Scenic Train Ride to Bandung

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Are you planning to go to Bandung?

The capital city of West Java offers many tourist attractions and experiences, from culinary, shopping, natural attractions like Kawah Putih, to mystery tour for adrenaline junkies. It is the favorite weekend destination for Jakartans. From Jakarta, you can reach Bandung by air (via Husein Sastranegara Airport Bandung), train, bus, or car.

If you want to enjoy the beautiful landscape of Indonesia and enjoy a stress free, traffic jam free trip, train is the best option for you. It takes about 3 hours—slightly longer than if you take a plane or car—but you are free from traffic jam (especially in Cikampek highroad).
There are three train classes from Jakarta to Bandung: KA Ekonomi (Economy class), KA Bisnis (Business class), and KA Eksekutif Jakarta Bandung (Executive class).

KA Ekonomi

Options for KA Ekonomi from Jakarta to Bandung is Argo Parahyangan and Argo Parahyangan Premium, which is slightly more pricier. The train departs from Gambir station in Jakarta in order to reach Bandung.

Schedule:

Name of Train Price Departure Time Arrival Time Duration
Argo Parahyangan Rp90.000 05:05 08:39 3 h, 34 m
Argo Parahyangan Premium Rp100.000 07:50 11:07 3 h, 17 m
Argo Parahyangan Rp90.000 08:45 12:01 3 h, 16m
Argo Parahyangan Rp90.000 10:30 13:39 3 h, 9 m
Argo Parahyangan Rp90.000 15:30 18:39 3h, 9 m
Argo Parahyangan Premium Rp100.000 18:00 21:14 3 h, 14 m
Argo Parahyangan Rp90.000 18:45 21:54 3h, 9 m
Argo Parahyangan Rp90.000 20:00 23:14 3h, 14m

KA Bisnis & Eksekutif

Argo Parahyangan and Argo Parahyangan Priority train serves both Business and Executive class from Jakarta to Bandung. Argo Parahyangan departs from Gambir station in Jakarta.

Schedule:

Name of Train Price Departure Time Arrival Time Duration
Argo Parahyangan Rp140.000 05:05 08:39 3 h, 34 m
Argo Parahyangan Rp140.000 08:45 12.01 3 h, 16 m
Argo Parahyangan Priority Rp300.000 08:45 12:01 3 h, 16m
Argo Parahyangan Rp140.000 10:30 13:39 3 h, 9 m
Argo Parahyangan Rp90.000 15:30 18:39 3h, 9 m
Argo Parahyangan Priority Rp300.000 10:30 13:39 3 h, 9 m
Argo Parahyangan Rp140.000 12:35 16:00 3h, 25 m
Argo Parahyangan Rp140.000 15:30 18:39 4 h, 9 min
Argo Parahyangan Rp140.000 18:45 21:54 3 h, 9 min
Argo Parahyangan Priority Rp300.000 18:45 21:54 3 h, 9 min
Argo Parahyangan Rp140.000 20:00 23:14 3 h, 14 min
Argo Parahyangan Priority Rp300.000 20:00 23:14 3 h, 14 min

Here are some tips if you are travelling by train:

  1. Buy the tickets online to avoid the long queue at the station. You can buy it at official sites of Kereta Api Indonesia or other ticketing websites such as traveloka.com or tiket.com
  2. Wear comfortable clothes during the trip. Trains are air-conditioned (except economy class) but sometimes the AC is not too cool. Bring scarf or jacket too if you have low tolerance to cold.
  3. Don’t forget to have a meal before you start the trip. The foods available on train are quite expensive, so it is strongly recommended if you have meals before the trip or bring your own food and drinks.
  4. Make sure you can keep an eye to your belongings during the trip. You can place your bags or suitcase in the leg room or overhead compartments
  5. Bring books, laptops, tablets and of course your mobile for entertainment during the trip.

If you have traveled from Jakarta to Bandung by train, please share your experiences….

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