Jakarta Malang Train
Malang is one the biggest metropolitan areas in East Java that totally has different landscape than Jakarta. Surrounded by green highlands, it’s where you can breathe the fresh air and feel the cool breeze – these are the main reasons why the citizens of Jakarta love visiting the city of apple.
Jakarta’s vacationers indeed have numerous ways to stop at the gem during the weekend and holiday – train is the most favorite of all. Taking a 15.5-hour trip, you will find the journey so worthy as it comes with fascinating views from left and right windows. The ticket is relatively affordable ranging from 435,000 IDR to 535,000 IDR per person for the executive class.
One of the easiest ways to reach Malang is traveling by train, departing from Gambir Station, located on Medan Merdeka Timur Street No. 1, Gambir, Central Jakarta, DKI Jakarta 10110.It’s accessible from anywhere in the city – you can go by car, taxi, ojek (motorcycle taxi), DAMRI bus or Transjakarta from Corridor 2.
Gambir, established by the Dutch government 130 years ago, is one of the largest railway stations in DKI Jakarta. Having been newly renovated, it boasts a latest architectural design on each detail of the building. It’s no wonder; it’s often called the most modern station in Indonesia. In addition to that, Gambir wonderfully pioneers the system of airport’s check-in and boarding pass and equips a comfy lounge with free WiFi.
The train will leave from Gambir to Malang then stops at Malang Station, usually called Malang Kota Baru Station. True to its name meaning “new”, the busiest spot in Malang is younger than the neighboring Malang Kota Lama Station (the old one). Operated since 1941, it provides 12 active routes and offers varied trips from and to Jakarta, Bandung, and Surabaya.
Malang Kota Baru Station, located on Trunojoyo Street No. 10, Klojen, Kiduldalem, Malang, East Java 65111, is opposite Trunojoyo Park and within a 300-meter walking distance from Tugu Malang Square. Strategically situated right in the heart of the city, it’s accessible from anywhere by local public transportation like pedicabs or angkot (public minivan).
Popular Destinations in Malang
Malang City has a number of fun attractions you can’t miss. At a walking distance from the station, you can make a stop at one of these following recommended spots.
Trunojoyo Park, just before Malang Kota Baru Station has already existed for a long time. Yet, the charm has recently been popular due to some facility improvements. In the beginning, it used to be an ordinary city park filled with grown trees. Lately, it's equipped with a playground, green space, fountain, library, and street vendors, recommended for families.
A mere few minutes of walk from Trunojoyo Park, it sits the legendary Klojen Market. To hit the spot, be sure to go ahead to Cokroaminoto Street from Taman Trunojoyo. The main reason why you should make a stop at the place is to have a taste for the delicious specialty called Pecel Klojen Malang at Warung Pecel Klojen, built in 1975.
Tugu Malang Square
About 300 meters, west of Malang Kota Baru Station, it stands the iconic landmark of Malang named Malang Square. The locals often call the site as Alun-Alun Bundar (the round square), having a round shape. Right at the center of the square, it sits Tugu Kota Malang (a beautiful historic monument). The night attraction seems more interesting than the daylight – the visitors cram the spot to watch the fountain show, full of spotlights.