How to travel from Lombok to Medan, Indonesia

The distance between Lombok and Medan is around 2,528km (1,571 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 Lombok to Medan by plane, ferry and train. 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 Lombok (LOP) to Kuala Namu (KNO).

  • Duration5h 15m
  • Flight time4h 20m
  • Typical cost
    IDR 4,014,090($270)
Operated by

Batik Air

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Ferry

Take a ferry to Surabaya then Tanjung Priok and then to Belawan.

  • Duration4 days 8h
  • Departsonce a week
  • Typical cost
    IDR 1,048,455($70)
Operated by

Multiple ferry operators

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train
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Ferry and Train

Take a ferry to Surabaya then take the train to Jakarta Gambir then take a ferry to Belawan.

  • Duration3 days 17h
  • Departsonce a week
  • Typical cost
    IDR 1,033,480($69)
Operated by

Multiple operators

Frequently asked questionsabout travel between Lombok and Medan

There are several options for getting from Lombok to Medan by plane, ferry and train. The cheapest option is to take a ferry and then take the train which costs around IDR 1,033,480 ($69) 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 4,014,090 ($270).

The distance between Lombok and Medan is around 2,528km (1,571 miles). In a direct line (as the crow flies), the distance is 1,074km (667 miles)

It takes around 5h 15m to get from Lombok and Medan by plane.

The quickest way to get from Lombok to Medan is to fly which takes around 5h 15m and will set you back approx IDR 4,014,090 ($270).

The cheapest way to travel between Lombok and Medan is to take a ferry and then take the train which will typically cost around IDR 1,033,480 ($69) for a standard one-way ticket.

Train travel

There is no train service that runs between Lombok and Medan. We recommend that you fly from Lombok (LOP) to Kuala Namu (KNO). instead which will take 5h 15m.

Bus travel

Sorry, looks like there is no bus service that runs between Lombok and Medan. We recommend that you fly from Lombok (LOP) to Kuala Namu (KNO). instead which will take 5h 15m.

Ferry/Boat travel

Yes there is a ferry service that runs between Lombok and Medan. The ferry typically takes around 4 days 8h and departs once a week.

ASDP Indonesia Ferry and Pelni run the ferry services between Lombok and Medan. Ferries run once a week and take around 4 days 8h on average but will vary depending on conditions and travel date.

Flights and Airlines

Yes you can fly from Lombok and Medan. Flights depart from Lombok (LOP) and arrive at Kuala Namu (KNO) - via Soekarno–Hatta (CGK). The flight takes around 4h 20m.

There is no direct flight from Lombok to Medan. 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 Lombok to Medan typically takes around 4h 20m. Flights depart from Lombok (LOP) 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

No, its not really possible or feasible to drive from Lombok to Medan. We recommend that you fly from Lombok (LOP) to Kuala Namu (KNO). instead which will take 5h 15m.

If you don't have a car, the easiest way to get from Lombok to Medan is to fly which takes, on average, 5h 15m and will usually cost around IDR 4,014,090 ($270).

How do I get from Lombok to Medan

Compare travel optionsbetween Lombok and Medan

Transport options from Lombok to Medan
Transport optionDurationCostFrequencyDistance
Fly
5h 15m
IDR 4,014,090($270)
every 2 hours2,528km (1,571 miles)
Ferry
4 days 8h
IDR 1,048,455($70)
once a week2,980km (1,851 miles)
Ferry and Train
3 days 17h
IDR 1,033,480($69)
once a week2,999km (1,863 miles)

Top Carriersoperating between Lombok and Medan

Airlines

Ferry operators

Train operators

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