Yogyakarta Transport And Travel

A lot of different types of trasport are available in Yogyakarta. There are ranging from buses and minibuses to traditional transport like ‘becak’ (bicycle rickshaws), and ‘andong’ and ‘dokar’ (horse-drawn carts).

The busiest is bus transport. There are many different routes are served by bus. The bus station is the Terminal Giwangan. With the bus transport, you can travel throughout the island of Java like to Jakarta (12 hours), Bandung (10 hours), Surabaya (8 hours), Semarang (3.5 hours), Solo (2 hours) and much more. It also connects Yogyakarta with Bali and Sumatra.

There are many car rental agencies in Yogyakarta, especially at Adisucipto Airport, Sosrowijayan Street and Prawirotaman Street. The services is served personally with the route depending on the service user. You can hire a driver or drive the car yourself. International Driving Permits necessary to operate the vehicle.

Malioboro road, Yogyakarta
Malioboro road, Yogyakarta (Source : wetravelwithlove.com)

Taxi is one type of Yogyakarta transport as well. They use the distance as the basis for tariff calculation. For the close distance, the minimum rates apply.

Other modes of transportation, the railway. There are two railway stations in Yogyakarta that is, the Tugu station that is used for business and executive class and station Lempuyangan used for economy class. With Railways, you can reach cities such as Jakarta (10 hours), Bandung (8 hours), Surabaya (6 hours) and others.

Horsecarts along Malioboro street, Yogyakarta
Horsecarts along Malioboro street, Yogyakarta (Source : tripsavvy.com)

Adisucipto International Airport is about 10 km to the east of Yogyakarta. It is the third-busiest air facility on the island of Java and serve about ten different airlines. It connects Yogyakarta to Balikpapan, Banjarmasin and Pontianak (Kalimantan / Borneo), Denpasar (Bali), Jakarta and Surabaya (Java), Makassar (South Sulawesi), Medan and Batam (Sumatera), Kuala Lumpur (Malaysia), Singapore City (Singapore) Manila and Cebu (Philippines).

While the becak, andong and dokar, you can use to get around the city. It is very gratifying, especially in the afternoon before sunset.

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