How to travel from Kuta to Surakarta, Indonesia

The distance between Kuta and Surakarta is around 523km (325 miles) and the quickest way to get there is to fly which takes around 1h 35m.

7 routes found

We've found 7 different ways to get from Kuta to Surakarta by plane, train, bus, ferry and car. 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 Solo (SOC).

  • Duration1h 35m
  • Flight time1h 15m
  • Typical cost
    IDR 1,303,080($87)
Operated by

Lion Mentari Airlines

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1 similiar route

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Bus

Take the bus to Jember and then to Surakarta.

  • Duration13h 55m
  • Departsonce daily
  • Typical cost
    IDR 599,120($40)
Operated by

Multiple bus operators

1 similiar route

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Bus and Train

Take the bus to Jember then take the train to Solo Balapan.

  • Duration14h 50m
  • Departsonce daily
  • Typical cost
    IDR 419,385($28)
Operated by

Multiple operators

1 similiar route

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Car and Ferry

Drive to Gilimanuk then take a ferry to Ketapang then drive to Surakarta.

  • Duration9hrs
  • Departsevery 30 mins
  • Typical cost
    IDR 1,108,370($74)
Operated by

Multiple operators

Frequently asked questionsabout travel between Kuta and Surakarta

There are several options for getting from Kuta to Surakarta by plane, train, bus, ferry and car. The cheapest option is to take the bus and then take the train which costs around IDR 419,385 ($28) and will take around 14h 50m. If you need to get there more quickly, you can fly and arrive in approximately 1h 35m, though it is a bit more costly at approximately IDR 1,303,080 ($87).

The distance between Kuta and Surakarta is around 523km (325 miles). In a direct line (as the crow flies), the distance is 495km (308 miles)

It takes around 1h 35m to get from Kuta and Surakarta by plane.

The quickest way to get from Kuta to Surakarta is to fly which takes around 1h 35m and will set you back approx IDR 1,303,080 ($87).

The cheapest way to travel between Kuta and Surakarta is to take the bus and then take the train which will typically cost around IDR 419,385 ($28) for a standard one-way ticket.

Train travel

There is no train service that runs between Kuta and Surakarta. We recommend that you fly from Ngurah Rai (DPS) to Solo (SOC). instead which will take 1h 35m.

Bus travel

Yes there is a bus that runs regularly from Kuta and Surakarta. It typically takes around 13h 55m and departs once daily.

There are no direct bus services that runs from Kuta to Surakarta. However, you can instead can take several connecting buses with changeovers in Jember and Jember. These services run once daily and will take a minimum of 13h 55m.

LADJU Trans, Damri, Mtrans and Rosalia Indah run regular bus services between Kuta and Surakarta. Buses run once daily and take around 13h 55m on average but will vary depending on you book with.

Flights and Airlines

Yes you can fly from Kuta and Surakarta. Flights depart from Ngurah Rai (DPS) and arrive at Solo (SOC). The flight takes around 1h 15m.

Yes there is a direct flight between Kuta and Surakarta with no stop-overs required. Flights typically take around 1h 15m.

Lion Mentari Airlines, Indonesia AirAsia and Wings Air fly between Kuta and Surakarta. Flights depart from Ngurah Rai (DPS) and and arrive into Solo (SOC). These flights usually take around 1h 15m.

The flight from Kuta to Surakarta typically takes around 1h 15m. Flights depart from Ngurah Rai (DPS) and and arrive into Solo (SOC).

The closest major airport to Surakarta is Adisumarmo International Airport (SOC) (SOC) which is approximately 11km (7 miles) from Surakarta. Adisucipto Airport (JOG) (JOG) and Achmad Yani International Airport (SRG) (SRG) 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 Surakarta. We recommend that you fly from Ngurah Rai (DPS) to Solo (SOC). instead which will take 1h 35m.

If you don't have a car, the easiest way to get from Kuta to Surakarta is to fly which takes, on average, 1h 35m and will usually cost around IDR 1,303,080 ($87).

How do I get from Kuta to Surakarta

Compare travel optionsbetween Kuta and Surakarta

Transport options from Kuta to Surakarta
Transport optionDurationCostFrequencyDistance
Fly + 1 similar
1h 35m
IDR 1,303,080($87)
hourly523km (325 miles)
Plane and Train2h 50m
IDR 2,246,695($150)
every 3 hours587km (365 miles)
Bus + 1 similar
13h 55m
IDR 599,120($40)
once daily708km (440 miles)
Bus via Malang Terminal Arjosari19hrs
IDR 464,315($31)
once daily738km (459 miles)
Bus and Train + 1 similar
14h 50m
IDR 419,385($28)
once daily719km (447 miles)
Bus, Ferry and Train14h 30m
IDR 434,360($29)
twice daily697km (433 miles)
Car and Ferry
9hrs
IDR 1,108,370($74)
every 30 mins661km (411 miles)

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Airports near Surakarta

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

SOC
Adisumarmo International Airport (SOC)
International Airport
Distance
11km (7 miles) from Surakarta
JOG
Adisucipto Airport (JOG)
International Airport
Distance
49km (31 miles) from Surakarta
SRG
Achmad Yani International Airport (SRG)
International Airport
Distance
82km (51 miles) from Surakarta