Yogyakarta Transportation

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    Transjogja

    by sukalejong Written May 15, 2008

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    Hi,
    while in Yogyakarta you can getting around easily with Transjogja. Right now they have 6 route, but the perfect one for sightseeing is number 1A. This bus also go to Prambanan temple and Adi Sucipto Airport.
    The fare for 1 trip is Rp 3.000, and as long as you dont go out from the shelter, you dont have to pay for the next ride.

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  • From solo to jogja

    by Didik23 Written May 15, 2008

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    Hello,

    Just want to share my experiences. I used to travel from Solo Arrport to Jogja. As more than once I fly to Kl than to Solo with airasia. After arriving at the airport I took a ride with taxi and paid 50.000 rps. Than I took Pramex (prambanan express). Its so cheap as just 7.000 rps. Its a kind of commuter train between jogja and solo. SO economical and it goes every 2 hour.
    Check this out, you will find the schedule and even the picture of the train. http://www.friendster.com/photos/13490700/253223835/61037
    If you want to travel around the city just take TRANSJOGJA. its air conditioned, and so concevnience bus. Similiar to BRT. with 3000 rps you can go to Prambanan temple. Shopping area. And stop at Jombor bus station to change bus to Borobudur. At malioboro street there are 2 shelters. Check this out to see the line. www.transjogja.net

    About jogja, check this out
    http://www.jogja.com/tourism/
    http://www.jogjatourism.com/
    Or even for more city www.my-indonesia.info.

    If you want to stay, I recommend you to stay at the Tourist street named Prawirotaman Street. As its safe, and more quite. The hotel mostly accomodated with swimming pool and airconditioned. But along Malioboro street is also nice.

    Have a nice trip

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    VOA from people abroad getting in Yogayakarta

    by Roxhyta Written May 5, 2008

    Yes I think you can get the VOA, just as long as they have International Airport, for Surabaya, Bali and Jakarta, yes ofcourse they accept VOA because there are Big Cities. Even Sepinggan Airport Balikpapan they can accept VOA, because they have International Airport.

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    Bike

    by xaver Updated Jan 2, 2008

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    Not the faster trasportation, but sure the more typical one.They go all around the city and they often wait for you while shopping or having a meal as, anyway they are so many that it would be harder to find another customer than waiting for you.

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    how to reach Yogya

    by vayastra Written Oct 25, 2007

    There are actually several mode of transportation can be taken to Yogya.
    There airplane from Jkt (also from Surabaya and several major city in Indo), train and also car/bus.
    Airplanes from Jakarta serve by Garuda Indonesia, Lion Air, Adam Air, Wing A ir,Sriwijaya and Air Asia. Takes less than an hour to reach Yogya by plane from Jakarta

    If using car/ bus, it will takes around 12-14 hours to reach Yogya and if you prefer train might be around 8-10 hours.

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    The Becak

    by krissyM Written Oct 6, 2007

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    The becak is a three wheeled bicycle rickshaw where the drivers sits behind you. For traveling shorter distances (to walk might take 20-30 minutes) this is a very inexpensive way to get around. A ride might cost you anywhere from 4000 to 10000 Rp (50 cents to a dollar). You won't have any trouble finding one or flagging one down.

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    From Adisutjipto Airport to Jalan Malioboro

    by boocik04 Updated Sep 14, 2007

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    A 15-minute journey by taxi costs me IDR 45,000 from the Yogyakarta airport to the hotel at Malioboro Street. Just go to the taxi counter at the Arrival Hall and pay for a ticket. It is advisable to NOT take the ride from taxi touts!

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    Solo airport to Yogya

    by sckhoo Written Jun 26, 2007

    From Solo airport (i took Airasia), get a voucher at the airport (turn left when exist from airport door), RP180K to get to Yogya.

    You can ask the cab to bring you to the Kraton (palace), meter is about RP75K.

