There are 4 ways to get from Palu to Samarinda by car ferry, car, bus or plane

Select an option below to see step-by-step directions and to compare ticket prices and travel times in Rome2rio's travel planner.

Recommended option

Car ferry, drive  •  12 h 57 min

  1. Take the car ferry from Pantoloan to Balikpapan KM Dorolonda
  2. Drive from Balikpapan to Samarinda

$23 - $35

Cheapest option

Car ferry Indonesia Ferry, bus  •  21 h 27 min

  1. Take the car ferry from Taipa to Pelabuhan Semayang
  2. Take the bus from Balikpapan to Samarinda

$7 - $8

2 alternative options

Car ferry Pelni, bus  •  15 h 23 min

  1. Take the car ferry from Pantoloan to Balikpapan KM Dorolonda
  2. Take the bus from Balikpapan to Samarinda

$21 - $30

Fly, bus  •  5 h 4 min

  1. Fly from Palu (PLW) to Balikpapan (BPN) PLW - BPN
  2. Take the bus from Balikpapan to Samarinda

$29 - $88

What companies run services between Palu, Indonesia and Samarinda, Indonesia?

There is no direct connection from Palu to Samarinda. However, you can take the drive to Pantoloan, take the car ferry to Balikpapan, then take the drive to Samarinda. Alternatively, you can take a vehicle from Palu to Samarinda via Pantoloan, Balikpapan, and Balikpapan in around 15 h 23 min.

Airlines
PT. Sriwijaya Air
Website
sriwijayaair.co.id
Flights from Palu to Balikpapan
Ave. Duration
50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$19 - $75
Lion Mentari Airlines
Website
lionair.co.id
Flights from Palu to Balikpapan
Ave. Duration
55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$19 - $65
Bus operators
bus
Bus from Balikpapan to Samarinda
Ave. Duration
3 h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$3
Ferry operators
Pelni
Website
pelni.co.id
Car ferry from Pantoloan to Balikpapan
Ave. Duration
10 h 44 min
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$16 - $23
Schedules at
pelni.co.id
Indonesia Ferry
Website
indonesiaferry.co.id
Car ferry from Taipa to Pelabuhan Semayang
Ave. Duration
17 h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$2
Schedules at
indonesiaferry.co.id

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Questions & Answers

How far is it from Palu to Samarinda?

The distance between Palu and Samarinda is 307 km.

What is the cheapest way to get from Palu to Samarinda?

The cheapest way to get from Palu to Samarinda is to car ferry and bus which costs Rp90000 - Rp120000 and takes 21 h 27 min.

What is the fastest way to get from Palu to Samarinda?

The quickest way to get from Palu to Samarinda is to fly and bus which takes 5 h 4 min and costs Rp400000 - Rp1300000.

How long does it take to get from Palu to Samarinda?

It takes approximately 12 h 57 min to get from Palu to Samarinda, including transfers.