How to travel from Sanur to Palu, Indonesia

The distance between Sanur and Palu is around 1,120km (696 miles) and the quickest way to get there is to fly which takes around 3h 25m.

4 routes found

We've found 4 different ways to get from Sanur to Palu by plane, bus, ferry and train. 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 Ngurah Rai (DPS) to Palu (PLW).

  • Duration3h 25m
  • Flight time2h 35m
  • Typical cost
    IDR 2,905,725($195)
Operated by

Lion Mentari Airlines

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Ferry

Take a ferry to Lembar Lombok then Surabaya and then to Pantoloan.

  • Duration2 days 21h
  • Departsonce a week
  • Typical cost
    IDR 688,985($46)
Operated by

Multiple ferry operators

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Bus and Ferry

Take the bus to Banyuwangi and then to Surabaya Kota then take a ferry to Pantoloan.

  • Duration2 days 7h
  • Departsonce a week
  • Typical cost
    IDR 838,765($56)
Operated by

Multiple operators

1 similiar route

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Frequently asked questionsabout travel between Sanur and Palu

There are several options for getting from Sanur to Palu by plane, bus, ferry and train. The cheapest option is to take a ferry which costs around IDR 688,985 ($46) and will take around 2 days 21h. If you need to get there more quickly, you can fly and arrive in approximately 3h 25m, though it is a bit more costly at approximately IDR 2,905,725 ($195).

The distance between Sanur and Palu is around 1,120km (696 miles). In a direct line (as the crow flies), the distance is 1,005km (625 miles)

It takes around 3h 25m to get from Sanur and Palu by plane.

The quickest way to get from Sanur to Palu is to fly which takes around 3h 25m and will set you back approx IDR 2,905,725 ($195).

The cheapest way to travel between Sanur and Palu is to take a ferry which will typically cost around IDR 688,985 ($46) for a standard one-way ticket.

Train travel

There is no train service that runs between Sanur and Palu. We recommend that you fly from Ngurah Rai (DPS) to Palu (PLW). instead which will take 3h 25m.

Bus travel

Sorry, looks like there is no bus service that runs between Sanur and Palu. We recommend that you fly from Ngurah Rai (DPS) to Palu (PLW). instead which will take 3h 25m.

Ferry/Boat travel

Yes there is a ferry service that runs between Sanur and Palu. The ferry typically takes around 2 days 21h and departs once a week.

ASDP Indonesia Ferry and Pelni run the ferry services between Sanur and Palu. Ferries run once a week and take around 2 days 21h on average but will vary depending on conditions and travel date.

Flights and Airlines

Yes you can fly from Sanur and Palu. Flights depart from Ngurah Rai (DPS) and arrive at Palu (PLW) - via Sultan Hasanuddin (UPG). The flight takes around 2h 35m.

There is no direct flight from Sanur to Palu. There is however a flight that goes via Sultan Hasanuddin (UPG). This services will take at least 3h 25m (not including layover time).

The flight from Sanur to Palu typically takes around 2h 35m. Flights depart from Ngurah Rai (DPS) 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 Sanur to Palu. We recommend that you fly from Ngurah Rai (DPS) to Palu (PLW). instead which will take 3h 25m.

If you don't have a car, the easiest way to get from Sanur to Palu is to fly which takes, on average, 3h 25m and will usually cost around IDR 2,905,725 ($195).

How do I get from Sanur to Palu

Compare travel optionsbetween Sanur and Palu

Transport options from Sanur to Palu
Transport optionDurationCostFrequencyDistance
Fly
3h 25m
IDR 2,905,725($195)
5 times a day1,120km (696 miles)
Ferry
2 days 21h
IDR 688,985($46)
once a week2,050km (1,274 miles)
Bus and Ferry + 1 similar
2 days 7h
IDR 838,765($56)
once a week1,970km (1,224 miles)
Bus, Ferry and Train2 days 6h
IDR 868,720($58)
once a week1,968km (1,223 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