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    Fly Garuda Indonesia

    by meiyergani Updated Jun 28, 2014

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    Kualanamu Medan

    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
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    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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    Car: Medan- Parapet-Berstagi-Medan

    by Shakeel78692 Written Oct 14, 2008

    Thanks Pamela..

    I am able to get in touch with Samosir Cottage. He promised to arrange a car from Parapet to Medan via Berstagi for Rp 750,000 (One way). Also from Rp 600,000 to pick from Medan to Parapet.

    Regards

    Shakeel

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    Medan to Prapat

    by Shakeel78692 Written Oct 7, 2008

    Hi Guys

    I want to travel in the morning (26Oct'08) to Parapat, Samosir and come back to Medan airport next day evening (27Oct'08 on or before 8:00 Pm) but passing via Berastagi. Please advice for best transport means and hotel stay.

    Bes Regards

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    Polonia International Airport

    by explore_discover Written Feb 13, 2008

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    The Airport is located very near to the city (infact with in the city) most hotels can be reached with in 15 minutes max by Taxi or by the Becak, you need to do isavoid the Taxi Company Agents and Tauts 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 adjecent 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 accomodation, it took less then 15 minutes.

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    Trans Sumatra by ALS Bus Service

    by explore_discover Written Dec 3, 2007

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    Are you crazy? That is what my host said when I asked him to book me a seat on a bus from Medan to Jakarta and I said YES I am. Took ALS Bus leaving Medan (Terminal at Jalan Sisangamaraja) to Yogjakarta via Jakarta at 3.00 PM and arrived in Cikaranag Terminal at 3.00 PM 2 days later. 2 Nights and 2 Days crossing zig zag roads of Sumatra Passing the Lake Toba with spectecular scenary and crossing the Sunda Seas on Ferry, sittiting of the Front Seat (#1) with a clear view ahead.

    An Adventure of a life time stopping at almost every noteable city/town of Sumatra, Ticket Cost that time IDR215000.00 for Airconditioned Bus. The Foods/Drinks on the way are not very expensive, just a little higher then the usual prices which is justified

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