR) – ENDE – TENAU (KUPANG) – KALABAHI – TENAU (KUPANG) – ENDE – WAINGAPU (SUMBA TIMUR) – BIMA – BENOA (DENPASAR) …
  • Willis routeKALABAHI – LABUAN BAJO – BIMA – MAKASSAR – BATULICIN …

Schedule not stable… TO BE CHECKED IN PELNI OFFICE.

Pelni office Kalabahi : Jl. Cocroaminoto 5 Tel: +62 386-21195 Pelni office Kupang : Jl. Pahlawan 7 Tel : +62 380-821944 Head office JakartaTel: (+62-21) 6334342 / Fax:(+62-21) 63854130/ http://www.pelni.co.id 

Transports available to travel around in Alor…

Between Kalabahi town and Alor Kecil village

  • Regular blue bemos (Rp 5.000 + luggage), or ojek (Rp 15.000-20.000 Rp depending destination). « Terminal » in front of the Pelni harbour (near the shop “Gunung Bromo”), or from the central market « pasar impres ».
  • Chartered bemo/Taxi : Rp 50’000-100’00

To travel around ALOR

From Alor Kecil it is now really easy to rent a motorbike, or a motorbike with driver (ojek). Chartering private car with drive from Kalabahi is available too.

Remember: keep cool!

In indonesia, especially in eastern provinces, transportation schedules can suddenly change because of climate, technical or economical reasons. But people will always help you to find alternative solutions ! Patience and smile are your best assets! Sabar duluh… In case of misunderstanding, please contact us, may be we can help… 081339102403 (Anne, What’sApp or SMS prefered)