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    becak (reads bechak)

    by Rastarigo Written Apr 14, 2007

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    a human-driven carriage where two passengers sit in front of the driver who will infinitely pedal your ride to wherever you wanna go. i don't know the minimum fare. it varies any time of the day. they could have been charging us the tourist price. from malioboro to a resto, we paid 10,000 rupiah. from kraton to a batik store, we paid 3,000 rupiah. you better start quoting at 1,000 rupiah and gradually mark up from there considering the distance of your destination. you get the best deal that way.
    if you despise human labor, what about cruelty to animals? jogja has horse-drawn carriage too.

    calesa? becaks to the farthest corner

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    10-hr train jakarta-jogja

    by Rastarigo Written Apr 14, 2007

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    jakarta-jogja, jogja-jakarta. train system is efficient and on-time at least the train we took. jogja to jakarta, we took the 6:30pm train, fan only at 100,000 rupiah. it was worth it and
    a relaxing ride with the cool and natural evening air circulating into the car. we were even treated to a local custom, that is, once the train moves out of the station, a sudden commotion sends the house alive- adult males scratching for a little space on the aisle or any space imaginable and spread newspapers on the floor as their mat for the night. i would have occupied my own space on the floor thinking about the 10 hours we have to endure sitting still. i wouldn't mind taking a similar fan-only train next time. here's how the train timetable and pricing would look like. it may not be updated and accurate as of time but at least you have an idea now. do not, under any circumstance, believe the locals telling you the train is already fully booked. you have to go and check out in the ticket booth for yourself. never fall prey to local liars because they got an ax to grind most of the time especially when they
    are engaged in the tourism industry.

    Jakarta - Yogyakarta Leave Arrive
    - Argolawu 190K 8pm 3am
    - Argodwipangga 180K 8am 3pm
    - Gajayana 175K 5.30pm 1.30am
    - Bima 170K 5pm 12.30am
    - Taksaka Pagi 170K 8am 4pm
    - Taksaka Malam 200K 9pm 5am
    Yogyakarta - Jakarta
    - Argodwipangga 9pm 4am
    - Argolawu 9am 4pm
    - Taksaka Malam 160K 8pm 4am
    - Taksaka Pagi 160K 9.30am 5pm
    - Bima. leave 10pm 6am
    - Gajayana 10pm 6am

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    Plan ahead & bargain

    by ricardoz Written Dec 21, 2006

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    I flew into Solo airport and took a cab to Novotel Solo. The fare is Rp40,000. From there I asked the hotel to arrange for bus transport to Jogja and they arranged Joglosemar Executive Shuttle Bus to pick me up from the hotel. The fare to Grand Mercure Phoenix Hotel is Rp25,000. If I were to hire a normal taxi(Angkasa Taxi) all the way from Solo airport to Jogja, the fare is Rp180,000, for those who can afford it you can go for Europcar which will cost you Rp240,000 for a Toyota Altis. So I saved Rp115,000 on the transport but it took me 90 mins longer. The shuttle departs from 6am/10am/2pm/5pm/8m and the journey is about an hour.

    Once I arrived in Jogja I decided to hire Pondok Transport as they are cheaper than the hotel's transport and I didn't go for full tour package. The van I took can sits up to 7 but 5 is more comfortable and they do have larger vehicle to accommodate bigger parties. I would recommend anyone who fly into Solo or Jogja to take their service. My driver Pak Armando is really friendly and very nice to chat with.

    Pondok Transport
    Contact: Pak Budi Martono(owner)
    My driver: Pak Armando
    Tel: +62 81 22953920 / +62 274 7811006

    Joglosemar Executive Shuttle Bus
    Operates between Jogja, Solo and Semarang
    Note: Snacks included
    Tel: +62 274 489330(Jogja) / +62 81 329 329329(Hotline)

    Becak(Trishaws) is plenty in Jogja and Solo. They are probably the most pleasant transport at night to go around town. Although it looks a bit dangerous as the becak will go in any direction that they wish, usually the other vehicles on the road will give way to them It is more expensive in Jogja @ Rp10,000 for a short trip from Mercure Hotel to Malioboro and I am sure you can bargain if you are taking it from elsewhere other than the hotel. In Solo, the going rate is Rp5,000. There is also a horse carriage which you can try but I didn't go for it.

