How to travel from Jambi to Banda Aceh, Indonesia

The distance between Jambi and Banda Aceh is around 1,244km (773 miles) and the quickest way to get there is to fly which takes around 3h 40m.

4 routes found

We've found 4 different ways to get from Jambi to Banda Aceh by plane, bus and car. The recommended routes, which include information on duration, ticket price, and level of difficulty, can be found below.

👋 Also check out Banda AcehJambi if you're planning a return trip.

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Fly

Fly from Jambi (DJB) to Banda Aceh (BTJ).

  • Duration3h 40m
  • Flight time3h 20m
  • Typical cost
    IDR 2,261,670($150)
Operated by

Wings Air

+ 3 others
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4 x bus
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Bus

Take the bus to Palembang, Terminal AKAP BRPS then Medan Putra Pelangi and then to Bandah Aceh Terminal Batoh.

  • Duration2 days 5h
  • Departsonce daily
  • Typical cost
    IDR 823,790($55)
Operated by

Multiple bus operators

1 similiar route

We’ve grouped similar routes together, click the arrows to see the other options.

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car
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Drive

Drive to Banda Aceh.

  • Duration24h 40m
  • Distance1,698km (1,055 miles)
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Frequently asked questionsabout travel between Jambi and Banda Aceh

There are several options for getting from Jambi to Banda Aceh by plane, bus and car. The cheapest option is to take the bus which costs around IDR 823,790 ($55) and will take around 2 days 5h. If you need to get there more quickly, you can fly and arrive in approximately 3h 40m, though it is a bit more costly at approximately IDR 2,261,670 ($150).

The distance between Jambi and Banda Aceh is around 1,244km (773 miles). In a direct line (as the crow flies), the distance is 1,219km (757 miles)

It takes around 3h 40m to get from Jambi and Banda Aceh by plane. If you are travelling by car it will take around 24h 40m to drive there.

The quickest way to get from Jambi to Banda Aceh is to fly which takes around 3h 40m and will set you back approx IDR 2,261,670 ($150).

The cheapest way to travel between Jambi and Banda Aceh, if you exclude driving, is to take the bus which will typically cost around IDR 823,790 ($55) for a standard one-way ticket.

Train travel

There is no train service that runs between Jambi and Banda Aceh. We recommend that you fly from Jambi (DJB) to Banda Aceh (BTJ). instead which will take 3h 40m.

Bus travel

Yes there is a bus that runs regularly from Jambi and Banda Aceh. It typically takes around 2 days 5h and departs once daily.

There are no direct bus services that runs from Jambi to Banda Aceh. However, you can instead can take several connecting buses with changeovers in Palembang, Terminal AKAP BRPS, Pekanbaru and Medan Putra Pelangi. These services run once daily and will take a minimum of 2 days 5h.

Lorena, Putra Pelangi and CV Sanura run regular bus services between Jambi and Banda Aceh. Buses run once daily and take around 2 days 5h on average but will vary depending on you book with.

Flights and Airlines

Yes you can fly from Jambi and Banda Aceh. Flights depart from Jambi (DJB) and arrive at Banda Aceh (BTJ) - via Kuala Namu (KNO). The flight takes around 3h 20m.

There is no direct flight from Jambi to Banda Aceh. There is however a flight that goes via Kuala Namu (KNO). This services will take at least 3h 40m (not including layover time).

The flight from Jambi to Banda Aceh typically takes around 3h 20m. Flights depart from Jambi (DJB) and and arrive into Banda Aceh (BTJ).

The closest major airport to Banda Aceh is Sultan Iskandar Muda International Airport (BTJ) (BTJ) which is approximately 12km (7 miles) from Banda Aceh. Malikus Saleh Airport (LSW) (LSW) and Kualanamu International Airport (KNO) (KNO) are also nearby and might be a better alternative airport depending on where you are flying from.

Drive yourself

Yes it is possible to drive from Jambi and Banda Aceh. The distance is around 1,698km (1,055 miles) by road and it will take around 24h 40m in normal traffic conditons.

If you don't have a car, the easiest way to get from Jambi to Banda Aceh is to fly which takes, on average, 3h 40m and will usually cost around IDR 2,261,670 ($150).

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Transport options from Jambi to Banda Aceh
Transport optionDurationCostFrequencyDistance
Fly
3h 40m
IDR 2,261,670($150)
on demand1,244km (773 miles)
Bus + 1 similar
2 days 5h
IDR 823,790($55)
once daily2,265km (1,407 miles)
Bus via Palembang2 days 8h
IDR 1,033,480($69)
once daily2,377km (1,477 miles)
Drive
24h 40m
IDR 1,422,905($95)
on demand1,698km (1,055 miles)

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Airports near Banda Aceh

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

BTJ
Sultan Iskandar Muda International Airport (BTJ)
Domestic Airport
Distance
12km (7 miles) from Banda Aceh
LSW
Malikus Saleh Airport (LSW)
Domestic Airport
Distance
184km (114 miles) from Banda Aceh
KNO
Kualanamu International Airport (KNO)
International Airport
Distance
448km (279 miles) from Banda Aceh