How to travel from Nusa Penida to Medan, Indonesia

The distance between Nusa Penida and Medan is around 2,458km (1,527 miles) and the quickest way to get there is to take a ferry and then fly which takes around 6hrs.

9 routes found

We've found 9 different ways to get from Nusa Penida to Medan by ferry, plane, bus and train. The recommended routes, which include information on duration, ticket price, and level of difficulty, can be found below.

👋 Also check out MedanNusa 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 Kuala Namu (KNO).

  • Duration6hrs
  • Flight time4hrs
  • Typical cost
    IDR 3,325,105($220)
Operated by

Multiple operators

3 similiar routes

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Ferry

Take a ferry to Padang Bai Bali, Lembar Lombok, Surabaya then Tanjung Priok and then to Belawan.

  • Duration4 days 14h
  • Departsonce a week
  • Typical cost
    IDR 1,168,280($78)
Operated by

Multiple ferry operators

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Ferry and Bus

Take a ferry to Sanur then take the bus to Jakarta then take a ferry to Belawan.

  • Duration4 days
  • Departsonce a week
  • Typical cost
    IDR 1,213,215($81)
Operated by

Multiple operators

3 similiar routes

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Frequently asked questionsabout travel between Nusa Penida and Medan

There are several options for getting from Nusa Penida to Medan by ferry, plane, bus and train. The cheapest option is to take a ferry which costs around IDR 1,168,280 ($78) and will take around 4 days 14h. If you need to get there more quickly, you can take a ferry and then fly and arrive in approximately 6hrs, though it is a bit more costly at approximately IDR 3,325,105 ($220).

The distance between Nusa Penida and Medan is around 2,458km (1,527 miles). In a direct line (as the crow flies), the distance is 991km (616 miles)

It takes around 6hrs to get from Nusa Penida and Medan by ferry and plane.

The quickest way to get from Nusa Penida to Medan is to take a ferry and then fly which takes around 6hrs and will set you back approx IDR 3,325,105 ($220).

The cheapest way to travel between Nusa Penida and Medan is to take a ferry which will typically cost around IDR 1,168,280 ($78) for a standard one-way ticket.

Train travel

There is no train service that runs between Nusa Penida and Medan. We recommend that you take a ferry to Sanur then fly from Ngurah Rai (DPS) to Kuala Namu (KNO). instead which will take 6hrs.

Bus travel

Sorry, looks like there is no bus service that runs between Nusa Penida and Medan. We recommend that you take a ferry to Sanur then fly from Ngurah Rai (DPS) to Kuala Namu (KNO). instead which will take 6hrs.

Ferry/Boat travel

Yes there is a ferry service that runs between Nusa Penida and Medan. The ferry typically takes around 4 days 14h and departs once a week.

ASDP Indonesia Ferry and Pelni run the ferry services between Nusa Penida and Medan. Ferries run once a week and take around 4 days 14h on average but will vary depending on conditions and travel date.

Flights and Airlines

It doesn't look like you can fly directly from Nusa Penida to Medan. We recommend that you take a ferry to Sanur then fly from Ngurah Rai (DPS) to Kuala Namu (KNO). instead which will take 6hrs.

The closest major airport to Medan is Halim Perdanakusuma Airport (HLP) (HLP) which is approximately 19km (12 miles) from Medan. Soekarno–Hatta International Airport (CGK) (CGK) and Husein Sastranegara International Airport (BDO) (BDO) 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 Medan. We recommend that you take a ferry to Sanur then fly from Ngurah Rai (DPS) to Kuala Namu (KNO). instead which will take 6hrs.

If you don't have a car, the easiest way to get from Nusa Penida to Medan is to take a ferry and then fly which takes, on average, 6hrs and will usually cost around IDR 3,325,105 ($220).

How do I get from Nusa Penida to Medan

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Transport options from Nusa Penida to Medan
Transport optionDurationCostFrequencyDistance
Ferry and Plane + 3 similar
6hrs
IDR 3,325,105($220)
once daily2,458km (1,527 miles)
Ferry, Bus and Plane9h 40m
IDR 4,882,815($325)
once daily2,669km (1,659 miles)
Ferry to Sanur, bus and plane9h 45m
IDR 3,609,685($240)
every 20 mins2,504km (1,556 miles)
Ferry, Plane and Bus12h 55m
IDR 4,223,785($280)
once daily2,558km (1,590 miles)
Ferry
4 days 14h
IDR 1,168,280($78)
once a week3,052km (1,897 miles)
Ferry and Bus + 3 similar
4 days
IDR 1,213,215($81)
once a week3,064km (1,904 miles)
Ferry to Sanur, bus4 days 9h
IDR 1,288,105($86)
once a week2,948km (1,832 miles)
Ferry to Sanur, bus4 days 14h
IDR 1,392,950($95)
once a week2,981km (1,852 miles)
Ferry, Bus and Train3 days 10h
IDR 1,288,105($86)
once a week3,016km (1,874 miles)

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Airports near Medan

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

HLP
Halim Perdanakusuma Airport (HLP)
Domestic Airport
Distance
19km (12 miles) from Medan
CGK
Soekarno–Hatta International Airport (CGK)
International Airport
Distance
32km (20 miles) from Medan
BDO
Husein Sastranegara International Airport (BDO)
International Airport
Distance
113km (70 miles) from Medan