Which one do you choose to travel from Yogyakarta to Bali? Train or Plane? If you use train, you will take more than 10 hours sitting on the train seat. After reaching Banyuwangi the train stops and you need to take ferry to cross the Bali Strait. What a long journey. But, that’s okay if you are a train lover. More positively, you can enjoy the beautiful view of Yogyakarta-Bali route from the window. You will see the real landscape of Java, and this is what you can’t get from a plane.

A true traveler prefers taking train to plane. It’s simply based on the fact that traveling is not about reaching your destination, but also enjoying the nature, meeting new people, new culture, new tradition, and exploring new places.

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Which One Is the Cheaper Option?

Speaking of traveling budget, train can be much cheaper than plane. However, there’s no train that will take you directly from Yogyakarta to Bali. You must take Yogyakarta to Surabaya train, and then continue your trip by taking Surabaya to Banyuwangi train. From Banyuwangi you must take ferry to reach Bali.

As for Yogyakarta to Surabaya route you have many train options. The cheapest ticket train is not offered by the economy class train, but the business class train. The business seats offered by Sancaka Sore 86 train that departs at 4:30 PM and Sancaka Pagi 84 that departs at 6:45 AM from Tugu Station Yogyakarta. The cheapest business tickets are tagged at IDR 65.000. Even the economy train offers ticket prices that are tagged at IDR 76.000.

From Surabaya to Banyuwangi you can take Mutiara Timur Malam 89 or Mutiara Timur Siang 87 that offer the cheapest business class tickets tagged at IDR 65.000. Those trains depart from Surabaya Gubeng Station.

The cheapest transportation fare from Yogyakarta to Bali is IDR 130.000 plus ferry ticket that is tagged at IDR 6.000. If you prefer taking executive class train to economy class train, you will pay higher for the total fare.

Executive Train

The most expensive executive class tickets are tagged at IDR 265.000 for Yogyakarta to Surabaya route, while the most expensive ticket for Surabaya to Banyuwangi route is tagged at IDR 200.000. Yet, you don’t need to pay for the ferry ticket, because the executive class ticket has covered the bus fare. That bus is the railway company facility to take you from Banyuwangi Station to Bali, crossing the Bali Strait.

Take Flight to Cut Your Travel Time

The only advantage of taking flight to travel from Yogyakarta to Bali is that you can cut your travel time. In terms of cutting the budget, if you take the executive class trains, there’s only a little money to save. The cheapest flight from Yogyakarta to Bali is tagged at IDR 375.000 provided by Nam Air. The most expensive ticket is offered by Garuda Indonesia with ticket prices that are tagged at IDR 667.000.

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Which one do you choose to travel from Yogyakarta to Bali? Train or Plane? If you use train, you will take more than 10 hours sitting on the train seat. After reaching Banyuwangi the train stops and you need to take ferry to cross the Bali Strait. What a...