Transportation to Raja Ampat Indonesia
To get to Raja Ampat, we must first take a flight to Sorong. As the main hub to Raja Ampat, Domu Eduard Osok Airport in Sorong serves flights to a number of major cities in Papua and Indonesia including Manokwari, Jayapura, Ambon, Makassar, Manado, and Jakarta.
In this case, Garuda Indonesia airline operates daily flights for Jakarta-Sorong. Meanwhile, Sriwijaya Air, Nam Air and Batik Air fly twice a day between Jakarta and Sorong.
From Sorong, a small plane will take us to Waisai, which is the capital of Raja Ampat regency.
Alternatively, we can take the ferry from Sorong port to Waisai and vice versa. This journey takes about 2 – 3 hours.
To serve flights to and from the city of Sorong, MarindaAirport in Waisai was built in 2012. Some flights that serve this route include Wings Air, which serves daily flights Sorong-Raja Ampat. Meanwhile, Susi Air serves only two flights a week, which is Monday and Saturday.
Currently, Marinda Airport is still in the development and expansion stage and is relatively far from any public facilities. Therefore, tourists who will visit the Raja Ampat are advised to prepare food and drinks while waiting for the flight back to Sorong.