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How to get to the island Samosir on the Lake Toba

Transport from Medan Town in Parapat

By bus

Local bus, departing without schedule form the bus station Amplus Central of Medan . Located in the south-east of the city, Location 3.53967, 98.71832. The fare is fixed 1,9 USD = 25 000 IDR and displayed on the tickets. Duration of travel from 4.5 to 6 hours. Do not forget that in Indonesia smoke everywhere, even in the bus! Get to the bus station from the airport: local yellow mini-bus number 64 with the fixed cost 0,22 USD = 3 000 IDR Stop place where you can catch the bus: 3.572255,98.678162 . From the Airport to this stop you need to walk about 500 meters. Back to Medan bus leaves from the corner where the gas station. There is also the office of the company where you can buy a ticket. Location: 2.66653, 98.94336

By Minivan

Minivan 6 - 7 people. In Medan office sought by the ads. Back from Parapat to Medan office is located right next to the pier. Location: 2.66088, 98.93068 . The cost in fixed 4,9 USD = 65 000 IDR You driven to any desired point within the city of Medan, including the airport.


Approximately 22,4 USD = 300 000 IDR for all of you.

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Bus SEJAHTERA in Parapat
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Minivan to Parapat
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Prices minivans to Parapat

How to get from town Parapat (Samosir Island) to the town Tuk Tuk

You arrive to the town Parapat. Go to the pier, where every hour departure a boat to the island. Price 0,75 USD = 10 000 IDR You need one that goes the the Tuk Tuk. Schedule on photos. You will need to say which hotel or guesthouse you go. If you are unsure, choose one on the map, or ask for advice. You can ask there the price, leave luggage and look for other options.

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Ship to Samosir Island
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Samosir ships schedule (city Tuk Tuk)

Note: the last ferry to the the island depatruer just after 6pm. If you late, you will have to spend the night in unpleasant town Parapat and waste money.

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Detailed map of Samosir Island and the surrounding area
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Map of the Lake Toba and Samosir Island

Cost of renting a bike and bicycle

  • Cost of renting a motobike 3,7 - 6 USD = 50 000 - 80 000 IDR
  • Bicycle rental 1,9 - 2,2 USD = 25 000 - 30 000 IDR
  • Gasoline costs per liter 0,45 USD = 6 000 IDR
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bike and rentals
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Filling with petrol

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