East Timor Transportation

  • Motorcycling Tutuala
    Motorcycling Tutuala
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  • Filling the tank
    Filling the tank
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    Mikrolet #10 in Dili
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East Timor Transportation

  • Filling the fuel tank

    While traveling in East Timor, if you are using public transit, you do not need to pay attention to this tip. However if that is true, you will also be among the exceptionally few people who travel to Timor for leisure and do so on the extreme budget requiring the uncomfortable and unsafe public transit.There are a few regular fuel stations in...

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  • Dili-Kupang by minibus

    We took the Timortravel minibus from Dili to Kupang and we think it is the most convenient way to travel over land between East and West Timor. The minibus leaves Dili in the morning; after a change of buses at the border village of Motaain it arrives in Kupang after nightfall. It picks you up at the address where you stay and drops you off at the...

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  • The Oecusse-Dili ferry

    A ferry sails three times a week between Dili and Pante Makasar, the capital of the Oecusse enclave. It is the only way to travel between the two parts of Timor-Leste if you do not want to cross Indonesian soil (not counting the helicopters for UN personnel). The ferry leaves in the afternoon and arrives before daybreak. Monday, Wednesday and...

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  • Travel from Australia to Europe without...

    Well, it is possible.Get to Darwin in Australia and Perkins Shipping Group Pty operate a barge that runs Darwin-Dili-Singapore (and reverse) 3 times a month. check their website at www.perkins.com.au for schedules and contact details, you would have to ring up and arrange in advance for passage. This is not a luxury boat - it is a freight barge,...

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  • The easy way to East Timor from Kupang

    now we have the easy way to Dili-East Timor from Kupang, if you want to see the view on the way to Dili from Kupang, we can take travel, Timor Tour And Travel, start from 8.00 am Kupang and arrive in Dili at 7.00pm , one day journey. And in Dili, we can rent a car from company or private car to go to all around East Timor. So no problem to reach...

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  • Few Flights to Get to Timor-Leste

    When we were organising the trip, we realised that connections were few and infrequent. As we departed from Singapore, the only way we could get there is via Bali where we caught on to a Mertapi flight to Dili.The airport itself is very basic and I still ses the UN Officers at the airport. Well, there are many UN choppers and planes at the small...

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  • Around Timor Leste

    The most efficient way to get around Timor Leste is to drive yourself around. The locals get around on motorcycles or squash onto truck and buses that serve as public transport. When I say squash, I MEAN SQUASH.Do yourself a favour and drive.

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  • East Timor from Kupang by land

    There are 2 ways to go to Dili by bus which is actually a van. Locals call it 'beast' or 'best', derived from bus but with their own pronounciation.1. Use vans provided by travel agencies whose offices are normally located in Kupang centre. The van will stop at Atambua for a meal before proceed to Motaain (or 'Perbatasan' meaning border). After...

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  • from Bali or Darwin???

    U may fly to the capital Dili from Denpasar, Bali/ Indonesia or from Darwin, N. territory, Australia. Coming from Europe I normally choose the first option. No safe, reliable boat connection to the island.Buy the airfare locally. When in Bali, I used Arowana travel agency.For Civil Aviation rules and regulations you can download here .Timor Leste...

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  • Getting to Atauro Island

    To get to Atauro Island, the only way is by boat/ferry. When I was there, I travelled on the KMP Sereia do Mar, a ferry from Indonesia to Atauro Island. The ferry ride was very comfortable as it has an air-conditioned cabin on the 2nd deck (get into the air-con cabin only after your ticket stubs have been torn). Your belongings (if is just a...

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  • Less comfortable than back home...

    ...but do u mind???Roads from the capital DILI to the south, Maubisse, Ainaro and Same, or to the east, Baucau, Laga and Los Palos are no good, but generally paved. There are some local busses, departing from the three "bus stations", another alternative is to hire a local truck for a few days' trip!

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East Timor Hotels

  • Discovery Inn

    Avenida Presidente Nicolau Lobato, Dili, East Timor

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Families

  • Timor Lodge Hotel

    Comoro Road, Near the airport, Dili, East Timor

    Satisfaction: Average

    Good for: Business

  • Hotel Dili

    Av. Direitos Humanos, Lecidere, Dili, East Timor

    Satisfaction: Average

    Good for: Solo

  • Hotel Timor

    My girlfriend and I initially planned to stay at The Esplande Hotel in Dili however when we booked...

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  • Dili Beach Hotel

    Avenida de Portugal, Dili, East Timor

    Satisfaction: Average

    Good for: Solo

  • Hotel Turismo

    Av dos Direitos Humanos, Lecidere, Dili, East Timor

    Satisfaction: Poor

    Good for: Couples

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