Travel to Indonesia
Flying to Indonesia
The national airline is Garuda Indonesia (www.garuda-indonesia.com). Airlines offering flights to Indonesia include Emirates (www.emirates.com), Etihad Airways (www.etihad.com), Malaysia Airlines (www.malaysiaairlines.com), Qatar Airways (www.qatarairways.com), Singapore Airlines (www.singaporeair.com) and Thai Airways (www.thaiairways.com). If travelling from the USA, you also need to stop at another Asian city en route, such as Hong Kong, Narita or Taipei.
Ngurah Rai AirportCode
Denpasar Ngurah Rai International Airport is located roughly 14km (8.7 miles) south of Denpasar, close to the Kuta resort area.Telephone
+62 361 935 1011AddressKuta
Jalan Raya Gusti Ngurah Rai
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Jakarta Soekarno-Hatta International AirportCode
Jakarta Soekarno-Hatta International Airport is located 20km (12 miles) northwest of Jakarta.Telephone
+62 21 550 5179.AddressBanten
Building 601 Tangerang
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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).
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.
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.