Yogyakarta International Airport (YIA) Transfer

Yogyakarta has a new airport: Yogyakarta International Airport (YIA). It is located in Kulon Progo, around 42 km from the center of Jogja. As a result, transportation costs to and from the airport are quite expensive, but we have tricks to work around it

Updated on 29 October 2019

Yogyakarta International Airport Transfer
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Starting in January 2020, all domestic flights to Jogja will land at Yogyakarta International Airport (YIA). Unlike Adisutjipto Airport (JOG), this new airport is quite far—about 42 km—from the center of Jogja. It's not as far as Incheon International Airport (ICN) to Seoul, which is 48 km.

Long distances make transportation costs to and from Yogyakarta International Airport more expensive. However, don't worry. There are many transportation options to and from YIA, starting from the shuttle to the Prameks train, which costs Rp. 8,000. In fact, we can work around this by taking tour packages so that we do not need to pay for transportation from the airport to the hotel.

The following is a summary of transportation from Yogyakarta International Airport and the rates.

DAMRI

DAMRI
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DAMRI provides shuttle services from Yogyakarta International Airport (YIA) to Wojo Station, Borobudur Temple, and Adisutjipto Airport (JOG)

  • To Stasiun Wojo, departs at 09.00 dan 13.30. Fare is IDR 15.000.
  • To Borobudur Temple, departs at 09.00, 10.00, 13.00, 14.00, 17.30. Fare is IDR 46.000.
  • To Adisutjipto Airport (JOG), departs at 09.00, 10.00, 13.00, 14.00, 17.30, dan 18.30. Fare is IDR 50.000.

Tickets can be purchased at the arrival area and in the parking area. Telephone: +6287739648492

SatelQu

SatelQu
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SatelQu provides a shuttle service from Yogyakarta International Airport (YIA) to Adisutjipto Airport (JOG) at 09.10, 09.20, 10.15, 10.30, 11.40, 13.20, 14.10, 15.00, 16.10, 17.10, 17.50, 18.30, dan 18.40. Fare is IDR 50.000.

Tickets can be purchased at the arrival area and in the parking area. Telephone: +6287877555545

Rajawali Taxi

Rajawali Taxi
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Rajawali Taxi is the official taxi of Yogyakarta International Airport. However, rates are based on the destination, not metered. The counter is in the arrival area.

  • To Malioboro will cost IDR 335.000.
  • To Borobudur Temple/Magelang will cost IDR 500.000.
  • To Alun-Alun Wates will cost IDR 100.000.

Jas Taxi

Jas Taxi
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Jas Taxi is also the official taxi of Yogyakarta International Airport. The rates are also based on the destination, not metered. The counter is in the arrival area.

  • To Malioboro will cost IDR 240.000.
  • To Borobudur Temple/Magelang will cost IDR 300.000.
  • To Alun-Alun Wates will cost IDR 70.000.

App-Based Taxi

Grab is the only online taxi (app-based taxi) that can pick up passengers at Yogyakarta International Airport. The rates are according to the application, but are usually more expensive than normal rates.

  • To Malioboro will cost around IDR 284.000.
  • To Borobudur Temple will cost around IDR 361.000.
  • To Alun-Alun Wates will cost around IDR 117.000.

Motorcycle Taxi

Ojek (motorcycle taxi) can be an option if you are traveling alone. This motorcycle taxi is ready to take you from the airport parking area to the provincial road (outside the red zone) to order a taxi online (app-based taxi), the fare is IDR 25.000 (negotiable).

Train

Airport Train
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Airport Train Interior
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Wojo Station is the closest train station to Yogyakarta International Airport. To reach Wojo Station, we can use DAMRI, taxi, and motorcycle taxi.

  • Airport Train to Wates Station, Yogyakarta/Tugu Station, and Maguwo Station departs at 14.04. Fare is IDR 30.000.
  • Prameks Train to Yogyakarta/Tugu Station and Solo departs at 06.24, 8.59, 16.14, dan 19.14. Fare is IDR 8.000.
  • Solo Ekspres Train to Yogyakarta/Tugu Station and Solo departs at 11.32 dan 18.45. Fare is IDR 30.000 (Yogyakarta) dan IDR 40.000 (Solo).

Rent A Car

Instead of spending hundreds of thousands of rupiah just for transportation from the airport to the hotel, it's better to Rent A Car without Driver in Yogyakarta. Rental rates for Avanza car are around IDR 300.000/24 hours.

Another option is car rental + tour packages. So, as soon as we landed in Jogja, we immediately traveled, then we will be escorted to the hotel for free. This can be done if we arrive in the morning.

One-way tour packages are Borobudur Temple - Kaliurang (Ullen Sentalu Museum, The Lost World Castle, Stonehenge Jogja, etc.) - Prambanan Temple. Other tour packages are Kalibiru - Borobudur Temple - city tour. It costs around IDR 450.000/car, including driver and fuel. We will then be escorted to the hotel at no extra cost. So, we will save time and transportation costs rather than going to a hotel first and then traveling.

The same trick can be done for the reverse route (from the hotel to the airport). Take a tour package, return transfer to the airport.

Click Rent A Car with Tour Package in Yogyakarta to see all-in car rentals in Jogja and the tour packages they offer. Please remember that we must book at the car rental at least the day before arrival.