Yogyakarta Transportation

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    RENT VEHCHILE

    by lebonginsomnia Written Oct 6, 2014

    You can rent a car in Yogyakarta with a variety of vehicle types, SUV or motorcycle. With the price varies according to the vehicle you rent, the average rental car in Bali around US$ 50/12Hours includes driver and gasoline for SUV, US$100/12Hours includes driver and gasoline for Mini Bus,while the average for the motorcycle US$10/1day excluding petrol.

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    Rickshaw

    by tenluk Written Aug 30, 2014

    You can find a lot of this transportation along by Malioboro, then try to bargain to have fix price before you start. The real price is about rp. 15.000 for 2 km for just starting then another 10.000 for another km but the difficulty is that they cannot speak english. Then maybe if you would like to try this transportation you have to ask the hotel for help.

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    Trans Jogya

    by tenluk Written Aug 27, 2014

    We can go around the city area by Trans Jogya Bus only cost Rp. 3000 but the announcement is only using Indonesia language. Mostly tourist staying at Malioboro area and this bus number A1 was started from Adisucipto Yogyakarta airport and passing by the famous street "Malioboro". Besides, Trans also has a route to Prambanan temple with bus number A1

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    TRAIN-JAKARTA-YOGYA-SURABAYA-MALANG

    by meiyergani Updated Sep 24, 2012

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    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 SOSROKUSUMAN 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

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    Yogyakarta Airport

    by cal6060 Written Jul 6, 2012

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    Yogyakarta has a small airport despite it is one of the important tourist cities in Indonesia. Once you arrive at the Airport, you don't have much space to walk around and just the queue to the immigration counters. After immigration, you immediately exit the building, and the car rental, ATM, money exchange, tourist service office, etc are all located outside the building.

    I would like to highlight that there is a underpass can lead to another side to the airport, where Railway station and the bus stop are located.

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    Local Bus - Trans JOGJA

    by cal6060 Updated Jul 6, 2012

    This is my first time taking public buses in Indonesia, as there were no bus service in Bali. I think Yogyakarta has a good public bus routes to serve the locals and tourists. They have an unique way to build their bus-stop that I have never seen before. The bus-stop is located at designated stops which clearly stated on a map with a name. Each bus-stop has a name to indicated the landmark of the location, for example " Terminal Prambanan" means the stop is near the Prambanan Temple. The bus-stop is built like a trailer with an entrance gate for ticket check. You can buy the ticket on the spot preferable with small bill. Then wait for the right bus to come. If you are not sure whether it is the right bus, you can always check with the guy stands next to the door. Sometimes the bus gets crowded and you can't hear their announcement for the next stop, especially they speak in Indonesian. You can have the guy in the bus to remind you for the next stop. They are helpful.

    Route 1A: (10 minutes each bus)

    Terminal Prambanan (Prambanan Temple)
    Bandar Udara Adisutjipto (Airport)
    Jalan Malioboro (Malioboro Street)

    Cost: Rp 3000 per trip

    Operating Hours: 5:30-21:30

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    Car Rental Plus Driver

    by cal6060 Written Jul 6, 2012

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    Through one of the VT's tips, I discovered www.yogyadriver.com. I emailed Ukhi, and he replied me with the quotation. By comparing to other commercial operators, Ukhi offered me a better deal, so I confirmed with him of our arrangement for 21.3.12 to Borobudur.

    His Email : excellentyogyadriver@gmail.com

    So, we met him at the hotel lobby. He is very nice person and have his friends or driver to drive us to Borobudur and the other two smaller temples, plus everywhere we wanted to go. He had a new Suzuki SUV. The car was really comfortable and the driver was courteous.

    Price: 350,000 Rp (US$38), full day including gasoline, driver, and the car.

    Highly Recommended!!

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    Yogyakarta to Dieng

    by olenx Updated Jun 23, 2012

    Hi there...

    I'm in Yogyakarta city, and have been to Dieng. There are many transport companies in Yogyakarta offering car plus driver services, the cost for Dieng from Yogyakarta range from 400.000 to 600.000 IDR (12 hours roundtrip plus visit some interested sites at Dieng). More expensive on holiday / weekend. During at Dieng, you can visit some interested sites, included: Telaga Warna, Kawah Sikidang and Pandawa Lima.

    To get Dieng from Yogyakarta by public transport ( bus): take bus from Yogyakarta city to Magelang bus station, then another minibus to Wonosobo. From Wonosobo, take a minibus to Dieng, passing tobacco plantation, rugged landscapes and main road Kledung between two standing volcanoes; Sumbing and Sundoro volcanoes.

