How to travel from Lake Toba to Gili Air, Indonesia

The distance between Lake Toba and Gili Air is around 2,507km (1,558 miles) and the quickest way to get there is to take a ferry, then drive and then fly which takes around 9hrs.

3 routes found

We've found 3 different ways to get from Lake Toba to Gili Air 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 Gili AirLake Toba if you're planning a return trip.

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Ferry, Car, Plane and Bus

Take a ferry to Ajibata then drive to Silangit (DTB) then fly from Silangit (DTB) to Banyuwangi International (BWX) then take a ferry to Gilimanuk then take the bus to Terminal Mengwi then take a ferry to Nusa Penida and then to Gili Air.

  • Duration12h 25m
  • Flight time3h 40m
  • Typical cost
    IDR 3,010,570($200)
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Ferry, Car and Plane

Take a ferry to Ajibata then drive to Silangit (DTB) then fly from Silangit (DTB) to Lombok (LOP) then take a ferry to Gili Air.

  • Duration9hrs
  • Flight time3h 55m
  • Typical cost
    IDR 1,812,335($120)
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Ferry, Car, Train and Plane

Take a ferry to Ajibata then drive to Siantar then take the train to Medan then fly from Kuala Namu (KNO) to Lombok (LOP) then take a ferry to Gili Air.

  • Duration13h 25m
  • Flight time4h 15m
  • Typical cost
    IDR 1,902,200($125)
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Frequently asked questionsabout travel between Lake Toba and Gili Air

There are several options for getting from Lake Toba to Gili Air by ferry, car, plane, bus and train. The cheapest option is to take a ferry, then drive and then fly which costs around IDR 1,812,335 ($120) and will take around 9hrs.

The distance between Lake Toba and Gili Air is around 2,507km (1,558 miles). In a direct line (as the crow flies), the distance is 2,262km (1,405 miles)

It takes around 12h 25m to get from Lake Toba and Gili Air by ferry, car, plane and bus.

The quickest way to get from Lake Toba to Gili Air is to take a ferry, then drive and then fly which takes around 9hrs and will set you back approx IDR 1,812,335 ($120).

The cheapest way to travel between Lake Toba and Gili Air is to take a ferry, then drive and then fly which will typically cost around IDR 1,812,335 ($120) for a standard one-way ticket.

Flights and Airlines

It doesn't look like you can fly directly from Lake Toba to Gili Air. We recommend that you take a ferry to Ajibata then drive to Silangit (DTB) then fly from Silangit (DTB) to Banyuwangi International (BWX) then take a ferry to Gilimanuk then take the bus to Terminal Mengwi then take a ferry to Nusa Penida and then to Gili Air. instead which will take 12h 25m.

The closest major airport to Gili Air is Zainuddin Abdul Madjid International Airport (LOP) (LOP) which is approximately 50km (31 miles) from Gili Air. Ngurah Rai International Airport (DPS) (DPS) and Sultan Muhammad Kaharuddin III Airport (SWQ) (SWQ) are also nearby and might be a better alternative airport depending on where you are flying from.

Drive yourself

If you don't have a car, the easiest way to get from Lake Toba to Gili Air is to take a ferry, then drive, then fly and then take the bus which takes, on average, 12h 25m and will usually cost around IDR 3,010,570 ($200).

How do I get from Lake Toba to Gili Air

Compare travel optionsbetween Lake Toba and Gili Air

Transport options from Lake Toba to Gili Air
Transport optionDurationCostFrequencyDistance
Ferry, Car, Plane and Bus
12h 25m
IDR 3,010,570($200)
once daily2,507km (1,558 miles)
Ferry, Car and Plane
9hrs
IDR 1,812,335($120)
once daily2,522km (1,567 miles)
Ferry, Car, Train and Plane
13h 25m
IDR 1,902,200($125)
once daily2,776km (1,725 miles)

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Airports near Gili Air

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

LOP
Zainuddin Abdul Madjid International Airport (LOP)
International Airport
Distance
50km (31 miles) from Gili Air
DPS
Ngurah Rai International Airport (DPS)
International Airport
Distance
109km (68 miles) from Gili Air
SWQ
Sultan Muhammad Kaharuddin III Airport (SWQ)
Domestic Airport
Distance
147km (92 miles) from Gili Air