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How to Find Us & How to Get Here


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The Wakatobi is in the bottom corner of Southeast Sulawesi in central Indonesia, at the center of the most bio-diverse marine region of the world.

Getting to the Wakatobi has never been easier. Patuno Resort Wakatobi is the Wakatobi's most accessible Resort, situated only a 10 minute drive from the Matahora Airport in Wangi-Wangi. The Wakatobi National Marine Park encompasses over 12 thousand hectares of protected marine park and is made up of four main islands; WAngi-Wangi, KAledupa, TOmia and BInongko.

Getting Here

The Wakatobi Airport is serviced by daily Express Air flights from Makassar and Kendari, and twice a week by Merpati flights from Makassar and Kendari. Express Air have been flying here regularly for 2 years and Merpati recently began flying here in December 2011.

WINGS AIR

Schedule:
Monday, Wednesday, Friday
Kendari to Wakatobi
Departure
Arrival
09:35
10:20
Wakatobi to Kendari
Departure
Arrival
10:45
11:30

Express Air Flight Schedule

The flight route is:
Jakarta - Makassar
Departs Jakarta at 05.00 / Arrives Makassar at 08.00
Followed by:
Makassar - Bau-Bau - Wangi-Wangi - Kendari - Wangi-Wangi - Bau-Bau - Makassar
The flight departs Makassar between 09.00 and 10.00 each day (except Sundays - it departs at 12 noon)
The flight arrives in Wakatobi at approximately 11.30 each day.
On Tuesdays and Saturdays there is no service to & from Kendari.
The flight departs Wakatobi for Makassar at the following times:

Monday Departs Wakatobi 13.00 / Arrives Makassar 15.30
Tuesday Departs Wakatobi 12.00 / Arrives Makassar 14.30
Wednesday Departs Wakatobi 13.00 / Arrives Makassar 15.30
Thursday Departs Wakatobi 13.00 / Arrives Makassar 15.30
Friday Departs Wakatobi 13.00 / Arrives Makassar 15.30 Saturday Departs Wakatobi 12.00 / Arrives Makassar 14.30 Sunday Departs Wakatobi 14.30 / Arrives Makassar 17.00

It is also possible to connect directly with Express Air flights to and from Jakarta and Surabaya in Makassar, and a range of other destinations such as Bali, Manado and Komodo can be accessed easily using one of the large range of flight companies operating out of Makassar Airport. Return flights with Express Air from Makassar to Wangi-Wangi cost from Rp 2,600,000 - Rp 3,000,000 per person.

Merpati Flight Schedule

At present this route is available on Tuesdays and Saturdays
The flight route is:
Jakarta - Makassar
Departs Jakarta at 05.00 / Arrives Makassar at 08.15

Followed by:
Makassar - Bau-Bau - Wangi-Wangi - Kendari - Wangi-Wangi - Bau-Bau - Makassar

The Schedule is as follows:
Makassar - Wangi-Wangi (via Bau-Bau)
Depart Makassar 09.30 / Arrive Wangi-Wangi 11.40

Wangi-Wangi - Kendari
Depart Wangi-Wangi 12.10 / Arrive Kendari 12.55

Kendari - Wangi-Wangi
Depart Kendari 13.25 / Arrive Wangi-Wangi 14.10

Wangi-Wangi - Makassar (via Bau-Bau)
Depart Wangi-Wangi 14.40 / Arrive Makassar 16.50

Return flights from Makassar to Wakatobi start at Rp 1,500,000 per person

Baggage Allowence Express Air

Express Air has a limited baggage allowance of 10kgs of checked in baggage per passenger. This is due to the capacity of the airplane which can accommodate only 32 passengers. Passengers are however allowed to take on reasonably heavy hand luggage as long as it complies with international hand luggage size requirements. It is also possible to pay excess baggage fees at a rate of Rp 25.000 per kg for flights from Makassar or Kendari to Wakatobi. For Express flights from Jakarta to Wakatobi the excess baggage rate is Rp 40,000/kg.

Baggage Allowence Merpati

Merpati offers a 15kg baggage allowence of checked in baggage per passenger. This is due to the capacity of the airplane which can accommodate only 54 passengers. Passengers are however allowed to take on reasonably heavy hand luggage as long as it complies with international hand luggage size requirements.

Making Flight Reservations

To make your visit to us as easy as possible we recommend that you arrange all your domestic flights through our partner Travel Agent which is based in Makassar. Just send us your international flight details and we'll put you in touch with the travel agent who will do the rest.

For Express Air flights it is neccessary to purchase them through a travel agent.

For Merpati Flights you can book them through the Merpati website, or through our partner travel agent. The merpati website address is: www.merpati.co.id

Patuno Resort Wakatobi also offers all guests a free Wangi-Wangi airport pick up and drop off service.