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Getting to Archipelago

Set in the heart of Southeast Asia, Indonesia islands are easily accessible from most parts of the world by air, surface and sea links.

Over 45 international airlines fly into the country while national carrier Garuda Indonesia Airline has a global network that spans six continents and a national network that covers more than 36 local destinations. Many low-budget airline also services certain domestic and regional routes.
Most visitors arrive by air at one of the six international airports in Cengkareng. Indonesia's three main gateways are Soekarno-Hatta International Airport, Jakarta, Polonia Airport in Medan and Ngurah Rai Airport in Bali. Several international airlines serve Jakarta. The rest of the country, including Sumatera, Kalimanatan, Sulawesi, Maluku, Papua, East-nusatenggara are well serviced by domestically it serves 33 cities including all the provincial capitals, domestic airports and airstrips. Air services are available to all provincial district capitals and other remote areas operated by Garuda Indonesia, LionAir, AirSriwijaya, Merpati Nusantara, Garuda Indonesia, the national flag carrier, operates on both international and domestic routes.

The only all-jet airline on domestic routes, it has several daily flights from Jakarta to destination of commercial and touristic importance, such as Bali, Medan, Ujung Pandang, Manado and Yogyakarta. It also operates shuttIe flights to Surabaya and Semarang several times a day.
The passes are sold in conjunction with travel on Garuda from Europe, USA, Australia and Japan, and have to be purchased from Garuda Offices in these areas. On its international network, Garuda Indonesia serves London, Amsterdam, Brussles, Frankfurt, Paris, Zurich, Rome, Vienna, Cairo, Abudhabi, Jeddah and Riyadh. In Asia and to points South, destinations are Ho Chi Min city, Bangkok, Hong Kong, Taipei, Manila, Tokyo, Kuala Lumpur, Nagoya, Seoul, Singapore, Brunei, New Zealand, Sydney, Melbourne, Perth, Darwin, Portheland and Auckland. Garuda serves Honolulu and Los Angeles as well.

Merpati Nusantara Airlines is the second national carrier and flies to about 110 destination in Indonesia and has some border crossing flights to Australia (Darwin), Brunei Darussalam, Davao (Philippines), and East Malaysia (Kuching). Bouraq and Mandala also have scheduled services. Medan receives direct flights from Singapore, Penang and Kuala Lumpur operated by Singapore Airlines, Malaysian Airlines System (MASj, Silk Air and Garuda. There are some other privately owned airlines which mainly operate charter flights.
Bali is served by Garuda since 1986 Garuda initiated joint services with SIA, MAS, Cathay Pacific, JAL, Silk Air, China Airlines, Thai Airways Int'l, Continental Airlines and Royal Brunei for direct flights to Bali from Singapore, Kuala Lumpur, Bangkok, Brunei Darussalam, Guatemala, Hongkong, Nagoya, Osaka, Tokyo, and Taipei and other service from Amsterdam, through Vienna and Abudhabi to Medan and Bali, offering easier accessibility and overflying Jakarta.

Stretching over from Aceh to Papua , with thousands islands connected on natural depth voyage, PELNI National Cruise Line - the largest cruise ship in all indonesia region – domestic ports also situated here are designed to be a high-tech regional port. It has a container terminal, large warehouse area and commercial centre, PELNI National Cruise is a major national leisure cruise line.

Ferry operates a vehicular ferry service from Batam Island to Singapore on the southern coastline of the Riau Kepulauan. Batam Island is the gateway to the popular port to Singapore. There are four daily trips and eight daily trips on weekends.
A free trade zone, Batam Island is currently being developed as an industrial, commercial, residential, recreational and tourism hub with a marina and resorts. With excellent harbourage, it is also a major shipping and cargo terminal.

Situated on the main rail route Java Express Railways with a daily train service from Jakarta to Surabaya via Semarang, Jakarta to Bandung, Jakarta to Surabaya via Jogyakarta, Surabaya to Bali via Banyuwangi – are another entry point regulary services from Java-Bali Island.

The North Javacoastline Expressway links from Anyer, Jakarta, Cirebon, Semarang , Surabaya, Banyuwangi to Bali – 2300km away. The South Java Expressway links Anyer, Bandung, Cilacap, Jogya, Solo, Malang, Jember to Banyuwangi – 1900km away. Near every toll-way there are restaurants, shops, car parks and shopping complex.

Have a nice trip!



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