Indonesia Public Transportation: A Small Guidance for You
When you have a leisure time to visit my country, or maybe you have some business at my place, this small guidance maybe useful for you.
Welcome to Indonesia
When you go abroad, one question that may arise in your mind is about the public transportation that you can use from one place to another place during your trip. Maybe you need a map to show your route and a guidance hand-book to guide you everywhere you go. You may also be wondering about the price of each public transportation that you will use. It is commonly a problem when you do not have any idea about it.
When you have a leisure time to visit my country, or maybe you have some business to do at my place, this small guidance maybe useful for you.
Angkot: The Common Local Transportation
Indonesia have various public transportation which you can find in every regions throughout Indonesia area. The most common local transportation is what we call "Angkutan Umum" (or in abbreviation "Angkot" or Public Transportation). This Angkot can be found in each big cities and districts in Indonesia. They usually are mini-buses made from Japan. The rate is not more than 5,000 rupiahs only. If the driver ask you for more rupiahs, it means the driver cheat you. The Angkot's route is always from one terminal to other terminal. You have to read the route on the Angkot's front body.
It is three wheels vehicles with no machine. A driver usually paddle the becak at the back side and the passenger sit at the front side of the becak. This local transportation can only be found at small cities or towns in Indonesia. For you who want to go by becak should first ask and bid for the rate. For further information, the rate in general is around 5,000 to 20,000 rupiahs based upon distance to be traveled. The becak is relatively more flexible because you can rent it daily with the driver.
Ojek is a motorcycle with its driver that can be found in big and small cities or towns in Indonesia. The Ojek can take you everywhere with relatively cheap price based on the distance of your travel. Usually, the rate is around 5,000 to 30,000 rupiahs.
Cart only can be found in tourism area in Indonesia. Not every region has this kind of public transportation. Cart can be found in Yogyakarta, for example. The rate is not too expensive. The driver will charge you only 5,000 to 10,000 rupiahs.
Kalimantan, because almost half of their area are rivers. There are two kind of boats in these areas: speed boat and "jukung" (boat with no machine). The rate is always depend on the distance of the traveled. Speed boat surely is more expensive than the jukung rate.
Finally, off course you can travel with domestic airplane, buses or trains. But, the above are the most common you find in every cities or towns in Indonesia. Welcome to Indonesia, my friends !