Exploring Palembang will be comfortable and efficient using a car. For those who are looking for a car rental, you can choose one of our many trusted partners. Only using Traveloka App, now you can rent a car easily. Choose the type of car from our trusted partners and find one that suits your needs while in Palembang. See the following car rental rates in Palembang:
Toyota All New Avanza
Toyota Grand New Avanza
Toyota Grand New Innova
Toyota Innova Reborn
Toyota Fortuner VRZ
Mitsubishi All New Pajero
Toyota New Alphard
Toyota Alphard Transformer
All New Avanza
Rp410.500 / Day
Rp440.020 / Day
Rp392.000 / Day
Grand New Avanza
Rp415.500 / Day
Grand New Innova
Rp562.500 / Day
Rp611.500 / Day
Rp1.274.000 / Day
All New Pajero
Rp1.225.000 / Day
Rp2.548.000 / Day
Rp3.871.000 / Day
Basic Rental Service
Use within Palembang area
Use up to 12 hours or up to 23:59 on each rental day
Fuel, parking, toll fees, driver’s meals and tips
Excludes driver’s accommodation in case of out of town use
Use outside Palembang (additional fees may apply)
Free pickup and drop-off are included for the following areas:
Sultan Mahmud Badaruddin II International Airport
The driver will contact you 12 – 24 hours before pickup time. For same day rental, driver will contact you as soon as your booking is confirmed.
Out of Town Usage fee will be charged when traveling outside the specified city/region. Use outside the specified Out of Town zones is subject to additional fee determined by the car rental provider, payable to the driver directly. Please refer to zone map for more details.
Driver’s Accommodation fee will be charged to cover driver’s overnight stay during out-of-town trips.
Traveling Around Palembang by Car
When visiting a historical city like Palembang, tourists need to tour many places to feel the whole atmosphere. A long journey requires a car as a vehicle that is very helpful and more comfortable.
Cars are also the right choice if tourists visit Palembang with their family or friends. This four-wheeled vehicle provides more space to pamper many people of various ages and is sufficient for all weather. Therefore, car rental services in Palembang are increasing rapidly.
To find the best car rental provider, tourists can use an online system that is more practice. Traveloka’s latest service has now reached these needs. Users can compare prices, choose cars and providers, and make their ordering arrangements directly from their devices.
The Best Time to Visit Palembang
The tourists certainly want a pleasant time in Palembang. For this reason, consider these following:
Palembang has a tropical climate with a high of humidity level, which is around 67 – 85%. The best weather in Palembang occurs throughout December to February.
For tourists who want to save money, come to Palembang when the tourist visit level reaches its lowest point. At that time, ticket prices and accommodations tend to affordable. The lowest month is from October to November and July.
The Sriwijaya Festival is a historical, artistic and cultural performance that held regularly every year. This event is also planned to held between June or September. Tourists can adjust the arrival date with event time if they want to feel the typical Sriwijaya Earth's excitement.
To get a memorable experience seeing the lively Musi River, visit Palembang on Republic of Indonesia's Independence Day. At that moment, the Musi River was enlivened by a bidar boat race.
Traveling Tips By Car in Palembang
The tourists who want to maximize the journey in Palembang, at least need to pay attention by doing these following tips:
Instead of bringing your car, take advantage of car rental services in Palembang. Choose the reputable provider and provide an experienced driver.
Car rental drivers can accompany tourists to travel faster and safer because they are already very familiar with road conditions in Palembang. Also, the driver can give you the recommendation of some interesting destinations.
Learn the terms and conditions of the car rental carefully, including the cost details. Make sure no hidden information is potentially troublesome in the future.
Book the car rental at Traveloka. Traveloka App allows users to choose a variety of cars type from verified providers. Price comparisons, order adjustments and transaction settlement can all be done quickly, easily and safely at Traveloka.
Book a car from the days before you travel, especially if you want to go during the high season. Confirmation of car rental order at least one day before traveling.
Make sure you know the type of car as needed. Choose an MPV car for family and you can choose the premium one for business needs.
Save the contact number of the rental provider and driver to make it easy to contact if something suddenly happens.
Popular Destination in Palembang
Palembang is the capital city of South Sumatera. It is the second largest city in Sumatera, after Medan. From its historical side, Palembang was the center of the Sriwijaya Empire which was famous as the largest Buddhist Maritime Monarchy in Southeast Asia between the 7th and 11th century.
Many interesting things come to minds when hearing the name of Palembang. Pempek palembang, Ampera Bridge and Sriwijaya Empire are almost certainly the first things people remember. Also, those things are typical of Palembang tourism.
1. Ampera Bridge
As an icon of the city, the Ampera Bridge is indeed the gateway to Bumi Sriwijaya. This classic red bridge serves to connect two areas of Palembang, Seberang Ulu and Seberang Ilir areas, which were separated by the Musi River.
The Ampera Bridge stretches along 1,177 meters in the center of Palembang City. In the past, the middle part of the bridge can be lifted to let the big ship crossing the Musi River.
Tourists like to enjoy this bridge, both near and far distance. The most beautiful view appears at night. Since its popularity, car rental services in Palembang usually recommend tourists to see this bridge close up. Tourists will get an exciting experience by watching this historic bridge directly.
