Travel From Kawah Ijen to Bromo By Train

Hiking Kawah Ijen at midnight to see the blue flame becomes the main thing to do while you are in Banyuwangi. The next most popular destination to go to after Kawah Ijen is Mount Bromo, maybe this article could help you find out how to do those volcanoes in the best and cheapest way. Here are some tips from our team

1. Book Accommodation Near Banyuwangi Kota Train Station

Once you arrive at Ketapang Ferry from Bali, simply take a taxi or grab it to get to your accommodation. Grab mostly costs 50.000-70.000, note that you need to walk a few meters away from the ferry port. Grab driver can not pick you up right at the ferry exit as it is a red zone for Grab. We advise you to book accommodation which is located right in the city center. It would be perfect if you could stay close to Banyuwangi Kota Train Station. There are some cheap homestays within walking distance of the train station.

Also Read: 5 Homestays at Walking Distance From Banyuwangi Kota Train Station

2. Buy A Train Ticket To Probolinggo

You can buy the train ticket either from the official ticket counter at Banyuwangi Kota Train Station, but the ticket counter is only open until 04.00 PM. If you arrive later in the evening you can book a train ticket online at It is a good website to book the train ticket as it provides foreign credit cards which make the payment easier.

Train Time Table To Probolinggo

As you will hike Kawah Ijen at midnight, you will be back at your hotel roughly between 09.00-10.00 AM. Our recommendation is to take a train called WIJAYAKUSUMA which departs from Banyuwangi Kota Train Station at 11.15 AM and will arrive at Probolinggo at 03.05 PM. Another cheaper train called Probowangi leaves Banyuwangi at 04.00 PM but we do not recommend taking this train as it will arrive at Probolinggo at 08.30 PM, you could probably find difficulties finding transport to go to Cemara Lawang.

Things To Know Before and After Booking Train Ticket
  • Prepare your passport, active email, and phone number which is connected to WhatsApp as your booking voucher will be sent to your email and WhatsApp.
  • Another option to book the train ticket is going to INDOMARET, a typical Indonesian minimarket that you can find everywhere. You can book a train ticket here with a small service fee.
  • Be ready at the train station 30 minutes before departure time, you need to scan your online booking voucher into a printing ticket at the station to get a boarding pass. The train is punctual so staying at the accommodation near the train station will be a very good decision. confirmation Train boarding pass

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3. Book A Tour To Kawah Ijen

Most tourists book a sharing group tour to get to Kawah Ijen, this is the cheapest way to get to Kawah Ijen in a small group. You will be back at your hotel after the tour roughly between 09.00 AM, so you still have time to have breakfast and shower. This is a best-seller package and is really suited for backpackers and solo travelers. If you want to have more in-depth experiences with your couple we advise you to book Kawah Ijen By Night Private Tour. A private tour with no rush to enjoy the beauty of the volcano and visit the coffee plantation on the way back.

Getting to Cemara Lawang from Probolinggo Train Station could be very challenging, from rude pedicab or becak driver that insists on taking you to the bus station to scams practice at Probolinggo Bus Station. Read our travel advice below so that you can avoid being scammed.

Also Read: Scam practice at Probolinggo Bus Station & how to go to Cemara Lawang by public bus

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