Bicycle & Motorcycle
The temples of Prambanan can be visited by bicycle from Yogyakarta. For an interesting cycle route along backstreets, join the Java Heritage Tour. This starts at Candi Sambisari and leads along rural lanes past Kraton Ratu Boko to Prambanan.
Hiring a motorcycle allows for a combined trip to Kaliurang. From Kaliurang, instead of going back to the main Yogyakarta–Solo road, take the ‘Solo Alternatif’ route signposted in the village of Pakem, about halfway between Yogyakarta and Kaliurang. From there the road passes through some beautiful countryside, before joining the highway just before Prambanan’s main entrance.
From Yogyakarta, take TransJogja bus 1A (3600Rp, 40 minutes) from Jl Malioboro. From Solo, buses take 1½ hours and cost 25,000Rp.
It's possible to reach Prambanan by taking a train to Maguwo station (near Yogyakarta airport). From here, the TransJogja bus 1A stops at Prambanan.