New 2015 Train Timetable

Last updated: February 21, 2015
1 April Fools Day

The Indonesian train timetable is changing on 1 April 2015. Yes, seriously.


Earlier this week, the Indonesian train operator announced a new train timetable would take effect on 1 April 2015. And no, it’s not an April Fools Day joke; Indonesia doesn’t do April Fools Day.

You can compare old and new times here; below is an example.

train-times-yogyakarta-surabaya
Sancaka Sore travel time – was 4 hours 44 minutes, now 5 hours 21 minutes

The observant will notice that many trains now have a longer (not shorter) travel time. The official press release attributes this to various factors, including better matching the schedule with local trains in e.g. Jakarta to avoid congestion and:

Addition of travel time to better ensure the timeliness

Malioboro Ekspres daytime train

The press release also lists 50 additional passenger services, including a new (and the only) daytime train from Yogyakarta to Malang, plus extra services between Jakarta and Cirebon.

If you would like to book an Indonesian train, please send an enquiry.



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