How to get to Raja Ampat 2017-11-24T17:00:49+00:00


Raja Ampat Biodiversity Eco Resort is located on Gam island (0°27.678’S, 130°41.933’E),, in Indonesia‘s West Papua province, in the Raja Ampat Archipelago. We are 77km Northwest of the main airport in the area, Sorong (Domine Edward Osok Airport, SOQ).

The easiest way to get to Raja Ampat is to fly to Sorong via Jakarta, Makassar, Ambon or Manado. For most of these connections you can use Lion Air, Xpress AirlinesSriwijaya Airlines, Nam Airlines  or Garuda Indonesia airlines. There are no direct international flights to West Papua Province.

The best ways to get to Sorong airport (Domine Edward Osok Airport, SOQ). Sorong airport is also know as the Raja Ampat Airport since it is the closest airport to Raja Ampat.

  • 1- From Singapore to Manado to Sorong: Silkair operates regular flights from Singapore (SIN) to Manado (MDO). From Manado you can take a domestic flight to Sorong (SOQ).
  • 2- From Kuala Lumpur to Makassar (UPG) to Sorong: Air Asia (a low-cost company) operates regular flight to Makassar (UPG) (Ujung Pandang). From Makassar (UPG) you can take a domestic flight to Sorong.
  • 3- From Jakarta to Sorong (via Manado, Ambon, Makassar (UPG).
  • 4-From Bali to Sorong (via Manado or Makassar UPG).

Garuda Airlines’ New Policies

Garuda Indonesia no longer offer a free 23KG baggage allowance for sporting equipment.
From now on (August 2015), they only offer a free baggage allowance 20KG for economy/promo class, and 30KG for business class. This is valid for all tickets issued after August 9th.

For more information, don’t miss this reading about Raja Ampat and Raja Ampat airport

HOW TO GET TO RAJA AMPAT (Sorong to Raja Ampat)

After arriving at Sorong Airport, you have several options for reaching Raja Ampat Biodiversity Resort:

  • By daily public ferry, from Sorong to Waisai, the main city of Raja Ampat and close to our resort.
  • By private speed boat (on one of our boats).

For detailed information, please click on the button below.

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Flights to Raja Ampat

Outgoing Flights: To Sorong

Origin Airline Direct or Stop Over ETD ETA Frequency Free Baggage
Jakarta Nam Air IN586 Direct 0:05am 06:10am Daily 20kg
Jakarta Batik Air ID7797 Direct 01:50am 08:00am Daily 20kg
Jakarta Batik Air ID7781 Direct 09:50am 16:00pm Daily 20kg
Jakarta Batik Air ID6196 Makassar 00:05am 07:30am Daily 20kg
Jakarta Batik Air ID6288 Makassar 05:35am 13:05pm Daily 20kg
Jakarta Garuda GA640 Makassar 23:45pm 08:45am (Next Day) Daily 20kg
Denpasar Sriwijaya SJ726 Makassar 17:30pm 06:25am (Next Day) Daily 20kg
Denpasar Garuda GA620 Makassar 17:30pm 07:00am (Next Day) Daily 20kg
Makassar Sriwijaya SJ570 Direct 4:15am 7:25am Daily 20kg
Makassar Garuda GA698 Direct 03:50am 07:00am Daily 20kg
Makassar Garuda GA690 Direct 05:30am 08:45am Daily 20kg
Makassar Batik Air ID6196 Direct 04:10am 07:30am Daily 20kg
Makassar Batik Air ID6288 Direct 09:45am 13:05pm Daily 20kg
Manado Nam Air IN602 Direct 04:30am 06:45am Daily 20kg
Manado Garuda GA470 Direct 06:00am 08:30am Daily 20kg
Manado Lion Air JT796 Direct 08:05am 10:30am Daily 10kg
Wasai Wings Air IW1186 Direct 14:40pm 15:10pm Daily 10kg
Jayapura Garuda GA471 Direct 11:55am 13:35pm Daily 20kg
Jayapura Lion Air JT799 Direct 14:00pm 16:00pm Daily 10kg
Jayapura Nam Air IN601 Direct 09:40am 11:25am Daily 20kg
Kaimana Wings Air IW1523 Direct 06:30am 07:30am Mon, Wed, Fri 10kg

Return Flights: Departing Sorong

Flights from Sorong to other destinations within Indonesia.

Destination Airline Direct or Stop Over ETD ETA Frequency Free Baggage
Jakarta Nam Air IN587 Direct 11:55am 13:50pm Daily 20kg
Jakarta Batik Air ID7780 Direct 08:50am 11:05am Daily 20kg
Jakarta Sriwijaya SJ571 Makassar 10:50am 14:50pm Daily 20kg
Jakarta Batik Air ID6265 Makassar 08:00am 12:25pm Daily 20kg
Jakarta Batik Air ID6285 Makassar 14:05pm 17:15pm Daily 20kg
Jakarta Garuda GA691 Makassar 12:25pm 17:25pm Daily 20kg
Denpasar Sriwijaya SJ571 Makassar 10:50am 16:10pm Daily 20kg
Denpasar Batik Air ID6195 Makassar 14:05pm 18:00pm Daily 20kg
Denpasar Garuda GA699 Makassar 14:45pm 21:00pm Daily 20kg
Makassar Sriwijaya SJ571 Direct 10:50am 12:00pm Daily 20kg
Makassar Garuda GA691 Direct 12:25am 13:35pm Daily 20kg
Makassar Garuda GA699 Direct 14:45pm 15:45pm Daily 20kg
Makassar Batik Air ID6197 Direct 08:00am 09:20am Daily 20kg
Makassar Batik Air ID6195 Direct 14:05pm 15:25pm Daily 20kg
Manado Nam Air IN603 Direct 12:10pm 12:25pm Daily 20kg
Manado Garuda GA471 Direct 14:15am 14:35pm Daily 20kg
Manado Lion Air JT799 Direct 16:40pm 17:20pm Daily 10kg
Wasai Wings Air IW1187 Direct 13:45pm 14:15pm Daily 20kg
Jayapura Nam Air IN600 Direct 07:15am 09:00am Daily 20kg
Jayapura Garuda GA470 Direct 09:10am 11:00am Daily 20kg
Jayapura Lion Air JT796 Direct 11:10am 13:10pm Daily 10kg
Kaimana Wings Air IW1522 Direct 08:25am 09:25am Daily 10kg
Jakarta Garuda GA699 Makassar 14:45pm 18:40pm Daily
Jakarta Batik Air ID7796 Direct 16:45pm 19:00pm Daily

Please, find in green color the best flights to leave Sorong same day you get the ferry to Sorong at 9:00am.

We hope this clarifies how to get to Raja Ampat. If you have any questions, don’t hesitate to contact us!.