How to travel from Medan to Mataram, Indonesia

The distance between Medan and Mataram is around 2,550km (1,585 miles) and the quickest way to get there is to fly which takes around 6h 5m.

4 routes found

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

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

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Fly

Fly from Kuala Namu (KNO) to Lombok (LOP).

  • Duration6h 5m
  • Flight time4h 15m
  • Typical cost
    IDR 1,482,820($100)
Operated by

Citilink Indonesia

+ 2 others
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3 x ferry
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Ferry

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

  • Duration7 days
  • Departsonce a week
  • Typical cost
    IDR 1,527,750($100)
Operated by

Pelni

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bus
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4 x ferry
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Bus and Ferry

Take the bus to Dumai then take a ferry to Tanjung Balai Karimun, Tanjung Pinang then Makassar and then to Lembar.

  • Duration8 days 9h
  • Departsonce a week
  • Typical cost
    IDR 1,572,685($105)
Operated by

Multiple operators

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Frequently asked questionsabout travel between Medan and Mataram

There are several options for getting from Medan to Mataram by plane, bus, ferry and train. The cheapest option is to fly which costs around IDR 1,482,820 ($100) and will take around 6h 5m.

The distance between Medan and Mataram is around 2,550km (1,585 miles). In a direct line (as the crow flies), the distance is 1,047km (651 miles)

It takes around 6h 5m to get from Medan and Mataram by plane.

The quickest way to get from Medan to Mataram is to fly which takes around 6h 5m and will set you back approx IDR 1,482,820 ($100).

The cheapest way to travel between Medan and Mataram is to fly which will typically cost around IDR 1,482,820 ($100) for a standard one-way ticket.

Train travel

There is no train service that runs between Medan and Mataram. We recommend that you fly from Kuala Namu (KNO) to Lombok (LOP). instead which will take 6h 5m.

Bus travel

Sorry, looks like there is no bus service that runs between Medan and Mataram. We recommend that you fly from Kuala Namu (KNO) to Lombok (LOP). instead which will take 6h 5m.

Ferry/Boat travel

Yes there is a ferry service that runs between Medan and Mataram. The ferry typically takes around 7 days and departs once a week.

Pelni run the ferry services between Medan and Mataram. Ferries run once a week and take around 7 days on average but will vary depending on conditions and travel date.

Flights and Airlines

Yes you can fly from Medan and Mataram. Flights depart from Kuala Namu (KNO) and arrive at Lombok (LOP) - via Soekarno–Hatta (CGK). The flight takes around 4h 15m.

There is no direct flight from Medan to Mataram. There is however a flight that goes via Soekarno–Hatta (CGK). This services will take at least 6h 5m (not including layover time).

The flight from Medan to Mataram typically takes around 4h 15m. Flights depart from Kuala Namu (KNO) and and arrive into Lombok (LOP).

The closest major airport to Mataram is Zainuddin Abdul Madjid International Airport (LOP) (LOP) which is approximately 27km (17 miles) from Mataram. Ngurah Rai International Airport (DPS) (DPS) and Sultan Muhammad Kaharuddin III Airport (SWQ) (SWQ) 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 Mataram. We recommend that you fly from Kuala Namu (KNO) to Lombok (LOP). instead which will take 6h 5m.

If you don't have a car, the easiest way to get from Medan to Mataram is to fly which takes, on average, 6h 5m and will usually cost around IDR 1,482,820 ($100).

How do I get from Medan to Mataram

Compare travel optionsbetween Medan and Mataram

Transport options from Medan to Mataram
Transport optionDurationCostFrequencyDistance
Fly
6h 5m
IDR 1,482,820($100)
every 3 hours2,550km (1,585 miles)
Ferry
7 days
IDR 1,527,750($100)
once a week4,278km (2,659 miles)
Bus and Ferry + 1 similar
8 days 9h
IDR 1,572,685($105)
once a week4,198km (2,609 miles)
Bus, Ferry and Train5 days 18h
IDR 1,812,335($120)
once a week4,408km (2,739 miles)

Top Carriersoperating between Medan and Mataram

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Airports near Mataram

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

LOP
Zainuddin Abdul Madjid International Airport (LOP)
International Airport
Distance
27km (17 miles) from Mataram
DPS
Ngurah Rai International Airport (DPS)
International Airport
Distance
105km (65 miles) from Mataram
SWQ
Sultan Muhammad Kaharuddin III Airport (SWQ)
Domestic Airport
Distance
144km (90 miles) from Mataram