How to travel from Medan to East Nusa Tenggara, Indonesia

The distance between Medan and East Nusa Tenggara is around 2,899km (1,801 miles) and the quickest way to get there is to fly which takes around 5h 35m.

4 routes found

We've found 4 different ways to get from Medan to East Nusa Tenggara by plane, bus, ferry, train and car. The recommended routes, which include information on duration, ticket price, and level of difficulty, can be found below.

👋 Also check out East Nusa TenggaraMedan if you're planning a return trip.

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Fly

Fly from Kuala Namu (KNO) to Labuan Bajo (LBJ).

  • Duration5h 35m
  • Flight time4h 55m
  • Typical cost
    IDR 1,902,200($125)
Operated by

Citilink Indonesia

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Ferry and Train

Take a ferry to Port of Tanjung Priok then take the train to Surabaya Pasar Turi then take a ferry to Kupang Ferry Terminal.

  • Duration6 days 11h
  • Departsonce a week
  • Typical cost
    IDR 1,452,860($95)
Operated by

Multiple operators

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Frequently asked questionsabout travel between Medan and East Nusa Tenggara

There are several options for getting from Medan to East Nusa Tenggara by plane, bus, ferry, train and car. The cheapest option is to take a ferry and then take the train which costs around IDR 1,452,860 ($95) and will take around 6 days 11h. If you need to get there more quickly, you can fly and arrive in approximately 5h 35m, though it is a bit more costly at approximately IDR 1,902,200 ($125).

The distance between Medan and East Nusa Tenggara is around 2,899km (1,801 miles). In a direct line (as the crow flies), the distance is 1,541km (957 miles)

It takes around 5h 35m to get from Medan and East Nusa Tenggara by plane.

The quickest way to get from Medan to East Nusa Tenggara is to fly which takes around 5h 35m and will set you back approx IDR 1,902,200 ($125).

The cheapest way to travel between Medan and East Nusa Tenggara is to take a ferry and then take the train which will typically cost around IDR 1,452,860 ($95) for a standard one-way ticket.

Train travel

There is no train service that runs between Medan and East Nusa Tenggara. We recommend that you fly from Kuala Namu (KNO) to Labuan Bajo (LBJ). instead which will take 5h 35m.

Bus travel

Sorry, looks like there is no bus service that runs between Medan and East Nusa Tenggara. We recommend that you fly from Kuala Namu (KNO) to Labuan Bajo (LBJ). instead which will take 5h 35m.

Flights and Airlines

Yes you can fly from Medan and East Nusa Tenggara. Flights depart from Kuala Namu (KNO) and arrive at Labuan Bajo (LBJ) - via Soekarno–Hatta (CGK). The flight takes around 4h 55m.

There is no direct flight from Medan to East Nusa Tenggara. There is however a flight that goes via Soekarno–Hatta (CGK). This services will take at least 5h 35m (not including layover time).

The flight from Medan to East Nusa Tenggara typically takes around 4h 55m. Flights depart from Kuala Namu (KNO) and and arrive into Labuan Bajo (LBJ).

The closest major airport to East Nusa Tenggara is Bajawa Soa Airport (BJW) (BJW) which is approximately 43km (27 miles) from East Nusa Tenggara. Komodo Airport (LBJ) (LBJ) and Sultan Hasanuddin International Airport (UPG) (UPG) 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 East Nusa Tenggara. We recommend that you fly from Kuala Namu (KNO) to Labuan Bajo (LBJ). instead which will take 5h 35m.

If you don't have a car, the easiest way to get from Medan to East Nusa Tenggara is to fly which takes, on average, 5h 35m and will usually cost around IDR 1,902,200 ($125).

How do I get from Medan to East Nusa Tenggara

Compare travel optionsbetween Medan and East Nusa Tenggara

Transport options from Medan to East Nusa Tenggara
Transport optionDurationCostFrequencyDistance
Fly + 1 similar
5h 35m
IDR 1,902,200($125)
every 3 hours2,899km (1,801 miles)
Fly to Kupang (KOE)6h 15m
IDR 2,576,210($170)
every 3 hours3,352km (2,083 miles)
Ferry and Train + 1 similar
6 days 11h
IDR 1,452,860($95)
once a week4,248km (2,640 miles)
Bus, Ferry, Train and Car5 days 5h
IDR 1,902,200($125)
once a week4,375km (2,718 miles)

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Airports near East Nusa Tenggara

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

BJW
Bajawa Soa Airport (BJW)
Domestic Airport
Distance
43km (27 miles) from East Nusa Tenggara
LBJ
Komodo Airport (LBJ)
Domestic Airport
Distance
89km (56 miles) from East Nusa Tenggara
UPG
Sultan Hasanuddin International Airport (UPG)
International Airport
Distance
408km (254 miles) from East Nusa Tenggara