Palu PLW (Mutiara)

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Palu airport info

Mutiara Airport (PLW) is located 10 km from the city of Palu. There are flights served by Batavia Air (Balikpapan, Makassar,Surabaya,Jakarta), Garuda Indonesia (Jakarta, Makassar), Lion Air (Makassar), Sriwijaya Air (Balikpapan, Makassar), Trigana Air (Balikpapan) and Express Air (Luwuk, Buol, Toli-toli, Poso, Gorontalo, Manado). Merpati also flies from Palu to Luwuk and Manado several times a week, as well as to Surabaya.

Departure tax at Palu airport

When flying within Indonesia, everyone must pay a departure tax that may vary from airport to airport. In general, expect a departure tax between Rp. 20,000 and Rp. 40,000. Make sure you have this amount in Rupiahs as the departure tax must be paid at the airport before you proceed to the departures area.

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Transport to and from the airport

Mutiara Airport is 7km east of town of Palu. Public transport is difficult to arrange, so it is advised to take a metered taxi for about Rp 30,000 from the city centre.

Airports near Palu

The following airports are very close to Palu. As prices can differ remarkably you may want to check flights to these airports. Then, in case of finding a good fare, catch a bus, boat or train to your destination city.

Airlines which serve Palu airport

Batavia Jakarta, Surabaya, Makassar,
Garuda Jakarta, Makassar,
Lion air Ambon, Jakarta, Fak Fak, Sorong, Surabaya, Makassar,
Sriwijaya Balikpapan, Makassar,

Palu city info

Palu is the capital of Central Sulawesi province in Indonesia. Palu only came to prominence during the Japanese occupation in WWII. Situated in a rain shadow for most of the year, it’s one of the driest places in Indonesia. Generally the days are hot, and the nights are tolerably cool. Most travellers don’t detour to this part of Sulawesi unless they’re trekking in Lore Lindu National Park or heading on to Tanjung Karang. The city of Palu offers tourists a few meaningful attractions, such as the Museum Negeri Propinsi Sulawesi Tengah.