KA Lokal Bandung Raya: Bandung to Padaralang and Cicalengka by Train

The Lokal Bandung Raya is a series of frequent commuter trains plying the Padaralang – Bandung – Cicalengka route, with some trains even serving Purwakarta and Cibatu towards the start and end of the service day. Trains depart on average once or twice per hour to either terminals.

Tickets can be purchased from dedicated Go Show counters for local trains at Bandung station.

Tickets for local trains are open for sale 7 days before departure (H-7), but getting tickets on the spot for immediate departure on a Sunday wasn’t a problem. Tickets for local trains can only be purchased for journeys originating at the station of purchase.

My ticket for the 6-minute journey to Ciroyom. Flat fares of Rp.5,000 (~S$0.49) apply for the Lokal Bandung Raya regardless of distance travelled.

At the old Bandung station, enter the platforms through Door 1 for local trains.

Scan the code on your ticket before entering the platforms.

The Lokal Bandung Raya may use Track 1 or 2 at the old Bandung station.

My Lokal Bandung Raya arriving at Track 2.

The route map of the Lokal Bandung Raya found on board the train.

The Lokal Bandung Raya operates with Ekonomi AC (Lokal) coaches with a capacity of 106 passengers per coach.

The wider benches of seats are meant for 3 passengers.

Despite the subsidized fares, air-conditioning and power sockets are available for passengers.

The Ekonomi AC (Lokal) coaches are more than 50 years old but are still in good operating condition. This particular coach is manufactured in 1966.

No tourist activities or meals planned in Bandung – we spent all our time trainspotting at the level crossing after Ciroyom station. Welcome to a RailTravel Station kind of holiday.

PT KAI Train Ticket Booking Methods
For Eksekutif, Bisnis and Ekonomi AC only. All other tickets are only sold at stations where the train serves.

  • PT KAI counters
  • Online from PT KAI‘s ticketing website but foreign credit cards do not work
  • Online from Tiket.com – foreign credit cards accepted

Tickets are open for sale 30 to 90 days before departure, depending on train service.

Hotel Booking

Attractions Booking

  • Klook (Get FREE $4.30*/RM12.90* voucher for your first purchase when you sign up here! *subject to exchange rate)


  1. Update: Tickets for this particular train and Lokal Purwakarta-Cibatu is now available on KAi’s in-house app, KAI Access. But you have to sign up with tcash payment service just to pay for it. Thanks

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