Bus in Padang


Tranex buses depart for Bukittinggi (30,000Rp) from the city’s northern fringes, outside the Wisma Indah building. They're half the price of door-to-door minibuses but you have to catch any white angkot (3000Rp)...

Boat in Padang

Mentawai Fast

Mentawai Fast conveniently runs from the dock in central Padang to the Mentawai Islands; note that when it stops at Sikabaluan en route to Siberut from Padang, the total journey time to Siberut is six hours. Get...

Bus in Padang


White Damri buses are a cheaper alternative (23,500Rp) to taking a taxi to the airport. They loop through Padang (though there aren't many clearly designated stops) roughly hourly between 6.15am and 5.15pm. Tell...

Ferry in Padang

Sungari Muara Ferry Dock

Padang has regular connections to the Mentawai Islands by boat. The Sungari Muara Ferry Dock is the dock used by the fast-boat service.

Bus in Padang

Putra Mandau

Putra Mandau links Padang to Dumai if you’re travelling to/from Sumatra by sea from Malaysia or Singapore.

Bus in Padang

Safa Marwa

Safa Marwa has regular minibus departures to Sungai Penuh (for Kerinci Seblat National Park).