How to travel from Seminyak to Lake Toba, Indonesia

The distance between Seminyak and Lake Toba is around 2,348km (1,459 miles) and the quickest way to get there is to fly, then drive and then take a ferry which takes around 6h 20m.

3 routes found

We've found 3 different ways to get from Seminyak to Lake Toba by plane, car, ferry, 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 TobaSeminyak if you're planning a return trip.

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Plane, Car and Ferry

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

  • Duration6h 20m
  • Flight time3h 55m
  • Typical cost
    IDR 1,902,200($125)
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Bus and Ferry

Take the bus to Banyuwangi then Pulo Gebang Terminal and then to Enggano then take a ferry to Belawan then take the bus to Parapat then take a ferry to Ambarita.

  • Duration3 days 10h
  • Departsonce a week
  • Typical cost
    IDR 1,587,665($105)
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Frequently asked questionsabout travel between Seminyak and Lake Toba

There are several options for getting from Seminyak to Lake Toba by plane, car, ferry, bus, taxi and train. The cheapest option is to take the bus and then take a ferry which costs around IDR 1,587,665 ($105) and will take around 3 days 10h. If you need to get there more quickly, you can fly, then drive and then take a ferry and arrive in approximately 6h 20m, though it is a bit more costly at approximately IDR 1,902,200 ($125).

The distance between Seminyak and Lake Toba is around 2,348km (1,459 miles). In a direct line (as the crow flies), the distance is 2,198km (1,365 miles)

It takes around 6h 20m to get from Seminyak and Lake Toba by plane, car and ferry.

The quickest way to get from Seminyak to Lake Toba is to fly, then drive and then take a ferry which takes around 6h 20m and will set you back approx IDR 1,902,200 ($125).

The cheapest way to travel between Seminyak and Lake Toba is to take the bus and then take a ferry which will typically cost around IDR 1,587,665 ($105) for a standard one-way ticket.

Train travel

There is no train service that runs between Seminyak and Lake Toba. We recommend that you fly from Ngurah Rai (DPS) to Silangit (DTB) then drive to Ajibata then take a ferry to Ambarita. instead which will take 6h 20m.

Bus travel

Sorry, looks like there is no bus service that runs between Seminyak and Lake Toba. We recommend that you fly from Ngurah Rai (DPS) to Silangit (DTB) then drive to Ajibata then take a ferry to Ambarita. instead which will take 6h 20m.

Flights and Airlines

It doesn't look like you can fly directly from Seminyak to Lake Toba. We recommend that you fly from Ngurah Rai (DPS) to Silangit (DTB) then drive to Ajibata then take a ferry to Ambarita. instead which will take 6h 20m.

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 Seminyak to Lake Toba. We recommend that you fly from Ngurah Rai (DPS) to Silangit (DTB) then drive to Ajibata then take a ferry to Ambarita. instead which will take 6h 20m.

If you don't have a car, the easiest way to get from Seminyak to Lake Toba is to fly, then drive and then take a ferry which takes, on average, 6h 20m and will usually cost around IDR 1,902,200 ($125).

How do I get from Seminyak to Lake Toba

Compare travel optionsbetween Seminyak and Lake Toba

Transport options from Seminyak to Lake Toba
Transport optionDurationCostFrequencyDistance
Plane, Car and Ferry
6h 20m
IDR 1,902,200($125)
4 times a day2,348km (1,459 miles)
Bus and Ferry + 1 similar
3 days 10h
IDR 1,587,665($105)
once a week3,248km (2,018 miles)
Taxi, Ferry, Train and Car4 days 2h
IDR 2,995,590($200)
once a week3,167km (1,968 miles)

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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