How to travel from Lake Toba to Gili Islands, Indonesia

The distance between Lake Toba and Gili Islands is around 2,501km (1,554 miles) and the quickest way to get there is to take a ferry, then drive and then fly which takes around 9h 20m.

3 routes found

We've found 3 different ways to get from Lake Toba to Gili Islands 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 IslandsLake 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 Gili Meno.

  • Duration13h 50m
  • Flight time3h 40m
  • Typical cost
    IDR 2,860,790($190)
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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 Meno.

  • Duration9h 20m
  • Flight time3h 55m
  • Typical cost
    IDR 1,827,310($120)
Operated by

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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 Meno.

  • Duration13h 40m
  • Flight time4h 15m
  • Typical cost
    IDR 1,917,180($130)
Operated by

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Frequently asked questionsabout travel between Lake Toba and Gili Islands

There are several options for getting from Lake Toba to Gili Islands by ferry, car, plane, bus and train. The cheapest option is to take a ferry, then drive and then fly which costs around IDR 1,827,310 ($120) and will take around 9h 20m.

The distance between Lake Toba and Gili Islands is around 2,501km (1,554 miles). In a direct line (as the crow flies), the distance is 2,257km (1,403 miles)

It takes around 13h 50m to get from Lake Toba and Gili Islands by ferry, car, plane and bus.

The quickest way to get from Lake Toba to Gili Islands is to take a ferry, then drive and then fly which takes around 9h 20m and will set you back approx IDR 1,827,310 ($120).

The cheapest way to travel between Lake Toba and Gili Islands is to take a ferry, then drive and then fly which will typically cost around IDR 1,827,310 ($120) for a standard one-way ticket.

Flights and Airlines

It doesn't look like you can fly directly from Lake Toba to Gili Islands. 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 Gili Meno. instead which will take 13h 50m.

The closest major airport to Gili Islands is Zainuddin Abdul Madjid International Airport (LOP) (LOP) which is approximately 53km (33 miles) from Gili Islands. 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 Islands is to take a ferry, then drive, then fly and then take the bus which takes, on average, 13h 50m and will usually cost around IDR 2,860,790 ($190).

How do I get from Lake Toba to Gili Islands

Compare travel optionsbetween Lake Toba and Gili Islands

Transport options from Lake Toba to Gili Islands
Transport optionDurationCostFrequencyDistance
Ferry, Car, Plane and Bus
13h 50m
IDR 2,860,790($190)
once daily2,501km (1,554 miles)
Ferry, Car and Plane
9h 20m
IDR 1,827,310($120)
once daily2,524km (1,569 miles)
Ferry, Car, Train and Plane
13h 40m
IDR 1,917,180($130)
once daily2,779km (1,727 miles)

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Airports near Gili Islands

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

LOP
Zainuddin Abdul Madjid International Airport (LOP)
International Airport
Distance
53km (33 miles) from Gili Islands
DPS
Ngurah Rai International Airport (DPS)
International Airport
Distance
105km (65 miles) from Gili Islands
SWQ
Sultan Muhammad Kaharuddin III Airport (SWQ)
Domestic Airport
Distance
152km (95 miles) from Gili Islands