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.
As using local public transportation is our preferred way of traveling around the cities whenever we have enough time for it, we opted for taking TransJogja bus for getting from Yogyakarta Adisucipto International Airport (JOG) to Jl. Malioboro (Malioboro Street) in central Yogyakarta.
Finding TransJogja Bus Stop at the Airport
TransJogja bus stop is located at the car parking of the airport which can be easily reached from domestic terminal by going through the tunnel.
If you are arriving to Yogyakarta on an international flight, you will find yourself at Terminal B of Yogyakarta Adisucipto International Airport (JOG).
For taking a bus you will need local currency (Indonesian rupiah – IDR). If you don’t have any, change some money at the money changer found inside Terminal B building, just before the exit. More information about currency exchange in Yogyakarta can be found here: Currency Exchange in Yogyakarta, Indonesia – Best Money Changer.
If you’re willing to find TransJogja bus stop, at first you will need to walk to the domestic terminal - Terminal A. When leaving Terminal B building, Terminal A will be on our right side. You can easily reach it by walking on the roofed pavement for just about 200 m or so. There will be signs leading to Terminal A and many locals heading that way, you will have no trouble locating it.
Once you will reach domestic terminal, finding TransJogja bus stop will be easy (read below).
If you are arriving to Yogyakarta on a domestic flight from another Indonesian city, you will find yourself at Terminal A of Yogyakarta Adisucipto International Airport (JOG). Finding the tunnel leading to TransJogja bus stop from here is easy. You just need to leave through the arrival gate and then to turn left just after the Information center. You will definitely notice yellow signs leading to the shelter of TransJogja, just follow them.
You will reach an escalator going down to the tunnel.
On your way out of the tunnel you will notice another sign leading to the shelter of TransJogja, the bus stop (shelter) will be just nearby.
Taking TransJogja Bus in Yogyakarta
TransJogja Bus Stops
Bus stops in Yogyakarta are not usual for newbies in Indonesia. Bus stops here are shelters covered from all sides and boarding the bus is possible only through the gates of the shelter.
TransJogja Bus Operating Time
TransJogja buses operate between 05:30 and 21:30.
TransJogja Bus Ticket Price
Single journey by TransJogja bus costs only 3,600 IDR. Tickets are bought at the entrance of the shelter.
Once you buy your ticket, just get inside the shelter, find a place to sit and wait for your bus to arrive.
Indonesian people are friendly, so if you will let them know about your destination, they will do their best to let you know which bus you should take and at what bus stop you need to get out from the bus.
TransJogja Bus No. 1A
You should take TransJogja bus No. 1A for reaching central Yogyakarta (Malioboro Street) from Yogyakarta Adisucipto International Airport (JOG). Staying in the area around Malioboro Street is definitely recommended for first timers in Yogyakarta.
TransJogja Bus Routes
The map of all TransJogja bus routes can be found here: TransJogja Bus Routes in 2017.
Useful tips for traveling in Indonesia can be found here: Indonesia Travel Tips.