🇮🇩 Purwokerto is a large but non-autonomous town on the island of Java, Indonesia. It is the capital of Banyumas Regency, Central Java region. The administrative municipalities of Purwokerto are: South Purwokerto (Purwokerto Selatan), East Purwokerto (Purwokerto Timur), West Purwokerto (Purwokerto Barat), North Purwokerto (Purwokerto Utara).
Purwokerto is located in the middle of Java Island within the province of Central Java, near the base of Mount Slamet, the second-tallest mountain in Java. The city is bisected by the Kali Kranji (Kranji River). It lies near two major east-west roads, Sudirman Street and Gatot Subroto Street.
Air Purwokerto's nearest airport is the Tunggul Wulung airport in Cilacap township, approximately 40 km south of Purwokerto. Tunggul Wulung has direct flights (three times per week) from Halim Perdana Kusuma airport in Jakarta. The travel time from Jakarta to Cilacap is 45 minutes. Lately in 2016 Wirasaba (PWL) is planned for commercial flight service. The distance to the town is about 15 km only. Many news sources state that this airport will be developed for commercial flight, while even Garuda Indonesia and Susi Air will be serving this route to Jakarta. Additionally, there is a new bridge that has been built by two regencies between Banyumas and Purbalingga, called Linggamas which supports it.
Railway Purwokerto is a hub city connecting Cirebon to Jogjakarta. The train is one of the main modes of transport to Purwokerto. All classes of the ticket, from economy to first class, are available for trips on trains from Jakarta, Bandung, Yogyakarta, and Surabaya. The total journey from Jakarta is 6 hrs (first class) and 10 hrs (economy class). Soon in 2016, is being built double track between Purwokerto and Kroya for about 25 km the distance. It will be easier also faster the trip between two station above. Double track from Jakarta to Purwokerto now is fully serviced and it takes 5 hours only for single trip. There are 2 new destinations serviced by new train: • Kamandaka services the potential passengers from Purwokerto, Bumiayu, Tegal to Semarang Tawang. There are 3 times trip for a single day. • Joglokerto services the passengers from Purwokerto to Jogjakarta and ended in Solo • Since February 2016, especially Purwojaya Train is available serving in all executive class
Road Intercity buses connect Purwokerto to other cities on the island. The Purwokerto bus station is the third largest terminal in Central Java province after Terboyo (Semarang) and Tirtonadi (Surakarta). The Bulupitu's bus station services the passengers across the mainland to Bali/Lombok in the eastern also Banda Aceh (Sumatera) in the western. In 2016 will planned BRT system (Bus Rapid Transportation) serving between Purbalingga to Purwokerto. For more facilities now is built "Traffic Park" or Taman Lalu Lintas Bulupitu whereas becomes an education park for the public. This could be one of a little amount of additional bus station facilities in Indonesia. There is the first in Indonesia "Sleeper bus" serving Purbalingga/Purwokerto to Jakarta, which is a new facility where the beds are available inside and look just like a hotel's facility.
Cruising the roads in Purwokerto is challenging. The roads are not quite wide enough as ones in bigger cities, and there are still Becaks (rickshaw-like tricycles) using the same roads as motor vehicles. We will hardly ever see traffic jam here, but we will frequently bump into another car cruising the road very slowly or motorcyclists who ride in the middle of the road with low speed. It will need quite an effort for people coming from big city to adjust life on the road of Purwokerto. It is advisable to use bicycles instead.
Education Jenderal Soedirman University is the main university in Purwokerto. It is located on the town's northern outskirts and south of the town for Faculty of Medicine. There are many universities and academies in Purwokerto which serve the southern part of central Java. They include: • Jenderal Soedirman University (UNSOED) • Muhammadiyah Purwokerto University • Amikom University of Purwokerto • Wijaya kusuma University • Telkom Institute of Technology Purwokerto • Sekolah Tinggi Agama Islam Negeri Purwokerto • Sekolah Tinggi Ilmu Komputer (STIKOM) Yos Sudarso Purwokerto • Sekolah Tinggi Ilmu Ekonomi Purwokerto • Sekolah Tinggi Ilmu Ekonomi Satria • Sekolah Tinggi Manajemen Informatika & Komputer Widya Utama • Sekolah Tinggi Teknik Wiworotomo • Akademi Kebidanan YLPP • Akademi Kesehatan Lingkungan • Informatics and Computer Management Academy • Akademi Pariwisata “Eka Sakti” • Nursing Muhammadiyah Academy • Pratama Politechnic.
Purwokerto has a population of over 233,951 people. Purwokerto also forms the centre of the wider Banyumas Regency which has a population of over 1,776,918 people.
Twin Towns - Sister Cities Purwokerto has links with:🇰🇷 Daejeon, South Korea 🇰🇷 Daejon, South Korea
Locations Near: Purwokerto 109.23,-7.42
Antipodal to: Purwokerto -70.77,7.42