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Covid 19 Travel Advisory for Nusantara Buses

Key points to keep in mind while planning a trip with Nusantara

Covid 19 Travel Advisory for Nusantara BusesCheck out travel restrictions that apply to your source and destination.
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Covid 19 Travel Advisory for Nusantara BusesCarry your personal hygiene items like hand sanitizer, tissues, and soap.
Covid 19 Travel Advisory for Nusantara BusesWear a mask all the time while you are on the Nusantara bus.
Covid 19 Travel Advisory for Nusantara BusesNusantara may not be providing you a linen or blanket, so make sure to pack yours during a long trip.
Covid 19 Travel Advisory for Nusantara BusesDue to temperature checks and precautionary measures, buses may get delayed. Save some additional time for your trip.

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Nusantara Bus Routes & Timings

RouteFirst BusLast Bus
Lasem to Karawang14:1714:17BOOK NOW
Jakarta to Demak06:0022:00BOOK NOW
Pati to Bekasi14:3222:00BOOK NOW
Pati to Tangerang15:0016:15BOOK NOW
Juana to Tangerang15:2015:47BOOK NOW

Important Points to Remember about Nusantara Bus

PO Nusantara is one of the bus operators with the longest history in Indonesia, founded by Yonatan Budiarso in 1968 in Kudus, Central Java. Initially, Nusantara only served short routes around Central Java such as Kudus–Semarang. More than 50 years later, Nusantara buses have become one of the most trusted land transportation providers in Indonesia with 164 routes it serves. If you want to find a comfortable and safe bus on redBus, PO Nusantara is the answer.


  • Nusantara operates not only in Central Java, especially connecting small cities such as Pati and Demak, but also in the capital city of Indonesia, Jakarta.
  • Nusantara buses originating from Kudus also operate in many important cities in Central Java such as Semarang and Kudus, as well as smaller areas such as Blora, Lasem and Rembang.
  • PO Nusantara has several types of buses in certain classes. There are Super Executive class (21 seats in a 1-1 configuration), Executive class (32 seats in a 2-1 configuration) and VIP class (36 seats). There is also a Patas class which consists of 43 seats.
  • Depending on the class, Nusantara buses provide complete facilities. The most complete Super Executive Class, for example, provides AC, pillows, LCD TV, music, food, drinks, USB charger, blanket and reading lamp.
  • Currently, there are no new promos for Nusantara on the redBus website and application, but check back on the PO Nusantara page on the redBus website or application periodically to check for new promos available.
  • On average, Nusantara buses get a high rating from their passengers, which is 4.5 stars for various routes.
  • Following the health protocols that apply during the pandemic, Nusantara staff and passengers are required to wear masks while travelling.
  • Popular routes for PO Nusantara are Jakarta–Demak, Jakarta–Kudus, Lasem–Karawang, Pati–Tangerang and Pati–Bekasi.
  • Nusantara bus ticket prices start from IDR 190,000
  • Each city has its own departure point for Nusantara buses. The most popular in Jakarta are Terminal Lebak Bulus and Daan Mogot. In Kudus, Nusantara departs from Getas and Terminal Kudus. All Nusantara departure and drop off points can be checked on the Nusantara bus page on redBus.
  • Bus Nusantara has limited its operating hours during the pandemic but departs at least 4 times a day on the most popular routes.

Nusantara Bus Ticket Booking

Founded by Mr Yonatan Budiarso in 1968 in Kudus, Central Java, PO Nusantara started its work by serving short routes around Central Java, such as Kudus-Semarang. The bus company, which began operations only with 2 units of the former Navy bus, continued to grow and began serving passengers outside the province, such as Bandung and Jakarta, since 1990.

Nusantara Bus 

For travelling between cities by Nusantara Bus, you can choose the class of bus that suits your comfort. Nusantara provides Super Executive, Executive and VIP bus classes. Super Executive is equipped with 21 seats with 1-1 configuration, Executive 32 seats with configuration 2-1, VIP with 36 seats, while Patas has 43 seats. PO Nusantara bus service consisting of 75 buses using Mercedes, Hino RK, and Scania engines. Nusantara has also been able to present its own car body products in the form of double-decker buses that use the MAN 37 series chassis made in Europe.

Route

PO Nusantara now connects cities in Central Java provinces, such as Kudus, Demak, Jepara, Semarang, Rembang, Juana, Lasem, Blora, and Pati, with cities in other provinces, such as Bandung, Bogor, Bekasi, Karawang, Tangerang , and Jakarta. Nusantara also operates Patas buses that connect the cities of Kudus, Semarang, Jogja and Purwokerto.

Among 164 routes served, Bus Nusantara's popular routes include:

  • Lasem – Karawang
  • Jakarta – Demak
  • Pati-Bekasi
  • Pati-Tangerang
  • Juana-Tangerang
  • Blora-Bogor

Passengers can choose the appropriate schedule for these popular routes when booking tickets through redBus, Indonesia. The bus from Lasem to Karawang, for example, departs every day at 14:17 WIB. The Jakarta – Demak bus departs at the earliest at 06.00 WIB and the latest at 22.00 WIB. Meanwhile, the earliest and final departures of the Pati-Bekasi bus are at 14.32 West Indonesia Time and 22.00 West Indonesia Time, and for the Pati-Tangerang route, it is served from 15:00 to 16:15 West Indonesia Time. The Juana-Tangerang bus leaves at the earliest at 15.27 WIB and the latest at 15.47 WIB.

Nusantara Bus Tickets for these popular routes can be obtained easily and at affordable prices through redBus, Indonesia. The Lasem-Karawang route ticket, for example, sells for Rp. 200,000, while Jakarta-Demak costs Rp. 220,220, while Pati-Tangerang costs Rp. 210.00.

