Rute kapal ferry dari pelabuhan Balohan Sabang ke pelabuhan Ulee Lheue Banda Aceh PP. Hingga saat ini rute tersebut masih setia dilayari oleh KMP BRR dan KMP Aceh Hebat 2. Pasca kegiatan besar di kota Sabang yaitu Tour De Sabang, arus penumpang mulai normal.
How to get from Banda Aceh to Sabang by ferry?
Express Bahari operates a ferry from Banda Aceh to Sabang twice daily. Tickets cost Rp40000 – Rp50000 and the journey takes 45m.
How to get to Pulau Weh?
How to get from Banda Aceh to Pulau Weh (Sabang) – ferry schedule banda aceh sabang pulau weh The name Pulau Weh is usually used interchangeably with the island’s largest town, Sabang. To get here, there are ferries making the trip from Banda Aceh. You can check out the above ferry schedule for the trip between Banda Aceh and Sabang, Pulau Weh.
- The ferries don’t actually land in Sabang itself but in Balohan port from where it is around 15 to 20 minutes by car to the town center of Sabang.
- Most travelers head straight to Gapang or Iboih for the best beaches, which are around 50 minutes by car from the ferry pier.
- Looking at the ferry schedule, it is entirely possible to make a day trip out of Sabang.
You can simply take the earliest ferry, followed by a car ride to the beaches. The entire journey will take about 2 hours to get to the beaches. On your way back in the afternoon, you will find yourself on the road/at sea for another 2 hours which can be a bit draining.
Where are the best beaches around Banda Aceh?
Day 2 – Pulau Weh / Sabang – There is no shortage of beaches around Banda Aceh with Pulau Weh, located just an hour’s ferry ride away, generally considered one of the best beach destinations in the country. The island is filled with beaches and unbelievably blue waters.
What happened to Banda Aceh after the 2004 tsunami?
Day 1 – Exploring Banda Aceh – banda aceh airport The main airport in Banda Aceh is the Sultan Iskandar Muda International Airport and is located around 20 to 25 minutes from the center of town. Do note that cars booked through Grab can’t pick up passengers from the airport directly.
- If you are carrying a lot of luggage with you, you may wish to hop on one of the taxis which cost a bit more and require some haggling.
- If you are carrying only backpacks, it is still doable to book a car through Grab but you need to walk out to the main road (around 5 minutes walk) which is where Grab drivers can wait for passengers.
Once you reach the center of town, you will likely notice that Banda Aceh seems cleaner and more organized than other cities in Indonesia. This may be partly due to the tsunami disaster that occurred in December 2004. That left much of the city devastated and large chunks of Banda Aceh had to be rebuilt. baiturrahman grand mosque banda aceh After settling in the hotel, start your exploration of Banda Aceh over at the imposing Baiturrahman Grand Mosque, Especially attractive when seen in the morning with the sunlight shining over the whitewashed Moorish facade of the mosque, the building originates from the mid-1800s.
- Aceh is generally recognized as the first area where Islam spread in the Indonesian archipelago.
- The mosque had been expanded in the intervening years.
- Only the middle part of the building comes from the original construct, with the left, right and back portions added later on.
- One of the highlights of this mosque is its marbled floor which extends outside throughout its gated perimeter.
This is one of the tidiest mosques that one can visit in Southeast Asia. To enter, one has to leave his shoes outside by the main gate. It’s different from other mosques where one only needs to remove shoes when entering the main building itself. Do note that non-muslims are not able to enter the building but are free to roam around the marble-floored compound. tsunami museum banda aceh From the mosque, many of Banda Aceh’s attractions are within reach. Found directly south by walking through a leafy boulevard is the Tsunami Museum (open daily 9AM to 4PM). This is one of Banda Aceh’s unique attractions, given the city’s recent history with the deadly disaster that paralyzed it in 2004.