Medan Transportation

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    Medan Raiway Station
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    RAILINK:Train Medan - Kualanamu

    by meiyergani Written Dec 18, 2015

    Kualanamu International Airport is located at Deli Serdang District, is about 40 KM from Medan to the east, there are many transportation from Kualanamu International Airport to ge to Medan, the capital city of North Sumatra Province....at the exit gate of the airport, you would find a bus at the right corner, a taxi pool on the left corner and a train station just face to face with the exit gate.

    RAILINK is an Air conditioned Executive Train is a convenient way to get to Medan city, From Kualanamu International Airport to Medan city vise verse would take only 30 minutes by train and cost IDR 100,000 one way....the train would stop at Medan city center, just side by side with "Merdeka Walk" and only 5 minutes walking distance to a big Post Office of Medan city.
    The train was scheduled every one hour, the first train from Medan to Kualanamu is depart eary in the morning at 04.00 AM and the last train from Medan to Kualanamu at 20.30 (08.30 PM) while the first train from Kualanamu to Medan is early in the mornig at 04.45 AM and the last train from Kualanamu to Medan at 22.00 ( 10.00 PM)

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    Ferry to Penang

    by lotharscheer Updated Oct 7, 2015

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    The ferry from Medan (Balawan) to Penang is not running anymore, but there are several low cost airlines like Air Asia, Firefly, Lion Air.
    The ferry from Dumai to Malakka (and Port Klang) is still running.
    http://www.lionair.co.id/
    http://www.fireflyz.com.my/
    http://www.airasia.com/my/en/home.page

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    Bus to Bukit Lawang

    by lotharscheer Updated Jun 26, 2015

    From Medan take a bus to Bukit Lawang leaving from the Terminal Pinang Baris (get there with a Ankutan / minibus) and running very frequent, it will take about 4 hours an did cost about 25000 Rupies in 2012.

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    Medan Have New Airport

    by explore_discover Updated Jan 27, 2015

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    Update

    ***Medan Have new Airport now, Kuala Namu (AITA Code KNO) since July 2013 which replace the Old Polonia Airport Medan MES )
    There are DAMRI Bus Service to Medan City IRD10,000-15,000
    I have not been travelled to KNO yet

    http://www.kualanamu-airport.co.id/id/guides/transportation
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    The Airport is located very near to the city (in fact with in the city) most hotels can be reached with in 15 minutes max by Taxi or by the Becak, you need to do is avoid the Taxi Company Agents come out from the terminal parking lot, walk a little and cross the street infront you will find Motor Becaks standing. It cost cheaper then airport taxi (IDR10,000 to 15,000) while Taxi company have fixed charges over IDR45,000.

    Domestic and International Arrivals are handled with in same terminal since the Original Domestic Terminal was destroyed because of fire. All terminals are adjacent and only few minutes walk away from each other.

    Motorcycles (Ojeks) also available if you dont have heavy or large size luggage.

    On my return from Medan I walked to the airport from my accommodation, it took less then 15 minutes.

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    Fly Garuda Indonesia

    by meiyergani Updated Jun 28, 2014

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    Garuda Indonesia Airways now fly directly from Jakarta Soekarno Hatta Airport to Medan Kuala Namu International Airport 9 times a day vise verse and would take about 2 hours 20 minutes.
    The schedule is oke, departure and arrival always on time.... breakfast, lunch or diner is include during your flight

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    Bus to Lake Toba

    by lotharscheer Updated May 10, 2011

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    From Medan, Terminal Amplas take a Sejahtera Bus to Parapat (it goes about every hour in the daytime to the ferry pier in Parapat, no aircon and 5 seats in a row), Rp 22000, 4-5 hours.
    Ferry to Tuk Tuk every hour from 7 am, Rp 7000.
    For more comfort take a Kijang/shared taxi maybe Rp 65000.

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    Fly with Jatayu to Medan from Jakarta

    by Chyan Updated Apr 4, 2011

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    Jatayu Airlines flies you to Medan from Jakarta at S$130 (around Rp 600,000), including taxes. Pay domestic airport tax at Rp 16,000. It's advisable to check the rates at Jakarta Soekarno-Hatta International Airport in Cengkareng rather than checking Jatayu's web-site for rates.

