Bandung can be reached through air, rail and road, but is relatively less connected compared to other major tourist hubs in Indonesia. Therefore Jakarta, located 150 kms away, is always used as a transit point to get to Bandung.
It is recommended to land at Jakarta from any major Indian city, preferably Kolkata, Delhi or Chennai and to use Jakarta as a connection to Bandung, and Bandung can be reached by a bus or an additional flight.
Bandungês¾Husein Sastranegara International Airport is one of the smallest airports in Indonesia and travellers have to alight from the plane on the tarmac. Carriers that operate at the airport include: AirAsia, Garuda Indonesia, Lion Air, and Malaysia Airlines among others.
Despite Bandungês bad traffic, it is pretty easy to get a cab, even late at night-metered cabs are recommended for tourists, to decrease chances of overpricing. Taking the Angkot (small colourful vans) is ideal for short trips, as it is relatively cheap and fuss-free. Angkotês come in a variety of colours and passengers flag them as if they were a cab. If youêre unsure of fare rates (usually not more than IDR 7000 for a single trip) or transport routes, seek assistance from the locals.
A train ride would reveal to tourists the beautiful lush greenery of Bandung. These rides can start from Gambir Train Station or from Surabaya. More information can be found on: http://www.kereta-api.co.id
Buses operated by transport company Primajasa can take you from¾the Soekarno-Hatta Airport in Jakarta to Bandung. These rides cost around $7.
Bandung is best navigated by taxis or Angkots (small colourful vans). These are the cheapest and most convenient options, and Angkots more so because they can navigate the smaller pockets of the region at negligible pricepoints.
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