in partnership with the Universitas Gadjah Mada, Yogyakarta, Indonesia
4-7 July, 2013

Travelling to Yogyakarta

Direct Flights to Yogyakarta
From Singapore: Air Asia, Garuda Indonesia
From Kuala Lumpur: Air Asia, Garuda Indonesia, Malaysian Airlines
From Jakarta:  Garuda Indonesia, Air Asia

Trains to Jakarta take between 7-12 hours from the main Yogyakarta station, commonly called Tugu Station. The Argo-class trains (Argo Lawu and Argo Dwipangga) are the best of the lot being the most comfortable and fastest (~8 hours, Rp 255,000-360,000 (Sep 2012) including mineral water and snacks). Taksaka is almost as good at Rp 235,000-265,000. These express services connect Yogyakarta and Jakarta in 7-8 hours, either at daytime or overnight. The station at the airport is just a few minutes walk from the terminal, with an air-conditioned underpass leading all the way to the platform for trains into Yogyakarta. Price and schedules are availableonline at http://www.kereta-api.co.id/ 

Information on Yogyakarta Airport

Name of Yogyakarta airport: Adisucipto International Airport (JOG)

There are near-hourly connections on Garuda to Jakarta (50 minutes) and Denpasar (Bali), while other domestic airlines service major cities in Java, Sumatra, Kalimantan and Sulawesi.

For international services, AirAsia connects Yogyakarta to both Kuala Lumpur and Singapore while Malaysia Airlines flies between Yogyakarta and Kuala Lumpur.

There is a tourist information desk, ATM and taxi stand in the arrival hall. Official airport taxis are available for around Rp 50,000 depending on your destination, pay at the taxi desk in arrival terminal and then head for the official taxi rank. Give the receipt to your driver, there is no need for any additional payment. It is about half the price to use a taxi dropping passengers off at the departure terminal – insist on using the meter, do expect to pay the Rp 2,000 airport entrance fee, even though this has already been paid by the previous passenger on the way in.

A departure tax of Rp 35,000 (USD $4) (as of January, 2011) is charged for domestic flights and Rp 100,000 (USD $11) for international flights.

Current exchange rate
USD $1 = 9706.01 Indonesian Rupiah
SGD $1 = 7830.55 Indonesian Rupiah

 Visa to Indonesia
General visa requirement:
Passport must be valid for at least 6 months from the date of arrival and have valid return ticket.

Tourists holding passport from the ASEAN-member nations, Hong Kong SAR and Macau SAR are eligible to enter and remain in Indonesia without a visa for 30 days.

Visa on Arrival
Nationals from the following countries may apply for a Visa on Arrival for a length of stay of 30 days by paying US$25 at major entry points. Note: They only accept US currency issued after the year 2000.


South Korea

United Kingdom

New Zealand


United States of America





United Arab Emirates



People’s Republic of China





For the full list of all countries, please visit this website


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