How to travel from Lake Toba to Kuta, Indonesia

The distance between Lake Toba and Kuta is around 2,342km (1,455 miles) and the quickest way to get there is to take a ferry, then drive and then fly which takes around 6h 15m.

2 routes found

We've found 2 different ways to get from Lake Toba to Kuta by ferry, car, plane, train and bus. 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 Ngurah Rai (DPS).

  • Duration6h 15m
  • Flight time4hrs
  • Typical cost
    IDR 1,677,530($110)
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Ferry, Car, Train and Bus

Take a ferry to Ajibata then drive to Siantar then take the train to Medan then take the bus to Bandar Lampung then take a ferry to Gambir Station then take the train to Kepanjen then take the bus to Denpasar.

  • Duration3 days 1h
  • Departsonce daily
  • Typical cost
    IDR 2,037,000($135)
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Frequently asked questionsabout travel between Lake Toba and Kuta

There are several options for getting from Lake Toba to Kuta by ferry, car, plane, train and bus. The cheapest option is to take a ferry, then drive and then fly which costs around IDR 1,677,530 ($110) and will take around 6h 15m.

The distance between Lake Toba and Kuta is around 2,342km (1,455 miles). In a direct line (as the crow flies), the distance is 2,201km (1,367 miles)

It takes around 6h 15m to get from Lake Toba and Kuta by ferry, car and plane.

The quickest way to get from Lake Toba to Kuta is to take a ferry, then drive and then fly which takes around 6h 15m and will set you back approx IDR 1,677,530 ($110).

The cheapest way to travel between Lake Toba and Kuta is to take a ferry, then drive and then fly which will typically cost around IDR 1,677,530 ($110) for a standard one-way ticket.

Train travel

There is no train service that runs between Lake Toba and Kuta. We recommend that you take a ferry to Ajibata then drive to Silangit (DTB) then fly from Silangit (DTB) to Ngurah Rai (DPS). instead which will take 6h 15m.

Bus travel

Sorry, looks like there is no bus service that runs between Lake Toba and Kuta. We recommend that you take a ferry to Ajibata then drive to Silangit (DTB) then fly from Silangit (DTB) to Ngurah Rai (DPS). instead which will take 6h 15m.

Flights and Airlines

It doesn't look like you can fly directly from Lake Toba to Kuta. We recommend that you take a ferry to Ajibata then drive to Silangit (DTB) then fly from Silangit (DTB) to Ngurah Rai (DPS). instead which will take 6h 15m.

The closest major airport to Kuta is Ngurah Rai International Airport (DPS) (DPS) which is approximately 2km (1 miles) from Kuta. Blimbingsari Airport (BWX) (BWX) 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 Kuta. We recommend that you take a ferry to Ajibata then drive to Silangit (DTB) then fly from Silangit (DTB) to Ngurah Rai (DPS). instead which will take 6h 15m.

If you don't have a car, the easiest way to get from Lake Toba to Kuta is to take a ferry, then drive and then fly which takes, on average, 6h 15m and will usually cost around IDR 1,677,530 ($110).

How do I get from Lake Toba to Kuta

Compare travel optionsbetween Lake Toba and Kuta

Transport options from Lake Toba to Kuta
Transport optionDurationCostFrequencyDistance
Ferry, Car and Plane
6h 15m
IDR 1,677,530($110)
4 times a day2,342km (1,455 miles)
Ferry, Car, Train and Bus
3 days 1h
IDR 2,037,000($135)
once daily3,467km (2,154 miles)

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Airports near Kuta

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

DPS
Ngurah Rai International Airport (DPS)
International Airport
Distance
2km (1 miles) from Kuta
BWX
Blimbingsari Airport (BWX)
Domestic Airport
Distance
103km (64 miles) from Kuta
LOP
Zainuddin Abdul Madjid International Airport (LOP)
International Airport
Distance
121km (75 miles) from Kuta