There are two most common methods of transportation to reach Bandung: by air and by land. Within Bandung itself it is quite interesting to see how transportation works.
Here pedestrians have to look out carefully to their left, right and front before crossing any junctions. "Give way to pedestrians" is a rare thing to see here. The so-called "traffic laws and signage" are there and nicely in place but their enforcement still requires a lot of improvement.
It is quite common to see public transport stop anywhere, which also gives you an advantage because you can hop on and hop off at any place you like. People can step on their brakes at anytime. A 2-lane road can squeeze three or even four cars side-by-side during traffic jams. Though traffic lights display a red colour, a few drivers might not stop right away, unless there are police officers in the vicinity.
What is Angkot? What about public bus? The answers can be found under "Within Bandung" below.
There is only one international airport in the city called Husein Sastranegara International Airport, which also serves domestic flights and it is located within the city. This airport is part of the other 14 Indonesian airports that provides visa on arrival facility.
A passenger service charge (airport tax) will be charged at the airport. It costs Rp. 75,000 for passengers travelling on international flights. For more about this please refer to the General Information Indonesia.
International Direct Flights
|Kuala Lumpur||Air Asia||Daily|
|Penang||Air Asia||Tue, Thu, Sat|
Tue, Thu, Sun
Currently Air Asia connects Bandung and three international destinations: Kuala Lumpur, Penang and Singapore. Kuala Lumpur to Bandung trip takes just slightly over 2 hours on a jet airplane, such as Airbus A320. Singapore to Bandung takes about 1 hour 45 minutes. Silk Air and Batavia also fly Singapore-Bandung. If you come from other countries besides Malaysia and Singapore and you would like to choose, whether you should take a connecting flight via Kuala Lumpur (LCC Terminal) or Singapore, may be you can consider this: transiting via Changi Airport of Singapore may be subject to additional random tight security check upon your arrival from Bandung, and again you will be tightly-security-screened prior to your next flight. (This "security check for transit passengers" doesn't exist in either Kuala Lumpur, or many other big airports in the world). Unless you are convenience of having two tight security checks for a short transit, Changi Airport still has better facilities for transit passengers.
The published one-way airfare from Kuala Lumpur starts from around RM (Ringgit Malaysia) 149 before additional charges. Singapore to Bandung starts from SGD 60. For the latest offers please check with Air Asia.
|Denpasar/Bali (via Surabaya)||Merpati||Daily|
Wings Air (Lion Air)
Wings Air (Lion Air)
Flying on similar planes like the B737 or A320 from Batam takes about 1 hour 35 minutes, from Surabaya it is 1 hour 10 minutes. Click on the "airlines" above for their contact details should you like to find their latest airfares.
Transportation from the airport to the city is mainly served by taxi. Further information about taxi services, including how much it costs is written under 'Land Transportation - Within Bandung' . If you decide to take public minibus/angkot from the airport, you need to walk out of the arrival terminal down to the nearest public road. This public minibus might not be a comfortable option if you are carrying a lot of luggage, though it is very cheap. Also see below for information on angkot.
Note: although the airline schedules above are updated monthly, still they can be changed anytime. Please check with the respective airlines for their latest timetables.