Indonesia is one of the most popular travel destinations full of natural wonders and charms. You may have known a lot about various travel destinations in Asia. However, Indonesia itself seems like it is separate continent to exist. This country is made up of more than 17,000 islands. This is also one of the largest countries with a very diverse culture. Hopping from one place to another in the country feels like teleporting to another side of the world. Therefore, visiting Indonesia will never be boring.
How to get around Indonesia
It is very possible for you to plan your own tour to travel around Indonesia, jumping from one place to another. However, you will meet kilometers of open sea separating major provinces. You need to plan your trip so you know how to get from point A to point B and so on. And here are some useful tips to help you get around Indonesia smoothly:
Air transportation of Indonesia
Travelling to Indonesia is considered one of the most affordable and so is its air transportation. There are many popular low-cost carries operating in Indonesia such as Garuda Indonesia, Lion Air, Citilink, Air Asia Indonesia, etc. You won’t get any rickety feeling when flying to and around Indonesia. Popular airports in Indonesia with international flights including Soekarno-Hatta Airport in Jakarta, Ngurah Rai International Airport in Bali, and Juanda International Airport in Surabaya.
You can also get around Indonesia using train. It is also one of the most favorite transports the locals like to use. Taking train is also perfect if you want travel through Java island. You can take Gambir Train Station near the Monas in Central Jakarta as your starting point. From Gambir, your can go almost to every destination around Java island such as Bandung, Yogyakarta, etc. Train tickets in Indonesia are relatively affordable as well.
Travel by bus
Bus is also popular choice of transport in Indonesia. Its is relatively cheap and there are many options of bus type to choose along with various routes. It also offers more departure times that the train and many top tourist destinations are accessible by bus. You can directly go to the bus station to book your trip.
Ferry for sea travel
Ferry is also pretty popular transport in Indonesia especially for sea travel from one province to another. You can reach many seaside cities and towns by taking ferry. There are different class you may choose from economy to business ranging different prices. It takes days to reach destinations and the trips are scheduled far apart. If you miss it, you may have to wait until a few days before being able to book the trip again.
Online transportation service
In Indonesia, you can also use various online transport service such as Go-Jek, Grab, Maxim, etc. There are two main transport options; motorcycle and car. You can download the app and order a ride to any destination especially around big cities. The price is relatively affordable as well depending on the distance.