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|Bandung is a nice city, located about 180 km South of Jakarta.
There is no international airport in Bandung. You have to go to Jakarta,
then travel to Bandung. Now, the question is how to get to Bandung from Jakarta?
There are many ways.
Taxi from the airport. You can ride taxi from the airport to Bandung.
Current estimate of the cost is around Rp 250.000,- (with US$1 = Rp 10.000,-
so that's around US$25). Be sure to get a good taxi. Blue Bird is a reliable
name in taxi. Don't use other taxi name if you can.
Trains. (This is the means that I usually take.) Trains run frequently
from Jakarta to Bandung and vice versa. Have a look at its schedule.
Jakarta-Bandung route is very popular. If you don't get ticket, you'll going
to wait a long time in a line. (More than 1 hours!) Fridays and Weekends
it's almost impossible to get a ticket if you don't book ahead of
time. The cost of the ticket is Rp 20.000,- to Rp 40.000,- (depending on
the class). To get to the train station from the airport, you have two
Taxi. It's around Rp 50.000,- (or Rp 80.000,- if you get a private
taxi from inside the airport. It's safe.). Outside the airport you have to
haggle. Again, look for Blue Bird taxi. (This is what I take.)
Bus. There is a shuttle bus from the airport to train station. Look
for "Gambir". It costs Rp 5.000,-/person. The bus is relatively safe and
ok. You'll just have to wait a little longer (since it has a schedule). If
you have plenty of time to catch the train, then bus is an ok choice. Watch
your bellongings while you're on the bus. There has not been any problem
with this bus. But, it's better to be concious.
Shuttle. There are informal shuttles (they call it "travel") at the
Gambir train station. They usually wait outside the train station and wait
for people who could not get tickets. The cost is around Rp 20.000,- to Rp
30.000,-/person. This is also ok, if you can stand the way they drive. Even
I fell scared with the way they drive. I don't recommend this for the faint
Now ... there is an airline ("Deraya") that provides services from
Jakarta to Bandung (and back to Jakarta) daily. It's Rp. 285,000 for one
way trip. It takes 30 minutes from Jakarta to Bandung.
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