Dili - Post Report Question and Answers

What is your home city/country? How long is the trip to post from there, with what connections? How easy/difficult is it to travel to this city/country?

Home is Philadelphia. Currently very challenging to get to Dili because of limited flights; there are no regular commercial flights, and only a few irregular charter options per month. Hopefully, if Singapore reopens more, air service will improve. - Aug 2021

St. Louis, MO is home. It's frustratingly difficult to get to Dili. Our family's first time flying to post through Dallas, Seoul, and Bali took over 70 hours because of a missed connection in Seoul. If everything goes right while you're traveling, it can still take 30 hours or more to get home. You can only get into Dili through Singapore, Bali, and Darwin (Australia). - Sep 2017

St. Louis, Missouri. This presents a challenges. It typically takes around 35 hours plus but with just one delay that can go up substantially, expect an overnight somewhere. Last summer our trip to St. Louis took 48 hours and 72 hours coming back with two overnight layovers. You really have to be patient and with the changes on government travel it can really try your patience. For those government travelers definitely get your Government Travel Card. - May 2017

Home is difficult to define. Traveling to and from Timor-Leste is very difficult. The only readily accessible locations are Bali, Indonesia and Darwin, Australia, which are each within 2 hours. Three times a week there is a flight to Singapore, but most people transit via Bail given the regular flights and lower costs. - Sep 2016

DC - this is probably the most remote location ever from DC. Travel could be 26 to 36 hours depending on routes. Most folks relax in Bali on route! - Nov 2013

Washington DC. About 24 hours flying time. Connections are through Bali, Singapore or Darwin, Australia. There are not daily flights into/out of Dili. - Apr 2013

Washington DC, and it is around 24 hours of flying time. - Mar 2010

Washington DC and it is around 24 hours of flying time. - Mar 2010

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