How to travel from Medan to Bima, Indonesia

The distance between Medan and Bima is around 2,796km (1,738 miles) and the quickest way to get there is to fly which takes around 6h 10m.

7 routes found

We've found 7 different ways to get from Medan to Bima by plane, ferry, taxi and bus. 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 Kuala Namu (KNO) to Bima (BMU).

  • Duration6h 10m
  • Flight time5h 15m
  • Typical cost
    IDR 4,777,970($320)
Operated by

Batik Air

+ 3 others

3 similiar routes

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Ferry

Take a ferry to Port of Tanjung Priok then Makassar and then to Pelabuhan Bima.

  • Duration5 days 11h
  • Departsonce a week
  • Typical cost
    IDR 1,168,280($78)
Operated by

Pelni

2 similiar routes

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Frequently asked questionsabout travel between Medan and Bima

There are several options for getting from Medan to Bima by plane, ferry, taxi and bus. The cheapest option is to take a ferry which costs around IDR 1,168,280 ($78) and will take around 5 days 11h. If you need to get there more quickly, you can fly and arrive in approximately 6h 10m, though it is a bit more costly at approximately IDR 4,777,970 ($320).

The distance between Medan and Bima is around 2,796km (1,738 miles). In a direct line (as the crow flies), the distance is 1,322km (821 miles)

It takes around 6h 10m to get from Medan and Bima by plane.

The quickest way to get from Medan to Bima is to fly which takes around 6h 10m and will set you back approx IDR 4,777,970 ($320).

The cheapest way to travel between Medan and Bima is to take a ferry which will typically cost around IDR 1,168,280 ($78) for a standard one-way ticket.

Train travel

There is no train service that runs between Medan and Bima. We recommend that you fly from Kuala Namu (KNO) to Bima (BMU). instead which will take 6h 10m.

Bus travel

Sorry, looks like there is no bus service that runs between Medan and Bima. We recommend that you fly from Kuala Namu (KNO) to Bima (BMU). instead which will take 6h 10m.

Ferry/Boat travel

Yes there is a ferry service that runs between Medan and Bima. The ferry typically takes around 5 days 11h and departs once a week.

Pelni run the ferry services between Medan and Bima. Ferries run once a week and take around 5 days 11h on average but will vary depending on conditions and travel date.

Flights and Airlines

Yes you can fly from Medan and Bima. Flights depart from Kuala Namu (KNO) and arrive at Bima (BMU) - via Soekarno–Hatta (CGK). The flight takes around 5h 15m.

There is no direct flight from Medan to Bima. There is however a flight that goes via Soekarno–Hatta (CGK) and Lombok (LOP). This services will take at least 6h 10m (not including layover time).

The flight from Medan to Bima typically takes around 5h 15m. Flights depart from Kuala Namu (KNO) and and arrive into Bima (BMU).

The closest major airport to Bima is Sultan Muhammad Salahuddin Airport (BMU) (BMU) which is approximately 3km (2 miles) from Bima. Tambolaka Airport (TMC) (TMC) and Zainuddin Abdul Madjid International Airport (LOP) (LOP) 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 Bima. We recommend that you fly from Kuala Namu (KNO) to Bima (BMU). instead which will take 6h 10m.

If you don't have a car, the easiest way to get from Medan to Bima is to fly which takes, on average, 6h 10m and will usually cost around IDR 4,777,970 ($320).

How do I get from Medan to Bima

Compare travel optionsbetween Medan and Bima

Transport options from Medan to Bima
Transport optionDurationCostFrequencyDistance
Fly + 3 similar
6h 10m
IDR 4,777,970($320)
every 2 hours2,796km (1,738 miles)
Plane and Taxi9h 25m
IDR 4,029,070($270)
every 2 hours2,895km (1,799 miles)
Bus and Plane13h 20m
IDR 4,733,035($315)
4 times a day2,899km (1,801 miles)
Plane and Ferry15h 15m
IDR 4,837,880($325)
twice a week3,051km (1,896 miles)
Ferry + 2 similar
5 days 11h
IDR 1,168,280($78)
once a week3,727km (2,316 miles)
Bus and Ferry4 days 9h
IDR 1,947,135($130)
twice a week3,916km (2,433 miles)
Bus to Dumai, ferry6 days 21h
IDR 1,497,795($100)
once a week3,647km (2,266 miles)

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Airports near Bima

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

BMU
Sultan Muhammad Salahuddin Airport (BMU)
Domestic Airport
Distance
3km (2 miles) from Bima
TMC
Tambolaka Airport (TMC)
Domestic Airport
Distance
113km (70 miles) from Bima
LOP
Zainuddin Abdul Madjid International Airport (LOP)
International Airport
Distance
265km (164 miles) from Bima