How to travel from Nusa Penida to Banda Aceh, Indonesia

The distance between Nusa Penida and Banda Aceh is around 2,854km (1,773 miles) and the quickest way to get there is to take a ferry and then fly which takes around 6h 25m.

3 routes found

We've found 3 different ways to get from Nusa Penida to Banda Aceh by ferry, plane and bus. The recommended routes, which include information on duration, ticket price, and level of difficulty, can be found below.

👋 Also check out Banda AcehNusa Penida if you're planning a return trip.

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Ferry and Plane

Take a ferry to Sanur then fly from Ngurah Rai (DPS) to Banda Aceh (BTJ).

  • Duration6h 25m
  • Flight time4h 55m
  • Typical cost
    IDR 13,090,735($875)
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Ferry and Bus

Take a ferry to Sanur then take the bus to Kantor Surabaya Peneleh then take a ferry to Tanjung Priok and then to Belawan then take the bus to Bandah Aceh.

  • Duration4 days 13h
  • Departsonce a week
  • Typical cost
    IDR 1,527,750($100)
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Frequently asked questionsabout travel between Nusa Penida and Banda Aceh

There are several options for getting from Nusa Penida to Banda Aceh by ferry, plane and bus. The cheapest option is to take a ferry and then take the bus which costs around IDR 1,527,750 ($100) and will take around 4 days 13h. If you need to get there more quickly, you can take a ferry and then fly and arrive in approximately 6h 25m, though it is a bit more costly at approximately IDR 13,090,735 ($875).

The distance between Nusa Penida and Banda Aceh is around 2,854km (1,773 miles). In a direct line (as the crow flies), the distance is 2,748km (1,707 miles)

It takes around 6h 25m to get from Nusa Penida and Banda Aceh by ferry and plane.

The quickest way to get from Nusa Penida to Banda Aceh is to take a ferry and then fly which takes around 6h 25m and will set you back approx IDR 13,090,735 ($875).

The cheapest way to travel between Nusa Penida and Banda Aceh is to take a ferry and then take the bus which will typically cost around IDR 1,527,750 ($100) for a standard one-way ticket.

Train travel

There is no train service that runs between Nusa Penida and Banda Aceh. We recommend that you take a ferry to Sanur then fly from Ngurah Rai (DPS) to Banda Aceh (BTJ). instead which will take 6h 25m.

Bus travel

Sorry, looks like there is no bus service that runs between Nusa Penida and Banda Aceh. We recommend that you take a ferry to Sanur then fly from Ngurah Rai (DPS) to Banda Aceh (BTJ). instead which will take 6h 25m.

Flights and Airlines

It doesn't look like you can fly directly from Nusa Penida to Banda Aceh. We recommend that you take a ferry to Sanur then fly from Ngurah Rai (DPS) to Banda Aceh (BTJ). instead which will take 6h 25m.

The closest major airport to Banda Aceh is Sultan Iskandar Muda International Airport (BTJ) (BTJ) which is approximately 12km (7 miles) from Banda Aceh. Malikus Saleh Airport (LSW) (LSW) and Kualanamu International Airport (KNO) (KNO) 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 Nusa Penida to Banda Aceh. We recommend that you take a ferry to Sanur then fly from Ngurah Rai (DPS) to Banda Aceh (BTJ). instead which will take 6h 25m.

If you don't have a car, the easiest way to get from Nusa Penida to Banda Aceh is to take a ferry and then fly which takes, on average, 6h 25m and will usually cost around IDR 13,090,735 ($875).

How do I get from Nusa Penida to Banda Aceh

Compare travel optionsbetween Nusa Penida and Banda Aceh

Transport options from Nusa Penida to Banda Aceh
Transport optionDurationCostFrequencyDistance
Ferry and Plane + 1 similar
6h 25m
IDR 13,090,735($875)
once daily2,854km (1,773 miles)
Ferry, Bus and Plane9h 45m
IDR 13,000,865($870)
once daily3,065km (1,904 miles)
Ferry and Bus
4 days 13h
IDR 1,527,750($100)
once a week3,607km (2,241 miles)

Top Carriersoperating between Nusa Penida and Banda Aceh

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Airports near Banda Aceh

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

BTJ
Sultan Iskandar Muda International Airport (BTJ)
Domestic Airport
Distance
12km (7 miles) from Banda Aceh
LSW
Malikus Saleh Airport (LSW)
Domestic Airport
Distance
184km (114 miles) from Banda Aceh
KNO
Kualanamu International Airport (KNO)
International Airport
Distance
448km (279 miles) from Banda Aceh