How to travel from Palembang to Bima, Indonesia

The distance between Palembang and Bima is around 1,815km (1,128 miles) and the quickest way to get there is to fly which takes around 5h 10m.

7 routes found

We've found 7 different ways to get from Palembang to Bima by plane, ferry, taxi, train and bus. The recommended routes, which include information on duration, ticket price, and level of difficulty, can be found below.

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🚀 Fastest
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Fly

Fly from Sultan Mahmud Badaruddin II (PLM) to Bima (BMU).

  • Duration5h 10m
  • Flight time4hrs
  • Typical cost
    IDR 3,534,795($235)
Operated by

Lion Mentari Airlines

+ 4 others

2 similiar routes

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5 x bus
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ferry
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Bus and Ferry

Take the bus to Lampung, Jakarta, Kudus then Malang Arjosari Bus Station and then to Denpasar then take a ferry to Pelabuhan Bima.

  • Duration3 days 4h
  • Departsonce a week
  • Typical cost
    IDR 1,632,595($110)
Operated by

Multiple operators

1 similiar route

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💰 Cheapest
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train
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3 x ferry
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Train and Ferry

Take the train to Tanjung Karang then take a ferry to Gambir Station then Makassar and then to Pelabuhan Bima.

  • Duration3 days 19h
  • Departstwice a week
  • Typical cost
    IDR 1,093,390($73)
Operated by

Multiple operators

1 similiar route

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Frequently asked questionsabout travel between Palembang and Bima

There are several options for getting from Palembang to Bima by plane, ferry, taxi, train and bus. The cheapest option is to take the train and then take a ferry which costs around IDR 1,093,390 ($73) and will take around 3 days 19h. If you need to get there more quickly, you can fly and arrive in approximately 5h 10m, though it is a bit more costly at approximately IDR 3,534,795 ($235).

The distance between Palembang and Bima is around 1,815km (1,128 miles). In a direct line (as the crow flies), the distance is 1,659km (1,031 miles)

It takes around 5h 10m to get from Palembang and Bima by plane.

The quickest way to get from Palembang to Bima is to fly which takes around 5h 10m and will set you back approx IDR 3,534,795 ($235).

The cheapest way to travel between Palembang and Bima is to take the train and then take a ferry which will typically cost around IDR 1,093,390 ($73) for a standard one-way ticket.

Train travel

There is no train service that runs between Palembang and Bima. We recommend that you fly from Sultan Mahmud Badaruddin II (PLM) to Bima (BMU). instead which will take 5h 10m.

Bus travel

Sorry, looks like there is no bus service that runs between Palembang and Bima. We recommend that you fly from Sultan Mahmud Badaruddin II (PLM) to Bima (BMU). instead which will take 5h 10m.

Flights and Airlines

Yes you can fly from Palembang and Bima. Flights depart from Sultan Mahmud Badaruddin II (PLM) and arrive at Bima (BMU) - via Soekarno–Hatta (CGK). The flight takes around 4hrs.

There is no direct flight from Palembang to Bima. There is however a flight that goes via Soekarno–Hatta (CGK) and Lombok (LOP). This services will take at least 5h 10m (not including layover time).

The flight from Palembang to Bima typically takes around 4hrs. Flights depart from Sultan Mahmud Badaruddin II (PLM) and and arrive into Bima (BMU).

The closest major airport to Bima is Sultan Muhammad Salahuddin Airport (BMU) (BMU) which is approximately 3km (2 miles) from Bima. Tambolaka Airport (TMC) (TMC) and Zainuddin Abdul Madjid International Airport (LOP) (LOP) 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 Bima. We recommend that you fly from Sultan Mahmud Badaruddin II (PLM) to Bima (BMU). instead which will take 5h 10m.

If you don't have a car, the easiest way to get from Palembang to Bima is to fly which takes, on average, 5h 10m and will usually cost around IDR 3,534,795 ($235).

How do I get from Palembang to Bima

Compare travel optionsbetween Palembang and Bima

Transport options from Palembang to Bima
Transport optionDurationCostFrequencyDistance
Fly + 2 similar
5h 10m
IDR 3,534,795($235)
every 3 hours1,815km (1,128 miles)
Plane and Taxi8h 30m
IDR 3,984,135($265)
every 3 hours1,913km (1,189 miles)
Plane and Ferry14h 5m
IDR 3,894,270($260)
twice a week2,070km (1,286 miles)
Bus and Ferry + 1 similar
3 days 4h
IDR 1,632,595($110)
once a week2,259km (1,403 miles)
Bus to Lampung, ferry3 days 6h
IDR 1,572,685($105)
twice a week2,520km (1,566 miles)
Train and Ferry + 1 similar
3 days 19h
IDR 1,093,390($73)
twice a week2,555km (1,587 miles)
Train, Ferry and Bus2 days 17h
IDR 1,452,860($95)
once a week2,384km (1,481 miles)

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Airports near Bima

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

BMU
Sultan Muhammad Salahuddin Airport (BMU)
Domestic Airport
Distance
3km (2 miles) from Bima
TMC
Tambolaka Airport (TMC)
Domestic Airport
Distance
113km (70 miles) from Bima
LOP
Zainuddin Abdul Madjid International Airport (LOP)
International Airport
Distance
265km (164 miles) from Bima