From Malaysia

There are flights to Banda Aceh from Kuala Lumpur (AirAsia) and Penang (Firefly).

From Kuala Lumpur

SCHEDULE TILL 25 MARCH 2017:

FLIGHTS FROM KUALA LUMPUR TO BANDA ACEH (KUL-BTJ)
Daily  Air Asia AK0422 ETD: 07:55 ETA: 08:25
Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday  Air Asia AK0423 ETD: 13:15 ETA: 13:45
FLIGHTS FROM BANDA ACEH TO KUALA LUMPUR (BTJ-KUL)
Daily Air Asia AK0422 ETD: 08:50 * ETA: 11:20
Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday Air Asia  AK0423  ETD: 14:10 ETA: 16:35

* Note: When departing with the morning 8 AM ferry, you cannot connect to the early daily 8.50 AM flight ! It requires leaving the afternoon before and spending a night in Banda Aceh!

From Penang

SCHEDULE TILL 29 OCTOBER 2017:

FLIGHTS FROM PENANG TO BANDA ACEH (PEN-BTJ)
Monday, Wednesday,
Friday, Sunday
FireFly FY3401 ETD: 09:00 ETA: 09:40
FLIGHTS FROM BANDA ACEH TO PENANG (BTJ-PEN)
Monday, Wednesday,
Friday, Sunday
FireFly FY3400 ETD: 10:00 * ETA: 12:40

* Note: When departing with the morning 8 AM ferry, it is pushing the limits to be on time for the check-in of this 10.00 AM flight! A safer option is to leave the afternoon before and spend a night in Banda Aceh!

Pulau Weh from Above

 

From Indonesia

It is also possible to enter Indonesia through Medan on Sumatra. There are a number of international flights flying in from Penang, Ipoh, Malaka and Kuala Lumpur (Malaysia) (Garuda, Malaysia Airlines, Firefly, LionAir, Batavia Air, Air Asia and others), from Bangkok (Thailand) (Air Asia) and from Singapore (SilkAir, Jetstar Asia, Air Asia, Tiger Airways).
Another option from Singapore is by ferry to Batam (Indonesia) and onwards with the domestic LION AIR flight from Batam to Banda Aceh with good connections to the ferries to Pulau Weh.

From Jakarta/Medan (Sumatra) to Sabang on Pulau Weh (Weh island)!

New Wings Air (Lion Air) flight since December 2016

FLIGHTS FROM MEDAN (KNO) TO SABANG (SBG)
Tuesday,
Thursday  Sunday
Wings IW1213 ETD: 12:20 ETA: 13:30
FLIGHTS FROM SABANG (SBG) TO MEDAN (KNO)
Tuesday, Thursday, Sunday Wings IW1214 ETD: 13:55 ETA: 15:05
FLIGHTS FROM JAKARTA (JKT) TO SABANG (SBG)
Friday,  Sunday Garuda via Medan GA180 / 7112 ETD: 05:35 ETA: 10:10
FLIGHTS FROM MEDAN (KNO) TO SABANG (SBG)
Friday,  Sunday Garuda GA7112 ETD: 08:50 ETA: 10:10
FLIGHTS FROM SABANG (SBG) TO MEDAN (KNO)
Friday, Sunday Garuda GA7113 ETD: 10:40 ETA: 12:10
FLIGHTS FROM SABANG (SBG) TO JAKARTA (JKT)
Friday,  Sunday Garuda via Medan GA7113 / 189 ETD: 10:40 ETA: 16:30

From Jakarta/Batam/Medan (Sumatra) to Banda Aceh

*The transport schedules change frequently! Last updated: 27 December 2016

Several airline companies offering flights between Jakarta, Medan, Batam and Banda Aceh: Garuda Airlines, Citilink and Lion Air.

