So are you coming to Yogyakarta soon? Are you wondering what Yogyakarta airport looks like? Do you want to know how to get to Jogjakarta city center (from Yogyakarta international airport) without having to worry about scams? Some of these things and more might crossed your mind. Worry not my friend. Adisucipto International Airport or Yogyakarta Airport is one of the friendliest airports I have visited in Indonesia.
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I’ll share with you 10 facts, slash tips regarding Jogja airport that you should know. I hope it gives you more confidence to travel to Yogyakarta. If you need any help getting into the city or arranging a car for your trip I can also help you arrange that.
More on that later, let’s start!
1. The AITA code for Yogyakarta airport is JOG. The Jogja airport is located in the eastern part of the town and approximately 6 km away from the city center. I think this is the official site of the airport. It is quite ok to check departure and arrival information though. There are two terminals at JOG airport, terminal A and terminal B. The distance between the terminals is 300 meters (they have a free shuttle, but if you don’t carry a lot of things it is easier to walk from one terminal to the other terminal).
There is another airport in Yogya (in Kulon Progo). This airport is not yet fully operational. The official name of the airport is Yogyakarta International Airport (the AITA code is YIA). This airport is located 45 km from the city center. It takes 1,5-2 hours drive from the Yogya’s new airport in Kulon Progo to the city center.
2. Yogyakarta airport is one of the best airports for transfer that I’ve experienced in Indonesia. Yes! No hassle at all. You’ll get a bunch of middle aged guys that try to offer you airport transfer services, but they are (mostly) just so polite. No pushing, no nagging, no hassle. If you say “no”, they’ll understand.
3. Yes, there are ATM machines at the airport. There are at least 3 or 4 ATM machines. The ATM machines are located on the right side of arrival gate. There are also money changers, but I wouldn’t recommend using them as the exchange rate is never that good.
4. The taxi counter rate is ok. They are usually 30% more expensive than a regular taxi with a meter. For example: If you are going to Prawirotaman area, a normal taxi with a meter will cost you around Rp 60,000. A taxi from the taxi counter will charge you around Rp 85,000. So it is only more expensive for Rp 25,000, which is 2 USD. I always pick up a taxi from the right of the exit from the national departures. If you are thinking to get a taxi from one of the counters, then I would recommend Rajawali Taxi (based on my experiences, they have the best rate).
If you are looking for a taxi with meter then you can walk a tiny bit to the departure area and get a taxi from there. Or you can walk outside the airport (either pass through the tunnel or cross the railway) and get a taxi with a meter on the main road.
5. You can get a Damri bus to Borobudur easily! Yes, straight from Yogyakarta airport to Borobudur! The Damri bus can also take you to other several places like: Magelang (Wisata Hotel, Tidar), Wonosari (Gunung Kidul area), Kebumen, Temanggung and Wonosobo (if you are heading to Dieng). Their departure schedule is every hour!
The schedule starts at 7 am from Yogya airport. As I know, from the Airport to Bodobudur costs Rp 75,000 per person. It needs a minimum of two passengers to depart. So if, unfortunately, you are by yourself, either wait another hour or just pay for two people and they’ll depart! Check out the image below for prices and departure details.
6. On a very tight budget? Use Trans Jogja. You can get almost everywhere in Jogja with only Rp 3,600. If your hotel is in Malioboro area, then get the 1A bus route and later stop at “Garuda” shelter or just notify the bus assistant that you want to go to Malioboro. What if your hotel is in Prawirotaman area? Easy! Get the 3B bus route.
7. You can go straight from the airport to Prambanan temple, from the airport, with Trans Jogja. The journey is less than 30 mins away from the airport! In fact, this is the cheapest way to get there. You can find the Trans Jogja shelter near the car parking lot. You can easily reach this by going through the tunnel. To get to the tunnel, leave the arrival gate, then after the Information center, and before Dunkin Donuts (on your right side), turn left. That bit going down, that’s the tunnel.
8. Yogyakarta Airport is the third busiest airport in Java (after Soekarno–Hatta International Airport (CGK) in Jakarta and Juanda International Airport (SUB) in Surabaya). The airport is so busy because Yogyakarta is one of the most visited cities in Indonesia.
9. Though it is the third busiest airport in Java, but the airport is pretty small and sometimes can be really hectic at departure. Yes, do come a bit early for departure because sometimes the queuing for baggage drop is ridiculous.
10. Traffic in Yogyakarta can sometimes be pretty bad! You can get a train from the airport (Maguwo train station) to Tugu/Yogyakarta station (Malioboro area). You need to get Prameks train and it costs you Rp 8,000. You can even go to several places as well (Solo, Klaten, even Madiun). The best way to find out about the schedule is to check it on the spot (sorry at the moment I can’t find a reliable online source for this).
I hope that these 10 facts will help you prepare for your flight into Yogyakarta Airport. For more information about Yogyakarta and things to do around the city visit this page.
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Are there any important facts that I missed? Do you have some interesting Yogyakarta airport tips that you want to share to other people? Share them with me in the comment box bellow!