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How to get in to Aceh?

By plane

Banda Aceh is now a visa-on-arrival entry point. There are two direct international flights to Banda Aceh. Air Asia offers flights from Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, while Firefly connects four times a week from Penang. Prices of tickets range from 15 to 70 USD. Indonesian consulates and embassies abroad also issue 60 day tourist visas.

Domestically, there are daily flights between Jakarta and Banda Aceh by Garuda Indonesia, Lion Air via Medan and Sri Wijaya. Sri Wijaya is the cheapest but Lion Air and Garuda fly generally newer aircraft.

Plane General Schedule

Garuda Indonesia

Banda Aceh – Medan – Jakarta
Departure Time: 07:45, 11:30, 15:45Jakarta – Medan – Banda Aceh
Arrive Time: 13:25, 15:45, 18:35


Lion Air

Banda Aceh – Medan – Jakarta
Departure time: 06:00, 12:15, 16:35

Jakarta – Medan – Banda Aceh
Arrive time: 10:15, 15:05, 20:55


Sriwijaya Air

Banda Aceh – Medan – Jakarta
Departure time: 15:20

Jakarta – Medan – Banda Aceh
Arrive time: 19:40

Air Asia

Banda Aceh – Medan
Departure time:-

Medan – Banda Aceh
Arrive time:-

Firefly Airline 
Banda Aceh – Penang
Departure time:14:20

Penang – Banda Aceh
Arrive time: 13:20


By bus

The road from Medan to Banda Aceh are now reasonable. Especially the express night buses from Medan 10 hours, 200 000 IDR are a good deal. Non express day and night buses are cheaper (150 000 IDR) and take longer 12-14 hours.

It has many bus company that serve Medan to Banda Aceh and Banda Aceh to Medan route, all the bus has every day schedule.

By boat

The Ferry from Penang to Langsa with a capacity of 138 passengers commences operation from the 21st of February and costs RM 180 return.

In Ground Transportation


You can using taxi for city local transportation. Generally, no all taxi offer you argo rate, if you want, you can negotiate the tariff. But if you not sure, ask to driver to turn on argo.



wisata aceh, visit aceh, local transport aceh, liburan ke aceh, travel ke acehLabi-labi is local public transport modals. They has fix route, usually Labi-labi only serve to short route and only pick up and dropped the passenger on main road.






Becak Mesin

Becak Mesin Aceh - VisitAceh.asia, wisata aceh, aceh tourism, visit acehThis is traditional public transport. With Becak Mesin, you can ask the driver to bring you to anywhere you want. You can negotiate the tariff. It has not official rate from government to Becak Mesin, but only Banda Aceh City government has official rate for Becak Mesin. In Banda Aceh, Becak Mesin rate is 3 000 IDR per KM.