How to travel from Medan to Probolinggo, Indonesia

The distance between Medan and Probolinggo is around 2,209km (1,373 miles) and the quickest way to get there is to fly and then take the train which takes around 7h 5m.

10 routes found

We've found 10 different ways to get from Medan to Probolinggo by plane, train, bus, car and ferry. The recommended routes, which include information on duration, ticket price, and level of difficulty, can be found below.

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

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Plane and Train

Fly from Kuala Namu (KNO) to Malang (MLG) then take the train to Probolinggo.

  • Duration7h 5m
  • Flight time3h 55m
  • Typical cost
    IDR 3,175,325($210)
Operated by

Multiple operators

4 similiar routes

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Bus

Take the bus to Bandar Lampung then Jakarta and then to Probolinggo.

  • Duration2 days 10h
  • Departsonce daily
  • Typical cost
    IDR 1,512,775($100)
Operated by

Multiple bus operators

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Ferry and Train

Take a ferry to Port of Tanjung Priok then take the train to Bangil and then to Probolinggo.

  • Duration3 days 1h
  • Departsonce a week
  • Typical cost
    IDR 1,018,500($68)
Operated by

Multiple operators

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Ferry and Bus

Take a ferry to Port of Tanjung Priok then take the bus to Surabaya Bungurasih Station and then to Probolinggo.

  • Duration3 days 13h
  • Departsonce a week
  • Typical cost
    IDR 928,635($62)
Operated by

Multiple operators

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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 4,568,275($305)
Operated by

Multiple operators

1 similiar route

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Frequently asked questionsabout travel between Medan and Probolinggo

There are several options for getting from Medan to Probolinggo by plane, train, bus, car and ferry. The cheapest option is to take a ferry and then take the bus which costs around IDR 928,635 ($62) and will take around 3 days 13h. If you need to get there more quickly, you can fly and then take the train and arrive in approximately 7h 5m, though it is a bit more costly at approximately IDR 3,175,325 ($210).

The distance between Medan and Probolinggo is around 2,209km (1,373 miles). In a direct line (as the crow flies), the distance is 728km (453 miles)

It takes around 7h 5m to get from Medan and Probolinggo by plane and train.

The quickest way to get from Medan to Probolinggo is to fly and then take the train which takes around 7h 5m and will set you back approx IDR 3,175,325 ($210).

The cheapest way to travel between Medan and Probolinggo is to take a ferry and then take the bus which will typically cost around IDR 928,635 ($62) for a standard one-way ticket.

Train travel

There is no train service that runs between Medan and Probolinggo. We recommend that you fly from Kuala Namu (KNO) to Malang (MLG) then take the train to Probolinggo. instead which will take 7h 5m.

Bus travel

Yes there is a bus that runs regularly from Medan and Probolinggo. It typically takes around 2 days 10h and departs once daily.

There are no direct bus services that runs from Medan to Probolinggo. However, you can instead can take several connecting buses with changeovers in Bandar Lampung, Lampung and Jakarta. These services run once daily and will take a minimum of 2 days 10h.

Putra Pelangi and Damri run regular bus services between Medan and Probolinggo. Buses run once daily and take around 2 days 10h on average but will vary depending on you book with.

Flights and Airlines

It doesn't look like you can fly directly from Medan to Probolinggo. We recommend that you fly from Kuala Namu (KNO) to Malang (MLG) then take the train to Probolinggo. instead which will take 7h 5m.

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 Medan to Probolinggo. We recommend that you fly from Kuala Namu (KNO) to Malang (MLG) then take the train to Probolinggo. instead which will take 7h 5m.

If you don't have a car, the easiest way to get from Medan to Probolinggo is to fly and then take the train which takes, on average, 7h 5m and will usually cost around IDR 3,175,325 ($210).

How do I get from Medan to Probolinggo

Compare travel optionsbetween Medan and Probolinggo

Transport options from Medan to Probolinggo
Transport optionDurationCostFrequencyDistance
Plane and Train + 4 similar
7h 5m
IDR 3,175,325($210)
once daily2,218km (1,378 miles)
Fly to Juanda International (SUB), Train7h 25m
IDR 2,471,365($165)
once daily2,209km (1,373 miles)
Fly to Banyuwangi International (BWX), Train8h 40m
IDR 4,238,760($285)
5 times a day2,490km (1,547 miles)
Fly to Solo (SOC), Train10h 30m
IDR 3,265,195($220)
every 20 mins2,256km (1,402 miles)
Fly to Yogyakarta (YIA), Train11h 50m
IDR 2,141,850($145)
every 20 mins2,268km (1,409 miles)
Bus
2 days 10h
IDR 1,512,775($100)
once daily2,789km (1,733 miles)
Ferry and Train
3 days 1h
IDR 1,018,500($68)
once a week2,640km (1,640 miles)
Ferry and Bus
3 days 13h
IDR 928,635($62)
once a week2,700km (1,678 miles)
Car and Ferry + 1 similar
1 day 12h
IDR 4,568,275($305)
hourly2,766km (1,719 miles)
Bus, Car, Ferry and Train2 days 7h
IDR 1,288,105($86)
once daily2,784km (1,730 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