The Sultan Mahmud Badaruddin II Airport serves the city of Palembang and surrounding area in South Sumatra Province. This airport is named after Sultan Mahmud Badaruddin, the last Sultan of Palembang, and the airport is often abbreviated as SMB II Airport.
The SMB II Airport replaces the old Talang Betutu Airport and was opened in 2005. SMB II Airport is an international airport and can accommodate wide-body aircraft like the Airbus A330 and Boeing 747.
Most flights from Sultan Mahmud Badaruddin II International Airport are to Jakarta and to Jakarta but there are many more flights to other destinations as well, most of them by Lion Air. Every day there are flights to 9 destinations from Sultan Mahmud Badaruddin II International Airport. Here are the most popular destinations:
The SMB II Airport has one runway and a new, modern passenger terminal for both domestic and international flights. The terminal has all modern facilities including aerobridges and consists of three floors.
Sultan Mahmud Badaruddin II Airport is located about 15 km northwest of Palembang city center.
Since a few years the Palembang public bus system, Trans Musi Bus, also has a stop at the airport. Bus line #5 (Koridor 5) plies the route between the airport and Alang-Alang Lebar, the trip will take about 15 minutes and a one-way ticket is Rp. 6.000.
See for tickets and schedule: buses: id.wikipedia.org .
At SMB II Airport are airport taxi's to take you to Palembang city center. The taxi ride into the city will take about 45 minutes and costs around Rp. 80.000
All prices quoted here were found in July 2017