Bandar Lampung city
Located on Lampung Bay, Bandar Lampung is the largest city in Lampung Province. Due to its close proximity to Jakarta it remains the gateway to Sumatra.
Taxis into Bandar Lampung City can be arranged at the airport and taxi drivers have a list of set prices. In 2015 the cost was IDR 120,000 including one surfboard and luggage. The trip is 25min to 1hr depending on traffic.
You can also take the bus from the main road to Rajabasa Terminal (IDR 2,000) then transfer into the city.
Staying in Bandar Lampung
It might be an idea to stay overnight in either Jakarta or Bandar Lampung so you will be well rested and able to enjoy the very long taxi drive to Tanjung Setia or Krui.
We have only stayed at the Hotel Anugerah Express in Bandar Lampung and found it a really nice welcome to Sumatra. It's comfortable, reasonably priced and has a great staff. From here you can get picked up after breakfast, enjoy the taxi ride and arrive at Tanjung Setia beach in the early afternoon.
It is a great welcome to Sumatra.
Shopping in Bandar Lampung
Bandar Lampung has a number of large shopping centers so if you need any computer gear, camera batteries, re-chargers, memory cards or a selection of clothing and footwear this is the best place to look.
The only other large town on the way to Krui is Pringsewu. It's a good place to stop for a meal but the shopping here is limited.
Most shops do not open until after 10 am.
Bandar Lampung to Krui
You can hire a driver / taxi or take a bus to Tanjung Setia or Krui. It is a 6 to 7hr drive across lowland agricultural areas, through the mountainous World Heritage Bukit Barisan Selatan Nat Park to the South Sumatra coast.
Bandar Lampung to Krui by Taxi
Taxi (van, bemo, wagon) transfer can be arranged at the airport or booked ahead through Lovina Krui Surf.
- Taxi departs: Radin Inten II Airport Bandar Lampung (or your Hotel).
- Travel Time: approx 6 to 7 hours depending on weather.
- Fare: from IDR 1,200,000, one way.
Bandar Lampung to Krui by bus
The Krui Putra bus company offers buses from Bandar Lampung to Krui.
- Bus company: Krui Putra.
- Phone: 083170754831
- Depature location: Rajabasa bus terminal Bandar Lampung.
- Departure time: 9am (air-conditioned)
- Fare: IDR 125,000 per person
- Departure time: 6am (non air-conditioned)
- Fare: IDR 55,000 per person (non airconditioned)
- Route: Bandar Lampung - Kota Agung - Tanjung Setia - Krui.
- Travel time: approx 6 to 7hrs.