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Getting there and away


Many people choose to catch the train between Jakarta and Bogor because it dodges the awful traffic which so often chokes the capital.

The Bogor train station is in the northwest of town a short walk from the northwestern corner of the botanical garden and trains depart for Jakarta every 10 minutes and are a mixture of economy and air-con. The cost of economy is 2,000 rupiah and air-con is 7,000 rupiah. Travel time is around one and a half hours.


    Buses from Bogor travel to many places in Java. Don't be afraid to head straight here from the airport. The most important destinations for travellers are:

    Bandung (express) 40,000 rupiah taking 2.5 hours
    Bandung (economy) 25,000 rupiah taking 4 hours
    Garut 45,000 rupiah taking 5 hours
    Jakarta 12,000 rupiah taking 1 hour
    Airport (Jakarta) 35,000 rupiah taking 1-2 hours (depending on traffic)
    Labuan 30,000 rupiah taking 4 hours
    Pangandaran 65,000 rupiah taking 8 hours
    Pelabuhan Ratu 30,000 rupiah taking 3 hours
    Sukabumi 12,000 rupiah taking 1 hour

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