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Tongging is relatively easy to reach from most places. The easiest way to reach Tongging is to rent car in Medan. If you are in Berastagi ask at Sibayak Losmen, Wisma Sibayak or Multinasional Guest House for transportation. They charge app. Rp. 350.000 for a car one way, Berastagi – Tongging. In Medan ask for example:

Depary Rental, ph: +62812 657 9113 (Mr. Ramlan, speaks English and German). Medan – Tongging maybe 400.000, but bargain.

Valentine Travel, Jl. Listrik - Gleneagles Hospital. Ph: +62888 798 0421, +6261 456 0530.

From Medan and Berastagi: There are only one direct bus a day to Tongging: Minibus BTN 14.00 (Rp. 25.000) from Jl. Jamin Ginting. Otherwise either change in Kabanjahe or Merek. There are plenty of busses and minibuses available. Most of them leaving from Medan and going through Berastagi. In Medan small busses and minibuses depart from Jl. (street) Jamin Ginting near the junction (simpang) Kuala in Padang Bulan, 7,5 Km from downtown, or from Pinang Baris Bus Station, 9 KM from downtown.

Minibus Sinar Sepadan goes towards Pematang Raya via Merek. Get off at Simpang Situnggaling 500m after Merek; Rp. 17.000. Get another minibus down to Tongging, Rp. 2.500-3.000. If you go with other companies that continues to Sidikalang and beyond, get off in central Merek at the only junction and wait for a minibus to Tongging.

Click to enlargeSmall busses Sinabung Jaya, Sutra, and Borneo and minibus Sinabung Jaya go from Medan to Kabanjahe.Change to minibus for Tongging. Minibuses Suka Sari and Suka Mulia depart from Jl. Kapten Pala Bangun, locally in Kabanjahe called "Stasion Sentrum". App. Rp. Rp.9000. In Tongging, ask the driver to bring you to your accommodation.

From Singkil (Pulau Banyak): Get a minibus, or a car from Singkil towards Medan. They all pass through Merek. Get off at the junction of Merek and a Suka Sari or Suka Mulia minibus to Tongging.

Click to enlargeFrom Samosir and Pangururan: Minibus Sampri or small bus Pribumi depart from Samosir and Pangururan to Medan via Merek. Normally they charge the full distance to Medan. Get off at the junction in Merek and continue as above.

Boat charter is possible. A good day to arrange a boat charter is to ask the boats that come in on the market day on Friday. Otherwise it is difficult to contact them.

 

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