Kawah Ijen Transportation

  • Raung volcano of the Ijen mountain range
    Raung volcano of the Ijen mountain range
    by theo1006
  • Surabaya Juanda Airport
    Surabaya Juanda Airport
    by meiyergani
  • Transportation
    by whahaha

Most Recent Transportation in Kawah Ijen

  • meiyergani's Profile Photo

    Fly Garuda Indonesia

    by meiyergani Updated Jan 20, 2015

    There were many flights from Malaysia, Singapore, Jakarta, Bali which landed at Surabaya Juanda airport,....then from Juanda airport take a flight to Banyuwangi Blimbingsari airport....or if you are from Bali, take a direct flight to Banyuwangi Blimbingsari Airport....
    My trip to Ijen is via Surabaya Juanda airport by Garuda Indonesia (fly once a day from Surabaya Juanda Airport to Banyuwangi Blimbingsari Airport)....From Blimbingsari airport we could take Damri Bus which would deliver you to the downtown of Banyuwangi in about 30 minutes and cost IDR 20,000....from the town of Banyuwangi you could take a package tour to Ijen crater which arrange by tour operator....commonly the tour agent would pick you up from your hotel at 11.oo pm (midnight) by minivan and drive about 30 km to a base camp called PALTUDING, the road from the town to Paltuding base camp is through long and winding roads, you should take care while driving up hill at the slope of mountain, ....
    All vehicles would pack at Paltuding base camp, all traveler were begin their trip to Ijen crater by walking the track 3 KM hiking up at the slope of Mount Ijen at the dark of midnight...

    Surabaya Juanda Airport
    Related to:
    • Adventure Travel
    • Hiking and Walking
    • Mountain Climbing

    Was this review helpful?

  • theo1006's Profile Photo

    The road from Ijen to Banyuwangi

    by theo1006 Updated Jul 4, 2014

    The usual road to Ijen is from Bondowoso, but it is possible to get to Ijen from Banyuwangi.
    We took this road leaving, wanting to proceed to Bali.
    Most of the road is in good repair, but a few stretches go through virgin forest and are badly maintained. Going down it is not too difficult to negotiate the steep rocky parts with a sedan car. But coming from Banyuwangi it may be more problematic, especially in the rainy season, and we would recommend a four-wheel-drive.
    UPDATE 2013: The road has been resurfaced and is now suitable for sedan cars in both directions. When you make the trip from Banyuwangi and have reached the plateau, look out on the left for Raung volcano. It is the highest mountain of the Ijen range and still active.

    On the road from Ijen to Banyuwangi Raung volcano of the Ijen mountain range
    Related to:
    • Hiking and Walking
    • National/State Park
    • Mountain Climbing

    Was this review helpful?

  • whahaha's Profile Photo

    Rare pubic transportion to Sempol

    by whahaha Updated Jun 24, 2013

    2.5 out of 5 starsHelpfulness

    We took Bus from Surabaya (Purabaya/Bungurasih) to get Bondowoso. We reached Bondowoso at 4 PM, and shocked that the last public transportation to Sempol has been said already departed by 1PM.

    We luckily have some locals connections. And he found us a driver to bring us to direcly the Paltuding (not just Sempol, like public transp does). I found Mr. Didit is a young, honest, polite, and experienced driver. His rate is good i must say, if i compare to other.

    you may call/text him at (his english is not best)
    (+62) 085236101980 or (+62)087859401407 you may tell him, Sukma referring him

    Mr Didit the driver
    Related to:
    • Hiking and Walking
    • Backpacking
    • Budget Travel

    Was this review helpful?

  • Aan_Anugrah's Profile Photo

    Going by public transport

    by Aan_Anugrah Written Jun 7, 2008

    3.5 out of 5 starsHelpfulness

    How to Get There and Away
    The direction of Ijen tourism destination can be accesed via two alternative routes. Either the route from Bondowoso or Banyuwangi. Today, any vehicle could run all the way to Kawah Ijen. Sometimes many travelers choose to go by public transportation or even motorbike. However it depends on your pace of creating enjoyable travel experiences.

    From Bondowoso
    It is suggested the easiest start from Bondowoso for any travelers depart from Surabaya and transfer by bus to Bondowoso (180km). No train transport is possible to Bondowoso. (See: Transportation)

    Bus (departure; length; fare)*:
    Surabaya to: Probolinggo (every 30min; 3hr; Rp.14,000Rp), Bondowoso (hourly; 4-5hr; Rp.25,000), Banyuwangi (every 30min; 5 – 7hr; Rp.45,000); Jember (every 30min; 4-5hr; 25,000Rp); Malang (every 30min;2hr;14,000Rp); Denpasar (hourly; 11-12hr; Rp.90,000).
    Jember to: Bondowoso (hourly; 1hr; 7,500Rp), Banyuwangi (every 30min; 3-4hr; 17,000Rp), Malang (via Probolingo; 2hr; 14,000Rp).
    * Economy class, Express has double fare.

    Car charter (include driver and fuel)*:
    Surabaya to: Probolinggo/Bromo (start from 200,000Rp per person; 2.5hr;); Kawah Ijen (start from 400,000Rp per.person);
    Probolinggo/Bromo to: Kawah Ijen (start from 200,000Rp per.person);
    * hire a car is practical way to go. There is a discounted fare if share with other travelers.

    The Distance Between
    Bondowoso – Kawah Ijen
    180 km
    68 km
    Banyuwangi – Kawah Ijen
    45 km

    From Bondowoso bus terminal, you can get public transportation to Sempol (15,000Rp; approx. 3hr), there is only mini-bus transport picked the passengers up to Sempol, the last bus stop and the nearest location to find the homestay – Arabica Homestay and Catimore Homestay. However, you have less convinience to get this transport as its departure and arrival could not be predicted sure. The last mini-bus to go at around 4 p.m. Starting from Bondowoso, the route goes to Gardu Atak which is 12 km long and head up to the eastern directon of Sukosari. If you want to make it faster, from Gardu Atak you can stop here then find several ojek/ motorbike drivers waiting for customer. Ask him to take you up to Paltuding (start from 100,000Rp; 55km; 2-3hr).

    The long twisted roads will accomany us to enjoy the fertile plantation of sugar cane field, paddy field and dense tropical forest dominated the landscape. From Sukosari to Sempol it takes 32 km to arrive.

    Related to:
    • Budget Travel
    • Hiking and Walking
    • Backpacking

    Was this review helpful?

Instant Answers: Kawah Ijen

Get an instant answer from local experts and frequent travelers

39 travelers online now


Kawah Ijen Transportation

Reviews and photos of Kawah Ijen transportation posted by real travelers and locals. The best tips for Kawah Ijen sightseeing.

View all Kawah Ijen hotels