Indonesia Train Transportation Policy during New Normal Covid-19 starting June 12, 2020

Besides Flight, the train in Indonesia also started to operated from 12th June 2020. But there’s some policy if you want to tranpsport by train in Indonesia. Here’s some policy from KAI (Kereta Api Indonesia), source: @kai121_ (Instagram):


Ticket purchase conditions:

  1. Ticket reservations can be reserved on D-7 before train departure for departures starting June 12, 2020.
  2. Ticket reservations are only reserved online through the KAI access application and other online channels.
  3. Ticket Sales offline service at the station is only for H-3 hours before train departure.

Train Travelling for people in the new normal adaptation period, for long-distance train passengers, the following terms and conditions are regulated as below:

  1. Present a PCR test certificate with negative results that are valid for 7 days or a certificate of rapid-test with non-reactive results that are valid for 3 days at the time of departure.
  2. Present a certificate of asymptomatic such as influenza (influenza-like illness) issued by doctors of hospitals / puskesmas for areas that do not have PCR test facilities and / or rapid tests.
  3. Passengers from / to the destination of Jakarta are required to have an exit and entry permit (SIKM) in the DKI Jakarta area, except for sectors that are excluded based on DKI Jakarta Governor Regulation no 47 year 2020.
  4. Passenger do not suffer from colds, colds, coughs and fevers.
  5. Must wear mask.
  6. Body temperature not more than 37.3 degrees celcius.
  7. Wear long-sleeves clothes or jacket.
  8. For local or commuter train passengers, only need to apply the provisions of points 4-7 above and must apply and comply with the health protocols established by the company.
  9. If during the boarding process is founded passengers who do not meet the above provisions, they are not permitted to travel on a train and tickets can be cancelled and get a full refund.
  10. The carrying capacity provided is regulated in stages starting at a maximum of 70% of the seating capacity.
  11. Passengers must follow and obey the instructions of the officer, either while at the station and on the train.

The list of Train that start operated from June 12, 2020 can be found here.

Hunting Flight Ticket :: South Korea Winter Escape Trip January 6-15, 2017

Airasia has another Free Seat Promotion, so me and my friend decided to hunting cheap flight. Our destination still South Korea (this is our 2nd trip), and we decided to go at Winter Season.

My 1st trip to Korea at Autumn 2014:

Firstly, we want to go at December 2016 and enjoy Christmas, but we didn’t get any cheap flight (even on early month).

So, we decided to hunting for January 2017.

And we got :

*Flight* Yogyakarta JOG to Kuala Lumpur KUL 
Friday, 6th January 2017 by Airasia at 17:20-20:55
—– Transit at Kuala Lumpur —-
*Flight* Kuala Lumpur KUL to Seoul Incheon ICN 
Saturday, 7th January 2017 by Airasia at 01:00-08:20

and back with:

*Flight* Seoul Incheon ICN to Kuala Lumpur KUL
Saturday, 14th January 2017 by Airasia at 15:55-21:40
—– Transit at Kuala Lumpur for 1 night —–
*Flight* Kuala Lumpur KUL – Yogyakarta JOG
Sunday, 15th January 2017 by Airasia at 09:40-11:15

JOG-KUL Round-way for IDR 645.500/pax
KUL-ICN Round-way for MYR 1.304,16/pax (about IDR 2.122.954/pax)

So, I spend IDR 2.768.454/pax
(without baggage, meal, and seat).

PS: There’s no direct flight from Yogyakarta to Seoul, the option is to transit at Kuala Lumpur, or Jakarta. And if I go via Jakarta, I will need domestic flight ticket which more expensive thatn international flight to Kuala Lumpur. So, We decided to transit at Kuala Lumpur (like my 1st trip).

Even I need to transit at Kuala Lumpur, but the ticket has different booking code (because no connecting flight), so that means at Kuala Lumpur, I need to pass the imigration and take my baggage, then 2 hours before flight, I need to check-in again, and pass the imigration again.

If you have situation like this, make sure to spare 4 hours minimum incase there’s delay or unexpected situation. And make sure you take the same company flight.

We have not buy any baggage, meal or seat, and we plan to buy them when it’s almost departure time.

Don’t forget, we bought the ticket for the next 1 year, so it’s really cheap, but you have to wait for more than 1 year, even you won’t know if you can go or not.

To buy Cheap Ticket, you have to remember. Don’t expect cheap ticket at holiday season, and try weekdays if you hardly get cheap ticket on weekend. And when it’s time and you can’t fly, then there’s nothing you can do except let it go.

Flight Ticketing: IDR 2.768.454

Total: IDR 2.768.454

2014 May – Booking Hotel in South Korea

Agoda and one of bank in Indonesia held a promotion, so I decided to booked the hotel. I booked the hotel in Busan and Seoul, because I only stay at those 2 city.

I got not too expensive price.

The hotel in Busan, just renovated. And once I booked the hotel via Agoda, the owner gave me email, that told me how to go there. And the renovated hotel looks nicer.

I have already booked the hotel in Seoul once I got the flight ticket. I booked it directly to the hotel, because some of my friends already booked it before. So I just make addition booked. And fortunately, they stil have vacancy bed. I booked dorm room. 🙂 It’s cheaper.

And because some of my friends will be back early than me, so I decided I move to other hotel in the last day. And I have already booked it via agoda using the promotion.

Now just counting the days and prepare for the itinery.. 🙂