Medan Holidays

As Indonesia's fourth-largest city, Medan occupies a strategic point on Sumatra's northeast coast as a major transit entry point from Malaysia. Though it has a reputation for being a bit noisy and rundown, it is home to some of the country's most exquisite nineteenth-century colonial architecture. The most well-known are …

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How to get to Medan

Here's what you need to know about getting to Medan. You can see the cheapest month to fly and a snapshot of flight prices for the following month. Also, don't forget to factor in your travelling time - the typical flight from London Heathrow to Medan takes 15 hours, 50 minutes.

When to go to Medan

Typical Holiday Price

£737 per person

The average price of hotels and apartments in Medan varies according to the time of year. To help you plan when to go, we've looked at the hotels available on our site, then worked out the average price per night for the quietest and the busiest months.

Cheapest Month to Visit


Based on a typical 1 week holiday - adding together the cost of flights and accommodation - September is the cheapest month to go to Medan.

Things to see and do in Medan

Fidza Alwee | Trip by SkyscannerSamosir Island
Samosir Island
Jnalapraya | Trip by SkyscannerSibolangit
Leow Cheng Lam | Trip by SkyscannerMaimoon Palace
Maimoon Palace
Leow Cheng Lam | Trip by SkyscannerMesjid Raya Medan
Mesjid Raya Medan
channdayani | Trip by SkyscannerIstana Maimun
Istana Maimun
stevemctravis | FlickrMall Medan
Mall Medan
Leow Cheng Lam | Trip by SkyscannerGuan Yin Temple @ Medan
Guan Yin Temple @ Medan
IQRemix | FlickrRahmat Shah International Wildlife Museum & Gallery
Rahmat Shah International Wildlife Museum & Gallery

Reviews of Medan

Child of Bohemia
Child of BohemiaCape Town

I spend in Medan only one day and I cannot say I enjoy it. As another big cities in SA it's very dirty and smoggy. People though wasn't pushy and even-though we walked during night I didn't feel danger. .

Yuna Gena
Yuna GenaSamarinda

I have visited Medan twice and this one of three largest metropolis in Indonesia never turned me down despite of its famous hectic and chaotic traffic. Besides rich for its wide variety and delicious foods, one thing that I like for Medan is the richness of culture since the city is home to well blended various ethnics, which makes it interesting. Moreover, this city is a start point to various beautiful places in the North Sumatra and its surrounding.

Rental Mobil Medan
Rental Mobil MedanMedan Selayang, Sumatera Utara

Medan is the city you will start to another tourist place like bukit lawangto see orang utan etc

Leow Cheng Lam
Leow Cheng LamKlang

What a beautiful place as Lake Toba is here. Here got more Chinese and mostly businessmen. The local cake and kuih is very delicious.

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