How to travel from Palembang to Bontang, Indonesia

The distance between Palembang and Bontang is around 1,868km (1,161 miles) and the quickest way to get there is to fly and then take a taxi which takes around 5h 20m.

5 routes found

We've found 5 different ways to get from Palembang to Bontang by plane, taxi, train, ferry, bus and car. The recommended routes, which include information on duration, ticket price, and level of difficulty, can be found below.

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Plane and Taxi

Fly from Sultan Mahmud Badaruddin II (PLM) to APT Pranoto (AAP) then take a taxi to Bontang.

  • Duration5h 20m
  • Flight time3h 25m
  • Typical cost
    IDR 3,310,130($220)
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1 similiar route

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Bus, Ferry and Taxi

Take the bus to Lampung then Jakarta and then to Surabaya Kota then take a ferry to Balikpapan then take the bus to Samarinda then take a taxi to Bontang.

  • Duration2 days 16h
  • Departsonce a week
  • Typical cost
    IDR 2,321,585($155)
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2 similiar routes

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Frequently asked questionsabout travel between Palembang and Bontang

There are several options for getting from Palembang to Bontang by plane, taxi, train, ferry, bus and car. The cheapest option is to take the train, then take a ferry, then take the bus and then take a taxi which costs around IDR 1,947,135 ($130) and will take around 2 days 11h. If you need to get there more quickly, you can fly and then take a taxi and arrive in approximately 5h 20m, though it is a bit more costly at approximately IDR 3,310,130 ($220).

The distance between Palembang and Bontang is around 1,868km (1,161 miles). In a direct line (as the crow flies), the distance is 1,455km (904 miles)

It takes around 5h 20m to get from Palembang and Bontang by plane and taxi.

The quickest way to get from Palembang to Bontang is to fly and then take a taxi which takes around 5h 20m and will set you back approx IDR 3,310,130 ($220).

The cheapest way to travel between Palembang and Bontang is to take the train, then take a ferry, then take the bus and then take a taxi which will typically cost around IDR 1,947,135 ($130) for a standard one-way ticket.

Train travel

There is no train service that runs between Palembang and Bontang. We recommend that you fly from Sultan Mahmud Badaruddin II (PLM) to APT Pranoto (AAP) then take a taxi to Bontang. instead which will take 5h 20m.

Bus travel

Sorry, looks like there is no bus service that runs between Palembang and Bontang. We recommend that you fly from Sultan Mahmud Badaruddin II (PLM) to APT Pranoto (AAP) then take a taxi to Bontang. instead which will take 5h 20m.

Flights and Airlines

It doesn't look like you can fly directly from Palembang to Bontang. We recommend that you fly from Sultan Mahmud Badaruddin II (PLM) to APT Pranoto (AAP) then take a taxi to Bontang. instead which will take 5h 20m.

The closest major airport to Bontang is Samarinda International Airport (AAP) (AAP) which is approximately 60km (38 miles) from Bontang. Sultan Aji Muhammad Sulaiman Airport (BPN) (BPN) and Kalimarau Airport (BEJ) (BEJ) 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 Bontang. We recommend that you fly from Sultan Mahmud Badaruddin II (PLM) to APT Pranoto (AAP) then take a taxi to Bontang. instead which will take 5h 20m.

If you don't have a car, the easiest way to get from Palembang to Bontang is to fly and then take a taxi which takes, on average, 5h 20m and will usually cost around IDR 3,310,130 ($220).

How do I get from Palembang to Bontang

Compare travel optionsbetween Palembang and Bontang

Transport options from Palembang to Bontang
Transport optionDurationCostFrequencyDistance
Plane and Taxi + 1 similar
5h 20m
IDR 3,310,130($220)
every 3 hours1,868km (1,161 miles)
Fly to Sultan Aji Muhammad Sulaiman (BPN), Taxi7hrs
IDR 4,358,585($290)
every 3 hours1,921km (1,194 miles)
Bus, Ferry and Taxi + 2 similar
2 days 16h
IDR 2,321,585($155)
once a week2,695km (1,675 miles)
Train, Ferry, Bus and Taxi2 days 11h
IDR 1,947,135($130)
once a week2,719km (1,690 miles)
Ferry, Car, Bus and Taxi6 days 16h
IDR 2,216,735($150)
once a week4,040km (2,510 miles)

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Airports near Bontang

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

AAP
Samarinda International Airport (AAP)
International Airport
Distance
60km (38 miles) from Bontang
BPN
Sultan Aji Muhammad Sulaiman Airport (BPN)
International Airport
Distance
166km (103 miles) from Bontang
BEJ
Kalimarau Airport (BEJ)
Domestic Airport
Distance
226km (140 miles) from Bontang