|Shortest Duration||7h 30m|
|Trips Per Day||6|
Travelers visit Jakarta for many reasons, be it recreation, business, or family affair. Some of the visitors stay longer, particularly those who come for education. Thus, it is safe to say that you can find almost anything in Jakarta. The access to Jakarta is widely open in many ways. For those in Yogyakarta, Jakarta is reachable by train from Tugu Station to Gambir Station. It takes 7,5 – 8 hours of a comfortable trip with complete facilities and without the traffic jam. The fare starts from a fairly affordable price, 260,000 IDR per person in the executive class.
|Train Name||Class||Price||Departure Time||Arrival Time||Duration|
|Argo Lawu||Executive||Rp285.000||08:57||16:27||7h 30m|
|Argo Dwipangga||Executive||Rp285.000||20:57||04:37||7h 40m|
It is more famous as Tugu Station for the locals. The building still retains the original concept of a classic European architecture since its construction in 1887. The design is unique because it is placed between the railways and facing Yogyakarta main road. Yogyakarta station is located on Pasar Kembang Street, Sosromenduran, Gedong Tengen, Special Region of Yogyakarta, 55271. On the east, there is a sliding gate to allow passerby heading to Malioboro. At the end of the gate, there is a Steam Locomotive Monument which becomes a favorite photo-spot for travelers.
Gambir station is located at the heart of the city, on Medan Merdeka Timur Street No. 1, Gambir, Central Jakarta, Special Capital Region of Jakarta, 10110. Across the building, there is Lapangan Medan Merdeka, near the street connecting Gambir with Monas. From this point, many tourist spots such as Monas, National Gallery of Indonesia, Pasar Baru, dan Juanda Street, are within walking distance. For sight-seeing around the city, you can also take a ride on TransJakarta. The bus-stop is right in front of the station. Although it has been 130 years old since its construction, the station by no means looks old. On the contrary, it is considered one of the most modern in Indonesia. On this three-story building, you will find an advanced and digitalized system similar to the airport. Restaurants, VIP waiting room, and free-wifi access are available for the comfort of passengers.
Almost all tourist destinations in Jakarta are famous. Below are two must-visits that you shouldn’t miss.
Kota Tua (or Old City) is the iconic tourist spot in Jakarta. The place is not far from Gambir Station, only 7 km apart, accessible by Transjakarta bus or taxi. The exact address is on Taman Fatahillah Street, West Jakarta. Kota Tua is the home for Jakarta’s history. Museums and historical sites were built on the 1,3-km square area. The landmark for this place is Fatahillah Museum and Beos Station. From here, you can rent a bike to visit other historical sites, such as VOC Shipyard, Syahbandar Tower, Kota Intan Draw-Bridge, and Sunda Kelapa Harbor.
This destination is the perfect for family outing. Ancol Dream Land or Taman Impian Jawa Ancol has been known as the best place for recreation. Located on Lodan Timur Street No. 7, North Jakarta, Ancol is the most elaborate beach park in the city. On the 552-ha area, you can also visit Fantasy World, Atlantis Water Park, Gelanggang Samudra Theme Park, Golf Court, Ecopark, Skylift, five beaches, and culinary center.