There are many airlines that can take you to Jogja, such as Garuda Indonesia, Citilink, Lion Air, Singapore Airlines, and Malaysia Airlines, etc. During the pandemic, non-stop flights from Malaysia or Singapore are limited. Most of them require you to have a stop in Jakarta. From Jakarta, you can continue your travel to Jogja by another airplane or train.
The ticket fare from Jakarta starts from Rp500k – 12,000k.
Kereta Api Indonesia (Indonesian Railways) offers you many options of railway with excellent services & you can easily book your ticket through their app (KAI Access) that you can download from Play Store or App Store. The prices may vary, depending on the classes of trains you desire. There are two most popular stations in Jogja you can choose as your arrival destination; Tugu Station (YK) or Lempuyangan Station (LPN). Both stations are located downtown, therefore they are equally accessible.
The ticket fare starts from Rp190k – 900k.
By Bus & Shuttle
Bus and shuttle can be other options of public transportation if you want to go to Jogja by land. From Jakarta, you can choose Cibubur, Kalideres, or Kampung Rambutan bus stations as your departure. It will take about 13 hours from Jakarta in normal traffic conditions. Not only does it take hours to arrive, the traffic is often unbearable along with pollution and sweltering hot weather in it. Though it is indeed way cheaper than other public transportations. There are some bus stations in Jogja you can choose as your arrival destination, such as Giwangan, Jombor, and Prambanan.
The ticket fare starts from Rp100k – 300k.
DAMRI Shuttle Bus
DAMRI shuttle bus is an official public transportation provided by BUMN (state-owned enterprises). It is available every hour in Yogyakarta International Airport, so you can easily book your seat as soon as you’re landed. It will take about 1,5 – 2 hours from the airport to downtown in normal traffic conditions.
If you want to go faster, you can book a train ticket from the airport to Tugu Station which is located downtown. The ticket fare is cheaper than DAMRI and it takes less than an hour to arrive.
Conventional or Online Taxi (Gojek/Grab)
If you want more private transportation, you can just order an online taxi such as Go-Car from Gojek App or GrabCar from Grab App. There are also conventional taxis lining up in front of the arrival gate at the airport. Though it is quite expensive (around Rp200k-300k), this transportation will certainly give you more comfort than the others.
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