The Matahora Airport on Wangi-Wangi island has daily flights to and from Makassar (Ujung Pandang) International Airport with a short stop-over in Kendari. There is also a flight from Jakarta (Soekarno-Hatta Airport) every day at 4am that leaves in time to connect with the flight leaving from Makassar. These flights are operated by Lion Air/Wings Air.
Every Wednesday, AviaStar flies Kendari-Baubau-Wakatobi and back on a small 15 passenger plane.
The airport also plans to operate Garuda Indonesia in the near future with direct flights to and from Bali.
The PELNI (National Cruise Service in Indonesia) provides service from east to west Indonesia through Wakatobi twice a month. It docks at the Pangalubelo port in Wangi-Wangi. The PELNI route is Jakarta – Surabaya – Makassar – Baubau – Wangi-Wangi.
Domestic boat transport within Southeast Sulawesi:
Kendari – Wakatobi (Wangi-Wangi)
Every Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday. Departs at 10.00 am (Kendari Harbour)
Wakatobi (Wangi-Wangi) – Kendari
Every Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday.
Departs at 10.00 am (Pangulubelo/Mandati Harbour and Ferry Harbour, Wangi-Wangi)
Bau-Bau – Wakatobi (Wangi-Wangi)
Every night at 9.00 pm (Departs from Murhum Harbour)
Wakatobi (Wangi-Wangi) – Bau-Bau
Every night at 9.00 pm (Departs from Wanci harbour and Ferry Harbour, Wangi-Wangi)