How to travel from Palembang to Jakarta, Indonesia

The distance between Palembang and Jakarta is around 466km (289 miles) and the quickest way to get there is to fly and then take the bus which takes around 2h 40m.

6 routes found

We've found 6 different ways to get from Palembang to Jakarta by plane, bus, train, car and ferry. The recommended routes, which include information on duration, ticket price, and level of difficulty, can be found below.

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Plane and Bus

Fly from Sultan Mahmud Badaruddin II (PLM) to Soekarno–Hatta (CGK) then take the bus to Ciputra World Jakarta.

  • Duration2h 40m
  • Flight time1hr
  • Typical cost
    IDR 1,138,325($76)
Operated by

Multiple operators

1 similiar route

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Train and Ferry

Take the train to Tanjung Karang then take a ferry to Gambir Station.

  • Duration17h 60m
  • Departsonce daily
  • Typical cost
    IDR 524,230($35)
Operated by

Multiple operators

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Bus and Ferry

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

  • Duration19hrs
  • Departsonce daily
  • Typical cost
    IDR 524,230($35)
Operated by

Multiple operators

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Car and Ferry

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

  • Duration7h 40m
  • Departshourly
  • Typical cost
    IDR 449,340($30)
Operated by

Multiple operators

1 similiar route

We’ve grouped similar routes together, click the arrows to see the other options.

Frequently asked questionsabout travel between Palembang and Jakarta

There are several options for getting from Palembang to Jakarta by plane, bus, train, car and ferry. The cheapest option is to take the train, then drive and then take a ferry which costs around IDR 389,425 ($26) and will take around 14h 35m. If you need to get there more quickly, you can fly and then take the bus and arrive in approximately 2h 40m, though it is a bit more costly at approximately IDR 1,138,325 ($76).

The distance between Palembang and Jakarta is around 466km (289 miles). In a direct line (as the crow flies), the distance is 422km (262 miles)

It takes around 2h 40m to get from Palembang and Jakarta by plane and bus.

The quickest way to get from Palembang to Jakarta is to fly and then take the bus which takes around 2h 40m and will set you back approx IDR 1,138,325 ($76).

The cheapest way to travel between Palembang and Jakarta is to take the train, then drive and then take a ferry which will typically cost around IDR 389,425 ($26) for a standard one-way ticket.

Train travel

There is no train service that runs between Palembang and Jakarta. We recommend that you fly from Sultan Mahmud Badaruddin II (PLM) to Soekarno–Hatta (CGK) then take the bus to Ciputra World Jakarta. instead which will take 2h 40m.

Bus travel

Sorry, looks like there is no bus service that runs between Palembang and Jakarta. We recommend that you fly from Sultan Mahmud Badaruddin II (PLM) to Soekarno–Hatta (CGK) then take the bus to Ciputra World Jakarta. instead which will take 2h 40m.

Flights and Airlines

It doesn't look like you can fly directly from Palembang to Jakarta. We recommend that you fly from Sultan Mahmud Badaruddin II (PLM) to Soekarno–Hatta (CGK) then take the bus to Ciputra World Jakarta. instead which will take 2h 40m.

The closest major airport to Jakarta is Halim Perdanakusuma Airport (HLP) (HLP) which is approximately 12km (8 miles) from Jakarta. Soekarno–Hatta International Airport (CGK) (CGK) and Husein Sastranegara International Airport (BDO) (BDO) 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 Jakarta. We recommend that you fly from Sultan Mahmud Badaruddin II (PLM) to Soekarno–Hatta (CGK) then take the bus to Ciputra World Jakarta. instead which will take 2h 40m.

If you don't have a car, the easiest way to get from Palembang to Jakarta is to fly and then take the bus which takes, on average, 2h 40m and will usually cost around IDR 1,138,325 ($76).

How do I get from Palembang to Jakarta

Compare travel optionsbetween Palembang and Jakarta

Transport options from Palembang to Jakarta
Transport optionDurationCostFrequencyDistance
Plane and Bus + 1 similar
2h 40m
IDR 1,138,325($76)
every 3 hours466km (289 miles)
Fly to Husein Sastranegara (BDO), Bus5h 15m
IDR 1,362,995($90)
every 3 hours740km (460 miles)
Train and Ferry
17h 60m
IDR 524,230($35)
once daily625km (388 miles)
Bus and Ferry
19hrs
IDR 524,230($35)
once daily538km (334 miles)
Car and Ferry + 1 similar
7h 40m
IDR 449,340($30)
hourly518km (322 miles)
Train, Car and Ferry14h 35m
IDR 389,425($26)
twice daily645km (401 miles)

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Airports near Jakarta

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

HLP
Halim Perdanakusuma Airport (HLP)
Domestic Airport
Distance
12km (8 miles) from Jakarta
CGK
Soekarno–Hatta International Airport (CGK)
International Airport
Distance
20km (12 miles) from Jakarta
BDO
Husein Sastranegara International Airport (BDO)
International Airport
Distance
116km (72 miles) from Jakarta