There are daily flights 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.
Current Flight Schedule*
*Subject to Change
Bali to Sumba
Wings Air (IW 1832) | ETD Bali 10h20, ETA Tambolaka 11h45
Nam Air (IN 640) | ETD Bali 14h10, ETA Tambolaka 15h15
Sumba to Bali
Nam Air (IN 641) | ETD Sumba 8h20, ETA Bali 9h20
Wings Air (IW 1833) | ETD Sumba 12h05, ETA Bali 13h25
We are happy to secure the return flights for you with your choice of airline at US$605. This price includes VIP pick-up service upon your International arrival in Bali, use of the VIP lounges at Bali and Tambolaka airports , baggage allowance up to 25kg with Nam Air and 20kg with Wings Air, airport taxes, baggage handling, return transfers (shared car) from Tambolaka airport to the resort.
Return Airport Transfers
If you wish to book your flights directly with the airlines, we can offer you return transfers from Tambolaka Airport (Sumba) to the resort. It is a beautiful journey through the Sumbanese landscapes in one of our open safari vehicles (see journey details below). The price is US$ 182 per person or US$ 333 per couple in a shared car. Alternatively the price for a private car is US$ 569 (max. 4 people).
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.
Journey by Car
From Sumba Airport to NIHI Sumba
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.
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.
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)
|ID 6548||8:40||12:40||55 min||IW 1921||13:35||14:45|
Tambolaka – Jakarta (Via Kupang)
|IW 1920||08:05||9:25||3h05m||ID 7348||13:30||15:20|
Surabaya – Tambolaka (Via Kupang)
|QG 9701||6:25||9:30||4h05m||IW 1921||13:35||14:55|
|JT 690||6:55||10:00||3h35m||IW 1921||13:35||14:55|
Tambolaka – Surabaya (Via Kupang)
|IW 1920||8:05||9:25||1h40m||JT 695||11:05||12:10|
Looking to Arrive in Style?
We highly recommend our official yacht partner, Rascal Voyages, as the ultimate combination trip with Nihi.
Between April and October you are able to cruise through the Komodo National park and then get dropped off at the resort. Rascal is the only phinisi yacht to offer an entirely above water accommodation experience in Indonesia. The 5 spacious cabins feel more like a “floating villa”.
With a 1:1 crew-to-guest ratio you can expect the same level of service you will receive at Nihi.