TEMPO.CO, Jakarta - State railway company KAI provided 29,456 extra tickets for Eid homecoming 2019. The tickets of favorite routes were almost sold out since the ticket purchase system was opened on April 6, midnight.
Based on Tempo’s observation this morning, April 6, on the KAI official website, KAI Access app, and travel agent app Traveloka, both economy and business class tickets for D-7 of Eid (Lebaran) were sold out. The similar condition also applied to the D-1 tickets for favorite routes such as trips from Jakarta to Yogyakarta, Semarang, Solo, and Surabaya.
On Traveloka, tickets available for Jakarta-Yogyakarta route only left for executive class’ night departure such as Taksaka Lebaran and Argo Lawu Fakultatif with the price around Rp600,000-650,000.
Jakarta-Surabaya route also faces the same condition. Only the executive seats left with the departure at 16:45 Jakarta time with Sembarani Lebaran train. The ticket is priced starting from Rp750,000.
Homecoming travelers who run out of additional train tickets can purchase advanced train tickets but with longer travel time since they will have to transit. In addition, the ticket price is also more expensive.
The additional train tickets were sold starting on April 6, at midnight. This year, KAI increased the extra ticket for 8 percent compared to last year of 27,072 tickets.
FRANCISCA CHRISTY ROSANA