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 in the evening or at night from Tugu station in Yogyakarta and is always on time. The train is mostly occupied by locals; however, if you didn’t know this already, the 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 convenient 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, as this is where you’ll find 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), which was fantastic, and we even received snacks from a friend we made on the train.  

Train Tickets & Times

The train departs daily at night at 9:06 PM, 12:14 AM, and 1:31 AM. The entire ride takes about 6 hours to Malang. You can order tickets online via or get them at the train station. If you order them online, you’ll get an e-ticket that you have to scan while entering the Tugu train station.

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