How to travel from Palembang to Palu, Indonesia

The distance between Palembang and Palu is around 2,020km (1,255 miles) and the quickest way to get there is to fly which takes around 4h 50m.

6 routes found

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

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

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Fly

Fly from Sultan Mahmud Badaruddin II (PLM) to Palu (PLW).

  • Duration4h 50m
  • Flight time3h 55m
  • Typical cost
    IDR 3,370,040($225)
Operated by

Batik Air

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Train to Tanjung Karang, ferry

Take the train to Tanjung Karang then take a ferry to Gambir Station then Surabaya - Tanjung Perak Port and then to Pantoloan.

  • Duration4 days
  • Departsonce a week
  • Typical cost
    IDR 1,288,105($86)
Operated by

Multiple operators

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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 Pantoloan.

  • Duration2 days 22h
  • Departsonce a week
  • Typical cost
    IDR 1,183,260($79)
Operated by

Multiple operators

3 similiar routes

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Frequently asked questionsabout travel between Palembang and Palu

There are several options for getting from Palembang to Palu by plane, train, ferry, car and bus. The cheapest option is to take the train and then take a ferry which costs around IDR 1,183,260 ($79) and will take around 2 days 22h. If you need to get there more quickly, you can fly and arrive in approximately 4h 50m, though it is a bit more costly at approximately IDR 3,370,040 ($225).

The distance between Palembang and Palu is around 2,020km (1,255 miles). In a direct line (as the crow flies), the distance is 1,695km (1,053 miles)

It takes around 4h 50m to get from Palembang and Palu by plane.

The quickest way to get from Palembang to Palu is to fly which takes around 4h 50m and will set you back approx IDR 3,370,040 ($225).

The cheapest way to travel between Palembang and Palu is to take the train and then take a ferry which will typically cost around IDR 1,183,260 ($79) for a standard one-way ticket.

Train travel

There is no train service that runs between Palembang and Palu. We recommend that you fly from Sultan Mahmud Badaruddin II (PLM) to Palu (PLW). instead which will take 4h 50m.

Bus travel

Sorry, looks like there is no bus service that runs between Palembang and Palu. We recommend that you fly from Sultan Mahmud Badaruddin II (PLM) to Palu (PLW). instead which will take 4h 50m.

Flights and Airlines

Yes you can fly from Palembang and Palu. Flights depart from Sultan Mahmud Badaruddin II (PLM) and arrive at Palu (PLW) - via Soekarno–Hatta (CGK). The flight takes around 3h 55m.

There is no direct flight from Palembang to Palu. There is however a flight that goes via Soekarno–Hatta (CGK). This services will take at least 4h 50m (not including layover time).

The flight from Palembang to Palu typically takes around 3h 55m. Flights depart from Sultan Mahmud Badaruddin II (PLM) and and arrive into Palu (PLW).

The closest major airport to Palu is Mutiara Airport (PLW) (PLW) which is approximately 5km (3 miles) from Palu. Tampa Padang Airport (MJU) (MJU) and Samarinda International Airport (AAP) (AAP) 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 Palu. We recommend that you fly from Sultan Mahmud Badaruddin II (PLM) to Palu (PLW). instead which will take 4h 50m.

If you don't have a car, the easiest way to get from Palembang to Palu is to fly which takes, on average, 4h 50m and will usually cost around IDR 3,370,040 ($225).

How do I get from Palembang to Palu

Compare travel optionsbetween Palembang and Palu

Transport options from Palembang to Palu
Transport optionDurationCostFrequencyDistance
Fly
4h 50m
IDR 3,370,040($225)
every 3 hours2,020km (1,255 miles)
Train to Tanjung Karang, ferry
4 days
IDR 1,288,105($86)
once a week2,805km (1,743 miles)
Train and Ferry + 3 similar
2 days 22h
IDR 1,183,260($79)
once a week2,858km (1,776 miles)
Bus and Ferry3 days 3h
IDR 1,557,705($105)
once a week2,834km (1,761 miles)
Bus to Lampung, ferry3 days 9h
IDR 1,602,640($105)
once a week2,792km (1,735 miles)
Train, Car and Ferry2 days 22h
IDR 1,243,170($83)
once a week2,896km (1,799 miles)

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Airports near Palu

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

PLW
Mutiara Airport (PLW)
Domestic Airport
Distance
5km (3 miles) from Palu
MJU
Tampa Padang Airport (MJU)
Domestic Airport
Distance
210km (130 miles) from Palu
AAP
Samarinda International Airport (AAP)
International Airport
Distance
297km (184 miles) from Palu