How to travel from Palembang to Cirebon, Indonesia

The distance between Palembang and Cirebon is around 686km (426 miles) and the quickest way to get there is to fly and then take the train which takes around 5h 10m.

10 routes found

We've found 10 different ways to get from Palembang to Cirebon by train, car, ferry, bus and plane. The recommended routes, which include information on duration, ticket price, and level of difficulty, can be found below.

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

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Fly to Jakarta Halim Perdana Kusuma (HLP), Train

Fly from Sultan Mahmud Badaruddin II (PLM) to Jakarta Halim Perdana Kusuma (HLP) then take the train to Cirebon.

  • Duration5h 10m
  • Flight time1hr
  • Typical cost
    IDR 1,422,905($95)
Operated by

Multiple operators

5 similiar routes

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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 Cirebon.

  • Duration20h 15m
  • Departsonce daily
  • Typical cost
    IDR 644,050($43)
Operated by

Multiple operators

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Bus and Ferry

Take the bus to Lampung then take a ferry to Gambir Station then take the bus to Cirebon.

  • Duration23h 50m
  • Departsonce daily
  • Typical cost
    IDR 599,120($40)
Operated by

Multiple operators

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Car and Ferry

Drive to Bakauheni Port then take a ferry to Merak then drive to Cirebon.

  • Duration9h 55m
  • Departshourly
  • Typical cost
    IDR 1,183,260($79)
Operated by

Multiple operators

1 similiar route

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Frequently asked questionsabout travel between Palembang and Cirebon

There are several options for getting from Palembang to Cirebon by train, car, ferry, bus and plane. The cheapest option is to take the bus and then take a ferry which costs around IDR 599,120 ($40) and will take around 23h 50m. If you need to get there more quickly, you can fly and then take the train and arrive in approximately 5h 10m, though it is a bit more costly at approximately IDR 1,422,905 ($95).

The distance between Palembang and Cirebon is around 686km (426 miles). In a direct line (as the crow flies), the distance is 591km (367 miles)

It takes around 17h 20m to get from Palembang and Cirebon by train, car and ferry.

The quickest way to get from Palembang to Cirebon is to fly and then take the train which takes around 5h 10m and will set you back approx IDR 1,422,905 ($95).

The cheapest way to travel between Palembang and Cirebon is to take the bus and then take a ferry which will typically cost around IDR 599,120 ($40) for a standard one-way ticket.

Train travel

There is no train service that runs between Palembang and Cirebon. We recommend that you fly from Sultan Mahmud Badaruddin II (PLM) to Jakarta Halim Perdana Kusuma (HLP) then take the train to Cirebon. instead which will take 5h 10m.

Bus travel

Sorry, looks like there is no bus service that runs between Palembang and Cirebon. We recommend that you fly from Sultan Mahmud Badaruddin II (PLM) to Jakarta Halim Perdana Kusuma (HLP) then take the train to Cirebon. instead which will take 5h 10m.

Flights and Airlines

It doesn't look like you can fly directly from Palembang to Cirebon. We recommend that you fly from Sultan Mahmud Badaruddin II (PLM) to Soekarno–Hatta (CGK) then take the train to Cirebon. instead which will take 5h 25m.

The closest major airport to Cirebon is Husein Sastranegara International Airport (BDO) (BDO) which is approximately 110km (68 miles) from Cirebon. Halim Perdanakusuma Airport (HLP) (HLP) and Achmad Yani International Airport (SRG) (SRG) 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 Cirebon. We recommend that you take the train to Tanjung Karang then drive to Bakauheni Port then take a ferry to Merak then drive to Citeras then take the train to Tanahabang and then to Cirebon. instead which will take 17h 20m.

If you don't have a car, the easiest way to get from Palembang to Cirebon is to take the train, then drive and then take a ferry which takes, on average, 17h 20m and will usually cost around IDR 718,940 ($48).

How do I get from Palembang to Cirebon

Compare travel optionsbetween Palembang and Cirebon

Transport options from Palembang to Cirebon
Transport optionDurationCostFrequencyDistance
Fly to Jakarta Halim Perdana Kusuma (HLP), Train + 5 similar
5h 10m
IDR 1,422,905($95)
every 3 hours692km (430 miles)
Plane and Train5h 25m
IDR 928,635($62)
every 3 hours686km (426 miles)
Fly to Ahmad Yani (SRG), Train5h 40m
IDR 1,213,215($81)
every 3 hours1,088km (676 miles)
Fly to Husein Sastranegara (BDO), Train6h 45m
IDR 2,486,340($165)
once daily791km (491 miles)
Fly to Adisutjipto (JOG), Train6h 50m
IDR 2,306,605($155)
every 3 hours1,162km (722 miles)
Plane, Bus and Train7h 20m
IDR 1,902,200($125)
every 3 hours1,121km (697 miles)
Train and Ferry
20h 15m
IDR 644,050($43)
once daily835km (519 miles)
Bus and Ferry
23h 50m
IDR 599,120($40)
once daily755km (469 miles)
Car and Ferry + 1 similar
9h 55m
IDR 1,183,260($79)
hourly727km (452 miles)
Train, Car and Ferry17h 20m
IDR 718,940($48)
twice daily870km (540 miles)

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Airports near Cirebon

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

BDO
Husein Sastranegara International Airport (BDO)
International Airport
Distance
110km (68 miles) from Cirebon
HLP
Halim Perdanakusuma Airport (HLP)
Domestic Airport
Distance
191km (119 miles) from Cirebon
SRG
Achmad Yani International Airport (SRG)
International Airport
Distance
203km (126 miles) from Cirebon