Medan is a major economic centre with a rich culture in North Sumatra, Indonesia. The city has a diverse population and boasts a blend of Islamic and European architecture in the centre. Visitors can enjoy many cultural and historical sites, including Maimun Palace and the Great Mosque of Medan. For a tasty array of ethnic street food, Jalan Selat Panjang Street is the place to be. Medan is also a great jumping-off point for a trip to enjoy all that scenic Lake Toba has to offer.
Medan Airport is located around 27 kilometres from Medan city centre. After landing at the airport, you can reach the centre by taxi, train, or bus. An airport taxi is the most comfortable way to travel from Medan airport to Medan city. The journey takes at least 40 minutes by taxi, and the fare costs around €8.70 (IDR 142,500). The train is also a great way to get to Medan from the airport. The Kualanamu Line takes about 30 minutes to reach the city centre and costs €4.30 (IDR 70,000). Lastly, the cheapest option to transport to the centre is by bus. The journey takes around an hour and the fare costs at least €0.90 (IDR 15,000).Welcome Pickups offers meet and greet services and a friendly introduction to Medan at the same price as a regular taxi. Click here to see the cost.