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City CodeMES
Popular Airlines
  • Malaysia Airlines
  • Singapore Airlines
  • Cathay Pacific
Flight Time19~22 hours

The flight time to Medan is approximately 19~22 hours. Find out more about the history, economy, climate and transportation options before you visit Medan.

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Situated along the northeastern coast of Sumatra island, the city of Medan is the capital of North Sumatra, a province of Indonesia. With an estimate population of more than two million in 2010, Medan is considered the fifth largest city in Indonesia. Medan is one of the most significant shipping lanes in the world. With a steady economy boosted by the production of tobacco, rubber, and tea, among others, Medan has paved its way to becoming the third largest city in Indonesia in terms of economy.

Voice of Travelers to Medan

Savoring nature in Medan

Hi. I am Upin from Penang. I have discovered about the beauty of Medan when I was browsing through the internet. The city had lots of natural attractions to visit, I wanted to book a ticket bound to Medan immediately. When I had earned enough, I finally made my dream come true. I booked a ticket via Sriwijaya Air. My time on board was relaxing and calming thanks to the staff who always asked for whatever we needed. When I have arrived at Medan, I asked some locals where Lake Toba is. When I arrived to the place, I was stunned by its sheer beauty. It was late afternoon when I arrived so I was able to witness the beautiful sunset. It was fascinating. The next day, I took a hike to visit Sipisopiso falls. The view was breathtaking I really had to blink twice to know it was real. I enjoyed my nature adventure at Medan. I have to book a ticket back there.

Marveling at architecture in Medan

My name is Michelle from Singapore. I have been a huge fan of architecture, especially when these are fusion designs. That is why I am in a constant urge to book a ticket to places where such designs are still present. When I discovered one in Medan, I knew I had to book a plane ticket to the city. I was able to avail of a ticket to Medan via Jetstar Asia Airways. Their services were remarkable, I had one of the best air trips of my life thanks to their hospitality. Upon reaching Medan, I was lead to what seems to be an Indian temple. But no, it was actually a Catholic Church. The Graha Maria Annai Velangkanni features a stunning architecture with heavy influence on Hinduism and Catholicism. Being a unique church, it was colorful and grand. I loved it so much. After exploring the church, I explored the rest of the city before booking a ticket back home.

Medan Travel FAQs

Q. How do I book a ticket to Medan?

A. You can book a ticket to Medan in many ways. First of all, you may ask for an available ticket to Medan from airline companies situated near you. If they do not have an available ticket to Medan, you may ask travel agencies to guide you in getting a ticket for a connecting flight to Medan. Looking for a chartered flight to book a ticket from may also be done. You can search from the internet for the schedule of flights so that you know when to get a plane ticket to Medan.

Q. Do I need a visa to enter Medan?

A. You only have to book a ticket and fly to Medan without needing a visa if you belong to one of the 169 countries that are visa-exempted. Other countries may need to book a ticket and fly to Medan to avail of a visa upon arrival. Additionally, citizens who are not visa-exempted may need to book a ticket to Medan before obtaining a visa to be able to visit the city. This is because a valid passport and a return ticket are both necessary as part of the requirements set by the Indonesian diplomatic missions.

Q. What are top destinations in Medan?

A. If you are planning to book a ticket to Medan, you should do so as early as possible in order to witness its beautiful attractions such as Mesjid Raya Mosque, and Annai Vellangkanni which feature stunning architecture. You may also avail of an admission ticket to be able to visit historic attractions in Medan such as Tjong A Fie Mansion and the Maimoon Palace. Medan is home to a lot of natural attractions including Lake Toba, the largest volcanic lake in the world, Samosir Island, and Sipiso-piso waterfall.

Medan - Direct Flights to Major Airports

Airports handling direct flights to Kualanamu International Airport ・Singapore Changi Airport (Changi, Singapore) ・Penang International Airport (Penang, Malaysia) ・Don Mueang International Airport (Bangkok, Thailand) ・Halim Perdanakusuma International Airport (Jakarta, Indonesia) etc.

Flight Routes to Medan

It is vital to be acquainted with the airlines that let you have a ticket bound to Medan. For international flights, you may book a ticket from AirAsia, JetStar Asia Airways, and Malindo Air, among others. There are several airlines that let you book a ticket for a chartered flight to Medan. Such airlines include Saudia and Garuda Indonesia. The rest of the airlines that fly to Medan allow you to book a ticket for domestic flights.