Bogor travel guide

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You're Going to Love Bogor

A vital hill station in Dutch colonial times, Bogor boasts gorgeous gardens, a mild climate, and some magical attractions. At 40 miles from Jakarta, it's also a great base from which to explore Indonesia's capital.

Top 5 Reasons to Visit Bogor

1. The Botanical Gardens

The jewel in Bogor's crown, Kebun Raya is one of the most beautiful botanical gardens in the world, with lotus ponds, hundreds of palm varieties, and over 3,000 orchids.

2. Museums and Palaces to Enthrall Visitors

Other attractions well worth visiting include the Zoology Museum, with its collection of taxidermy, and the Presidential Palace, which houses a wonderful art collection.

3. There Are Plenty of Family Attractions

Bogor has more family attractions than you might expect from a town of its size, including the rollercoasters of the Jungle Fest amusement park, and the chutes and pools at Marcopolo Water Adventure.

4. Jakarta Is within Easy Reach

Jakarta is a pulsating metropolis, but staying there can be hectic. A better option is to find lodgings in Bogor and drive in when the desire takes you.

5. Take Day Trips to Surrounding Natural Sights

Not far from Bogor, you'll find the beautiful Cikidang waterfalls, while adrenaline junkies can take whitewater rafting trips on the nearby Sungai Citarik river.

Where to Eat in Bogor

Bogor has its own signature dishes, including tauge goreng (grilled bean sprouts), but you'll find all kinds of Indonesian food at its best restaurants. Standouts include De' Leuit, with its pyramid-shaped roof, and Gumati Cafe, which specializes in Sundanese cuisine. Meals will cost around Rp80,000.

When to visit Bogor

Bogor in May
Estimated hotel price
C$ 42
1 night at 3-star hotel
Bogor in May
Estimated hotel price
C$ 42
1 night at 3-star hotel

Bogor is also known as the "City of Rain", due to its rainy season. To avoid the rains, travel between late May and September.

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How to Get to Bogor

Plane

Soekarno-Hatta International Airport (CGK) is not far away. A bus from there will cost about Rp55,000 and taxis will charge around Rp350,000.

Train

There are trains every 30 minutes from Jakarta, which cost just Rp2,000.

Car

From Jakarta, take Highway 2. If you are coming from Bandung, take Highway 3, then Highway 11 towards Bogor.

Bus

DAMRI runs buses from Jakarta and Bandung to Bogor. Expect the journey from the capital to take between one and two hours.

Airports near Bogor

Airlines serving Bogor

United Airlines
Good (2,294 reviews)
Lufthansa
Good (1,027 reviews)
American Airlines
Good (3,748 reviews)
KLM
Good (258 reviews)
Air France
Good (266 reviews)
British Airways
Good (737 reviews)
Delta
Excellent (2,531 reviews)
Turkish Airlines
Good (919 reviews)
Qatar Airways
Good (834 reviews)
SWISS
Excellent (281 reviews)
Iberia
Good (523 reviews)
Emirates
Excellent (560 reviews)
Scandinavian Airlines
Good (253 reviews)
Finnair
Good (335 reviews)
Etihad Airways
Good (173 reviews)
Air Europa
Good (89 reviews)
Singapore Airlines
Excellent (114 reviews)
Aeromexico
Good (766 reviews)
Ethiopian Air
Good (121 reviews)
ANA
Excellent (97 reviews)
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Where to stay in Bogor

Accommodation highlights include the Aston Bogor (which has its own paintball zone), and the slightly more secluded Hotel Novotel Bogor Golf Resort.

Popular neighbourhoods in Bogor

Jl Dewi Sartika - just west of the botanical gardens, this street is the best place to head for fine food and casual shopping.

Mulyaharja - an upscale area in southern Bogor, Mulyaharja is home to the Aston Hotel, as well as the huge Jungle Water Adventure water park.

Sukaraja - another wealthy area, this time in the eastern part of Bogor, Sukaraja hosts the city's finest golf course and has attractions of its own, like Gumati Waterpark.

Where to stay in popular areas of Bogor

Most booked hotels in Bogor

The 1o1 Bogor Suryakancana
Excellent (8.4, Excellent reviews)
C$ 61+
Whiz Prime Hotel Pajajaran Bogor
Good (7.9, Good reviews)
C$ 34+
Amaroossa Royal Bogor
Good (7.6, Good reviews)
C$ 40+
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How to Get Around Bogor

Public Transportation

Angkot minibuses cover pretty much all of Bogor, and single tickets cost just Rp3,500.

Taxi

Taxis in Bogor will charge around Rp7,250 for the meter drop, followed by Rp7,500 for every mile.

Car

Car rental services in Bogor include Merdeka Rent Car and Laduta, and you should find deals for as little as Rp40,000 per day.

The Cost of Living in Bogor

Shopping Streets

The most fun places to shop in Bogor are the traditional market stalls in Sempur (north of the gardens), but there are also malls like Botani Square that offer international brands and good places to eat.

Groceries and Other

Supermarkets in Bogor include Robinson, Toko, and Prima Fresh. Expect to pay around Rp18,000 for 12 eggs.

Cheap meal
C$ 2.90
A pair of jeans
C$ 48.32
Single public transport ticket
C$ 0.39
Cappuccino
C$ 2.45
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