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Direct Flights to Sumba from Bali

There are three flights a day from Bali’s Ngurah Rai International Airport in Denpasar (DPS) to Sumba Island’s Tambolaka Airport (TMC).  Please see the flight schedule and airline options below. We are happy to secure the flights for you including VIP lounge access at both airports (an administrative fee applies). Alternatively, you can arrange your flights directly with the airline.

All international departures must travel via Bali (DPS). There are regular flights with Garuda Indonesia (below) although most of them depart in the morning, thus an overnight stay in Bali is often required the night before for international travelers.

All foreign travelers to Indonesia need at least six months remaining on their passport as well as one full clean page for the visa on arrival stamp. This is strictly reinforced: Guests will not be allowed to board the plane in their departing country if this is not adhered to.

CURRENT FLIGHT SCHEDULE*

*SUBJECT TO CHANGE

BALI TO SUMBA

By Wings Air, ETD Bali 10.20 am, ETA Tambolaka 11.45 am
By Garuda, ETD Bali 13.05 pm, ETA Tambolaka 14.15 pm
By Nam Air, ETD Bali 15.00 pm, ETA Tambolaka 16.30 pm

SUMBA TO BALI

By Nam Air, ETD Sumba 8.30 am, ETA Bali 10.00 am
By Garuda, ETD Sumba 11.15 am, ETA Bali 12.25 pm
By Wings Air, ETD Sumba 12.05 pm, ETA Bali 13.25 pm

Alternative Routes to Sumba

There are additional routes to Sumba Island from Jakarta (CGK) and Surabaya (SUB) international airports, both on Java, flying through Kupang (East Nusa Tenggara); all in Indonesia. See flight schedules below.

CURRENT FLIGHT SCHEDULE*

*SUBJECT TO CHANGE

Jakarta – Tambolaka (Via Kupang)

FlightCGKKOETransitFlightKOETMC
DepartureArrivalDepartureArrival
GA 4564:308:2540 minGA 4619:0510:10
ID 65488:4012:4055 minIW 192113:3514:45
ID 65403:107:102h05mGA 4619:0510:10

Tambolaka – Jakarta (Via Kupang)

FlightTMCKOETransitFlightKOECGK
DepartureArrivalDepartureArrival
GA 46014:4015:5050 minGA 45716:4018:30
IW 192008:059:253h05mID 734813:3015:20

Surabaya – Tambolaka (Via Kupang)

FlightSUBKOETransitFlightKOETMC
DepartureArrivalDepartureArrival
QG 97016:259:304h05mIW 192113:3514:55
JT 6906:5510:003h35mIW 192113:3514:55

Tambolaka – Surabaya (Via Kupang)

FlightTMCKOETransitFlightKOESUB
DepartureArrivalDepartureArrival
GA 460 14:4015:501h40mJT 697 17:3018:30
IW 19208:059:251h40mJT 69511:0512:10

JOURNEY BY CAR FROM SUMBA AIRPORT TO NIHI RESORT

Your immersion into Sumba life starts with the one and half hour journey from Tambolaka airport, leaving the bustling streets of Bali behind for a more Africa-meets-Asia experience. The journey starts at sea level and climbs to the rijewa mountain ranges at 500 metres. The spectacular scenery from peak to sky is framed by teak and mahogany plantations and thick Sumba deciduous forests. The road stretches down to Waikabubak passing through traditional settlements, the Sewah waterfalls and offers a canvas of rich green verdure; structured rice fields to river valleys and thick dense forests eventually leading to a glimpse of the Indian Ocean. The traditional market town of Waikabubak is situated 400 metres above sea level on a plateau and guests can often see water buffalo driven through the town on an evening drive. For the final part of the journey, you have magnificent views of the vast Wanokaka River Delta populated by local tribesmen grassing the rice fields, traditional swords in hand and wearing Ikat head scarves, winding through local villages to arrive at the magical setting of NIHI.

PRIVATE CHARTERS

A private helicopter may be chartered directly from Bali to Sumba Island, or from Sumba Tambolaka airport to Nihi resort. Please note there is a strict weight restriction in terms of passengers as well as hold and hand luggage. Nihi can organize for luggage to be sent overland. Please contact our reservations team for more details.
A private plane may be chartered from Bali (DPS) to Sumba (TMC) . Please contact the reservations team for more details.