About Bandung

Public Transportation

There are several kind of public transportations that we can use in Bandung, such as :

Taxi

 

 

Taxi is a comfortable transportation with air conditioner, but rather expensive if we compare it with other public transportations. Most taxis use the fare meter.

 

City Transport

 

 

City transport,  well-known as “angkot” (angkutan kota), has several routes in Bandung. It is the cheapest public transportation in Bandung.

Angkot doesn’t have any station. Their system is confusing because we can get om and get off whenever or wherever we want. To get on the car we just need stand at the side of the road and wave our hand to the driver. To get off from the car we just need to say “kiri” which means “left” to the driver to make the car stops and don’t forget to pay for the fee before we get off.

Bus

 

 

There are buses provide by Bandung Government called TMB or Trans Metro Bandung.

 

Pedicab

 

 

Pedicab, or well-known with “becak” in Indonesia, has a driver behind the passenger’s seat, that always paddles the pedicab. This kind of transportation is the slowest among the others and can’t go too far because it depends on the human power. If we observe, there are different kinds of pedicab in different cities of Indonesia. For example, in Semarang, the capital city of Central Java, the position of the passenger’s seat of a pedicab is  higher than in Bandung. Nowadays, we find it difficult to see pedicabs around the main roads in the middle of Bandung city. Most of them just operated around houses and suburb areas. Before we get on, make sure about the fare first. Bargaining is acceptable and the final fare will be decided on a deal between the driver and the customer.