YOGYAKARTA RAILWAY STATION TRANSFER
A Train Station Near Malioboro

Tugu Train Station is one of the entrances to Yogyakarta. Only 300 meters away from Jalan Malioboro. There are a lot of transportation options available to take you from Tugu Train Station.

Updated on 15 November 2019

1. BECAK (Pedicab)

Becak is a three-wheeled transportation you can find all around the city. In the past you can only find traditional pedalled becak, but now you can enjoy the power of motorized becak or bentor. If you are traveling in pairs or carrying a lot of luggage, becak can be a good option for you. The drivers in Tugu Train Station are easy to recognize. They wear yellow shirt vest with the name of their driver association written on the back. Should you want to ride one, it is worth noting that fare is decided through negotiation. So make sure that you do your best at bargaining. The closest tourist attractions you can visit using becak is Malioboro and around the North City Square and South City Square.

Where to find them
At the train station exit and outside the station's gate.

Fare
Starting from IDR 15,000 (to Malioboro)

Operational hours
24 hours

2. CONVENTIONAL OJEK

Ojek (motorcycle taxi) is a suitable option for solo travelers. The drivers can pick you and drive you until the Yogyakarta Station's drop off point. The ojek (motorcycle taxi) drivers at Lempuyangan Train Station usually wear blue vest. Just like becak, the fare for conventional ojek is also decided through negotiation.

Where to find them
At the train station exit and outside the station's gate.

Fare
Starting from IDR 10,000 (to Malioboro)

Operational hours
24 hours

3. ONLINE OJEK (Ojol)

In addition to the conventional one, travelers can also use online ojek or ojol. Ojol can drive you to the train station, but they cannot pick you up at the train station. The reason is that Tugu Train Station is one of the red zones where ojol are forbidden from picking up passengers. Passengers must walk for around 2 minutes (about 140 meters) to a spot across Hotel NEO Malioboro or 3 minutes (about 280 meters) to a spot in front of Gedongtengen Sub-precinct Police Station and order the transportation service there via the application.

Maximum travel distance
Go-Ride: 25 kilometers
GrabBike: Unlimited

Operational hours
24 hours

Fare
Determined by the application

4.JAS TAXI

Tugu Train Station is supported by an official taxi (yellow-plated) service provider named JAS TAXI. The fare is based on the travel distance and time calculated using a taximeter. JAS is suitable for group of travelers consisting of up to four persons. The cars used by the drivers are white Chevrolet Spin, Chevrolet Trax, and Alphard.

Where to find them
At the train station's parking lot or in front of Alfamart (a convenience store located near the train station).

Fare
IDR 3,900/kilometer for cars other than Alphard
IDR 4,800/kilometer for Alphard

Operational hours
24 hours

5. BLACK-PLATED TAXIS

You can find the counter for black-plated taxi services near the exit. This counter is organized by Tugu Train Station's Koperasi Serba Usaha (KSU). The officer at the counter will offer services to passengers exiting the train station. The vehicles used are not yellow-plated ones, but private cars such as Xenia, Avanza, Isuzu Panther, and APV. Compared to yellow-plated taxis, these cars can accommodate more passengers, ranging from 4 - 6 persons. If you place your order via this counter, you can simply mention your destination. After that, the officer will write it down, along with the cost you have to pay, on a receipt. However, if you are confident with your bargaining skills, you can directly meet the driver at the parking lot to strike a better deal.

Payment Counter
Towards the exit of the train station near the DAMRI bus counter.

Fare
Starting from IDR 50,000 per trip
Daily/city tour IDR 500,000 (maximum 10 hours)
Car Rental Services for IDR 75,000/hour for a trip within the city (minimum 3 hours)
Car Rental Services for IDR 100,000/hour for a trip out of the city (minimum 3 hours)

Operational hours
5.00 am - 8 pm
Black-plated taxis are operating 24 hours

6. ONLINE TAXI

Uber had indeed ceased its operation in Southeast Asia, however other online taxis, i.e. Go-Car and GrabCar, are still available. Go-Car can accommodate maximum 4 passengers, while GrabBike can accommodate up to six passengers (subject to seat availability, but most of them can accommodate at least 4). Just like online ojeks, online taxis cannot pick their passengers up within the area of Lempuyangan Train Station. However, they can still drive passengers into the station area. Passengers must walk for around 2 minutes (about 140 meters) to a spot across Hotel NEO Malioboro or 3 minutes (about 280 meters) to a spot in front of Gedongtengen Sub-precinct Police Station to reach the pick-up point.

Maximum travel distance
Go-Car: 70 kilometers
GrabCar: Unlimited

Operational hours
24 hours

Fare
Determined by the application

7. MOTORCYCLE RENT SERVICE

There are a lot of motorcycle rentals around Tugu Train Station. The closest one is east of Hotel NEO Malioboro. Should you want to check out other rentals, you can head to Jalan Sosrowijayan or Jalan Dagen by becak. You can contact the service provider before leaving for or when you are en route to Yogyakarta. These rentals are willing to deliver the motorcycles directly to the train station so that you can directly start your adventure right after arriving. These rentals are willing to deliver the motorcycles directly to the train station so that you can directly start your adventure right after arriving. Upon returning the rented vehicle, you will not have to waste your time and effort since an officer will be waiting for you at the train station.

