How to travel from Palembang to Surakarta, Indonesia

The distance between Palembang and Surakarta is around 902km (561 miles) and the quickest way to get there is to fly which takes around 3h 20m.

8 routes found

We've found 8 different ways to get from Palembang to Surakarta by plane, train, bus, 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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Fly

Fly from Sultan Mahmud Badaruddin II (PLM) to Solo (SOC).

  • Duration3h 20m
  • Flight time2h 20m
  • Typical cost
    IDR 2,126,870($140)
Operated by

Lion Mentari Airlines

+ 3 others

3 similiar routes

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3 x bus
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Bus

Take the bus to Lampung then Jakarta and then to Surakarta.

  • Duration1 day 3h
  • Departsonce daily
  • Typical cost
    IDR 988,545($66)
Operated by

Multiple bus operators

💰 Cheapest
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train
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ferry
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bus
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Train, Ferry and Bus

Take the train to Tanjung Karang then take a ferry to Gambir Station then take the bus to Solo Terminal Tirtonadi.

  • Duration1 day 3h
  • Departsonce daily
  • Typical cost
    IDR 718,940($48)
Operated by

Multiple operators

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car
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ferry
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car
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Car and Ferry

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

  • Duration13h 30m
  • Departshourly
  • Typical cost
    IDR 1,707,485($115)
Operated by

Multiple operators

1 similiar route

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Frequently asked questionsabout travel between Palembang and Surakarta

There are several options for getting from Palembang to Surakarta by plane, train, bus, car and ferry. The cheapest option is to take the train, then take a ferry and then take the bus which costs around IDR 718,940 ($48) and will take around 1 day 3h. If you need to get there more quickly, you can fly and arrive in approximately 3h 20m, though it is a bit more costly at approximately IDR 2,126,870 ($140).

The distance between Palembang and Surakarta is around 902km (561 miles). In a direct line (as the crow flies), the distance is 843km (524 miles)

It takes around 3h 20m to get from Palembang and Surakarta by plane.

The quickest way to get from Palembang to Surakarta is to fly which takes around 3h 20m and will set you back approx IDR 2,126,870 ($140).

The cheapest way to travel between Palembang and Surakarta is to take the train, then take a ferry and then take the bus which will typically cost around IDR 718,940 ($48) for a standard one-way ticket.

Train travel

There is no train service that runs between Palembang and Surakarta. We recommend that you fly from Sultan Mahmud Badaruddin II (PLM) to Solo (SOC). instead which will take 3h 20m.

Bus travel

Yes there is a bus that runs regularly from Palembang and Surakarta. It typically takes around 1 day 3h and departs once daily.

There are no direct bus services that runs from Palembang to Surakarta. However, you can instead can take several connecting buses with changeovers in Lampung and Jakarta. These services run once daily and will take a minimum of 1 day 3h.

Maharani Tranz and Damri run regular bus services between Palembang and Surakarta. Buses run once daily and take around 1 day 3h on average but will vary depending on you book with.

Flights and Airlines

Yes you can fly from Palembang and Surakarta. Flights depart from Sultan Mahmud Badaruddin II (PLM) and arrive at Solo (SOC) - via Soekarno–Hatta (CGK). The flight takes around 2h 20m.

There is no direct flight from Palembang to Surakarta. There is however a flight that goes via Soekarno–Hatta (CGK). This services will take at least 3h 20m (not including layover time).

The flight from Palembang to Surakarta typically takes around 2h 20m. Flights depart from Sultan Mahmud Badaruddin II (PLM) and and arrive into Solo (SOC).

The closest major airport to Surakarta is Adisumarmo International Airport (SOC) (SOC) which is approximately 11km (7 miles) from Surakarta. Adisucipto Airport (JOG) (JOG) and Achmad Yani International Airport (SRG) (SRG) 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 Surakarta. We recommend that you fly from Sultan Mahmud Badaruddin II (PLM) to Solo (SOC). instead which will take 3h 20m.

If you don't have a car, the easiest way to get from Palembang to Surakarta is to fly which takes, on average, 3h 20m and will usually cost around IDR 2,126,870 ($140).

How do I get from Palembang to Surakarta

Compare travel optionsbetween Palembang and Surakarta

Transport options from Palembang to Surakarta
Transport optionDurationCostFrequencyDistance
Fly + 3 similar
3h 20m
IDR 2,126,870($140)
every 3 hours925km (575 miles)
Plane and Train3h 40m
IDR 2,126,870($140)
every 3 hours902km (561 miles)
Plane and Bus5h 10m
IDR 1,018,500($68)
twice daily969km (602 miles)
Fly to Yogyakarta (YIA), Train5h 45m
IDR 1,887,220($125)
every 3 hours961km (597 miles)
Bus
1 day 3h
IDR 988,545($66)
once daily1,062km (660 miles)
Train, Ferry and Bus
1 day 3h
IDR 718,940($48)
once daily1,196km (743 miles)
Car and Ferry + 1 similar
13h 30m
IDR 1,707,485($115)
hourly1,046km (650 miles)
Train, Car and Ferry21h 60m
IDR 763,875($51)
twice daily1,224km (761 miles)

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Airports near Surakarta

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

SOC
Adisumarmo International Airport (SOC)
International Airport
Distance
11km (7 miles) from Surakarta
JOG
Adisucipto Airport (JOG)
International Airport
Distance
49km (31 miles) from Surakarta
SRG
Achmad Yani International Airport (SRG)
International Airport
Distance
82km (51 miles) from Surakarta