How to travel from Manado to Jayapura, Indonesia

The distance between Manado and Jayapura is around 1,850km (1,150 miles) and the quickest way to get there is to fly which takes around 4h 15m.

2 routes found

We've found 2 different ways to get from Manado to Jayapura by plane and ferry. 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 Manado (MDC) to Jayapura (DJJ).

  • Duration4h 15m
  • Flight time3h 25m
  • Typical cost
    IDR 4,792,945($320)
Operated by

Lion Mentari Airlines

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Ferry

Take a ferry to Jayapura.

  • Duration3 days 18h
  • Departsonce a week
  • Typical cost
    IDR 898,675($60)
Operated by

Pelni

Frequently asked questionsabout travel between Manado and Jayapura

There are several options for getting from Manado to Jayapura by plane and ferry. The cheapest option is to take a ferry which costs around IDR 898,675 ($60) and will take around 3 days 18h. If you need to get there more quickly, you can fly and arrive in approximately 4h 15m, though it is a bit more costly at approximately IDR 4,792,945 ($320).

The distance between Manado and Jayapura is around 1,850km (1,150 miles).

It takes around 4h 15m to get from Manado and Jayapura by plane.

The quickest way to get from Manado to Jayapura is to fly which takes around 4h 15m and will set you back approx IDR 4,792,945 ($320).

The cheapest way to travel between Manado and Jayapura is to take a ferry which will typically cost around IDR 898,675 ($60) for a standard one-way ticket.

Train travel

There is no train service that runs between Manado and Jayapura. We recommend that you fly from Manado (MDC) to Jayapura (DJJ). instead which will take 4h 15m.

Bus travel

Sorry, looks like there is no bus service that runs between Manado and Jayapura. We recommend that you fly from Manado (MDC) to Jayapura (DJJ). instead which will take 4h 15m.

Ferry/Boat travel

Yes there is a ferry service that runs between Manado and Jayapura. The ferry typically takes around 3 days 18h and departs once a week.

Pelni run the ferry services between Manado and Jayapura. Ferries run once a week and take around 3 days 18h on average but will vary depending on conditions and travel date.

Flights and Airlines

Yes you can fly from Manado and Jayapura. Flights depart from Manado (MDC) and arrive at Jayapura (DJJ) - via Sorong (SOQ). The flight takes around 3h 25m.

There is no direct flight from Manado to Jayapura. There is however a flight that goes via Sorong (SOQ). This services will take at least 4h 15m (not including layover time).

The flight from Manado to Jayapura typically takes around 3h 25m. Flights depart from Manado (MDC) and and arrive into Jayapura (DJJ).

The closest major airport to Jayapura is Sentani Airport (DJJ) (DJJ) which is approximately 21km (13 miles) from Jayapura. Wamena Airport (WMX) (WMX) and Nop Goliath Airport (DEX) (DEX) 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 Manado to Jayapura. We recommend that you fly from Manado (MDC) to Jayapura (DJJ). instead which will take 4h 15m.

If you don't have a car, the easiest way to get from Manado to Jayapura is to fly which takes, on average, 4h 15m and will usually cost around IDR 4,792,945 ($320).

How do I get from Manado to Jayapura

Compare travel optionsbetween Manado and Jayapura

Transport options from Manado to Jayapura
Transport optionDurationCostFrequencyDistance
Fly
4h 15m
IDR 4,792,945($320)
on demand1,850km (1,150 miles)
Ferry
3 days 18h
IDR 898,675($60)
once a week2,389km (1,484 miles)

Top Carriersoperating between Manado and Jayapura

Airlines

Ferry operators

Airports near Jayapura

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

DJJ
Sentani Airport (DJJ)
International Airport
Distance
21km (13 miles) from Jayapura
WMX
Wamena Airport (WMX)
Domestic Airport
Distance
261km (162 miles) from Jayapura
DEX
Nop Goliath Airport (DEX)
Domestic Airport
Distance
291km (181 miles) from Jayapura