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.

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.

Airport guides

Airport Code: DPS. Location: Denpasar Ngurah Rai International Airport is located roughly 14km (8.7 miles) south of Denpasar,... Money: There are banks with bureaux de change services and ATMs within the terminals. Read more

Airport Code: CGK. Location: Jakarta Soekarno-Hatta International Airport is located 20km (12 miles) northwest of Jakarta. Money: Terminals 1 and 2 have banks, ATMs and bureau de change facilities. Read more

Travel 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.

Visa and passport information is updated regularly and is correct at the time of publishing. You should verify critical travel information independently with the relevant embassy before you travel.