How to travel from Makassar to Jambi, Indonesia

The distance between Makassar and Jambi is around 2,056km (1,278 miles) and the quickest way to get there is to fly which takes around 3h 50m.

2 routes found

We've found 2 different ways to get from Makassar to Jambi by plane, ferry, train and bus. The recommended routes, which include information on duration, ticket price, and level of difficulty, can be found below.

👋 Also check out JambiMakassar if you're planning a return trip.

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Fly

Fly from Sultan Hasanuddin (UPG) to Jambi (DJB).

  • Duration3h 50m
  • Flight time3h 30m
  • Typical cost
    IDR 1,527,750($100)
Operated by

Citilink Indonesia

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Ferry, Train and Bus

Take a ferry to Surabaya then take the train to Jakarta Gambir then take a ferry to Bandar Lampung then take the train to Kertapati then take the bus to Jambi.

  • Duration2 days 13h
  • Departs3 times a week
  • Typical cost
    IDR 1,198,235($80)
Operated by

Multiple operators

Frequently asked questionsabout travel between Makassar and Jambi

There are several options for getting from Makassar to Jambi by plane, ferry, train and bus. The cheapest option is to take a ferry, then take the train and then take the bus which costs around IDR 1,198,235 ($80) and will take around 2 days 13h. If you need to get there more quickly, you can fly and arrive in approximately 3h 50m, though it is a bit more costly at approximately IDR 1,527,750 ($100).

The distance between Makassar and Jambi is around 2,056km (1,278 miles). In a direct line (as the crow flies), the distance is 1,797km (1,116 miles)

It takes around 3h 50m to get from Makassar and Jambi by plane.

The quickest way to get from Makassar to Jambi is to fly which takes around 3h 50m and will set you back approx IDR 1,527,750 ($100).

The cheapest way to travel between Makassar and Jambi is to take a ferry, then take the train and then take the bus which will typically cost around IDR 1,198,235 ($80) for a standard one-way ticket.

Train travel

There is no train service that runs between Makassar and Jambi. We recommend that you fly from Sultan Hasanuddin (UPG) to Jambi (DJB). instead which will take 3h 50m.

Bus travel

Sorry, looks like there is no bus service that runs between Makassar and Jambi. We recommend that you fly from Sultan Hasanuddin (UPG) to Jambi (DJB). instead which will take 3h 50m.

Flights and Airlines

Yes you can fly from Makassar and Jambi. Flights depart from Sultan Hasanuddin (UPG) and arrive at Jambi (DJB) - via Soekarno–Hatta (CGK). The flight takes around 3h 30m.

There is no direct flight from Makassar to Jambi. There is however a flight that goes via Soekarno–Hatta (CGK). This services will take at least 3h 50m (not including layover time).

The flight from Makassar to Jambi typically takes around 3h 30m. Flights depart from Sultan Hasanuddin (UPG) and and arrive into Jambi (DJB).

The closest major airport to Jambi is Sultan Thaha Airport (DJB) (DJB) which is approximately 3km (2 miles) from Jambi. Sultan Mahmud Badaruddin II International Airport (PLM) (PLM) and Fatmawati Soekarno Airport (BKS) (BKS) 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 Makassar to Jambi. We recommend that you fly from Sultan Hasanuddin (UPG) to Jambi (DJB). instead which will take 3h 50m.

If you don't have a car, the easiest way to get from Makassar to Jambi is to fly which takes, on average, 3h 50m and will usually cost around IDR 1,527,750 ($100).

How do I get from Makassar to Jambi

Compare travel optionsbetween Makassar and Jambi

Transport options from Makassar to Jambi
Transport optionDurationCostFrequencyDistance
Fly
3h 50m
IDR 1,527,750($100)
on demand2,056km (1,278 miles)
Ferry, Train and Bus
2 days 13h
IDR 1,198,235($80)
3 times a week2,453km (1,524 miles)

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Airports near Jambi

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

DJB
Sultan Thaha Airport (DJB)
Domestic Airport
Distance
3km (2 miles) from Jambi
PLM
Sultan Mahmud Badaruddin II International Airport (PLM)
International Airport
Distance
186km (116 miles) from Jambi
BKS
Fatmawati Soekarno Airport (BKS)
Domestic Airport
Distance
285km (177 miles) from Jambi