Semarang SRG (Achmad Yani)
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Semarang airport info
Achmad Yani International Airport (SRG) is and airport that serves Semarang. It is located not far from the city centre, in Western Semarang district, in an area commonly known as Kalibanteng. The name Achmad Yani was taken to honour one of Indonesia’s National Heroes, General Achmad Yani. Airport's facilities include souvenir shops, food outlets, bank, money changer, hotel and travel booking offices, taxi and rental car services.
Daily flights are available to many major cities in Indonesia. Garuda Indonesia, Merpati Nusantara, Mandala Air, Batavia Air, Sriwijaya Air and Jatayu Airlines fly to Jakarta daily. Merpati also has daily flight to Surabaya. There is also flight service to Yogyakarta by Trigana Air/Kalstar. Trigana Air/Kalstar and Indonesia Air Transport also fly daily to Pankalanbun.
Departure tax at Semarang airport
When flying within Indonesia, everyone must pay a departure tax that may vary from airport to airport. In general, expect a departure tax between Rp. 20,000 and Rp. 40,000. Make sure you have this amount in Rupiahs as the departure tax must be paid at the airport before you proceed to the departures area.
Transport to and from the airport
Achmad Yani Airport is 6km west of the Semarang centre. A taxi into the town costs Rp 45,000, and a bit less (around Rp 35,000) when returning to the airport using the taxi meter.
Airports near Semarang
The following airports are very close to Semarang. As prices can differ remarkably you may want to check flights to these airports. Then, in case of finding a good fare, catch a bus, boat or train to your destination city.
- Bandung airport
- Jakarta airport
- Malang airport
- Natuna airport
- Palangkaraya airport
- Pontianak airport
- Sampit airport
- Solo airport
- Surabaya airport
- Tanjung Pandan airport
- Yogyakarta airport
Airlines which serve Semarang airport
|Garuda||Balikpapan, Jakarta, Surabaya,|
|Lion air||Ambon, Balikpapan, Jakarta, Denpasar (Bali), Manado, Medan, Surabaya, Makassar,|
|Mandala||Banjarmasin, Balikpapan, Jakarta, Denpasar (Bali), Medan,|
|Merpati||Banjarmasin, Jakarta, Jayapura, Yogyakarta, Manokwari,|
|Sriwijaya||Banjarmasin, Jakarta, Surabaya, Makassar,|
Semarang city info
Semarang is the capital of Central Java in Indonesia. Semarang lies in the northern part of Central Java. It is a bustling mid-size town with 1.5 million population. The city's name derives from the Javanese words "asem" and "arang" which literary translate to "scarce tamarind". It is more a business than tourism destination, it nevertheless has its own charm with contrasting modern mid-rises. Full of colonial Dutch buildings and Chinese temples, the pretty city of Semarang is a good place to explore and discover the unique history and culture of the region.
Semarang is well connected by road and rail to many of the towns and cities in the region, making this a good place to use as a base. A number of interesting daytrip destinations are just a short bus ride away, while the city itself also has a number of interesting attractions such as museums and parks. From the hills that surround the city you get great views over the sea, the rice paddies, the hills, the city and the harbour. There is a beautiful beach located on the outskirts of the city and many visitors head here to soak up the sun for a while. This is also a popular destination for families as the city has a number of amusement parks where children can play for a few hours on the various rides.
Best time to go to Semarang is during the dry season between May and September.