How to travel from Makassar to Palembang, Indonesia

The distance between Makassar and Palembang is around 1,885km (1,172 miles) and the quickest way to get there is to fly which takes around 4h 30m.

4 routes found

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

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

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Fly

Fly from Sultan Hasanuddin (UPG) to Sultan Mahmud Badaruddin II (PLM).

  • Duration4h 30m
  • Flight time3h 25m
  • Typical cost
    IDR 1,947,135($130)
Operated by

Lion Mentari Airlines

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Ferry and Train

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.

  • Duration2 days 6h
  • Departs3 times a week
  • Typical cost
    IDR 1,108,370($74)
Operated by

Multiple operators

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We’ve grouped similar routes together, click the arrows to see the other options.

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Ferry, Train and Car

Take a ferry to Surabaya then take the train to Jatinegara and then to Citeras then drive to Merak then take a ferry to Bakauheni Port then drive to Tanjung Karang then take the train to Kertapati.

  • Duration2 days 4h
  • Departs3 times a week
  • Typical cost
    IDR 1,018,500($68)
Operated by

Multiple operators

Frequently asked questionsabout travel between Makassar and Palembang

There are several options for getting from Makassar to Palembang by plane, ferry, train, car and bus. The cheapest option is to take a ferry, then take the train and then drive which costs around IDR 1,018,500 ($68) and will take around 2 days 4h. If you need to get there more quickly, you can fly and arrive in approximately 4h 30m, though it is a bit more costly at approximately IDR 1,947,135 ($130).

The distance between Makassar and Palembang is around 1,885km (1,172 miles). In a direct line (as the crow flies), the distance is 1,643km (1,021 miles)

It takes around 4h 30m to get from Makassar and Palembang by plane.

The quickest way to get from Makassar to Palembang is to fly which takes around 4h 30m and will set you back approx IDR 1,947,135 ($130).

The cheapest way to travel between Makassar and Palembang is to take a ferry, then take the train and then drive which will typically cost around IDR 1,018,500 ($68) for a standard one-way ticket.

Train travel

There is no train service that runs between Makassar and Palembang. We recommend that you fly from Sultan Hasanuddin (UPG) to Sultan Mahmud Badaruddin II (PLM). instead which will take 4h 30m.

Bus travel

Sorry, looks like there is no bus service that runs between Makassar and Palembang. We recommend that you fly from Sultan Hasanuddin (UPG) to Sultan Mahmud Badaruddin II (PLM). instead which will take 4h 30m.

Flights and Airlines

Yes you can fly from Makassar and Palembang. Flights depart from Sultan Hasanuddin (UPG) and arrive at Sultan Mahmud Badaruddin II (PLM) - via Soekarno–Hatta (CGK). The flight takes around 3h 25m.

There is no direct flight from Makassar to Palembang. There is however a flight that goes via Soekarno–Hatta (CGK). This services will take at least 4h 30m (not including layover time).

The flight from Makassar to Palembang typically takes around 3h 25m. Flights depart from Sultan Hasanuddin (UPG) and and arrive into Sultan Mahmud Badaruddin II (PLM).

The closest major airport to Palembang is Sultan Mahmud Badaruddin II International Airport (PLM) (PLM) which is approximately 12km (7 miles) from Palembang. Depati Amir Airport (PGK) (PGK) and Sultan Thaha Airport (DJB) (DJB) 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 Palembang. We recommend that you fly from Sultan Hasanuddin (UPG) to Sultan Mahmud Badaruddin II (PLM). instead which will take 4h 30m.

If you don't have a car, the easiest way to get from Makassar to Palembang is to fly which takes, on average, 4h 30m and will usually cost around IDR 1,947,135 ($130).

How do I get from Makassar to Palembang

Compare travel optionsbetween Makassar and Palembang

Transport options from Makassar to Palembang
Transport optionDurationCostFrequencyDistance
Fly
4h 30m
IDR 1,947,135($130)
every 3 hours1,885km (1,172 miles)
Ferry and Train + 1 similar
2 days 6h
IDR 1,108,370($74)
3 times a week2,163km (1,344 miles)
Ferry, Bus and Train2 days 22h
IDR 1,303,080($87)
3 times a week2,458km (1,527 miles)
Ferry, Train and Car
2 days 4h
IDR 1,018,500($68)
3 times a week2,203km (1,369 miles)

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Airports near Palembang

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

PLM
Sultan Mahmud Badaruddin II International Airport (PLM)
International Airport
Distance
12km (7 miles) from Palembang
PGK
Depati Amir Airport (PGK)
Domestic Airport
Distance
179km (111 miles) from Palembang
DJB
Sultan Thaha Airport (DJB)
Domestic Airport
Distance
195km (121 miles) from Palembang