The Train from Yogyakarta to Malang (Malioboro) The Train from Yogyakarta to Malang (Malioboro)

The Train from Yogyakarta to Malang (Malioboro)

The Malioboro Train from Yogyakarta to Malang is the best way to get from city to city. This 8-hour ride is very comfortable for Asian standards. The route is even faster than with the car since the train is almost a direct ride to Malang. This train is a great way of transport during your Java Route. It has a couple of very short stops in between.

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Train Yogyakarta to Malang

The Malioboro Express train departs at 7:45 AM and 8:45 PM from Tugu station in Yogyakarta and is always on time. Expect a train mostly occupied by locals. If you didn’t know this already, Javanese people are one of the friendliest in Indonesia.

There is an AC in every cabin, the seats are just fine and you can store your luggage in the overhead compartment. You can take a suitcase but this has to stay on the walking path, which is not the most friendly for other passengers.

Every four seats have two power plugs so you can charge your phone, tablet, or laptop. There are good toilets in every cabin. The whole train is clean and kept clean throughout the whole train ride.

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The Train from Yogyakarta to Malang (Malioboro)

In Malang are two stations, make sure to get off at the last one. This is where you see Jodipan, the colorful rainbow village of Java.

Food on the Malioboro train

Once in a while, a trolly with two staff members passes who offer you an assortment of water, coffee, soft drinks, snacks, and Indonesian food. The Indonesian food costs us 25.000 IDR (1.70 USD) was fantastic and we even received snacks from a friend we made on the train.  

Train tickets & train times

The train departs daily at 7:45 AM and 8:45 PM. The entire ride takes almost 8 hours to Malang. You can order tickets online via You will get an e-ticket that you have to scan while entering the Tugu train station.

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  • Maui and Trizzy

    Thanks for this straightforward article! Making our way to Indonesia soon and making stop to Central and East Java. We were nervous there won’t be enough research on transporting from one to the other but glad we came across yours! Thanks so much. Safe travels
    – Maui and Trizzy

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