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There are 4 ways to get from Cape York Peninsula to Merauke by car or plane

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Drive, fly to Boigu Island, travel

  1. Drive from Cape York Peninsula to Bamaga
  2. Fly from Bamaga (ABM) to Boigu Island (GIC)
  3. Travel from Boigu Island to Merauke

3 alternative options

Drive, fly to Badu Island, travel

  1. Drive from Cape York Peninsula to Bamaga
  2. Fly from Bamaga (ABM) to Badu Island (BDD)
  3. Travel from Badu Island to Merauke

Drive, fly to Kubin, travel

  1. Drive from Cape York Peninsula to Bamaga
  2. Fly from Bamaga (ABM) to Kubin (KUG)
  3. Travel from Kubin to Merauke

Drive, fly to Horn Island, travel

  1. Drive from Cape York Peninsula to Bamaga
  2. Fly from Bamaga (ABM) to Horn Island (HID)
  3. Travel from Horn Island to Merauke
Australia → Indonesia
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International entry into Indonesia from Australia

  • Entry is unrestricted for citizens and permanent residents of Australia
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Allowed for: All visitors

Restricted for: There are no current restrictions

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Conditions of entry into Indonesia from Australia

  • There are no current restrictions
This applies to arrivals from all countries, with no exceptions

Rules to follow in Indonesia

1m

Mandatory

Mandatory

Considerations leaving from Australia

The official advice is to avoid non-essential international travel to high risk countries

Frequently Asked Questions


Yes, entry into Indonesia is currently allowed from Australia.

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Domestic travel is not restricted, but some conditions may apply

  • Face masks are mandatory
  • There is a social distancing requirement of 1 metre
  • Domestic border crossings may be subject to approval, testing and quarantine
  • Observe COVID-19 safety rules

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The national COVID-19 helpline number in Merauke is 119 ex 9.

Wearing a face mask on public transport in Merauke is mandatory.

The social distance requirement in Merauke is 1 metre.

Make yourself known to an official member of staff and/or call the national coronavirus helpline number on 119 ex 9.

No, returning to Australia from Indonesia is currently allowed.

See options for return travel.

Last updated: 29 Sep 2022
Exceptions may apply, for full details: Ministry of Health Indonesia.

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This information is compiled from official sources. To the best of our knowledge, it is correct as of the last update.
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Questions & Answers

The distance between Cape York Peninsula and Merauke is 453 km.

It takes approximately 13h 6m to get from Cape York Peninsula to Merauke, including transfers.

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There is no direct flight from Bamaga Airport to Boigu Island Airport. The quickest flight takes 3h 40m and has one stopover.

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Merauke is 1h behind Cape York Peninsula. It is currently 9:09 PM in Cape York Peninsula and 8:09 PM in Merauke.

FlexFlight ApS and Skytrans offer flights from Bamaga Airport to Boigu Island Airport.

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There are one+ hotels available in Merauke. Prices start at Rp1375000 per night.

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Map of how to get from Cape York Peninsula to Merauke.
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  • Distance: 453.1 km
  • Duration: 13h 6m

What companies run services between Cape York Peninsula, QLD, Australia and Merauke, Indonesia?

There is no direct connection from Cape York Peninsula to Merauke. However, you can take the drive to Bamaga airport, fly to Boigu Island, then take the travel to Merauke. Alternatively, you can take the drive to Bamaga airport, fly to Badu Island, then take the travel to Merauke.

Airlines
FlexFlight ApS
Website
flexflight.dk
Flights from Bamaga to Boigu Island via Horn Island
Ave. Duration
4h 40m
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
Rp1800000 - Rp3100000
Flights from Bamaga to Badu Island via Horn Island
Ave. Duration
4h 30m
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
Rp1800000 - Rp2900000
Flights from Bamaga to Kubin via Horn Island
Ave. Duration
1h 40m
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
Rp1700000 - Rp2800000
Flights from Bamaga to Horn Island
Ave. Duration
15 min
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
Rp1700000 - Rp2800000
Skytrans
Website
skytrans.com.au
Flights from Bamaga to Boigu Island via Horn Island
Ave. Duration
5h 40m
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
Rp2500000 - Rp3100000
Flights from Bamaga to Badu Island via Horn Island
Ave. Duration
4h 30m
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
Rp1800000 - Rp2900000
Flights from Bamaga to Kubin via Horn Island
Ave. Duration
1h 40m
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
Rp1700000 - Rp2800000
Flights from Bamaga to Horn Island
Ave. Duration
15 min
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
Rp1700000 - Rp2800000

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