Bandung Travel Guide

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BANDUNG TRAVEL GUIDE

Bandung Travel Guide covers Bandung, a large city set on a plateau 180 km south of Jakarta. The cool nights of Bandung are a welcome change after the lowlands. Being 800 metres above sea level, as soon as the sun sets the temperature drops pleasantly. At Lembang, which is situated in the hills 18 km to the north, the temperature change is even more pronounced.

Bandung as a city is growing fast, and the urban spread is having a marked effect on the environment. Many of the trees that lined the boulevardes have been removed to make way for increased traffic flow. This and industrial pollution have marred the beauty of a city that was once called the Paris of Java.

As well as being the administrative capital of the Sundanese people, Bandung is also the traditional cultural and artistic centre of a highland race which is often considered peripheral to Central Java. However, this viewpoint overlooks the existence of the ancient kingdom of Pajajaran, which has its court near present day Bogor, and dates from the Hindu period of Indonesia’s past.

Most of the budget accommodation is in the vicinity of the railway station, on both sides of the railway line. Be extra careful crossing the footbridge at night, as  robberies are common.

 

PUBLIC SERVICES IN BANDUNG

General Post Office      Jln Asia Africa
Bank BNI 1946             Jln Asia Africa
International Telephone   Jln Lembong
Hospital                        Jln Kebon Jati

 

HOTELS IN BANDUNG

Medium Priced

Hotel Naripan                Jln Naripan
Savoy Hoffman Hotel   Jln Asia Africa
Hotel Preanger Cnr      Jn Lembong

Budget-Priced

Penginapan Surabaya    Jln Kebon Jati 71-73
Hotel Melati                    Jln Kebon Jati
Penginapan Sakadarna   Jln Kebon Jati Dalam (behind Hotel Melati)
Penginapan Saudara      Jln Kebon Jati Dalan (behind Hotel Melati)
Hotel Kota Kembang     Jln Otto Iskandardinata 22
Hotel Setia                      Jln Otto Iskandardinata 21
Hotel Malabar               Jln Kebon Jukut
Hotel Soetie                    Jln Sumatra corner Jln Martadinata
Corner Hotel                   Jln Wastukencana 8
Grand Hotel                   Jln Merdeka, Lembang

 

RESTAURANTS IN BANDUNG

Indonesian                     Jln Otto Iskandardinata, next to Hotel Sahara
Indonesian                    Jln Kebon Jati (southern entrance to Railway Station)
Indonesian                    Central Market, corner Jln Kebon Jati and Jln Otto Iskandardinata
Chinese                         Cnr Jln Pasar Kaliki and Jln Kebon Kawung

European

Several along Jln Braga
Restaurant Sakadarna      Jln Kebon Jati

Beverages: Don’t miss ‘ ‘bandrek’, a warm ginger/chilli drink that will warm you up on cool Bandung nights!

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TRANSPORTATION IN BANDUNG

Leaving Bandung by Bus

There are two main bus terminals in Bandung.

Leuwi Panjang Terminal is located at Situ Saeur , just off Jalan Soekarno Hatta, on the south side of Bandung serving buses going to the west such as Jakarta, Bogor and Merak.

Cicaheum Terminal is located on Jalan Ahmed Yani, on the north-east side of Bandung serving buses going to the east, such as Cirebon, Garut, Pangandaran, Jogja, Solo, Surabaya, Malang and Bali.

 

Bandung to Jakarta by Shuttle Bus

Shuttle buses are 6-12 seat mini-vans that travel either door-to-door (from your hotel to the next hotel) which is good for groups, or point-to-point ( from one bus terminal to another). For most travellers point-to-point is the better option and costs around $ 10 per person. Door-to-door costs around $60-70 for the whole vehicle.

Companies that provide shuttle bus services include Cipaganti, 4848, DayTrans, Baraya, Citi Trans, Primajasa, Star Shuttle and X-Trans.

 

Leaving Bandung by Train

Purchase all tickets to Jakarta, Jogja etc, from the Railway Station at Jln Kebon Jati , corner Jln Kebon Kawung.

There is also a ticketing office at Jln Trunojoyo, Bandung Utara.

