Adisucipto (or Adisutjipto) International Airport is the principal airport that serves Yogyakarta, which is situated on the island of Java, Indonesia. The airport is located 8km east of town, in the Sleman Regency, in the Yogyakarta Special Region, on the northeast outskirts of the city, near the Prambanan historic temple site. The airport has one runway, with dimensions of 2,200 metres (7,200 feet) by 45 metres (148 feet). It is operated by PT Angkasa Pura I.
It is the fourth busiest airport in the region of Java–Bali. There are connections on Garuda, the national airline, to Jakarta (50 minutes) and two-three times a day (60 minutes) to Denpasar every two hours, while other domestic airlines serve both Denpasar and Jakarta, as well as other major cities in Java, Sumatra, Kalimantan, and Sulawesi. Air Asia connects Yogyakarta to both Kuala Lumpur and Singapore, Malaysia Airlines flies to and from Kuala Lumpur, and Silkair and Tigerair also flies to and from Singapore.
What to see & do
As one of Indonesia’s oldest cities, Yogyakarta has plenty of heritage buildings and monuments. Perhaps the top attraction one must definitely check out is Sri Sultan Hamengkubuwono's palace, better known as Kraton Ngayogyakarta. Other notable landmarks worth visiting are Tugu Monument (it has a top spire, which was originally a round sphere which represents the universe), Benteng Vredeburg (an excellent example of Dutch colonial architecture), Kota Gede (capital of ancient Islamic Mataram kingdom), Imogiri (graveyard of the Yogyakarta and Surakarta royal families), and Kotabaru (used to be a residential area of Dutch officials). Also, visit the vast Kraton Complex, the Sri Sultan's palace, where the main palace, Sultan's residential, two Sultan's grounds, and a large residential area where sultan servants used to reside are located. Some of the museums you must visit are Museum Affandi, Museum Dirgantara, Museum Sonobudoyo, Museum Kekayon, Museum Batik / Wisma Batik, Fort Vrederburg, and Museum Ullen Sentalu.
How to get around within Yogyakarta
Yogyakarta’s small size allows travellers to conveniently wander around the city on foot. Just note that a street sign facing you at a corner is the name of the street you are entering, and not the cross street. Also, you can obtain a map (English) from the Tourism Authority offices next to Hotel Mutiara on Jl. Malioboro, at the airport, and the train station. If you’re not up for walking, the main form of public transport in the city is small- and medium-sized buses. Taxis in Yogyakarta are metered and most of the drivers are trustworthy. Note that rates are increased after dark. You can also get on a becak, a traditional three-wheeled and pedal-powered cart that can be found in most parts of the city. It’s important to haggle with the price first before getting on. Another alternative is by traditional horse-pulled carts known as andong/dokar. Its traditional route is from Jl. Malioboro to Keraton
How to get there
At the airport, there are shuttle buses operated by Damri that serve many destinations including Kebumen, Magelang, and Purworejo. You can also drive to the airport via Solo Road km. 9, which connects it to the city centre and also Solo. This is the route that taxi drivers take to and from the airport. Adisucipto Airport is also connected with Maguwo Rail Station, which has an underground tunnel that connects passengers to the airport. The station is served by Prameks (Prambanan Ekspress) commuter serving Kutoarjo-Yogyakarta-Solo Balapan-Palur corridor, Madiun Jaya Ekspress and Madiun Jaya serving Madiun-Yogyakarta, and Sriwedari. Other ways of getting in is by bus (main station is Giwangan, 4km to the southeast of the centre) and by train (via the main Yogyakarta station, more popularly known as Tugu Station).
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