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travelling to Flores

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travelling to Flores

Hi, i have been trying to find out online if there are other ways of travelling to Flores from Bali/Lombak than flying.

i have heard there is a boat, but can only find one company, Pelni.

are there other companys?

or is Pelni ok to travel with?

many thanks Gemma

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1. Re: travelling to Flores

Here is another way of traveling from Bali to Lombok onto Flores:


From Bali you can take a ferry (at Padangbai harbor) to Lombok (lembar harbor). spend some days exploring Lombok, then onto next island: Sumbawa.


Go to Bus terminal, take a bus with route: Mataram - Bima. Bus fare including ferry Lombok - Sumbawa). Or you can buy the ticket at bus agency around Mataram city. This is a long driving, about 12 hours...

Upon arrival at Bima, take another bus to sape and get ferry to Labuanbajo (Flores).


Only one ferry everyday depart in the morning at 7 AM.

If you feel tried you can stay overnight at Sape, there are some small hotels there. Or just get to the ferry and take rest there. It's long time cruising about 9 hours.

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2. Re: travelling to Flores

Pelni is the national passenger line and provides scheduled service between the islands.

Other than that, there are charter boats that go on (mostly) dive tours to Komodo National Park and Labuan Bajo.

If you are looking for some slow boat, then Pelni is the way to go.

Otherwise, just go Trans Nusa, and avoid a lot of trouble.

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