Train Schedules from Bandung

To Surabaya

KA 6 Kereta Api Argo Wilis (Eksekutif) leaves 8.30 am, arrives 8.30 pm

KA 50 Kereta Api Turangga (Eksekutif) leaves 7.30 pm, arrives 4.15 pm

To Solo

KA 80 Kereta Api Lodaya Pagi (Eksekutif & Bisnis) leaves 7.20 am, arrives 4.15 pm ( via Jogja)

KA 82 Kereta Api Lodaya Malam (Eksekutif & Bisnis) leaves 7 pm, arrives 4 am

To Malang via Surabaya

KA 112/113 Kereta Api Mutiara Selatan (Bisnis) leaves 4.50 pm, stops Surabaya 6.30 am, arrives Malang 9.40 am

 To Malang via Jogja

KA 92 Kereta Api Malabar (Eksekutif, Bisnis & Ekonomi AC) leaves 3.45 pm, stops Jogja midnight, arrives Malang 7 am

To Jakarta – Gambir Station

KA 19 to KA 37F Kereta Api Argo Parahyangan (Eksekutif ) leave between 4 am and 9 pm. The trip takes around 3 hours and 20 minutes

 

Public Transportation in Bandung

The following information has been sourced from https://transportasiumum.com

ANGKOT MINI-BUS

The local public mini-bus transportation covering Bandung city and suburbs is called Angkot, short for Angkutan Kota. The fare ranges from Rp 1,500 to around Rp 7,000 depending on the distance travelled.

Routes (trayek) 1 to 8 run between these terminals:
Kebon Kelapa, Dago, Ledeng, Cicaheum, Ciroyom, Ciwasta,

Routes 9 to 18 run between these terminals:
Stasiun Bandung, Sadang Serang, Pasar Sederhana, Ciumbuleuit, Pasar Induk Gedebage, Stasiun Hall, Gunung Batu, Margahayu Raya, Ledeng

Routes 19 to 27 run between these terminals:
Ciroyom, Sarijadi, Bumi Asri, Cikudapateuh, Cimindi,

PUBLIC BUS

Public bus transportation in Bandung is provided by two companies: Trans Metro Bandung (TMB) dan DAMRI. All buses have air-conditioning. In 2017 the fare starts at Rp 5,000 .

TRANS METRO BANDUNG (TMB) ROUTES

KORIDOR 1 ELANG-SOEKARNO HATTA-CIBIRU <–Halte Elang – Elang – Rajawali – Garuda – Sudirman – Soekarno Hatta – Halte Holis – Halte Caringin – Halte Babakan Ciparay – Terminal Leuwi Panjang – Halte M. Toha – Halte LPKIA – Halte Samsat – Halte Metro – Halte Riung Bandung – Halte Gede Bage – Jalan Soekarno Hatta – Halte Cibiru
Return>Halte Cibiru – Soekarno Hatta – Halte Metro – Halte Carrefour – Halte Buahbatu – Halte LPKIA – Halte M. Toha – Terminal Leuwi Panjang – Halte Caringin – Halte Sumber Sari – Halte Holis – Halte Cijerah – Halte Sudirman Batas Kota – Soekarno Hatta – Halte Elang

KORIDOR 2 CIBEUREUM-CICAHEUM <–Cibeureum – Jl. Rajawali – Jl. Kebon Jati – Jl. Suniaraja – Jl. Lembong – Jl. Veteran – Jl. Ahmad Yani – Pasar Kosambi – Pasar Cicadas – Terminal Cicaheum
Return>Terminal Cicaheum – Jl. Ahmad Yani – Pasar Cicadas – Jl. Ibrahim Adjie – Jl. Jakarta – Jl. Ahmad Yani – Pasar Kosambi – Jl. Asia Afrika – Alun-Alun – Jl. Sudirman – Cibeureum

