Getting Around

Taxis from the airport charge 100,000Rp to the city centre and 140,000Rp to Uleh-leh port.

Online taxi companies Grab and Go-Jek both operate in Banda Aceh, and are the cheapest way to get around.

Labi-labi are the local minibuses and cost 2500Rp for trips around town, though sights in the central area can easily be covered on foot or by becak. The most useful services are the blue labi-labi for Uleh-leh (10,000Rp, 35 minutes) and the white one to Lhok Nga and Lampu’uk (16,000Rp). The labi-labi terminal is just north of the Mesjid Raya Baiturrahman.

From the bus terminal, a becak into town will cost around 30,000Rp. A becak around town should cost between 15,000Rp and 30,000Rp, depending on your destination. A becak to Uleh-leh from the city centre is 40,000Rp and a taxi 70,000Rp.

For a reliable ride or a city tour aboard a deluxe, wi-fi-enabled becak, call English-speaking Little John.