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Air

Sultan Iskandar Muda International Airport is 16km southeast of the centre. A 30-day visa on arrival is available for most nationalities.

Flights from Banda Aceh

Jakarta

Airline

Batik Air, Garuda

Frequency

6 daily

Kuala Lumpur (Malaysia)

Airline

AirAsia

Frequency

1-2 daily

Kutacane

Airline

Susi Air

Frequency

2 weekly

Medan

Airline

Citilink, Lion Air

Frequency

4 daily

Penang (Malaysia)

Airline

Firefly

Frequency

4 weekly

Boat

Express boats and car ferries serving Pulau Weh depart at least twice daily from the port at Uleh-leh, 5km west of Banda Aceh’s city centre. Express boats depart at 10am and 4pm daily, with an additional 8am service from Friday to Sunday. Car ferries depart at 11am and 4pm Saturday, Sunday and Wednesday, and at 2pm Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday.

Bus

Terminal Bus Bathoh is 4km south of the city centre. Large buses to Medan depart from here.

Buses from Banda Aceh

Bukit Lawang

Fare (Rp)

350,000

Duration (hr)

16

Frequency

daily

Ketambe/Kutacane

Fare (Rp)

250,000

Duration (hr)

15-18

Frequency

daily

Medan

Fare (Rp)

150,000-330,000

Duration (hr)

12

Frequency

hourly, around 9am-10pm

Singkil

Fare (Rp)

220,000

Duration (hr)

14

Frequency

9pm