How to travel from Nusa Lembongan to Lake Toba, Indonesia

The distance between Nusa Lembongan and Lake Toba is around 2,378km (1,478 miles) and the quickest way to get there is to take a ferry, then fly and then drive which takes around 7h 10m.

3 routes found

We've found 3 different ways to get from Nusa Lembongan to Lake Toba by ferry, plane, car, bus, taxi and train. The recommended routes, which include information on duration, ticket price, and level of difficulty, can be found below.

👋 Also check out Lake TobaNusa Lembongan if you're planning a return trip.

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Ferry, Plane and Car

Take a ferry to Sanur then fly from Ngurah Rai (DPS) to Silangit (DTB) then drive to Ajibata then take a ferry to Ambarita.

  • Duration7h 10m
  • Flight time3h 55m
  • Typical cost
    IDR 2,096,915($140)
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Ferry, Bus, Taxi, Train and Car

Take a ferry to Sanur then take the bus to Kantor Surabaya Peneleh then take a ferry to Tanjung Priok and then to Belawan then take a taxi to Araskabu then take the train to Siantar then drive to Ajibata then take a ferry to Ambarita.

  • Duration4 days 6h
  • Departsonce a week
  • Typical cost
    IDR 2,186,780($145)
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Frequently asked questionsabout travel between Nusa Lembongan and Lake Toba

There are several options for getting from Nusa Lembongan to Lake Toba by ferry, plane, car, bus, taxi and train. The cheapest option is to take a ferry, then fly and then drive which costs around IDR 2,096,915 ($140) and will take around 7h 10m.

The distance between Nusa Lembongan and Lake Toba is around 2,378km (1,478 miles). In a direct line (as the crow flies), the distance is 2,224km (1,382 miles)

It takes around 7h 10m to get from Nusa Lembongan and Lake Toba by ferry, plane and car.

The quickest way to get from Nusa Lembongan to Lake Toba is to take a ferry, then fly and then drive which takes around 7h 10m and will set you back approx IDR 2,096,915 ($140).

The cheapest way to travel between Nusa Lembongan and Lake Toba is to take a ferry, then fly and then drive which will typically cost around IDR 2,096,915 ($140) for a standard one-way ticket.

Train travel

There is no train service that runs between Nusa Lembongan and Lake Toba. We recommend that you take a ferry to Sanur then fly from Ngurah Rai (DPS) to Silangit (DTB) then drive to Ajibata then take a ferry to Ambarita. instead which will take 7h 10m.

Bus travel

Sorry, looks like there is no bus service that runs between Nusa Lembongan and Lake Toba. We recommend that you take a ferry to Sanur then fly from Ngurah Rai (DPS) to Silangit (DTB) then drive to Ajibata then take a ferry to Ambarita. instead which will take 7h 10m.

Flights and Airlines

It doesn't look like you can fly directly from Nusa Lembongan to Lake Toba. We recommend that you take a ferry to Sanur then fly from Ngurah Rai (DPS) to Silangit (DTB) then drive to Ajibata then take a ferry to Ambarita. instead which will take 7h 10m.

The closest major airport to Lake Toba is Silangit Airport (DTB) (DTB) which is approximately 40km (25 miles) from Lake Toba. Kualanamu International Airport (KNO) (KNO) and Ferdinand Lumban Tobing Airport (FLZ) (FLZ) 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 Nusa Lembongan to Lake Toba. We recommend that you take a ferry to Sanur then fly from Ngurah Rai (DPS) to Silangit (DTB) then drive to Ajibata then take a ferry to Ambarita. instead which will take 7h 10m.

If you don't have a car, the easiest way to get from Nusa Lembongan to Lake Toba is to take a ferry, then fly and then drive which takes, on average, 7h 10m and will usually cost around IDR 2,096,915 ($140).

How do I get from Nusa Lembongan to Lake Toba

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Transport options from Nusa Lembongan to Lake Toba
Transport optionDurationCostFrequencyDistance
Ferry, Plane and Car + 1 similar
7h 10m
IDR 2,096,915($140)
once daily2,378km (1,478 miles)
Ferry, Bus, Plane and Car10h 10m
IDR 2,531,275($170)
once daily2,596km (1,613 miles)
Ferry, Bus, Taxi, Train and Car
4 days 6h
IDR 2,186,780($145)
once a week3,177km (1,974 miles)

Top Carriersoperating between Nusa Lembongan and Lake Toba

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Airports near Lake Toba

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

DTB
Silangit Airport (DTB)
Domestic Airport
Distance
40km (25 miles) from Lake Toba
KNO
Kualanamu International Airport (KNO)
International Airport
Distance
114km (71 miles) from Lake Toba
FLZ
Ferdinand Lumban Tobing Airport (FLZ)
Domestic Airport
Distance
117km (73 miles) from Lake Toba