How to travel from Palembang to Manado, Indonesia

The distance between Palembang and Manado is around 2,648km (1,645 miles) and the quickest way to get there is to fly which takes around 5h 35m.

5 routes found

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

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

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Fly

Fly from Sultan Mahmud Badaruddin II (PLM) to Manado (MDC).

  • Duration5h 35m
  • Flight time4h 35m
  • Typical cost
    IDR 1,632,595($110)
Operated by

Batik Air

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Bus and Ferry

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

  • Duration4 days 21h
  • Departsonce a week
  • Typical cost
    IDR 1,857,265($125)
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 then take the train to Surabaya Pasar Turi then take a ferry to Bitung.

  • Duration4 days 6h
  • Departsonce a week
  • Typical cost
    IDR 1,437,885($95)
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 Manado

There are several options for getting from Palembang to Manado by plane, train, car, ferry and bus. The cheapest option is to take the train, then drive and then take a ferry which costs around IDR 1,333,040 ($89) and will take around 4 days 4h. If you need to get there more quickly, you can fly and arrive in approximately 5h 35m, though it is a bit more costly at approximately IDR 1,632,595 ($110).

The distance between Palembang and Manado is around 2,648km (1,645 miles). In a direct line (as the crow flies), the distance is 2,287km (1,421 miles)

It takes around 5h 35m to get from Palembang and Manado by plane.

The quickest way to get from Palembang to Manado is to fly which takes around 5h 35m and will set you back approx IDR 1,632,595 ($110).

The cheapest way to travel between Palembang and Manado is to take the train, then drive and then take a ferry which will typically cost around IDR 1,333,040 ($89) for a standard one-way ticket.

Train travel

There is no train service that runs between Palembang and Manado. We recommend that you fly from Sultan Mahmud Badaruddin II (PLM) to Manado (MDC). instead which will take 5h 35m.

Bus travel

Sorry, looks like there is no bus service that runs between Palembang and Manado. We recommend that you fly from Sultan Mahmud Badaruddin II (PLM) to Manado (MDC). instead which will take 5h 35m.

Flights and Airlines

Yes you can fly from Palembang and Manado. Flights depart from Sultan Mahmud Badaruddin II (PLM) and arrive at Manado (MDC) - via Soekarno–Hatta (CGK). The flight takes around 4h 35m.

There is no direct flight from Palembang to Manado. There is however a flight that goes via Soekarno–Hatta (CGK). This services will take at least 5h 35m (not including layover time).

The flight from Palembang to Manado typically takes around 4h 35m. Flights depart from Sultan Mahmud Badaruddin II (PLM) and and arrive into Manado (MDC).

The closest major airport to Manado is Sam Ratulangi International Airport (MDC) (MDC) which is approximately 11km (7 miles) from Manado. Tolotio Airport (GTO) (GTO) and Naha Airport (NAH) (NAH) 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 Manado. We recommend that you fly from Sultan Mahmud Badaruddin II (PLM) to Manado (MDC). instead which will take 5h 35m.

If you don't have a car, the easiest way to get from Palembang to Manado is to fly which takes, on average, 5h 35m and will usually cost around IDR 1,632,595 ($110).

How do I get from Palembang to Manado

Compare travel optionsbetween Palembang and Manado

Transport options from Palembang to Manado
Transport optionDurationCostFrequencyDistance
Fly
5h 35m
IDR 1,632,595($110)
every 3 hours2,648km (1,645 miles)
Bus and Ferry + 1 similar
4 days 21h
IDR 1,857,265($125)
once a week3,744km (2,326 miles)
Bus to Lampung, ferry5 days 7h
IDR 1,722,465($115)
once a week3,593km (2,232 miles)
Train and Ferry + 1 similar
4 days 6h
IDR 1,437,885($95)
once a week3,728km (2,317 miles)
Train, Car and Ferry4 days 4h
IDR 1,333,040($89)
once a week3,766km (2,340 miles)

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Airports near Manado

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

MDC
Sam Ratulangi International Airport (MDC)
International Airport
Distance
11km (7 miles) from Manado
GTO
Tolotio Airport (GTO)
Domestic Airport
Distance
241km (150 miles) from Manado
NAH
Naha Airport (NAH)
Domestic Airport
Distance
254km (158 miles) from Manado