How to travel from Medan to Bontang, Indonesia

The distance between Medan and Bontang is around 2,863km (1,779 miles) and the quickest way to get there is to fly and then take a taxi which takes around 6h 25m.

3 routes found

We've found 3 different ways to get from Medan to Bontang by plane, taxi, bus, 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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Plane and Taxi

Fly from Kuala Namu (KNO) to APT Pranoto (AAP) then take a taxi to Bontang.

  • Duration6h 25m
  • Flight time4h 35m
  • Typical cost
    IDR 4,553,300($305)
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Bus, Ferry, Train and Taxi

Take the bus to Bandar Lampung then take a ferry to Gambir Station then take the train to Surabaya Pasar Turi then take a ferry to Balikpapan then take the bus to Samarinda then take a taxi to Bontang.

  • Duration3 days 14h
  • Departsonce a week
  • Typical cost
    IDR 2,351,540($155)
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Frequently asked questionsabout travel between Medan and Bontang

There are several options for getting from Medan to Bontang by plane, taxi, bus, ferry and train. The cheapest option is to take the bus, then take a ferry, then take the train and then take a taxi which costs around IDR 2,351,540 ($155) and will take around 3 days 14h. If you need to get there more quickly, you can fly and then take a taxi and arrive in approximately 6h 25m, though it is a bit more costly at approximately IDR 4,553,300 ($305).

The distance between Medan and Bontang is around 2,863km (1,779 miles). In a direct line (as the crow flies), the distance is 1,358km (844 miles)

It takes around 6h 25m to get from Medan and Bontang by plane and taxi.

The quickest way to get from Medan to Bontang is to fly and then take a taxi which takes around 6h 25m and will set you back approx IDR 4,553,300 ($305).

The cheapest way to travel between Medan and Bontang is to take the bus, then take a ferry, then take the train and then take a taxi which will typically cost around IDR 2,351,540 ($155) for a standard one-way ticket.

Train travel

There is no train service that runs between Medan and Bontang. We recommend that you fly from Kuala Namu (KNO) to APT Pranoto (AAP) then take a taxi to Bontang. instead which will take 6h 25m.

Bus travel

Sorry, looks like there is no bus service that runs between Medan and Bontang. We recommend that you fly from Kuala Namu (KNO) to APT Pranoto (AAP) then take a taxi to Bontang. instead which will take 6h 25m.

Flights and Airlines

It doesn't look like you can fly directly from Medan to Bontang. We recommend that you fly from Kuala Namu (KNO) to APT Pranoto (AAP) then take a taxi to Bontang. instead which will take 6h 25m.

The closest major airport to Bontang is Samarinda International Airport (AAP) (AAP) which is approximately 60km (38 miles) from Bontang. Sultan Aji Muhammad Sulaiman Airport (BPN) (BPN) and Kalimarau Airport (BEJ) (BEJ) 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 Bontang. We recommend that you fly from Kuala Namu (KNO) to APT Pranoto (AAP) then take a taxi to Bontang. instead which will take 6h 25m.

If you don't have a car, the easiest way to get from Medan to Bontang is to fly and then take a taxi which takes, on average, 6h 25m and will usually cost around IDR 4,553,300 ($305).

How do I get from Medan to Bontang

Compare travel optionsbetween Medan and Bontang

Transport options from Medan to Bontang
Transport optionDurationCostFrequencyDistance
Plane and Taxi + 1 similar
6h 25m
IDR 4,553,300($305)
every 2 hours2,863km (1,779 miles)
Fly to Sultan Aji Muhammad Sulaiman (BPN), Taxi8hrs
IDR 5,302,195($355)
every 2 hours2,903km (1,804 miles)
Bus, Ferry, Train and Taxi
3 days 14h
IDR 2,351,540($155)
once a week4,031km (2,505 miles)

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Airports near Bontang

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

AAP
Samarinda International Airport (AAP)
International Airport
Distance
60km (38 miles) from Bontang
BPN
Sultan Aji Muhammad Sulaiman Airport (BPN)
International Airport
Distance
166km (103 miles) from Bontang
BEJ
Kalimarau Airport (BEJ)
Domestic Airport
Distance
226km (140 miles) from Bontang