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Jakarta - Surabaya Jakarta - Bandung Jakarta - Yogyakarta & Solo Yogyakarta - Solo Bandung - Yogyakarta & Solo - Surabaya Surabaya - Probolinggo - Banyuwangi (for Bali) It's easy to travel by train & ferry between Java and Bali, or Java & Sumatra.
(via Y) = runs via Yogyakarta & Solo, not Semarang, see route map at top of page.
Trains 1, 2, 3 & 4 are the Argo Bromo Anggrek (the Bromo Orchid), Eksekutif class only, air-conditioned.
Bookings are computerised and can be made up to 90 days in advance.
Indonesian trains run on narrow-gauge 3' 6" tracks, but are pretty fast and usually very punctual.
Once in Bandar Lampung, there's a twice-daily train to Palembang.
Here are the details, feedback if you travel this route would be appreciated.
There are no sleepers on the overnight trains, only reclining seats. Train 10 is the Argo Dwipangga, Eksekutif class only, air-conditioned.
Trains 43 & 44 are the Bima, Eksekutif class only, air-conditioned. How to buy tickets: At the station, at Indomaret minimarkets or online at as shown here.
Trains 51 & 52 are the Taksaka Pagi, Eksekutif class only, air-conditioned. Approaching Cirebon you'll see the vast shadow of Mt Cereme in the distance to the south, its summit usually hidden by cloud.