Transportation to Bandung by Land

By Train

Bandung is well connected by train services from Jakarta (Gambir station), Yogyakarta, Surabaya (Kota station), for example , with a frequent number of departures/arrivals at reasonable prices. For time tables and fares please go to the Kereta Api website, the Indonesian Railways company. On its website, under "Jadwal KA" table, choose your destination ("Tujuan") and departure ("Asal") then click "TAMPILKAN".

Traveling time to/from Jakarta by Argo Gede (the Kereta Api's express train) is approximately 3 hours. To/from Surabaya, the express train Argo Wilis takes around 12 hours, inclusive of one stop in Yogyakarta. A journey from Yogyakarta to Bandung takes approximately 7 hours.

Ticket fare for Argo Parahyangan starts from at Rp. 65,000 each way way for "Eksekutif" class or Rp. 35,000 for "Bisnis" class. Though “Bisnis” class is not airconditioned, the temperature inside the cabin is somehow acceptable. On weekends the fare goes up to Rp. 80,000 for Eksekutif class and Rp. 45,000 for Bisnis class.During the trip hot meals and hot drinks will be offered by the train attendants at an additional cost. You should always secure your belongings if you want to take a nap. Make sure you have all of your valued possessions with you, especially on an overnight trip.

The main train station in Bandung is located right in the heart of the city. Right after stepping out of the building, you will find plenty of taxis and other kinds of Bandung public transport, or you can even walk to many hotels nearby.

By Bus

There are two main inter-state bus terminals in Bandung, Leuwipanjang (mostly from cities on the west of Bandung, such as Jakarta and cities in Sumatera island) and Cicaheum (mostly from cities on the east of Bandung, such as Semarang, Yogyakarta, Surabaya). Local public transport within Bandung and taxis are easily available from these two terminals.

By Minibus Shuttle Service

Another option to reach Bandung is by minibuses that are operated by various companies, such as Cipaganti, CitiTrans, Day Trans, or XTrans. They have various pick up/drop off points in Jakarta and Bandung. A one-way ticket from Jakarta costs about Rp. 80,000. Currently there is no minibus shuttle service other than from Jakarta.


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