KRDE Minangkabau Express: Minangkabau International Airport (BIM) to Padang (Simpang Haru) by Train

With the on time arrival of my AirAsia flight from KL , I had a comfortable 1 hour to clear immigration and catch the Minangkabau Express to the city. Despite being the third airport link in Indonesia, the Minangkabau Express does not charge a premium Railink rate, but rather, just a slightly higher fare than normal … Continue reading KRDE Minangkabau Express: Minangkabau International Airport (BIM) to Padang (Simpang Haru) by Train

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KRDE Minangkabau Express : Minangkabau International Airport to Padang (Simpang Haru) by Train

The Minangkabau Express is Indonesia's third airport rail link after Medan's ARS Kualanamu and Jakarta's ARS Soekarno-Hatta. The service commenced operations on 1 May 2018, with President Joko Widodo officially inaugurating the line on 21 May 2018. Having predicted the opening date of the Minangkabau Express early this year, I purchased myself a cheap ticket on Indonesia AirAsia … Continue reading KRDE Minangkabau Express : Minangkabau International Airport to Padang (Simpang Haru) by Train

Soekarno-Hatta Airport Railink Services (ARS): Sudirman Baru (BNI City) to Jakarta Soekarno-Hatta International Airport by Train

After 3 fulfilling days of non-stop train rides, it's time for the fun to end as quickly as it started. I decided to get the Soekarno-Hatta Airport Railink Services (ARS) from Sudirman Baru back to Soekarno-Hatta International Airport (SHIA) despite the previous negative experience because, hey, it's a train. Sudirman station on the KRL Loop Line is … Continue reading Soekarno-Hatta Airport Railink Services (ARS): Sudirman Baru (BNI City) to Jakarta Soekarno-Hatta International Airport by Train

KA Argo Parahyangan Premium 10554: Jakarta Gambir to Bandung by Train

The Argo Parahyangan is a very popular cluster of train services running on the Jakarta Gambir - Bandung route with 8 pairs of regular services daily. To meet the growing capacity demands, the Argo Parahyangan Premium now operates 2 additional pairs of services on this route during peak periods such as weekends and holidays, with an … Continue reading KA Argo Parahyangan Premium 10554: Jakarta Gambir to Bandung by Train

Soekarno-Hatta Airport Railink Services (ARS): Jakarta Soekarno-Hatta International Airport to Sudirman Baru (BNI City) by Train

The Soekarno–Hatta Airport Railink Services (ARS) is Soekarno-Hatta International Airport's (SHIA) brand new dedicated airport railway line linking it with downtown Jakarta. The key purpose of this airport rail link is to cut travel time between the airport and downtown Jakarta, but in actual fact does the complete opposite. Tickets for the SHIA Railink can only be purchase … Continue reading Soekarno-Hatta Airport Railink Services (ARS): Jakarta Soekarno-Hatta International Airport to Sudirman Baru (BNI City) by Train

Ekspres Selatan: Johor Bahru to Gemas (and Kuala Lumpur) by Night Train

This post is about the travel experience onboard the Ekspres Selatan. Click here to visit the dedicated Ekspres Selatan information page. Since the cessation of KTM Intercity services in April, there is no more through train service between JB Sentral and KL Sentral. However, an overnight train combination still exists if you wish to travel at night, … Continue reading Ekspres Selatan: Johor Bahru to Gemas (and Kuala Lumpur) by Night Train

Day 40: Ekspres Selatan from Gemas to Johor Bahru

This post is about the travel experience onboard the Ekspres Selatan. Click here to visit the dedicated Ekspres Selatan information page. With the discontinuation of KTM Intercity trains on electrified lines, you now have to transfer at Gemas to the Ekspres Selatan for connections down south. I chose the earlier 43dn as it uses the newer ASC … Continue reading Day 40: Ekspres Selatan from Gemas to Johor Bahru