Get Around

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Locals travel using small public minibuses, known as angkot from angkutan=transport and kota=city.

By Angkot

 

This city transport has only origin and destination names on top. Sometimes with via description if there are more than one angkot route for a certain origin-destination route. There is no route description anywhere.

 

 

By taxi

If you don’t know which angkot routes to take, then you can take a taxi. Officially, taxis use meters, but some taxi drivers may refuse to use meters and will charge you a fixed price instead. Don’t be afraid to refuse and walk away, even locals are annoyed by this behaviour. Metered cabbies may also take you the long way to get more money. So be careful when traveling by taxi. The most reliable taxi company in Bandung is Blue Bird. Bluebird drivers will almost always use the most appropriate route and will always use the meter. Competing directly in the premium range with Blue Bird, Cipaganti Taxi has started their operation with a red colored car. Gemah Ripah is a third ranking taxi service that seems to be improving their service.

 

In Bandung, taxis are less common waiting on roadsides, due to the multitude of small roads and lack of space to wait. For this reason, ordering a taxi by phone is usually the simplest and safest bet. The taxi will drive up directly in front of you (ask for its number on the phone for identification), and there is no extra charge (sans a cheap cancellation fee, if necessary).

 

Alternatively, ask a uniformed security guard or policeman nearby to either flag down a nearby taxi, or point in the direction of a nearby taxi waiting area.

 

Taxi drivers off the street, or booked by telephone are usually polite and friendly, chosing to charge you by meter but watch out for those mentioned below.

 

Do allow lots of travel time in Bandung, although the city is small. A short trip that is about 8km will take you 45 min to an hour through the heavy traffic during peak times (morning 8-9am, evening 5-6pm). A short trip from Dago factory outlet areas to The Valley just a few km up north took almost 50minwhen travelling at 6pm.

 

List of taxi companies in Bandung:

 

  • Blue Bird, Jl. Terusan Buah Batu 194. ☎ +62 22 7561234. Good reputation and reliable, this is the premium taxi company in Indonesia. Call center employees can speak English.
  • Gemah Ripah,. ☎ +62 22 4217070. Second choice after Blue Bird.
  • Cipaganti Taxi, Jl. Gatot Subroto No. 94. ☎ +62 22 7319498, +62 22 70070000, +62 22 7691944
  • 4848, Jl. Suniaraja Tmr 39. ☎ +62 22 4234848. Reliable, good service on Bandung to Jakarta route.
  • AA Taxi, Jl. Industri 15. ☎ +62 22 60887777 / 6120045
  • Bandung Raya, Jl. Dr Setiabudi 177. ☎ +62 22 201 4018.
  • Centris Taxi, Jl. Soekarno-Hatta 606-A. ☎ +62 22 7512100. Branch of Centris Taxi company in Jakarta.
  • Kota Kembang, Jl. Kiaracondong 338. ☎ +62 22 7312312.
  • Putra, Komplek Marga Asih Indah, Jl. Nilem 2 Blok J1. No. 10. ☎ +62 22 5405010
  • Rina-Rini Taxi, Jl. Jenderal Sudirman 561B. ☎ +62 22 70511111

 

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An Uber ride, Visible on the dashboard is a phone running the Uber app.

Uber

 

Operates the Uber mobile app, which allows consumers with smartphones to submit a trip request which is then routed to Uber drivers who use their own cars. Uber’s pricing is similar to that of metered taxis, although all hiring and payment is handled exclusively through Uber and not with the driver personally. In some cities, if the Uber car is travelling at a speed greater than 11 mph (18 km/h), the price is calculated on a distance basis; otherwise, the price is calculated on a time basis. Uber gives consumers a choice between regulated taxi cab companies and other forms of transportation and can potentially provide drivers with “flexible and independent jobs”.Users can track the car picking them up on their smartphone, which allows them to know when it will arrive. A receipt will be automatically sent to their email.

 

 

Car Rental

You can visit some interesting places in Bandung by using this car rent, provide car that reserved for rent in Bandung, and you can select appropriate car for you include driver will pick up you everywhere in Bandung  just ask to driver they wikk help you to explore Bandung City, place for shop in Bandung, place to eat and see view in Bandung.