How to travel from Lake Toba to Prabumulih, Indonesia

The distance between Lake Toba and Prabumulih is around 1,331km (827 miles) and the quickest way to get there is to take a ferry, then drive, then fly and then take the train which takes around 7h 35m.

6 routes found

We've found 6 different ways to get from Lake Toba to Prabumulih 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.

👋 Also check out PrabumulihLake Toba if you're planning a return trip.

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Ferry, Car, Plane and Train

Take a ferry to Ajibata then drive to Silangit (DTB) then fly from Silangit (DTB) to Sultan Mahmud Badaruddin II (PLM) then take the train to Prabumulih.

  • Duration7h 35m
  • Flight time3h 15m
  • Typical cost
    IDR 2,171,805($145)
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Drive

Drive to Prabumulih.

  • Duration20h 30m
  • Distance1,331km (827 miles)
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Frequently asked questionsabout travel between Lake Toba and Prabumulih

There are several options for getting from Lake Toba to Prabumulih by ferry, car, plane, train and bus. The cheapest option is to take a ferry, then drive, then take the train and then take the bus which costs around IDR 1,063,435 ($71) and will take around 1 day 11h. If you need to get there more quickly, you can take a ferry, then drive, then fly and then take the train and arrive in approximately 7h 35m, though it is a bit more costly at approximately IDR 2,171,805 ($145).

The distance between Lake Toba and Prabumulih is around 1,331km (827 miles). In a direct line (as the crow flies), the distance is 896km (557 miles)

It takes around 7h 35m to get from Lake Toba and Prabumulih by ferry, car, plane and train. If you are travelling by car it will take around 20h 30m to drive there.

The quickest way to get from Lake Toba to Prabumulih is to take a ferry, then drive, then fly and then take the train which takes around 7h 35m and will set you back approx IDR 2,171,805 ($145).

The cheapest way to travel between Lake Toba and Prabumulih, if you exclude driving, is to take a ferry, then drive, then take the train and then take the bus which will typically cost around IDR 1,063,435 ($71) for a standard one-way ticket.

Train travel

There is no train service that runs between Lake Toba and Prabumulih. We recommend that you take a ferry to Ajibata then drive to Silangit (DTB) then fly from Silangit (DTB) to Sultan Mahmud Badaruddin II (PLM) then take the train to Prabumulih. instead which will take 7h 35m.

Bus travel

Sorry, looks like there is no bus service that runs between Lake Toba and Prabumulih. We recommend that you take a ferry to Ajibata then drive to Silangit (DTB) then fly from Silangit (DTB) to Sultan Mahmud Badaruddin II (PLM) then take the train to Prabumulih. instead which will take 7h 35m.

Flights and Airlines

It doesn't look like you can fly directly from Lake Toba to Prabumulih. We recommend that you take a ferry to Ajibata then drive to Silangit (DTB) then fly from Silangit (DTB) to Sultan Mahmud Badaruddin II (PLM) then take the train to Prabumulih. instead which will take 7h 35m.

The closest major airport to Prabumulih is Sultan Mahmud Badaruddin II International Airport (PLM) (PLM) which is approximately 79km (49 miles) from Prabumulih. Sultan Thaha Airport (DJB) (DJB) and Fatmawati Soekarno Airport (BKS) (BKS) are also nearby and might be a better alternative airport depending on where you are flying from.

Drive yourself

Yes it is possible to drive from Lake Toba and Prabumulih. The distance is around 1,331km (827 miles) by road and it will take around 20h 30m in normal traffic conditons.

If you don't have a car, the easiest way to get from Lake Toba to Prabumulih is to take a ferry, then drive, then fly and then take the train which takes, on average, 7h 35m and will usually cost around IDR 2,171,805 ($145).

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Transport options from Lake Toba to Prabumulih
Transport optionDurationCostFrequencyDistance
Ferry, Car, Plane and Train + 3 similar
7h 35m
IDR 2,171,805($145)
every 20 mins1,876km (1,166 miles)
Ferry to Ajibata, car, plane and train10h 40m
IDR 3,265,195($220)
once daily2,114km (1,314 miles)
Ferry, Car, Train and Plane11h 50m
IDR 2,351,540($155)
once daily2,130km (1,323 miles)
Ferry to Ajibata, car, plane and train12hrs
IDR 2,800,880($185)
once daily1,838km (1,142 miles)
Drive + 1 similar
20h 30m
IDR 2,216,735($150)
on demand1,331km (827 miles)
Ferry, Car, Train and Bus1 day 11h
IDR 1,063,435($71)
once daily1,682km (1,045 miles)

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Airports near Prabumulih

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

PLM
Sultan Mahmud Badaruddin II International Airport (PLM)
International Airport
Distance
79km (49 miles) from Prabumulih
DJB
Sultan Thaha Airport (DJB)
Domestic Airport
Distance
211km (131 miles) from Prabumulih
BKS
Fatmawati Soekarno Airport (BKS)
Domestic Airport
Distance
215km (134 miles) from Prabumulih