Pandeglang is the capital of the regency of Pandeglang, which is the most southwestern regency of the island of Java and also includes Ujung Kulon National Park. The town of Pandeglang is in the far northeast of this regency, to the west from Rangkasbitung and to the south from Serang. The town of Pandeglang has a population of about 40,000 and is a regional economic centre, along with the fishing towns along the coast, mainly Labuan.
Pandeglang is not connected to the toll road network. The easiest way to get to the city from the capital Jakarta is by taking the Jakarta-Merak toll road until exit Serang Timur (East Serang). From there, take the trunk road south. Without traffic, the drive from Jakarta takes 2 hours. However, due to traffic congestion this is usually about 3 hours. Pandeglang is also along the east-west trunk road between Labuan and Rangkasbitung.
As the railway to Pandeglang is no longer operated, the only way to get to the town by public transport is by bus. The 1 Kota Badak bus terminal, just north of the town centre, is served by frequent buses and minibuses to nearby destinations such as Labuan, Serang, Rangkasbitung, and the port of Merak, as well as to various bus terminals in Jakarta. There are also daily buses to some other cities, including Bogor and Bandung.
There are various angkot (public minivan) routes in the town of Pandeglang, as well as to the surrounding towns and villages. It is also possible to hire an ojek (motorcycle taxi).
- 1 Alun-Alun Pandeglang (central square), Jl. Raya Labuan / Jl. Mayor Widagdo. The central town square of Pandeglang. It is one of the largest and most beautiful city squares in the province. The square features extensive grass fields, play areas for children, a lot of streetfood stalls, and a statue of a Javan rhinoceros. The Ujung Kulon National Park, in the regency of Pandeglang, is the only place where this endangered species can still be found.
- 1 Dapoer Iboe (Mother's Kitchen), Jl. Kyai Haji Mohammad Idrus No. 2 (next to the Alun-Alun central square), ☏ . Daily 09:00-21:00. Well-known restaurant and bakery with a wide range of Indonesian dishes. The specialty is gurame goreng cobek, or fried giant gourami fish with chili peppers.
- 1 Pandeglang Raya Hotel, Jl. Raya Labuan No. 7, ☏ , ✉ email@example.com. Simple hotel just south of the Alun-Alun central square. Double rooms from Rp 120,000 per night; Rp200,000 for room with airconditioning.
- 2 Hotel Riz, Jl. Raya Serang KM. 1, ☏ . The largest hotel of Pandeglang, on the northern side of the town. Double rooms from Rp 330,000 per night.