How to get to Indonesia

By | May 4, 2022


Indonesia is a country in Asia according to topb2bwebsites. The equator runs through the charismatic island nation of Indonesia, found in the tropical waters of Southeast Asia. A great adventure awaits those who want to visit Indonesia. The third most populous nation in the world has an incredible cultural and geographical wealth just waiting to be explored. Tourists will find pristine white sandy beaches dotted with palm trees, set against a backdrop of dramatic volcanic mountains, terraced mountainsides and tropical rainforest. A kaleidoscope of wildlife awaits underwater: giant sunfish, manta rays, porpoises, turtles and colorful corals. A postcard paradise, Bali tempts with breathtaking scenery, gentle people in sarongs and legendary sunsets. The “living dinosaurs” of the island of Komodo will impress the visitor as well as the architectural splendor of the temple complexes of Borobudur with their 5 km long Buddhist reliefs. Those looking for adventure will find it in the remote jungles of Kalimantan or Sumatra, which are home to countless animal species and indigenous tribes.

Getting there

Arriving by plane

There are no direct flights to Indonesia from Germany, Austria and Switzerland. Garuda Indonesia (GA) is the largest national airline of Indonesia based in Jakarta. Garuda Indonesia (GA) flies from Amsterdam and London to Jakarta and Denpasar on Bali. In addition, several times a week Lufthansa (LH), Austrian (OS), Swiss (LX), Qatar Airways (QR), Cathay Pacific (CX), Singapore Airlines (SQ) and Thai Airways International (TG) fly from Frankfurt/M., Zurich and Vienna flights to Indonesia are offered, depending on the airline with stopovers in Singapore, Bangkok, Hong Kong, Kuala Lumpur and Singapore. Korean Air (KE) flies from Frankfurt/M. via Seoul to Bali.

Note on arrival by plane

Airports of entry and exit to/from Indonesia: Bali – Ngurah Rai; Balikpapan – Sepinggan; Jakarta – Halim Perdana Kusuma; Jakarta – Soekarno Hatta; Kupang-El Tarl; Mataram-Selaparang; Makassar – Hasanuddin; Medan-Kuala Namu; Menado – Sam Ratulangi; Padang – Tabing; Pekan Baru – Sultan Syarif Kasim II; Surabaya – Juanda; Surakarta – Adisumarmo; Yogyakarta-Adisucipto.

Flight times

Frankfurt/M. – Jakarta: 14 hrs 55 mins; Zurich – Jakarta: 15 hrs 30 mins; Vienna – Jakarta: 15 hrs 55 mins; Frankfurt/M. – Bali: 16 hrs 30 mins


Wonderful Indonesia Travel Pass: With the different categories of this air pass from Garuda Indonesia (GA), flights with Garuda Indonesia are up to 30% cheaper. 3-8 flight segments can be booked. The pass can currently only be purchased from Garuda Indonesia.

Departure fee

The airport taxes are already included in the ticket price.

Arrival by car

Indonesia’s only international land borders are between Kalimantan and the Malaysian states of Sarawak and Sabah on the island of Borneo, and between West Papua (Irian Jaya) and Papua New Guinea. There are no road connections to Sabah; the few poorly maintained roads to Sarawak are not recognized for entry into Indonesia. Tolls: Tolls have to be paid on around 530 kilometers of Indonesian motorways. Among other things, the route between Nusa Dua on Bali and Denpassar Airport is subject to tolls. Payment can be made in cash or electronically. Fees are also charged for the Suramadu Bridge, which connects Java and Madura. Documents:

Arrival by train

There are no rail connections to neighboring countries.

Arrival by ship

Ferries run regularly between Dumai (Sumatra) and Port Klang (journey time: 3 hours), Port Dickson and Malacca (journey time: 2 hours) in Malaysia.

Note on arrival by ship

Seaports that allow entry and exit to/from Indonesia: Batam – Sekupang/ Batu Ampar/ Nongsa/ Marina Teluk Senimba; Bali – Padang Bai/ Benoa; Belawan – Belawan; biting – biting; Dumai-Yos Sudarso; Jakarta – Tanjung Priok; Kupang-Tenau; Makassar – Soekarno Hatta; Padang – Teluk Bayur; Papua-Jayapura; pare-pare – pare-pare; Semarang-Tanjung Mas; Sibolga – Sibolga; Tanjung Balai Karimun – Tanjung Balai Karimun; Tanjung Uban – Bandar Bintan Telani/ Lagoi/ Bandar Sri Udana Lobam.

Cruise ships

Indonesian ports are served by the following cruise lines, among others: Royal Caribbean, Holland America Line, Phoenix, MSC Cruises, Hapag-Lloyd Cruises, Seabourn and Silversea Cruises.

Ferry provider

Doyan Shipping (tel +60 (3) 3167 1058) and NKH Ferry Services (tel +60 (3) 3166 0122) book ferries between Sumatra and Malaysia.

How to get to Indonesia