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Palembang to Jakarta Bus

Palembang to Jakarta Bus Timings & Fare

Bus Operator First Bus Last Bus Duration  
LORENA 08:25 11:00 12 hrs 24 mins VIEW PRICE
Pahala Kencana 12:00 12:21 12 hrs 48 mins VIEW PRICE
Kramat Djati Jakarta 11:30 11:30 18 hrs 7 mins VIEW PRICE
Giri Indah 14:00 14:00 18 hrs 0 mins VIEW PRICE
Adhi Prima 11:00 11:00 18 hrs 30 mins VIEW PRICE

Palembang to Jakarta Bus Service

Avg. Bus Duration
Buses depart from
Bus arrives in
Daily Bus Services
Cheapest Bus Tickets
7 hours 35 mins
IDR 240000

Palembang to Jakarta Bus Distance

Earliest Bus
Last Bus
517 km

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Bus Travel Guide from Palembang to Jakarta

Palembang is the capital of the South Sumatra province of Indonesia. It is the oldest existing city, dating back to the 7th century. It was a Buddhist Srivijaya Empire from the 7th to the 12th century, then a Hindu Empire for the next 2 centuries, before it was pushed under Islamic rule in the 17th century. This city which once had 120 canals, sits along the Musi River which brought in the name “Venice of the East.” However, most of the canals have now disappeared, and now Musi has many streams and tributaries. Palembang jointly hosted the highly successful 2018 Asian Games with Jakarta. Lots of benefits accrued to the two cities due to the big spend on infrastructure for the Games and the global recognition that goes with hosting such a big event.

Jakarta is the biggest city and the capital of Indonesia and is situated in northern Java which is the most populous island in the world. It has a massive population of 10 million and is the financial and economic hub of the country. This is a huge alpha city with a cultural mix of different ethnicities. It has a very ancient history, having been established in the 4th century. The city is sinking due to rising water levels and is the fastest sinking capital city in the world. This makes Jakarta susceptible to frequent flooding during the monsoon months.

Distance and buses from Palembang to Jakarta

The distance between Palembang and Jakarta is 423 km. The distance from Palembang to Jakarta is covered in 18 hours on average by bus.

There are around 18 to 21 buses operating between the two cities on a day, providing tourism bus rental, considering all the boarding locations in the two cities. The time taken varies typically between 17 and 20 hours depending on the time of departure, the route that’s taken, and the type of bus. 

Palembang to Jakarta Bus Details

Tourists can conveniently travel between the two cities by bus as plenty of buses ply on the route daily, operated by various bus service providers. 

Major Bus Operators

Four operators provide bus services on this route on any normal day, operating around 20 buses every day. The operators are listed below for your information:

  • Pahala Kencana
  • Kramat Djati Jakarta 
  • Lorena
  • Giri Indah 

Out of the four operators, the largest major operator is Pahala Kencana which operates most of the trips. 

Pahala Kencana is one of the largest operators in Indonesia running buses on over 90 routes throughout the country. It operates VIP AC, Executive, and Executive double-deck buses on this route. It is by far the largest operator on this route, running 15 of the 20 buses every day. The others together operate the rest of the trips.  

The last tour bus leaves Palembang at 2:00 pm. It is a VIP AC bus operated by Giri Indah which departs from the Ilir Barat Li terminal in Palembang. It reaches Jakarta at 8:00 AM the next day at Kampung Rambutan terminal. The bus from this operator might not be available on all days of the week, in which case, the last bus will be at 12:55 PM. This is an Executive type bus from Pahala Kencana which reaches Jakarta Jatiasih terminal the next day at 6:15 AM. 

Things to do in Jakarta

There are numerous places of tourist attractions in this huge metropolitan city of Jakarta that you can spend days to explore them. Some of the attractions are given below:

  • The National Monument, Monas: This is an iconic landmark which is a museum depicting national history. This magnificent structure standing at 377 feet is more famous as a viewing deck.
  • Indonesia Art Gallery: This is a must-visit gallery for art lovers with its big collection of thousands of pieces of paintings, sculptures, and artworks.
  • Istiqlal Mosque: This architectural beauty is the biggest mosque in Southeast Asia. 
  • Taman Mini Indonesia Indah: This is the place to learn about the culture of the country, it is a mini Indonesia. You can travel by cable car to get a lovely view. 
  • The Jakarta Cathedral: This is a neo-gothic architectural beauty standing opposite the Istiqlal Mosque.
  • Ancol Dreamland: A must-see is the huge entertainment city, Dunia fantasy in the north which has theme parks, aquariums, eco-park, under-water adventure, exotic animals, beaches, and around 40 exhilarating rides. It also offers excellent hotels, restaurants, and everything else packed in for you to have a blast. Interestingly, this city in a 550-hectare area which was once a huge swamp and marshy area, which was converted to the largest integrated tourism spot in SE Asia.

