Kualanamu International Airport (KNO) is about 26 km away from Medan city center, 85 km from Toba lake. From other cities in Indonesia such as Jakarta and Bali or Kuala Lumpur and Singapore, you can take a direct flight to Medan.
From The KNO you get to other places by Private Airport Transfer (Car), Grab/Gojek, train or shuttle bus.
To Medan city centre
On the first floor you can take buses to Medan city center (your hotel)
Bus ALS shuttle: Buses run every 45 minutes (duration: 2 hours), the fare is IDR 40,000
Bus Damri: Bus run every 30 minutes to Amplas, Medan (duration 45 minutes), the fare is IDR 15,000 and another route to Plaza Medan Fair (Carrefour) that buses run every 30 min (duration 60 min), the fare is IDR 20,000
Kualanamu Airport Rail Link: if you are a solo traveler this could be the most efficient way. The duration is varied from 30 to 50 minutes to Medan. The fare is IDR 100,000 - you can buy ticket online (on https://reservation.railink.co.id Kualanamu - Medan) or at the ticket office at the airport.
The airport railway station is just a few minutes walk from the arrival hall, once you get out the terminal you would see it.
Ride-hailing apps Grab and Gojeck are very popular in Indonesia, so taking a taxi seems to be a least prefered option unless you are in a rush, it is good to know that the Blue Bird Taxi is the most reliable taxi in Medan.
To Toba lake (Arrive at Parapat)
By buses or mini van (7-seater) the fare is IDR 90,000
Buying SIM-CARD to access Google's Map
Find a GraPARI store in the airport - you need to register the card (registrasi kartu) with your passport of Visa at the store. The Sim-Card may cost from 100,000 for the cheapest data plan.
How to get to Kualanamu International Airport (KNO)
Depending on your location - pick the same option as you can get to your place.
Where to stay overnight at KNO
You arrive late at night or want to avoid traffic congestion in Medan, either situation you will want to stay a night at Horison Sky Kualanamu period or after your flights.
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