How to travel from Medan to Ubud, Indonesia

The distance between Medan and Ubud is around 2,360km (1,466 miles) and the quickest way to get there is to fly which takes around 5h 20m.

7 routes found

We've found 7 different ways to get from Medan to Ubud by plane, ferry, bus, train and taxi. 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 Ngurah Rai (DPS).

  • Duration5h 20m
  • Flight time4hrs
  • Typical cost
    IDR 2,531,275($170)
Operated by

Indonesia AirAsia

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1 similiar route

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Bus and Ferry

Take the bus to Bandar Lampung then take a ferry to Gambir Station then take the bus to Terminal Mengwi.

  • Duration3 days 5h
  • Departsonce daily
  • Typical cost
    IDR 1,662,555($110)
Operated by

Multiple operators

2 similiar routes

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Ferry, Train and Bus

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

  • Duration3 days 10h
  • Departsonce a week
  • Typical cost
    IDR 1,482,820($100)
Operated by

Multiple operators

1 similiar route

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Frequently asked questionsabout travel between Medan and Ubud

There are several options for getting from Medan to Ubud by plane, ferry, bus, train and taxi. The cheapest option is to take a ferry and then take the bus which costs around IDR 1,318,060 ($88) and will take around 4 days. If you need to get there more quickly, you can fly and arrive in approximately 5h 20m, though it is a bit more costly at approximately IDR 2,531,275 ($170).

The distance between Medan and Ubud is around 2,360km (1,466 miles). In a direct line (as the crow flies), the distance is 955km (594 miles)

It takes around 5h 20m to get from Medan and Ubud by plane.

The quickest way to get from Medan to Ubud is to fly which takes around 5h 20m and will set you back approx IDR 2,531,275 ($170).

The cheapest way to travel between Medan and Ubud is to take a ferry and then take the bus which will typically cost around IDR 1,318,060 ($88) for a standard one-way ticket.

Train travel

There is no train service that runs between Medan and Ubud. We recommend that you fly from Kuala Namu (KNO) to Ngurah Rai (DPS). instead which will take 5h 20m.

Bus travel

Sorry, looks like there is no bus service that runs between Medan and Ubud. We recommend that you fly from Kuala Namu (KNO) to Ngurah Rai (DPS). instead which will take 5h 20m.

Flights and Airlines

Yes you can fly from Medan and Ubud. Flights depart from Kuala Namu (KNO) and arrive at Ngurah Rai (DPS) - via Kuala Lumpur (KUL). The flight takes around 4hrs.

There is no direct flight from Medan to Ubud. There is however a flight that goes via Kuala Lumpur (KUL). This services will take at least 5h 20m (not including layover time).

The flight from Medan to Ubud typically takes around 4hrs. Flights depart from Kuala Namu (KNO) and and arrive into Ngurah Rai (DPS).

The closest major airport to Ubud is Ngurah Rai International Airport (DPS) (DPS) which is approximately 29km (18 miles) from Ubud. Blimbingsari Airport (BWX) (BWX) and Zainuddin Abdul Madjid International Airport (LOP) (LOP) 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 Ubud. We recommend that you fly from Kuala Namu (KNO) to Ngurah Rai (DPS). instead which will take 5h 20m.

If you don't have a car, the easiest way to get from Medan to Ubud is to fly which takes, on average, 5h 20m and will usually cost around IDR 2,531,275 ($170).

How do I get from Medan to Ubud

Compare travel optionsbetween Medan and Ubud

Transport options from Medan to Ubud
Transport optionDurationCostFrequencyDistance
Fly + 1 similar
5h 20m
IDR 2,531,275($170)
every 3 hours2,360km (1,466 miles)
Plane, Ferry and Bus8h 45m
IDR 2,066,960($140)
every 3 hours2,461km (1,529 miles)
Bus and Ferry + 2 similar
3 days 5h
IDR 1,662,555($110)
once daily3,129km (1,945 miles)
Ferry and Bus3 days 20h
IDR 1,392,950($95)
once a week3,007km (1,869 miles)
Ferry to Port of Tanjung Priok, Bus4 days
IDR 1,318,060($88)
once a week3,043km (1,891 miles)
Ferry, Train and Bus + 1 similar
3 days 10h
IDR 1,482,820($100)
once a week2,972km (1,847 miles)
Bus, Ferry, Train and Taxi2 days 18h
IDR 2,920,700($195)
once daily3,198km (1,987 miles)

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Airports near Ubud

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

DPS
Ngurah Rai International Airport (DPS)
International Airport
Distance
29km (18 miles) from Ubud
BWX
Blimbingsari Airport (BWX)
Domestic Airport
Distance
104km (64 miles) from Ubud
LOP
Zainuddin Abdul Madjid International Airport (LOP)
International Airport
Distance
115km (71 miles) from Ubud