Bandung - Semarang Train
Semarang is not only known as the capital of Central Java Province. The city is also popular as a fascinating port city with its multicultural life. As the capital, Semarang is also very advanced, even included as the fifth largest metropolitan in the country.
As a fellow metropolitan city on the island of Java, Bandung and Semarang attract visitors to each other. The two big cities are separated by 330 kilometers of land. This intercity trip that you can take is by train related to Bandung Hall Station - Semarang Tawang Station. The travel time in this route is approximately 7.5 hours with ticket fares ranging from Rp80.000 - Rp375.000 per passenger.
Bandung station is the largest and central station in the management of PT. KAI (Persero) Daop 2 Bandung. As the main station, Bandung station is located in the city center, precisely on the border of Kelurahan Pasirkaliki and Kebonjeruk. The address of this station is recorded according to the position of the entrance. There is also South Gate addressed at Jalan Stasiun Timur No. 1 and North Door at Jalan Kebon Kawung number 43.
Bandung station has been operating since 1884. Up to now, the station has retained the classic style of Art Deco architecture. The beauty of the classic look is more tempting with the old locomotive monument in the South Gate. The monument becomes the station mascot and photo spots are mandatory tourists. Interestingly, this station turned out to be the first station in Indonesia to implement an online ticketing system and airport check-in.
Semarang Tawang Station
This is the central station of Central Java Province which stands at Jalan Taman Tawang No. 1 Tanjung Mas, Semarang Utara, Semarang, Central Java 50211. The station takes a strategic location, just 5 kilometers from the city center. From here, you are just a 10-minute walk to the southeast to explore the Old Town Tourist Area (Kawasan Wisata Kota Lama). Access to and from this station gets easier with Solo Batik/TransSemarang Corridor 2, 3B, and 4.
Semarang Tawang Station is one of the oldest stations in Indonesia. This station has existed and operated since the Dutch colonial era, precisely in 1868. Therefore, the display of this station is still very classic. Along the time, Semarang Tawang Station is equipped with advanced facilities such as airports. For example, an online ticketing system and an independent check-in system.
Popular Attractions in Semarang
Semarang offers so many diverse tourist destinations. The tourist attractions in Kota Lumpia generally feature cultural and historical authenticities.
Lapangan Pancasila Simpang Lima (Pancasila Square of Simpang Lima)
Pancasila Square is an open field that stands right in the middle of Semarang. The field is attached to Simpang Lima because the location is indeed a meeting of the five main roads of the city, namely Jalan Pahlawan, Jalan Ahmad Yani, Jalan Ahmad Dahlan, Jalan Gajah Mada, and Jalan Pandanaran.
Pancasila Square is the pride of Semarang people. This is where visitors relax while enjoying the typical urban atmosphere. Evenings and weekends are great times to enjoy the cheerfulness in Simpang Lima. At certain times, Pancasila Square is also the center of busy city festivities with music parties, performing arts, or fireworks.
Lawang Sewu takes its name from the Javanese Language which means "A Thousand Doors". The name represents an old building with a huge number of doors. Lawang Sewu has been famous for a long time as one of the tourism mascots of Semarang.
The historic building that has opened since 1907 stands in Tugu Muda area. Formerly, this building is the office of Djawatan Kereta Api Repoeblik Indonesia which is the forerunner of PT. KAI and had become the location of Indonesian youth battle with the Japanese army. Currently, Lawang Sewu has become a cultural heritage as well as a mandatory tourist destination of the Lumpia Town.