Photo: River scenes.

How to get to and from Bukit Lawang

Use the quicklinks below to jump to the desired section regarding transport in and around Bukit Lawang.


From Bukit Lawang, buses only go in one direction -- towards Medan. They depart regularly throughout the day, cost 15,000 rupiah and take three hours.

The village of Tangkahan (where it is possible to wash or ride an elephant) is accessible by rented 4WD or motorcycle taxi for 400,000 and 150,000 rupiah respectively. Travel time is between two and three hours dependent on weather and road conditions.

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Where to next?

Where are you planning on heading to after Bukit Lawang? Here are some spots commonly visited from here, or click here to see a full destination list for Indonesia.

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