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Purbalingga is a regency in Central Java. Its capital city has the same name.


Purbalingga's capital city is located in the western central part of Central Java, just east of Purwokerto.

According to the 2021 census, Purbalingga Regency has a population of 11,021,443. while Town of Purbalingga has a population of 57,580 according to the 2020 census.

Purbalingga is a town and regency in Central Java whose industry is known for producing exhaust, eyelashes and wigs.

Purbalingga is also famous for its charming tourist destination, Purbalingga is located not far from Mount Slamet, that makes Purbalingga has beautiful natural scenery and attractive tourist destinations.

Some famous Indonesians originated from Purbalingga, such as Jenderal Sudirman, Usman Janatin, etc. These people are honoured in street names all over Indonesia.

Get in[edit]

By plane[edit]

  • 1 General Soedirman Airport, PWL  IATA (Bandar Udara Jenderal Besar Soedirman), Area Sawah, Wirasaba, Bukateja, Purbalingga Regency. It is the nearest airport with scheduled timetable. It is 11 km from the town centre, and serves 2 flights from Jakarta Halim Perdanakusuma International Airport HLP IATA and Surabaya Juanda International Airport SUB IATA with an approximate 1 hour flight. Citilink is the only airline that serves these flights as of Nov 2021. The rates of each route are: HLP-PWL: Rp 509,500-556,800; SUB-PWL: Rp 569,100-585,700. Wirasaba Airport (Q7261679) on Wikidata General Sudirman Airport on Wikipedia

By bus[edit]

  • 2 Purbalingga Bus Station (Terminal Bus Purbalingga), +62 281-895277. 2 km (1.2 mi) south of the town centre. There are regular services from across Java, including Jakarta (9 hours) , Yogyakarta (4-5½ hours), Semarang (6 hours) and Bandung (6-8 hours).
  • 3 Bobotsari Bus Station (Terminal Bus Bobotsari), +62 281-770026. 10 km (6.2 mi) north of the town centre. This is the largest bus station in Purbalingga Regency, but this bus station is not located in the center of Purbalingga town, but is located in the town of Bobotsari which is still covered by the Purbalingga Regency area (located 10 kilometers north of the town of Purbalingga).

Get around[edit]

Map of Purbalingga

You can travel around the town of Purbalingga with BRT Trans Jateng, with a general fare of Rp4,000.

If you want to travel around Purbalingga Regency (such as traveling to the town of Bobotsari, Bukateja, and other town that are still covered by the Purbalingga Regency area) You can travel by public transportation (angkot) colored orange (angkutan perkotaan Purbalingga) at a low rate.


  • 1 Alun-Alun Purbalingga. The town square of Purbalingga.
  • 2 TWP Purbasari Pancuran Mas, Jl. Raya Purbayasa, RT.03/RW.02, Purbayasa, Padamara, +62 281 6598555. 08:30-16:30. A large aquarium showing various fish.
  • 3 Purbalingga Hok Tek Bio Temple (Klenteng Hok Tek Bio Purbalingga).
  • 4 Sentul Garden (Taman Sentul). A traffic themed park suitable for kids and family's vacation


Owabong Water Park


  • 1 Owabong, Jl. Raya Owabong No. 1, Bojongsari, +62 281 659 6967. Daily 7:00-16:00. Water recreation park. Owabong (Q12501548) on Wikidata


  • 2 Goentoer Darjono Sport Complex (GOR Goentoer Darjono), Jl. Wiramenggala, Purbalingga Kidul, Purbalingga 53313. This is the largest sport complex in town. Contains a football stadium, courts, park, food stalls, and a few other venues. Usually locals visit in the morning, especially on Sunday for jogging. Free.


  • 3 Mount Slamet (Gunung Slamet). Hiking. Gunung Slamet (Q580131) on Wikidata Mount Slamet on Wikipedia


  • 1 Purbalingga Money Museum (Museum Uang Purbalingga). Purbalingga Numismatic Museum (Q109437481) on Wikidata
  • 2 Purbalingga Puppet and Artifacts Museum (Museum Wayang dan Artefak Purbalingga). Purbalingga Puppet Museum and Artifacts (Q109433493) on Wikidata
  • 3 Prof. Dr. R. Soegarda Poerbakawatja Museum (Museum Prof. Dr. R. Soegarda Poerbakawatja). Prof. Dr. R. Soegarda Poerbakawatja Museum (Q97307648) on Wikidata


Food souvenirs[edit]

  • Kue toso, a local snack like croissant made from rice flour, mung bean, and sugar.



  • 1 Soto Kriyik Bu Karsini, Jl. MT. Haryono, Karangsentul, Padamara, Purbalingga District.
  • 2 Gulai Melung Bu Hadi, Larangan, Pengadegan District.
  • 3 Ayam Goreng Mbok Sarun, Majapura, Bobotsari District.
  • 4 Ayam Bakar Nony, Karangsentul, Padamara District.

Fast Food Restaurants[edit]

  • 5 KFC (KFC Purbalingga), Purbalingga Kulon, Purbalingga District. KFC Purbalingga branch
  • 6 HokBen (HokBen Purbalingga), Purbalingga Kulon, Purbalingga District. HokBen (Japanese food) Purbalingga branch


Coffee shops[edit]

  • 1 Titik Mula Coffee & Eats, Jl. Dipokusumo No.28, +62 896 663 28283. 09:00-22:00.
  • 2 Kopi Bathok Purbalingga, Jl. Cahyana Baru No.12, Purbalingga Kidul. 10:00-22:00.


  • 1 Braling Grand Hotel, Jl. Letjen S Parman No.50, Kedung Menjangan, +62 281 8901010. Check-in: 14:00. A 4-star hotel. From Rp705,600. Braling Grand Hotel (Q111138164) on Wikidata


The dialing code for Purbalingga is 0281.

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