This small island, and the city of the
same name, is the transport and administrative centre for North
Maluku. It is best to start a tour of the region here.
The gateway is Bitung, N. Sulawesi, 1 hour from the capital of
Sulawesi Manadu,. You can get here by Pelni from several ports.
Then from Bitung, local ferries to Ternate, 2 boats/week.
From Java to Ternate, about 7 boats/month
Also Pelni ships run from as far as Sumatra or Papua as well.
FLIGHTS to Ternate
From Manado by Merpati, 450,000Rp
From Ambon, in Central Maluku, by Merpati, 836 000Rp, 1/week
From Buli in Central Halmahera, by Merpati, 2/week 138 000Rp
Many flights by Bouraq from various places in Java to Manado
Many ships run to most other islands in N. Maluku, but they leave
from different harbors.
1.) From the main "Pelni harbor",
Pelni ships for long-distance journeys,
to Sanana in the Sula Islands (100 000Rp) local
ships 2 boats/week.
to Morotai Island. overnight boat not regular
2.) From the Bastiong Harbour South of the city boats
to the small islands south of Ternate, such as Tidore
(throughout the day), Moti, Makian, Kayoa (in the mornings),
000Rp) and SW Halmahera (both in
3.) From behind Gamalama market
to Sidangoli on Halmahera (10 000Rp), speedboats
leave at 7.00, connecting with cars up NE Halmahera there.
4.) From Dufa Dufa harbour
to Jailolo on Halmahera, speedboats. From where cars go
up the NW coast of the island.
Only available in Ternate.
$a BNI Bank: on the Main Road. it has an ATM but
with a very low limit,
$ Danamon Bank: On the Main Road. Cash advances
Many hotels in Ternate,
h1 HOTEL INDAH: Jl.Busiori No.3, T(0921)21334, f s30 000, d45 000, a/c s45 000
d60 000 Very clean and cheap so
h2 HOTEL SEJAHTERA: Jl.Salim Fabanyo No. 21, T(921)21139, f d35-50 000,
More basic, but near the Indah, if that is full.
There are plenty of cheap eating places all over Ternate Town.
Ternate's Post Office has the only internet access in all North Maluku!
Rates are 10 000Rp/h