Medan KNO - Pekanbaru PKU

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Information about Pekanbaru

Pekanbaru is the capital of Indonesia’s Riau province. The city’s strategic location, near Medan, Batam, Singapore and Malaysia, has made it one of Indonesia’s most important centers of industry and trade. National and international companies operate in this growing metropolis. Pekanbaru is also home to an abundance of tourist attractions that draw visitors from around the globe. Sultan Syarif Kasim II International Airport is one of the most important entrances into the city. 

How long the time of flight is?

The travel time required for a direct flight from Medan to Pekanbaru is 1 hour and 5 minutes. 

Time difference between cities

There is no time difference between the city of Medan and the city of Pekanbaru. If the time in Medan is 12 p.m., then the time in Pekanbaru is also 12 p.m. 

Interesting facts

• Two airlines operate direct flights on the route from Medan to Pekanbaru. They are Citilink and Lion Air.
• There are 2,751 seats available every week on direct flights from Medan to Pekanbaru.
• There are two scheduled direct flights on the route from Medan to Pekanbaru every day.
• Fifty percent of all scheduled flights from Medan to Pekanbaru depart in the morning.
• Fifty percent of all scheduled flights from Medan to Pekanbaru arrive at noon.
• The smallest aircraft flying directly from Medan to Pekanbaru is the Boeing 737-800 with 180 passenger seats.

General information about this route

The distance from Kualanamu International Airport (KNO) in Medan to Sultan Syarif Kasim II International Airport (PKU) in Pekanbaru is 250 nautical miles or 463 kilometers. 




Information about Medan

Medan is the capital of the North Sumatra province. It’s the third largest metropolitan city in Indonesia and the largest city on the island of Sumatra. Medan is North Sumatra’s center of government, economy and education. However, the city is no stranger to tourists. It is home to a large number of natural, historical, religious and culinary tourist attractions. Kualanamu International Airport is the main airport serving Medan and its nearby areas. It is one of the largest and most modern airports in the country. 

How long the time of flight is?

The length of time required for a direct flight from Pekanbaru to Medan is 1 hour and 5 minutes. 

Time difference between cities

There is no time difference between the city of Pekanbaru and the city of Medan. If the time in Pekanbaru is 7 p.m., then the time in Medan is also 7 p.m. 

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Transportation from Sultan Syarif Kasim II International Airport to Pekanbaru City Center

Travelers landing at Sultan Syarif Kasim II International Airport have several public transportation options available for reaching downtown Pekanbaru, including:

1. Puskopau Taxi

Puskopau Taxis are the only taxis operating at Sultan Syarif Kasim II International Airport. These taxis can take you anywhere in Pekanbaru. Travelers who prefer to use more affordable, commercial taxis can exit the airport and walk to the main road. The taxis located inside and outside of the airport are usually metered, and the fare is determined by the distance traveled.

2. Trans Metro Pekanbaru Bus

The Trans Metro Pekanbaru bus system operates similar to the TransJakarta bus system in Jakarta. These buses travel to numerous stops throughout the city of Pekanbaru and beyond. The buses can be located at the Trans Metro station outside of the airport, which is a short walk from the airport exit. The fare is 4,000 Rp per person, and the Trans Metro Pekanbaru bus traveling through the airport continues along the route from Perum Pandau to Pelita Pantai via Sudirman Road.

3. Angkots and Ojeks

Travelers seeking cheaper public transportation into the city and beyond can use Pekanbaru’s angkots and ojeks. You’ll have to exit the airport to pick up the available angkots (minibuses) and ojeks (motorcycle taxis). The angkot fare from the airport to the city center is 4,000 Rp, and ojek fares are always negotiable.





Transportation from Medan City Center to Kualanamu International Airport

Travelers flying out of Kualanamu International Airport have several public transportation options available for reaching the airport from the city center of Medan and its nearby areas. Those options are the following.

1. Train

Travelers can take the train from Medan’s Main Station near Merdeka Square to Kualanamu International Airport. The train costs 100,000 Rp per person, and the travel time is between 30 and 45 minutes. Train tickets can be purchased online or at the train station.

2. Damri BUs

Damri buses can also be used to reach the airport. The buses start operating at 4:30 a.m., every day, and they can be found at the numerous Damri bus terminals and shelters located throughout the city. The routes that travel to the airport are the following.

• Terminal Amplas - Kualanamu Airport PP 15,000 Rp
• Plaza Medan Fair - Kualanamu Airport PP 20,000 Rp
• Stabat - Kualanamu PP 50,000 Rp

3. ALS Bus

Two ALS bus routes travel to Kualanamu International Airport. They can be found at the numerous bus shelters and terminals located throughout Medan. The routes to the airport are the following.

• Gagak Hitam Ringroad - Kualanamu Airport PP 20,000 Rp
• Terminal Binjai - Kualanamu Airport PP 40,000 Rp

4. Almasar Bus

The Almasar bus travels one route from Cemara Road to Kualanamu International Airport. The rate is 22,000 Rp per person.

5. Paradep Bus

The Paradep bus travels from outside of the city of Medan to Kualanamu International Airport. The bus can be picked up in Siantar and ridden to Kualanamu for 60,000 Rp per person.

6. Taxi

Any taxi located in Medan and its nearby areas can be used to reach the airport. The taxis are equipped with meters, so you will not need to negotiate a fair price with the driver. The fare for a taxi ride from the city center to the airport is usually between 150,000 Rp and 200,000 Rp.

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