Finally I got the chance to try a train or railink in Indonesia that connects airport to the city and vice versa, yes for the first time! At the moment, only Kualanamu airport in Medan which has airport train (or in Bahasa Indonesia it is called KA Bandara). So when I visited Medan for my business trip, I really wanted to use the train. My friends in Medan only let me try one way, from Medan Station in the heart of the city to Kualanamu Airport.
We were picked up at the hotel in the morning, and my friends took me to have breakfast at Bihun Bebek Kumango which is located just 5 minutes away from Medan Station. The previous night my friend said, "You don't eat breakfast at the hotel when you are in Medan" I couldn't agree more.
My flight schedule was at 9.40 am, from Medan to Banda Aceh. We took the train to Kualanamu airport at 7.30 am. When I stepped inside Medan Station for the first time, I was amazed by how clean and convenient the station was.
|Welcome to Medan Station|
It has Starbucks on the second floor, near the ticket counter. It has also a selfie photo booth:D The normal ticket price is IDR 80,000 per person. However there's group discount if you buy two tickets or more. Check in their website for the special price.
|Enjoying Starbucks before going to the airport|
|Passengers could do the city check in process at the station|
|Taking selfie while waiting for our train :)|
When the train is ready to depart, we went downstairs to the station and tap our ticket at the gate. Just like using MRT in Singapore. And the cleanliness of the station was really awesome. I hope it will always be as clean as my first visit.
|A very convenient train station|
|Going to the gate|
|Tapping the ticket before entering the gate|
|Medan Train Station|
The train itself reminds me a lot to Hongkong Airport Train: it has separate place for luggage, comfortable seats and nice view along the way. We really enjoyed our 40 minutes journey to the airport.
|Indonesia's first railink|
|Let's hop on to the train|
|Inside the train: it was very cold|
|Enjoying the view|
We arrived at Kualanamu Train Station and walked to the airport which is connected with the train station. It was a great experience taking this train and I think the price really worth it. Hope to see Jakarta has this kind of railink real soon.
|Train station at Kualanamu Airport|
|Check in counters at Kualanamu Airport|
written on August 23, 3014 by @tesyasblog