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Travel to Indonesia

Flying to Indonesia

The national airline is Garuda Indonesia ( Garuda will re-introduce the London to Jakarta connection on 13 December 2018. Airlines offering flights to Indonesia with one stopover include Emirates (, Etihad Airways (, Malaysia Airlines (, Qatar Airways (, Singapore Airlines ( and Thai Airways ( If travelling from the USA, you also need to stop at another Asian city en route, such as Hong Kong, Narita or Taipei.

Major airports are: Jakarta Soekarno Hatta International Airport and Denpasar Ngurah Rai Airport.

Airport Guides

Ngurah Rai Airport




Denpasar Ngurah Rai International Airport is located roughly 14km (8.7 miles) south of Denpasar, close to the Kuta resort area.


+62 361 935 1011


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Jakarta Soekarno-Hatta International Airport




Jakarta Soekarno-Hatta International Airport is located 20km (12 miles) northwest of Jakarta.


+62 21 550 5179.


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Flight times

To Jakarta: from London - 14 hours 15 minutes (including stopover); New York - 23 hours (including stopover).

To Denpasar, Bali: from London - 17 hours (including stopover); New York - 23 hours (including stopover).

Departure tax

Included in the air fare.

Travelling to Indonesia by Rail

There are no international trains in Indonesia.

Driving to Indonesia

As Indonesia is made up of islands it is not possible to drive from mainland Asia and any journey must involve air or ferry travel.

Getting to Indonesia by boat

The main ports within Indonesia are Belawan (Medan), Dumai and Padang on Sumatra, with both Belawan and Dumai served by ferries from Malaysia. It is also possible to travel by boat from Singapore to Batam.

Ferry operators

Ferries are few and far between, with routes often being cancelled. There are high-speed ferries run between Sumatra and Malaysia but note, the route between Belawan (Medan) and Penang has now been discontinued. There are however, services between Dumai and Malacca.

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