One of the oldest and best bus operators in Indonesia, NPM has served more than 80 years with a service of 80 navy buses and 100 regular travel buses. NPM is an acronym for Naik Minang Company, which was founded in 1937 in Padang Panjang, West Sumatra. Founded by Bahauddin Sutan Barbangso Nan Kuniang, PT NPM was then continued by Chairul Bahauddin Sutan Barbangso and now managed by the third generation Angga Vircansa Chairul. At the height of its glory from the 1980s to the early 2000s, the NPM PO network stretched from Medan, Pekanbaru, Dumai, Jambi, Bengkulu, Palembang and Bandar Lampung in Sumatra to Jabodetak and Bandung on Java. The addition of 10 Mercedes-Benz buses in 2019 marks the seriousness of NPM Bus to become the leading bus service provider in Indonesia.
Book a bus ticket online, but pay at the counter, with Pay@Bus
redBus works tirelessly to ensure that every person who wishes to book a bus ticket online is comfortable even before boarding an NPM bus. This is why, with Pay@Bus, customers can now reserve their desired seat on an NPM bus through the redBus app or website without making their payment online. With Pay@Bus, a customer can go to the NPM bus ticket counter and complete their booking by making the payment in person. Customers would have to make the payment at the counter at least 1 hour (Bukittinggi to destination location), 2 hours (Medan to destination location), 2 hours (Padang Pariaman to destination location), 2 hours (Pariaman to destination location), 2 hours (Jambi to destination location), and 1 hour (Padang Panjang to destination location) before the departure time. The customer can lose their reservation if they do not make the payment before this period.
NPM Bus Service
The entire NPM bus service with the famous Mercedes-Benz engine is tough and safe. NPM Bus offers Economy Non-AC, VIP AC, and Executive classes for the various routes it serves.
Of the many routes served by NPM on the islands of Sumatra and Java, the most popular routes are:
- Payakumbuh – Jakarta
- Payakumbuh – Thorns
- Gunungmedan – Cilegon
- Padang – Bangko
- Payakumbuh – Range
- Bekasi – Gunungmedan
NPM Bus schedules vary greatly, depending on the route you choose. Payakumbuh-Jakarta, for example, departs at the earliest at 08.00 and the latest at 09.05, while Payakumbuh-Duri departs at 17.30. The Gunungmedan-Cilegon route is served from 14.00 to 14.30, while Padang-Bangko starts at 09.00 to 20.30. Meanwhile, the Payakumbuh-Range route departs at 2:00 PM.
NPM ticket prices offered vary, depending on the route and class you choose, from IDR 165,000 to IDR 420,000. Get the latest and best NPM ticket price information on the redBus, Indonesia website or app.
The NPM Buses are equipped with air conditioning, reclining seats and toilets. The buses are also equipped with electric plugs on each seat as well as blankets and snacks for long-distance travel.
Points of departure
Departure and drop-off points for NPM passengers include:
- Payakumbuh: Jl. Jend. Sudirman
- Jakarta: Kalideres Terminal, Pulo Gebang Terminal
- Duri: Jl. Jengkol Intersection
- Gunungmedan: Sitiung
- Cilegon: Jl. Raya Peacock
- Padang: Jl. Ir. Juanda
- Bangko: Cross
- Range: City Range
- Bekasi: Bekasi Terminal
Jl. Ahmad Yani No. 64
Ngalau, Padang Panjang
No. Phone: (0752) 82746/081270350350
You can get information about buses and NPM bus ticket reservations quickly and easily through the website and the redBus, Indonesia application.
Disclaimer: Bus timings, routes, and fares are subject to change. Please check locally for any last-minute changes.