"Dili-Kupang by minibus" Top 5 Page for this destination East Timor Transportation Tip by theo1006
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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 address of your destination. One can also go part of the way, to Atambua, Kefamenanu, or Soe. The fare for Dili to Kupang was USD 20 or Rp 200,000 (July 2009), the bus takes no more than 11 passengers, but there may go four buses simultaneously.
We had bought our ticket the day before at the Timortravel office. Scheduled time of departure was 8 am. When we got impatient by 8:30 the receptionist at our hotel laughed: 'Timortravel is always late'. Eventually the bus showed up at 9. It then rushed to the border, vainly trying to overtake others. At the border it became clear why: everyone rushed and elbowed to the one window of the Timor-Leste immigration office to have their passport stamped. After that one has to clear Indonesian customs who go through your luggage and Indonesian immigration who check your visa. Once past these hurdles another minibus with Indonesian license plate is waiting for the rest of the journey. A stop for lunch at Atambua; more stops at the Timortravel offices in Kefa and Soe.
Adresses and phone numbers: Timor Tour Travel & Cargo
Head Office Atambua, Jalan Sukarno 43, Atambua. T +62.389.22292, -22455, M +62.868.1212 6643.
Branch Office Dili, Jalan 15 Oktober no 17, Audian, Dili; T +670.390.333 1014, M +670 723 5093.
Branch Office Kupang, Jalan Timor Raya no 8, Kupang. T +62.380.881 543, -882 125, M +62.81.2379 4199.
Branch Office Kefa, Jalan El Tari km 4, Kefamenanu. T +62.388.31320.
Branch Office Soe, Jalan Gajah Mada, Soe. T +62.388.21710, M +62.81.2663 2042.
Branch Office Surabaya, Jalan Kalisosok no 37, Surabaya. T +62.31.352 8093, -352 8055, M +62.81.2302 0006.
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