Day 6: KA Mutiara Timur Malam DAMRI Bus from Gilimanuk to Denpasar

NOTE: This journey is part of the KA Mutiara Timur Malam overnight train service from Surabaya Gubeng to Denpasar. The ferry and bus transfer from Banyuwangi Baru is included in the ticket fare, treated as a through train service, though you could piece the journey together yourself if you really wanted to.

After meeting the staff once we got off the ferry, we were led to the bus by them.

The Isuzu Elf minibus to get us to Denpasar, with the sign stating “Angkutan PT Kereta Api” for train passengers.

The views on the right side of the bus are better, but they were already taken since the bus picked up some passengers who were interested in the service and got there earlier than us train passengers, so, oh well.

Before the bus departed, the driver collected all our tickets. When I requested to keep it for myself, he said to ask him for it at the end of the journey. Reluctantly, I handed over my ticket.


Passing by the Gilimanuk Bus Terminal. This bus does not stop here.


The views from my seat.

The road between Gilimanuk and Denpasar are all single laned, so there was some scary overtaking involved, but I remained alive.






The views along the way.

The bus stopped outside Terminal Ubung, where I initially thought it was the end of service but everyone except one passenger remained on board, so I did that too, solely to find out where the bus would end at.

The taxi drivers tried to convince us that “bus finish here” but it didn’t really work.


Passing by parts of Denpasar city, where some passengers made request stops at. It was nerer to my hotel, but I wanted to find out the full routing of the bus.

The jams along the way.


The bus service ended at the DAMRI bus depot, named the Perum DAMRI Denpasar. We arrived just slightly before 10.30am, a full 1 hour earlier than the stated time of 11.30am on the train ticket.

The Perum DAMRI Denpasar is located at Jl. P. Diponegoro No. 149, Dauh Puri Klod, Denpasar Bar., Kota Denpasar, Bali 80114, Indonesia, so it’s a good alternative which is actually slightly closer to the civilization in Kota Denpasar and if you are heading onwards to Ubud, Kuta or Nusa Dua, don’t want to get delivered to the taxi driver’s monopoly in Terminal Ubung.

Do also note that if you are travelling in reverse from Denpasar to Surabaya Gubeng, the departure time stated on the ticket is from the Perum DAMRI Denpasar and NOT Terminal Ubung.

A bigger bus is also on standby should there be more passengers.



From here, I walked a short distance away to get an Uber to my hotel.

NOTE: This journey is part of the KA Mutiara Timur Malam overnight train service from Surabaya Gubeng to Denpasar. The ferry and bus transfer from Banyuwangi Baru is included in the ticket fare, treated as a through train service, though you could piece the journey together yourself if you really wanted to.

Next post: Day 6: Perum DAMRI Denpasar

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