When you arrive at Soekarno Hatta International Airport (Cengkareng-Jakarta), ask the information centre to get more detail, many tour-travel companies offer minibus, car rental, or taxi service to Bandung, departing upon demand.
With 7-10 seater minivans leaving every few minutes, the transportation service company market between Jakarta and Bandung is fiercely competitive. Roughly speaking, services can be categorized as either door to door (chartered car or van that takes your group exactly where you want to go) or point to point. Many companies offer both.
A select list of larger transportation companies:
Primajasa, tel. +62-22-6073-992 (Bandung), tel. +62-21-8009-545 (Jakarta). Direct shuttle bus service from Jakarta's Soekarno-Hatta Airport to Bandung Super Mall.
X-Trans, Jl. Blora 1 AB, Central Jakarta, 62-21-3150-555.
The best way to get Bandung from the other cities in Java is by train. State operator PT Kereta Api Indonesia offers frequent services between Jakarta and Bandung. Even the fastest services take almost three hours, making this a slower option than the shuttle buses, but the scenery between Jakarta and Bandung is beautiful. The railroad passes mountains and padi terraces. Don't miss this view when traveling by train.
Use the AC (air-conditioned) coach if you cannot cope with the tropical heat. The executive class is recommended, especially from Jakarta the Argo Gede, Harina from Semarang, and Argo Wilis from Surabaya. When you plan to get Bandung from Yogyakarta, you can get the same train Argo Wilis. Most hotels in Bandung provide free transportation from train station to the hotel.
Jl. Perintis Kemerdekaan No. 1 Bandung - Indonesia.
We hired a toyota Kijang, 7-seater car, including a well-trained driver from this well established company called Golden Bird. We paid 375,000 Rupiah for 6 hours trip to the Volcano and HotSpring and 50,000 Rupiah for every additional hour. I think it was a very good deal for 6 of us.. it also save us the time to wait for the taxis and we could put the things we bought in the car without having to carry them when we went for another factory outlet...
the best mode is by using Angkut... cost you only 1500 - 3000 rupiah to go around bandung. As long as you get the right Angkut coz not all Angkut go to all the places. Others will be by Tricycle (beca) or taxi, costly but convenience.
Bandung is two hours away from Jakarta by car, thanks to the new Cipularang Toll road that completes the inter-city highway between Jakarta and Bandung. It is now faster to travel to Bandung by car than by train from Jakarta.
Depending on traffic via the new toll road the trip only takes about 2 hours (compared to the previous 3-5 hours via Puncak).
I used "Cipaganti", a comfortable shuttle to Bandung and it costs me Rp120,000 one-way. The transport was a Kia Pregio and can accomodate about 8 people in it. There is one 15-minute highway stop for refreshment.
if you do not want to visit the hectic jakarta . once u arrive jakarta airport you can go direct to bandung . it is 2 hrs journey and provide hourly services.
so here are the options
1) X-trail express - Rp 70 000 per person
- type : mini bus
- look at the counter near kfc outside the airport
- driver- drives very fast!
- stop : stop at ciamplas street ( the street wear area..but not a really good place
2) cipaganti - also a minibus. about rp60 - 65 000. stop at cipaganti street near jl. setiabudi .
3) Periwisata - a fully air condition bus . i would say its comfortable. has toilet in the bus.
cost rp 60 000. has every hour too.
u need to ask around for the counter in the airport. but dont be fooled by the men that approach u once u arrive. they are actually pushy and offering for private transport to bandung. usually uses mpv such as kijang, toyota innova , toyota unser. their rates is about rp130 000 per person.
another way to get to bandung is via train.
dont be fooled by the cab. they easily cheat u knowing u are foreigner. so ...
take a bus to any main area in jakarta called DAMRI bus which is Rp 10 000 . it reach gambir railway station in central jakarta. the train are comfy and serves food. ( fried rice as usual) its about rp 60 000.
If you're adventurous, getting around Bandung in the Angkutan Kota or Angkut is a good experience. It's cheap, about Rp2500.00 or lesser, depending on the distance. It's a van with no doors and as you enter, you must ask how much to go. Even better if you just say the price you want to pay for such ride. Better being rejected for a ride than being duped into paying a lot more than you should!
On the Angkut, make sure you have a map of Bandung because they won't stop unless you tell them. Be alert on the road. We made the mistake of assuming the driver would stop as we had informed him earlier of our stop, and only realised later that he didn't. If that happens, don't panic. Just say "Kiri Henti" (literally "Stop, Left" but means stop at the side). Needless to say, that's what we did and we traced our way back using the map and of course, asking the locals.
On our last day, we hired a taxi driver as we needed to get around town QUICK and FAST. We hired Erwin from Primkopau Taxi for a whole day. One word of caution: taxi drivers charge Rp50,000 per hour of their service. Only hire a taxi driver if you want to move faster around town, you want to go sightseeing or if you foresee a lot of shopping bags!
