How to travel from Jakarta to Ambon Island, Indonesia

The distance between Jakarta and Ambon Island is around 2,451km (1,523 miles) and the quickest way to get there is to fly which takes around 4h 40m.

4 routes found

We've found 4 different ways to get from Jakarta to Ambon Island by plane, train, ferry and bus. The recommended routes, which include information on duration, ticket price, and level of difficulty, can be found below.

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Fly

Fly from Soekarno–Hatta (CGK) to Ambon (AMQ).

  • Duration4h 40m
  • Flight time3h 35m
  • Typical cost
    IDR 3,534,795($235)
Operated by

Garuda Indonesia

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Bus and Ferry

Take the bus to Surabaya Kota then take a ferry to Namlea and then to Galala.

  • Duration3 days 13h
  • Departsonce a week
  • Typical cost
    IDR 973,565($65)
Operated by

Multiple operators

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Train and Ferry

Take the train to Surabaya Pasar Turi then take a ferry to Namlea and then to Galala.

  • Duration3 days 10h
  • Departsonce a week
  • Typical cost
    IDR 898,675($60)
Operated by

Multiple operators

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Frequently asked questionsabout travel between Jakarta and Ambon Island

There are several options for getting from Jakarta to Ambon Island by plane, train, ferry and bus. The cheapest option is to take the train and then take a ferry which costs around IDR 838,765 ($56) and will take around 3 days 21h. If you need to get there more quickly, you can fly and arrive in approximately 4h 40m, though it is a bit more costly at approximately IDR 3,534,795 ($235).

The distance between Jakarta and Ambon Island is around 2,451km (1,523 miles). In a direct line (as the crow flies), the distance is 2,371km (1,473 miles)

It takes around 4h 40m to get from Jakarta and Ambon Island by plane.

The quickest way to get from Jakarta to Ambon Island is to fly which takes around 4h 40m and will set you back approx IDR 3,534,795 ($235).

The cheapest way to travel between Jakarta and Ambon Island is to take the train and then take a ferry which will typically cost around IDR 838,765 ($56) for a standard one-way ticket.

Train travel

There is no train service that runs between Jakarta and Ambon Island. We recommend that you fly from Soekarno–Hatta (CGK) to Ambon (AMQ). instead which will take 4h 40m.

Bus travel

Sorry, looks like there is no bus service that runs between Jakarta and Ambon Island. We recommend that you fly from Soekarno–Hatta (CGK) to Ambon (AMQ). instead which will take 4h 40m.

Flights and Airlines

Yes you can fly from Jakarta and Ambon Island. Flights depart from Soekarno–Hatta (CGK) and arrive at Ambon (AMQ). The flight takes around 3h 35m.

Yes there is a direct flight between Jakarta and Ambon Island with no stop-overs required. Flights typically take around 3h 35m.

Garuda Indonesia, Batik Air, Citilink Indonesia, Lion Mentari Airlines and PT. Sriwijaya Air fly between Jakarta and Ambon Island. Flights depart from Soekarno–Hatta (CGK) and and arrive into Ambon (AMQ). These flights usually take around 3h 35m.

The flight from Jakarta to Ambon Island typically takes around 3h 35m. Flights depart from Soekarno–Hatta (CGK) and and arrive into Ambon (AMQ).

The closest major airport to Ambon Island is Pattimura Airport (AMQ) (AMQ) which is approximately 7km (4 miles) from Ambon Island. Namlea Airport (NAM) (NAM) and Sam Ratulangi International Airport (MDC) (MDC) are also nearby and might be a better alternative airport depending on where you are flying from.

Drive yourself

No, its not really possible or feasible to drive from Jakarta to Ambon Island. We recommend that you fly from Soekarno–Hatta (CGK) to Ambon (AMQ). instead which will take 4h 40m.

If you don't have a car, the easiest way to get from Jakarta to Ambon Island is to fly which takes, on average, 4h 40m and will usually cost around IDR 3,534,795 ($235).

How do I get from Jakarta to Ambon Island

Compare travel optionsbetween Jakarta and Ambon Island

Transport options from Jakarta to Ambon Island
Transport optionDurationCostFrequencyDistance
Fly
4h 40m
IDR 3,534,795($235)
hourly2,451km (1,523 miles)
Bus and Ferry
3 days 13h
IDR 973,565($65)
once a week2,821km (1,753 miles)
Train and Ferry + 1 similar
3 days 10h
IDR 898,675($60)
once a week2,762km (1,716 miles)
Train to Surabaya Pasar Turi, Ferry3 days 21h
IDR 838,765($56)
once a week2,736km (1,700 miles)

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Airports near Ambon Island

The following major airports near Ambon Island offer regular flights to various popular destinations within Indonesia and internationally.

AMQ
Pattimura Airport (AMQ)
Domestic Airport
Distance
7km (4 miles) from Ambon Island
NAM
Namlea Airport (NAM)
Domestic Airport
Distance
118km (73 miles) from Ambon Island
MDC
Sam Ratulangi International Airport (MDC)
International Airport
Distance
675km (419 miles) from Ambon Island