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Getting from Yogyakarta city to the temples

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Getting from Yogyakarta city to the temples

In Bali, it seems customary to get a driver. what would be the customary route in Yogyakarta. I will be going later this year but this time for visiting Borobudur etc. Should I just get a taxi from there, or hire a driver or get a bus?

Any tips would be great.

Merci,

EUT

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1. Re: Getting from Yogyakarta city to the temples

It mainly depends on your budget. Whenever we visit Yogya we travel with a tour arranger who organises everything from transport guides where required and entry fees.

They have also taken us to little out of the way places that we wouldn't have known about otherwise.

They have always been super efficient and we thought very cheap.

Edited: 4:20 am, November 24, 2012
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2. Re: Getting from Yogyakarta city to the temples

Hello,

Travelkat, do you have a certain tour arranger in Yogya?Thank you

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3. Re: Getting from Yogyakarta city to the temples

Dear EUT,

For a visit to Borobudur, it is advisable to rent a car with driver or joining a tour offered by local agency. There is a connection with public transport, but it is not hassle free.

For a visit to Prambanan, especially if you're on a budget, you can make use of public bus called "TransJogja" which link the city to airport and Prambanan temple.

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4. Re: Getting from Yogyakarta city to the temples

Hi Veve

I've sent you a PM with this information.

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5. Re: Getting from Yogyakarta city to the temples

Many many thanks travelkat88 and cirque!

That helps considerably.

travelkat88 - can you please also PM with me the info also.

Merci, all!

Edited: 5:44 am, November 26, 2012
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6. Re: Getting from Yogyakarta city to the temples

the main attraction in jogja for me.

1. of course is borobudur...

2. prambanan

3. Mount Merapi... (this is awesome and for me this is no 2 after borobudur)

and of course cultural and shopping spree... don't forget to bargain.

ENJOY!!!!....

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7. Re: Getting from Yogyakarta city to the temples

Thanks, Crazy Dharma!

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8. Re: Getting from Yogyakarta city to the temples

If you decide to rent car+driver you can compare prices of different rental companies at Yogyes website:

www.yogyes.com/en/yogyakarta-car-rental/

It's cheaper than in Bali.

You can also find other info about Yogyakarta there (budget hotels, places to eat, Transjogja route, etc)

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10. Re: Getting from Yogyakarta city to the temples

Just to update the forum, I mailed 2 drivers: both wanted to charge prices higher than Bali and one even put in a "parking fees extra caveat" into the booking. When I asked about it he changed his mind, then said it wasn't important, then now is no longer responding..I would have preferred an honest direct approach and I would say be very careful when finding people off Tripadvisor, including recommendations!

The other wanted to charge 600K IDR and asked what other drivers were charging!!

I also mailed travelkat's contact (with thanks) and will also email some from yogyes.

saras - Is there any flexibility on these tours? eg. starting time etc. and what do the prices cover

Edited: 9:58 am, December 05, 2012