Yogyakarta Transportation

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    Horsing Around Yogya

    by bpacker Updated May 29, 2006

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    Dokar, Marlioboro Street
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    Now if you walk down the busy streets of Malioboro, you'll see traditional horse-pulled carts, known as the dokar, all along the sidewalks. Just bear in mind that if you do decide to sit on one, the locals would immediately know you're a tourist ( It is the equivilent of taking a horsy ride around Central Park, New York) . But what the heck, you are, aren't you? Just go with the flow, take the traditional route from Malioboro to the Sultan's Palace (Kraton) for 20,000rp( round trip). The dokar can accommodate up to 5 normal-sized Asian passengers or 3 weight-challenged tourists.

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    Seeing Yogya by Becak

    by bpacker Updated Feb 7, 2006

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    Becak, Yogya

    If HoChiMin have their cyclos and Yogya have their becaks. Unlike the former, the becak is more reasonably priced since the it's the main form of transport among the locals. Even with the tourist, the starting fare is usually 10,000Rp but you'll get an occasional bold 50,000Rp proposition from becaks loitering outside the hotel. Avoid those hotel becaks. Take the ones found in the main thoroughfares and bargain for a more reasonable fare: Rp4,000-5,000 is a fair deal. Your becak driver will persuade you to take the return trip back or to several of your destination. If you do so, be prepared to pay about 20,000Rp or more.

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    Becak

    by catkin Written Jan 3, 2004

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    Becaks for hire

    Becaks are three wheeled pedicabs and can be found on just about every street corner in Yogya.
    The locals use them for everything from transporting furniture to animals-you may even see a complete family on one including the family dog!
    Bargain for your journey-the price will depend on the number of passengers and even the weather.
    Try one they are fun!

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    Standard Cab/Taxi fare from Airport into City

    by xuessium Written Feb 18, 2005

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    Grab a Taxi ticket at the Taxi counter just after you had left the Arrival Hall for 30000Rp. Then proceed to the queue for the Taxi, show your ticket to the inspector and you will be allocated your taxi to take you into the city. Plain and simple. No fuss.

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    Take the train....

    by belgianchocolate Written Feb 18, 2004

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    Jogya has a train station with excellent
    connections to Jakarta , Solo , Bandung...

    Only Solo or Surakarta is nearby. The other trajects will take houres.
    Make sure you have numbered seats on the right train.
    For your comfort : don't take ekoboni trains.
    They are egg full.

    Reservations can be made in advance and
    is recommended.

    The train is a budget friendly way of travelling over here...busses are less expensive
    (if you are Indonesian and not lifted)

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    Ho , hooooo!

    by belgianchocolate Updated Feb 10, 2004

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    Horses..

    The oldfashioned version of the taxi...
    Jogya's traffic is a special one.
    Lots of cars and taxi's ,
    a chaos of pedestrians and horses , becaks...

    Welcome in Jogya! I liked it , it gave the city a special edge.

    I do think some of the horses look a bit skinny ,
    So , if you plan to rent a coach for a short trip ,
    choose a well-fed one.
    Don't forget to bargain on the price before your in.

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    Becak city...

    by belgianchocolate Written Feb 11, 2004

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    becak mister?


    Locals use the becak for short distances ,
    to bring them home when they went to the market...

    They almost transportate everything in these mandriven
    bikes. We saw them bring two goats to the market
    and the owner was sitting between them.

    Where we used a becak for?
    Once to go to the 'Taman Sari' and
    another time we had us driven to the busstation
    to go to the prambanan.

    It's a cheap and efficient way of moving into the traffic.
    Make sure you know the price in advance..bargain.

    (one thing , the gasses from cars and mopeds are killing here)

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    Direct Flight from Singapore to Yogyakarta

    by xuessium Written Mar 6, 2005

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    GarudaIndonesia

    Only Garuda Indonesia flys direct from Singapore to Yogyakarta. There are always offers being offered so checking the airline's website may bring surprises.

    Flights to Yogya are on every Tues, Thurs and Sun in the evening and the return flights to Singapore in the early morning every Mon, Wed & Fri.

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    From Adisucipto everywhere seems close :)

    by ukirsari Written Feb 27, 2003

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    Adisucipto airport  @rie

    To go to Jogjakarta, you can find easily the local flight from Jakarta, Semarang, Surabaya and Balikpapan also Samarinda.
    From abroad flight, choose main flight to Jakarta or Surabaya. They will stop-by for awhile in Jogja (choose undirect flight).

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    SOSRO TOURS

    by livethedream Updated Sep 2, 2006

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    Sosro Tours staff -- Yongti and Eka

    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.

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    Becack the best way toget around Jogja city

    by fachd Written Jun 13, 2008

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    Around the city of Jogja becak is the best transport. It's cheap and on it you'll get a good view of the city (see my video). There are many becak in Jogja, it is very easy to find one. It is the norm to negotiate price of destination, but please don't bargain too hard, remember you are o'seas tourist and you earn a lot more than the becak driver.

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    Smooth flight

    by kyoub Written Jan 30, 2009

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    ticket

    We booked our flight from Bali to Yogyakarta before we left home also.
    We booked with a travel agency in Bali. After we arrived we went by the office and picked up our plane tickets.

    Our flight was aboard Garuda Indonesia. I read mixed reviews about the airline but our flight was flawless. On our flight back to Bali there was a delay but not long.

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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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    Argo Dwipangga luxury (?) train

    by kokoryko Updated Apr 4, 2011

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    It is quiet early morning
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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.

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    Have a chat and some fun with the train employees!

    by kokoryko Updated Apr 4, 2011

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    In the coach corridor
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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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