How to travel from Kuta to Palopo, Indonesia

The distance between Kuta and Palopo is around 887km (551 miles) and the quickest way to get there is to fly which takes around 2h 40m.

6 routes found

We've found 6 different ways to get from Kuta to Palopo by plane, bus, car, ferry and taxi. 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 Ngurah Rai (DPS) to Palopo Lagaligo (LLO).

  • Duration2h 40m
  • Flight time2h 20m
  • Typical cost
    IDR 2,755,945($185)
Operated by

Lion Mentari Airlines

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Bus and Ferry

Take the bus to Banyuwangi and then to Surabaya Kota then take a ferry to Makassar then take the bus to Palopo.

  • Duration2 days
  • Departs3 times a week
  • Typical cost
    IDR 928,635($62)
Operated by

Multiple operators

1 similiar route

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Frequently asked questionsabout travel between Kuta and Palopo

There are several options for getting from Kuta to Palopo by plane, bus, car, ferry and taxi. The cheapest option is to take a ferry and then take the bus which costs around IDR 584,140 ($39) and will take around 2 days 20h. If you need to get there more quickly, you can fly and arrive in approximately 2h 40m, though it is a bit more costly at approximately IDR 2,755,945 ($185).

The distance between Kuta and Palopo is around 887km (551 miles). In a direct line (as the crow flies), the distance is 845km (525 miles)

It takes around 10h 5m to get from Kuta and Palopo by plane and bus.

The quickest way to get from Kuta to Palopo is to fly which takes around 2h 40m and will set you back approx IDR 2,755,945 ($185).

The cheapest way to travel between Kuta and Palopo is to take a ferry and then take the bus which will typically cost around IDR 584,140 ($39) for a standard one-way ticket.

Train travel

There is no train service that runs between Kuta and Palopo. We recommend that you fly from Ngurah Rai (DPS) to Palopo Lagaligo (LLO). instead which will take 2h 40m.

Bus travel

Sorry, looks like there is no bus service that runs between Kuta and Palopo. We recommend that you fly from Ngurah Rai (DPS) to Palopo Lagaligo (LLO). instead which will take 2h 40m.

Flights and Airlines

Yes you can fly from Kuta and Palopo. Flights depart from Ngurah Rai (DPS) and arrive at Palopo Lagaligo (LLO) - via Sultan Hasanuddin (UPG). The flight takes around 2h 20m.

There is no direct flight from Kuta to Palopo. There is however a flight that goes via Sultan Hasanuddin (UPG). This services will take at least 2h 40m (not including layover time).

The flight from Kuta to Palopo typically takes around 2h 20m. Flights depart from Ngurah Rai (DPS) and and arrive into Palopo Lagaligo (LLO).

The closest major airport to Palopo is Tampa Padang Airport (MJU) (MJU) which is approximately 137km (85 miles) from Palopo. Mutiara Airport (PLW) (PLW) and Sultan Hasanuddin International Airport (UPG) (UPG) 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 Kuta to Palopo. We recommend that you fly from Ngurah Rai (DPS) to Sultan Hasanuddin (UPG) then take the bus to Palopo. instead which will take 10h 5m.

If you don't have a car, the easiest way to get from Kuta to Palopo is to fly and then take the bus which takes, on average, 10h 5m and will usually cost around IDR 1,752,420 ($115).

How do I get from Kuta to Palopo

Compare travel optionsbetween Kuta and Palopo

Transport options from Kuta to Palopo
Transport optionDurationCostFrequencyDistance
Fly + 3 similar
2h 40m
IDR 2,755,945($185)
on demand887km (551 miles)
Plane and Taxi6h 55m
IDR 4,283,695($285)
on demand1,206km (749 miles)
Plane and Bus10h 5m
IDR 1,752,420($115)
once daily999km (621 miles)
Plane, Car and Ferry17h 20m
IDR 3,340,085($225)
every 20 mins1,501km (932 miles)
Bus and Ferry + 1 similar
2 days
IDR 928,635($62)
3 times a week1,668km (1,036 miles)
Ferry and Bus2 days 20h
IDR 584,140($39)
once a week1,390km (864 miles)

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Airports near Palopo

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

MJU
Tampa Padang Airport (MJU)
Domestic Airport
Distance
137km (85 miles) from Palopo
PLW
Mutiara Airport (PLW)
Domestic Airport
Distance
234km (145 miles) from Palopo
UPG
Sultan Hasanuddin International Airport (UPG)
International Airport
Distance
242km (150 miles) from Palopo