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How to Get to Tanjung Puting National Park

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How to Get to Tanjung Puting National Park

To reach Tanjung Puting National Park you will need to fly to the airport of
Pangkalan Bun, Kalimantan. Pangkalan Bun =PKB

The easiest option is to fly to Soekarno Hatta International Airport in Jakarta (Java). All
travel agents outside of Indonesia should be able to arrange this. On arrival at Jakarta
airport you have several options, depending on your time and budget.

1. Fly from Jakarta to Semarang And Pangkalan Bun
Journey time approx. 1 hr. One way cost approx. Rp.1.900,000 with Garuda or US$ 230

There are 12 flights daily between Jakarta and Semarang. The last flight departs at
6.00pm. You will probably have to stay overnight in Semarang and then catch a flight to
PKN the next day. There is one early morning flight from Jakarta that connects with the
plane to PKN, but this is risky because you might be delayed and miss the connection.
From Semarang you can take a flight to PKN with either INDONESIA AIR TRANSPORT or TRIGANA AIR next morning (one way cost approx. Rp. 955,000. Remember these flights have a 10 kg baggage limit. ORANGUTAN EXPLORE can arrange all your flight with 10 % charge from total flight rates.

Flight Schedules
Semarang (Java) to Pangkalan Bun (Borneo)
– INDONESIA AIR TRANSPORT (13.10 – 14.35) Every Day

2. Take a train from Jakarta Gambir railway station to Semarang
(Journey time approx. 5 ½ hrs – 9 hrs / cost Rp. 80,000 standard class to Rp.270,000 executive class. There are several trains daily).
First take the Damri (public) bus from the airport to Gambir station (Rp. 20,000). From there, take a bajaj (motorised rickshaw; Rp. 15,000) to Stasiun Senen and book your train
ticket. You will need to book your ticket at least 2 hrs in advance. You can either take a long, scenic route by day and arrive at Semarang in the evening and stay there, or take an overnight train from Jakarta to arrive in Semarang early the next morning. There may
be fast trains leaving late afternoon, whereby you could overnight in Semarang before catching a flight to PKN the next morning, but you will need to check this when you arrive in Jakarta.

3. Boat
It is possible to take a ferry from Semarang (Java) to the port of Kumai (on Borneo, a couple of kms from Pangkalan Bun). This is a cheap but very slow and less frequent option. The Pelni ferry is government run and popular with local people. Tickets can be bought at the local Pelni office in Semarang; avoid agencies with commission. Non-Pelni ferries are also recommended, as they are often cheaper, cleaner and faster. Generally,
the journey takes approximately 19 hours (cost approx. Rp 300,000). The boat schedule is available in Yogyakarta, Solo, Semarang and Jakarta about 2 weeks in advance so you will have to find out the boat times and book the tickets yourself on arrival. As a rule, boats tend to depart every 2/3 days. On arrival in Kumai, you can then arrange to take a local minibus (Rp 15,000) or private taxi (Rp. 90,000) to PKB. (½ hr). You will be able to find more information on www.pelni.com .

4. Fly from Jakarta to Pontianak (West Kalimantan) and then on to PKN.
(cost Rp 1.496,000 on Kalstar (Mon-Sat) These flights are cheaper but you will have to stay overnight in Pontianak before flying south to Pangkalan Bun, since the small plane to PKB leaves very early in the morning.

Fly from Jakarta to PKN via Palangkaraya (Rp.990,000 on Sriwijaya Air (Mon-Sat, before 1pm)) or via Banjarmasin. You will have to spend a night there before flying into Pangkalan Bun. Flights out of Pangkalan Bun do connect with onward flights to Jakarta. There is also a bus service between Banjarmasin. Please contact an Indonesian travel agent if you are considering this route.

6. Fly from Jakarta to Pontianak (West Kalimantan) and then on to PKB.
(cost Rp 990,000 on Kalstar (Mon-Sat) or Rp 789.000 on INDONESIA AIR TRANSPORT ( Everyday ).

Other Options
Travel to PKN via Kuching (Sarawak, Malaysian Borneo) and Pontianak. Having flown to Kuching, it is possible to catch a bus from Kuching to Pontianak. The journey takes approximately 9 hours if you catch the PB Bus (air-conditioned, Super Executive Class) which leaves around 10am. There are several other bus companies operating on the route. Overnight in Pontianak and take a morning flight to PKN via Ketapang. Kalstar fly daily at 8.50am (Rp 765,000). Flights from Pontianak to PKN cannot be booked from the Overseas so you will need to book them on arrival. Allow extra time for this. You will need your Indonesian visa before arriving in Kuching. Fly from Denpasar (Bali) to Semarang (via Surabaya, Java)
Served by Merpati (Rp 800.000) Garuda, Silk Air and Wings Air

It is very easy to book advance flights to Denpasar International Airport (Bali) and then to book your flights to Semarang and PKN on arrival. Additionally you can fly from Denpasar to Surabaya and then from Surabaya to PKN (Rp 969,425 on Kalstar). The travel agents in Bali may not have heard of PKN before, but they certainly can book all the tickets.
Make sure you tell them that Pangkalan Bun is in Central Kalimantan, Borneo. The linkhttp://www.lombokmarine.com should show you all available flights. Be aware that flights are more likely to be delayed than on time! Flights do get fully booked especially during religious holidays

Flight Information

TRIGANA TRANS NUSA AIR
Pangkalan Bun to Semarang
( direct )
11.45 12.10 Everyday Direct
Semarang to Pangkalan Bun 13.10 14.05 same above
Air tickets fare:Semarang-Pangkalan Bun with Trigana Air : Rp. 955.000/person/one way

 

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