How to travel from Medan to Nabire, Indonesia

The distance between Medan and Nabire is around 4,883km (3,034 miles) and the quickest way to get there is to fly which takes around 8h 45m.

7 routes found

We've found 7 different ways to get from Medan to Nabire by plane, taxi, ferry, bus, car and train. 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 Nabire (NBX).

  • Duration8h 45m
  • Flight time8hrs
  • Typical cost
    IDR 9,795,580($655)
Operated by

Batik Air

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Ferry

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

  • Duration8 days 4h
  • Departsonce a week
  • Typical cost
    IDR 1,677,530($110)
Operated by

Pelni

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Bus, Car, Ferry and Train

Take the bus to Bandar Lampung then drive to Bakauheni Port then take a ferry to Merak then drive to Citeras then take the train to Tanahabang and then to Surabaya Pasar Turi then take a ferry to Nabire.

  • Duration6 days 21h
  • Departsonce a week
  • Typical cost
    IDR 1,977,090($130)
Operated by

Multiple operators

Frequently asked questionsabout travel between Medan and Nabire

There are several options for getting from Medan to Nabire by plane, taxi, ferry, bus, car and train. The cheapest option is to take a ferry which costs around IDR 1,677,530 ($110) and will take around 8 days 4h. If you need to get there more quickly, you can fly and arrive in approximately 8h 45m, though it is a bit more costly at approximately IDR 9,795,580 ($655).

The distance between Medan and Nabire is around 4,883km (3,034 miles). In a direct line (as the crow flies), the distance is 3,179km (1,975 miles)

It takes around 8h 45m to get from Medan and Nabire by plane.

The quickest way to get from Medan to Nabire is to fly which takes around 8h 45m and will set you back approx IDR 9,795,580 ($655).

The cheapest way to travel between Medan and Nabire is to take a ferry which will typically cost around IDR 1,677,530 ($110) for a standard one-way ticket.

Train travel

There is no train service that runs between Medan and Nabire. We recommend that you fly from Kuala Namu (KNO) to Nabire (NBX). instead which will take 8h 45m.

Bus travel

Sorry, looks like there is no bus service that runs between Medan and Nabire. We recommend that you fly from Kuala Namu (KNO) to Nabire (NBX). instead which will take 8h 45m.

Ferry/Boat travel

Yes there is a ferry service that runs between Medan and Nabire. The ferry typically takes around 8 days 4h and departs once a week.

Pelni run the ferry services between Medan and Nabire. Ferries run once a week and take around 8 days 4h on average but will vary depending on conditions and travel date.

Flights and Airlines

Yes you can fly from Medan and Nabire. Flights depart from Kuala Namu (KNO) and arrive at Nabire (NBX) - via Soekarno–Hatta (CGK). The flight takes around 8hrs.

There is no direct flight from Medan to Nabire. There is however a flight that goes via Soekarno–Hatta (CGK) and Tembagapura (TIM). This services will take at least 8h 45m (not including layover time).

The flight from Medan to Nabire typically takes around 8hrs. Flights depart from Kuala Namu (KNO) and and arrive into Nabire (NBX).

The closest major airport to Nabire is Nabire Airport (NBX) (NBX) which is approximately 8km (5 miles) from Nabire. Kaimana Airport (KNG) (KNG) and Sentani Airport (DJJ) (DJJ) 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 Nabire. We recommend that you fly from Kuala Namu (KNO) to Nabire (NBX). instead which will take 8h 45m.

If you don't have a car, the easiest way to get from Medan to Nabire is to fly which takes, on average, 8h 45m and will usually cost around IDR 9,795,580 ($655).

How do I get from Medan to Nabire

Compare travel optionsbetween Medan and Nabire

Transport options from Medan to Nabire
Transport optionDurationCostFrequencyDistance
Fly + 4 similar
8h 45m
IDR 9,795,580($655)
every 2 hours4,968km (3,087 miles)
Plane and Taxi14h 45m
IDR 8,597,345($575)
every 2 hours5,159km (3,206 miles)
Bus and Plane15h 45m
IDR 9,900,430($660)
4 times a day5,067km (3,149 miles)
Plane and Ferry16h 45m
IDR 6,290,740($420)
twice a week4,883km (3,034 miles)
Bus, Plane and Taxi21h 40m
IDR 8,851,970($590)
4 times a day5,258km (3,267 miles)
Ferry
8 days 4h
IDR 1,677,530($110)
once a week5,829km (3,622 miles)
Bus, Car, Ferry and Train
6 days 21h
IDR 1,977,090($130)
once a week5,990km (3,722 miles)

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Airports near Nabire

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

NBX
Nabire Airport (NBX)
Domestic Airport
Distance
8km (5 miles) from Nabire
KNG
Kaimana Airport (KNG)
Domestic Airport
Distance
197km (122 miles) from Nabire
DJJ
Sentani Airport (DJJ)
International Airport
Distance
563km (350 miles) from Nabire