Banyuwangi is the largest regency in East Java Province and as well in Java Island, with a total area of 5,782,50 square kilometers. This city has entered Warta Ekonomi’s list of Indonesia’s 50 richest cities/regencies in 2012. The reason, Banyuwangi has high regional income, complete infrastructure, great investment attractiveness, and good quality of human resources.
Geographically, Banyuwangi is located at the east-most edge of Java. The distance is recorded about 278 kilometers of Malang. Although far enough, you can use Tawang Alun train to reach Banyuwangi from Malang. Its one way ticket is also very cheap, IDR 62.000 per person, with total commute time is about 9 hour each way.
Train Schedule Malang Banyuwangi
Malang Railway Station
Malang Railway Station is more known as Malang Kotabaru Station. That name is given to make it different from the older station, Malang Kotalama Station. Moreover, local people in Malang also frequently called it as Klojen Station, because it is located in Trunojoyo Road, Klojen District, Malang Regency. The station is situated right in the heart of the city, precisely close to Tugu Monument, the icon of Malang City.
Malang Kotabaru Station is the biggest train station in Malang, and belongs to Operation Region VIII Surabaya. The station is also main station in Malang because it connects Malang City to other big cities in Java.
Banyuwangi Railway Station
Banyuwangi Railway Station, or more popular as Banyuwangi Baru Station (The New Banyuwangi Station), has been operating since 1985. This station is replacement of Banyuwangi Lama Station (The Old Banyuwangi Station) that has been closed permanently. Besides that, this station also often called as Ketapang Station. Because, the station, which is located in Gatot Subroto Street No. 36, Ketapang, Kalipuro District, is only 300 meters away from the Ketapang Ferry Port.
Nowadays, Banyuwangi Baru Station is under control of PT KAI of the Operational Region IX Jember. At this station, there are 6 active lines for Banyuwangi route trains from and to Surabaya, Bandung, and Jakarta. The station also offers complete facilities to make the passengers stay comfort.
Popular Attractions in Banyuwangi
Banyuwangi has a lot of beautiful tourism objects. From nature tourism to culture tourism, everything can be found here. Here is the list of some tourist destinations if you want to go for a vacation to Banyuwangi.
A visit to Banyuwangi is incomplete without trekking to Mount Ijen. At the top of this mountain, you can see an acidic crater lake, which known to be the largest acidic crater lake in the world. Besides that, the uniqueness of this crater is the stunning blue flames that can be found only every morning at around 02:00 to 04:00. This rare natural phenomenon exists only in two countries in the world, including Banyuwangi, Indonesia.
Osing Tribe Culture Village
Osing Tribe Culture Village is located in Kemiren Village, Glagah District. This village is known as a hamlet that retains the Osing (Using) tribal customs and rituals until present time. At Kemiren Tourism Village, you can see the unique culture of the Osing community, such as their traditional houses structure, remarkable dancing, and many other rituals. Besides that, you can also tasting to various Osing foods, such as Kopay Osing, a traditional coffee of Osing tribal that tastes so delicious.
G-Land Beach, or also known as Plengkung Beach is located in Alsa Purwo National Park, Banyuwangi. This beach is favorite location for surfers of all around the world, from beginner to master. The reason is the waves here are considered to as the second best waves in the world after the waves in Hawaii. So, for those who want to surfing, the most fitting visit time to Plengkung Beach is between July to September.
List of Trains Serving the Malang (ML) Routes to Banyuwangi (BW)