Step 1 – Come to Kupang
In recent years the transport infrastructure to Rote has improved considerably. To get to here you stop over in Kupang (West-Timor).
Kupang Airport is very accessible. Garuda Indonesia, and other airlines fly from Jakarta and Bali to Kupang. From Bali the flight takes around 2 hours. Garuda charges an additional 200.000 IDR per surfboard.
Step 2 – Kupang to Rote
Option #1 by Plane – recommended option
The flight takes approximately 20 minutes making this the quickest, most reliable route to the island. The Flight is about the same price as the boat trip (~300.000 IDR). Flying also means avoiding the transfer from Kupang airport to Kupang harbour.
Wings Air flies daily from Kupang to Rote.
Departure Kupang 15:10 hrs
Arrival Rote 15:40 hrs
Wings Air charges 200.000 IDR for each surfboard.
Option #2 by Boat
If you enjoy the sea, you can take the express boat. The trip is quite enjoyable, allowing you to take in the size and scope of the island. Travelling time is approximately 2 hours from Kupang to Rote. You can get your tickets at the boat office in the harbor. We recommend VIP-tickets: you get a numbered seat in an air-conditioned cabin.
However: You’ll have to stay overnight in Kupang, as the ferry leaves in the morning before any connecting flights arrive! There is the added factor that with stormy conditions the boat trip may be cancelled.
Departure Kupang: 8:00 hrs
Arrival Rote: 10:00 hrs
After arriving in Rote we offer pick up service to bring you directly to SEED Resort (additional costs).
On your way back to Kupang we suggest to take the the express boat in the morning (11:30 hrs). This way you can easily get a connecting flight to Bali/Jakarta later that day. Whereas taking the plane back to Kupang you have to stay there overnight as there are no late flights out of Kupang at the moment.
If you need any assistance with your bookings just contact us. We’re more than happy to help.