Transportation and Getting Around Surakarta

Public Transportation Around Surakarta

The humble becak is still widely used is Solo. The price for a trip is around Rp 20,000.

Angkutan Umum (Angkot) Surakarta

The fare for Angkot varies with distance travelled. The vehicle is called a mikrolet. If in doubt, ask the driver.
For more information visit:
Each route has the outward roads (berangkat) and the return roads (Kembali)

TAXI Terminal     Jln Kratonan, corner Jln Veteran

Joglosemar – Shuttle Bus Surakarta to Jogja

Joglosemar (Jogja-Solo-Semarang) is a shuttle-bus system that connects the three Central Java cities of Jogja, Solo and Semarang.

The one-way fare is Rp25,000 to Jogja or to Semarang.

Solo Office: Hotel Arini – Jalan Slamet Riyadi 361 Tel: +62. 0271 743087

Jogja Office: Jalan Magelang km 5.6 Tel: +62 274 623 700

Leaving Surakarta by Bus

Overnight Express Bus from Surakarta

Tickets can be booked at the Tirtonadi Bus Terminal on Jln Ahmed Yani (near corner Jln S Parman)

Fourteen hours west takes you to Jakarta. As always, try to book your ticket a day or two in advance so that you can get an aisle seat near the front of the bus where it is more comfortable.

There may not be direct buses to Bali and it may be necessary to change at Jember or Banyuwangi for Denpasar or Singaraja.

Express Bus Surakarta to Jakarta

Eka Sari Lorena, Agamas, Kramat Jati, Raya and Haryanto all leave at around 3pm. The fare varies Rp 130,000 to Rp 200,000

Express Bus Surakarta to Bandung

Kramat Djati leaves at 3 pm. Fare is Rp 160,000

Pahala Kencana leaves at 6.30 pm. Fare is Rp 170,000.

Express Bus Surakarta to Malang

Rosalie Indah leaves at 11 am, 4 pm, 9 pm and 10 pm. Fare is Rp, 120,000.


Leaving Surakarta by Train

 To Jakarta

KA 7 Kereta Api Argo Lawu (Eksekutif) leaves 8 am, arrives Gambir 4.30 pm

KA 9 Kereta Api Argo Dwipangga (Eksekutif) leaves 8 pm, arrives Gambir 4.30 am

KA 115 Kereta Api Senja Utama Solo (Bisnis) leaves 5.30 pm, arrives Senen 3 am

To Bandung

KA 79 Kereta Api Lodaya Pagi (Eksekutif & Bisnis) leaves 7 am, arrives 4 pm

KA 81 Kereta Api Lodaya Malam (Eksekutif & Bisnis) leaves 7 pm, arrives 4.15 pm



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