How to travel from Palembang to Kendari, Indonesia

The distance between Palembang and Kendari is around 2,217km (1,377 miles) and the quickest way to get there is to fly which takes around 5h 10m.

2 routes found

We've found 2 different ways to get from Palembang to Kendari by plane, train and ferry. The recommended routes, which include information on duration, ticket price, and level of difficulty, can be found below.

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Fly

Fly from Sultan Mahmud Badaruddin II (PLM) to Kendari (KDI).

  • Duration5h 10m
  • Flight time4hrs
  • Typical cost
    IDR 3,624,665($240)
Operated by

Batik Air

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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 Surabaya Pasar Turi then take a ferry to Baubau and then to Kendari.

  • Duration3 days 18h
  • Departstwice a week
  • Typical cost
    IDR 1,318,060($88)
Operated by

Multiple operators

Frequently asked questionsabout travel between Palembang and Kendari

There are several options for getting from Palembang to Kendari by plane, train and ferry. The cheapest option is to take the train and then take a ferry which costs around IDR 1,318,060 ($88) and will take around 3 days 18h. 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 3,624,665 ($240).

The distance between Palembang and Kendari is around 2,217km (1,377 miles). In a direct line (as the crow flies), the distance is 1,974km (1,227 miles)

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

The quickest way to get from Palembang to Kendari is to fly which takes around 5h 10m and will set you back approx IDR 3,624,665 ($240).

The cheapest way to travel between Palembang and Kendari is to take the train and then take a ferry which will typically cost around IDR 1,318,060 ($88) for a standard one-way ticket.

Train travel

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

Bus travel

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

Flights and Airlines

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

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

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

The closest major airport to Kendari is Haluoleo Airport (KDI) (KDI) which is approximately 15km (9 miles) from Kendari. Baubau Airport (BUW) (BUW) and Sultan Hasanuddin International Airport (UPG) (UPG) 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 Kendari. We recommend that you fly from Sultan Mahmud Badaruddin II (PLM) to Kendari (KDI). instead which will take 5h 10m.

If you don't have a car, the easiest way to get from Palembang to Kendari is to fly which takes, on average, 5h 10m and will usually cost around IDR 3,624,665 ($240).

How do I get from Palembang to Kendari

Compare travel optionsbetween Palembang and Kendari

Transport options from Palembang to Kendari
Transport optionDurationCostFrequencyDistance
Fly
5h 10m
IDR 3,624,665($240)
every 3 hours2,217km (1,377 miles)
Train and Ferry
3 days 18h
IDR 1,318,060($88)
twice a week2,795km (1,737 miles)

Top Carriersoperating between Palembang and Kendari

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Airports near Kendari

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

KDI
Haluoleo Airport (KDI)
Domestic Airport
Distance
15km (9 miles) from Kendari
BUW
Baubau Airport (BUW)
Domestic Airport
Distance
166km (103 miles) from Kendari
UPG
Sultan Hasanuddin International Airport (UPG)
International Airport
Distance
351km (218 miles) from Kendari