KORIDOR 3 CICAHEUM-SARIJADI –>Terminal Cicaheum – Jl. PHH. Mustofa – Halte PHH Mustofa 1 – Halte PHH Mustofa 2 – Jl. Surapati – Halte Surapati 1 – Halte Surapati 2 – Gasibu – Jl. Layang Pasupati – Halte Cikapayang 1 – Jl. Pasteur – Halte Portabel Pasteur – Jl. Surya Sumantri – Halte Surya Sumantri 1 – Jalan Terusan Sutami – Halte Sarimanis
Return<–Halte Sarimanis – Jalan Terusan Sutami – Halte Surya Sumantri 2 – Jalan Surya Sumantri – Halte Pasteur – Jl. Pasteur – Jl. Layang Pasupati – Halte Cikapayang 2 – Jl. Surapati – Halte Surapati 3 – Halte Surapati 4 – Halte Surapati 5 – Halte Surapati 6 – Jl. PHH Mustofa (Suci) – Halte PHH Mustofa 3 – Halte Surapati Core – Terminal Cicaheum

BUS DAMRI ROUTES

LEUWI PANJANG-LEDENG –>Terminal Leuwi Panjang – Jl. Kopo – Jl. Pasir Koja – Jl. Astana Anyar – Jl. Gardu Jati – Jl. Kebon Jati – Jl. Pasir Kaliki – Jl. Sukajadi – Jl. Setiabudi – Terminal Ledeng
Return<–Terminal Ledeng – Jl. Setiabudi – Jl. Sukaasih – Jl. Sukajadi – Jl. Pasir Kaliki – Jl. Kebon Jati – Jl. Otto Iskandardinata (Otista) – Lapangan Tegalega – Jl. Moh. Hatta – Jl. Sukarno-Hatta – Terminal Leuwi Panjang

DIPATI UKUR-LEUWI PANJANG –>Dipati Ukur – Jl. Ir. H. Juanda (Dago) – Jl. Merdeka – BIP (Merdeka) – Jl. Suniaraja – Jl. Otto Iskandardinata (Otista) – Jl. BKR – Terminal Leuwi Panjang
Rewturn<–Terminal Leuwi Panjang – Jl. Kopo – Jl. Pasir Koja – Jl. Astana Anyar – Jl. Gardu Jati – Jl. Kebon Jati – Terminal Stasiun – Jl. Suniaraja – Jl. Stasiun Timur – Viaduct – Jl. Wastu Kencana – Jl. RE. Martadinata (Riau) – Jl. Ir. H. Juanda (Dago) – Dipati Ukur

ELANG-JATINANGOR VIA TOL –>Elang – Jl. Rajawali – Jl. Garuda – Jl. Sudirman – Jl. Sukarno-Hatta – Gerbang Tol Moh. Toha – Gerbang Tol Cileunyi – IPDN – UNPAD Jatinangor
Return<–Jatinangor – IPDN – Gerbang Tol Cileunyi – Gerbang Tol Moh. Toha – Jl. Sukarno-Hatta – Elang

DIPATI UKUR – JATINANGOR VIA TOL –>Dipati Ukur – Gasibu – Jl. Diponegoro – Jl. WR. Supratman – Jl. Ahmad Yani – Jl. Laswi – Lingkar Selatan – Tegalega – Jl. Moh. Toha – Tol Padaleunyi – Cileunyi – IPDN – UNPAD Jatinangor
Return<–Jatinangor – IPDN – Gerbang Tol Cileunyi – Tol Moh Toha – Tegalega – Lingkar Selatan – Jl. Laswi – Jl. WR. Supratman – Gasibu – Jl. Ir. H. Djuanda (Dago) – UNPAD Dipati Ukur

KEBON KELAPA-TANJUNG SARI –>Terminal Kebon Kelapa – Jl. Moh. Toha – Pungkur – Jl. Karapitan – Jl. Buah Batu – Jl. Sukarno Hatta – Cibiru – Cileunyi – Jatinangor – Tanjung Sari
Return<–Tanjung Sari – Jatinangor – Cileunyi – Cibiru – Jl. Sukarno Hatta – Jl. Moh. Toha – Terminal Kebon Kelapa

CIBIRU-KEBON KELAPA –>Cibiru – Jl. A.H. Nasution – Pasar Ujung Berung (Nasution) – Sindang Laya (Nasution) – Terminal Cicaheum – Jl. Ahmad Yani – Cicadas (Ahmad Yani) – Pasar Kosambi (Ahmad Yani) – Jl. Asia Afrika – Alun-Alun – Jl. Sudirman – Jl. Otto Iskandardinata (Otista) – Jl. Pungkur – Terminal Kebon Kelapa
Return<–Terminal Kebon Kelapa – Jl. Dewi Sartika – Alun-Alun – Jl. Asia Afrika – Jl. Banceuy – Jl. ABC – Jl. Naripan – Jl. Sunda – Jl. Veteran – Jl. Ahmad Yani – Pasar Kosambi (Ahmad Yani) – Cicadas (Ahmad Yani) – Terminal Cicaheum

