Palembang travel guide

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You're Going to Love Palembang

With a population of 1,44 million, Palembang is the largest city in South Sumatra, Indonesia by the number of inhabitants.

When to visit Palembang

Palembang in January
Estimated hotel price
$56
1 night at 3-star hotel
Palembang in January
Estimated hotel price
$56
1 night at 3-star hotel

Looking for warm weather? Then head to Palembang in May, when the average temperature is 28 °C, and the highest can go up to 31 °C. The coldest month, on the other hand, is January, when it can get as cold as 23 °C, with an average temperature of 26 °C. You’re likely to see more rain in December, when precipitation is around 330 mm. In contrast, August is usually the driest month of the year in Palembang, with an average rainfall of 90 mm.

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How to Get to Palembang

Plane

When flying to Palembang, you’ll arrive at Palembang Mahmud Badaruddin Ii (PLM), which is located 5 km from the city centre.

Plane

When flying to Palembang, you’ll arrive at Palembang Mahmud Badaruddin Ii (PLM), which is located 5 km from the city centre.

Airports near Palembang

Airlines serving Palembang

Malaysia Airlines
Good (188 reviews)
ANA
Excellent (496 reviews)
SAUDIA
Good (407 reviews)
Garuda Indonesia
Excellent (47 reviews)
Batik Air
Good (20 reviews)
Citilink
Okay (2 reviews)
Lion Air
Good (24 reviews)
Sriwijaya Air
Mediocre (1 reviews)
NAM Air
Excellent (1 reviews)
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Where to stay in Palembang

Average rates range from around $42 per night for a double room in a 3-star hotel to $74 and up for a 5-star experience.

Where to stay in popular areas of Palembang

Most booked hotels in Palembang

Aston Palembang Hotel & Conference Center
4 stars
Excellent (8.5, Excellent reviews)
$59+
Novotel Palembang - Hotel & Residence
4 stars
Excellent (8.5, Excellent reviews)
$98+
Aryaduta Palembang
4 stars
Excellent (8.4, Excellent reviews)
$72+
Batiqa Hotel Palembang
3 stars
Excellent (8.3, Excellent reviews)
$46+
Amaris Hotel Palembang
2 stars
Excellent (8.3, Excellent reviews)
$38+

Hiring a car in Palembang

Expect to pay $1.46 per litre in Palembang (average price from the past 30 days). Depending on the size of your car hire, filling up the tank will cost between $17.43 and $23.24.

Expect to pay $1.46 per litre in Palembang (average price from the past 30 days). Depending on the size of your car hire, filling up the tank will cost between $17.43 and $23.24.