Adisumarmo International Airport (SOC) Information
(Solo, Central Java, Indonesia)
Surakarta, known by its shortened form of Solo, is a Central Javanese city with an impressive historic connection to the 18th century and earlier Mataram Kingdom. It is home to Adisumarmo International Airport, and is becoming a visitor destination known for its traditional Javanese flavour and its non-touristy ambience. Most leisure travellers arrive by air, as this former Royal city is at least an eight-hour road journey from Jakarta.
International flights operate from Adisumarmo International Airport to Singapore, being provided by SilkAir, while AirAsia's Kuala Lumpur flights ceased in 2012. Other airlines serving Solo's busy air facility are Garuda Indonesia, Batavia Air, Lion Air, Indonesia Air Transport, Sriwijaya Air and Trigana Air Service, all providing domestic flights to places around Indonesia, with Jakarta served by up to eight flights per day.
The small, single terminal's exterior is typically Javanese in style, with a surprisingly modern, attractive interior, and was opened as recently as 2009. The airport's single runway is relatively short and is therefore only suitable for smaller aircraft.
Adisumarmo International Airport (SOC)
Address: Bandara Adisumarmo / Jalan Cendrawasih, Solo, 57108, Indonesia, ID
Tel: +62 0271 780 715
Adisumarmo International Airport is located 10 km / 6 miles north-west of the city, being close to the suburbs of Dibal, Gagaksipat, Ngemplak, Ngersep and Sindon. Adequate facilities dot the terminal, with transport options into the city including fixed-rate taxis.
- A bank is found in the terminal
- A duty free shop is located airside in the International Departures area
- A tourist help desk can be found in Arrivals
- Basic assistance for the disabled is available. Passengers with limited mobility are advised to contact their airline in advance of travel
- Car hire is available at the airport through local companies such as Riz and Yan
- Book your Solo Car Hire here
- A newsagent / tobacconist is found in the landside area
- Eateries and snack bars are located both landside and airside
- A gift shop is situated in the Departures area
- Car parking spaces are sited near the terminal
The airport is connected to Solo city via the Jalan Jenderal Ahmad Yani route, with a typical journey time of around 30 minutes. Further possible options include the Jalan Laksamana Adi Sucipto and the Jalan Solo-Purwodadi routes. Since driving in the city is challenging, most visitors choose to pay a little extra and hire a car with their own personal driver.
A local bus runs from the airport to neighbouring Kartosuro via the Jalan Adi Sumarmo, some 7 km / 4 miles to the south of Solo's airport, from where bus connections to the city centre are available. Passengers should allow for an hour's journey time to reach the city by bus. Worth noting, upscale hotels in the city may also offer shuttle services to and from the airport.
Taxi travel is the only comfortable commercial transportation service to the city centre, with cabs accessed via a taxi stand outside the terminal. Local cab firms offering service include Aravia, Kosti, Central and Mahkota Ratu. Fares are negotiable, and so if you are good at haggling, you may well be able to save some of your holiday money.