Indonesian Train E-Tickets

Last updated: August 20, 2012
Train E-tickets

Finally! Indonesians trains have e-tickets.

In a long overdue but still unexpected move, railway operator Kereta Api Indonesia has introduced online booking and e-ticketing on its website.

train online booking advertisement

This is another sign of KAI management’s greater focus in recent times on customer service, comfort and convenience. As well as increasing the maximum advance booking period from 40 days to 90 earlier this year, KAI has stopped selling standing room tickets and banned smoking on all trains and station platforms.

As recently as a few years ago, customers could only buy tickets a maximum of 7 days in advance, and only from the station where the train departed from. Customers had to fill in a form to buy tickets, payment was cash-only, tickets were paper tickets, and this inefficient system resulted in long queues. Now, passengers can book tickets for any train on the website, pay by ATM/credit card and receive the tickets by email as a pdf/Acrobat Reader file.

However, foreign visitors to Indonesia wanting to book train tickets will still have a problem: the KAI website does not accept foreign credit cards.

Fortunately, Mau Ke Mana can assist people in this situation.

If you are interested in booking a train ticket, please fill in an enquiry form here.

Indonesian Train E-tickets and Online Booking

12 Comments on “Indonesian Train E-Tickets”

  1. BONHOMMET says:


    Can you tell us the price for 3 adult’s ticket Yogyakarta-Surabaya on agust 2013.
    Is there different class ?

    Best regards

    P. Bonhommet

  2. Chris says:

    Dear P. Bonhommet,

    Please fill in an enquiry form if you would like a quote.

    I would need to know a specific date in August, because prices vary according to the day of the week, proximity to public holidays, etc.

  3. viktor buissink says:

    Hi Iam wondering if it is possible to go from bogor, to kroya to purwokerto by train? I cannot find any info it this exists.and again from Purwokerto to Yogyakarta<thanks for your help, Viktor

  4. Chris says:

    Hi Viktor,

    Bogor is part of the Jakarta Rail network. No inter-city trains depart from Bogor. You would need to travel to Jakarta first, then continue to Purwokerto from there.

    There are several trains from Purwokerto to Yogyakarta. Please note that the train operator charges the same price for trains regardless of where you get on/off, so for shorter distances a bus trip is definitely cheaper and may be more suitable.

  5. viktor buissink says:

    Hi Chris, thanks for the info, veryhelpful, will take your advice and travel back to JKT, cheers

  6. Adeline says:

    Wish to book 3 tickets from Yogyakarta to malang on July 20 for executive seats. Please advised ticket price

  7. Chris says:

    Dear Adeline,

    If you would like a quote, please fill in the enquiry form. It has some small but important questions.

  8. Phuong Linh - Ms says:

    Wish to book 2 tickets from Jakarta to Yogyakarta on June 12 for executive seats of Taksaka Malam (20:40-04:06). Please advised ticket price.

  9. Chris says:

    Dear Ms Phuong Linh,

    If you would like a quote for that train, please fill in an enquiry. It has some small but important questions.

  10. Chris says:

    Starting 15 August 2014, train tickets will no longer be sold at train stations, except for last-minute sales to replace no shows (go show) and concession tickets (for seniors, veterans, etc).

    It remains to be seen whether offline sales and paper tickets will return for the end of Ramadan peak season, as happened this year.

  11. Bhanu Raman says:

    Where can I get train routes and timings, online?

    Is it possible to take a train trip from bali to Yogyakarta and back in a single day?

    Please let me know pricing of economy train ticket from bali to Yogyakarta, single passenger, return.

  12. Chris says:

    Hi Bhanu Raman,

    You asked:

    Where can I get train routes and timings, online?

    Here are the edited highlights:

    The train you seem interested in is called Sri Tanjung, an economy train which departs Banyuwangi (the train station next to the Java-Bali ferry terminal) at 06:30 and arrives in Yogyakarta at 19:00.

    Is it possible to take a train trip from bali to Yogyakarta and back in a single day?

    A one-way trip takes 15 hours, so no, it isn’t possible in a day.

    Please let me know pricing of economy train ticket from bali to Yogyakarta, single passenger, return.

    Rp57 500 ($US5) – economy class trains are subsidised, so are cheaper. However they aren’t so comfortable.

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