Alor is easily reached from the international hubs of Bali (DPS), Jakarta (CGK), Surabaya (SUB) or Makassar (UPG) by domestic flights.
There is a new NAM Air flight direct Bali - Alor - Bali on Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday. It is only 2.5 hrs and has 15kg included luggage + 5kg hand luggage. From IDR 1.8 million (USD 130) one way.
Denpasar 10.50am Alor 13.20pm
Alor 13.50pm Denpasar 16.20pm
Other flights from Bali will require you to overnight in Kupang on the way to Alor, flights back to Bali do not require an overnight in Kupang.
Lion/Wings Air flights to Alor (ARD) go via Kupang (KOE) where you transfer for the 50 min flight to Alor.
Lion Air offers twice daily Jakarta - Alor flights (via Kupang) for approx. IDR 2,000,000 (USD 140), or daily Surabaya - Alor for approx. IDR 1,500,000 (USD 100).
Kupang - Alor - Kupang
Lion Air/Wings offers 2 x daily flights from Kupang departing at 8.40am and 12.15pm. Returning to Kupang at 9.40am and 1.40pm, price approx. IDR 600,000 (USD 45)
Flights can be booked online https://m.traveloka.com/en-id/flight who accept overseas credit cards, but if you need any assistance please contact us.
We recommend you allow ample time between domestic and international flights, as weather conditions and other factors can impact the scheduling of flights to and from Alor.
On your arrival in Alor our air conditioned car will collect you for the 20 to 40 min drive to your preferred accommodation.
Alor is a large island with over 2000KM2 of area and a population of only around 150,000 people with 60,000 living in the main town Kalabahi. Approximately 75% are Christian and 25% Muslim.
Ancient trade routes have thrived in the rich seas and islands of the area. Marine and forest produce along with the Slave trade probably accounts for the ancient Moko drums being present in Alor and still being discovered buried around the archipelago.
For more information:
Gloriously politically incorrect video of Alor from 1933: PAPUA NEW GUINEA & KALABAHI INDONESIA 1933
Alor is a remote area, it is recommended to be up to date with vaccinations such as tetanus and hepatitis and to bring ample supply of any prescription medication you may need.
Like most of Indonesia Alor has some malaria, although cases in the touristic areas are low. Most expats and tourists choose precautions against bites rather than medication. Use repellent in the evening and at dawn, cover up at these times if mosquitoes are present, sleep under a net or use AC if available. However it is a personal choice you should discuss with your doctor.
The nearest re-compression chamber is in Bali, oxygen and First Aid kit is available at Lazy Turtle Dive. There is a hospital in Kalabahi although major treatment may need a visit to Kupang or Bali. It is wise to take extra precautions when in a remote area such as Alor.
Dive and travel insurance that covers trip cancellation or interruption is highly recommended. Divers Alert Network offers diver orientated policies.