However, if you are a backpacker or budget traveler, you may travel overland from Surabaya which will take you a cool 10-12 hours via bus. If you are taking an international airline, you can land at Surabaya Airport and connect to Banyuwangi using Lion Air, Wings Air or Garuda Indonesia. From Jakarta, you need to transit at Surabaya before connecting to Banyuwangi. Note the flight timings are not as regular as other popular cities.
|Gilimanuk-Banyuwangi Ferry Service. (Photo credit www.visitijen.com)|
|The scene at Mount Ijen taken at 5.00am|