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Bus From Semarang to Solo

Semarang to Solo Bus Service

Avg. Bus Duration
Buses depart from
Bus arrives in
Daily Bus Services
Cheapest Bus Ticket
1 hour 30 mins
IDR 55000

Semarang to Solo Bus Distance

Earliest Bus
Last Bus
88.6 km

Important Information to Remember when Traveling from Semarang to Solo

Being a mega-urban area, Semarang is one of the largest cities and has the most strategic location in Central Java. It is not surprising that this city has many land transportation routes to various cities in Java, Bali and Sumatra. One of them is the Semarang Solo bus route.

  • Semarang and Solo have a distance of 378.4 km with a travel time of about 4-5 hours overland travel via the inter-city route or the Salatiga-Kertosono toll road.
  • The average bus ticket from Semarang to Solo costs around IDR 18,000 to IDR 35,000 for a round trip. Meanwhile, the cost of using the Semarang Solo travel fleet ranges from IDR 75,000 to IDR 95,000 for one trip.
  • The first bus to Solo from the city of Semarang usually leaves at 01.25 in the morning and the last one around 23.25. As for the travel fleet, the earliest departs around 05.00 and the night reaches 23.00.
  • The Semarang-Solo route has many routes starting from a varied travel fleet of Semarang Solo (around 3 shuttles) and several bus operators.
  • One of the favorite bus operators serving the Semarang-Solo route is Lorena Executive AC (2 + 2).
  • For bus passengers, the departure point in Semarang is Krapyak Terminal and ends at Tirtonadi Solo Terminal. Passengers can also choose to stop at several crossing points such as Jalan Slamet Riyadi or Jalan Dr. Rajiman. As for travel, the point of departure and drop-off follows the passenger.
  • Solo or also known as Surakarta is one of the cities that still maintains Javanese customs and culture since the days of the Mataram Kingdom. This is why one of the famous tourist spots as well as the main attraction of this city is the Surakarta Sultanate.
  • Apart from culture, Solo is also known for its distinctive culinary variety. One of the famous ones is Timlo. These culinary delights are found in several legendary and modern dining places in Solo. This includes Timlo Sastro behind Pasar Gedhe which is considered to have a distinctive taste and cannot necessarily be found in other cities.
  • During the pandemic, Solo was one of the cities that implemented the local PSBB as recommended by the government. This program resulted in a reduction in the number of buses or travel fleets entering or leaving Solo. Even though the current PSBB period has ended, the operating routes are still limited.
  • Purchasing bus tickets or booking travel for the Semarang-Solo route during the pandemic can be done through the safe and practical redBus application.
  • Solo attracts local and foreign tourists as one of the cultural and historical tourist attractions in Indonesia. These two things still seem thick in various corners of the city of Solo.

Bus From Semarang to Solo

Is it safe to travel from Semarang to Solo (Surakarta) right now?

Colloquially called Solo, the city of Surakarta is located within Central Java in the country of Indonesia. At the moment the COVID-19 situation within Indonesia is evolving in a dynamic manner. Indonesia currently has close to 7.2 Lakh cases of coronavirus. Central Java had recorded a little less than 80K cases initially, of which almost 53.5K patients have recovered. The pandemic has made travelling anywhere a risky task and one that requires people to be extremely careful. In order to curb the further spread of this virus, there are certain rules and measures that have been laid out for travellers to follow while visiting Solo. Travellers must wear masks at all times and adhere to social distancing requirements. The social distancing requirement in Solo states that people must maintain a distance of at least 1 metre amongst each other. Travellers must also be compliant towards any screening tests and quarantine measures if they would be required. There are certain rules that have been put down for public transport services to follow as well to prevent passengers from contracting COVID-19. All the staff of any public transport operator are required to adhere to COVID-19 rules and ensure that they are followed by passengers as well. Buses provided by the operator, Eka Mira, are available and service the route from Semarang to Solo. Domestic transport from Semarang to Solo could require border approval. There are certain personal precautions that travellers can incorporate into their travel. This includes carrying hand sanitisers and sanitising as much as possible. Travellers must try to avoid touching their eyes, nose and mouth and must also pay close attention to their health. If any traveller is experiencing symptoms of COVIS-19 they must report into public transport staff or directly call the national coronavirus helpline number. Currently, there are certain travel restrictions that are being enforced within Indonesia. In case customers are looking for updates before booking their bus tickets from Semarang to Solo, this information is available on the redBus website.

redBus, Your One-stop Destination for Bus Tickets in Indonesia

Booking a bus ticket has been made easy and convenient thanks to the numerous advancements in technology. And just like how cell phones evolved from traditional landline connections, old bus booking methods have evolved into online booking. Customers do not have to stand in a queue anymore to buy a bus ticket and board a bus or settle for a seat that a bus agent provides, as redBus offers every bit of information that they would need to book a bus ticket. Bus schedules, list of operators, latest offers, amenities available, seats, customers can find everything on the redBus platform, which can be accessed from anywhere. Click here to get the latest information on your journey when you book your bus ticket with redBus.

