How to travel from Lake Toba to Komodo, Indonesia

The distance between Lake Toba and Komodo is around 2,895km (1,799 miles) and the quickest way to get there is to take a ferry, then drive and then fly which takes around 10h 5m.

2 routes found

We've found 2 different ways to get from Lake Toba to Komodo 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.

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Ferry, Car and Plane

Take a ferry to Ajibata then drive to Silangit (DTB) then fly from Silangit (DTB) to Labuan Bajo (LBJ) then take a ferry to Komodo National Park.

  • Duration10h 5m
  • Flight time4h 30m
  • Typical cost
    IDR 2,051,980($135)
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Ferry, Bus and Train

Take a ferry to Ajibata then take the bus to Amplas Station and then to Bandar Lampung then take a ferry to Gambir Station then take the train to Surabaya Pasar Turi then take the bus to Denpasar DB Trans then take a ferry to Pelabuhan Bima.

  • Duration4 days 3h
  • Departsonce a week
  • Typical cost
    IDR 1,977,090($130)
Operated by

Multiple operators

Frequently asked questionsabout travel between Lake Toba and Komodo

There are several options for getting from Lake Toba to Komodo by ferry, car, plane, bus and train. The cheapest option is to take a ferry, then take the bus and then take the train which costs around IDR 1,977,090 ($130) and will take around 4 days 3h. If you need to get there more quickly, you can take a ferry, then drive and then fly and arrive in approximately 10h 5m, though it is a bit more costly at approximately IDR 2,051,980 ($135).

The distance between Lake Toba and Komodo is around 2,895km (1,799 miles). In a direct line (as the crow flies), the distance is 2,600km (1,616 miles)

It takes around 10h 5m to get from Lake Toba and Komodo by ferry, car and plane.

The quickest way to get from Lake Toba to Komodo is to take a ferry, then drive and then fly which takes around 10h 5m and will set you back approx IDR 2,051,980 ($135).

The cheapest way to travel between Lake Toba and Komodo is to take a ferry, then take the bus and then take the train which will typically cost around IDR 1,977,090 ($130) for a standard one-way ticket.

Train travel

There is no train service that runs between Lake Toba and Komodo. We recommend that you take a ferry to Ajibata then drive to Silangit (DTB) then fly from Silangit (DTB) to Labuan Bajo (LBJ) then take a ferry to Komodo National Park. instead which will take 10h 5m.

Bus travel

Sorry, looks like there is no bus service that runs between Lake Toba and Komodo. We recommend that you take a ferry to Ajibata then drive to Silangit (DTB) then fly from Silangit (DTB) to Labuan Bajo (LBJ) then take a ferry to Komodo National Park. instead which will take 10h 5m.

Flights and Airlines

It doesn't look like you can fly directly from Lake Toba to Komodo. We recommend that you take a ferry to Ajibata then drive to Silangit (DTB) then fly from Silangit (DTB) to Labuan Bajo (LBJ) then take a ferry to Komodo National Park. instead which will take 10h 5m.

The closest major airport to Komodo is Komodo Airport (LBJ) (LBJ) which is approximately 36km (23 miles) from Komodo. Sultan Muhammad Salahuddin Airport (BMU) (BMU) and Zainuddin Abdul Madjid International Airport (LOP) (LOP) 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 Komodo. We recommend that you take a ferry to Ajibata then drive to Silangit (DTB) then fly from Silangit (DTB) to Labuan Bajo (LBJ) then take a ferry to Komodo National Park. instead which will take 10h 5m.

If you don't have a car, the easiest way to get from Lake Toba to Komodo is to take a ferry, then drive and then fly which takes, on average, 10h 5m and will usually cost around IDR 2,051,980 ($135).

How do I get from Lake Toba to Komodo

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Transport options from Lake Toba to Komodo
Transport optionDurationCostFrequencyDistance
Ferry, Car and Plane
10h 5m
IDR 2,051,980($135)
once daily2,895km (1,799 miles)
Ferry, Bus and Train
4 days 3h
IDR 1,977,090($130)
once a week3,871km (2,405 miles)

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Airports near Komodo

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

LBJ
Komodo Airport (LBJ)
Domestic Airport
Distance
36km (23 miles) from Komodo
BMU
Sultan Muhammad Salahuddin Airport (BMU)
Domestic Airport
Distance
96km (59 miles) from Komodo
LOP
Zainuddin Abdul Madjid International Airport (LOP)
International Airport
Distance
363km (225 miles) from Komodo