Jl. Prawirotaman 26/34, Yogyakarta, Indonesia
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On Malioboro Street near the palace
backyard with a pool and gazebo
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Arriving from Yogyakarta to Surabaya
I've been reading up on travels in Indonesia, and decided to take the train (many suggested train rather than bus) to Yogyakarta, then to Surabaya.
Can anyone tell me how much is the train ticket (roughly) and the number of hours from.
Jakarta to Yogyakarta
Yogyakarta to Surabaya
Is there just one train station from Jakarta and the same train station to Surabaya?
Traveling on a mid-budget, so would like to know how much it would cost.
We are planning to stay for 2 nights in Yogyakarta.
I heard IBIS is a good and affordable hotel. Can anyone recommend hotels within the 40 to 50 US dollars per room per night good for 2 persons in the Yogyakarta?
Can anyone suggest a travel agency for a tour to Borubodur?
Hope you can help on any suggestions and recommendations.
Re: Arriving from Yogyakarta to Surabaya
You could take a TAKSAKA, ARGO LAWU, ARGO DWIPANGGA executive air conditioned morning train or an evening train from JAKARTA GAMBIR Train station to YOGYAKARTA TUGU Train station, would take 7 hours, but sometime will take 9 hours, the fare in week days is a little bit cheaper than in the weekend, it was in the range of Rp 220,000,- to Rp 280,000,- (US.D 22 to 28), you would better to take a morning train scheduled at about 07.00 am or 08.00 am.
From Yogyakarta TUGU train station, go out toward Malioboro street(yogya main thoroughfare), it was just 10 minutes walking distance to HOTEL IBIS YOGYA at the left lane side of Malioboro street (No. 52-58 phone +62274516974) just beside MALIOBORO MALL. or there were many budget Hotels (US.D 10 to 20) at the small street PUJOKUSUMAN located at the left side of MALIOBORO MALL
You could take SANCAKA train from YOGYA-TUGU STATION to SURABAYA-GUBENG TRAIN STATION it will take 6 hours YOGYA-SURABAYA with the fare Rp 75,000 to Rp 125,000 executive class air.cond or Rp 55,000 to Rp 80,000 business class fan,
the morning train is 07.00 am and evening train is 03.30 pm (15.30), would be better take a morning train, from Surabaya Gubeng train station, it was just 5 to 10 minutes walking distance to SAHID HOTEL Jl Pemuda Surabaya, close to Plaza Surabaya, or in a rather far away 20 minutes walking distance to HOTEL INNA SIMPANG at Jl. Gubernur Suryo 1-3 phone +62315342151-9(hunting) a nice and decent hotel I ever stayed, close to TUNJUNGAN Plaza.
From Surabaya Gubeng train station you could take a morning train MALANG EXPRESS (10.00 am, please check while you are at the station)which would take two hours to Malang Train Station with the fare of Rp 10,000 to Rp 20,000 (Malang was 90 km southern of Surabaya). Malang train station was situated in front of TUGU MALANG and it was just 5 minutes walking distance to TUGU MALANG, where TUGU MALANG was Malang City ground zero at jalan Trunojoyo.
Along Jalan (street) Trunojoyo there were a few decent hotel and a few cafe. Kartika Kusuma Hotel with Java Dancer Coffee shop, face to face with MODENA HOTEL, the fare of both hotel were about US.D 20 to 40, there were also TUGU HOTEL, SPLENDID HOTEL, at the same street and all just 10 minutes walking distance from Malang train station, please look and decide in which hotel you would stay.
The way back to Surabaya you could take A bus from Malang bus station with the fare of Rp 15,000 (gain an information from your hotel how to get there)to Surabaya BUNGURASIH bus station then take a taxi with the fare Rp 50,000,- to SURABAYA JUANDA AIRPORT, or from Malang you could take the same train to Surabaya GUBENG train station, then take a taxi to Surabaya JUANDA Air Port. Beware !! Spare much time from GUBENG to Airport, Surabaya traffic was a terribly very very crowded
Have a nice trip to Indonesia. Regard from Gani Bogor Indonesia
Travel Tips for Yogyakarta
paper and ballpen
paper and ballpen. we found these writing materials the most crucial wherever in indonesia. unlike the philippines, english is not commonly understood in indonesia, even as simple as basic counting. you will have a hard time asking for the price because even vendors are not familiar with the english counting numbers. add the multiple zeros to your problem because with transactions in rupiah, we are talking about thousands. a bottled mineral water for example is 1,400 in K store and 2,000 in other little stores. now instead of mouthing the numbers, write it down on a piece of paper, show it to them, and let them write down in return. we had fun bargaining in writing.
As i previously said, the main Buddhist temple in Java should be visited walking around the several circles, representing the many steps we should walk(in this case hike) before reaching the Nirvana.
Not far from this temple there is a still active Volcano, a volcano that covered the whole temple by its ash in the past.We can now enjoy the temple thanks to Unesco found that allowed indonesia to have one of its more important monuments back.
Passing over someone
Whenever you passing over the elders, especially when it’s really close passing, we are expected to do it with a bit bent bowing our shoulder, the right hand in front leading and the left following in our back. Sure, we say something, like ‘excuse me’ then.
Parangtritis is the village with a beach
closest to Jogya. A popular spot for the locals.
If you are in Jogya during the weekend or during a local holiday ,
you like to be among the locals ,
and get a hang of the culture...
I think you'll like this place.
Go in the late afternoon ,
a bus takes you there in about an hour.
If you are really lucky , the mystic yearly ceremony takes place here.
(seen the pictures in the Kraton)
Have a look at my parangtritis-page
Yogya's Bargain Shopping
There is one big traditional market tourists must visit. Well known as Pasar Beringharjo, this market provides complete traditional products in addition to similar goods sold along the arcade of Malioboro Street. This place will satisfy the desire of buying unique goods at reasonable price. In addition to local products of Jogja, products from neighbouring areas such as Pekalongan batik and Solo batik are available. There are many choices of hand-made batik, printed batik, window curtain with unique motifs and batik bed sheet.
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