How to travel from Lake Toba to Probolinggo, Indonesia

The distance between Lake Toba and Probolinggo is around 2,150km (1,336 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 8h 30m.

6 routes found

We've found 6 different ways to get from Lake Toba to Probolinggo 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, Plane and Train

Take a ferry to Ajibata then drive to Silangit (DTB) then fly from Silangit (DTB) to Malang (MLG) then take the train to Probolinggo.

  • Duration8h 30m
  • Flight time3h 45m
  • Typical cost
    IDR 3,280,170($220)
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2 similiar routes

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Car and Ferry

Drive to Bakauheni Port then take a ferry to Merak then drive to Probolinggo.

  • Duration1 day 12h
  • Departshourly
  • Typical cost
    IDR 4,448,455($295)
Operated by

Multiple operators

2 similiar routes

We’ve grouped similar routes together, click the arrows to see the other options.

Frequently asked questionsabout travel between Lake Toba and Probolinggo

There are several options for getting from Lake Toba to Probolinggo by ferry, car, plane, train and bus. The cheapest option is to take a ferry and then take the bus which costs around IDR 1,662,555 ($110) and will take around 2 days 15h. 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 8h 30m, though it is a bit more costly at approximately IDR 3,280,170 ($220).

The distance between Lake Toba and Probolinggo is around 2,150km (1,336 miles). In a direct line (as the crow flies), the distance is 1,977km (1,228 miles)

It takes around 8h 30m to get from Lake Toba and Probolinggo by ferry, car, plane and train.

The quickest way to get from Lake Toba to Probolinggo is to take a ferry, then drive, then fly and then take the train which takes around 8h 30m and will set you back approx IDR 3,280,170 ($220).

The cheapest way to travel between Lake Toba and Probolinggo is to take a ferry and then take the bus which will typically cost around IDR 1,662,555 ($110) for a standard one-way ticket.

Train travel

There is no train service that runs between Lake Toba and Probolinggo. We recommend that you take a ferry to Ajibata then drive to Silangit (DTB) then fly from Silangit (DTB) to Malang (MLG) then take the train to Probolinggo. instead which will take 8h 30m.

Bus travel

Sorry, looks like there is no bus service that runs between Lake Toba and Probolinggo. We recommend that you take a ferry to Ajibata then drive to Silangit (DTB) then fly from Silangit (DTB) to Malang (MLG) then take the train to Probolinggo. instead which will take 8h 30m.

Flights and Airlines

It doesn't look like you can fly directly from Lake Toba to Probolinggo. We recommend that you take a ferry to Ajibata then drive to Silangit (DTB) then fly from Silangit (DTB) to Malang (MLG) then take the train to Probolinggo. instead which will take 8h 30m.

The closest major airport to Probolinggo is Abdul Rachman Saleh Airport (MLG) (MLG) which is approximately 65km (41 miles) from Probolinggo. Juanda International Airport (SUB) (SUB) and Blimbingsari Airport (BWX) (BWX) 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 Probolinggo. We recommend that you take a ferry to Ajibata then drive to Silangit (DTB) then fly from Silangit (DTB) to Malang (MLG) then take the train to Probolinggo. instead which will take 8h 30m.

If you don't have a car, the easiest way to get from Lake Toba to Probolinggo is to take a ferry, then drive, then fly and then take the train which takes, on average, 8h 30m and will usually cost around IDR 3,280,170 ($220).

How do I get from Lake Toba to Probolinggo

Compare travel optionsbetween Lake Toba and Probolinggo

Transport options from Lake Toba to Probolinggo
Transport optionDurationCostFrequencyDistance
Ferry, Car, Plane and Train + 2 similar
8h 30m
IDR 3,280,170($220)
once daily2,158km (1,341 miles)
Ferry to Ajibata, car, plane and train8h 45m
IDR 3,025,545($200)
once daily2,150km (1,336 miles)
Ferry to Ajibata, car, plane and train10hrs
IDR 4,343,605($290)
4 times a day2,430km (1,510 miles)
Car and Ferry + 2 similar
1 day 12h
IDR 4,448,455($295)
hourly2,691km (1,672 miles)
Ferry and Bus2 days 15h
IDR 1,662,555($110)
once daily2,983km (1,854 miles)
Ferry, Car, Train and Bus2 days 13h
IDR 1,722,465($115)
once daily2,955km (1,836 miles)

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Airports near Probolinggo

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

MLG
Abdul Rachman Saleh Airport (MLG)
Domestic Airport
Distance
65km (41 miles) from Probolinggo
SUB
Juanda International Airport (SUB)
International Airport
Distance
78km (48 miles) from Probolinggo
BWX
Blimbingsari Airport (BWX)
Domestic Airport
Distance
124km (77 miles) from Probolinggo