Thursday, October 27, 2005

How To Get

By Air
Husein Sastranegara domestic airport Iinks Bandung with Jakarta and most major cities in Java. Services are provided by Merpati Sempati and Bouraq.

Merpati Nusantara Airlines (about 40 minutes)
Monday - Saturday 9 times flight :
at 7.00 am, 8.00 am, 10.00 am, 12.00 noon, 1.00 pm, 3.00 pm, 4.00 pm, 5.00 pm.
Special for Sunday 7 times flight:
7.00 am, 8.00 am, 11.00 am, 12.00 noon, 2.00 pm, 3.00 pm, 5.00 pm.
Price :
Executive : Rp. 90.700,-
Business : Rp. 87.500,-
Economy : Rp. 65.000,-

Sempati Air
8.00 am - 8.50 am, 16.15 pm - 17.05 pm.
Price : : Rp. 65.400,

By TrainThe best way to get to Bandung from Jakarta is by train, taking the beautiful scenery enroute. Regular departures leave Jakarta's Gambir station. The executive class is recommended. The trip takes around three hours. From Bandung trains also travel to Yogyakarta

Parahyangan Train (it takes about 3 hours)
Everyday :Departure at 5.05 am, 5.30 am, 7.30 am, 8.30 am, 9.30 am,10.30 am, 11.30 am, 12.30 pm, 13.30 pm, 14.30 am,15.30 pm, 16.30 pm, 17.30 pm, 18.30 pm, 19.30 pm,20.30 pm, 21.30 pm.
Price :
Executive : Rp. 26.500,-
Business : Rp. 15.000,-

Argo Gede Train

Everyday :
Departure at 9.00 am - 11.20 am, 18.00 pm - 20.20 pm.
Price : Rp. 33.000,

By Car
The best way to get around Bandung is by taxi or minibus hired via your hotel . The city center can be comfortably discovered on foot Jakarta - Bandung via Puncak Rp. 6.500,-- Jakarta - Bandung via Cikampek / Subang Rp. 6.500,-

Taxi In Town
The taxi service in Bandung is not so good as in Jakarta. Most taxi drivers don't drive on the meter/ argo and before entering a taxi you must negotiate about the price, ask your hotel or guide for an indication of the price. The taxi drivers almost never have change, so take small banknotes with you (5000, 10.000, 15.000 and 20.000 rupiah). Some good taxi companies are Centris en GR taxi (blue/ green taxi's), GR taxi's always drives on the meter/ argo. For more information about transportation, see the website Bandung Expat. It is also possible to rent a car with a driver for some hours or a day, this is an easier way to get around the city and visit the tourist attractions around Bandung. On sunday and public holidays it is always very busy on the road in and around Bandung, so better make your travel plans on other days.
On the first 1 or 2 letters you can find uot from which area a car comes from, in the weekend Bandung is floaded with cars with number plate starting with B
Gemah Ripah (or simply "GR"), colored in blue and green. Others, you need to bargain first (only if you know the distance and normal fare) call this no:022-4217070.

For trip between Bandung and Jakarta, try Cipaganti rental.

*note price tobe changed*