Journey to Ambon

There are direct flights to Ambon from Jakarta, Surabaya and Makassar as well as from some smaller airports in the Moluccas and West Papua. From Jakarta, Lion Air and Garuda fly twice a day, once without a stopover. The easiest way to reach Ambon from Bali is with Garuda and Lion Air, each with a stopover in Makassar.

If you are waiting at Jakarta Airport, the Blue Sky Lounge in Terminal 1 or the Saphire D`Consulate Lounge in Terminal 2 are the perfect places to wait. There is food, WIFI, showers, comfortable armchairs and much more for 180,000 IDRs. It is located on the second floor right next to the shuttle bus stop, which travels free of charge between the international and national flight terminals. In the meantime, there is also the Sky Train, which departs from the airport opposite. For the bus or train journey one should plan at least 30 minutes. Who has little time, can fall back instead on taxis, to recommend are taxis of the mark Bluebird, which account after taximeter. There are also some transport applications like GRAB, GOCAR, and more available in Indonesia, with which you can find a private taxi. To use the apps you have to download it to your mobile phone. 

Indonesian airlines are prone to delays, please allow sufficient time for connecting flights. Some airlines only give 10 kilos of free baggage allowance, but excess baggage can be carried for a fee of 25,000 IDR – 50,000 IDR per kilo. With a nice smile and the friendly statement that you had diving gear with you, you can often give it up for free. Tall people should try to book seats at the emergency exit.