Exploring Sumatra is now made easy with the infrastructure that has been built. Now, the Trans Sumatra Toll Road is available. Doing a road trip from Jakarta to Aceh, how much is the total toll fee that must be incurred?
Even though it has not yet reached all of Sumatra’s routes, at least this toll road makes travel easier and faster. In the ‘Kijang Innova Zenix Road Trip: Exploring Sumatra’ with Toyota, we accessed the Trans Sumatra toll road several times to go to Indonesia’s Kilometer Zero Point in Sabang.
We started our journey from the detikcom office in the Transmedia Building, Mampang Prapatan, South Jakarta, to Lampung, Palembang (South Sumatra), Muara Bungo (Jambi), Payakumbuh-Bukittinggi (West Sumatra), Balige-Simalungun-Samosir-Medan (North Sumatra) , Lhokseumawe-Banda Aceh and finished at the Indonesian Kilometer Zero Point in Sabang.
During the trip, we were accompanied by a Kijang Innova Zenix type V gasoline unit and a unit of Kijang Innova Zenix type Q Hybrid TSS Modelista, as well as a support car unit.
From Jakarta, we took the toll road to Merak Port to cross to Bakauheni. From Bakauheni, we traveled via the toll road to the cities of Bandar Lampung and Palembang. From Palembang we took the Sumatran Central Route via Sekayu, Lubuklinggau, to Muara Bungo. Continue to Payakumbuh-Bukittinggi in West Sumatra, to Lake Toba in North Sumatra. Then to Medan, get to Aceh and cross over to Pulau Weh to get to the Indonesian Kilometer Zero Point in Sabang.
Our trip took about more than two weeks. Gaspol didn’t go straight to Sabang, but stopped at several cities to cover some interesting things along the way. The total distance we traveled to Sabang reached 3,865 km, including several times around major cities such as Bandar Lampung, Palembang, Muara Bungo, Lake Toba, Samosir Island, Medan, Aceh and Sabang.
The toll roads we took during this trip included the Jakarta Inner Toll Road, Jakarta Merak, Bakauheni Selatan-Kayu Agung Utama to Kayu Agung-Kramasan in Palembang.
Following are the toll rates from Jakarta to Palembang:
- Jakarta Inner Toll Road: IDR 10,500
- Jakarta-Tangerang Toll Road: IDR 7,000
- Tangerang-Merak Toll Road: IDR 53,500
- South Bakauheni Toll Road – Kayu Agung Utama: 289,000
- Kayu Agung-Kramasan Toll Road: IDR 50,000
Continuing from Palembang to Muara Bungo (Jambi), Payakumbu-Bukittinggi (West Sumatra), up to Lake Toba we took a non-toll road trip because there is no toll road access there yet. We just accessed the toll road again at Tebing Tinggi to go to Medan. Following are the toll road rates from Tebing Tinggi to Medan:
- Tebing Tinggi Toll Gate to Sandpaper Toll Gate: IDR 56,500
Then from Medan to Aceh, we accessed the toll road again from the Marelan toll gate to the Stabat Toll Gate at a rate of IDR 28,000.
In Aceh, there is another toll to go to Banda Aceh. The toll road in Aceh that we took was from the Seulimeum Toll Gate to the Blang Bintang toll gate with a fare of IDR 42,500.
In total, the toll expenses we spent during the trip from Jakarta to Sabang were IDR 537,000.
However, there’s nothing wrong with filling in an e-toll with a balance that exceeds the rate, just in case.