Tuesday, 29 May 2012

Travel to Bandung

I have just come back from a long weekend in Bali which was nice and relaxing thats for sure. I have not had a break from work since January and I have waited for this for a long time.
This time last year Air Asia had one of it monthly sales and I managed to find flights to Bali for 100k person. The only catch being I had to fly from Bandung.

Well Bandung is not that far from Jakarta around 120km and there is a great big toll road from Jakarta to it which makes it easier.

We went with Day Trans shuttle bus service which runs red mini vans to and from Jakarta to Bandung from points all over the city. We went from FX mall in Sudirman and it cost 70k per ticket. The vans are comfy and spacious and fit no more than 10 people.

You get free drinks from a cafe in FX if you go from there!

We booked the tickets in advance and paid on the day. They run hourly to Bandung and for us it took around 2.5 hours.

The journey itself is noisy as the driver (who must be an ex metro mini driver) was in a hurry and seemed to enjoy racing down the toll and breaking at the last minute which wakes you up, however it was a pleasant enough journey. The highlight was when stuck in traffic due to bridge repairs, we got cut up a truck which seemed to irk the driver and so he sped after the truck and then drove real close to him and started shouting out the window at him. I honestly thought he was going to stop and start beating the driver, but alas he never.

There was a stop around 95km for 15 minutes and then we were off again. We were dropped off in Bandung near the Aston hotel at Pasteur but the journey ends in Cihampelas, Bandung.

There are other shuttle buses such as X-Trans, City Trans and many more so there is plenty of choice.

The link to their site is here  http://www.daytrans.co.id/

The buses look like this

from: kabarindo.com

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