Between Medan and Parapat there are several taxi services that are quite cheap. The ride takes between 3,5 and 5 hours, depending on the traffic situation. You most probably will arrive at Kuala Namu International Airport north-east of Medan city. There, you just have to walk outside the terminal and look out for white coloured cars of the Nice Trans Taxi Company. This taxi service is the only one which is allowed to enter the airport pick up lanes. Others than that might be found at the airport’s car park.
Nice Trans Taxi
Jln. Stasiun Kereta API, Medan Phone: +62 61-4558844
Raja Taksi Trans
Jl. Sisingamangaraja No. 130-B, Medan Phone: +62 61-736 6333 / 736 6555
All taxi services have standardized fares between Medan and Parapat.
Rp. 450.000 for your own chartered taxi
Rp. 80.000 per person for a share taxi from Medan / Airport to Parapat
Rp. 80.000 per person for a share taxi from Parapat to Medan / Airport
On these routes there are also taxi services available, conducted by the same companies as above.
Bukit Lawang – Parapat: Rp. 200.000 per person
Berastagi – Parapat: Rp. 150.000 per person
However, from Brastagi there’s another way getting here via Pangururan on the backside of Samosir Island. You can take the bus to Sidikalang , from there to Pangururan, from there to Ambarita and Tuk Tuk. Via this route there is only local transport and no standardised taxi service available.
Basically there’s a boat every hour between Parapat (Tiga Raja harbour) and Tuk-Tuk. Schedule starts at 8:30 am and the last boat leaves at 7:00 pm, so make sure you get there in time. The ride takes between 30 minutes and an hour, depending where you want to be dropped off, just tell the driver. Your ride to us will take approximately one hour.
Parapat – Tuk-Tuk (any place): Rp. 15.000 per person
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Alternativeley there’s also a car ferry running between Parapat (Ajibata harbour) and Tomok. This is an option if you intend using your own or chartered car on Samosir island or if you’ve missed the last passenger boat. The ride to Tomok takes about one hour.
Private car including pax: Rp. 95.000
Passengers without car: Rp. 8.000
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