The Trans Musi is the main public bus system in Palembang, with most routes radiating from the main Ampera Bridge area. Trans Musi Corridor 5 plies between Terminal Alang-Alang Lebar (AAL/Albar) and Sultan Mahmud Badaruddin II International Airport.
From Terminal Alang-Alang Lebar, you can transfer to Corridor 1 to get to the main Ampera area.
While touted as a bus rapid transit system (BRT), the Trans Musi does not operate with segregated bus lanes like on the TransJakarta. However, the Trans Musi does have its own ticketing system which allows a maximum of two transfers on each ticket, unlike on the Trans Batam network which requires a new ticket to be purchased when transferring to another corridor.
This article was originally published on 30 March 2018 on BusTravel Station.
Board the Trans Musi Corridor 5 bus to Sultan Mahmud Badaruddin II International Airport from the right side of the main Terminal Alang-Alang Lebar building. The Trans Musi Corridor 5 bus may not board passengers right at the boarding halt, but rather just by the road. You may enter the bus via the front door with steps.
The interior of the Trans Musi Hino RK8-235 bus, which runs on most busway routes across Indonesia.
The Trans Musi Hino RK8-235 bus features tip-up seats for the pair of seats by the sides of the main doors to allow for a flushed standing aisle space and more standing space during peak periods.
Travelling at a leisurely 40km/h along Jalan Bypass Alang-Alang Lebar with brief stops at halts with no passengers waiting to board or alight. Guess the bus frequency is annoyingly regulated here too.
Turning left onto Jalan Soekarno Hatta towards the airport.
Picking up more passengers to the airport at PTC Halt along Jalan Soekarno Hatta, the shorter but less comfortable interchange for passengers transferring over from Corridor 1 to Corridor 5.
Heading straight on to the airport.
Passing under Asrama Haji (PDK) LRT Station on the future Palembang LRT.
Making the final left turn towards Sultan Mahmud Badaruddin II International Airport on Jalan Gubernur Haji Asnawi Mangku Alam.
Entry to Sultan Mahmud Badaruddin II International Airport requires a fee to be paid, which includes the parking space.
Approaching Sultan Mahmud Badaruddin II International Airport with the Bandara SMB II LRT Station in the background.
Approaching the Bandara SMB II Halt.
Arrived at Bandara SMB II Halt.
Similar to other halts, the bus’ main doors will align with the boarding and alighting steps.
The Bandara SMB II Halt is located on a separate shelter at the car park.
From the terminal, cross the driveway to the further shelter, along the area which says “Shuttle Bus“.
Similarly, from the Bandara SMB II Halt, cross the driveway to get the the terminal building.