Tourist Bus/Local bus
If you are traveling on a tight budget you can take public transportation or tourist bus. Please keep in mind that this will be cheaper but a longer and adventurous journey to reach Bukit Lawang. If you decide to take public transport, no problem, make a room and tour reservation and we will pick you up at the bus stop in Bukit Lawang bus central.
First Local bus (PEMB.SEMESTA) from Pinang Baris station leaves at 6:30 AM and the last one leaves at 6:00 PM. Bus leaving very 20 minute. They will pick up and drop off local people during the way. The buses can be very crowded.
Overcharging for a local transport from Medan to Bukit Lawang is almost every day thing. Street hawkers at the bus stop will tell you to pay before boarding and ask fro 50 000 up to 200 000 RP. So you must take care of that. If they try overcharging you can keep distance from them and just waiting for another bus. The fact is, you pay when you arrive in Bukit Lawang and the normal price is 30 000 RP.
If you need more information or have any questions please contact us.
If you don´t want go with local bus you can use your private transport. Our offer for private transport is here: See Bukit Lawang/Transport.