Traveling With No Worries: How to Buy Intercity Bus Tickets in Jakarta

Traveling anywhere without having a private vehicle is now fairly easy and simple because in Indonesia there are many modes of public transportation starting from train, boat, airplane, to bus. Out of those choices, arguably the bus is one of the most favorite modes in Jakarta. But, a lot of first-timers have no courage to take a bus; fraud and safety are their main reasons. So how to buy intercity bus tickets safely in Jakarta? Here are some tips from Flokq!

Online Intercity Bus Tickets

1. Traveloka

Traveloka logo

If you want to buy online bus tickets via Traveloka, it’s gonna be super easy. You only have to visit the Traveloka website or download the Traveloka mobile application.

If you decide to use the Traveloka website, you have to visit this address: You only need to fill your departure and arrival city, number of seats, the date of departure, and your identities. If you want a ticket home, just check the return section! 

After filling the required data, you are required to pay. The payment can be through manual bank transfer, ATM, mobile banking, internet banking, Indomaret, and Alfamart. Some online bus tickets that you can buy via Traveloka are Pahala Kencana, Lorena, Damri, Primajasa, Agra Mas, ALS (Antarctica), Bintang Sempati, Gunung Harta, Kramat Djati, Agug Mulia, Nusantara, Bejeu, Eka Mira, Sugeng Rahayu, Restu Mulya, Komodo Tourism, Santoso, Budiman and many others.

2. Bukalapak

 Bukalapak logo

Who would have thought if you could buy a bus ticket online at Bukalapak? Bukalapak is now expanding its wings to serve customers who want to buy bus tickets online.

Then how to buy bus tickets in Bukalapak? You should first visit the website at Only after that you just enter the data:

a). Departure city

b). Destination city

c). Date of Return – if you want to purchase a return ticket

d). Enter the number of seat

e). Pay

3. Lorena

Lorena bus

Lorena is a provider of land transportation. Known as PT Eka Sari Lorena Transport Tbk, this company doesn’t want to be out of date. Lorena provides to their customers with online tickets. To buy online tickets, you can directly visit their official website:

You need to create an account to buy tickets from this website. After registering yourself, you have to select your schedule and destination. You have one hour after purchasing the ticket to pay it through ATMs, mini markets, M-Banking, Internet Banking, and many more. After making a payment, you will get a payment confirmation email and can print tickets directly from the email.

Read also : Public Transportation Apps You Should Have in Jakarta

4. redBus

 redBus logo

One place to buy bus tickets on the Internet is a redBus. It has been around since 2016, redBus has a fairly extensive network. redBus only serves online bus ticket reservations in Indonesia. You can buy bus tickets at or through the redBus mobile application on your smartphone. The methods are similar to other online bus ticket selling applications. After completing your arrival and departure city, personal data, and date, you can pay via ATM transfer, Alfamart, Internet banking, Credit / Debit cards, Mandiri Clickpay, BCA Clickpay, and many more.

5. Bustiket

Bustiket website

This is one of the alternatives for you to buy online bus tickets. Bustiket is a website and application service provider for Inter-City Inter-bus ticket booking (AKAP) and Inter-City In Province (AKDP) buses in Indonesia. Here you can order bus tickets online. So you no longer need to queue at the terminal. In Bustiket there is also a lot of information on the schedule for receiving all bus routes. There are also various choices of buses, travel time, choice of facilities, the best ticket prices, and available seats to choose from. At Bustiket also provides bus or minibus rental services for tourist destinations.

Offline Intercity Bus Tickets

If you prefer to buy offline intercity bus tickets, you can directly come to terminals. In Jakarta, there are several terminals that you can visit ranging from Pulo Gebang, Kampung Rambutan, Pondok Cabe, and other terminals. If you buy a bus ticket, as the driver which bus you should take according to your current location and destination city. If you’re confused, you can go to the pick-up points and gathering points such as in Jatibening. Furthermore, if you prefer a convenient bus with a higher bus, you can take the Damri bus. You can visit the Damri terminals in Stasiun Gambir (Gambir station), Kemayoran, and Bandara Soekarno Hatta (Soekarno Hatta Airport). There will be several routes to places within Jakarta and other cities like Bandung, Bandar Lampung, and Yogyakarta.

Everything’s going to be easy as long as you know your city destination routes. Reading this article is one of the ways to make you understand more about Jakarta and its transportation alternative!

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