How to travel from Lake Toba to Banyuwangi, Indonesia

The distance between Lake Toba and Banyuwangi is around 2,254km (1,400 miles) and the quickest way to get there is to take a ferry, then drive and then fly which takes around 6h 10m.

4 routes found

We've found 4 different ways to get from Lake Toba to Banyuwangi by ferry, car, plane, bus and train. The recommended routes, which include information on duration, ticket price, and level of difficulty, can be found below.

👋 Also check out BanyuwangiLake Toba if you're planning a return trip.

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Ferry, Car and Plane

Take a ferry to Ajibata then drive to Silangit (DTB) then fly from Silangit (DTB) to Banyuwangi International (BWX).

  • Duration6h 10m
  • Flight time3h 40m
  • Typical cost
    IDR 1,752,420($115)
Operated by

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Car and Ferry

Drive to Bakauheni Port then take a ferry to Merak then drive to Banyuwangi.

  • Duration1 day 15h
  • Departshourly
  • Typical cost
    IDR 2,411,450($160)
Operated by

Multiple operators

2 similiar routes

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Frequently asked questionsabout travel between Lake Toba and Banyuwangi

There are several options for getting from Lake Toba to Banyuwangi by ferry, car, plane, bus and train. The cheapest option is to take a ferry and then take the bus which costs around IDR 1,617,620 ($110) and will take around 2 days 15h. If you need to get there more quickly, you can take a ferry, then drive and then fly and arrive in approximately 6h 10m, though it is a bit more costly at approximately IDR 1,752,420 ($115).

The distance between Lake Toba and Banyuwangi is around 2,254km (1,400 miles). In a direct line (as the crow flies), the distance is 2,096km (1,302 miles)

It takes around 6h 10m to get from Lake Toba and Banyuwangi by ferry, car and plane.

The quickest way to get from Lake Toba to Banyuwangi is to take a ferry, then drive and then fly which takes around 6h 10m and will set you back approx IDR 1,752,420 ($115).

The cheapest way to travel between Lake Toba and Banyuwangi is to take a ferry and then take the bus which will typically cost around IDR 1,617,620 ($110) for a standard one-way ticket.

Train travel

There is no train service that runs between Lake Toba and Banyuwangi. We recommend that you take a ferry to Ajibata then drive to Silangit (DTB) then fly from Silangit (DTB) to Banyuwangi International (BWX). instead which will take 6h 10m.

Bus travel

Sorry, looks like there is no bus service that runs between Lake Toba and Banyuwangi. We recommend that you take a ferry to Ajibata then drive to Silangit (DTB) then fly from Silangit (DTB) to Banyuwangi International (BWX). instead which will take 6h 10m.

Flights and Airlines

It doesn't look like you can fly directly from Lake Toba to Banyuwangi. We recommend that you take a ferry to Ajibata then drive to Silangit (DTB) then fly from Silangit (DTB) to Banyuwangi International (BWX). instead which will take 6h 10m.

The closest major airport to Banyuwangi is Blimbingsari Airport (BWX) (BWX) which is approximately 12km (7 miles) from Banyuwangi. Ngurah Rai International Airport (DPS) (DPS) and Abdul Rachman Saleh Airport (MLG) (MLG) are also nearby and might be a better alternative airport depending on where you are flying from.

Drive yourself

No, its not really possible or feasible to drive from Lake Toba to Banyuwangi. We recommend that you take a ferry to Ajibata then drive to Silangit (DTB) then fly from Silangit (DTB) to Banyuwangi International (BWX). instead which will take 6h 10m.

If you don't have a car, the easiest way to get from Lake Toba to Banyuwangi is to take a ferry, then drive and then fly which takes, on average, 6h 10m and will usually cost around IDR 1,752,420 ($115).

How do I get from Lake Toba to Banyuwangi

Compare travel optionsbetween Lake Toba and Banyuwangi

Transport options from Lake Toba to Banyuwangi
Transport optionDurationCostFrequencyDistance
Ferry, Car and Plane
6h 10m
IDR 1,752,420($115)
4 times a day2,254km (1,400 miles)
Car and Ferry + 2 similar
1 day 15h
IDR 2,411,450($160)
hourly2,881km (1,790 miles)
Ferry and Bus2 days 15h
IDR 1,617,620($110)
once daily3,195km (1,986 miles)
Ferry, Car, Train and Bus2 days 21h
IDR 1,677,530($110)
once daily3,252km (2,021 miles)

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Airports near Banyuwangi

The following major airports near Banyuwangi offer regular flights to various popular destinations within Indonesia and internationally.

BWX
Blimbingsari Airport (BWX)
Domestic Airport
Distance
12km (7 miles) from Banyuwangi
DPS
Ngurah Rai International Airport (DPS)
International Airport
Distance
106km (66 miles) from Banyuwangi
MLG
Abdul Rachman Saleh Airport (MLG)
Domestic Airport
Distance
185km (115 miles) from Banyuwangi