Amenities

Depending on the class you choose, the Nusantara bus service is equipped with facilities such as air conditioning, pillows, blankets, food, and LCD TV. The wide distance between seats and the availability of armrests and feet make you comfortable during your trip with PO Nusantara. You can also store goods freely in the luggage on the seat provided. In addition to convenience, Nusantara also pays attention to the safety of passengers by using the Global Positioning System (GPS) on each bus, equipping the bus with a guide (co-driver), and providing insurance. Before departure, you can relax in the waiting room equipped with air conditioning, cable TV with HD quality broadcasts, as well as snacks and drinks.

Departure Points

Departure and drop-off points for Nusantara Bus passengers include:

  • Jakarta: Pulo Gebang Terminal, Daan Mogot, Kemanggisan Raya, Pasar Minggu Terminal, Kampung Rambutan Terminal, Pondok Pinang
  • Lasem: Shops of Jami Lasem Mosque
  • Demak: City of Demak
  • Pati: Jl. Diponegoro, Joyo Kembang Terminal, Pati Terminal
  • Juana: Jl. General Sudirman
  • Blora: Kec Blora Kota, Jl. Colonel Sunandar
  • Karawang: Cikampek Toll Gate
  • Bogor: Sukasari
  • Tangerang: Pasar Kemis, Ciledug
  • Bekasi: Tambun

Headquarters

Jl. Getas Pejaten No. 4

Kudus, Central Java

No. Telephone: (0291) 440019/440020

You can get information about bus and Nusantara 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. 

Cancel Your Nusantara Bus Ticket and Get a Refund With Refund Guarantee

redBus offers another avenue of flexibility when it comes to booking a Nusantara bus ticket in Indonesia. With Refund Guarantee, customers can now cancel their Nusantara 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 Nusantara 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 Nusantara bus ticket due to any unforeseen circumstances.
Nusantara Bus Types
The various types of buses run by Nusantara are:
  • Executive AC (2+2)
  • Executive (2+2)
  • Super Executive (2+1)
  • VIP AC (2+2)
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Nusantara Online Bus Ticket Booking on redBus

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.


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FAQs

Q: How can I book a Nusantara bus ticket?
A: You can visit the Nusantara ticket counter located at the bus terminal nearest to you. An even simpler booking solution has been provided by redBus, Indonesia. The user-friendly website offers a simpler way to book your bus tickets online.
Q: How much does a bus ticket on a Nusantara bus cost?
A: Ticket fares will vary depending on the pick-up and drop off points. You can visit redbus.id/en to help you stay updated on bus fares, availability, and much more. The payment platform on the redBus website ensures that every transaction made on the site is protected.
Q: Do I need to print my bus ticket to board the bus?
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.
Q: Should I book my bus ticket at the counter or on the redBus platform?
A: That depends on what works best for you. You could book a ticket at the counter but you might be too late to book a comfortable window seat or risk being too late to book any seat at all. A lot of people are recognizing the benefits of booking a bus ticket on an online platform like redBus. It’s easy, convenient, and leaves you having all your questions answered by just browsing the website. The website provides live updates on a number of different avenues such as bus timings, fares, available seats, pick-up and drop-off points, discounts and offers, and much more.
Q: What are the safety features in the Nusantara?
A: Nusantara keeps the safety of their passengers as their highest priority. They have made sure that they use the newest technology to ensure safety. Some of their buses are equipped with the following technologies: Tachograph: This helps monitor the operational activities of the drivers during the bus ride. The drivers are continuously monitored throughout the trip to watch their behaviours and to ensure that they stick on to the norms and code of conduct and monitor their driving. Two-Way Radio: Nusantara has been using this technology since the 1980s. This help to ensure that there is two-way communication between the buses and the office. This helps keep a track on the fleets in operation. GPS: Most of the buses are tracked with GPS. This ensures that the buses can be located at any point in time, and track the speed whenever needed.
Q: What are the facilities available in the Nusantara bus?
A: Before booking your tickets, make sure you choose the type of service that best suits your comfort. Nusantara has different types of services. The seating configuration and the facilities depend upon the bus you select. The seating capacity of the different bus types are VIP - 36 Seating Capacity, Executive - 32 Seating Capacity, and Super Executive - 21 Seating Capacity. Other facilities include air conditioner, audio-visual systems, blankets, pillows, and restrooms.
Q: Which are the popular destinations to which Nusantara offers their services?
A: Nusantara offers services from Central Java to Jabodetabek (Jakarta, Bogor, Depok, Tangerang, Bekasi). The fleets are well-equipped to offer comfortable services for long and short distances. Safety and comfort, the two most important features every traveller looks forward to, is well-taken care of in their fleets. The popular destinations to which they offer services are Jakarta, Bogor, Tangerang, Depok, Bekasi, Bandung, Merak, Kudus, and Semarang.
Q: How do I know the schedule of the Nusantara buses?
A: PO Nusantara operated in the evening, starting from 4 PM from Kudus and 7.30 PM from Semarang. So rather than looking at a comprehensive timetable, you should narrow down your options. For example, you can decide and take a look at the time at which these types of busses start the trip. For more details on the timings, you may visit redbus.id website or the booking page of redBus application.
Q: What are the buses available with the Nusantara Fleet?
A: The Nusantara fleet comprises buses from Mercedes Benz, HINO, Scania and Volvo. Mercedes Benz: OH1626, OH 1526, OH 1830, OH 1525; HINO: R 260; Volvo: B12M, B7R.