Cheap flights to Belitung H.A.S. Hanandjoeddin International Airport (TJQ), Indonesia
Formerly known as Buluh Tumbang Airport, H.A.S. Hanandjoeddin International Airport (TJQ) is the main gateway to Indonesia’s Belitung Island. After its renovation in 2017, it officially became an international airport. The most common route is via connecting flights from Jakarta, Indonesia’s capital city. In October 2018, Garuda Indonesia launched direct Belitung flights from Singapore. As it is relatively new, the airport only has basic facilities.
H.A.S. Hanandjoeddin International Airport is situated 15 kilometres east of Tanjung Pandan, the capital of Belitung regency. The cheapest transportation to get to the city is to ride the city bus which costs around IDR12,000 (RM3.50). You may also opt for a taxi which costs IDR95,000 (RM28). But, if you are not confident with public transportation, you can always search for car rental options. Compare the car hire deals on Skyscanner to get a convenient ride around the city.
Airlines that fly to Belitung H.A.S. Hanandjoeddin International Airport (TJQ)
Travelling to Belitung
Best time to visit Belitung
Belitung has a tropical climate with two distinct seasons: dry and rainy seasons. Since Belitung is known for its gorgeous beaches and island getaways, the best time to visit is during the dry season, from April to September, when the sea is calm and the skies clear.
To avoid the crowds, it is recommended to travel during the weekdays. The weekends can get crowded with tourists from Jakarta. Try to avoid national or school holidays too, which usually happen every June-July or December-January. The prices of Belitung flights and hotels tend to increase during these months.
Things to do in Belitung
Located on the east coast of Sumatra, Belitung is fast becoming one of the world’s promising travel destinations. There are lots of fun activities in Belitong, as local people call this island. But, island hopping is the most famous activity among tourists.
The island hopping tour usually includes the famous Lengkuas Island with its towering lighthouse, the Kepayang Island for its turtle sanctuary, and the starfish paradise of Pasir Island. The presence of giant granite rocks scattered on the coast further enhances the charm of Belitung. Truly, a picture-worthy destination many visitors love sharing on social media.
A Belitung trip is not complete without savouring a bowl of Mie Atep, yellow noodles in tasty, aromatic soup. This legendary dish has been popular in Belitung since 1973 so it’s definitely a must-try.
Belitung travel budget
Indonesian Rupiah (IDR) is the currency used in Belitung, Indonesia. As of 30 April 2019, IDR10,000 = RM2.90. The average budget for food and drinks is around IDR 70,000-100,000 (RM 20-29) per day. The average price of a hotel in Belitung is around IDR 400,000-600,000 (RM 116-175). Car rental is the best option to facilitate your mobility in Belitung. The rate is around IDR 450,000-600,000 (RM131-175) per day.
Belitung, Indonesia visa information for Malaysians
Malaysian passport holders do not need to apply for a visa to enter Belitung, Indonesia. Belitung is visa-free for Malaysians for up to 30 days. A passport with at least six months validity, and return air tickets to Belitung must be presented at the immigration counter upon arrival.
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