Semarang travel guide

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You're Going to Love Semarang

With a population of 1.29 million, Semarang is the largest city in Central Java, Indonesia by the number of inhabitants. It is one of the most popular cities to visit in the country. Semarang deserves at least 2 full days for you to see its main sights.

When to visit Semarang

Semarang in February
Estimated hotel price
$46
1 night at 3-star hotel
Semarang in February
Estimated hotel price
$46
1 night at 3-star hotel

Looking for warm weather? Then head to Semarang in April, when the average temperature is 28 °C, and the highest can go up to 31 °C. The coldest month, on the other hand, is January, when it can get as cold as 25 °C, with an average temperature of 27 °C. You’re likely to see more rain in January, when precipitation is around 430 mm. In contrast, August is usually the driest month of the year in Semarang, with an average rainfall of 60 mm.

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How to Get to Semarang

Plane

When flying to Semarang, you’ll arrive at Semarang Achmad Yani (SRG), which is located 5 km from the city centre. The shortest flight to Semarang from New Zealand departs from Auckland and takes around 36h 40m.

Train

Located 2.3 km from the city centre, Semarang Poncol is the busiest station in Semarang. Another popular train station is Semarang Tawang, located 3 km from the centre.

Plane

When flying to Semarang, you’ll arrive at Semarang Achmad Yani (SRG), which is located 5 km from the city centre. The shortest flight to Semarang from New Zealand departs from Auckland and takes around 36h 40m.

Train

Located 2.3 km from the city centre, Semarang Poncol is the busiest station in Semarang. Another popular train station is Semarang Tawang, located 3 km from the centre.

Airports near Semarang

Airlines serving Semarang

KLM
Good (846 reviews)
Singapore Airlines
Excellent (912 reviews)
Malaysia Airlines
Good (178 reviews)
ANA
Excellent (453 reviews)
Japan Airlines
Excellent (953 reviews)
China Airlines
Excellent (599 reviews)
SAUDIA
Good (411 reviews)
Garuda Indonesia
Excellent (41 reviews)
Scoot
Good (249 reviews)
AirAsia
Good (144 reviews)
Batik Air
Good (17 reviews)
Bangkok Airways
Good (65 reviews)
Indonesia AirAsia
Good (41 reviews)
Lion Air
Good (26 reviews)
TransNusa
Excellent (1 reviews)
Sriwijaya Air
Mediocre (1 reviews)
Wings Air
Good (3 reviews)
NAM Air
Excellent (1 reviews)
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Where to stay in Semarang

Average rates range from around $44 per night for a double room in a 3-star hotel to $141 and up for a 5-star experience.

Where to stay in popular areas of Semarang

Most booked hotels in Semarang

Favehotel Diponegoro
3 stars
Good (7.9, Good reviews)
$35+
Pandanaran Hotel
3 stars
Good (7.7, Good reviews)
$35+
Ibis Budget Semarang Tendean
2 stars
Good (7.5, Good reviews)
$27+
Oak Tree Emerald Semarang
4 stars
Good (7.5, Good reviews)
$47+

Hiring a car in Semarang

Expect to pay $1.56 per litre in Semarang (average price from the past 30 days). Depending on the size of your car hire, filling up the tank will cost between $18.62 and $24.83. The most frequently booked car type in Semarang is Compact (Class Compact Van or similar). If you’re looking to save money, though, keep in mind that Mini car hire (Class Mini Car or similar) is, on average, 34% cheaper than other car hire types in the city.

Expect to pay $1.56 per litre in Semarang (average price from the past 30 days). Depending on the size of your car hire, filling up the tank will cost between $18.62 and $24.83. The most frequently booked car type in Semarang is Compact (Class Compact Van or similar). If you’re looking to save money, though, keep in mind that Mini car hire (Class Mini Car or similar) is, on average, 34% cheaper than other car hire types in the city.