There are 2 public transport to Bromo from Yogyakarta:
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.
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.
**) Today the number of traveler/tourist who access Bromo via Probolinggo city and Malang city are equal.
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. You can take Sri Tanjung train from Lempuyangan railway station.
MAP OF LEMPUYANGAN TRAIN STATION:
BOOK THE TRAIN TICKET VIA OFFICIAL WEBSITE NOW:
*) 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 or traveloka.com
SUNSET ON LEMPUYANGAN RAILWAY STATION:
HOW TO GET TO 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.
MAP OF PROBOLINGGO TRAIN STATION:
*) Don’t surprise when you arrive your destination, you found some people coming close to you and offering taxi, motorbike, 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.
Sorry. Bus is not recommended, you know our traffic and sometime crazy driver.
HOW TO GET TO BUS STATION?
*) If you need a guide or Bromo tour, you can ask my friend, Mr Yudi. He get used bring many traveler explore the Bromo volcano. He can also pick up you at train station or bus station. Here his Whatsapp number: +6282331576900.