How to travel from Makassar to Banda Aceh, Indonesia

The distance between Makassar and Banda Aceh is around 3,262km (2,027 miles) and the quickest way to get there is to fly which takes around 5h 45m.

2 routes found

We've found 2 different ways to get from Makassar to Banda Aceh by plane, ferry, train and bus. The recommended routes, which include information on duration, ticket price, and level of difficulty, can be found below.

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

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Fly

Fly from Sultan Hasanuddin (UPG) to Banda Aceh (BTJ).

  • Duration5h 45m
  • Flight time5h 15m
  • Typical cost
    IDR 5,332,150($355)
Operated by

Garuda Indonesia

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Ferry, Train and Bus

Take a ferry to Surabaya then take the train to Pekalongan and then to Jakarta Kota then take a ferry to Belawan then take the bus to Bandah Aceh.

  • Duration4 days 14h
  • Departsonce a week
  • Typical cost
    IDR 1,677,530($110)
Operated by

Multiple operators

Frequently asked questionsabout travel between Makassar and Banda Aceh

There are several options for getting from Makassar to Banda Aceh by plane, ferry, train and bus. The cheapest option is to take a ferry, then take the train and then take the bus which costs around IDR 1,677,530 ($110) and will take around 4 days 14h. If you need to get there more quickly, you can fly and arrive in approximately 5h 45m, though it is a bit more costly at approximately IDR 5,332,150 ($355).

The distance between Makassar and Banda Aceh is around 3,262km (2,027 miles). In a direct line (as the crow flies), the distance is 2,927km (1,819 miles)

It takes around 5h 45m to get from Makassar and Banda Aceh by plane.

The quickest way to get from Makassar to Banda Aceh is to fly which takes around 5h 45m and will set you back approx IDR 5,332,150 ($355).

The cheapest way to travel between Makassar and Banda Aceh is to take a ferry, then take the train and then take the bus which will typically cost around IDR 1,677,530 ($110) for a standard one-way ticket.

Train travel

There is no train service that runs between Makassar and Banda Aceh. We recommend that you fly from Sultan Hasanuddin (UPG) to Banda Aceh (BTJ). instead which will take 5h 45m.

Bus travel

Sorry, looks like there is no bus service that runs between Makassar and Banda Aceh. We recommend that you fly from Sultan Hasanuddin (UPG) to Banda Aceh (BTJ). instead which will take 5h 45m.

Flights and Airlines

Yes you can fly from Makassar and Banda Aceh. Flights depart from Sultan Hasanuddin (UPG) and arrive at Banda Aceh (BTJ) - via Soekarno–Hatta (CGK). The flight takes around 5h 15m.

There is no direct flight from Makassar to Banda Aceh. There is however a flight that goes via Soekarno–Hatta (CGK). This services will take at least 5h 45m (not including layover time).

The flight from Makassar to Banda Aceh typically takes around 5h 15m. Flights depart from Sultan Hasanuddin (UPG) 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 Makassar to Banda Aceh. We recommend that you fly from Sultan Hasanuddin (UPG) to Banda Aceh (BTJ). instead which will take 5h 45m.

If you don't have a car, the easiest way to get from Makassar to Banda Aceh is to fly which takes, on average, 5h 45m and will usually cost around IDR 5,332,150 ($355).

How do I get from Makassar to Banda Aceh

Compare travel optionsbetween Makassar and Banda Aceh

Transport options from Makassar to Banda Aceh
Transport optionDurationCostFrequencyDistance
Fly
5h 45m
IDR 5,332,150($355)
on demand3,262km (2,027 miles)
Ferry, Train and Bus
4 days 14h
IDR 1,677,530($110)
once a week3,963km (2,462 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