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City CodeDIL
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Flight Time28~29 hours
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The flight time to Dili is approximately 28~29 hours. Find out more about the history, economy, climate and transportation options before you visit Dili.


Dili city is a capital of East Timor which lies on the northern side of Timor. Dili city is the biggest city and the commercial center and major port of East Timor. The estimated size of Dili city is 48.27 kilometers squared. In 2015 census, the estimated population of Dili city was 222,323. In Dili city pottery, perfume, and soap are produced and processing of coffee. Dili has Koppen climate, dry and tropical wet climate.

Voice of Travelers to Dili

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In August last year, I decided to visit East Timor, the Dili city. This was as a result of its famous tourist attraction sites. The first step was to acquire an air ticket together with accommodation in Dili. After buying an air ticket, my journey was set to start in a couple of days using Sriwijaya air. The journey started as expected and it took me five hours and twenty minutes to get to Dili. While on board, snacks were served as breakfast. My first visit in Dili was the Cristo Rei de Dili which is the statue of Jesus located at the eastern end of Dili. Next visit was Santa Cruz Cemetery, where the massacre took place. Other places where I paid a visit was Jesus Backside Beach, Baucau, Atauro island, Mount Matebian and Jaco island.

My stay in Dili

I traveled to Baucau two months ago. Stayed at Pousada de Baucau. When there I made friends with a local guy who worked on reception. We hired a 4WD car for US$300 and went on a six-hour tour to mount Matabien, Venilale and the local lakes. It was amazing and a worthwhile experience.

Dili Travelers' Frequently Asked Questions

Q. How should I book my ticket?

A. Visit a travel agent. Travel agents don’t receive a commission for booking air ticket and hence they will only book an air ticket if you ask them to, and generally as part of the package. Book directly. Most of the airlines will also let you buy a ticket through their websites. The only problem with direct purchase is that you will not be able to run a side-by-side comparison with the competing airlines. Buy your ticket through an online travel agency. Online agencies such as Expedia give you a chance to access different air tickets and compare them.

Q. Where is the safest place to do your exercise in Dili city?

A. In Dili city, you run wherever you want. Mostly the westerners run near Areia Branca Beach or on the road near to the main embassies. However, Dili city is the safest places to do anything during the daylight hours. If you are a female, you need to take care although most men are respectful but as everywhere else not all men are respectful. Run along the beach front in Dili anytime but morning hours is cooler.

Q. What is the estimated living cost and house rent in Dili?

A. Housing costs can vary a lot depending on the standards you expect. A mid-range house might rent for USD 500 to USD 1000, but it might not include cleaning and security. You can also get a room with a lower price, but they might be in poor conditions. Cars will depend on your preferences and the places you want to visit.

Q. How do I know whether I really have a ticket?

A. Most of the airline tickets are known travel document or e-tickets. The details are stored in a database that can be accessed when needed. Immediately your travel agent sends you your confirmation message, visit their website and confirm the status of your e-ticket. A valid e-ticket will be displayed as issued and ready for use. A good e-ticket will be valid till you check in.

Dili - Direct Flights to Major Airports

Airports handling direct flights to Presidente Nicolau Lobato International Airport ・Singapore Changi International Airport ・Darwin International Airport ・Ngurah Rai International Airport

Flight Routes to Dili

The main airport in Dili is Presidente Nicolau Lobato International Airport. Presidente Nicolau Lobato International Airport offers nonstop flights to three cities. Currently, there are six airplanes which operate out of Presidente Nicolau Lobato International Airport. Forty international flights depart from Presidente Nicolau Lobato International Airport, but there are zero domestic flights.