Ruteng RTG (Satartacik)

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Ruteng airport info

The Satartacik Airport is 2km southeast of Ruteng town, and flights are usually met by hotel reps offering free rides. Transnusa offers flights from Ruteng to Kupang (four weekly) all via Ende. Merpati has two weekly flights to Kupang via Ende, though cancellations are frequent on this route.

Departure tax at Ruteng airport

When flying within Indonesia, everyone must pay a departure tax that may vary from airport to airport. In general, expect a departure tax between Rp. 20,000 and Rp. 40,000. Make sure you have this amount in Rupiahs as the departure tax must be paid at the airport before you proceed to the departures area.

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Airports near Ruteng

The following airports are very close to Ruteng. As prices can differ remarkably you may want to check flights to these airports. Then, in case of finding a good fare, catch a bus, boat or train to your destination city.

Airlines which serve Ruteng airport

Merpati Kupang,

Ruteng city info

Ruteng is a small town on the western end of Flores Island, Indonesia. It is the capital of West Manggarai regency. This lesser port town on Flores Island in Indonesia is east of the more prominent Labuanbajo community. Like its neighbor, this port is also used as a stepping off point for komodo dragon wildlife tours, though it isn't nearly as close to Komodo National Park.

Whether you area heading to Komodo and the eastern islands of extensive protected wildlife and or towards the east in search of incredible peaks and mountains it is likely that you will find Ruteng a convenient stopping point. Ruteng is a beautiful place to explore when passing trough or residing in any of the coastal area in the west, southwest and northwest of the Flores Island. Golo Curu (also known as 'Welcome Mountain') is Ruteng's major highlight. Visitors can cross the bridge out of town and then hike up the mountain to a lovely overlook point. Ruteng is known in local circles as a market town. The streets are broad and shaded, and the market on Kartini Street hosts consumers and merchants from the surrounding hill country. Anyone staying overnight in Ruteng has a great chance to explore the local culture.

The population is predominantly Roman Catholic, but still preserve the ancient Manggarai custom of caci (whip fighting), which is usually practiced at weddings, and serves as a tourist attraction. The best time to go is during the April to October dry season.