Getting to Yogyakarta, Indonesia

Visa not Needed

Bermuda, Brunei Darussalam, Chile, Colombia, Dominica, Ecuador, Fiji, Micronesia, Federated States of, Hong Kong, Haiti, Cambodia, Morocco, Macao, Malaysia, Nauru, Niue, Peru, Philippines, Pitcairn, Palau, Seychelles, Singapore, Saint Helena, Ascension and Tristan da Cunha, Thailand, Tuvalu, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Vietnam, Samoa

- Citizens of 11 countries will get the VISA FREE to visit Indonesia for 30 days : Brunei Darussalam, Chile, Hong Kong, Macau, Malaysia, Morocco, Peru, Singapore, Thailand, The Philippines and Vietnam.

- Citizens of 21 countries will be offered the facilities VISA ON ARRIVAL, they are : Argentina, Australia, Brazil, Canada, Denmark, Finland, France, Hungary Italy, Japan, Norway, New Zealand, Poland, South Africa, South Korea, Swiss, Taiwan, The United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom and United States. The procedure on the Airport should not take more than 7 minutes. Indonesia will charge foreigners US$25 for a 30 days non-renewable visa or US$ 10 for a 3 days visit upon arrival (some conditions apply, please visit www.Indonesia.com for further information).

- Citizens of countries NOT on the “visa on arrival” or “visa free” lists will be required to apply for a visa before entering Indonesia.

Land

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    JL Imogori Timur, Yogyakarta Terminal GiwanganI 2nd Floor No. E 9 Indonesia

    When you travel to Yogyakarta by bus, most possibly you will stop at Giwangan terminal. This bus stop that is the biggest type-A terminal in Indonesia is located in an area with the same name of it. Starting to function since 2 years ago, this terminal becomes transit place for buses connecting Yogyakarta with other big cities in Indonesia such as Bali, Jakarta, Bandung, Semarang, Medan, Riau and Mataram.

    This luxurious terminal that was built at tens million Indonesian Rupiah replaces the past Umbulharjo terminal. This new terminal is superior to the past one in many aspects. In addition to wider location, this terminal also has complete facilities. There is subway for passengers to get down from buses, separate parking lot for inter-city and city buses, gift shops, comfortable waiting room and praying room.

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    Jl. P Mangkubumi 1, Yogyakarta 55271, Indonesia

    It is likely no other railway station that is located as strategically as Tugu railway station. It lies in the center of Yogyakarta city, close to traditional and modern shopping centers; it only takes a little time to reach five-star and budget hotels and it is close to some tourism objects. One other thing that most people neglect is that this station turns to have tourism potential because of its characteristic building and more than a century of its age.

    Unlike other big railway stations that function as a place for transit, Tugu railway station still preserves its function as a place of train maintenance. For the reason, you have an opportunity to wander about the corners of the station to see technician activities and to trace the oldness of this railway station. Some of the workers know well about the history of this station so that they can be good sources of information.

    If you walk to the west part of the station, you will get to the place for locomotive maintenance. You will admire details of components in a locomotive. You can even observe the lower part of a locomotive since there is a ladder that enables you to reach the lower part of it. An old, black train monument can be another object to enjoy.

    Walking a little bit to the south of the place, you will come to an area where compartments are maintained. You can see them from distant through the iron fence painted in blue-white colors. Looking above, you will see a train part that is located on top of a yellow tower. That part that has been utilized since the Dutch time is a crane that functions to connect train compartments. When you walk to the north, you will see workers cleaning the trains.

Air

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    Jl. Solo km. 9, Yogyakarta 55282, Indonesia

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    If you choose to enter Yogyakarta by air, Adisutjipto International Airport will be the first place for you to step on. Having been operating for more than 50 years, this airport serves international flights to Singapore and Kuala Lumpur and domestic flights to some big cities in Indonesia. Not less than 10 airplane arrivals and departures occur daily in this airport.

    Arriving in this airport, you can see westwards to see your relatives who come to pick you up. You can spend a bit of your time to see eastwards when you get down from the airplane. The area of Seribu Mountains with the green trees will become cool scenery on a sunny day. It is in this area that you can visit some tourism objects; one of them is the Kingdom of Boko Queen. You can also see the Ijo temple that is located on the highest place in Yogyakarta that prevents the taxiway of this airport from lengthening eastward.

    Arriving at the vestibule of this airport that has two arrival terminals, domestic and international, you can enjoy gudeg, the special cuisine of Yogyakarta. This restaurant is located at the back part of the waiting room. If you prefer to have your meals in a Padang restaurant, you can go to a restaurant close to the parking area. A waiting room is also a comfortable place for people who are waiting for their relatives to come.

    Fixed price official airport taxis are available for around IDR 50,000 depending on your destination. Firstly you must pay at the taxi desk in arrivals and then head for the official taxi rank where you give the slip to your driver, there is no need for any additional payment. It is about half the price to use a taxi dropping passengers off at departures - insist on using the meter and expect to pay the IDR 2,000 airport entrance fee, even though this has already paid by the previous passenger on the way in. A departure tax of IDR 25,000 is charged for domestic flights and IDR 100,000 for international flights.

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