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Lhokseumawe City is a city in Aceh province, located in the northern part of the island of Sumatra.


Lhokseumawe is the second largest city in the province of Aceh, with a population of about 180,000. Being between Banda Aceh to the north and the large city of Medan to the south, the town is a key regional centre important for the economy of Aceh.

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By plane[edit]

  • 1 Malikus Saleh Airport (LSW IATA). Has regular scheduled flights to Medan operated by Wings Air and Garuda Indonesia. Malikus Saleh Airport (Q12693774) on Wikidata Malikus Saleh Airport on Wikipedia

The second airport of the city, Lhok Sukon Airport, is operated by oil company ExxonMobil and not used for scheduled flights.

By bus[edit]

The road from Medan to Lhokseumawe and from Banda Aceh is now reasonable. The express night buses from Medan 8 hours, 95,000 IDR, are a particularly good deal. Local day and night buses are cheaper (95,000 IDR) and take longer (6-8 hours).

By boat[edit]

The ferry from Penang to Langsa, with a capacity of 138 passengers, commenced operation onthe 21st of February.

Get around[edit]

There is no need for travel permits anymore in Lhokseumawe. Rental becak (rickshaws), cars and motorcycles are available in Lhokseumawe. Lhokseumawe also has a lot public transportation.


  • Krueng Cunda River.
  • P. Ramlee Village.
  • Riyadhah Park.
  • Seumadu Island.
  • Waduk Pusong.


  • KP3 Beach.
  • Meuraksa Beach.
  • Rancong Beach.
  • Reklamasi Pusong Beach.
  • Ujong Blang Beach.




There are many hotels and also other types of accommodation available in Lhokseumawe.

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