[ How to get to Bandung ]
Bandung is located about 180 km South of Jakarta. There is no
international airport in Bandung. First, you have to come to Jakarta
where you are arriving in Soekarno-Hatta (Cengkareng) International
Airport, then travel to Bandung. Now, the question is how to get
to Bandung from Jakarta? There are many ways.
For the convenience of iiWAS2002 participants, the Organizing
Committee provides a pick up service at Soekarno Hatta Airport
Jakarta to the hotel in Bandung on your arrival date at 50 USD
(this price includes a person to pick you up in the airport in
Jakarta, taxi to the train station (Gambir) in Jakarta, train
ticket in executive class to Bandung and a pick up in Bandung
train station to the hotel).
If you feel that you need this service, please send an email to
your arrival date, time, flight number, and the number of persons
If you arrive late in the afternoon, you may need to spend a night
in Jakarta which can be arranged too.
Taxi from the airport. You can ride taxi
from the airport to Bandung. Current estimate of the cost is around
Rp 300.000,- (with US$1 = Rp 10.000,- so that's around US$30).
Be sure to get a good taxi. Blue Bird is a reliable name in taxi.
Don't use other taxi names if you can.
Trains. (This is the means that I usually take.)
Trains run frequently from Jakarta to Bandung and vice versa.
Have a look at its schedule. Jakarta-Bandung route is very popular.
If you don't get ticket, you'll going to wait a long time in a
line. (More than 1 hours!) Fridays and Weekends it's almost impossible
to get a ticket if you don't book ahead of time. The cost of the
ticket is Rp 30.000,- to Rp 70.000,- (depending on the class).
We recommend you to take Argo Gede train with Executive Class.
the time schedule here [download
To get to the train station from the airport, you have two options:
> Taxi. It's around Rp 50.000,- (or Rp 80.000,- if you
get a private taxi from inside the airport. It's safe.). Outside
the airport you have to haggle. Again, look for Blue Bird taxi.
> Bus. There is a shuttle bus from the airport to train
station. Look for Gambir. It costs Rp 5.000,-/person. The bus
is relatively safe and ok. You'll just have to wait a little longer
(since it has a schedule). If you have plenty of time to catch
the train, then bus is an ok choice. Watch your belongings while
you're on the bus. There has not been any problem with this bus.
But, it's better to be concious.
Shuttle. There are informal shuttles (they call
it "travel") at the Gambir train station. They usually
wait outside the train station and wait for people who could not
get tickets. The cost is around Rp 25.000,- to Rp 30.000,-/person.
This is also ok, if you can stand the way they drive. Even I fell
scared with the way they drive. I don't recommend this for the
faint of heart.
Now ... there are flights from Jakarta to Bandung (and back to
It takes 30 minutes from Jakarta to Bandung.
There are flights from Halim Airport ( Jakarta ) .
(It's different airport place in Jakarta)
to Husein Sastranegara Airport ( Bandung) operated by Deraya Air
and Pelita Airservice daily .
There are also flights from Soekarno-Hatta (Jakarta) to Husein
Sastranegara Airport ( Bandung) operated by Pelita Airservice
Tuesday, Thursday, and Saturday .
the time schedule for these flights here [download
pdf format ]
For any further information about updating schedule, etc. please
contact the customer service at Soekarno-Hatta (Cengkareng) Airport.