COVID-19 Travel restrictions may apply in Indonesia. Learn More.

There are 6 ways to get from Jakarta to Balige by plane, taxi, ferry, bus, car or car ferry

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Recommended option

Fly Soekarno–Hatta to Silangit  •  5h 59m

  1. Fly from Soekarno–Hatta (CGK) to Silangit (DTB) CGK - DTB

Rp793000 - Rp1558000

Cheapest option

Fly Jakarta Halim Perdana Kusuma to Silangit  •  5h 57m

  1. Fly from Jakarta Halim Perdana Kusuma (HLP) to Silangit (DTB) HLP - DTB

Rp743000 - Rp3348000

4 alternative options

Fly Soekarno–Hatta to Ferdinand Lumban Tobing, taxi  •  6h 36m

  1. Fly from Soekarno–Hatta (CGK) to Ferdinand Lumban Tobing (FLZ) CGK - FLZ
  2. Take a taxi from Ferdinand Lumban Tobing to Balige

Rp1343000 - Rp2708000

Ferry, bus  •  2 days 18h

  1. Take the ferry from Port of Tanjung Priok to Belawan KM Kelud
  2. Take the bus from Amplas Station to Parapat

Rp873500 - Rp1093500

Ferry, bus, taxi  •  2 days 23h

  1. Take the ferry from Port of Tanjung Priok to Belawan
  2. Take the bus from Medan to Sibolga
  3. Take a taxi from Sibolga to Balige

Rp1133500 - Rp1433500

Drive, car ferry  •  25h 18m

  1. Drive from Jakarta to Merak
  2. Take the car ferry from Merak to Bakauheni Port
  3. Drive from Bakauheni Port to Balige

Rp1304548 - Rp1944347

Jakarta → Balige
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Rules to follow in Indonesia

1m

Mandatory

Travel within Indonesia

Observe COVID-19 safety rules
Domestic border crossings may be subject to approval, testing and quarantine

COVID-19 help in Indonesia

If you need help, visit the national COVID-19 website or call the COVID-19 Helpline 119 ex 9

Frequently Asked Questions


There are currently travel restrictions within Indonesia.

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Domestic travel is not restricted, but some conditions may apply

  • Face masks are mandatory
  • There is a social distancing requirement of 1 metre
  • Observe COVID-19 safety rules
  • Domestic border crossings may be subject to approval, testing and quarantine

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The national COVID-19 helpline number in Balige is 119 ex 9.

Wearing a face mask on public transport in Balige is mandatory.

The social distance requirement in Balige is 1 metre.

Make yourself known to an official member of staff and/or call the national coronavirus helpline number on 119 ex 9.

Last updated: 10 May 2021
Exceptions may apply, for full details: Ministry of Health Indonesia.

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Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Jakarta to Balige is to ferry and bus which costs Rp850000 - Rp1100000 and takes 2 days 18h.

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The quickest way to get from Jakarta to Balige is to fly which costs Rp700000 - Rp3400000 and takes 5h 57m.

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The distance between Jakarta and Balige is 1284 km.

The best way to get from Jakarta to Balige without a car is to ferry and bus which takes 2 days 18h and costs Rp850000 - Rp1100000.

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It takes approximately 5h 59m to get from Jakarta to Balige, including transfers.

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The quickest flight from Soekarno–Hatta Airport to Silangit Airport is the direct flight which takes 2h.

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Citilink Indonesia, PT. Sriwijaya Air and Batik Air offer flights from Soekarno–Hatta Airport to Silangit Airport.

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Map of how to get from Jakarta to Balige.
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  • Distance: 1284.2 km
  • Duration: 5h 59m

What companies run services between Jakarta, Indonesia and Balige, Indonesia?

Citilink Indonesia, PT. Sriwijaya Air and Batik Air fly from Jakarta to Balige 3 times a day.

Airlines
Citilink Indonesia
Website
citilink.co.id
Flights from Soekarno–Hatta to Silangit
Ave. Duration
2h
When
Every day
Estimated price
Rp550000 - Rp2500000
Flights from Jakarta Halim Perdana Kusuma to Silangit
Ave. Duration
1h 55m
When
Every day
Estimated price
Rp700000 - Rp3300000
Wings Air
Website
lionair.co.id
Flights from Soekarno–Hatta to Ferdinand Lumban Tobing via Kuala Namu
Ave. Duration
4h 20m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
Rp1000000 - Rp5500000
PT. Sriwijaya Air
Website
sriwijayaair.co.id
Flights from Soekarno–Hatta to Silangit
Ave. Duration
2h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
Rp1000000 - Rp2500000
Batik Air
Website
batikair.com
Flights from Soekarno–Hatta to Silangit
Ave. Duration
2h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
Rp750000 - Rp1500000
Garuda Indonesia
Website
garuda-indonesia.com
Flights from Soekarno–Hatta to Ferdinand Lumban Tobing
Ave. Duration
2h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
Rp1400000 - Rp3800000
Bus operators
bus
Bus from Amplas Station to Parapat
Ave. Duration
4h 30m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
Rp60000
bus
Bus from Medan to Sibolga
Ave. Duration
8h
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
Rp150000
Schedules at
easybook.com
Ferry operators
Pelni
Phone
+62 21 6385 4130
Email
infopelni162@pelni.co.id
Website
pelni.co.id
Ferry from Port of Tanjung Priok to Belawan
Ave. Duration
2 days 11h
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
Rp410000 - Rp550000
Schedules at
pelni.co.id
Economy Class
Rp410000 - Rp550000
Economy
Rp422000
Executive
Rp527000
2nd Class A
Rp751000
1st Class A
Rp1339000
ASDP Indonesia Ferry
Phone
(021) 191
Email
pelanggan@indonesiaferry.co.id
Website
indonesiaferry.co.id
Car ferry from Merak to Bakauheni Port
Ave. Duration
2h
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
Rp15000
Schedules at
indonesiaferry.co.id
Book at
indonesiaferry.co.id
Adult Passenger
Rp15000
Bike/Motorcycle
Rp22000 - Rp120000
Car
Rp374000
Other operators
Taxi from Ferdinand Lumban Tobing to Balige
Ave. Duration
2h 5m
Estimated price
Rp600000 - Rp750000

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