After completing my journey From London to Singapore in 40 Days, I figured that the journey could be further extended with transport options south of Singapore. Sure, Sentosa was the touristy *cringe* southernmost point of “continental Asia” (which is untrue by the way) and of my trip, but that’s not the most inspiring place to be.
The neighbouring country south of Singapore is Indonesia, with frequent ferries linking Singapore with Batam Island. And since it’s Indonesia, why not continue the journey to reach the next railway network to see how far I can go?
I’ve actually thought of this trip on the train ride to Bangkok during my trip From London to Singapore in 40 Days since everything was getting familiar and there wasn’t much adventure left (recap here), and so I made it a point not to fly till I actually go on this trip so that the journey from London remains unbroken on land. Although I did fly for a working trip during my “10-month transit in Singapore”, it was a return flight so it kind of cancels itself out since I didn’t fly one way and take the train back. And surprisingly, I’ll be embarking on this continuation trip faster than I expected.
Follow my journey:
- Purchasing PELNI Tickets from the PELNI Batam Office
- Day 1: Batam Fast from Singapore (HarbourFront Centre) to Batam (Batam Centre)
- Day 1: Trans Batam Corridor 05 from Batam Centre to Batu Ampar Port
- Day 1: Boarding the PELNI KM Kelud at Batu Ampar Port
- Day 1: PELNI KM Kelud from Batam (Batu Ampar) to Jakarta (Tanjung Priok)
- Day 2: PELNI KM Kelud from Batam (Batu Ampar) to Jakarta (Tanjung Priok)
- Day 2: Disembarking from the KM Kelud at the Port of Tanjung Priok
- Day 2: Transjakarta Corridor 12 from Tanjung Priok to Jakarta Kota
- Day 1-2: The PELNI KM Kelud from Batam to Jakarta
- Day 3: Covering the Tanjung Priok – Gambir Stretch by KRL
- Day 3: Getting to Gambir Railway Station with KRL and Transjakarta
- Day 3-4: KA Gajayana from Jakarta Gambir to Malang
- Day 4: Purchasing Train Tickets at the Go Show Counter
- Day 4: KA Bima from Malang to Surabaya Gubeng
- Day 4: KA Komuter SuPor from Surabaya Gubeng to Surabaya Kota
- Day 4: KA KRD Kertosono from Surabaya Kota to Surabaya Gubeng
- Day 5: KA Rapih Dhoho from Surabaya Gubeng to Kertosono
- Day 5: KA Rapih Dhoho from Kertosono to Surabaya Gubeng
- Day 5-6: KA Mutiara Timur Malam from Surabaya Gubeng to Banyuwangi Baru (and onwards to Denpasar)
- Day 6: KA Mutiara Timur Malam ASDP Ferry from Ketapang (Banyuwangi Baru) to Gilimanuk
- Day 6: KA Mutiara Timur Malam DAMRI Bus from Gilimanuk to Denpasar
- Day 6: Perum DAMRI Denpasar
- Day 6: Sightseeing at Kota Denpasar
- Day 7: Sightseeing at Bajra Sandhi Monument & Sanur
- Day 7: Sightseeing at Melasti Beach – The Southernmost Point of Bali
- Day 7: Sightseeing at Bukit Doa & Kuta Beach
- Day 7: KLM Royal Dutch Airlines KL836 from Denpasar-Bali to Singapore by Boeing 777-300ER (Orange Pride Livery)
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.
- Klook (Get FREE $4.30*/RM13.00* voucher for your first purchase when you sign up here! *subject to exchange rate)