Ferry passengers load their belongings to KRI Makassar-590 at Tanjung Perak Port in Surabaya, East Java, on Monday (03/06). (Antara Photo/Moch. Asim)

Mudik in Full Flight


JUNE 03, 2019

The Lebaran mudik rush peaked on Saturday as airports, train stations, ports and toll roads all around the country recorded massive jumps in traffic two days before Idul Fitri on June 5.

According the Jakarta Police's Traffic Directorate, more than 191,000 Jakarta residents left the capital by public transport on Saturday. More than 20,000 passed through the turnstiles at Gambir train station, and nearly 8,000 travelers were recorded at Merak Port in Banten, heading for Sumatra.

Congestions were reported at the Cinunuk and Cikampek Utama Toll Gate in West Java due to the high number of travelers going to Sumedang, Cirebon, Garut and Tasikmalaya.

The northern coast highway (Pantura) was also packed with travelers heading to Central and East Java.

To ease the burden on public transport, the Indonesian Navy offers mudik travelers from Balikpapan in East Kalimantan a free trip on the KRI Makassar-590 to Tanjung Perak Port in Surabaya.

The Indonesian Air Force also used its CN295 and Hercules military planes to transport soldiers and their families to their hometowns. 

The travelers to Sumatra queue to enter the Roro ship at Merak Port, Banten on Saturday (01/06). (Antara Photo/ Hafidz Mubarak A)
Travelers queue to board a ferry at Merak Port in Banten on Saturday. (Antara Photo/Hafidz Mubarak A.)
TNI soldiers and their families gather at Halim Perdanakusuma Airport, East Jakarta on Saturday (01/06). Indonesian Air Force held free mudik programs for civil servants and families who will go to their hometown in Java and outside Java. (Antara Photo / M Risyal Hidayat)
Soldiers and their families wait for a free flight home at Halim Perdanakusuma Airport in East Jakarta on Saturday. (Antara Photo/M. Risyal Hidayat)
Hundreds of travelers stuck in traffic at the congestion near Cinunuk,  West Java on Saturday (01/06).(Antara Photo/Raisan Al Farisi)
Mudik traffic near Cinunuk, West Java, on Saturday. (Antara Photo/Raisan Al Farisi)
Hundreds of motoriests make their way home through Pantura Patokbeusi line in Subang, West Java on Saturday (01/06).(Antara Photo/M Ibnu Chazar)
Motorists slowly make their way home on the Pantura Patokbeusi highway near Subang, West Java, on Saturday. (Antara Photo/M. Ibnu Chazar)
1,500 passengers arrive to their hometown in Surabaya from Sampit, Central Kalimantan with KM Kelimutu ship from Tanjung Perak Port in Surabaya, East Java, on Sunday (02/06) ( Antara Photo/Didik Suhartono)
Travelers from Sampit, Central Kalimantan, arrive on the KM Kelimutu ferry at Tanjung Perak Port in Surabaya, East Java, on Sunday. (Antara Photo/Didik Suhartono)
Travelers in West Tanjungjabung in Jambi choose to use speedboat as their transportation during mudik lebaran on Sunday (02/06). (Antara Photo/Wahdi Septiawan)
Mudik travelers on a speedboat in West Tanjungjabung, Jambi, on Sunday. (Antara Photo/Wahdi Septiawan)
Station Master Rizky Afrida said the Gambir Station come to peak at 20,546 travellers on Saturday.
Jakarta's Gambir Train Station saw more than 20,000 travelers on Saturday. (Antara Photo)
Motoriest queue at parking lot of Gilimanuk Port, Jembrana, Bali (01/06). The peak of mudik lebaran in Bali to Java through the Gilimanuk-Ketapang port will occur Monday (Antara Photo/Budi Candra Setya)
Motorists queue to enter Gilimanuk Port in Jembrana, Bali, on Saturday. (Antara Photo/Budi Candra Setya)
Vehicles queue in front of Cikampek Utama Toll Gate, West Java, on Saturday (01/06). (Antara Photo/RIvan Awal Lingga)
Cars line up at the Cikampek Utama Toll Gate in Cikampek, West Java, on Saturday. (Antara Photo/Rivan Awal Lingga)