Photo: Bogor's famous gardens.

Transport



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Air

The closest airport to Bogor is Soekarno–Hatta International Airport Jakarta (CGK). Conveniently buses connect the airport directly to Bogor, and if you wish you could avoid staying in the capital entirely.

Large air-con coaches with roomy luggage compartments below operate between Soekarno–Hatta International Airport Jakarta and the DAMRI terminal near Botani Square Bogor. Tickets can be purchased from the DAMRI counter at the airport or on the bus.

Airport to Bogor: hourly from 05:00 to 01:30 (55,000 rupiah/VIP 75,000 rupiah; 2 hours)
Bogor to Airport: every 30 minutes from 02:00 to 21:00 (55,000 rupiah/VIP 75,000 rupiah; 2 hours)

DAMRI: T: (1500) 825; https://damri.co.id/

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Train

Bustling Bogor railway station is on Jalan Raya Dramaga-Bogor, about 500 metres from the northwestern corner of the botanical garden. Overhead walkways cross over this busy road to the station. A commuter train between Jakarta and Bogor is a convenient and quick alternative to traffic choked freeways. Two lines operate—the red line to Kota station in North Jakarta with trains every 10—15 minutes between 05:30 and 23:30 and from Jakarta 07:30 to 01:30 (6,000 rupiah; 1.5 hours); and the orange line to Jatinegara in East Jakarta. Both routes pass Manggarai Station in South Jakarta.

Note that the red line does not stop at Gambir station, Jakarta’s main intercity train station. Some carriages are for women only, easily recognised as they are painted pink. Tickets are purchased from electronic machines or booths at the stations. You will pay a deposit for the reusable ticket which can be refunded at any station. It’s best to avoid crowded peak hours if you are travelling with large luggage.

Up-to-date timetables, fares and route map can be found here.

Trains run between Bogor and Sukabumi three times per day at 07:50; 13:10; 18:30 (2 hours; Eksekutif: 60,000 rupiah; Ekomomi: 25,000 rupiah). Tickets should be booked in advance as they are often sold out.

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Bus

Buses from Bogor travel to many places in Java from Baranangsiang Terminal near the southeast corner of the botanical gardens.
Sample bus journeys include:
Jakarta (Kampung Rambutan Terminal): Lorena, Indah Murni and other bus lines run hourly from 06:00 to 19:00 (1 hour; 15,000 rupiah)
Bandung: MGI, Garuda and Merdeka buses run every 40 minutes from 06:00 to 19:00 (4 hours; 65,000 rupiah)
Pelabuhan Ratu (for Cimaja): MGI and Dedys buses run hourly from 06:00 (55,000 rupiah; 5 hours)
Sukabumi (for Ujung Genteng): MGI and Dedys bus (45,000 rupaih; 5 hours)

For Cipanas or Pangandaran you will need to make several connections with minibus or train from Bogor
Cipanas (Garut): Green minibus No. 01 to Ciawi (6,000 rupaih; 25 mins), then Karunia bus to Garut (5 hours) departing 04:15; 05:00; 06:00; 08:00 then every two hours. At Narogong take a minibus to Cipanas (7,000 rupiah; 35 mins).
Pangandaran: Train to Depok Baru (13,000 rupiah; 30 mins); then from Depok Baru Terminal Budiman buses depart: 07:00; 08:00; 18:00; 19:00 (100,000 rupiah; 10 hours)

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Getting around

The streets of Bogor may seem daunting to a first time visitor, but the quickest way to get around is the ubiquitous green minibuses known as angkutan which run around the botanical gardens and connect to the train and bus terminals. Hail them in the street, or wait till they are full to depart from the terminals. Most fares are 3,000 rupiah. On-line motorbike taxis and tax services such as Go-Jek, Grab and Uber operate in Bogor but regular metered taxis are harder to find.

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Where to next?

Where are you planning on heading to after Bogor? Here are some spots commonly visited from here, or click here to see a full destination list for Indonesia.


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