How to travel from Medan to Jambi, Indonesia

The distance between Medan and Jambi is around 823km (511 miles) and the quickest way to get there is to fly which takes around 2h 45m.

4 routes found

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

👋 Also check out JambiMedan if you're planning a return trip.

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Fly

Fly from Kuala Namu (KNO) to Jambi (DJB).

  • Duration2h 45m
  • Flight time2hrs
  • Typical cost
    IDR 1,497,795($100)
Operated by

Wings Air

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Bus

Take the bus to Palembang and then to Jambi.

  • Duration1 day 11h
  • Departsonce daily
  • Typical cost
    IDR 644,050($43)
Operated by

Multiple bus operators

1 similiar route

We’ve grouped similar routes together, click the arrows to see the other options.

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Drive

Drive to Jambi.

  • Duration15h 60m
  • Distance1,117km (694 miles)
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Frequently asked questionsabout travel between Medan and Jambi

There are several options for getting from Medan to Jambi by plane, bus and car. The cheapest option is to take the bus which costs around IDR 644,050 ($43) and will take around 1 day 11h. If you need to get there more quickly, you can fly and arrive in approximately 2h 45m, though it is a bit more costly at approximately IDR 1,497,795 ($100).

The distance between Medan and Jambi is around 823km (511 miles). In a direct line (as the crow flies), the distance is 621km (386 miles)

It takes around 2h 45m to get from Medan and Jambi by plane. If you are travelling by car it will take around 15h 60m to drive there.

The quickest way to get from Medan to Jambi is to fly which takes around 2h 45m and will set you back approx IDR 1,497,795 ($100).

The cheapest way to travel between Medan and Jambi, if you exclude driving, is to take the bus which will typically cost around IDR 644,050 ($43) for a standard one-way ticket.

Train travel

There is no train service that runs between Medan and Jambi. We recommend that you fly from Kuala Namu (KNO) to Jambi (DJB). instead which will take 2h 45m.

Bus travel

Yes there is a bus that runs regularly from Medan and Jambi. It typically takes around 1 day 11h and departs once daily.

There are no direct bus services that runs from Medan to Jambi. However, you can instead can take several connecting buses with changeovers in Palembang and Palembang. These services run once daily and will take a minimum of 1 day 11h.

Putra Pelangi and Lorena run regular bus services between Medan and Jambi. Buses run once daily and take around 1 day 11h on average but will vary depending on you book with.

Flights and Airlines

Yes you can fly from Medan and Jambi. Flights depart from Kuala Namu (KNO) and arrive at Jambi (DJB). The flight takes around 2hrs.

Yes there is a direct flight between Medan and Jambi with no stop-overs required. Flights typically take around 2hrs.

Wings Air and PT. Sriwijaya Air fly between Medan and Jambi. Flights depart from Kuala Namu (KNO) and and arrive into Jambi (DJB). These flights usually take around 2hrs.

The flight from Medan to Jambi typically takes around 2hrs. Flights depart from Kuala Namu (KNO) and and arrive into Jambi (DJB).

The closest major airport to Jambi is Sultan Thaha Airport (DJB) (DJB) which is approximately 3km (2 miles) from Jambi. Sultan Mahmud Badaruddin II International Airport (PLM) (PLM) and Fatmawati Soekarno Airport (BKS) (BKS) are also nearby and might be a better alternative airport depending on where you are flying from.

Drive yourself

Yes it is possible to drive from Medan and Jambi. The distance is around 1,117km (694 miles) by road and it will take around 15h 60m in normal traffic conditons.

If you don't have a car, the easiest way to get from Medan to Jambi is to fly which takes, on average, 2h 45m and will usually cost around IDR 1,497,795 ($100).

How do I get from Medan to Jambi

Compare travel optionsbetween Medan and Jambi

Transport options from Medan to Jambi
Transport optionDurationCostFrequencyDistance
Fly
2h 45m
IDR 1,497,795($100)
every 3 hours823km (511 miles)
Bus + 1 similar
1 day 11h
IDR 644,050($43)
once daily1,679km (1,043 miles)
Bus via Sibolga1 day 20h
IDR 763,875($51)
once daily1,776km (1,104 miles)
Drive
15h 60m
IDR 943,610($63)
on demand1,117km (694 miles)

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Airports near Jambi

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

DJB
Sultan Thaha Airport (DJB)
Domestic Airport
Distance
3km (2 miles) from Jambi
PLM
Sultan Mahmud Badaruddin II International Airport (PLM)
International Airport
Distance
186km (116 miles) from Jambi
BKS
Fatmawati Soekarno Airport (BKS)
Domestic Airport
Distance
285km (177 miles) from Jambi