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Essential Guide to Shipping from Indonesia to Singapore

How Long Does it Take to Ship from Indonesia to Singapore?

The shipping time from Indonesia to Singapore depends on the chosen shipping method and various factors.
Origin City (Indonesia) Destination City (Singapore) Air Freight (Days) Sea Freight (Days)
Jakarta Singapore 1-2 (Express) 4-7 (FCL)
3-4 (Standard) 7-10 (LCL)
Surabaya Singapore 1-2 (Express) 4-7 (FCL)
3-4 (Standard) 7-10 (LCL)
Medan Singapore 2-3 (Express) 5-8 (FCL)
4-5 (Standard) 8-11 (LCL)
Bandung Singapore 2-3 (Express) 5-8 (FCL)
4-5 (Standard) 8-11 (LCL)
Semarang Singapore 2-3 (Express) 5-8 (FCL)
4-5 (Standard) 8-11 (LCL)
Palembang Singapore 2-3 (Express) 5-8 (FCL)
4-5 (Standard) 8-11 (LCL)
Makassar Singapore 2-4 (Express) 6-9 (FCL)
4-5 (Standard) 9-12 (LCL)
Balikpapan Singapore 2-4 (Express) 6-9 (FCL)
4-5 (Standard) 9-12 (LCL)
Batam Singapore 1-2 (Express) 3-5 (FCL)
3-4 (Standard) 5-8 (LCL)
Denpasar Singapore 2-4 (Express) 5-8 (FCL)
4-5 (Standard) 8-11 (LCL)

This is an estimated delivery time, and the actual time may be longer due to factors like:

  • Origin and destination: Specific cities in Indonesia and Singapore can affect transit time.
  • Customs clearance: This can add delays, especially for restricted goods.
  • Volume and weight of shipment: Larger and heavier shipments take longer to process and transport.
  • Shipping service provider: Different companies offer varying transit times and service levels.
  • LCL (Less-than-Container-Load) shipments share space with other cargo, which can lead to longer transit times.
  • FCL (Full-Container-Load) shipments have exclusive container use and, therefore, tend to be faster

How Much Does it Cost to Ship to Singapore?

Estimated shipping costs from Indonesia to Singapore (per kg):

City Air Freight (IDR) Sea Freight (IDR)
Jakarta 20,000 – 30,000 10,000 – 15,000
Bandung 20,000 – 30,000 10,000 – 15,000
Surabaya 20,000 – 30,000 10,000 – 15,000
Medan 20,000 – 30,000 10,000 – 15,000
Denpasar 20,000 – 30,000 10,000 – 15,000
Semarang 20,000 – 30,000 10,000 – 15,000
Palembang 20,000 – 30,000 10,000 – 15,000
Makassar 20,000 – 30,000 10,000 – 15,000
Bogor 20,000 – 30,000 10,000 – 15,000
Tangerang 20,000 – 30,000 10,000 – 15,000

Please note:

  • These costs may vary depending on the specific courier service, package weight and dimensions, declared value, and other factors.
  • Additional charges may apply for fuel surcharges, customs clearance, and other fees.
  • It is always best to contact the courier service directly for a precise quote for your specific shipment.

How to Ship to Indonesia from Singapore

Shipping a package from Singapore to Indonesia is relatively straightforward. Here’s a guide to help you through the process:

Step 1: Choose a courier service:

Several courier services operate between Singapore and Indonesia, including:

  • International courier services: DHL, FedEx, UPS, TNT
  • Singaporean couriers: SingPost, Ninja Van, Janio
  • Indonesian couriers: JNE, Tiki, Sicepat

Compare rates, delivery times, and services different companies offer to find the best fit for your needs. Consider factors like:

  • Package weight and dimensions: Different services have different weight and size restrictions.
  • Delivery time: Need your package delivered quickly? Opt for air freight. Sea freight is a more budget-friendly option for non-urgent shipments.
  • Budget: Get quotes from various companies to compare prices.
  • Additional services: Some offer insurance, tracking, and customs clearance assistance.

Step 2: Prepare your package:

  • Pack your items securely in sturdy packaging materials.
  • Ensure adequate cushioning to prevent damage during transit.
  • Include a packing list and invoice with detailed descriptions of the contents.
  • Declare the contents accurately on customs forms.
  • Check for prohibited and restricted items for shipment to Indonesia.

Step 3: Book your shipment:

  • Choose your preferred shipping method (air or sea).
  • Provide the courier service with the necessary details:
    • Sender and recipient addresses
    • Package weight and dimensions
    • Declared value of contents
    • Preferred delivery date (if applicable)
  • Pay for your shipment.

Step 4: Arrange customs clearance:

The courier service will handle most of the customs clearance process. However, you may need to provide additional documents or pay import duties and taxes.

Here are some additional resources that you may find helpful:

Remember, this is a general guide, and specific details may vary depending on the chosen courier service and the items being shipped. Always check the courier’s website for the latest information and regulations.

What is the Cheapest Way to Send a Parcel to Indonesia from Singapore?

Here is a table of estimated prices and shipping times from 10 Singapore and Indonesian couriers for small (1 kg) and large (5 kg) parcels:

Courier Service Small Parcel (1 kg) Large Parcel (5 kg) Delivery Time (Air) Delivery Time (Sea)
EasyParcel (Singapore) 20,000 – 35,000 IDR 40,000 – 75,000 IDR 1-3 days 7-14 days
SendParcel (Singapore) 25,000 – 40,000 IDR 45,000 – 80,000 IDR 2-4 days 8-15 days
SingPost (Singapore) 30,000 – 50,000 IDR 50,000 – 90,000 IDR 2-5 days 10-20 days
Ninja Van (Singapore) 20,000 – 35,000 IDR 40,000 – 70,000 IDR 1-3 days 7-14 days
JNE (Indonesia) 35,000 – 60,000 IDR 60,000 – 100,000 IDR 1-3 days 7-14 days
Tiki (Indonesia) 30,000 – 55,000 IDR 55,000 – 95,000 IDR 1-3 days 7-14 days
Sicepat (Indonesia) 25,000 – 45,000 IDR 45,000 – 80,000 IDR 1-3 days 7-14 days
Pos Indonesia (Indonesia) 20,000 – 40,000 IDR 40,000 – 75,000 IDR 1-3 days 7-14 days
DHL (International) 40,000 – 70,000 IDR 80,000 – 150,000 IDR 1-2 days 5-10 days
FedEx (International) 45,000 – 80,000 IDR 90,000 – 170,000 IDR 1-2 days 5-10 days

Please note:

  • These estimated prices may vary depending on the specific service, additional options chosen, and current promotions.
  • Fuel surcharges, customs clearance fees, and other charges may apply.
  • It is always best to contact the courier service directly for a precise quote for your specific shipment.