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

Nam Air (IN 280) | ETD Bali 09:00, ETA Tambolaka 10:00

Citilink (QG-1654 ) | ETD Bali 09:45, ETA Tambolaka 11:15

Wings Air (IW 1832) | ETD Bali 10:45, ETA Tambolaka 12:15

Sumba to Bali

Citilink (QG-1655) | ETD Sumba 11:40, ETA Bali 13:10

Wings Air (IW 1833) | ETD Sumba 12:35, ETA Bali 13:55

Nam Air (IN 281) | ETD Sumba 16:00, ETA Bali 17:00

Return Flights

We are happy to secure the return flights for you with your choice of airline at US$725. This price includes VIP pick-up service upon your International arrival in Bali (meet and greet), use of the domestic VIP lounges at Bali and Lede Kalumbang (formerly Tambolaka) airports , baggage allowance up to 20kg, airport taxes, baggage handling, return transfers (shared car) from Lede Kalumbang 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 Lede Kalumbang Airport, Sumba (formerly Tambolaka) 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$ 242 per person or US$393 per couple. Alternatively, the price for a private car is US$666 (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.

Kindly contact our Travel Designers at [email protected] if you require any information to enter Indonesia.


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.


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.