Bandar Lampung city
Located on Lampung Bay, Bandar Lampung is the largest city in Lampung province and due to its close proximity to Jakarta 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 120000 including one surfboard and luggage. The trip is 25min to 1hr.
You can also take the bus from the main road to Rajabasa Terminal IDR 2,000 then transfer to a bus for the city.
Staying in Bandar Lampung
I recommend an overnight stay in Jakarta or Bandar Lampung so your well rested for the drive to Krui.
I have only stayed at the Hotel Anugerah Hotel Anugerah Express (from AUD $29.00), been picked up after breakfast and arrived early afternoon at Tanjung Setia beach.
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 a good place to stop for a meal but there are no large shopping centers so not the best place to shop.
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.