How to get to Pulau Weh?

The best way to get to the Pulau Weh island for Europeans or Americans is to fly to Kuala Lumpur (the capital of Malaysia) and then continue to Banda Aceh (the capital of the Indonesian province of Aceh), which is about 20 miles (32km) away from the Pulau Weh island, your final destination. You can go on the island by a fast ferry or a slow ferry.

Short Version:

  1. Fly to Kuala Lumpur.
  2. From there fly to Banda Aceh.
  3. Use one of two Ferry options to get to the Weh island.

Fast Ferry

Travel Time: ~45 minutes

Pricing:
~80.000 IDR for economy,
~100.000 IDR for executive

Departures:

Banda Aceh to Pulau Weh:
at 08.00 am, 10.00 am and 04.00 pm

Pulau Weh to Banda Aceh:
at 08.00 am,02.30 pm and 05.00 pm

Slow Ferry

Travel Time: ~90 minutes

Pricing:
~25.000 IDR for economy,
~45.000 IDR for executive

Departures:

Banda Aceh to Pulau Weh:
07.30 am, 10.30 am and 02.30 pm

Pulau Weh to Banda Aceh:
at 08.00 am, 10.30 am and 02.30 pm

Ferries depart only twice per day in each direction, so be careful to arrive on time to avoid waiting for the next departure, which can be the next day.
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