Getting there & away
There are no boat services to East Timor from other countries.
Dili’s Nicolau Lobato International Airport (code DIL) is not an impressive entry to the country. Dirty toilets, busted light bulbs and just plain dirt are its hallmarks. There are only two airline routes to the rest of the world: to Darwin in Australia’s Northern Territory and Denpasar in Bali.
Generally, most people will fly via Bali, not only because it makes a delightful stopover but also because airfares to Bali from much of the world are more competitive than those to Darwin.