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    Bus Transport from Borobudur Temple to Yogyakarta

    by olenx Written May 13, 2012

    Borobudur - Yogyakarta round trip is accesable by public transport (bus).From Borobudur temple you should go by local traditional transport (Becak or Andong available at outside of the temple) for some menutes heads for Borobudur Bus Station (regular bus departing heads for Yogyakarta is available here), then by bus heads for Yogyakarta .If you wish to reach Maliaboro street, you then still need to transfer by city bus or taxi to Maliaboro.

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    HIRE A BECAK !! LOCAL TRANSPORT

    by DennyP Written Mar 9, 2012

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    An interesting form of local transport here in Yogya is the "Becak. This is the local form of Pedalled transport. Like many countries in Asia with this form of getting about the towns, they are a releif after you are tired of walking all day in the heat. These particular "cyclos" are for hire all over town and extremely easy to hire...Make sure that you establish the price of your fare BEFORE getting aboard..Prices will vary depending on the amount of people and luggage, also the weather can bump up the price. I find I don't bargain too hard with the driver as this is a hard way to make a living!!

    Colourful local transport called a Ready for hire  a great way to see the city..
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    GETTING TO YOGYAKARTA BY TRAIN

    by DennyP Written Mar 9, 2012

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    There are obviously many ways to get to Yogyakarta..I chose the train..Mainly because I love trains as they are the easy way to go for me..The train to Yogyakarta was The "Argo Willis " from Surabaya. This was a slow but comfortable journey although it started early for me. Trains travel across Java and the train goes to Jakarta also. (see www.seat61) for all Indonesian train information.
    Of course some choose to fly ie: Air Garuda, Air Asia,..The local Lion Airways appeared to be the popular choice of locals and inexpensive...Also there are the busses or hire cars depending on your choice.. I found the train to be a good choice with the Main Railway Station(as usual) in the centre of town and I found accomodation within a five minute walk of the Station.This saves so much dramas with transfers etc.

    THE MAIN RAILWAY STATION YOGYAKARTA TAXI!!!! A GREAT WAY TO GET AROUND

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    Argo Dwipangga luxury (?) train

    by kokoryko Updated Apr 4, 2011

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    The train station in Jogja is conveniently located at the northern end of Malioboro, and from there you can easily reach your hotel if you plan to stay near the city centre; a good reason to take the train to go to Jogja (from Jakarta, or from the east (Surabaya. . ), but the best reason is to enjoy the beautiful landscapes of Java and the atmosphere of an “exotic” travel by train.
    I travelled with the “Argo Dwipangga” a semi-luxurious train from Jakarta to Yogyakarta, leaving Gambir station at 8:00 am and arriving at 3:15 pm; so, a bit more than seven hours with an “executive” train; the “regular trains” are a little bit cheaper and take between 15 and 16 hours to make the travel; check the websites, there are 4 “executive” trains per day.
    The trains I took was comfortable, I enjoyed a free breakfast, and the atmosphere in the train was very relaxed, the co-travellers sympathetic; what more do you need?
    A drawback, in some way, was that as the coaches are air conditioned, you cannot open the windows and the landscapes are not as beautiful as if seen without the smoked glass windows; I “corrected” this imperfection by walking along the train, and finally found the employees coach, and there, not only the windows were open, but also the doors of the coach, as was the heart of the employees who appreciated a lot a client shows some interest in what they do and who they are! (next tips!).
    In this overpopulated island which Java is, when you come early at the train station, it is by contrast very quiet and peaceful (picture 1), but when time of departure approaches, like everywhere, the crowds are there (picture 2)! And there goes the trip! We have a stop in Cirebon (picture 3), in Purwokerto (picture 4) and a number of other places. . . The train did not stop in small places like the one on picture 5, and you also can see on that picture that not only the windows are closed, but some are also crazed; that gave me the idea to walk along in the train to find better places to enjoy the landscapes (following tips).

    Jakarta-Jogja; fare, one way: 240.000 rupiah (about 25 US$), including breakfast and water bottles; I had an extra meal (seven hours trip!) for 15.000 Rp.
    “Regular trains”: 190.000 rupiah.