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    Bemo from Terminal Amplas to Terminal Pinang Baris

    by lotharscheer Written Feb 13, 2011

    Take yellow Bemo # 64 from Terminal Amplas to Terminal Pinang Baris (via Maimonides palace, near the backpacker area at Grande Mosque), Rp 5000, take white Bemo MR X if you want to go from Terminal Amplas to Grande Mosque, Rp 3000

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    Recommended Driver and Car in North Sumatra

    by pPamela Written Dec 22, 2010

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    Hi,

    Yes, you will find cheap prices in Bali because there are loads of tourists using the services.
    In North Sumatra there are few tourists so prices will be so much higher.
    I have a contact in Medan who would be able to quote a price for you.
    His details are here
    http://forum.indahnesia.com/topic/9598/0/bob_-_recommended_tour_guide_in_medan_with_large_van.php
    Pamela

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  • Motorised Becak

    by aj01kok Updated Aug 19, 2010

    Becaks are everywhere and are cheaper than taxis. Just have to confirm the price before you hop on. We paid rp10,000 and rp15,000 for our rides. We didn't know how far a place was and how long the ride would take so we didn't really bargain. I think for shorter distances (less than 5 minutes ride), we could probably have gotten the ride for rp5,000. The rides saved time and energy.

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    By "Minibus-taxi" to Medan

    by globetrott Updated May 18, 2009

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    Real Taxis to Medan are about 75 US$ one way but there are minibuses as well and we payed 25 $ for it, haggling is essential and also to fix the price in advance. Dont expect any comfort, no safety-belts nor anything else to get some hold in case of an accident. Drivers will speed even when it is just for a few meters and the side-door of these buses will always stay open.
    For these 25 US$ we got a ride of 3 hours from Belawan (the next port, where our ship had docked) to Medan and back, including a citytour that was worth the trouble, BUT I guess the next time I would prefer a real taxi or to take the official bustour, offered by the ship.
    Our Minibus had a driver who did not speak any english and an extra "tourguide" speaking a bit of english but giving no tourist-informations, just translating a bit and explaining to the driver where to go.

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    FERRY TO SAMOSIR ISLAND (*)

    by ancient_traveler Written May 8, 2009

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    Parapat is connected to Tomok and Tuk Tuk on the Samosir Island by boat/ferry that run every 1-2 hours, the last one at 6:00 pm.

    Self proclaimed 'Tourist Hunters' may befriend you on the boat but are harmless and often helpful to find things, arrangements etc.

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    SUDAKO

    by ancient_traveler Written May 8, 2009

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    Sudako, the mini van is one of the public transportation in Medan. Easily recognized from the yellow color, besides blue. It stops wherever the passengers want, as long as it is still in the route, cause there is no particular bus stop for it. Hence, it contributes quite a lot to the bad traffic jam in town.

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    BY PLANE

    by ancient_traveler Written May 8, 2009

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    Medan's international airport is known as Polonia International Airport (MES) and is located about 15 minutes from the city.

    There are direct flights to/from Jakarta, Pekanbaru, Batam and other cities.
    AirAsia to/from Jakarta
    Kartika Airlines to/from Batam and Jakarta
    Merpati
    Garuda
    Lion Air to Jakarta and Banda Aceh
    Linus Airways

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    AROUND SAMOSIR ISLAND

    by ancient_traveler Written May 8, 2009

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    It may be obvious but just remember there are no taxis around Tuk Tuk.

    Sure you can walk the small part of the island in an hour or so but if you are heading out for the night plan ahead on how you will get back home. The locals are very friendly people who will go out of their way to help. However, some corners of the island are very quiet at night and you may find yourself on a long long walk.

    Most of the cottages and guest houses at Tuk Tuk will rent you a very serviceable bicycle for a nominal fee, this is a very much preferred way to get around, but be very careful for the cars as nobody looks and there does not seem to be any right side of the road, even when its the left side.

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