8. CAR RENT SERVICE

In addition to motorcycle rentals, there are also some car rentals that can be found within the train station. These car rentals are always at the ready to serve 24 hours. Other car rental service providers can be found along Jalan Sosrowijayan and Jalan Dagen. Customers can directly come to these rentals or contact them to ask the car to be delivered to Tugu Train Station. A complete package comprising a car, fuel, and driver comes at a price starting from Rp500,000/12 hours for a Toyota Avanza.

For other references, see Rent A Car in Yogyakarta

9. BUS RENTAL

What about visiting in Ramadan? Travelers visiting in a large group can be at ease because renting a bus is as easy as renting a car. YogYes also provides a list of Rent A Bus in Yogyakarta and their phone numbers.

10. Trans Jogja BUSES

Trans Jogja are pleasant and comfortable city buses equipped with AC. These buses are the cheapest transportation to travel to and from Tugu Train Station. They will take you to places such as Kotagede, Condong Catur Bus Station, Beringharjo Traditional Market, etc. There are two Trans Jogja shelters near Tugu Train Station. The first is Halte Malioboro 1 and the second is Halte Jlagran.

Jlagran Shelter serves route 3A and 8

  • 3A: South of Tugu Train Station - Malioboro - Giwangan Bus Station - Kotagede - JEC - Adisutjipto International Airport - Condongcatur Bus Station - UGM - House of Raminten - South of Tugu Train Station
  • 8: South of Tugu Train Station - Godean - Jombor Bus Station - Tugu Train Station - Hotel Garuda - Malioboro - PASTY - PKU Muhammadiyah Hospital - South of Tugu Train Station

Malioboro Shelter serves route 1A, 2A, 3A and 8

  • 1A: Malioboro - Taman Pintar - Pakualaman - JEC - Adisutjipto International Airport - Prambanan Bus Station - Plaza Ambarukmo - XXI - Tugu - Northern Gate of Tugu Train Station - Malioboro
  • 2A: Malioboro - Taman Pintar - Kotagede - UGM - Condongcatur Bus Station - Jombor Bus Station - Monjali - Tugu - Malioboro
  • 3A: Malioboro - Giwangan Bus Station - Kotagede - JEC - Adisutjipto International Airport - Condongcatur Bus Station - UGM - House of Raminten - South of Tugu Train Station - Malioboro
  • 8: Malioboro - PASTY - PKU Muhammadiyah Hospital - South of Tugu Train Station - Godean - Jombor Bus Station - Stasiun Tugu - Hotel Garuda - Malioboro

Operational hours
5.30 am - 9.30 pm

Fare
IDR 3,500 (No need to pay again if you are transferring to another bus of different route. Don't hesitate to consult the officers if you need information on routes.)

11. DAMRI (Indonesian state owned public transit bus company) BUSES

Passengers dropping of at Tugu Train Station who want to continue their travel to other regions such as Muntilan, Magelang, and Borobudur can choose to ride the cheapest and most convenient mode of transportation for such purpose, DAMRI buses. It uses 11-seated micro Elfs equipped with AC.

DAMRI bus' route from Tugu Train Station
Tugu Train Station - Magelang (Hotel Wisata)
Magelang route schedule is every hour from 4 am - 7 am, 12 am - 5 pm, and 11 pm.

Payment Counter
Towards the exit of the train station near the counter of Special Region of Yogyakarta's Office of Tourism. Phone: +62 877 3837 7950.

Operational Hours
4.00 am - 11 pm

DAMRI buses fare

  • To Muntilan IDR 55.000
  • To Magelang IDR 55.000
  • To Borobudur IDR 75.000 (via Magelang route, passengers will be dropped off at Palbapang intersection where they will be picked up by a shuttle bus)

CONCLUSION

Based on the destination

  • Malioboro
    On foot
  • Malioboro or Beringharjo Traditional Market
    Trans Jogja, becak, conventional ojek, online ojek, online taxi, JAS Taxi, black-plated taxis, car rentals, motorcycle rentals.
  • Muntilan, Magelang, and Borobudur
    DAMRI bus, JAS Taxi, black-plated taxis, car rentals, motorcycle rentals.
  • Other cities
    JAS Taxi, black-plated taxis, car rentals, motorcycle rentals.

Based on the number of passengers

  • 1 - 2 person(s): Trans Jogja, becak, conventional ojek, online ojek (ojol).
  • 3 - 4 persons: Trans Jogja, online taxi, JAS Taxi, black-plated taxi, car rental.
  • 5 - 6 persons: Trans Jogja, black-plated taxi, car rental.

If you just want to go from the station to the hotel, becak, conventional ojek, online ojek, online taxi, JAS Taxi, and black-plated taxi are sufficient to accommodate your needs. However, if you want to visit tourist attractions after that, the best choice would be either car rental, motorcycle rental, or bus.