Bali Backpacker's Guidelines

Transport to BROMO

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There are 3 option transport to Bromo from Bali:

1. Direct bus to the city nearby
2. Multi transport along the way
3. Private car (Tours)

There are two city/regency that very close to Bromo.
1. Malang city.
2. Probolinggo city

Mostly tourist/traveler access to Bromo from Probolinggo city because the road is relative close/near from Bali.

1. DIRECT BUS TO PROBOLINGGO

From your stay in Bali you need to go to Mengwi bus station in Badung, Bali. Then, take a bus direct to Surabaya city via Probolinggo city. The ticket price is about IDR 150K per person. Include snacks and water. Then, after arrived at Probolinggo city you can take a minibus to Cemoro Lawang. This is the basecamp or the closest district to Bromo volcano before hiking or catch the Bromo sunrise.

From Mengwi Bus Station :
please take a bus to Probolinggo city – Stop in Probolinggo bus station,
then please take minibus to Cemoro Lawang – Stop in Cemoro Lawang

*) You can use traveloka to book a bus at Mengwi bus station.

2. MULTI TRANSPORT TO PROBOLINGGO

From your stay in Bali you need to go to Ubung minibus station in Denpasar, Bali. Then, take a minibus direct to Gilimanuk Ferry port. The minibus ticket price is about IDR 70K per person. Then, after arrived at Gilimanuk, Bali Ferry port you can take a Ferry to Ketapang, Java Ferry port. The Ferry ticket price is about IDR 8K per person. Then, after arrived at Ketapang, Java Ferry port you can take a bus to Probolinggo city. The bus ticket price is about IDR 70K per person. Then, after arrived at Probolinggo city you can take a minibus to Cemoro Lawang. This is the basecamp or the closest district to Bromo volcano before hiking or catch the Bromo sunrise.

From Ubung Bus Station :
please take a minibus to Gilimanuk – Stop in Gilimanuk bus station,
then please take a Ferry at Gilimanuk seaport – Stop in Ketapang seaport
then please take a bus to Probolinggo city – Stop in Probolinggo bus station,
then please take minibus to Cemoro Lawang – Stop in Cemoro Lawang

*) It’s hard to find a mini/micro bus in the evening. Better you go in the day time.

**) There are another option to reach Probolinggo city. You can take a train on Banyuwangi Baru railway station, Ketapang, Java. Here the name of the train:

TRAIN:                                             DEPARTURE TIME:      ARRIVAL TIME:         PRICE:
TAWANG ALUN  (Economic class)   5.00 AM                           9.36 AM                  IDR 58K
SRI TANJUNG    (Economic class)   6.30 AM                         10.52 AM                  IDR 88K
MUTIARA TIMUR SIANG                  9.00 AM                           1.16 PM                  IDR 120K
(Business class)
MUTIARA TIMUR SIANG                  9.00 AM                           1.16 PM                  IDR 150K
(Executive class)

MUTIARA TIMUR MALAM               10.00 PM                           2.14 AM                  IDR 130K
(Business class)
MUTIARA TIMUR MALAM                10.00 PM                          2.14 AM                  IDR 160K
(Executive class)

*) You can not take a MUTIARA TIMUR MALAM train to catch Bromo sunrise. Otherwise, it will be so rush trip.

From Ubung Bus Station :
please take a minibus to Gilimanuk – Stop in Gilimanuk bus station,
then please take a Ferry at Gilimanuk seaport – Stop in Ketapang seaport
then take a walk to train station (Banyuwangi Baru, Ketapang)
then please take a train to Probolinggo city – Stop in Probolinggo bus station,
then please take minibus to Cemoro Lawang – Stop in Cemoro Lawang

*) You can book a train ticket traveloka or tiket.com. Otherwise, you can buy it in Indomaret shop.

3. PRIVATE CAR (TOURS)

From your stay in Bali you can go direct to Cemoro Lawang, Probolinggo. This is the comfort way to reach the Bromo basecamp. But, the price will be expensive enough.