Driving a car is the most convenient way to get around in Sukabumi because the public transportation here are not reliable in terms of punctuality. There's no fixed schedule of buses or small buses (angkot or elf) so you need to be very flexible if you go by public buses. The prices are cheap though.
The most common transportation around town is by angkot (the small car with various colour with number for various destination around town, cost Rp.2.000,-), also delman (cost around 10.000rupiah). Rented car available for Rp. 250.000,- (contact Mr. Heri in SMP Yuwati Bhakti).
Sukabumi is a small town, to get around the downtown, best is on foot. the downtown cramp with people and all sorts of vehicle.
The most convinience transportation from Solo to Sukabumi is by bus, Rajawali bus runs daily at 5.00pm from Solo bus station to Sukabumi station. Try to buy the ticket a day or two before departure in the station, we can have more choices for the best seat we want. The travel time around 12 hours, stop over in Kebumen for a simple supper (arrived in Kebumen about 10.00pm). The bus is airconditioned, no smoking and regular seating size in the bus. i bought 2 seats so that i can lying down to sleep through the trip. Cost of the ticket is Rp.100,000,- per seat. No meals provided, bring own snacks and water. The bus driver is quite friendly and expert in driving. No worry during the trip. Remember to buy your ticket in the bus company office in the station.
Sukabumi is not so far away from Jakarta. Just take a freeway to Bogor and let the car 'driving' to the lake Lido or Pelabuhan Ratu. But beware with hectic traffic on weekend, since it's an alternative destination after Bandung!
A mini van drive calle4d ANGKOT, is one of main interesting transportation means in Sukabumi, it was sharing taxi, one mini van could load up to ten passenger5C8