How to travel from Lake Toba to Tanjung Pandan, Indonesia

The distance between Lake Toba and Tanjung Pandan is around 1,769km (1,099 miles) and the quickest way to get there is to take a ferry, then drive and then fly which takes around 5h 55m.

5 routes found

We've found 5 different ways to get from Lake Toba to Tanjung Pandan by taxi, plane, ferry, car, train and bus. The recommended routes, which include information on duration, ticket price, and level of difficulty, can be found below.

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

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Taxi and Plane

Take a taxi to Ferdinand Lumban Tobing (FLZ) then fly from Ferdinand Lumban Tobing (FLZ) to Tanjung Pandan (TJQ).

  • Duration9hrs
  • Flight time4h 25m
  • Typical cost
    IDR 4,313,650($290)
Operated by

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Ferry to Parapat, bus

Take a ferry to Parapat then take the bus to Amplas Station then take a ferry to Port of Tanjung Priok and then to Tanjung Pandan.

  • Duration3 days 13h
  • Departsonce a week
  • Typical cost
    IDR 838,765($56)
Operated by

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Ferry and Bus

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 bus to Jakarta Airport then take a ferry to Tanjung Pandan.

  • Duration3 days
  • Departsonce a week
  • Typical cost
    IDR 1,303,080($87)
Operated by

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Frequently asked questionsabout travel between Lake Toba and Tanjung Pandan

There are several options for getting from Lake Toba to Tanjung Pandan by taxi, plane, ferry, car, train and bus. The cheapest option is to take a ferry and then take the bus which costs around IDR 838,765 ($56) and will take around 3 days 13h. If you need to get there more quickly, you can take a ferry, then drive and then fly and arrive in approximately 5h 55m, though it is a bit more costly at approximately IDR 2,980,615 ($200).

The distance between Lake Toba and Tanjung Pandan is around 1,769km (1,099 miles). In a direct line (as the crow flies), the distance is 1,140km (709 miles)

It takes around 9hrs to get from Lake Toba and Tanjung Pandan by taxi and plane.

The quickest way to get from Lake Toba to Tanjung Pandan is to take a ferry, then drive and then fly which takes around 5h 55m and will set you back approx IDR 2,980,615 ($200).

The cheapest way to travel between Lake Toba and Tanjung Pandan is to take a ferry and then take the bus which will typically cost around IDR 838,765 ($56) for a standard one-way ticket.

Train travel

There is no train service that runs between Lake Toba and Tanjung Pandan. We recommend that you take a ferry to Ajibata then drive to Silangit (DTB) then fly from Silangit (DTB) to Tanjung Pandan (TJQ). instead which will take 5h 55m.

Bus travel

Sorry, looks like there is no bus service that runs between Lake Toba and Tanjung Pandan. We recommend that you take a ferry to Ajibata then drive to Silangit (DTB) then fly from Silangit (DTB) to Tanjung Pandan (TJQ). instead which will take 5h 55m.

Flights and Airlines

It doesn't look like you can fly directly from Lake Toba to Tanjung Pandan. We recommend that you take a taxi to Ferdinand Lumban Tobing (FLZ) then fly from Ferdinand Lumban Tobing (FLZ) to Tanjung Pandan (TJQ). instead which will take 9hrs.

The closest major airport to Tanjung Pandan is Bulutumbang Airport (TJQ) (TJQ) which is approximately 11km (7 miles) from Tanjung Pandan. Depati Amir Airport (PGK) (PGK) and Sultan Mahmud Badaruddin II International Airport (PLM) (PLM) 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 Tanjung Pandan. We recommend that you take a taxi to Ferdinand Lumban Tobing (FLZ) then fly from Ferdinand Lumban Tobing (FLZ) to Tanjung Pandan (TJQ). instead which will take 9hrs.

If you don't have a car, the easiest way to get from Lake Toba to Tanjung Pandan is to take a taxi and then fly which takes, on average, 9hrs and will usually cost around IDR 4,313,650 ($290).

How do I get from Lake Toba to Tanjung Pandan

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Transport options from Lake Toba to Tanjung Pandan
Transport optionDurationCostFrequencyDistance
Taxi and Plane + 2 similar
9hrs
IDR 4,313,650($290)
on demand2,275km (1,414 miles)
Ferry, Car and Plane5h 55m
IDR 2,980,615($200)
4 times a day1,769km (1,099 miles)
Ferry, Car, Train and Plane10h 15m
IDR 3,160,350($210)
once daily2,023km (1,257 miles)
Ferry to Parapat, bus
3 days 13h
IDR 838,765($56)
once a week2,373km (1,475 miles)
Ferry and Bus
3 days
IDR 1,303,080($87)
once a week2,588km (1,608 miles)

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Airports near Tanjung Pandan

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

TJQ
Bulutumbang Airport (TJQ)
Domestic Airport
Distance
11km (7 miles) from Tanjung Pandan
PGK
Depati Amir Airport (PGK)
Domestic Airport
Distance
180km (112 miles) from Tanjung Pandan
PLM
Sultan Mahmud Badaruddin II International Airport (PLM)
International Airport
Distance
329km (204 miles) from Tanjung Pandan