Getting Here

By Bus

There are many buses from Padang Bulan in Medan to Kutacane. Bus companies can be found along Jalan (street) Jamin Ginting. An approx. 8 hours ride with some stops along the road. Often crowded. In Kutacane change bus to Balai Lutu (Ketambe) approx. 1 hour’s drive.

By Travel

Shared comfortable 7 seat cars service Medan - Kutacane and Ketambe. For example by CV. Apatrans (Borneo Taksi). Booking in advance is recommended. The Medan office Ph: +6285245674545 or +6281370110177. The Kutacane office Ph: +6281269080808 or +6285297129555. Can be booked at Pak Mus Guest House. The price is app. 150.000 IDR per person to Kutacane. As the Medan Airport recently moved south of town and gas price has gone up, prices can fluctuate for a time. The taxis pick up and bring passengers from and to their addresses. The drive takes approx. 7 hours. It is also possible to charter one of these cars, app. 800.000 IDR per trip.

By Air

There are normally flights on the route Medan - Kutacane – Banda Aceh. Availability has to be checked locally. Normally NBA and/or Susi Air. Check for more information. NBA has no website, but an office next to Maimun Palace on Jl. Katamso, Medan. The prices are fairly low.