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Tegal is a city on the north coast of Central Java, near the border with West Java.


Javanese dishes served at a Warteg.

Tegal is known as the namesake of the Warung Tegal (usually shortened to Warteg), a type of warung (small restaurant) operated across Indonesia by people from Tegal. Such warung sell rice and Javanese dishes for low prices.

Get in[edit]

By car[edit]

Tegal is along the North Coast Route trunk road (Jalur Pantura). From the west, a tolled motorway connects Jakarta (275 km) and Cirebon (75 km) with Tegal. The toll road ends at Tegal's western outskirts. Towards the east, the trunk road continues to provincial capital Semarang (160 km).

By train[edit]

1 Tegal railway station is in the city centre. The station serves about 15 trains per day to Jakarta, and a similar number of trains to Semarang (many of them continuing to East Java). In addition, there are three trains per day to Purwokerto, and one to Bandung (via Cikampek).

By bus[edit]

Get around[edit]


Pantai Alam Indah, Waduk Cacaban, Pur In, Guci (Pemandian Air Panas).



Pacific Mall, Rita Supermall


  • Nasi Lengko (Lengko Rice)
  • Sate Kambing (Goat Satay)
  • Sate Gombyang (Gombyang Satay)
  • Tahu Aci(Fried flour-filled tofu)
  • Tahu Pletok (Fried flour-filled tofu)
  • Sate Loso (Buffalo Satay)
  • Sauto
  • Nasi Bogana
  • Pia
  • Swike (Dish made with frog)
  • Pepes Telor Kodok


Poci Tea


Go next[edit]

  • Cirebon — the 'city of shrimps, a large city about 80 km west of Tegal
Routes through Tegal
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