Kupang is a city in West Timor and the provincial capital of East Nusa Tenggara.

Get in

El Tari Airport

By plane

Kupang's El Tari Airport (IATA: KOE) has services to Surabaya, Denpasar, Jakarta, Maumere, Ende and many other remote regions in East Nusa Tenggara.

There are no flights to Dili!

By bus

Kupang is a 12-hour bus ride away from Dili, East Timor.

Get around

You can use "Microbus" (locally called bemo). The uniqueness of public transportation in the city of Kupang is due to the appearance filled with accessories, decorations and music blaring.


Kupang Lighthouse, and the anchorage for yachts that took part in Sail Indonesia in 2004


If you like loud music, you can try "Diskotek Berjalan" style of Kupang.



Kupang is famous for seafood in Indonesia. Also, "Jagung Bose" is found only in Kupang. If you want to eat corn fuel, you can buy it along the sidewalk on the street El Tari (in front of the Governor's office).


Go next

No ferry from Kupang to Dili is running as of January 22, 2012. You can currently only go to Dili via land. For all nationalities except Portuguese and Indonesian, a free 'Visa Authorisation Letter' must be obtained from the East Timorese Consulate prior to reaching the land border. As of May 26th, 2015, all EU passport holders do not need a visa to East Timor due to an agreement signed between th EU and East Timor government. All EU passport holders get free enterance to E.T for 90 days.

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