Bandar Lampung can be reached by plane from Jakarta (40 minutes). The airport in Bandar Lampung is Raden Intan II airport. It is only used for domestic flights.
Flights are to and from from Jakarta (major airlines) and also to Batam Island (Batavia Air), Palembang (Merpati), and Bandung (Merpati). The airlines flying to/from Jakarta are Sriwijaya (6x daily), Garuda Indonesia (4x daily, Lion Air (2x daily) and Merpati Nusantara (daily). Average cost about US$40 one way.
From the airport you can take a prepaid taxi to Bandar Lampung city center. There is a taxi counter which lists the various destinations with the prepaid rates.
Traveling by train will only take you to Palembang because Lampung is the southernmost region in Sumatra. There are few passenger trains with most being used to transport coal.
Buses from Jakarta are regular and travelling time is about 7 hours. One of the best known services is run by DAMRI who depart from Jakarta's main train station, Gambir Complex and Tanjungkarang train station. Tickets are available from their service desk.
First you need to get to Merak Port in Banten province which takes about 1.5 hours from Jakarta. Ferries operate around the clock from Merak to Bakauheni. Ferries can carry up to 20 vehicles and 200 passengers at one time and take 1.5 to 2 hours to cross the Sunda Strait. From Bakauheni to Bandar Lampung will take about 90 minutes by car, or longer by bus.
Speedboats also ply the route but during daylight hours only.
Getting around in Bandar Lampung is easy and relatively inexpensive because it is a small city. Traveling between the 2 main areas, (Tanjungkarang to Teluk Betung) will only take about 30-40 minutes by car.
By Angkutan Kota
Angkutan Kota or abbreviated as Angkot or Oplet is actually a car, usually either a Daihatsu Carry or Toyota Kijang, with the interior re-designed to give more space for passengers to seat. By doing this, an Angkot can carry up to 11 people at a time. Angkot is used as a mode of transportation in most of the cities in Indonesia. Different routes can be easily recognized from the color of the car. You may not want to bring anything valuable when traveling by angkot because pickpockets are very common. When you are ready to get off, you can tell the driver "Stop Kiri" which means stop at the left side.
Ojek or motorbike taxi is the omnipresent mode of transport here as it is in many Indonesian cities. Although a little more expensive than Angkot, it gives the advantage of a totally personal conveyance. You can find ojeks at most of the main street crossings in the city. An ojek can be hired for a single destination journey or for a full day. As always, don't forget to bargain the price.
Hop on one of the traditional boat in pasir putih beach and visit one or more small islands in Lampung bay.The beach can be reaced within 30minutes from city centre.and the distance to the islands ranging from 5 minute boat ride to hours. The clean white sands and quiet island (most visitors here are local people who only come on weekends) make the islands a good location for you to relax and get fresh air. The sea is blue and green in some part. You dont need to check out from your hotel, because you can come in the morning and ask the boat operator to pick you up in the afternoon. pantai mutun is preferred by many locals as they consider it cleaner (pantai pasir putih being on the same coast as the factories and port). 1000rp to enter, 10k rp to park all day, 10k rp per person to cross the water to the small inland island (still under developed) 10k to be in the middle island per person, and 50k to rent a beach warung (gazebo). On the small island there is a jetski and great inflatable rings (like a banana boat). this makes the snorkeling at the beach a little dead, but tours and glass bottoed boats are available.
Pempek(made from tapioca flour and fish)in Bandar Lampung is one of the best in the country.Originated from palembang(south sumatra).You can get it from street vendor or a restaurant like places.served with dark sweet and sour sauce.You can opt for hot(more chilli) or not hot for this sauce.
Kemplang## one kind of fish cracker.cooked by heating it over fire.served with hot sauce(a kind of pempek sauce but thicker).
Keripik(chips in western cuisine)## Banana chips,pineapple chips and jackfruit chips are the must to buy when visiting to this city.
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