Jayabaya is an AC Plus train for Economy Class owned by PT Kereta Api Indonesia (persero) that runs between Jakarta Pasar Senen Station and Malang Kota Baru Station. Formerly named Utara Jayabaya, the station operates under the Jakarta Operation Area 1. To travel the 820 kilometers railway connecting the two cities, Jayabaya Train runs with an average speed of 60-80 kilometers per hour. Therefore, it takes about 13 hours and 45 minutes for a one-way trip.
Carrying 945 passengers, Jayabaya Train runs a Jakarta-Malang round trip each day. The train departs on a round-trip from Jakarta Pasar Senen Station at 01.00 pm and arrives in Malang at 02.42 am. From Malang Kota Baru Station, the train departs at 11.45 am and arrives in Jakarta at 01.34 am.
Without funding support from the Government, Jayabaya Train became the eighth self-booked cars owned by PT KAI (persero). The train was also one of the first carriers that pass Surabaya Gubeng-Surabaya Pasar Turi shortcut.
Throughout a trip from Jakarta to Malang, Jayabaya Train stops at several railway stations, including Pasar Senen Station, Cikampek Station, Cirebon Station, Semarang Poncol Station, Surabaya Pasar Turi Station, Surabaya Gubeng Station, and Malang Kota Baru Station. Besides being the excellent choice for a Jakarta-Malang round-trip, Jayabaya Train is also popular among Malang citizens who travel to Surabaya or vice versa.
As an AC Plus and Non-PSO train for Economy Class, Jayabaya Train offers a quite elaborate facility. The train does not only provide a series of regular cars but also has two more cars for passengers with special needs (disability). Each car has AC, toilet, baggage rack, mini table, and electrical outlets under the window. Regarding the meal service, passengers can buy foods from attendant’s service, or directly at the train restaurant.
For more comfortable rest during the trip, the train offers pillow and blanket rental with affordable charge—about 220.000 IDR to 260.000 IDR per person. Exclusively for a trip from Malang Kota Baru to Pasar Turi Station and vice versa, 35.000 IDR ticket is available.
Jayabaya Malang-Jakarta Train Schedule
Surabaya Pasar Turi
Jayabaya Jakarta-Malang Train Schedule
Surabaya Pasar Turi
Interesting Information about Jayabaya Train
The Origin of the Name
The train is named after Kediri Emperor, who was famous because of his Jangka Jayabaya prophecy. In his time, the empire was able to expand quite immensely. And the triumph story inspires the company for the naming of its train. They adopted the name in the hope that it can be a pride of all people who use the service.
History of the Railway
Jayabaya Train was established in 1961 as Jayabaya Utara Train, and it first operated on Jakarta-Surabaya route. However, due to the small number of passengers, Jayabaya Utara stopped the operation in 2006. It was then replaced by Gumarang Train. Starting in 2014, PT KAI (persero) revived Jayabaya along with a route extension to Malang.
The Disabled Friendly Train
Jayabaya Train currently employs a new livery called 'Kesepakatan', which is provided by PT INKA. Using Locomotive CC206, Jayabaya Train chain consists of eight economy cars, one restaurant, and one generator. Two of the eight cars are disabled friendly. Each car has 64 seats with a 2-2 arrangement and is designed with more space to accommodate passengers with a wheelchair.