How to travel from Kuta to Banda Aceh, Indonesia

The distance between Kuta and Banda Aceh is around 2,799km (1,739 miles) and the quickest way to get there is to fly which takes around 5h 15m.

3 routes found

We've found 3 different ways to get from Kuta to Banda Aceh by plane, bus and ferry. The recommended routes, which include information on duration, ticket price, and level of difficulty, can be found below.

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

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Fly

Fly from Ngurah Rai (DPS) to Banda Aceh (BTJ).

  • Duration5h 15m
  • Flight time4h 55m
  • Typical cost
    IDR 4,852,855($325)
Operated by

Garuda Indonesia

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Bus and Ferry

Take the bus to Banyuwangi and then to Pulo Gebang Terminal then take a ferry to Belawan then take the bus to Bandah Aceh.

  • Duration3 days 17h
  • Departsonce a week
  • Typical cost
    IDR 1,692,510($115)
Operated by

Multiple operators

1 similiar route

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Frequently asked questionsabout travel between Kuta and Banda Aceh

There are several options for getting from Kuta to Banda Aceh by plane, bus and ferry. The cheapest option is to take the bus and then take a ferry which costs around IDR 1,692,510 ($115) and will take around 3 days 17h. If you need to get there more quickly, you can fly and arrive in approximately 5h 15m, though it is a bit more costly at approximately IDR 4,852,855 ($325).

The distance between Kuta and Banda Aceh is around 2,799km (1,739 miles). In a direct line (as the crow flies), the distance is 2,714km (1,686 miles)

It takes around 5h 15m to get from Kuta and Banda Aceh by plane.

The quickest way to get from Kuta to Banda Aceh is to fly which takes around 5h 15m and will set you back approx IDR 4,852,855 ($325).

The cheapest way to travel between Kuta and Banda Aceh is to take the bus and then take a ferry which will typically cost around IDR 1,692,510 ($115) for a standard one-way ticket.

Train travel

There is no train service that runs between Kuta and Banda Aceh. We recommend that you fly from Ngurah Rai (DPS) to Banda Aceh (BTJ). instead which will take 5h 15m.

Bus travel

Sorry, looks like there is no bus service that runs between Kuta and Banda Aceh. We recommend that you fly from Ngurah Rai (DPS) to Banda Aceh (BTJ). instead which will take 5h 15m.

Flights and Airlines

Yes you can fly from Kuta and Banda Aceh. Flights depart from Ngurah Rai (DPS) and arrive at Banda Aceh (BTJ) - via Soekarno–Hatta (CGK). The flight takes around 4h 55m.

There is no direct flight from Kuta to Banda Aceh. There is however a flight that goes via Soekarno–Hatta (CGK). This services will take at least 5h 15m (not including layover time).

The flight from Kuta to Banda Aceh typically takes around 4h 55m. Flights depart from Ngurah Rai (DPS) 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

No, its not really possible or feasible to drive from Kuta to Banda Aceh. We recommend that you fly from Ngurah Rai (DPS) to Banda Aceh (BTJ). instead which will take 5h 15m.

If you don't have a car, the easiest way to get from Kuta to Banda Aceh is to fly which takes, on average, 5h 15m and will usually cost around IDR 4,852,855 ($325).

How do I get from Kuta to Banda Aceh

Compare travel optionsbetween Kuta and Banda Aceh

Transport options from Kuta to Banda Aceh
Transport optionDurationCostFrequencyDistance
Fly
5h 15m
IDR 4,852,855($325)
on demand2,799km (1,739 miles)
Bus and Ferry + 1 similar
3 days 17h
IDR 1,692,510($115)
once a week3,659km (2,274 miles)
Bus to Kantor Surabaya Peneleh, ferry4 days 12h
IDR 1,797,355($120)
once a week3,567km (2,217 miles)

Top Carriersoperating between Kuta and Banda Aceh

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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