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Airports & Airlines

You can fly to Dili from Denpasar (Bali), Jakarta, Darwin and Singapore. Dili’s Presidente Nicolau Lobato International Airport is a 10-minute drive from town. A taxi there is US$10. Mikrolets charge 25cv (US$0.25) from the main road (600m from the airport) into town. The airport has an outdoor cafe, bar and a duty-free shop for those departing.

Air North ( Usually flies daily between Dili and Darwin (Australia). There's no office in Dili; book online.

Air Timor The national airline charters Silkair flights to fly between Dili and Singapore on Tuesdays and Saturdays.

Citilink Flies Jakarta to Dili and Denpasar (Bali) to Dili daily.

Sriwijaya Air Flies daily between Dili and Denpasar (Bali).


Border Crossings

Getting to the border Catch a direct daily Dili–Kupang (Indonesia) minibus (US$23, 12 hours) through Timor Tour & Travel.

It’s slightly cheaper but harder work to catch a local bus to Batugade (US$5) at the border. You can then walk through both border checkpoints and catch local transport to West Timor destinations (US$3 to Atambua, then US$7 Kupang; eight hours). Start early, and expect to wait for transport connections.

The Wini border is 20 minutes from Oecusse Town.

At the border Most passport holders can get an Indonesian visa on arrival.

Moving on It's complicated to head through to Oecusse after travelling through Indonesia: you'll need to already have a visa for Timor-Leste, which is available in Kupang (Indonesia).


There are no passenger boat services to Timor-Leste from other countries.