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Jakarta to Yogyakarta by car

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Jakarta to Yogyakarta by car

Dear experts,

This is to sought expert advice on traveling to Yogyakartha . Our main attraction will be Borobudur. We have finally decided to make it overland by car. We will be leaving Jakarta on September 7th morning. We wish to travel on one of the routes and return to Jakarta on the other. Please advice on the following.

01. The condition of the roads, distances, time etc.

02. Which route we should take for the trip to Yogyakartha?

03. Are there any site seeing on way?

04. Important places to visit.

05. Any other information.

Thank you, your corporation is highly appreciated.

Giri

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1. Re: Jakarta to Yogyakarta by car

Hi Giri,

Are you sure you want to do this overland? If the traffic is good, the trip will be around 12 hours. The distance is around 450 km. Road condition is ranging from good to bumpy, much like the intercity highway in India but a bit (just slightly a bit!) more organized here. Taking airplane or train will be faster.

The fastest route is through the north coast highway (Jakarta-Pekalongan-Semarang-Yogyakarta). This route is not so scenic and full of big trucks and buses.

Other route is through the southern highway (Jakarta-Bandung-Tasikmalaya-Wangon-Yogyakarta). It's longer but the view is nicer.

If you want to see the scenery along the way, it's better to take day train from Jakarta to Yogyakarta. You can take Argo Dwipangga train, ETD 08.00 AM ETA 15.22 or Taksaka Pagi train ETD08.45 AM ETA 16.39.

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2. Re: Jakarta to Yogyakarta by car

Thank you again. I didn't want to trouble you too much, so that I posted in this forum. Lucky to have met you again.I am very grateful to your informative contributions. Giri

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3. Re: Jakarta to Yogyakarta by car

hi, this is for some answer.. because I have many times for using car from Jakarta to yogyakarta,,

01. The condition of the roads, distances, time etc.

Via North road.. now is the road really bad.. take much times event only 580km will be take 8-12 hours

02. Which route we should take for the trip to Yogyakartha?

the best is using SOuth Road.. Jakarta - Bandung - Tasik - Yogyakarta

03. Are there any site seeing on way?

04. Important places to visit.

if you have alot of time,, for example spend 5 days, you can visit Puncak Highland, Bandung, Garut - Mt Papandayan, Naga Village, Pangandaran beach, Batu Raden, wonosono, Borobudur then Yogyakarta

regards

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4. Re: Jakarta to Yogyakarta by car

Dear Odesya,

Thank you very much for your valuable information.

Giri

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Dear Radjaff,

Writing to you after a big lapse to sought valuable information. We have decided to do the road trip in September 2nd week. As you advised we will take the north road. We thought of breaking the journey half way. If we take a diversion from Banyumas Regency and take the central road to Borobudur, are we passing through least populated villages and scenic areas. Are there any good accommodation on this route. Especially around Wanadadi, Bawang, Blambangan, Purwonegoro or any other mid way place. Could you please reckomned any other alternative route or locations. Your corporation is highly appreciated.

Giri

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6. Re: Jakarta to Yogyakarta by car

Hi Giri,

If you want to do this overland, the best is to make a stop at Wonosobo. It's still a long drive from Jakarta to Wonosobo, but if you want to see the scenery then Wonosobo and Dieng will be great for you.

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7. Re: Jakarta to Yogyakarta by car

Thank you very much Radjaff. On our way back to Jakarta is there a less populated location to spend the night in Pangandaran area.

Thank you for your contribution

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8. Re: Jakarta to Yogyakarta by car

Pangandaran is also a great place. If you have the budget, it's best to stay at Java Cove Beach Hotel in Batu Karas (www.javacovebeachhotel.com/thehotel.php).

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9. Re: Jakarta to Yogyakarta by car

Dear Radjaff, Thank you so much. We have found the place we are looking for. We wish to break journey both ways. This is ideal for our return trip. It is highly appreciated if you could suggest a similar site (other than beach may be mountain) for our journey to Borobudur.

Thank you very much for your corporation.

Giri

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10. Re: Jakarta to Yogyakarta by car

Hi,

If you are taking the central route, consider visiting Dieng on the way to Jogjakarta.

If you are going by the North, Cirebon has a lovely kraton and great Chinese seafood. There are quite a few good hotel options as well.

Happy planning.