How to travel from Lake Toba to Tarakan, Indonesia

The distance between Lake Toba and Tarakan is around 2,964km (1,842 miles) and the quickest way to get there is to take a ferry, then drive and then fly which takes around 7hrs.

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We've found 1 different ways to get from Lake Toba to Tarakan by ferry, car and plane. 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 Tarakan (TRK).

  • Duration7hrs
  • Flight time4h 45m
  • Typical cost
    IDR 4,538,320($305)
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Frequently asked questionsabout travel between Lake Toba and Tarakan

There are several options for getting from Lake Toba to Tarakan by ferry, car and plane. The cheapest option is to take a ferry, then drive and then fly which costs around IDR 4,538,320 ($305) and will take around 7hrs.

The distance between Lake Toba and Tarakan is around 2,964km (1,842 miles). In a direct line (as the crow flies), the distance is 2,078km (1,291 miles)

It takes around 7hrs to get from Lake Toba and Tarakan by ferry, car and plane.

The quickest way to get from Lake Toba to Tarakan is to take a ferry, then drive and then fly which takes around 7hrs and will set you back approx IDR 4,538,320 ($305).

The cheapest way to travel between Lake Toba and Tarakan is to take a ferry, then drive and then fly which will typically cost around IDR 4,538,320 ($305) for a standard one-way ticket.

Flights and Airlines

It doesn't look like you can fly directly from Lake Toba to Tarakan. We recommend that you take a ferry to Ajibata then drive to Silangit (DTB) then fly from Silangit (DTB) to Tarakan (TRK). instead which will take 7hrs.

The closest major airport to Tarakan is Juwata International Airport (TRK) (TRK) which is approximately 4km (2 miles) from Tarakan. Kalimarau Airport (BEJ) (BEJ) and Samarinda International Airport (AAP) (AAP) are also nearby and might be a better alternative airport depending on where you are flying from.

Drive yourself

If you don't have a car, the easiest way to get from Lake Toba to Tarakan is to take a ferry, then drive and then fly which takes, on average, 7hrs and will usually cost around IDR 4,538,320 ($305).

How do I get from Lake Toba to Tarakan

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Airports near Tarakan

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

TRK
Juwata International Airport (TRK)
International Airport
Distance
4km (2 miles) from Tarakan
BEJ
Kalimarau Airport (BEJ)
Domestic Airport
Distance
133km (83 miles) from Tarakan
AAP
Samarinda International Airport (AAP)
International Airport
Distance
415km (258 miles) from Tarakan