Getting there & away
See Parapat, the mainland transit point, for information on bus travel to/from Danau Toba.
On Samosir, Pangururan has a daily buses to Berastagi (30, 000Rp) via Sidikalang, which is also a transfer point to Kutacane and Tapaktuan (on the west coast).
Ferries between Parapat and Tuk Tuk (7000Rp) operate about every two hours from 9.30am to 7.30pm. Ferries stop at Bagus Bay; other stops are by request. The first and last ferries from Samosir leave at about 8.30am and 4.30pm; check exact times with your hotel. When leaving for Parapat, stand on your hotel jetty and wave a ferry down.
Five ferries a day shuttle vehicles and people between Ajibata, just south of Parapat, and Tomok. There are five departures per day between 8.30am and 8.30pm. The passenger fare is 3000Rp. Cars cost 150, 000Rp, and places can be booked in advance at the Ajibata office (41194) or Tomok office (41157).