FLIGHTS FROM JAKARTA TO BANDA ACEH (CGK-BTJ)
daily Garuda Air direct GA140 ETD: 06:30 ETA: 09:20
daily Lion Air direct JT304 ETD: 08:45 ETA: 11:35
daily Lion Air via Medan JT306 ETD: 11:50 ETA: 15:55*
daily Garuda direct GA146 ETD: 12:00 ETA: 14:45
daily Garuda direct GA142 ETD: 17:50 ETA: 20:35*
daily Lion Air via Medan JT396 ETD: 17:25 ETA: 21:30*

 

FLIGHTS FROM MEDAN TO BANDA ACEH (KNO-BTJ)
daily Lion Air JT196 ETD: 08:10 ETA: 09:15
daily Lion Air JT306 ETD: 14:50 ETA: 15:55 *
daily Citilink QG992 ETD: 15:40 ETA: 16:45 *
daily Lion Air JT396 ETD: 20:25 ETA: 21:30 *

* Take care: this arrival time is too late to connect to the last afternoon ferry to Pulau Weh. A night in Banda Aceh is required. Send us a mail for hotel options and special offer!

FLIGHTS FROM BANDA ACEH TO MEDAN (BTJ-KNO)
daily Lion Air JT397 ETD: 06:00 ETA: 07:05
daily Lion Air JT197 ETD: 10:00 ETA: 11:05
daily Lion Air JT305 ETD: 16:35 ETA: 17:40
daily Citilink QG993 ETD: 17:15 ETA: 18:20

 

FLIGHTS FROM BANDA ACEH TO JAKARTA (BTJ-CGK)
daily Lion Air via Medan JT397 ETD: 06:00 ETA: 10:15
daily Garuda direct GA141 ETD: 07:00 ETA: 09:55
daily Garuda direct GA143 EDT: 10:05 ETA: 12:55
daily Lion Air JT307 ETD: 12:15 ETA: 15:05
daily Garuda  direct GA147 ETD: 15:40 ETA: 18:35
daily Lion Air via Medan JT307 ETD: 16:35 ETA: 22:35
FLIGHTS FROM BATAM TO BANDA ACEH  (BTH – BTJ)
daily Lion Air JT810 ETD: 11:00 ETA: 12:45
FLIGHTS FROM  BANDA ACEH TO BATAM  (BTJ – BTH)
daily Lion Air JT811 ETD: 13:30 ETA: 15:15

From Banda Aceh to Pulau Weh

From the airport in Banda Aceh it’s around an half hour drive to the port of Banda Aceh, Ulee Lheu, from where the ferries to Balohan (Pulau Weh’s ferry port) depart.

Important: Schedule is subject to change (due to weather/holidays). For the latest updates or if you need assistance with transport arrangements, like our recommended travel agency for tickets in Medan, just send us an e-mail.

FERRIES FROM BANDA ACEH (Ulee Lheue) TO PULAU WEH (Balohan)
daily “Express Bahari” fast passenger ferry ETD: 09:30 ETA: 10:20
Saturday, Sunday and Wednesday “BRR” car/passenger ferry ETD: 11:00 ETA: 12:50
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday “BRR” car/passenger ferry ETD: 14:00 ETA: 15:50
daily “Express Bahari” fast passenger ferry ETD: 16:00 ETA: 16:50
Saturday, Sunday and Wednesday “BRR” car/passenger ferry ETD: 16:00 ETA: 17:50

 

FERRIES FROM PULAU WEH (Balohan) TO BANDA ACEH (Ulee Lheue)
daily “Express Bahari” fast passenger ferry ETD: 08:00 ETA: 08:50
daily “BRR” car/passenger ferry ETD: 08:00 ETA: 10:00
Saturday, Sunday and Wednesday “BRR” car/passenger ferry ETD: 13:30 ETA: 15:30
daily “Express Bahari” fast passenger ferry ETD: 14:30 ETA: 15:20

 

From Balohan (harbour) to Lumba Lumba Diving & Living on Gapang Beach.

Diver CrossingWhen you arrive in Balohan, the harbour on Pulau Weh, there are many cars and minibusses waiting for passengers. With each ferry arrival a specific minibus (and/or taxi) is appointed to go to the Gapang & Iboih beaches. For taxis count on a minimum of Rp 180.000-200.000 or if shared with others 60.000 per person for a Kijang car to take you directly to LumbaLumba on Gapang Beach. In a minibus it’s also Rp 60.000 per person, with negotiation sometimes Rp 50.000 per person. It is still another 35 minutes drive over scenic roads around bays and over steep hills with prime forest where you can see many monkeys.
New are the becaks (motorbike taxi’s) which can take you to Gapang Beach at cheaper rates – negotiable.

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