To view updated COVID-19 guidelines, visit the Bus Tickets Online page on redBus. Customers can visit to find out more about bus trips or favourite bus operators before booking tickets.

Cancel Your Semarang to Solo Bus Ticket and Get a Refund With Refund Guarantee

redBus offers another avenue of flexibility when it comes to booking a Semarang to Solo bus ticket in Indonesia. With Refund Guarantee, customers can now cancel their Semarang to Solo bus ticket and get a refund. A customer has to make sure that the Refund Guarantee add-on has been selected when they book their Semarang to Solo bus ticket through the redBus platform. Customers would have to pay a small premium when they select the Refund Guarantee add-on. Once done, the customer can avail a reasonable refund of up to 75% on their bus tickets if they do decide to cancel the ticket before their bus journey begins. Refund Guarantee offers flexibility and eliminates any inconvenience that could arise if the customer needs to cancel their Semarang to Solo bus ticket due to any unforeseen circumstances.

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    Semarang to Solo Bus Schedule & Fare

    Bus Operator First Bus Last Bus Duration  
    Daytrans 05:30 17:30 1 hrs 30 mins VIEW PRICE
    Kencana Travel 06:00 20:00 2 hrs 0 mins VIEW PRICE
    Aragon shuttle 05:00 20:00 1 hrs 30 mins VIEW PRICE
    Joglo semar 07:00 20:00 2 hrs 30 mins VIEW PRICE
    Cititrans 05:00 19:00 2 hrs 0 mins VIEW PRICE



    • Exit Tol Bawen
    • Jatingaleh
    • Kantor Semarang
    • Krapyak
    • Lintas kota semarang
    • Mall Ciputra Semarang
    • Pajero Resto
    • Pandanaran
    • RM. Sari Rasa
    • Spbu Pertamina Undip


    • Hartono Mall
    • Kantor Solo
    • Kota Solo
    • Slamet Riyadi
    • Solo Square
    • Solo Sumber
    • Terminal Tirtonadi
    • Tugu Kartasura


    How can I make an online bus ticket booking in Indonesia?

    A: You can book a bus of your choice to any destination in Indonesia by logging on to the official website of redBus which is . The site is user-friendly and you can book your bus ticket in a matter of minutes.

    How do I book a bus from Semarang to Solo?

    A: You can either visit the terminal and go to the booth belonging to the bus operator of your choice, wait in line, select a seat, and book your ticket. If you’d rather not do that, you can visit and book your seat within 5 minutes.

    Do I need to print out my bus ticket before boarding?

    A: There are two main scenarios that you might fall into when you have to board a bus. Now, if your boarding point is at any terminal in Indonesia, passengers will have to take a print out of the bus ticket that has been sent to the email in a PDF format. The second scenario is when your boarding point is a bus stop and not a terminal. In this case, you will receive an M-ticket that you will have to produce before boarding your bus. If the operator does not provide an M-Ticket, you will have to take a printout of the ticket (PDF) that has been sent to the registered email ID that you have used to book the bus ticket on the redBus website. Some operators might levy a charge if these conditions are not followed.

    Can I reschedule my journey after I have booked my ticket?

    A: Yes, you can. But this feature is limited to only a few bus operators in Indonesia. Look for the reschedule icon before booking your ticket.

    How do I pay for my bus ticket on the redBus website?

    A: There are a number of different modes of payment offered to customers. Customers can either pay by credit card, debit card, or they can select any of the banks listed when you click the “FPX (Indonesia Online Bank Transfer).

    Travel Safety during Covid-19

    Covid-19 Updates on Semarang to Solo Bus Route

    Travel Safe from Semarang to Solo during Covid-19 Pandemic
    • While traveling from Semarang to Solo during Covid-19 Pandemic, passengers have to follow certain guidelines as per the orders of the Government and local authorities. One can find the key highlights of the restrictions to follow from Semarang to Solo route on this page.
    Covid-19 Test and Quarantine Rules
    • If you are wondering if you need to take a Covid-19 test while travelling from Semarang to Solo during Covid-19 Pandemic or looking for quarantine rules, this page will give you updated information on the same, so that you can keep the documents handy while travelling.
    List of Useful Resources
    • Passengers need to visit the official website of the Government and take a note of Covid-19 PCR test validity for traveling on this bus route.
    Bus & Shuttle Travel Requirements
    • In order to protect passengers from COVID-19, some bus and shuttle providers in Indonesia have taken additional preventive measures. Passengers are required to take a note of these travel requirements before starting off their journey.

    General Covid-19 Guidelines to follow while in Solo

    Mandatory Mask
    Minimum 1 meter of physical distance
    Sanitizing hands
    Temperature checks at public places

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