How to go from Yogyakarta International Airport (YIA) to the city centre

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Transportasi Bandara YIA
Yogyakarta Airport Train

Hii travellers, welcome to my blog. In this article, i would like to give you a guidance about how to go from New Yogyakarta International Airport (YIA) to the city centre. For your information, right now we have already a new airport in Yogyakarta. But the new airport is located aroud 2 hours from the city centre. Unlike the old airport (Adisutjipto International Airport) that located only 30 minutes from the city centre by car.

Location of New Yogyakarta International Airport

Yogyakarta International Airport (YIA) is located in Temon District, Kulon Progo Region, Yogyakarta Province. This new airport was bulit to replace the old airport (Adisutjipto Airport) that has been over capacity.

The Yogyakarta International Airport is located out of the city centre, in Kulon Progo Region that closer to the border between Yogyakarta Province and Central Java Province. If we go by a private car, it will take around 2 hours. You may check the location in this maps.

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Transportation Option from Yogyakarta International Airport (YIA)

There are several transportation option from Yogyakarta International Airport to the city centre. And there are some drop off point, so please choose which one is closer to your accomodation.

  1. Yogyakarta Airport Train (IDR 25.000)
  2. Shuttle Bus (IDR 50.000 – IDR 70.000)
  3. Airport Taxi / Online Taxi ( +- IDR 300.000 )

There are difference benefit for each transportation option, especially in price, flexibility, and drop off point.

Yogyakarta Airport Train is the the cheapest option.

Yeah, compared to the other option, airport train is the cheapest one. It takes only 45 minutes from Wojo Station to Yogyakarta Tugu Central Station. One think that you need to consider. The airport train station is not located excactly in the airport. So you have to go by shuttle bus (called Damri) to go from the airport to Wojo Station. Wojo Train Station is the nearest local station from Yogyakarta International Airport (YIA).

There will be a shuttle bus standby in front of airport to take you to go to airport train. And the shuttle will cost you IDR 20.000.

Yogyakarta Airport train to Yogyakarta.
Yogyakarta Airport Train

Things to know about Yogyakarta Airport Train

If you choose to take an airport train, these are the points that you should know before :

1. Airport Train Guidance

When you arrive in New Yogyakarta International Airport, just go out to the parking area. Find the Damri mini buses. It is very easy to find it when you go out to the parking area. Ask the staff which bus is going to Wojo Station.

From New Yogyakarta International Airport (YIA) to Wojo train station is just 15 minutes. After you arrived in the Wojo Train Station just buy the ticket to Yogyakarta Tugu Central Station (YK). It is not complicated, in this station there is only 2 line. Just stand by in the line which is going to Yogyakarta Central Station (YK). As my experience, the train had to stop in Wates Station, which is half way to YK Station.

From Yogyakarta Central Station (YK) there are so many option to continue your journey to your hotel or accomodation. There are Taxi, Gojek/Grab, rickshaw, Trans Jogja Bus. Online Taxi like Gojek / Grab is the best option, but this online taxi cannot enter the station, you have to walk around 300 meter to Hotel Neo. In front of this hotel then you can order Gojek/Grab via application.

Shuttle Damri di Stasiun Wojo
Airport Shuttle looks like.
2. Yogyakarta Airport Train Schedule

Before your arrival to Yogyakarta International Airport (YIA), it will be a good idea if you check the train schedule. You can check it in KAI Access apps. Basically in Wojo Station there is not only Aiport Train running everyday but also local train connecting Yogyakarta to other cities. Actually you can take this option too, no need to wait for the specific airport train.

Yogyakarta Airport Train Schedule to Yogyakarta City
Schedule of train in KAI Access Apps
3. Consider these things :

So before you take the airport train option, consider this things, 15 minutes by shuttle from YIA airport to Wojo Station. Then 45 minutes from Wojo Station to Yogyakarta Tugu Central Station (YK) plus the waiting time.

Also please you have to consider to load and unload your luggage for several times. If you think this okay for you, you can choose the aiport train as a good option for you. If not, so read the next article.

Baca juga : Pilihan Transportasi Bandara YIA

Airport Shuttle from Yogyakarta International Airport (YIA)

Beside of airport train, you can also go to the city centre from Yogyakarta International Airport (YIA) by shuttle. You can find the shuttle bus in parking area of the airport.

Those are 2 companies operate this transportation, those are Damri and Satelqu. These companies has several drop off option. So, you can look at the google maps, see and choose which one is the nearest to go to your accomodation. If you do not have idea, you may ask the shuttle staff, located in a counter before you go out from the airport, or you can even ask and pay the ticket with the driver directly.

So these are the drop off option :

Damri drop off point :

  1. Adi Sutjipto International Airport (old airport)
  2. Grand Inna Hotel Malioboro (exactly in the city centre)
  3. Giwangan Bus Terminal
  4. Limaran Hotel
  5. Galeria Mall
  6. Damri Bus Station

Satelqu Drop off point :

  1. Adi Sutjipto International Airport (old airport)
  2. Giwangan Bus Terminal
  3. Jombor Bus Terminal
  4. Hotel UC UGM
  5. Hotel Gran Keisha
  6. Jogja Expo Centre

The rate for both shuttle is around IDR 50.000 to IDR 70.000 depends on the drop off point. It will take around 1,5 – 2 hours depend on the traffic. And please double makesure with the shuttle staff, which drop off point is closer to your accomodation in Yogyakarta City.

TAXI is more expensive, but if you are in group or prefer to be in private, it can be your best option.

There are many taxi company operate in New Yogyakarta International Airport (YIA). The normal rate is around IDR 300.000 to go to city centre. Of course it is more expensive, but if you come in a group more than 2 people it will be worth it.

And by taxi, you can go directly to your hotel without too many stops. You can find many taxi company in the counters in transport station inside the airport before you go out from the airport. It is easy to find. Remember that the price is around IDR 300.000.

Or if you do not want to order a reguler taxi, you can also book the online taxi like Gojek or Grab via apps. The price is more fair, depend on the destination. It also available in airport area.

Other Transport Service in YIA

So, I can recommend you a transport service to pick you up from the airport. You can even make a deal before your arrival in Yogyakarta International Airport. This transport service is operated by BorobudurPrambanan.com . You can check the detail in this link. They will give you an exact price of IDR 300.000 to all place inside Yogyakarta City.

They have option also if you want to continue your journey to other city near by Yogyakarta such as Surakarta (Solo), Semarang, or Magelang.

Yogyakarta International Airport to Yogyakarta city centre

And if you need a tour service in Yogyakarta City, it is also a good idea to contact BorobudurPrambanan.com , they have a good review in Trip Advisor and Airbnb. You can contact them by phone or whatsaap on +62 811 2650 111.

Enjoy your trip in Special Region of Yogyakarta…

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