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Travel to Indonesia

Flying to Indonesia

The national airline is Garuda Indonesia ( Airlines offering flights to Indonesia 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 Ngurah Rai International 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

Jalan Raya Gusti Ngurah Rai

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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.

Building 601 Tangerang

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Flight times

To Jakarta: from London - 15 hours 40 minutes (including stopover); New York - 21 hours (including stopover).

To Denpasar, Bali: from London - 15 hours 30 minutes (direct); New York - 23 hours (including stopover).

Departure tax

Included in the air fare.

Travelling to Indonesia by Rail

There are no international trains going to Indonesia.

Driving to Indonesia

As Indonesia is made up of islands, land crossings are limited.
• From Malaysia: the Entikong- Tebedu crossing is between Sarawak (Malaysia) and West Kalimantan (Indonesia) on the island of Borneo.
• From East Timor: the Mota'ain crossing is between Batugade in East Timor and Atambua, West Timor.
• From Papua New Guinea: the Wutung crossing is between Vanimo in Sandaun Province in Papua New Guinea, and Jayapura Indonesian Papua.

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 and Bintan, two islands just south of Singapore.

Cruise ships

Indonesia is served by various cruise lines including Seabourn ( and Holland America Line (

Ferry operators

Ferries are available from Singapore to Bintan and Batam islands which are close to Singapore.

Ferries are also available from Port Klang and Port Dickson in Malaysia to Dumai and Tanjung Balai in Sumatra, Indonesia. There is also a ferry service from Tawau (Sabah, Malaysia) to Nunukan and Tarakan, two Indonesian islands nearby.

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