Transport

HOW TO GO TO IRA BUNGALOWS

The entrance gate to island Sumatra is an international airport KUALA NAMU (opened 2013) located around 40 km northeast of Medan.

The second option is an international airport SILANGIT (just 76 km from Parapat-Lake Toba), where from 2019 operates fly from Medan (Wings Air), Jakarta and Kuala Lumpur (AirAsia).

From Medan or Silangit you have to go by car to SINGKIL . They are not any fly in the moment to Singkil.

Please do not hesitate to contact us, we will arrange a car, that will pick you up from the Medan or Silangit airport.

           

From Singkil you have two ways to get to Pulau Banyak. A public boat to village BALAI : every day ( 3 hours, 50 000 Idr) or to village HALOBAN : 2-3  per week( 5 hours, 75 000 Idr).

Public boat from Singkil can only leave at high tide. It make this transport cheap, but sometime unpractical. The public boats are leaving between 8:00 -12:00 and we never know exactly what time.  You have to come to the Singkil right side harbour at 8:00 in the morning and ask directly the captain, what time will leave his boat. The boats port has a small restaurant where you can have coffee or tea. They also have free wifi. Please contact us (best over whatsapp) at what time and where you go, so we can arrange a local boat for you from Balai or Haloban to get you to Ira bungalows.

The best, most comfortable and fastest way to go to Ira Bungalows is charter a speed boat, which goes directly (2 hours). It’s always better to leave in the morning. Contact us, we will arrange your speedboat.

2 000 000 Idr  per speedboat  (1-2 persons)

2 200 000 Idr  per speedboat  (3-4 persons)

2 500 000 Idr  per speedboat  (5-6 persons)

Between Singkil and Balai also operates a public ferry :

30 000 Idr

Singkil Balai : Tuesday 10:00 and  Friday 14:00

Balai → Singkil : Wednesday 14:00 and Sunday 14:00

(Note : If you take a ferry from Singkil at Friday and the ship does not depart before 15:00, you probably have to stay overnight in one of Balai’s accommodations. Local ships do not operate in the dark)

Price for a local boats in Pulau Banyak

(…price per min. 2 persons)

Ira Bungalows – Tailana  (15 min)

100 000 Idr per person

 Ira Bungalows – Haloban  (30 min)

150 000 Idr per person

Ira Bungalows – Balai  (80 min)

200 000 Idr per person

300 000 Idr per person (40 min)

Ira Bungalows – Sikandang  (60 min)

200 000 Idr per person

Ira Bungalows – Kimo Resort  (80 min)

250 000 Idr per person

Ira Bungalows – Palambak  (100 min)

300 000 Idr per person

Price for a private car from (to) Singkil

(calculate per car with a driver, max 4 person)

Medan airport :

1 050 000 Idr  (9 hours)

Medan city :   

950 000 Idr  (8 hours)

Berastagi :   

900 000 Idr  (7 hours)

Tuk-Tuk (Lake Toba) : 

1 400 000 Idr  (7 hours)

Silangit airport :

1 600 000 Idr  (8 hours)

Ketambe :   

1 550 000 Idr  (10 hours)

Bukit Lawang :   

1 500 000 Idr  (11 hours)

Banda Aceh : 

2 300 000 Idr  (12 hours)

Bukittinggi :   

3 000 000 Idr  (16 hours)

Price for a private car from (to) Bukit Lawang

Medan airport :

650 000 Idr  (4 hours)

Medan city : 

600 000 Idr  (3 hours)

Tankahan :

650 000 Idr (3 hours)

Berastagi :

800 000 Idr  (5 hours)

Parapat (Lake Toba) :

1 100 000 Idr  (9 hours)

Singkil : 

1 500 000 Idr  (11 hours)

Banda Aceh :

2 400 000 Idr (13 hours)