Traveling to Indonesia is exciting. This country offers numerous picturesque destinations. the most visited destination is Bali. Most visitors come to Bali by taking flights. However, numerous tourists would rather take train than flights. From Jakarta they take Surabaya train and continue with Banyuwangi train, and then a bus would take you to ferry and cross the intermittent of Bali.

Backpackers or budget travelers would love to take Indonesian train to travel to many cities in Java. Their reason is simple. Train is reasonably punctual and links most main cities in Java.  The tickets can be booked online. Most importantly, you won’t meet the maddening traffic.

Key Routes of Indonesian Train

The most popular key train routes taken by tourists are

Sumatra train is available, but the key route only links Lampung to Palembang. To reach Sumatra by train from Jakarta, choose Jakarta Tanah Abang Station to the port of Merak. The ferry terminal is next to the station. Take ferry to cross to Bakauheni. To Palembang from Bandar Lampung route there’s a twice-daily train. The station is Tanjungkarang-Telukbetung.

Indonesian Train

Checking Indonesian Train Schedule and Fares

Checking the schedules and fares of Indonesian train is easy. The base site of the railway company can be visited at kereta-api.co.id. Unfortunately, you can’t find the English button, for the new site is in Indonesian only.

Tiket.com can be another alternative. It is a booking-engine site. One of their services is train ticket booking. Their English button is top right.

See the Real Beauty of Indonesia

One of the biggest reasons why tourist would rather take Indonesian train than flight is the beauty of Java, Indonesia. Yes, they can see the real life of people in Java and the beautiful scenery from the window. From Jakarta to Banyuwangi you will take around 15 hours traversing so many cities and outskirts.

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Traveling to Indonesia is exciting. This country offers numerous picturesque destinations. the most visited destination is Bali. Most visitors come to Bali by taking flights. However, numerous tourists would rather take train than flights. From Jakarta they take Surabaya train and continue with Banyuwangi train, and then a bus...