Pekanbaru PKU - Medan KNO

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Information about Medan

Medan is the capital of the North Sumatra province. It’s the third largest metropolitan city in Indonesia, following Jakarta and Surabaya. Medan is the center of government, economy and education in the North Sumatra province. Additionally, the city of Medan is an important gateway into the western region of Indonesia. It is the largest city on the island of Sumatra and a popular destination for business people and travelers from around the globe. Tourists can enjoy everything from modern shopping malls and culinary tours to historic sites and natural wonders. Kualanamu International Airport replaced Polonia International Airport in 2013, and is now one of the most modern airports in Indonesia. 

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 Pekanbaru and Medan. If the time in the city of Pekanbaru is 10 a.m., then the time in the city of Medan is also 10 a.m. 

Interesting facts

• Two airlines operate direct flights on the route from Pekanbaru to Medan, including Lion Air and Citilink.
• There are 2,751 seats available every week on flights from Pekanbaru to Medan.
• There are 14 scheduled flights each week for a direct flight route Pekanbaru - Medan
• Lion Air offers 354 scheduled flights between the city of Pekanbaru and Medan.
• One-hundred percent of all scheduled direct flights from Pekanbaru to Medan depart at noon.
• One-hundred percent of all scheduled direct flights on the route from Pekanbaru to Medan arrive in the afternoon.
• The largest aircraft flying directly from Medan to Pekanbaru is the Boeing 737-900 with 213 passenger seats

General information about this route

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





Information about Pekanbaru

Pekanbaru is the capital of the Riau province. The city is one of the largest municipalities on the island of Sumatra. Due to its strategic location near the cities of Medan and Batam and the countries of Singapore and Malaysia, Pekanbaru is an important part of Indonesia’s trade industry. The city is also home to a number of attractive tourist sites that draw visitors from around the world. Sultan Syarif Kasim II International Airport is one of the most important entrances into Pekanbaru.

How long the time of flight is?

The length of time required to take 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. 

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Transportation from Kualanamu International Airport to Medan City Center

Travelers arriving at Kualanamu International Airport in Medan have several forms of public transportation available for reaching the city center and other areas of North Sumatra. Those transportation options are the following.

1. Train

Kualanamu International Airport is the only airport in Indonesia to offer an airport train. You can locate the airport train station in front of the arrivals terminal. The train offers just one route from Kualanamu International Airport to the Medan Main Station near Merdeka Square. The train costs 100,000 Rp per person, and the duration of the ride from the airport to the city center is between 30 and 45 minutes. The train is new, comfortable and equipped with free WiFi.

2. Damri Bus

Damri buses can also be used to reach downtown Medan and its surrounding areas. The Damri buses can be found in the bus parking area near the arrivals terminal. The routes are the following.

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

3. ALS Bus

ALS buses also travel from Kualanamu International Airport to the city center and beyond. Those routes are the following.

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

You can locate these buses in the bus parking area near the arrivals terminal.

4. Almasar Bus

The Almasar bus travels the route from Kualanamu International Airport to Cemara Road. The fare is 22,000 Rp per person, and the bus can be found in the bus parking area near the arrivals terminal.

5. Paradep Bus

The Paradep bus travels one route from Kualanamu International Airport to Siantar. The fare is 60,000 Rp per person, and the bus can be found in the bus parking area near the airport’s arrivals terminal.

6. Taxi

The taxis located near the arrivals gate can be used to travel anywhere throughout the city and beyond. The official taxis that operate at Kualanamu International Airport are Blue Bird, Karsa, Ekspress and Bagus. Taxi fares to the city center range from 150,000 Rp to 200,000 Rp. A number of unofficial taxis can also be found at the airport. These taxis use private vehicles, and the fares are always negotiable.






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


Travelers flying out of Sultan Syarif Kasim II International Airport have several forms of public transportation available for reaching the airport from the city center of Pekanbaru, including:

1. Taxi

Any taxi found in Pekanbaru and its nearby areas can be used to access the airport. The taxis in the city are equipped with meters, so the fares are determined by the mileage traveled.

2. Trans Metro Pekanbaru Bus

The Trans Metro Pekanbaru buses operate similar to the TransJakarta buses in the capital city of Jakarta. These buses follow numerous routes throughout the city and beyond. The route through Sultan Syarif Kasim II International Airport travels from Perum Pandau to Pelita Pantai via Sudirman Road. The fare is 4,000 Rp per person.

3. Angkot and Ojek

Travelers seeking cheaper transportation to the airport can use the city’s angkots and ojeks. Angkots are minibuses used for public transportation and ojeks are motorcycle taxis. The cost of riding an angkot is 4,000 Rp per person, and ojek fares are negotiable.

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