Travel to Timor-Leste


Dili is well-connected internationally with direct air services daily from Denpasar (Bali), Darwin (Australia), and Atambua and Kupang (West Timor). The airlines that run these flights are Air North, Air Timor and Citilink.

Please note, most nationalities can obtain a visa upon arrival at Dili airport for 30 USD. If crossing by land from West Timor, a visa authorization form is necessary that you can obtain at any Timorese consulate/ embassy around the world. There is a departure tax upon leaving that is factored into the price of the ticket.

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Land Travel

Journeying over land between West Timor and Timor-Leste, there are daily air conditioned minibus services linking the capitals of Kupang and Dili via the border crossing near Batugade.  It is an arduous 12 hour trip through beautiful rolling hill country and along the scenic coastline west of Dili.  All nationalities, with exception of Portuguese and Indonesians, must obtain a Visa Application Authorization before arriving at the land border post. Apply in person at a Timor-Leste Embassy or Consulate (there is one in Denpasar +62 3 6123 5093 and Kupang, Tel +62 813 3936 7558) or online at the Ministry of Immigration website (allowing around 10 working days to receive a printable authorization).  Then present this document and the USD30 fee to Immigration at the border crossing.

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