How to travel from Jambi to Medan, Indonesia

The distance between Jambi and Medan is around 823km (511 miles) and the quickest way to get there is to fly which takes around 2h 45m.

4 routes found

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

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plane
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Fly

Fly from Jambi (DJB) to Kuala Namu (KNO).

  • Duration2h 45m
  • Flight time2hrs
  • Typical cost
    IDR 1,437,885($95)
Operated by

Wings Air

+ 1 others
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3 x bus
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Bus

Take the bus to Palembang then Terminal AKAP BRPS and then to Medan Putra Pelangi.

  • Duration1 day 17h
  • Departsonce daily
  • Typical cost
    IDR 614,095($41)
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 Medan.

  • Duration16h 20m
  • Distance1,101km (684 miles)
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Frequently asked questionsabout travel between Jambi and Medan

There are several options for getting from Jambi to Medan by plane, bus and car. The cheapest option is to take the bus which costs around IDR 614,095 ($41) and will take around 1 day 17h. If you need to get there more quickly, you can fly and arrive in approximately 2h 45m, though it is a bit more costly at approximately IDR 1,437,885 ($95).

The distance between Jambi and Medan is around 823km (511 miles). In a direct line (as the crow flies), the distance is 621km (386 miles)

It takes around 2h 45m to get from Jambi and Medan by plane. If you are travelling by car it will take around 16h 20m to drive there.

The quickest way to get from Jambi to Medan is to fly which takes around 2h 45m and will set you back approx IDR 1,437,885 ($95).

The cheapest way to travel between Jambi and Medan, if you exclude driving, is to take the bus which will typically cost around IDR 614,095 ($41) for a standard one-way ticket.

Train travel

There is no train service that runs between Jambi and Medan. We recommend that you fly from Jambi (DJB) to Kuala Namu (KNO). instead which will take 2h 45m.

Bus travel

Yes there is a bus that runs regularly from Jambi and Medan. It typically takes around 1 day 17h and departs once daily.

There are no direct bus services that runs from Jambi to Medan. However, you can instead can take several connecting buses with changeovers in Palembang, Terminal AKAP BRPS and Pekanbaru. These services run once daily and will take a minimum of 1 day 17h.

Lorena and Putra Pelangi run regular bus services between Jambi and Medan. Buses run once daily and take around 1 day 17h on average but will vary depending on you book with.

Flights and Airlines

Yes you can fly from Jambi and Medan. Flights depart from Jambi (DJB) and arrive at Kuala Namu (KNO). The flight takes around 2hrs.

Yes there is a direct flight between Jambi and Medan with no stop-overs required. Flights typically take around 2hrs.

Wings Air and PT. Sriwijaya Air fly between Jambi and Medan. Flights depart from Jambi (DJB) and and arrive into Kuala Namu (KNO). These flights usually take around 2hrs.

The flight from Jambi to Medan typically takes around 2hrs. Flights depart from Jambi (DJB) and and arrive into Kuala Namu (KNO).

The closest major airport to Medan is Halim Perdanakusuma Airport (HLP) (HLP) which is approximately 19km (12 miles) from Medan. Soekarno–Hatta International Airport (CGK) (CGK) and Husein Sastranegara International Airport (BDO) (BDO) 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 Medan. The distance is around 1,101km (684 miles) by road and it will take around 16h 20m in normal traffic conditons.

If you don't have a car, the easiest way to get from Jambi to Medan is to fly which takes, on average, 2h 45m and will usually cost around IDR 1,437,885 ($95).

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Compare travel optionsbetween Jambi and Medan

Transport options from Jambi to Medan
Transport optionDurationCostFrequencyDistance
Fly
2h 45m
IDR 1,437,885($95)
every 3 hours823km (511 miles)
Bus + 1 similar
1 day 17h
IDR 614,095($41)
once daily1,672km (1,039 miles)
Bus via Palembang1 day 20h
IDR 763,875($51)
once daily1,777km (1,104 miles)
Drive
16h 20m
IDR 928,635($62)
on demand1,101km (684 miles)

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Airports near Medan

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

HLP
Halim Perdanakusuma Airport (HLP)
Domestic Airport
Distance
19km (12 miles) from Medan
CGK
Soekarno–Hatta International Airport (CGK)
International Airport
Distance
32km (20 miles) from Medan
BDO
Husein Sastranegara International Airport (BDO)
International Airport
Distance
113km (70 miles) from Medan