CICAHEUM-LEUWI PANJANG –>Terminal Cicaheum – Jl. Ahmad Yani – Cicadas – Jl. Kiara Condong – Jl. Jakarta – Jl. Ahmad Yani – Pasar Kosambi (Ahmad Yani) – Jl. Asia Afrika – Alun-Alun – Jl. Sudirman – Jl. Otto Iskandardinata (Otista) – Jl. Moh. Toha – Jl. Sukarno Hatta – Terminal Leuwi Panjang
Return<–Terminal Leuwi Panjang – Jl. Kopo – Jl. Pasir.Koja – Jl. Pungkur – Jl. Dewi Sartika – Alun-Alun – Jl. Banceuy – Cikapundung – Jl. Naripan – Jl. Sunda – Jl. Veteran – Jl. A.Yani – Kosambi – Cicadas – Terminal Cicaheum

KOTA BARU PARAHYANGAN-ALUN-ALUN VIA TOL –>Kota Baru Parahyangan – Tol Pasteur – BTC Pasteur – Jl. Cihampelas – Jl. Wastu Kencana – Jl. Merdeka – Jl. Asia Afrika – Alun-Alun
Return<–Alun-Alun – Jl. Sudirman – Jl. Pasir Kaliki – BTC Pasteur – Tol Pasteur – Padalarang – Kota Baru Parahyangan

ALUN-ALUN-CIBURUY –>Alun-Alun – Jl. Sudirman – Cimindi – Cimahi – Padalarang
Return<–Padalarang – Cimahi – Cimindi – Jl. Rajawali – JL. Garuda – Jl. Sudirman – Jl. Jamika – Jl. Pasir Koja – Jl. Pungkur – Jl. Dewi Sartika – Alun-Alun

 

ARTS VENUES IN BANDUNG

Gamelan/Karawitan         Academy of Karawitan , Jln Buah Batu

Sudanese Dance               Purwa Setia Building, Gang Tegellega

Puppet Play/
Wayang Kulit                 Yayasan Building,  Jln Naripan (near Jln Braga)

 

PLACES TO VISIT NEAR BANDUNG

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MOUNT TANGKUBAN PRAHU

The crater of Mt. Tangkuban Prahu can be reached on foot from Lembang. Go early in the morning for a good view over the city. Nearby is Marabaya, with its hot sulphur pool, tea estates and mountain scenery. 17km from Lembang is Ciater hot springs.

LEMBANG

Catch an opelet from the terminal opposite the southern entrance to the railway station. The road passes through the treey suburbs of Cipaganti, past the Observatory at Geger Kalong and the Grand Hotel at Lembang. Try some of the hot corn from the street vendors. The 4km walk up to the crater and the geysers is best done as early as possible in the morning. If you leave from the opelet terminal by 7am you should beat the mist and see the view back over Bandung. Rather than walking up the road from the main gate, tell the opelet driver that you want to get off at Jayagiri and walk 8km through the forest to the volcano.

DAGO TEA HOUSE

The Dago Tea House is a pleasant spot for refreshments. The outside terrace overlooking Bandung is beautiful, but like all of North Bandung, it gets quite chilly as soon as the sun sets, so have something warm with you.

HOT SPRINGS

The two best known hot sulphur springs near Bandung are Ciater and Maribaya. To get to Ciater, catch an opelet from the terminal at Bandung or Lembang to Subang and alight in front of the tea factory. There are a number of pools ranging in temperature from 35C to 42C.
To Maribaya Falls, catch a mini bus from the same terminals.

LAKE PATENGGANG

Catch a mini bus from Bojong Loa terminal on Jin Abdul Muis to Ciwideg, From there, change to Ranca Boli and then walk 1km to the lake and tea plantations. There are also some hot springs nearby.

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