Metropolitan residents, who are getting bored with the density of the city, tend to choose a cozy and composed destination for their vacation. In that case, Yogyakarta can be a proper choice. This special region offers comfort through its beauty, culture, hospitality, and affordable life expense.
A visit to Yogyakarta becomes easier by train, with 7.5 to 8 hours trip from Jakarta. The ticket is also affordable, starting from 260,000 IDR to 430,000 IDR per person for the executive class. The best way to enjoy the journey from Jakarta to Yogyakarta is by taking a night train. Therefore, you can sleep on the way, and start exploring Yogyakarta at dawn, upon the arrival.
|Train Name||Class||Price||Departure Time||Arrival Time||Duration|
|Argo Dwipangga||Executive||Rp285.000||08:00||15:39||7h 39m|
|Argo Dwipangga||Executive||Rp315.000||08:00||15:39||7h 39m|
|Argo Dwipangga||Executive||Rp350.000||08:00||15:39||7h 39m|
|Argo Dwipangga||Executive||Rp380.000||08:00||15:39||7h 39m|
|Argo Lawu||Executive||Rp285.000||20:15||03:48||7h 33m|
|Argo Lawu||Executive||Rp315.000||20:15||03:48||7h 33m|
|Argo Lawu||Executive||Rp350.000||20:15||03:48||7h 33m|
|Argo Lawu||Executive||Rp380.000||20:15||03:48||7h 33m|
Located on Medan Merdeka Timur Street No. 1, Gambir, Central Jakarta City, Special Capital Region of Jakarta 10110, Gambir Station is the major station of the province and strategically located in the middle of the city, precisely, to the east of the National Monument.
Stopping at the National Monument, you can find a special access that connects to Gambir Station. From there, you can use Transjakarta Bus Corridor 2, and get off at the Gambir Bus Stop 1 or 2.
Also known as Jakbir, this station has been around since the Dutch colonial era, to be precise in 1884. Massive renovations took place in the 1990s, changing it into an overpass station. Currently, Gambir Station keeps improving. Not only equipped with restaurant and mini market, but this station also has sophisticated facilities, providing independent check-in service and boarding pass system for the passengers, just like in an airport.
Being adjacent to the Tugu (monument) Yogyakarta, Yogyakarta Station is mostly known as Tugu Station. The Gudeg City central station is located on Pasar Kembang St, Sosromenduran, Gedong Tengen, Yogyakarta City, Special Region of Yogyakarta 55271. The station is within a walking distance from the main attractions at Malioboro Street.
Yogyakarta Station owns a particularly unique lane. On the east side of this station, there is a railway crossing, cutting across Malioboro Street. With a sliding gate and a guard house, the road is dedicated specifically for bicycles, pedicabs, horse-carriages, and pedestrians. At the end of the crossing stands a Steam Locomotive Monument, which is famous for taking pictures.
Yogyakarta has been well-known as the best tourist spot in Indonesia archipelago. This city offers a typical local culture tours and delightful culinary to satisfy anyone’s taste buds. While visiting Yogyakarta, make sure to include these places into your bucket list.
Visiting Yogyakarta is not complete before dropping by at Malioboro. Malioboro Street is an excellent place that offers numerous attractions, with batik stores and ethnic crafts lining up the street. You can buy souvenirs and enjoy the local delicacy while walking along the street, or taking pedicabs and horse carriage (andong). At the corner of Malioboro Street, you may also find traditional art performances.
As the symbol of Gudeg City, Yogyakarta Monument stands at the intersection of Jenderal Sudirman Street and Margo Utama Street. Built by Sultan Hamengkubowono I, this monument has been the 0-kilometer point of Yogyakarta City and a signpost from the Palace (keraton) to the top of Mount Merapi. Looking to the north from Keraton, you will discover that Malioboro, Margo Utama, Yogya Monument, and A.M Sangadji Street forms one straight line to the top of Mount Merapi.
Mostly known as Keraton Yogyakarta, this destination is an official palace for Yogyakarta Sultanate. The palace is the house for Sultan, the monarch of Yogyakarta, and also a museum for historical relics. Until this very day, Keraton has been the best example of Javanese Palace architecture in Indonesia. Since the location is not far from Malioboro Street, you can reach the palace by pedicabs.