Cheap traveling by train, Jakarta-Denpasar!

What happens when going to buy a plane ticket to Denpasar, Bali, or rather goals during the holiday season? Prices soar, when traveling and bringing families and children all participate in all difficult. There is always another way out as an alternative.

Of course when flying a plane requires a high cost, use more specific road or train. Do not think when using the train would be boring, of course not! Enjoy the trip to see the sights from the train.

An article on writing tips by Kompas travel sites by train as the main means of transportation.

1. Consider the route. Take the train for 16 hours to Surabaya. From Surabaya, traveled to Banyuwangi. From here to Port Ketapang to cross the Channel to the Port of Gilimanuk Bali. It was only from the Port of Gilimanuk, proceed by bus to Denpasar.
2. Choices early in the course of Jakarta there are two options.
a. Senen Station, Jakarta. There are two routes, namely the north path or the south path. Two trains passed through the Senen Station.
b. The north path taken by train to depart late afternoon KA Kertajaya of Tanjung Priok Station at around 15:20 pm to Pasarturi Station, Surabaya.
c. KA Gaya Baru Malam Selatan depart during the day - passing lane south of Jakarta Kota Station to Gubeng Station Surabaya. Both the economic train ticket prices this pathway from Rp 50,000 per person.
3. If you choose the south path. No need to move the station, but it arrived in the morning - so it should stay. Furthermore awaiting departure of KA Mutiara Timur, Gubeng Station Surabaya route to Banyuwangi Baru Station. It leaves at 9:15 am morning.
4. While to the north path. Ride the KA Kertajaya train, arrived at the Gubeng Station Surabaya first. Then use the green color public transportation across the road Pasar Turi Station. The fee was around Rp 4,000 to about 30 minutes.
5. Surabaya - Denpasar.
a. Ride the KA Mutiara Timur, direct travel from Surabaya to Denpasar. Ticket price of about Rp 150,000 is included executive and bus fare to cross by boat.
b. Alternative economy class train (ready to be bothered by the crowded atmosphere) from Surabaya to Banyuwangi, namely KA Sri Tanjung with a ticket of about Rp 24,000. Upon arriving in Banyuwangi Baru Station, walk to the Port of Ketapang. The distance is very near, just walk for about 15 minutes. After that, crossed by ferry. Ferry ticket price Rp 6,000 per person.
6. Arriving at the Port of Gilimanuk. Prepare identity cards, usually no examination by the officer. After that, you take the bus to Terminal Ubung, Denpasar. There are a variety of transportation in the port of Gilimanuk, ranging from cars to buses without air conditioning. Bus fare ranging from Rp 15,000 to Rp 25,000.

Travel is not always about the destination, watch and enjoy each city where you stop. There is always a surprise in every place, Surabaya, Banyuwangi and the next town or village in Bali, local customs, aroma and atmosphere, typical local cuisine and others will give a special experience in your travels.

(Source A Wibowo, R Dasim - Komunitas Traveling Jakarta, NL Made Pertiwi - travelKompas /Image PT KAI)


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