How to travel from Legian to Tarakan, Indonesia

The distance between Legian and Tarakan is around 1,603km (996 miles) and the quickest way to get there is to fly which takes around 3h 25m.

2 routes found

We've found 2 different ways to get from Legian to Tarakan by plane and ferry. The recommended routes, which include information on duration, ticket price, and level of difficulty, can be found below.

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Fly

Fly from Ngurah Rai (DPS) to Tarakan (TRK).

  • Duration3h 25m
  • Flight time3h 10m
  • Typical cost
    IDR 3,594,710($240)
Operated by

Lion Mentari Airlines

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Ferry

Take a ferry to Raha then Torobulu and then to Tarakan.

  • Duration5 days 1h
  • Departsonce a week
  • Typical cost
    IDR 733,920($49)
Operated by

Multiple ferry operators

Frequently asked questionsabout travel between Legian and Tarakan

There are several options for getting from Legian to Tarakan by plane and ferry. The cheapest option is to take a ferry which costs around IDR 733,920 ($49) and will take around 5 days 1h. If you need to get there more quickly, you can fly and arrive in approximately 3h 25m, though it is a bit more costly at approximately IDR 3,594,710 ($240).

The distance between Legian and Tarakan is around 1,603km (996 miles). In a direct line (as the crow flies), the distance is 1,366km (849 miles)

It takes around 3h 25m to get from Legian and Tarakan by plane.

The quickest way to get from Legian to Tarakan is to fly which takes around 3h 25m and will set you back approx IDR 3,594,710 ($240).

The cheapest way to travel between Legian and Tarakan is to take a ferry which will typically cost around IDR 733,920 ($49) for a standard one-way ticket.

Train travel

There is no train service that runs between Legian and Tarakan. We recommend that you fly from Ngurah Rai (DPS) to Tarakan (TRK). instead which will take 3h 25m.

Bus travel

Sorry, looks like there is no bus service that runs between Legian and Tarakan. We recommend that you fly from Ngurah Rai (DPS) to Tarakan (TRK). instead which will take 3h 25m.

Ferry/Boat travel

Yes there is a ferry service that runs between Legian and Tarakan. The ferry typically takes around 5 days 1h and departs once a week.

Pelni and ASDP Indonesia Ferry run the ferry services between Legian and Tarakan. Ferries run once a week and take around 5 days 1h on average but will vary depending on conditions and travel date.

Flights and Airlines

Yes you can fly from Legian and Tarakan. Flights depart from Ngurah Rai (DPS) and arrive at Tarakan (TRK) - via Sultan Hasanuddin (UPG). The flight takes around 3h 10m.

There is no direct flight from Legian to Tarakan. There is however a flight that goes via Sultan Hasanuddin (UPG). This services will take at least 3h 25m (not including layover time).

The flight from Legian to Tarakan typically takes around 3h 10m. Flights depart from Ngurah Rai (DPS) and and arrive into Tarakan (TRK).

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

No, its not really possible or feasible to drive from Legian to Tarakan. We recommend that you fly from Ngurah Rai (DPS) to Tarakan (TRK). instead which will take 3h 25m.

If you don't have a car, the easiest way to get from Legian to Tarakan is to fly which takes, on average, 3h 25m and will usually cost around IDR 3,594,710 ($240).

How do I get from Legian to Tarakan

Compare travel optionsbetween Legian and Tarakan

Transport options from Legian to Tarakan
Transport optionDurationCostFrequencyDistance
Fly
3h 25m
IDR 3,594,710($240)
on demand1,603km (996 miles)
Ferry
5 days 1h
IDR 733,920($49)
once a week3,352km (2,083 miles)

Top Carriersoperating between Legian and Tarakan

Airlines

Ferry operators

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