There are many transportation options to Bromo that can be used, both by road and air. Moreover, with toll roads connecting various cities and regions, including the toll road to Bromo, you can even drive your own car to Bromo. For tourists who want to visit Bromo by plane or train, they can transit in Malang City / Surabaya City. This is because these two cities have the closest access to the airport and train station near Mount Bromo. For a more complete explanation regarding travel instructions to Bromo, you can see below
Transportation options to Bromo
To determine the optimal and comfortable travel option to Bromo, you need to pay attention to several things, such as the distance from where you live to Bromo, the duration of the trip, and the transportation fare you choose. The farther from where you live, the more expensive the transportation costs will be and the longer the travel time will be.
Like if you fly from outside East Java/outside Java, you must use at least 2 types of transportation, namely air and road. transport. For those who use the train, they still need land transportation from Malang/Surabaya station to Bromo.
To travel from the station to Bromo, there are also several options, for example public transportation or car rental services. Both have unmatched advantages and disadvantages, ranging from price, practicality, to efficiency. So, you need to think about the best type of transportation that suits your wishes and budget. Below are the types of transportation to Bromo that you can use.
If you live far from Bromo and don’t want to spend a lot of time traveling, this airline is the choice. Choose the best. As we explained previously, if you fly to Bromo, you can depart from anywhere and transit via the city of Malang/Surabaya.
If you get off at Surabaya Airport (Juanda Surabaya International Airport), you must continue your journey by land to Bromo. You can take a bus from Surabaya to Probolinggo station, then take an angkot heading to Sukapura and arrive at the Bromo Sukapura entrance.
From Juanda Airport, you can also take Travel Juanda Malang, then continue your journey to public transportation in Tumpang. From Tumpang, you can take public transportation again to Gubuk Klakah (the entrance to Bromo via Malang).
If you think this is too complicated because you have to change transportation after boarding, you can use a car rental service or take the Bromo Flight Package from Surabaya. When choosing the Bromo package from Surabaya, you will be picked up directly at the airport according to your flight schedule.
Just like taking a plane, if you decide to take the train to Bromo, you also need to transit/get off at Malang/Surabaya station. Because these two stations are both large stations, there are many routes/directions from various areas.
If you want to get off in Surabaya (Pasar Turi station), you still need to continue your journey by land to Bromo (transit station). like when flying).
If you choose to get off at Malang (Kota Baru Station), you can continue from Malang Station to Bromo using public transportation to Tumpang, then take public transportation again to Gubuk Klakah. If you don’t want the hassle, when you leave the station you can use Malang Car Rental to drive to Bromo or take the Bromo Tour Package from Malang (includes transportation and Bromo entry ticket).
The next option is to take the bus. Currently there are several types of buses that you can use. From regular or premium buses. You can choose the direct route to Probolinggo and after arriving at Probolinggo Station, you can take other transportation to Sukapura. Or you can also get off the bus in Malang and continue your journey to Tumpang. Below is a list of buses that you can take, including ticket prices and route details:
Akas Bus: Fares range from IDR 20,000 to IDR 78,000. Depart from Purabaya Station Line 12, then go straight to the cities of Banyuwangi, Probolinggo and Jember.
Ladju Patas Bus, East Java: Tickets are sold between IDR 50,000 to IDR 60,000. The first departure departs from Purabaya Terminal line 5, then continues to Probolinggo.
Kramat Djati Bus: bus tickets from IDR 350,000 to IDR 455,000. The line departs from Harjamukti Station, then continues to Situbondo, Probolinggo and Banyuwangi.
Arriving in Probolinggo, the journey can be continued by public transportation to the Sukapura entrance, Cemoro Lawang. When you arrive at this entrance, you can rent a jeep to go to the Mount Bromo tourist area.
Naik Travel offers a direct route to Malang/Pasuruan/Probolinggo which could be a cheap option. In fact, now there are a number of travel agencies that offer direct travel routes to Bromo. Departing from Surabaya, Malang and several other areas. You can find travel rentals at Goajomblang.com.
The last option that is currently trending for holidays is to take a private car to Bromo, you can take the toll road that connects many areas in Bromo. If you decide to go to Bromo by car, you can take several routes, namely:
Via Batu Malang, Via Pasuruan, Bromo Route via Nongkojajar Pasuruan, Bromo Route from Probolinggo Sukapura.
If you start from Surabaya, of course you should choose the route to Malang or Probolinggo.
Probolinggo: Possible tourist routes start from Surabaya, Bangil, Sidoarjo, Probolinggo, Pasuruan, Cemara Lawang to see Mount Bromo. This applies to tourists who ride motorbikes or cars.
Malang: The route starts from Surabaya via the Surabaya Toll Road to the Gempol Toll Road. Then continue along the Pandaan Toll Road to Malang or you can also take the Sidoarjo Toll Road to Malang City. This route is intended for four-wheeled vehicle drivers, especially cars.
If using a private vehicle, it is best to leave at 22.00 from the city of Surabaya. It takes around 3-4 hours to reach Bromo.
If you bring a private vehicle, please ensure that the car or motorbike you bring is in prime condition. The reason is because the vehicle will pass through a lot of steep terrain so it will be very difficult to overtake.
Need to rent a jeep in Bromo
If you have decided which means of transportation you want to use to get to Mount Bromo, you still need another means of transportation to get to the Bromo tourist area. Maybe you know that when traveling to Bromo you must use the Bromo Jeep Rental service.
This regulation applies to all tourists, including tourists who bring their own cars. This is related to the safety and security of tourists, because Bromo’s terrain is very steep and not all vehicles are able to pass through the steep, narrow, winding roads, with lots of inclines, with ravines and cliffs on both sides. For this reason, the Bromo Tourism Management Agency (TNBTS) asks all tourists to use the jeep rental services available at several Bromo entrances.