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Kawah Ijen

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Train

Banyuwangi can be reached by train (the cheapest option) and is six kilometres south of the ferry terminal at Ketapang -- the transit point for ferries to Bali. From Banyuwangi, train travel is a popular option due to comfort and price.

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  • Easiest way to do train to reach Banyuwangi

    Yogyakarta - Surabaya - Probolinggo - Banyuwangi
    Economic train named Sritanjung leave Yogyakarta (Lempuyangan train station) at 7.30 am. You need to make direct book at the station because there is no availabale for online booking. Arrive Surabaya at 2 pm, transit at probolinggo around 4.30 pm, and finally arrive at Banyuwangi 9 pm. Cost 90.000/person, AC, and one on one seat. It is better to stop at Karangasem train station if you want to go directly to kawah ijen. Closer than Banyuwangi Baru (Train station near the ferry) and less of scam.

    Thanks
    Ganda

    Update by ijenminertour (2)
    Written on 10th July, 2013

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Bus

Regular buses connect both Banyuwangi and Bondowoso with Probolinggo (2hrs/14,000 rupiah from Bondawoso), Situbondo to the north (1hr/8,000 rupiah from Bondowoso) and Surabaya.

Banyuwangi and Bondowoso are also interconnected by bus (3hrs/15,000 rupiah) but a bus change may be required. It is also possible to travel from Bondowoso to Kawah Ijen and then onward to Banyuwangi. The best option for this is to simply follow the instructions on getting to Kawah Ijen from Bondowoso and then hire an ojek from Pos Paltuding down to Banyuwangi for about 100,000 rupiah. There are plenty of ojeks waiting in Pos Paltuding for independent travellers wishing to traverse this route.

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