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There are 3 ways to get from Palu to Samarinda by car ferry, car, bus or plane

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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

$22 - $33

Cheapest option

Car ferry, bus  •  15 h 23 min

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

$19 - $27

1 alternative option

Fly, bus  •  5 h 4 min

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

$28 - $86

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Palu to Samarinda is to car ferry and bus which costs Rp290000 - Rp410000 and takes 15 h 23 min.

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The quickest way to get from Palu to Samarinda is to fly and bus which costs Rp420000 - Rp1300000 and takes 5 h 4 min.

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The distance between Palu and Samarinda is 307 km.

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

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The quickest flight from Palu Airport to Sultan Aji Muhammad Sulaiman Airport is the direct flight which takes 50 min.

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PT. Sriwijaya Air and Lion Mentari Airlines offer flights from Palu Airport to Sultan Aji Muhammad Sulaiman Airport.

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There are 23+ hotels available in Samarinda. Prices start at $14 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Palu to Palu Airport is to taxi which takes 5 min and costs Rp70000 - Rp85000.

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Map of how to get from Palu to Samarinda.
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  • Distance: 191.6 miles
  • Duration: 12 h 57 min

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 Sultan Aji Muhammad Sulaiman
Ave. Duration
50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$19 - $75
Lion Mentari Airlines
Website
lionair.co.id
Flights from Palu to Sultan Aji Muhammad Sulaiman
Ave. Duration
55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$19 - $65
Bus operators
Jahe Raya
Website
web.facebook.com
Bus from Balikpapan to Samarinda
Ave. Duration
3 h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$2
Schedules at
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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
$15 - $21
Schedules at
pelni.co.id

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