Connecting between Banda Aceh and Padang
Replies: 8 - Last Post: Sep 16, 2012 1:13 AM Last Post By: udangompong
Sep 12, 2012 1:22 PM
Connecting between Banda Aceh and PadangTTers,
Anyone out there have some up to date info on connections between Banda Aceh and Padang? As best as I can tell there are no direct flights or buses either. Does everything more or less have to go through Medan or some other city? I looked for plane tix online just now and found a ticket that connects thru Jakarta and takes 10 hours all told for 100us. It's more than I would have wanted to spend to connect between these two places and I hate the idea of flying thousands of miles out of my way, but I may consider it if the alternative is an epic, torturous bus trip. Thanks, any help is always appreciated.
Sep 12, 2012 2:31 PM
Sep 12, 2012 2:48 PM
Sep 13, 2012 12:12 AM
3Thanks for the responses.
Oddly enough when I searched for tickets (on utiket.com) from Banda Aceh to Padang the only thing that turned up was connections through Jakarta. I had to search the tickets through Medan by separate legs (BA to Medan, Medan to Padang) in order to come up with the flights (right now super cheap at under 70usd promo rates in total).
Thanks for that info. I suspected that would be the case on the epic bus ride and I don't know that I can take it, especially as there seems to be an easy alternative to take at a reasonable price.
Sep 13, 2012 12:13 AM
Sep 13, 2012 12:21 AM
5Okay, let me follow up with another bus vs flight question. How about the relative cost vs time for Kutacane to Banda Aceh? I believe that NBA flies from Kutacane to Banda Aceh but not sure about the specifics (I've read it's once a week, twice a week, canceled, et.al.). And a bus ride I expect is going to be similar to the Padang jaunt, but am hoping someone knows in some greater detail what it would entail to go from Kutacane to BA via bus or plane.
Sep 13, 2012 3:23 AM
Sep 15, 2012 10:19 PM
Sep 16, 2012 1:13 AM
8March 2010: much as with Pamela's trip
Kutacane - Ketembe 1hr, 10,000pp
Ketembe - Blankejeren 2.5hrs 15,000pp
Blankejeren - Takengon 5.5hrs 80,000pp
Takengon - Banda Aceh 8hrs 80,000pp
Total travelling time 17hrs. Total cost IRP185,000pp
Conclusion: a slow but scenic trip but don't do it just to save money
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