Air If you want to fly to Yogyakarta, you first have to land in Jakarta. After this, you can book a flight to the Yogyakarta International Airport, which is located approximately 6 kilometers from the city center. Once you arrived, there is an information desk inside the airport, as well as a taxi desk where you can rent a taxi to take you to the center of Yogyakarta.
Bus The main bus terminal ‘Giwangan’ is located 5km southeast of the city center. Busses are coming and going from Java and Bali. Normal busses travel from and to Solo, Semarang, Bandung, Jakarta and Surabaya. There are also local busses which bring you to smaller places in the immediate area, such as Parangtritis or Borobudur.
Train There are two train stations in Yogyakarta, names Lempuyangan Station and Tugu Station. The more luxury trains arrive and depart at Tugu Station. These trains are more comfortable and include mineral water and snacks. The Tugu train station is located right at the end of Malioboro Street, one of Yogyakarta’s biggest shopping streets.
Yogyakarta is not a very big city, so making your way around the city can be done by simply walking. However, there are also enough taxis, busses and car or motorcycle rentals available. Yogya’s city busses are called ‘bis kota’ and ride through several fixed routes around the city. Bus 2, 4 and 15 are the ones tourists will most likely use.
It can come in handy to book a guided airport or bus terminal pickup, to make sure that you won’t be overcharged while travelling to your hotel. Soon local hosts in the Yogyakarta area will be presenting themselves to you and telling you all about their guided airport offers.
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