Palangka Raya in detail

Flights & getting there


Palangka Raya's Tjilik Riwut Airport is only about 3km east of the city centre as the crow flies, but 12km by road.


Lion Air


Flights from Palangka Raya

DestinationCompanyDuration (hr)Frequency
BalikpapanGaruda, Wings Air2 daily
JakartaGaruda, Lion Air, Batik Air, Citilink6 daily
Pangkalan BunWings Air (via Sampit)11 daily
PontianakGaruda1 daily
SurabayaCitilink, Lion Air3 daily


Most long-haul buses deposit passengers at the AKAP terminal 10km south of town, which annoyingly has no public-transport options to the city. If you’re coming from Banjarmasin, have the bus drop you at the Bangkirai four-way intersection 1.5km east of the terminal, and wait for an angkot heading north. Otherwise, an ojek will cost 50,000Rp. Coming from Pangkalan Bun, you can ask to be dropped in the city.

Yessoe Travel has buses to Pangkalan Bun (125,000Rp to 175,000Rp, 10 hours) at 8am and 3.30pm and Banjarmasin (90,000Rp, six hours) at 2am.

Logos has its own depot on Jl RTA Milono, with luxury buses to Pangkalan Bun (via Sampit, 150,000Rp to 175,000Rp) at 4pm, and Banjarmasin (85,000Rp to 100,000Rp) at 3am.