According to the government’s appeal, amid the current pandemic, we all are asked to stay at home first to prevent the spread of the Covid-19 virus. However, if there is a chance to do a homecoming, I guess there is nothing wrong as long as you choose a land route and use private cars. Besides the privilege of being able to stop anytime you want, now going out of town is getting closer using the toll road! Last December 2019, I tried to go to Solo and Yogyakarta via the Trans Java toll road.
I’ve heard a lot of people say that toll fees are quite expensive. As an illustration, I will share here how much Rupiah I’ve spent on trips to Solo and Yogyakarta.
Trans Java Toll Rates – Go To Solo
If you asked me how long it takes to travel to Solo by car, it is almost the same as taking the train. I departed from Jakarta at 07.00 WIB and arrived at Solo around 18.00, then it took about 11 hours to get there. So, what makes the trip longer? During a road trip, I had to do unplanned stops, either just to eat or go to the toilet. Moreover, I brought my nephew who is still a toddler and easily got bored if she had to stay in the car for a long time. On top of that, there was traffic at 356 km road due to consecutive accidents.
I started my journey from Rawa Buaya Toll Road. For toll fares to Solo via Trans Java, here are some details:
Gerbang Rawa Buaya Utara Gate – IDR 15,000
Kapuk gate – IDR 17,000
Kebon Bawang Gate 1 – IDR 15,000
From here, we tried the Jakarta – Cikampek Flyover, which had just been inaugurated by the government.
Cikampek Toll Gate – IDR 15,000
Palimanan Toll Gate – IDR102,000
Kalikangkung Toll Gate, EXIT Solo – IDR217,500
We stayed for a couple of days in this “Batik City”. So far, the total cost that I had to pay for the toll is IDR381,500 and I spent around IDR 400,000 on gasoline for one way.
Trans Java Toll Rates – Go To Yogyakarta
After staying for two nights in Solo, the next morning my family and I immediately continue our journey to visit Borobudur Temple. We did not need to pay tolls from Solo to Yogyakarta, since it’s faster to go through rural roads. Four days in Yogyakarta, we added extra IDR 200,000 for gasoline to stroll around the city.
Trans Java Toll Rates – Return to Jakarta
1st January 2020, floods hit without warning in Jakarta. We returned home as soon as we heard the news. The trip should only take about 9-11 hours only because of the flood, some roads were closed. We could not help but spend up to 13-14 hours! It is not as complicated as we depart. All you need to do is use one toll road. The gas money spent was the same, which was around IDR400,000.
Here are the details:
Colomadu Toll Gate – IDR53,000
Ngemplak Toll Gate (EXIT Salatiga) – IDR44,000
Banyumanik Toll Gate – IDR61,500
Palimanan Toll Gate – IDR212,500
Cikampek Toll Gate (EXIT Kebon Jeruk) – IDR117,000
It costs IDR870,000 to get back to Jakarta. Plus car fuel, it would be:
Round-trip toll (IDR 870.0000) + gasoline (IDR1,000,000) = IDR1,870,000
Well, what do you think? For me, it was cheaper to use a private car because I could share the expenses with other family members.
For Your Information
- All toll fares may be different for now. Do not forget to keep updating, OK!
- Most rest areas on the outskirts have not fully prepared yet. The toilet is still portable. If you can stand it, note these rest areas – KM 86 and KM 391 – that are pretty neat and the restaurants served quite varied menus.
- Remember to always ask the price before ordering food to avoid trickery.
- The scenery on the street is breathtakingly beautiful! Especially in Salatiga and Semarang. Just don’t sleep the whole time! Hahaha.
Hopefully when the pandemic is over, you can immediately travel around Java!