Before my daughter was born, I regularly travelled between Jakarta and Jogjakarta by train as I found it was a peaceful opportunity to get some work done (there are power points by most seats). It was also a wonderful opportunity to see Java’s beautiful countryside.
But without Bahasa Indonesia skills, navigating the trip can be a little tricky. So I’ve put together a basic guide in the form of this blog post.
There are two main stations for trips Jakarta to Yogyakarta. The station you choose will depend on the ticket class you purchase.
Business class and economy class trains depart from Pasar Senen station, and Executive (the more expensive, but only slightly more comfortable so it’s not really worth the price difference) trains depart from Gambir Station. Take the Executive service however if you take the night train (don’t forget, you’ll arrive around 3am, which is ok…
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