From the airport in Banda Aceh it’s around an half hour drive to the harbour or 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 assistence with transport arrangements, like our recommended travel agency for tickets in Medan, just call/text us or send us an e-mail!

 

FERRIES FROM BANDA ACEH (Ulee Lheue) TO PULAU WEH (Balohan)
 – “Pulo Rondo” fast passenger ferry ETD: ETA:
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
“Pulo Rondo” fast passenger ferry ETD: ETA:

 

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 (newly repaved) scenic roadsaround 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.

 

Travel tips & practicalities

International ATM 

The bank Mandiri (blue) in Sabang town installed an ATM, which accepts VISA & MasterCard and Maestro cards. They also do money exchanges. Sabang town is a 30 minute ride from Gapang Beach.

Bank Mandiri also installed a convenient ATM in Banda Aceh’s ferry port.

In Teupin Layar (Iboih village), a 5 minute drive from Gapang there are now also 2 ATM’s.

At the diveshop, we accept cash Euro, Rupiah or any major currency, and payments in Rupiah by VISA & MASTERCARD creditcards and by (internet) bank tranfers. US Dollars are difficult to change, only new series, bills in good condition are accepted in the banks.

Safe Deposit facilities are available in the diveshop.