    It is quiet early morning But it soon gets crowded on the platform. Cirebon station Purwokerto station Look through the window
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    Have a chat and some fun with the train employees!

    by kokoryko Updated Apr 4, 2011

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    The Javanese politeness and reserve is legendary, but the Javanese are also very curious and friendly, so, when you are lucky enough to smoothly break the ice and come over the language barrier, you can have some funny, enjoyable very nice experience with locals. Here in the train, the employees were quite curious about that “Bule” (foreigner) trying to make some photographs through the open door of their coach. After the politeness words I began to have a chat with a waitress and a security attendant; just usual questions and answers and. . . big smiles! (Where from? Weather always like that? Always working in the train? Happy with your job? You like photographing? Etc. etc. ). We eventually ended with a photo session in the coach corridor; I was not scared lending my camera.
    So here are a few of the pictures we took.
    Ah! The cook was a bit shy and tried to hide his cigarette (picture 5).
    Being polite and empathetic with “orang miskin” (small people) is for me a normal thing, and it is rewarding you with better knowledge of the place you visit, rather than keeping sitting in the air conditioned compartment of your coach!

    Jakarta-Jogja; fare, one way: 240.000 rupiah (about 25 US$), including breakfast and water bottles; I had an extra meal (seven hours trip!) for 15.000 Rp.
    “Regular trains”: 190.000 rupiah.

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    In the coach corridor Smiling employees Security guard Other employees The Chef in the restaurant coach
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    Find a place to enjoy views and wind!

    by kokoryko Updated Apr 4, 2011

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    Airplane is fast and comfortable, but you cannot enjoy the landscapes and views of the cities; you can enjoy landscapes and some freedom in a car, but you do not have control on other drivers and safety is a real serious issue on Javanese roads; at the end of the day you can be exhausted by hours of driving. In the train, you can enjoy the landscapes, meet people and arrive relaxed at destination!
    It rained almost all time during the trip from Jakarta to Jogja, and I share here some views of “Java Tengah” (central Java) you can enjoy from the train; the pictures have been taken from an open door of a coach.
    Rice fields, mountains and low dark clouds (picture 1) are a typical landscape of Java, the rivers bordered by rice fields (picture 2) are well seen from the train, and sometimes you can see loneliness in the fields (picture 3), but not for long, villages are never far (picture 4). Ah, the train, you have to lean out of the door , wait for a turn on the tracks, and enjoy the wind. . . (picture 5).

    Jakarta-Jogja; fare, one way: 240.000 rupiah (about 25 US$), including breakfast and water bottles; I had an extra meal (seven hours trip!) for 15.000 Rp.
    “Regular trains”: 190.000 rupiah.

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    Central Java Across a river and rice fields Lonelyness in a rice field Rice fields; that is Java, too. The train in action
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    Fly with the Lion!

    by kokoryko Updated Apr 4, 2011

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    There are 7 Lion Air flights per day linking Jogja to Jakarta, for one hour flight. The Economy class on this company is rather comfortable, and for one hour, my long legs could endure it. If you are on a hurry or want to spend as much time as possible in Jogja, the plane is convenient.
    I took the train to go to Jogja and returned to Jakarta by air.
    Adi Sucipto airport of Jogjakarta is located about 9 km from the city centre and can be reached in less than 20 mn; you have to check in one hour in advance; there are a few shops for those who have a last minute shopping urge. In many Indonesian airport are “VIP (haha, who is important people?) lounges” you can access by paying 20.000 rupiah; soft drinks, food and a fluffy armchair.. . . . arrival at Soekarno-Hatta local arrivals in Jakarta; DAMRI buses or taxi to go to the city; here, it takes one hour or more to get to the city, as Jakarta is just one of the traffic jams capital city of the world!
    The fare Jogja-Jarkarta was 269.000 Rp, promotion price you can get if you book more than 3 days in advance; regular price is 429.000 Rp; check their website or as your travel agent.
    Garuda, the national airline of course also has flights between Jogja and Jakarta: 9 per day, regular fares are between 428.000 and 560.000 Rp.

    I read sometimes on the VT travel forum about “cheapest” mean to here or there. . . . Of course travelling on budget, people count every dollar, but I think that has to go to some point! Transportation in Indonesia is very cheap, and I do not understand spending hours on internet or with travel agents to save 5-10 dollars (50.000-100.000 Rp) for a trip across Java (or whatever trip). The hours lost in “saving” these dollars are lost for relaxation, reading, getting documentation about the trip, trying to know about the destination. . . . Well, matter of priorities. . .

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    Lion Garuda At the registration desk Walk from the plane to the hall
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