How to travel from Nusa Penida to Palopo, Indonesia

The distance between Nusa Penida and Palopo is around 943km (586 miles) and the quickest way to get there is to take a ferry and then fly which takes around 3h 45m.

9 routes found

We've found 9 different ways to get from Nusa Penida to Palopo by ferry, plane, bus, car and taxi. The recommended routes, which include information on duration, ticket price, and level of difficulty, can be found below.

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

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Ferry and Plane

Take a ferry to Sanur then fly from Ngurah Rai (DPS) to Palopo Lagaligo (LLO).

  • Duration3h 45m
  • Flight time2h 20m
  • Typical cost
    IDR 2,860,790($190)
Operated by

Multiple operators

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Ferry to Padang Bai, Bali, bus

Take a ferry to Padang Bai Bali then Lembar Lombok and then to Makassar then take the bus to Palopo.

  • Duration2 days 21h
  • Departsonce a week
  • Typical cost
    IDR 1,093,390($73)
Operated by

Multiple operators

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Ferry and Bus

Take a ferry to Sanur then take the bus to Jember and then to Surabaya then take a ferry to Makassar then take the bus to Palopo.

  • Duration2 days 1h
  • Departs3 times a week
  • Typical cost
    IDR 1,138,325($76)
Operated by

Multiple operators

Frequently asked questionsabout travel between Nusa Penida and Palopo

There are several options for getting from Nusa Penida to Palopo by ferry, plane, bus, car and taxi. The cheapest option is to take a ferry and then take the bus which costs around IDR 1,093,390 ($73) and will take around 2 days 21h. If you need to get there more quickly, you can take a ferry and then fly and arrive in approximately 3h 45m, though it is a bit more costly at approximately IDR 2,860,790 ($190).

The distance between Nusa Penida and Palopo is around 943km (586 miles). In a direct line (as the crow flies), the distance is 821km (510 miles)

It takes around 11h 10m to get from Nusa Penida and Palopo by ferry, plane and bus.

The quickest way to get from Nusa Penida to Palopo is to take a ferry and then fly which takes around 3h 45m and will set you back approx IDR 2,860,790 ($190).

The cheapest way to travel between Nusa Penida and Palopo is to take a ferry and then take the bus which will typically cost around IDR 1,093,390 ($73) for a standard one-way ticket.

Train travel

There is no train service that runs between Nusa Penida and Palopo. We recommend that you take a ferry to Sanur then fly from Ngurah Rai (DPS) to Palopo Lagaligo (LLO). instead which will take 3h 45m.

Bus travel

Sorry, looks like there is no bus service that runs between Nusa Penida and Palopo. We recommend that you take a ferry to Sanur then fly from Ngurah Rai (DPS) to Palopo Lagaligo (LLO). instead which will take 3h 45m.

Flights and Airlines

It doesn't look like you can fly directly from Nusa Penida to Palopo. We recommend that you take a ferry to Sanur then fly from Ngurah Rai (DPS) to Sultan Hasanuddin (UPG) then take the bus to Palopo. instead which will take 11h 10m.

The closest major airport to Palopo is Tampa Padang Airport (MJU) (MJU) which is approximately 137km (85 miles) from Palopo. Mutiara Airport (PLW) (PLW) 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 Nusa Penida to Palopo. We recommend that you take a ferry to Sanur then fly from Ngurah Rai (DPS) to Sultan Hasanuddin (UPG) then take the bus to Palopo. instead which will take 11h 10m.

If you don't have a car, the easiest way to get from Nusa Penida to Palopo is to take a ferry, then fly and then take the bus which takes, on average, 11h 10m and will usually cost around IDR 1,857,265 ($125).

How do I get from Nusa Penida to Palopo

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Transport options from Nusa Penida to Palopo
Transport optionDurationCostFrequencyDistance
Ferry and Plane + 6 similar
3h 45m
IDR 2,860,790($190)
once daily943km (586 miles)
Ferry, Plane and Taxi8hrs
IDR 4,388,540($295)
once daily1,262km (784 miles)
Ferry to Sanur, plane and taxi9h 40m
IDR 5,137,440($345)
once daily1,477km (918 miles)
Ferry, Plane and Bus11h 10m
IDR 1,857,265($125)
once daily1,055km (656 miles)
Ferry, Plane and Car12hrs
IDR 3,984,135($265)
once daily1,724km (1,071 miles)
Ferry to Sanur, plane and car16h 45m
IDR 3,250,215($215)
once daily1,339km (832 miles)
Ferry to Sanur, plane and car18h 25m
IDR 3,444,930($230)
once daily1,557km (967 miles)
Ferry to Padang Bai, Bali, bus
2 days 21h
IDR 1,093,390($73)
once a week1,389km (863 miles)
Ferry and Bus
2 days 1h
IDR 1,138,325($76)
3 times a week1,728km (1,074 miles)

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Airports near Palopo

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

MJU
Tampa Padang Airport (MJU)
Domestic Airport
Distance
137km (85 miles) from Palopo
PLW
Mutiara Airport (PLW)
Domestic Airport
Distance
234km (145 miles) from Palopo
UPG
Sultan Hasanuddin International Airport (UPG)
International Airport
Distance
242km (150 miles) from Palopo