Medan Kuala Namu Railink U13: Medan Kuala Namu International Airport to Medan City Railink Station by Airport Train

From my early arrival with Indonesia AirAsia QZ125 from KL, I rushed off to the Airport Railway Station at Kuala Namu Interntional Airport in the hopes of getting an earlier train which will save me an hour of waiting time. While it's the same Railink company as Jakarta, trains in Medan are less frequent during non-peak … Continue reading Medan Kuala Namu Railink U13: Medan Kuala Namu International Airport to Medan City Railink Station by Airport Train

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

After a short 2-night stay in Padang, it was time to head back in the morning of the third day. I had two options to get to the airport - the Minangbakau Express which will get me there more than 2 hours early for my flight, or a Grab to the airport which would be … Continue reading KRDE Minangkabau Express: Padang (Simpang Haru) to Minangkabau International Airport (BIM) by Train

Kayu Tanam Exploration: Disused but Intact Rack-and-Pinion Railway Line in Indonesia

With slightly more than 3 hours to wait for the return train back to Lubuk Alung, it was more than enough time for me to explore a small section of the rack-and-pinion railway which used to take passengers all the way to Sawahlunto just after Kayu Tanam Railway Station. I would have loved to continue … Continue reading Kayu Tanam Exploration: Disused but Intact Rack-and-Pinion Railway Line in Indonesia

Railbus Lembah Anai: Lubuk Alung to Kayu Tanam by Train

The Railbus Lembah Anai is the third railbus service in Indonesia, plying the partially revived line between Lubuk Alung and Kayu Tanam. This service provides a Public Service Obligation (PSO) link to the smaller towns on the way to Bukit Tinggi as far as possible, up till the start of the disused rack-and-pinion railway after Kayu Tanam … Continue reading Railbus Lembah Anai: Lubuk Alung to Kayu Tanam by Train

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

AirAsia AK406: Kuala Lumpur to Padang by Airbus A320neo

Connecting from my flight from Singapore, I had slightly more than 2 hours to connect to my next flight to Padang, AK406, departing at 11.00am from klia2. With no checked-in baggage, this procedure was rather easy. I headed to the transfer counter to reprint my boarding pass. However, if you have already printed your boarding … Continue reading AirAsia AK406: Kuala Lumpur to Padang by Airbus A320neo