How to travel from Medan to Jayapura, Indonesia

The distance between Medan and Jayapura is around 5,226km (3,247 miles) and the quickest way to get there is to fly which takes around 8h 50m.

4 routes found

We've found 4 different ways to get from Medan to Jayapura by plane, bus and ferry. 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 Jayapura (DJJ).

  • Duration8h 50m
  • Flight time7h 35m
  • Typical cost
    IDR 7,144,485($475)
Operated by

Batik Air

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Ferry

Take a ferry to Port of Tanjung Priok and then to Jayapura.

  • Duration9 days 4h
  • Departsonce a week
  • Typical cost
    IDR 1,632,595($110)
Operated by

Pelni

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Frequently asked questionsabout travel between Medan and Jayapura

There are several options for getting from Medan to Jayapura by plane, bus and ferry. The cheapest option is to take a ferry which costs around IDR 1,632,595 ($110) and will take around 9 days 4h. If you need to get there more quickly, you can fly and arrive in approximately 8h 50m, though it is a bit more costly at approximately IDR 7,144,485 ($475).

The distance between Medan and Jayapura is around 5,226km (3,247 miles). In a direct line (as the crow flies), the distance is 3,763km (2,338 miles)

It takes around 8h 50m to get from Medan and Jayapura by plane.

The quickest way to get from Medan to Jayapura is to fly which takes around 8h 50m and will set you back approx IDR 7,144,485 ($475).

The cheapest way to travel between Medan and Jayapura is to take a ferry which will typically cost around IDR 1,632,595 ($110) for a standard one-way ticket.

Train travel

There is no train service that runs between Medan and Jayapura. We recommend that you fly from Kuala Namu (KNO) to Jayapura (DJJ). instead which will take 8h 50m.

Bus travel

Sorry, looks like there is no bus service that runs between Medan and Jayapura. We recommend that you fly from Kuala Namu (KNO) to Jayapura (DJJ). instead which will take 8h 50m.

Ferry/Boat travel

Yes there is a ferry service that runs between Medan and Jayapura. The ferry typically takes around 9 days 4h and departs once a week.

Pelni run the ferry services between Medan and Jayapura. Ferries run once a week and take around 9 days 4h on average but will vary depending on conditions and travel date.

Flights and Airlines

Yes you can fly from Medan and Jayapura. Flights depart from Kuala Namu (KNO) and arrive at Jayapura (DJJ) - via Soekarno–Hatta (CGK). The flight takes around 7h 35m.

There is no direct flight from Medan to Jayapura. There is however a flight that goes via Soekarno–Hatta (CGK). This services will take at least 8h 50m (not including layover time).

The flight from Medan to Jayapura typically takes around 7h 35m. Flights depart from Kuala Namu (KNO) and and arrive into Jayapura (DJJ).

The closest major airport to Jayapura is Sentani Airport (DJJ) (DJJ) which is approximately 21km (13 miles) from Jayapura. Wamena Airport (WMX) (WMX) and Nop Goliath Airport (DEX) (DEX) 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 Jayapura. We recommend that you fly from Kuala Namu (KNO) to Jayapura (DJJ). instead which will take 8h 50m.

If you don't have a car, the easiest way to get from Medan to Jayapura is to fly which takes, on average, 8h 50m and will usually cost around IDR 7,144,485 ($475).

How do I get from Medan to Jayapura

Compare travel optionsbetween Medan and Jayapura

Transport options from Medan to Jayapura
Transport optionDurationCostFrequencyDistance
Fly + 1 similar
8h 50m
IDR 7,144,485($475)
every 2 hours5,226km (3,247 miles)
Bus and Plane15h 50m
IDR 7,399,110($495)
4 times a day5,325km (3,309 miles)
Ferry + 1 similar
9 days 4h
IDR 1,632,595($110)
once a week6,528km (4,056 miles)
Bus and Ferry8 days 1h
IDR 2,561,230($170)
once a week6,717km (4,174 miles)

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Airports near Jayapura

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

DJJ
Sentani Airport (DJJ)
International Airport
Distance
21km (13 miles) from Jayapura
WMX
Wamena Airport (WMX)
Domestic Airport
Distance
261km (162 miles) from Jayapura
DEX
Nop Goliath Airport (DEX)
Domestic Airport
Distance
291km (181 miles) from Jayapura