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    Plan ahead & bargain

    by ricardoz Written Dec 21, 2006

    I flew into Solo airport and took a cab to Novotel Solo. The fare is Rp40,000. From there I asked the hotel to arrange for bus transport to Jogja and they arranged Joglosemar Executive Shuttle Bus to pick me up from the hotel. The fare to Grand Mercure Phoenix Hotel is Rp25,000. If I were to hire a normal taxi(Angkasa Taxi) all the way from Solo airport to Jogja, the fare is Rp180,000, for those who can afford it you can go for Europcar which will cost you Rp240,000 for a Toyota Altis. So I saved Rp115,000 on the transport but it took me 90 mins longer. The shuttle departs from 6am/10am/2pm/5pm/8m and the journey is about an hour.

    Once I arrived in Jogja I decided to hire Pondok Transport as they are cheaper than the hotel's transport and I didn't go for full tour package. The van I took can sits up to 7 but 5 is more comfortable and they do have larger vehicle to accommodate bigger parties. I would recommend anyone who fly into Solo or Jogja to take their service. My driver Pak Armando is really friendly and very nice to chat with.

    Pondok Transport
    Contact: Pak Budi Martono(owner)
    Tel: +62 81 22953920 / +62 274 7811006

    Joglosemar Executive Shuttle Bus
    Operates between Jogja, Solo and Semarang
    Note: Snacks included
    Tel: +62 274 489330(Jogja) / +62 81 329 329329(Hotline)

    Becak(Trishaws) is plenty in Jogja and Solo. They are probably the most pleasant transport at night to go around town. Although it looks a bit dangerous as the becak will go in any direction that they wish, usually the other vehicles on the road will give way to them It is more expensive in Jogja @ Rp10,000 for a short trip from Mercure Hotel to Malioboro and I am sure you can bargain if you are taking it from elsewhere other than the hotel. In Solo, the going rate is Rp5,000. There is also a horse carriage which you can try but I didn't go for it.

    Pak Armando Becak
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    Becak

    by egonwegh Updated Nov 23, 2006

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    You can employ becaks to get around. They're an ideal means of getting acquainted with locals, because you'll often find the same becak driver outside your hotel. A becak driver often has to make several trips a day just to pay the rent on the bike which usually doesn't belong to him - so think about that when you try to save money on a trip! As our combined weight approaches 140 kilograms, we soon came to the conclusion that it would be better for the drivers if we started using separate becaks.

    Me with becak driver at gate of kraton, Yogyakarta

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    TRAIN FROM JAKARTA

    by livethedream Updated Oct 8, 2006

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    Take the comfy Taksaka Executive train from Jakarta to Jogja. Wool blanket, pillow and refreshments included in the fare. I left Jakarta on a friday at 9pm, arrived in Jogja at 5am.

    How much? Rp200,000 for a one-way ticket. I booked 2 days before at Gambir

    Where? The Gambir train station is near to the backpackers' street called Jalan Jaksa

    Gambir train station. Jakarta

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    SOSRO TOURS

    by livethedream Updated Sep 2, 2006

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    In the backpackers area of Jalan Sosrowijayan, there are many tourist offices that offer cheap tours around Jogja. I found Sosro Tours, infront of Malioboro Inn. Very friendly staff, led by jolly guy Yongti. I booked my Borobudur and Prambanan trips with them, as well the outdoor Ramayana ballet at Prambanan.


    Borobudur sunrise trip: Rp 50,000 transfer with breakfast
    Brorobudur entrance fee: Rp 85,000 if booked with transfer. Rp 100,000 at the gates.

    Prambanan sunset trip + Ramayana: Rp 60,000
    Prambanan entrance fee: Rp85,000 if booked with transfer. Rp100,000 at the gates.
    Ramayana show ticket: Rp150,000 (VIP)/Rp100,000 (Khusus)/Rp75,000(class 1)/Rp40,000(class 2)

    Sosro Tours also have a 2-day tour that goes to Mount Bromo and onwards to Bali for Rp300,000. It includes a 1 night stay at Bromo, breakfast and the ferry to Bali. This trip is now on my to-do list and I promised to look up Yongti when the time comes.

    Sosro Tours staff -- Yongti and Eka

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