How to get to Pulau Weh :
– By boat : Banda Aceh airport is 20 mn away by taxi from the harbor Ulee Lheu. A fast ferry (duration 45′) in good condition leaves everyday from Banda Aceh for Sabang at 10am & 4pm and comes back from Sabang at 8am & 2:30pm. A slower ferry (2 hours) accepting motorbikes and cars leaves from Banda Aceh for Sabang on monday, tuesday, thursday & friday at 2pm and on wednesday, saturday & sunday on 11am & 4pm ; And comes back from Sabang on monday, tuesday, thursday & friday at 8am and on wednesday, saturday & sunday at 8 am & 2pm. The capacity of this slower ferry is limited to 18 cars ; It is therefore necessary to arrive long before the departure time, so we do not recommend you to travel with your car but to rent one instead once arrived on the island. The here-above departure times are valid all year long. In case of a special event, some departures might be added. In case of bad weather, boat departures can be postponed, we therefore recommend you to leave the island by boat at least 1 day before your international flight.
– By air : 2 airlines, Garuda & wings (Lion Air) operate Pulau Weh airport from Medan Airport (Kualanamu). You can easily book your flight on Traveloka.com.
Mars Resort is located 10 mn away from the harbour and 15 mn away from the airport. We can pick you up with our own car if needed.
Transport on Pulau Weh :
The roads are really good in Pulau Weh. You can easily visit any place of the island by motorbike & car. You can rent a motorbike directly upon your arrival at the harbour. Standard prices are : 100,000 Rp/24H for a motorbike and 400,000 Rp/day for a car with AC (500,000 Rp with a driver). The motorbike driver needs to wear a helmet in Sabang city to avoid any complication with the traffic police.
Diving & snorkeling
Pulau Weh offers worldclass diving with beautiful seafans and lots of big stuff around. It is possible to dive year-round. Please be informed that a local rule forbids any water-activity on friday morning until 2pm.