If your chosen way for traveling from Yogyakarta to Mount Bromo includes taking an overnight train from Yogyakarta Tugu Station to Surabaya Gubeng Station, there are plenty of things you need to know before traveling as this part of your trip in Indonesia is quite an adventure.
Even if you’re only planning to visit top places of interest in Indonesia‘s Java Island, Yogyakarta with its magnificent temples Borobudur and Prambanan and picturesque volcano Mount Bromo most probably will be on your list. Yogyakarta and Mount Bromo are quite far from each other with no direct routes between them, making traveling from Yogyakarta to Mt Bromo quite an adventure.
As you might already know, there are few ways of getting to the city center from Yogyakarta Adisucipto International Airport (JOG) in Indonesia. You can travel by taxi, by train or by bus. Taking TransJogja bus is by far the cheapest way to get from the airport to central Yogyakarta offering you the most local feel of traveling.
Yogyakarta Adisucipto International Airport (JOG) lies to the northwest of the city, only about 10 km from central Yogyakarta (Indonesia). There are several options for reaching the city of Yogyakarta from the airport, as you can choose from taxi, bus and train services.
With some exceptions, you will be expected to use local currency in Indonesia. Some places in touristy areas like Bali might accept US dollars as well but even in such places paying in Indonesian Rupiahs (IDR) would be cheaper.
Even if Yogyakarta and its famous Borobudur and Prambanan temples attract quite many visitors, this Indonesian city is by far less touristy than Bali is. It can be easily felt when you come to usual things like currency exchange.
Indonesia is a country in Southeast Asia, which is the biggest archipelago in the world with 18,330 islands, about one third of them inhabited. The third biggest island in the world Kalimantan or Borneo is shared with Malaysia and Brunei. Another island partly owned by Indonesia and partly by Papua-New Guinea is Papua. Indonesia's capital Jakarta and a significant part of country’s population are located on Java island which is the main cultural and economic center of all Indonesia.