Maternal and infant mortality rate in Indonesia remain high and Indonesia faces health service disparitiesacross districts. Maternity waiting homes as an innovation to get mothers closer to health facilities.This study aimed to analyze factors related to the utilization of maternity waiting homes in Adaut healthcentre of Selaru Sub District, Maluku Tenggara Barat. A total of 87 mothers were used for the analysis.This study was a cross sectional method. Cross tabulation and chi-square were used for analysis withsignificance level of 5% and confidence interval of 95%. Our analysis shows that only 18.7 percent ofmothers utilize maternity waiting homes. Bivariate analysis shows that distance and time to travel areassociated with utilization of maternity waiting homes. Mothers had traveling time >60 minutes had0.19-fold lower odds to utilize maternity waiting homes compared to mothers who had traveling timeof 30-60 minutes. Furthermore, mothers live within 25 km are 16 tims higher odds to utilized maternitywaiting homes. Therefore, it is important to consider distance and traveling times in order to increase theutilization of maternity waiting homes.