How to travel from Jakarta to Palu, Indonesia

The distance between Jakarta and Palu is around 1,627km (1,011 miles) and the quickest way to get there is to fly which takes around 3h 25m.

4 routes found

We've found 4 different ways to get from Jakarta to Palu by plane, train, ferry and bus. The recommended routes, which include information on duration, ticket price, and level of difficulty, can be found below.

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Fly

Fly from Soekarno–Hatta (CGK) to Palu (PLW).

  • Duration3h 25m
  • Flight time2h 35m
  • Typical cost
    IDR 2,995,590($200)
Operated by

Citilink Indonesia

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Ferry

Take a ferry to Surabaya - Tanjung Perak Port and then to Pantoloan.

  • Duration3 days 6h
  • Departsonce a week
  • Typical cost
    IDR 808,810($54)
Operated by

Pelni

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Train and Ferry

Take the train to Surabaya Pasar Turi then take a ferry to Pantoloan.

  • Duration2 days 4h
  • Departsonce a week
  • Typical cost
    IDR 733,920($49)
Operated by

Multiple operators

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Frequently asked questionsabout travel between Jakarta and Palu

There are several options for getting from Jakarta to Palu by plane, train, ferry and bus. The cheapest option is to take the train and then take a ferry which costs around IDR 733,920 ($49) and will take around 2 days 4h. If you need to get there more quickly, you can fly and arrive in approximately 3h 25m, though it is a bit more costly at approximately IDR 2,995,590 ($200).

The distance between Jakarta and Palu is around 1,627km (1,011 miles). In a direct line (as the crow flies), the distance is 1,561km (970 miles)

It takes around 3h 25m to get from Jakarta and Palu by plane.

The quickest way to get from Jakarta to Palu is to fly which takes around 3h 25m and will set you back approx IDR 2,995,590 ($200).

The cheapest way to travel between Jakarta and Palu is to take the train and then take a ferry which will typically cost around IDR 733,920 ($49) for a standard one-way ticket.

Train travel

There is no train service that runs between Jakarta and Palu. We recommend that you fly from Soekarno–Hatta (CGK) to Palu (PLW). instead which will take 3h 25m.

Bus travel

Sorry, looks like there is no bus service that runs between Jakarta and Palu. We recommend that you fly from Soekarno–Hatta (CGK) to Palu (PLW). instead which will take 3h 25m.

Ferry/Boat travel

Yes there is a ferry service that runs between Jakarta and Palu. The ferry typically takes around 3 days 6h and departs once a week.

Pelni run the ferry services between Jakarta and Palu. Ferries run once a week and take around 3 days 6h on average but will vary depending on conditions and travel date.

Flights and Airlines

Yes you can fly from Jakarta and Palu. Flights depart from Soekarno–Hatta (CGK) and arrive at Palu (PLW). The flight takes around 2h 35m.

Yes there is a direct flight between Jakarta and Palu with no stop-overs required. Flights typically take around 2h 35m.

Citilink Indonesia, Batik Air, Garuda Indonesia and Lion Mentari Airlines fly between Jakarta and Palu. Flights depart from Soekarno–Hatta (CGK) and and arrive into Palu (PLW). These flights usually take around 2h 35m.

The flight from Jakarta to Palu typically takes around 2h 35m. Flights depart from Soekarno–Hatta (CGK) and and arrive into Palu (PLW).

The closest major airport to Palu is Mutiara Airport (PLW) (PLW) which is approximately 5km (3 miles) from Palu. Tampa Padang Airport (MJU) (MJU) and Samarinda International Airport (AAP) (AAP) are also nearby and might be a better alternative airport depending on where you are flying from.

Drive yourself

No, its not really possible or feasible to drive from Jakarta to Palu. We recommend that you fly from Soekarno–Hatta (CGK) to Palu (PLW). instead which will take 3h 25m.

If you don't have a car, the easiest way to get from Jakarta to Palu is to fly which takes, on average, 3h 25m and will usually cost around IDR 2,995,590 ($200).

How do I get from Jakarta to Palu

Compare travel optionsbetween Jakarta and Palu

Transport options from Jakarta to Palu
Transport optionDurationCostFrequencyDistance
Fly
3h 25m
IDR 2,995,590($200)
hourly1,627km (1,011 miles)
Ferry
3 days 6h
IDR 808,810($54)
once a week2,229km (1,385 miles)
Train and Ferry + 1 similar
2 days 4h
IDR 733,920($49)
once a week2,242km (1,393 miles)
Bus and Ferry2 days 7h
IDR 823,790($55)
once a week2,302km (1,430 miles)

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Airports near Palu

The following major airports near Palu offer regular flights to various popular destinations within Indonesia and internationally.

PLW
Mutiara Airport (PLW)
Domestic Airport
Distance
5km (3 miles) from Palu
MJU
Tampa Padang Airport (MJU)
Domestic Airport
Distance
210km (130 miles) from Palu
AAP
Samarinda International Airport (AAP)
International Airport
Distance
297km (184 miles) from Palu