Travel: Borobudur & Prambanan Visit 1

Trans Jogja Bus, Yogyakarta
From Denpasar, Bali to Yogyakarta, Central Java
Low cost airlines fly regularly; I travel with Air Asia for1-hr.
Tip: Avoid weekend, ticket prices much higher than weekdays.

From Adisucipto International Airport to city centre
1. Airport Green taxi, fixed price for 70,000IDR to Jalan Sosrowijayan
2. Trans Jogja bus to drop you off at Jalan Malioboro, then walk to jalan Sosrowijayan only a few metre away. This option may take a half hour or more. Ticket 3,000IDR

There are bus terminal and railway stations with connection to Jarkarta, Solo and other destinations on Java Island. Train booking can be done at the railway station but need a lot of paper filling and long queue.

Yogyakarta City
Around Yogyakarta
On foot, from Jalan Sosrowijayan to many attractions: Jalan Malioboro, Pasar Berinhajo, Vderburg, Bank of Indonesia, Kraton (Sultan’s Palace) and Taman Sari (Water Castle)

By tricycles and metre-taxis are available too. Some annoying tricycle drivers may ask you repeatedly, please keep calm and walk away.

By city bus
Yokyakarta has their city bus system “Trans Jogja”. It’s really cheap (3,000IDR) and passes some tourist spots such as airport and Prambanan. I tried it in the city routes, please study the operation carefully. Some route is one way and takes a long time to back the same bus stop. In narrow roads, buses run through but there are no bus stops for a long way.

Getting Borobudur from Yogyakarta
I book Borobudur Sun Rise Tour at hostel’s tour deck. Driver picks the passengers at 05.00 o’clock at the hotels. The group arrive Borobubur Park at 06.00 and spend 2-hr there, then back to the city around 8.30. Sun Rise option is smart, we can avoid hot sun, a thousand of tourists traffic jam and enjoy quite moment.

For self-visit, Trans Jogja 2A to Jombor station, and then take public bus to Borobudur site. Borobudur is 40km from the city.

Getting Prambanan from Yogyakarta
There are packages for Prambanan and other attractions for tourists. I pick Prambanan in the afternoon plus Ramayana Ballet at night. After sightseeing at 17.00, it is dinner time at nearby restaurant and the ballet started at 19.00 at Trimurti theatre.

Package includes shared transportation, entrance fee and show fee, dinner excluded. Ramayana Ballet performed dates are specific, please ask the tour agent for exact date.

For self-visit, Trans Jogja 1A passes Prambanan, it is 17km from the city.

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