Yogyakarta (Jogja) backpacker's guide

TRANSPORT to Bromo

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There are 2 public transport to Bromo from Yogyakarta:

1. Train
2. Bus

Usually backpacker choose train because it cheap, safe, comfort and can see panorama or rice field from the train. Here the detail of those transport.

1. Train

There are two city that very close to Bromo.
1. Malang city.
2. Probolinggo city

*) Mostly tourist access to Bromo from Probolinggo city. Because the road to Bromo from Malang too small and dangerous. You have to reach Cemoro Lawang from Probolinggo city.

Here the list of train to Malang city:

TRAIN:                                             DEPARTURE TIME:       STATION:         ARRIVAL TIME:
GAJAYANA                                       2.00 AM                          Tugu                  9.20 AM
MALIOBORO EXPRESS (Morning)  7.30 AM                           Tugu                  3.37 PM
MALIOBORO EXPRESS (Night)       8.45 PM                           Tugu                  4.00 AM
MALABAR                                        1.35 AM                           Tugu                  9.01 AM

Here the list of train to Probolinggo city:

TRAIN:               DEPARTURE TIME:         STATION:             ARRIVAL TIME:       STATION:
Sri Tanjung          7.15 AM                           Lempuyangan        5.00 PM                  Probolinggo

*) I recommend to use Sri Tanjung train for backpacker because the ticket so cheap. Only Rp100,000 with Air Conditioner (AC) and common way to access to Bromo volcano.

**) Don’t surprise if you found some person coming close to you and offering taxi, motobike, minibus, etc in the bus station/railway station. Yes, sometime it’s bothering you. Just abandon them, smile and say No, thank you if you don’t want to use their service.

BOOK THE TRAIN TICKET VIA OFFICIAL WEBSITE NOW:
https://tiket.kereta-api.co.id/

*) Translation words:
Tanggal = Date
Stasiun Asal = Departing Railway Station
Stasiun Tujuan = Destination Railway Station
Dewasa = Adult
Infant = Baby (Under 3 years)
Tahun = Years
Tampilkan = Show Information
Cek kode booking = Check Booking Code

*) The booking term: You can booking the ticket 90 days until 2 days before departing date. You can’t  book 1 day before departing date, you should go to buy the ticket on the railway station.

**) You can also buy train ticket on Indomaret shop, after that you can print the ticket on Train Station. The price should be more expensive Rp20,000 than normal price.

***) If you failed when booking via official website, you can book via Tiket.com. It always working. Here:

SUNSET ON LEMPUYANGAN RAILWAY STATION:

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HOW TO GET TO THE LEMPUYANGAN RAILWAY STATION:
There is a cheap public transport to get there. Trans Jogja Bus. Ticket only IDR 4,000. First, you must go to halte bus/bus stop/shelter of Trans Jogja. Then, you must reach to Lempuyangan halte (halte Lempuyangan). Ask to the operator if you still confused. Operator will glad to give information. :-)

From Malioboro or Sosrowijayan street (backpacker street):
please take Route 2A – Stop in Flyover Lempuyangan Shelter, then take a walk to the station.
From Prawirotaman street (backpacker street):
please take Route 4A at Tamansiswa street – Stop in Hayam Wuruk Shelter, then take a walk to the station

 

2. Bus

Sorry. Bus is not recommended, you know our traffic and sometime crazy driver.

 

HOW TO GET THE AIRPORT or RAILWAY STATION or BUS STATION:

http://www.yogya-backpacker.com/category/transport-point/

3 thoughts on “TRANSPORT to Bromo

  1. Kate

    Hi,
    Thanks for useful information. Want to clarify: need to buy tickets from Jogja to Malang. Which railway stations I have to choose?
    And what is the difference between train’s Executive/business classes?
    Also is there a place for luggage, air condition? And does a train has foldout seats?

    1. kunzyogya Post author

      Hi Kate,

      To get transport to Bromo via train you can choose Tugu railway station.
      For reservation ticket you can pass the south entry gate.
      For buy the ticket on the day you can pass the east entry gate.

      The difference between Executive class and Business class are:
      Price : Executive more expensive.
      Time : Executive more fast (short period)
      Seats : Executive has folding seats.

      All of class (include economic) has Aircon (AC) and place of your luggage that located above your head.

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