Pelni Schedules May 2013
Replies: 5 - Last Post: Apr 16, 2013 2:00 AM Last Post By: eva000
Apr 13, 2013 2:13 AM
Pelni Schedules May 2013Hi everyone,
Would someone be able to help with the Pelni Schedules? The website hasn't been updated yet it seems, all I can find is this PDF but I can't seem to make sense of it: http://www.pelni.co.id/content/file/jadwal-kapal-pelni-2013.pdf
Looking for the KM Tidar Ferry from Ambon to Banda early May, then Keis (Tual). Any help would be highly appreciated! I've already looked at the April schedules, but I am not sure what that says about May...
Apr 13, 2013 10:11 AM
1We're going in July, but i have been following the pelni schedule and it is always the same pattern. The Tidar has a round trip of 2 weeks. We are going the opposite of you, Tual to Banda to Ambon. If you take a calendar and look at the current schedule you will see the pattern and can follow until your desired dates.
Using this theory, my guess would be May 1st, 15th and 31st are the dates from Ambon to Tual with a stop on Banda. Of course, the other thing I have read is that you need check at the port for the most up to date information.
Apr 13, 2013 11:32 AM
This is the site i used for my Pelni trips.
I entered todays date and the furthest date I could use on the website (14 Apr to 28 May). The only scheduled Pelni ship is leaving 17 Apr and arrives at Tual (via Banda) on 18 Apr.
Just because there are no others scheduled ships beyond this one (and up to 28 May) doesn't mean there aren't any, it just means they are yet to update their site, normally one month in advance, which is suggesting (in my experience of using their website) there are no other Ambon to Tual ships between 18 Apr and 14 May (one month from todays date)... but someone may have better info regarding this.... i was using Pelni ships last year on numerous occasions so am maybe out of touch!
Prior to my first ever Pelni sailing I was checkings particular route for 3 months in advance to ensure their schedules were on time...though, anything can happen due to bad weather / break downs etc.
I missed my intended Pelni ship from Ambon to Tual and ended getting a flight to Kei, with the return journey going from Tual to Banda, then after spending 3 or 4 weeks in Banda Pelni'd to Ambon.
Hope this helps and have a great trip.
Edited by: dc1
Apr 13, 2013 12:09 PM
Apr 15, 2013 10:21 AM
4Still no official schedule on the website, but this is what I've come up with after comparing the schedules of February, March, and April - i think I may have found a pattern ;)
Posting this as my estimate, not in any way confirmed!!!
Wed May 1 Ambon - Banda
Thur May 2 Banda - Tual
Sun May 5 Tual - Banda
Mon May 6 Banda - Ambon
Wed May 15 Ambon - Banda
Thur May 16 Banda - Tual
Sun May 19 Tual - Banda
Mon May 20 Banda - Ambon
Apr 16, 2013 2:00 AM
5Pelni now lists the May route for the TIDAR boat, and it differs from my estimate.
This is what the website says, as of today. Only posting the Ambon - Banda - Tual stops:
AMBON BANDA 9 01-05-2013 | 16:00 02-05-2013 | 00:00
BANDA TUAL 9 02-05-2013 | 02:00 02-05-2013 | 14:00
TUAL BANDA 9 05-05-2013 | 17:00 06-05-2013 | 05:00
BANDA AMBON 9 06-05-2013 | 07:00 06-05-2013 | 15:00
AMBON BANDA 10 26-05-2013 | 16:00 27-05-2013 | 00:00
BANDA TUAL 10 27-05-2013 | 02:00 27-05-2013 | 14:00
TUAL BANDA 10 30-05-2013 | 17:00 31-05-2013 | 05:00
BANDA AMBON 10 31-05-2013 | 07:00 31-05-2013 | 15:00
Maybe someone finds it helpful.
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