Singapore to Bali by Land and Sea: A 7-day mini-adventure for under $500!

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After having read all my posts on my trip from Singapore to Bali by Land and Sea, you might think that I’ve spent a lot on this trip considering that I’ve travelled in First Class on the ship from Batam to Jakarta, in Eksekutif Class on all long-distance trains and slept in hotels instead of hostels while not on the move.

However, tickets alone, including my additional unplanned train joyrides, car rental with driver in Bali and airfare back to Singapore, costed me just S$498.68.

Let me show you how.

NOTE: This amount does not include my expenditure on food and souvenirs, which was minimal anyway.

Day 1: Batam Fast from Singapore (HarbourFront Centre) to Batam (Batam Centre)

Singapore to Bali Day 1 BatamFast HarbourFront to Batam Centre 08

Price in Singapore Dollars: S$25

Day 1: Trans Batam Corridor 05 from Batam Centre to Batu Ampar Port

Singapore to Bali Day 1 Trans Batam Batam Centre to Batu Ampar 02

Price in Indonesian Rupiah: Rp. 4,000
Price in Singapore Dollars: S$0.42

Day 1-2: The PELNI KM Kelud from Batam to Jakarta

Singapore to Bali Day 1 PELNI KM Kelud Batu Ampar Tanjung Priok 43

Price in Indonesian Rupiah: Rp. 994,000
“Additional fee” in Indonesian Rupiah: Rp. 100,000
Price in Singapore Dollars: S$104.11 + S$10.50

Day 2: Transjakarta Corridor 12 from Tanjung Priok to Jakarta Kota

Singapore to Bali Day 2 Tanjung Priok to City 10

Price in Indonesian Rupiah (TransJakarta): Rp. 3,500
Price in Indonesian Rupiah (KRL): Rp. 3,000
Price in Singapore Dollars: S$0.37 + S$0.32

Overnight in Jakarta: S$26.53

Day 3: Covering the Tanjung Priok – Gambir Stretch by KRL

Singapore to Bali Day 3 Jakarta KRL 43

Price in Indonesian Rupiah (KRL): Rp. 3,000
Price in Indonesian Rupiah (KRL): Rp. 3,000
Price in Singapore Dollars: S$0.32 + S$0.32

Day 3: Getting to Gambir Railway Station with KRL and Transjakarta

Singapore to Bali Day 3 Access to Gambir 15

Price in Indonesian Rupiah (KRL): Rp. 3,000
Price in Indonesian Rupiah (TransJakarta): Rp. 3,500
Price in Singapore Dollars: S$0.32 + S$0.37

Day 3-4: KA Gajayana from Jakarta Gambir to Malang

Singapore to Bali Day 3 Gajayana Jakarta Gambir to Malang 17

Price in Indonesian Rupiah: Rp. 535.000 + Rp. 14.500 Tiket.com booking fee – Rp. 100.000 discount code = Rp. 449.500
Price in Singapore Dollars (POSB’s rate): S$48.77

Day 4: KA Bima from Malang to Surabaya Gubeng

Singapore to Bali Day 4 Bima Malang to Surabaya Gubeng 21

Price in Indonesian Rupiah: Rp. 60,000
Price in Singapore Dollars: S$6.30

Day 4: KA Komuter SuPor from Surabaya Gubeng to Surabaya Kota

Singapore to Bali Day 4 Komuter SuSi Surabaya Gubeng to Surabaya Kota 06

Price in Indonesian Rupiah: Rp. 5,000
Price in Singapore Dollars: S$0.53

Day 4: KA KRD Kertosono from Surabaya Kota to Surabaya Gubeng

Singapore to Bali Day 4 KRD Kertosono Surabaya Kota to Surabaya Gubeng 01

Price in Indonesian Rupiah: Rp. 10,000
Price in Singapore Dollars: S$1.05

Day 5: KA Rapih Dhoho from Surabaya Gubeng to Kertosono

Singapore to Bali Day 5 Rapih Dhoho Surabaya Gubeng to Kertosono 07

Price in Indonesian Rupiah: Rp. 12,000
Price in Singapore Dollars: S$1.26

Day 5: KA Rapih Dhoho from Kertosono to Surabaya Gubeng

Singapore to Bali Day 5 Rapih Dhoho Kertosono to Surabaya Gubeng 06

Price in Indonesian Rupiah: Rp. 12,000
Price in Singapore Dollars: S$1.26

Day 5-6: KA Mutiara Timur Malam from Surabaya Gubeng to Denpasar

Singapore to Bali Day 5 Mutiara Timur Malam Surabaya Gubeng to Banyuwangi Baru 16
Singapore to Bali Day 6 Ferry Ketapang to Gilimanuk 08
Singapore to Bali Day 6 DAMRI Bus Gilimanuk to Denpasar 01

Price in Indonesian Rupiah: Rp. 290.000 + Rp. 14.500 Tiket.com booking fee – Rp. 40.000 discount code = Rp. 264.500
Price in Singapore Dollars (POSB’s rate): S$28.71

Day 7: Car Rental with Driver in Bali for Sightseeing

Singapore to Bali Day 7 Denpasar 54

Price in Indonesian Rupiah: Rp. 300.000
Price in Singapore Dollars: S$31.50

Day 7: KLM Royal Dutch Airlines from Bali to Singapore

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Price in Singapore Dollars: S$132.89

Food-wise, you can get really satisfying local meals for around Rp. 30,000 (S$3.15), and that’s already on the high side based on local prices. So this experience didn’t really break the bank as well, and I recommend you do it to. After all, how else can you say that you travelled by ship, in the most authentic sense of the word, from Singapore to Jakarta and Bali?

On top of that, the upper classes of the PELNI ships have all been removed except for the KM Kelud, KM Tidar & KM Tatamailau, so if you want to try out the First Class, you’d better plan your trip now for it is not known if PELNI will finally convert these 3 ships’ upper classes to Economy just like they’ve done to all their other 23 ships.

Given the time and opportunity, I would willingly do this all over again in a blink of an eye.

Revisit my journey from Singapore to Bali by Land and Sea here!

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