Apart from these, there are a number of beautiful beaches, monuments, museums, parks and other places worth visiting in Jakarta.

For a bus journey from Palembang to Jakarta, you can partner with redBus Indonesia which provides the unique redBus seat guarantee and discounts on bus ticket booking. You can book online bus tickets in advance to get confirmed seats at a time of your choosing. You could simply search for “Tiket Palembang Jakarta,” “tiket bus Palembang Jakarta,” “harga tiket Palembang Jakarta,” “Palembang ke Surabaya” or “Travel Palembang Jakarta” redBus offers the best bus operators at your disposal.

Disclaimer: Bus timings, routes, and fares are subject to change. Please check the redBus app or website for any last-minute changes.


How can I book a bus ticket online from one route to another??

A: You can simply log on to, choose any specific country you would like to book a bus in, and select the source and destination. After choosing the route and the date, you will find a number of options for buses available. redBus site is user-friendly and booking a bus ticket is just a matter of a few minutes.

Do I need to print my ticket for this bus route?

A: This depends upon the bus operator and the country you are travelling in. You can check this information while booking a bus ticket for a particular bus operator. However, most of the bus operators allow M-ticket or E-ticket sent to your registered email address, you may require to print the ticket if any bus operator specifically asks for the same.

Where can I find the location of my bus stop?

A: As you get the listing of buses available on a selected route, you can click on the 'Boarding & Dropping Point' tab to check the exact location of your pickup and drop-off points. redBus also offers ‘Track my bus’ facility in a few countries to check the live location of the bus.

How early should I arrive for the trip?

A: Passengers are required to reach the boarding place at least 30 minutes before the scheduled departure time of the bus.

Can I reschedule my bus ticket on this route?

A: Yes, you can. However, this option is available with some selected bus operators on You just have to enter your bus ticket number and email address, verify your ticket details, and choose a reschedule date.

At what time do buses start from Palembang to Jakarta?

A: Buses from Palembang to Jakarta generally start early in the morning and continue until late evening. However, the bus timings may vary depending on the bus operators and season. This is where redBus helps you out. You need not contact several bus operators to get updated about the bus schedules. You will find all the updated information on redBus website while booking a bus ticket online.

Are there any discounts available on the route from Palembang to Jakarta?

A: Palembang to Jakarta is one of the popular routes and it’s quite likely that you may get exciting discounts on booking bus tickets through redBus on this route. It would be better if you plan your journey in advance and book your tickets so that you can get the best price and best seat for your trip.



  • Agen Kramat Djati KM 12
  • Ilir Barat Ii
  • Km 09
  • Poligon
  • Pool Arya Prima Bandara
  • Pool Arya Prima Km12 Palembang
  • Pool DAMRI Palembang
  • Pool Efisien Putra Mandiri
  • Sari Harum Km 12
  • Sari Harum Poligon
  • Sukarami Km 12
  • Terminal Alang Alang Lebar
  • Terminal Alang Lebar
  • Terminal Karya Jaya


  • Cilandak Town Square
  • Cililitan
  • Grogol
  • Kebon Jeruk
  • Pondok Pinang
  • Pool DAMRI Kemayoran
  • Terminal Kalideres
  • Terminal Kampung Rambutan
  • Terminal Kp. Rambutan
  • Terminal Pulo Gebang
  • Terminal Pulogebang


Visit the redBus app or website to view the rest stops that are available on the way while traveling by bus from Palembang to Jakarta. There are several offers and cashback options that a customer can avail on the redBus app and website.

Travel Safety during Covid-19

Covid-19 Updates on Palembang to Jakarta Bus Route

Travel Safe from Palembang to Jakarta during Covid-19 Pandemic
  • While traveling from Palembang to Jakarta during Covid-19 Pandemic, passengers have to follow certain guidelines as per the orders of the Government and local authorities. One can find the key highlights of the restrictions to follow from Palembang to Jakarta route on this page.
Covid-19 Test and Quarantine Rules
  • If you are wondering if you need to take a Covid-19 test while travelling from Palembang to Jakarta during Covid-19 Pandemic or looking for quarantine rules, this page will give you updated information on the same, so that you can keep the documents handy while travelling.
List of Useful Resources
  • Passengers need to visit the official website of the Government and take a note of Covid-19 PCR test validity for traveling on this bus route.

General Covid-19 Guidelines to follow while in Jakarta

Mandatory Mask
Minimum 1 meter of physical distance
Sanitizing hands
Temperature checks at public places

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