Indonesian Train Travel

Those who plan to extensively travel by train will most likely use Kereta Api Indonesia (KAI) trains which are among the most popular long-distance trains. What is more, Kereta Api Indonesia (KAI) trains offer several train classes to select from, including 1st and 2nd. In the 2nd class, seats are usually placed 2+2 in each row, 1st class generally has seats 2+1. All Kereta Api Indonesia (KAI) train cars are air-conditioned, have comfortable seats as well as spacious areas for passengers' luggage. Most trains have a Bistro or Restaurant car where travelers can buy food and drinks during the trip, plus have trolleys with snacks for purchase too. Moreover, the train staff speaks one or two languages, including English.

Travel Classes Onboard Kereta Api Indonesia (KAI) Train

    • kai 3rd Class (Ekonomi*)
    • KAI train

    Economy Class Seat

    Rows of non-reclining padded bench-style seats (2+3), air-conditioned, with power sockets available in each bench bay, on some services Ekonomi is rows of four seats (2+2)

    • kai 2nd Class (Bisnis*)
    • KAI train

    1st Class Seat

    Rows of non-reclining padded bench-style seats (2+2), air-conditioned, with power sockets available in each bench bay

    • kai 1st Class (Eksekutif)
    • kai 1st Class (Eksekutif)2
    • KAI train

    Business Class Seat

    Air-conditioned with individual reclining seats, usually reclining to a good 30 degrees, arranged 2+2 across the car width.  Seats normally face forwards, but can be rotated to face either direction by depressing the foot pedal on the aisle side.  There's a small drinks table on the wall by each pair of seats with two power sockets underneath, European 2-pin type. 

    • 1st Class (Eksekutif Luxury)
    • 1st Class (Eksekutif Luxury)2
    • kai 1st Class (Eksekutif Luxury) sec
    • kai 1st Class (Eksekutif Luxury) sec2
    • KAI train

    Executive Class Seat

    The first generation cars used between Jakarta & Surabaya have 18 flatbed seats arranged 1+1 across the car width, with a 170 degree power-recline with surround walls for privacy and individual flat-screen TV entertainment.

    The second generation luxury class cars (used on the Jakarta-Yogyakarta route amongst others) have seats arranged 2+1 across the car width and only a 140 degree recline.