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The fastest way to get Bandung from Jakarta or other cities is by plane. Bandung's Hussein Sastranegara airport has a difficult location among the mountains and has only limited services with small planes. The air service is excellent and when you get Husein Sastranegara Airport in Bandung, you can take a taxi to hotels or make a call for pick up service.
Merpati Nusantara Airlines www.merpati.co.id
Sriwijaya Air www.sriwijayaair-online.com
AirAsia www.airasia.com (Kuala Lumpur)
Merpati Nusantara Airlines (Kuala Lumpur -starting April 2008).
The best way to get Bandung from the other cities in Java is by train. State operator PT Kereta Api Indonesia offers frequent services between Jakarta and Bandung. Even the fastest services take almost three hours, making this a slower option than the shuttle buses, but the scenery between Jakarta and Bandung is beautiful. The railroad passes mountains and padi terraces. Don't miss this view when traveling by train.
Use the AC (air-conditioned) coach if you cannot cope with the tropical heat. The executive class is recommended, especially from Jakarta the Argo Gede, Harina from Semarang, and Argo Wilis from Surabaya. When you plan to get Bandung from Yogyakarta, you can get the same train Argo Wilis. Most hotels in Bandung provide free transportation from train station to the hotel.
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When you arrive at Soekarno Hatta International Airport (Cengkareng-Jakarta), ask the information centre to get more detail, many tour-travel companies offer minibus, car rental, or taxi service to Bandung, departing upon demand.
With 7-10 seater minivans leaving every few minutes, the transportation service company market between Jakarta and Bandung is fiercely competitive. Roughly speaking, services can be categorized as either door to door (chartered car or van that takes your group exactly where you want to go) or point to point. Many companies offer both.
A select list of larger transportation companies:
Primajasa, tel. +62-22-6073-992 (Bandung), tel. +62-21-8009-545 (Jakarta). Direct shuttle bus service from Jakarta's Soekarno-Hatta Airport to Bandung Super Mall.
X-Trans, Jl. Blora 1 AB, Central Jakarta, 62-21-3150-555.
Travelling around in Bandung is quite complex and frustrating, especially to newcomers. There is no mass rapid transit system, metro nor tram in Bandung. The best way to get around bandung is by taxi or minibus, hired via your hotel. The city centre can be comfortably discovered on foot.
Blue Bird, Jl Terusan Buah Batu 194, Bandung 40286, Tel.: (62)(22) 7561234. Good reputation and reliable.
Mulia Car Rental (62) (22) 70750566 - 70167297, mobile: +62-8122-015-474 muliarental.com
TotalCarRental, Jl. Jajaway Dago Atas no. 12FA, Bandung 40135, Tel: +62-22-8252-0044 rental.total.or.id
Cipaganti, Jl Cipaganti 84, Bandung 40131. Tel.: 62-22-2034-376 www.cipaganti.co.id/
The primary means of public transportation is by minibus, called angkot (from angkutan=transportation and kota=city). They serve certain routes throughout the city and are operated privately. To find exact angkot routes, information are available through the drivers or at terminals.
This city transport has only origin and destination names on top. Sometimes with via description if there are more than one angkot route for a certain origin-destination route. There is no route description anywhere. For locals, it is somewhat amazing that they only memorize where and how the route of each angkot route.
Although there is an official price for angkot from organda (the local organization of these private city transport), sometimes price is based on how far you travel. It's better that you ask the driver or kernet (driver assistance) about the price to go to a location. To ask for an angkot to stop and pick you up, just raise your hand and they will stop. When you're inside and want to stop, just ask the kernet to stop. Or say 'kiri' (key-reey) or simply 'stop' out loud. It was easy to find a bell that you can press to stop but not anymore. Most angkot fare are ranging from 2000-3000 rupiah (about 25 cents USD) depends on the route and distance.
The official angkot routes: http://www.bandung.go.id/index.php?fa=enliving.angkot&id=17
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