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Medan Transportation: 33 reviews and 54 photos

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  • By "Minibus-taxi" to Medan - Medan
  • the "tourguide" and open door on the left - Medan
      the "tourguide" and open door on the left
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  • toll to be payed quite often - Medan
      toll to be payed quite often
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  • looking out through the open door - Medan
      looking out through the open door
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  • the road to Medan - Medan
      the road to Medan
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Real Taxis to Medan are about 75 US$ one way but there are minibuses as well and we payed 25 $ for it, haggling is essential and also to fix the price in advance. Dont expect any comfort, no safety-belts nor anything else to get some hold in case of an accident. Drivers will speed even when it is just for a few meters and the side-door of these buses will always stay open.
For these 25 US$ we got a ride of 3 hours from Belawan (the next port, where our ship had docked) to Medan and back, including a citytour that was worth the trouble, BUT I guess the next time I would prefer a real taxi or to take the official bustour, offered by the ship.
Our Minibus had a driver who did not speak any english and an extra "tourguide" speaking a bit of english but giving no tourist-informations, just translating a bit and explaining to the driver where to go.

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  • Updated May 18, 2009
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