We paid Erwin about Rp600,000.00 for a whole day but it was worth it because we were able to cover a lot of areas in a short space of time He's kind enough to provide us with details of buildings, Indonesian Fast Facts, bringing us to the factory outlets in several areas and recommending eateries. He even brought us sightseeing. He kept us on alert on things to look out for, such as the modus operandi of thefts in Bandung. As we went shopping, he'd wait in the car and it was safe to just leave shopping bags in his car. Most of the time, he would also carry our shopping bags and almost certainly open doors for us! He was also easy to contact on mobile. So, our taxi experience was not bad at all!
the distance From Jakarta to Bandung is about 150 km. One can take a Parahyangan train in the early morning with business class (air conditioned) or economy class (non air conditioned), different in class was also different in ticket fare, or one can take ARGO GDE, an executive air conditioned train with the fare of IDR. 60,000 . All the train were run from Jakarta to Bandung vise versa and it will take three hours. If you take a morning train or an afternoon train, you can see picturesque panorama along the journey
This kind of service has actually emerged not too long ago. One of the main transportations between Bandung and Jakarta used to be by trains because of the convenience and time saving. However, since the new toll road between Bandung and Jakarta was completed, the travel time between these two cities was cut in about an hour if you are using the toll road, rather than travelling by trains. That's how these shuttle service companies emerged.
My personal experience using this shuttle service (the Xtrans) was very pleasing. The driver handled the car very profesionally. We stopped halfway for a bathroom break. They were using a van that fit 10 adults very comfortably.
They way they work is this. They set up several offices in Bandung and Jakarta. Those offices become the pickup and drop point in each city. They might drop you off at a drop point before the main office, if you don't know your way, just stay in the car until they reach the main office.
Cost is Rp.60000, including a bottle of water.
No frills...and that is the truth about AirAsia.
Initially the thought of waking up at wee hours just to catch the flight from Kuala Lumpur (LCCT) to Bandung made me think twice about going ahead with the plan.
I found out later that, passengers are actually allowed to check in not later than 45 minutes before departure time - from Kuala Lumpur. Not like some of other airlines where u need to do it 2 hours before!
From Bandung to KL, the check in time is not later than 30 minutes before departure time.
The earlier u made the booking with this airline, the cheaper the ticket price is. Do check out the website for latest promotion. Dont forget to check the terms & condition of using this flight.
Flight arrival in Bandung is at Bandara Husein Sastranegara Airport.
Bandung is excellently connected by road from/to other cities in Java island. From Jakarta, it's connected by all-toll-way, and now it takes only 1.5-2 hours drive to reach. Before, it took about 3 hours.
The main bus station in Bandung is Terminal Bis Leuwipanjang, in Southern of Bandung, about 5 km from city center. It serves buses from West-side like Jakarta, Bogor, Bekasi. While buses from East-side like Surabaya, Yogyakarta, Semarang, the bus station is Terminal Bis Cicaheum in Eastern of Bandung, about 10 km from city center.
From the bus station, there are many choices like public van ("Angkutan Kota or simply Angkot") or taxi to go to city center or any other place in Bandung.
If you are from Jakarta going to Bandung, you may pick one of 3 main public bus station:
1. Terminal Bis Kampung Rambutan, South East of Jakarta
Bus names (AC): Parahyangan, Lorena, etc
2. Terminal Bis Lebak Bulus, South of Jakarta -> my prefered one because more secure
Bus names (AC): Primajasa
3. Terminal Bis Pulo Gadung, East of Jakarta
Bus name (AC): Patriot
The fare is approximately 25000-35000 Rupiah per person. You don't need to reserve or buy a ticket. Just hop in the first bus to board, you pay by cash on the way.
Recently in 2004 there's an international daily direct flight to Bandung from Kuala Lumpur (Malaysia) and vice versa operated by Air Asia, one of Asia's budget flights. Check out their website at http://www.airasia.com for schedule.
Other flight just opened in 2005 is Indonesia's Merpati Airlines that has direct connection from Singapore and vice versa. The schedule is two times a week (subject to change). Check out their website at http://www.merpati.co.id for schedule.
For domestic flights, in fact it's not very popular as Bandung's location is not to far from Jakarta, the capital city of Indonesia. Therefore people usually fly to Jakarta and then take 2 hours drive to Bandung. However, recently some airlines (subject to change) operate from/to few cities in Indonesia such as Merpati Airlines, Jatayu Air, Deraya Air, etc.
the new, fastest n easiest way 2 bandung is over cipulatang toll road. it's abt 140 km, along jakarta - bandung, u could take it in only lest then 2 hours. very nice nature scenery.