How to travel from Medan to Ambon Island, Indonesia

The distance between Medan and Ambon Island is around 3,826km (2,377 miles) and the quickest way to get there is to fly which takes around 7hrs.

4 routes found

We've found 4 different ways to get from Medan to Ambon Island 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 Ambon IslandMedan if you're planning a return trip.

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Fly

Fly from Kuala Namu (KNO) to Ambon (AMQ).

  • Duration7hrs
  • Flight time6hrs
  • Typical cost
    IDR 5,002,635($335)
Operated by

Batik Air

+ 3 others
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3 x ferry
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Ferry

Take a ferry to Port of Tanjung Priok then Namlea and then to Galala.

  • Duration6 days 14h
  • Departsonce a week
  • Typical cost
    IDR 1,318,060($88)
Operated by

Multiple ferry operators

2 similiar routes

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Frequently asked questionsabout travel between Medan and Ambon Island

There are several options for getting from Medan to Ambon Island by plane, bus and ferry. The cheapest option is to take a ferry which costs around IDR 1,258,150 ($84) and will take around 7 days 3h. If you need to get there more quickly, you can fly and arrive in approximately 7hrs, though it is a bit more costly at approximately IDR 5,002,635 ($335).

The distance between Medan and Ambon Island is around 3,826km (2,377 miles). In a direct line (as the crow flies), the distance is 2,357km (1,465 miles)

It takes around 7hrs to get from Medan and Ambon Island by plane.

The quickest way to get from Medan to Ambon Island is to fly which takes around 7hrs and will set you back approx IDR 5,002,635 ($335).

The cheapest way to travel between Medan and Ambon Island is to take a ferry which will typically cost around IDR 1,258,150 ($84) for a standard one-way ticket.

Train travel

There is no train service that runs between Medan and Ambon Island. We recommend that you fly from Kuala Namu (KNO) to Ambon (AMQ). instead which will take 7hrs.

Bus travel

Sorry, looks like there is no bus service that runs between Medan and Ambon Island. We recommend that you fly from Kuala Namu (KNO) to Ambon (AMQ). instead which will take 7hrs.

Ferry/Boat travel

Yes there is a ferry service that runs between Medan and Ambon Island. The ferry typically takes around 6 days 14h and departs once a week.

Pelni and ASDP Indonesia Ferry run the ferry services between Medan and Ambon Island. Ferries run once a week and take around 6 days 14h on average but will vary depending on conditions and travel date.

Flights and Airlines

Yes you can fly from Medan and Ambon Island. Flights depart from Kuala Namu (KNO) and arrive at Ambon (AMQ) - via Soekarno–Hatta (CGK). The flight takes around 6hrs.

There is no direct flight from Medan to Ambon Island. There is however a flight that goes via Soekarno–Hatta (CGK). This services will take at least 7hrs (not including layover time).

The flight from Medan to Ambon Island typically takes around 6hrs. Flights depart from Kuala Namu (KNO) and and arrive into Ambon (AMQ).

The closest major airport to Ambon Island is Pattimura Airport (AMQ) (AMQ) which is approximately 7km (4 miles) from Ambon Island. Namlea Airport (NAM) (NAM) and Sam Ratulangi International Airport (MDC) (MDC) 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 Medan to Ambon Island. We recommend that you fly from Kuala Namu (KNO) to Ambon (AMQ). instead which will take 7hrs.

If you don't have a car, the easiest way to get from Medan to Ambon Island is to fly which takes, on average, 7hrs and will usually cost around IDR 5,002,635 ($335).

How do I get from Medan to Ambon Island

Compare travel optionsbetween Medan and Ambon Island

Transport options from Medan to Ambon Island
Transport optionDurationCostFrequencyDistance
Fly
7hrs
IDR 5,002,635($335)
every 2 hours3,826km (2,377 miles)
Ferry + 2 similar
6 days 14h
IDR 1,318,060($88)
once a week4,560km (2,834 miles)
Ferry via Port of Tanjung Priok7 days 3h
IDR 1,258,150($84)
once a week4,535km (2,818 miles)
Bus and Ferry5 days 11h
IDR 2,081,935($140)
once a week4,749km (2,951 miles)

Top Carriersoperating between Medan and Ambon Island

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Bus companies

Ferry operators

Airports near Ambon Island

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

AMQ
Pattimura Airport (AMQ)
Domestic Airport
Distance
7km (4 miles) from Ambon Island
NAM
Namlea Airport (NAM)
Domestic Airport
Distance
118km (73 miles) from Ambon Island
MDC
Sam Ratulangi International Airport (MDC)
International Airport
Distance
675km (419 miles) from Ambon Island