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There are 7 ways to get from Jakarta to Medan by plane, train, taxi, bus, car ferry or car

Select an option below to see step-by-step directions and to compare ticket prices and travel times in Rome2rio's travel planner.

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Fly Jakarta Halim Perdana Kusuma to Kuala Namu  •  5 h 10 min

  1. Fly from Jakarta Halim Perdana Kusuma (HLP) to Kuala Namu (KNO) HLP - KNO

$65 - $140

Cheapest option

Bus, car ferry  •  2 days 4 h

  1. Take the bus from Soekarno-Hatta International Airport to Pool Damri Merak
  2. Take the car ferry from Merak to Bakauheni Port
  3. Take the bus from Bakauheni Port to Medan

$28

5 alternative options

Fly Soekarno–Hatta to Kuala Namu  •  5 h 34 min

  1. Fly from Soekarno–Hatta (CGK) to Kuala Namu (KNO) CGK - KNO

$55 - $130

Train to Husein Sastranegara, fly to Kuala Namu  •  8 h 15 min

  1. Take the train from Jakarta Gambir to Bandung
  2. Fly from Husein Sastranegara (BDO) to Kuala Namu (KNO) BDO - KNO

$60 - $197

Fly Soekarno–Hatta to Silangit Airport, taxi  •  7 h 45 min

  1. Fly from Soekarno–Hatta (CGK) to Silangit Airport (DTB) CGK - DTB
  2. Take a taxi from Silangit Airport to Medan

$123 - $273

Fly Jakarta Halim Perdana Kusuma to Silangit Airport, taxi  •  7 h 20 min

  1. Fly from Jakarta Halim Perdana Kusuma (HLP) to Silangit Airport (DTB) HLP - DTB
  2. Take a taxi from Silangit Airport to Medan

$138 - $343

Drive, car ferry  •  31 h 43 min

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

$107 - $170

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Jakarta to Medan is to bus and car ferry which costs Rp419637 and takes 2 days 4 h.

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The quickest way to get from Jakarta to Medan is to fly which costs Rp950000 - Rp2200000 and takes 5 h 10 min.

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The distance between Jakarta and Medan is 1418 km.

The best way to get from Jakarta to Medan without a car is to bus and car ferry which takes 2 days 4 h and costs Rp419637.

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It takes approximately 5 h 10 min to get from Jakarta to Medan, including transfers.

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The quickest flight from Jakarta Halim Perdana Kusuma Airport to Kuala Namu Airport is the direct flight which takes 2 h 5 min.

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Citilink Indonesia and Batik Air offer flights from Jakarta Halim Perdana Kusuma Airport to Kuala Namu Airport.

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There are 151+ hotels available in Medan. Prices start at $10 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Jakarta to Jakarta Halim Perdana Kusuma Airport is to bus which takes 30 min and costs Rp40000.

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Map of how to get from Jakarta to Medan.
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  • Distance: 886.4 miles
  • Duration: 5 h 10 min

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

Citilink Indonesia and Batik Air fly from Jakarta to Medan every 4 hours.

Airlines
Lion Mentari Airlines
Website
lionair.co.id
Flights from Soekarno–Hatta to Kuala Namu
Ave. Duration
2 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$40 - $130
Flights from Husein Sastranegara to Kuala Namu
Ave. Duration
2 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$70 - $230
Flights from Husein Sastranegara to Kuala Namu via Hang Nadim
Ave. Duration
4 h 40 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$75 - $240
Batik Air
Website
batikair.com
Flights from Jakarta Halim Perdana Kusuma to Kuala Namu
Ave. Duration
2 h 18 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$65 - $170
Flights from Soekarno–Hatta to Kuala Namu
Ave. Duration
2 h 21 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$60 - $180
Flights from Soekarno–Hatta to Silangit Airport
Ave. Duration
2 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$70 - $270
Garuda Indonesia
Website
garuda-indonesia.com
Flights from Soekarno–Hatta to Kuala Namu
Ave. Duration
2 h 24 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$70 - $190
Flights from Soekarno–Hatta to Silangit Airport
Ave. Duration
2 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $350
Citilink Indonesia
Website
Flights from Jakarta Halim Perdana Kusuma to Kuala Namu
Ave. Duration
2 h 16 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$55 - $130
Flights from Soekarno–Hatta to Kuala Namu
Ave. Duration
2 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$45 - $130
Flights from Husein Sastranegara to Kuala Namu
Ave. Duration
2 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$65 - $180
Flights from Jakarta Halim Perdana Kusuma to Silangit Airport
Ave. Duration
2 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$70 - $260
PT. Sriwijaya Air
Website
sriwijayaair.co.id
Flights from Soekarno–Hatta to Kuala Namu
Ave. Duration
2 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$45 - $170
Flights from Soekarno–Hatta to Silangit Airport
Ave. Duration
2 h 6 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$55 - $190
Indonesia AirAsia
Website
airasia.com
Flights from Husein Sastranegara to Kuala Namu via Singapore Changi
Ave. Duration
4 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $550
Train operators
Kereta API
Phone
021-121
Website
kai.id
Train from Jakarta Gambir to Bandung
Ave. Duration
3 h 16 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$1 - $9
Website
kai.id
Book at
tiket.com
Economy
$1 - $9
Business
$4 - $8
Executive
$6 - $13
Bus operators
Damri
Website
damri.co.id
Bus from Soekarno-Hatta International Airport to Pool Damri Merak
Ave. Duration
3 h
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$4
Schedules at
busbandara.com
Putra Pelangi
Email
info@putrapelangi.com
Website
putrapelangi.com
Bus from Bakauheni Port to Medan
Ave. Duration
44 h 46 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$20
Schedules at
putrapelangi.com
Ferry operators
ASDP Indonesia Ferry
Phone
(021) 191
Website
indonesiaferry.co.id
Car ferry from Merak to Bakauheni Port
Ave. Duration
2 h
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$1
Schedules at
indonesiaferry.co.id
Adult Passenger
$1
Bike/Motorcycle
$1 - $8
Car
$25
Other operators
Taxi from Silangit Airport to Medan
Ave. Duration
3 h 50 min
Estimated price
$65 - $80

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