2. Kuto Besak Fort
Experience walking into the former center of the Palembang Sultanate is inviting tourists to feel strong valor in the past. The appearance of this white-painted fort is so majestic and perfect with the background of the Musi River.
The fortress is now used as the headquarters of the Sriwijaya Military Region Command. So that, it is closed to the public. However, the open field in front of the fort becomes the hangout place for the locals. The area is often called Plaza Benteng Kuto Besak.
Tourists like to come here to take pictures with the background of this historical site. The best time to visit the Palembang’s fortress is in the afternoon. Several big events in Palembang often set to hold at the Plaza Benteng Kuto Besak as the area can accommodate hundreds of people.
3. Musi River
The 750 kilometer-long river divides Pempek City into two areas, namely Seberang Ulu and Seberang Ilir. Its length made Musi River as the longest river in Sumatera Island.
Since the era of the Sriwijaya Empire, Musi River has a vital role as local people’s primary transportation facility. Until now, the Musi River is still a supporter of people’s lives around of the river.
As a tourist destination, the Musi River has many interesting places in the vicinity, such as Ampera Bridge, Kuto Besak Fort, Arabian Village, and Kemaro Island. Various of floating restaurant boats along the river banks also offer a romanticism that is ready to pamper couples and families.
Therefore, tourists usually use car rentals to enjoy this destination with relatives as much as they like. Car rentals providers in Palembang provide tour packages to the most popular destinations of Palembang.
4. Kemaro Island
This small island that is located at the Musi River delta bears a name “Kemaro” because its condition is always dry, like the “Musim Kemarau” (dry season). The island has a special place in the heart of the Palembang Chinese community because of the existence of the Tjing Rio Hok Shrine and the Nine-Floor Pagoda.
When Chinese New Year is coming, Kemaro Island becomes very crowded and more lively by the Cap Go Meh celebration. Also, the island is thronged by tourists who are curious about the legendary love story between Princess Siti Fatimah of Sriwijaya Empire and Prince Tan Bun An of China.
As a symbol of their love, there is a tree called Love Tree on the island. It said that the couple who wrote their names on the tree would live happily until marriage. Because of this, Kemaro Island is also often called “Pulau Jodoh”.
5. Jakabaring Sport City
The stadium complex has become a new tourist icon of Palembang, which proclaims itself as a Sports City. Inside this 325-hectare complex, there are 15 fields for various types of sports. When there is no big event, Jakabaring Sport City is often visited by tourists who are curious about the completeness and sophistication of their sports facilities.
Besides strolling around the stadium, tourists who love exercise can try some of the facilities. Tourists can also leisurely walking and jogging around the complex. The most crowded spot here is the artificial lake, which is become a visitor recreation place while watching the sunset.
Jakabaring Sport City is located on Jalan Gub H Bastari, about 5 kilometers from the downtown. Tourists can visit this place using Trans Musi bus or car rental if you want traveling more freely.
6. Baba Ong Boen Tjit House
Baba Ong Boen Tjit was formerly a famous Chinese merchant in Palembang. The tycoon built a large house in Lorong Saudagar Yucing No 55, close to the banks of the Musi River. The Palembang’s Limas-style house is now one of the cultural and historical attractions of the Musi River.
Visiting the Baba Ong Boen Tjit’s house, tourists will be invited to recognize the peculiarity of the old Limas house which is acculturated with Chinese culture. The house also displays of old porcelain jug and ancestral altar inside. Currently, the house is still inhabited by the eighth descendants of deceased Baba Ong Boen Tjit.
The popularity of this 300-year-old house has risen again, especially since Baba Boen Tjit Market event. This market offers many Palembang’s typical culinary and handicraft centers in a populist atmosphere. Tourists who want to get there are advised to take a getek (traditional boat) through the Musi River.
7. Monpera Palembang
Monpera refers to Monumen Perjuangan Rakyat Kota Palembang. This monument is a heroic icon, that was built as a memorial against Pertempuran Lima Hari Lima Malam di Palembang, in January 1947.
Monpera Palembang was built since the proclamation day and being completed in 1988. Physically, the shape of the monument resembles five-crowned jasmine flower as a symbol of the purity of the hero’s heart. Inside the monument, there are supporting facilities such as collection rooms, exhibition halls, auditoriums, libraries, administration rooms, conservation rooms and workshops.
Tourists can use the car rental in Palembang to visit this iconic destination, then continue the trip to surrounding attractions. Location of Monpera is at Jalan Merdeka No 1, 19 Ilir, close to the Masjid Agung Palembang and the Sultan Mahmud Badaruddin II Museum.
8. Taman Bukit Siguntang
This park is the footprint of the Sriwijaya Empire which displays many artifacts and graves of the royal family. Until now, Taman Bukit Siguntang is considered sacred by residents.
Although sacred, the atmosphere of the Taman Bukit Siguntang is very comfortable and lush. Being located on a hill about 30 meters above the sea level makes the calmness nuance and beautiful scenery. Tourists also visit this place to make a pilgrimage while enjoying the coolness of Palembang from the highland.
Taman Bukit Siguntang is located in Bukit Lama Village, Ilir Barat I District. The access can be reached easily, even using a rental car. This park is still in the middle of the city, about 4 kilometers from the downtown. The trip can start from the city center via the Ampera – Bukit Besar line.