GOING TO PULAU WEH
The only way to go to Pulau Weh is by
sea. There is a nice car ferry and two fast passenger ferries plying
the route between Ulee Lhe in Banda Aceh and Balohan on Pulau Weh.
Take a taxi or becak to the harbor. Bargain for the price. High
speed ferries take 45 minutes and the car ferry takes 1,5 hours.
They all leave from the new ferry terminal in Ullee Lheue. There are
no airplanes. Note that schedules can change without prior notice.
From Ulee Lhe (Banda Aceh)
From Balohan (Pulau Weh)
09.30 and 16.00
08.00 and 16.00
||Mon, Tues, Thu, Fri.
||Wed, Sat, Sun.
||11.00 and 16.00
Prices depend on class.
Car ferry is managed by PT ASDP Indonesia Ferry in Banda
TRANSPORT ON PULAU WEH
local transportation on Pulau Weh has been criticized for
over-charging. The main problem is that there are not enough
passengers to run a regular service between Balohan and Gapang /
Iboih. Hopefully it will improve along the road. Minibuses are
waiting in Balohan where the ferry arrives. Local fare in a
sometimes packed minibus to Sabang town is Rp. 15.000 and in a taxi
or similar Rp. 20.000. To Sumur Tiga it is Rp. 25.000. An "ojek":
(motorbike taxi) is Rp. 20.000 and a becak Rp. 25.000.
To Gapang and Iboih it is Rp. 50.000 (minimum 2 passengers). The
busses take turns in talking tourists in order to avoid price war.
Prices and rules are valid in the harbor area. A becak is Rp.
Motorized becak are available in Sabang. Min. Rp. 5.000 per ride.
Market to Iemeulee is app. Rp. 10.000. To Sumur Tiga maybe 15.000.
You now also find becak taking passengers all over Pulau Weh. The
prices need to be bargained. Can be a very pleasant alternative to
To rent a motorbike is Rp. 80-100.000/day depending on type. A
bicycle is Rp. 50.000/day.
To charter a taxi is Rp. 500.000 per day. For example: Taxi Firdaus,
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