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Transport by train from Medan to Pematang Siantar

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Transport by train from Medan to Pematang Siantar

Dear all,

Is the train from Medan to Pematang Siantar still operating?? Think that will be another nice experience besides travelling with van or buses. And what is the schedule for train and where is the station?? Is it far from the airport?

then, how do we travel from Pematang Siantar to Parapat?? Is there any buses?? will this take longer hours??

Last ferry from Parapat to Samosir Island is at 5pm everyday right??

Thanks in advance!

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1. Re: Transport by train from Medan to Pematang Siantar

Hi Wilbur,

This is what I wrote on this forum August 2011 for a traveller

tripadvisor.com/…35550915

Be aware that the train station in Pematang Siantar is about 7 kms from the bus terminal and buses only go when they are full.

Last ferry is about 5-6 pm.

Think it is best to get the bus from Medan to Prapat and then maybe try to the train going back.

Best of both worlds if it fits in with your schedule.

Pamela

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2. Re: Transport by train from Medan to Pematang Siantar

I don't think the train is such a nice experience. It doesn't connect with the ferry to Lake Toba, and it's in economy class.

But you could maybe try to get the executive class train to Tebing Tinggi, and then catch the bus from there to Lake Toba.

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3. Re: Transport by train from Medan to Pematang Siantar

thank for the advices!! think will take the bus to prapat then.

along the journey to Prapat is there any stop over to see the Sipiso-piso waterfall??

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6. Re: Transport by train from Medan to Pematang Siantar

Hi, I was looking at taking the train as well to Prapat but have decided not to. However, if you take the train to Tebing Tinggi, does anyone know how long it would take to get from there to Prapat? Is there a bus or taxis avaiable?

Thank you

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8. Re: Transport by train from Medan to Pematang Siantar

You can check the schedule here Medan-Tebing Tinggi:

http://www.kereta-api.co.id/

I am not sure if the fares are correct, they might be too high.

It also only shows the executive trains. Economy trains, like the one to Sinatar, are not listed. There are also economy trains to Tebing Tinggi going to Tanjung Balai.

So they run rougly every 1.5 hours through the day.

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