Tourist Bus/Local Bus

If you are traveling on a tight budget, you also can take public transportation or tourist bus . Please keep in mind that this will be cheaper, but a longer and adventures journey to reach Bukit Lawang. If you decide to take public transport, no problem, make a room and tour reservation and we will pick you up at the bus stop in Bukit Lawang Central.

Tourist Bus

FromToPriceTimeDuration
Bukit LawangMedanRp. 120.0008.30 am4 hours
Bukit LawangMedan AirportRp. 190.0008.30 am5 hours
Bukit LawangBerastagiRp. 170.0008.30 am7 hours
Bukit LawangLake TobaRp. 230.0008.30 am9 hours

Local Bus

FromToTransportTimeDurationPrice
Medan AirportBinjaiALS busevery 30 min 3 hoursRp. 40.000
BinjaiBukit LawangLocal busevery 30 min 3 hoursRp. 25.000/30.000

Note:
There are no local buses available at Medan airport!
Last local bus in Binjai leaves at 20.00 pm!

FromToTransportTimeDurationPrice
Pinang Baris (bus station Medan)Bukit LawangLocal busevery 15 min5/6 hoursRP. 50.000/70.000
BinjaiBukit LawangLocal Busevery 15 min4 hoursRP. 50.000/70.000

Note: First Local bus from Pinang Baris station leaves at 6.30 am, the last one leaves at 20.00 pm. They will pick up and drop off local people during the way, the buses can be very crowded.

WARNING: Overcharging for a local transport from Medan to Bukit Lawang is almost universal. Street hawkers at the bus stop will tell you to pay before boarding, the cost they ask is Rp. 50,000 up till Rp. 300,000. The fact is, you pay when you arrive in Bukit Lawang and the normal price is Rp. 30.000

If you need more information or have any questions please contact us.