How to travel from Lake Toba to Gili Trawangan, Indonesia

The distance between Lake Toba and Gili Trawangan is around 2,502km (1,555 miles) and the quickest way to get there is to take a ferry, then drive and then fly which takes around 8hrs.

3 routes found

We've found 3 different ways to get from Lake Toba to Gili Trawangan 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 TrawanganLake 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 Lombok (LOP) then take a ferry to Gili Trawangan.

  • Duration8hrs
  • Flight time3h 55m
  • Typical cost
    IDR 2,366,515($160)
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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 Trawangan.

  • Duration11h 55m
  • Flight time3h 40m
  • Typical cost
    IDR 2,995,590($200)
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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 Trawangan.

  • Duration12h 25m
  • Flight time4h 15m
  • Typical cost
    IDR 2,456,385($165)
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Frequently asked questionsabout travel between Lake Toba and Gili Trawangan

There are several options for getting from Lake Toba to Gili Trawangan by ferry, car, plane, bus and train. The cheapest option is to take a ferry, then drive and then fly which costs around IDR 2,366,515 ($160) and will take around 8hrs.

The distance between Lake Toba and Gili Trawangan is around 2,502km (1,555 miles). In a direct line (as the crow flies), the distance is 2,257km (1,403 miles)

It takes around 8hrs to get from Lake Toba and Gili Trawangan by ferry, car and plane.

The quickest way to get from Lake Toba to Gili Trawangan is to take a ferry, then drive and then fly which takes around 8hrs and will set you back approx IDR 2,366,515 ($160).

The cheapest way to travel between Lake Toba and Gili Trawangan is to take a ferry, then drive and then fly which will typically cost around IDR 2,366,515 ($160) for a standard one-way ticket.

Flights and Airlines

It doesn't look like you can fly directly from Lake Toba to Gili Trawangan. We recommend that you take a ferry to Ajibata then drive to Silangit (DTB) then fly from Silangit (DTB) to Lombok (LOP) then take a ferry to Gili Trawangan. instead which will take 8hrs.

The closest major airport to Gili Trawangan is Zainuddin Abdul Madjid International Airport (LOP) (LOP) which is approximately 53km (33 miles) from Gili Trawangan. 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 Trawangan is to take a ferry, then drive and then fly which takes, on average, 8hrs and will usually cost around IDR 2,366,515 ($160).

How do I get from Lake Toba to Gili Trawangan

Compare travel optionsbetween Lake Toba and Gili Trawangan

Transport options from Lake Toba to Gili Trawangan
Transport optionDurationCostFrequencyDistance
Ferry, Car and Plane
8hrs
IDR 2,366,515($160)
once daily2,532km (1,573 miles)
Ferry, Car, Plane and Bus
11h 55m
IDR 2,995,590($200)
once daily2,502km (1,555 miles)
Ferry, Car, Train and Plane
12h 25m
IDR 2,456,385($165)
once daily2,786km (1,731 miles)

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Airports near Gili Trawangan

The following major airports near Gili Trawangan 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 Trawangan
DPS
Ngurah Rai International Airport (DPS)
International Airport
Distance
105km (65 miles) from Gili Trawangan
SWQ
Sultan Muhammad Kaharuddin III Airport (SWQ)
Domestic Airport
Distance
152km (95 miles) from Gili Trawangan