How to travel from Palembang to Ambon Island, Indonesia

The distance between Palembang and Ambon Island is around 2,844km (1,767 miles) and the quickest way to get there is to fly which takes around 5h 55m.

4 routes found

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

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

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Fly

Fly from Sultan Mahmud Badaruddin II (PLM) to Ambon (AMQ).

  • Duration5h 55m
  • Flight time4h 50m
  • Typical cost
    IDR 4,059,025($270)
Operated by

Batik Air

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Bus and Ferry

Take the bus to Lampung then Jakarta and then to Surabaya Kota then take a ferry to Namlea and then to Galala.

  • Duration4 days 9h
  • Departsonce a week
  • Typical cost
    IDR 1,707,485($115)
Operated by

Multiple operators

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Train and Ferry

Take the train to Tanjung Karang then take a ferry to Gambir Station then take the train to Surabaya Pasar Turi then take a ferry to Namlea and then to Galala.

  • Duration4 days 4h
  • Departsonce a week
  • Typical cost
    IDR 1,348,015($90)
Operated by

Multiple operators

1 similiar route

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Frequently asked questionsabout travel between Palembang and Ambon Island

There are several options for getting from Palembang to Ambon Island by plane, train, ferry and bus. The cheapest option is to take the train and then take a ferry which costs around IDR 1,288,105 ($86) and will take around 4 days 15h. If you need to get there more quickly, you can fly and arrive in approximately 5h 55m, though it is a bit more costly at approximately IDR 4,059,025 ($270).

The distance between Palembang and Ambon Island is around 2,844km (1,767 miles). In a direct line (as the crow flies), the distance is 2,590km (1,609 miles)

It takes around 5h 55m to get from Palembang and Ambon Island by plane.

The quickest way to get from Palembang to Ambon Island is to fly which takes around 5h 55m and will set you back approx IDR 4,059,025 ($270).

The cheapest way to travel between Palembang and Ambon Island is to take the train and then take a ferry which will typically cost around IDR 1,288,105 ($86) for a standard one-way ticket.

Train travel

There is no train service that runs between Palembang and Ambon Island. We recommend that you fly from Sultan Mahmud Badaruddin II (PLM) to Ambon (AMQ). instead which will take 5h 55m.

Bus travel

Sorry, looks like there is no bus service that runs between Palembang and Ambon Island. We recommend that you fly from Sultan Mahmud Badaruddin II (PLM) to Ambon (AMQ). instead which will take 5h 55m.

Flights and Airlines

Yes you can fly from Palembang and Ambon Island. Flights depart from Sultan Mahmud Badaruddin II (PLM) and arrive at Ambon (AMQ) - via Soekarno–Hatta (CGK). The flight takes around 4h 50m.

There is no direct flight from Palembang to Ambon Island. There is however a flight that goes via Soekarno–Hatta (CGK). This services will take at least 5h 55m (not including layover time).

The flight from Palembang to Ambon Island typically takes around 4h 50m. Flights depart from Sultan Mahmud Badaruddin II (PLM) and and arrive into Ambon (AMQ).

The closest major airport to Ambon Island is Pattimura Airport (AMQ) (AMQ) which is approximately 7km (4 miles) from Ambon Island. Namlea Airport (NAM) (NAM) and Sam Ratulangi International Airport (MDC) (MDC) 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 Palembang to Ambon Island. We recommend that you fly from Sultan Mahmud Badaruddin II (PLM) to Ambon (AMQ). instead which will take 5h 55m.

If you don't have a car, the easiest way to get from Palembang to Ambon Island is to fly which takes, on average, 5h 55m and will usually cost around IDR 4,059,025 ($270).

How do I get from Palembang to Ambon Island

Compare travel optionsbetween Palembang and Ambon Island

Transport options from Palembang to Ambon Island
Transport optionDurationCostFrequencyDistance
Fly
5h 55m
IDR 4,059,025($270)
every 3 hours2,844km (1,767 miles)
Bus and Ferry
4 days 9h
IDR 1,707,485($115)
once a week3,354km (2,084 miles)
Train and Ferry + 1 similar
4 days 4h
IDR 1,348,015($90)
once a week3,378km (2,099 miles)
Train to Tanjung Karang, ferry4 days 15h
IDR 1,288,105($86)
once a week3,352km (2,083 miles)

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Airports near Ambon Island

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

AMQ
Pattimura Airport (AMQ)
Domestic Airport
Distance
7km (4 miles) from Ambon Island
NAM
Namlea Airport (NAM)
Domestic Airport
Distance
118km (73 miles) from Ambon Island
MDC
Sam Ratulangi International Airport (MDC)
International Airport
Distance
675km (419 miles) from Ambon Island