06 September 2016

From Surabaya To Yogyakarta By Train And Phoenix Hotel Yogyakarta

Somehow I really love travelling interstate with train.  Although our train system is not as good as any other developed countries like Japan for example.  But it is sufficient enough.  The train is named Sancaka train from Surabaya Gubeng to Yogyakarta.  It will take about 5 and half hours from Surabaya to Yogyakarta, roughly about the same amount when you catch the plane including the waiting time and the travelling time to airport.  There are two types of carriage or seat available: Executive (first class) and Business (second class).  If you have enough or have some more spare money for transportation fee, it is always better to get that executive class carriage.  It has an air condition, arm rest seats, and no outside people allowed to enter these carriage to sell stuffs.  Not to worry too, you still can buy some food or drinks from the train staffs. 

Get your ticket in advance from the ticket counter, if you want to save the seat for the specific date especially around the public holiday or school holiday season.  Otherwise, should be plenty of seat available on the day travelling. 

Surabaya Gubeng Station

Waiting area is filled with live music (occasionally)

make sure you listen the announcement clearly when the train arrive

once the train on the track, you can start finding your carriage and seat showed on your ticket (Time given is not so long)

Business class

Rice box, we bought early near my home

Another rice box
If you don't prepare any food before boarding, no worries the train staffs will keep coming offering some meals or drinks or even light snacks.  Or otherwise, you can always find the restaurant carriage and order from there.

What a view!!

If you are getting off in any other stops beside the last stop, please make your way closer to the door or at least get yourself ready with all your belonging, because the time given to light or get into the train is not so much.

Jogjakarta - is the old spelling

Reception of Phoenix hotel

The Phoenix Hotel Yogyakarta - MGallery Collection
Jalan Jendral Sudirman No. 9, Cokrodiningratan, Jetis, Yogyakarta
Daerah Istimewa Yogyakarta 55233, Indonesia
Tel:  +62 274 566617

Stay tuned for the next blog still in Yogyakarta:
Gudeg Bu Djuminten And Malioboro Street

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