How to travel from Palembang to Gili Islands, Indonesia

The distance between Palembang and Gili Islands is around 1,579km (981 miles) and the quickest way to get there is to fly and then take a ferry which takes around 7hrs.

5 routes found

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

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

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Plane and Ferry

Fly from Sultan Mahmud Badaruddin II (PLM) to Lombok (LOP) then take a ferry to Gili Meno.

  • Duration7hrs
  • Flight time3hrs
  • Typical cost
    IDR 1,887,220($125)
Operated by

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1 similiar route

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Train, Ferry and Bus

Take the train to Tanjung Karang then take a ferry to Gambir Station then take the train to Cirebon and then to Jember then take the bus to Sanur then take a ferry to Gili Meno.

  • Duration1 day 21h
  • Departsonce daily
  • Typical cost
    IDR 1,797,355($120)
Operated by

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1 similiar route

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Bus and Ferry

Take the bus to Lampung then take a ferry to Gambir Station then take the bus to Terminal Mengwi then take a ferry to Gili Meno.

  • Duration2 days 6h
  • Departsonce daily
  • Typical cost
    IDR 1,887,220($125)
Operated by

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Frequently asked questionsabout travel between Palembang and Gili Islands

There are several options for getting from Palembang to Gili Islands by plane, ferry, bus and train. The cheapest option is to take the train, then take a ferry and then take the bus which costs around IDR 1,677,530 ($110) and will take around 2 days 9h. If you need to get there more quickly, you can fly and then take a ferry and arrive in approximately 7hrs, though it is a bit more costly at approximately IDR 1,887,220 ($125).

The distance between Palembang and Gili Islands is around 1,579km (981 miles). In a direct line (as the crow flies), the distance is 1,383km (859 miles)

It takes around 7hrs to get from Palembang and Gili Islands by plane and ferry.

The quickest way to get from Palembang to Gili Islands is to fly and then take a ferry which takes around 7hrs and will set you back approx IDR 1,887,220 ($125).

The cheapest way to travel between Palembang and Gili Islands is to take the train, then take a ferry and then take the bus which will typically cost around IDR 1,677,530 ($110) for a standard one-way ticket.

Train travel

There is no train service that runs between Palembang and Gili Islands. We recommend that you fly from Sultan Mahmud Badaruddin II (PLM) to Lombok (LOP) then take a ferry to Gili Meno. instead which will take 7hrs.

Bus travel

Sorry, looks like there is no bus service that runs between Palembang and Gili Islands. We recommend that you fly from Sultan Mahmud Badaruddin II (PLM) to Lombok (LOP) then take a ferry to Gili Meno. instead which will take 7hrs.

Flights and Airlines

It doesn't look like you can fly directly from Palembang to Gili Islands. We recommend that you fly from Sultan Mahmud Badaruddin II (PLM) to Lombok (LOP) then take a ferry to Gili Meno. instead which will take 7hrs.

The closest major airport to Gili Islands is Zainuddin Abdul Madjid International Airport (LOP) (LOP) which is approximately 53km (33 miles) from Gili Islands. Ngurah Rai International Airport (DPS) (DPS) and Sultan Muhammad Kaharuddin III Airport (SWQ) (SWQ) 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 Gili Islands. We recommend that you fly from Sultan Mahmud Badaruddin II (PLM) to Lombok (LOP) then take a ferry to Gili Meno. instead which will take 7hrs.

If you don't have a car, the easiest way to get from Palembang to Gili Islands is to fly and then take a ferry which takes, on average, 7hrs and will usually cost around IDR 1,887,220 ($125).

How do I get from Palembang to Gili Islands

Compare travel optionsbetween Palembang and Gili Islands

Transport options from Palembang to Gili Islands
Transport optionDurationCostFrequencyDistance
Plane and Ferry + 1 similar
7hrs
IDR 1,887,220($125)
once daily1,603km (996 miles)
Plane, Ferry and Bus11h 35m
IDR 2,546,250($170)
once daily1,579km (981 miles)
Train, Ferry and Bus + 1 similar
1 day 21h
IDR 1,797,355($120)
once daily1,989km (1,236 miles)
Train to Tanjung Karang, ferry and bus2 days 9h
IDR 1,677,530($110)
once daily1,923km (1,195 miles)
Bus and Ferry
2 days 6h
IDR 1,887,220($125)
once daily1,824km (1,133 miles)

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Airports near Gili Islands

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

LOP
Zainuddin Abdul Madjid International Airport (LOP)
International Airport
Distance
53km (33 miles) from Gili Islands
DPS
Ngurah Rai International Airport (DPS)
International Airport
Distance
105km (65 miles) from Gili Islands
SWQ
Sultan Muhammad Kaharuddin III Airport (SWQ)
Domestic Airport
Distance
152km (95 miles) from Gili Islands