There are three airports in the province. The largest airport by far is Sultan Mahmud Badaruddin II International Airport (PLM IATA) near Palembang, serving frequent flights from Jakarta as well as domestic flights from other major Indonesian cities, and international flights from Kuala Lumpur and Singapore. Silampari Airport (LLJ IATA) serves Lubuk Linggau in the far west of the province, with a few flights from Jakarta (and from Palembang). Atung Bungsu Airport (PXA IATA) serves Pagar Alam and there are flights between Palembang and Pagar Alam.
There are combination of bus and train cooperation of PT Damri and PT KAI from Gambir Station, Jakarta. At Gambir Station use Damri Bus to Tanjung Karang Station and then use train to Kertapati Station, Palembang.
The city of Palembang is the culinary centre of South Sumatra and is renowned for its pempek, a deep fried fish and sago dumpling that is also known as empek-empek. Pempek is also used in such dishes as tekwan soup of pempek dumpling, mushroom, vegetables, and shrimp and lenggang, pempek slices in ommelette. Mie celor, a noodle dish with egg in coconut milk and dried shrimp, is also Palembang specialties. South Sumatra is also home to pindang, a spicy fish soup with soy and tamarind. Ikan brengkes is fish in a spicy durian-based sauce. Tempoyak is a sauce of shrimp paste, lime juice, chilli and fermented durian, and sambal buah is a chilli sauce made from fruit.