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Mount Bromo, Propinsi Jawa Timur, Indonesia

How much does it cost to travel to Mount Bromo?

You should plan to spend around $22 (Rp350,188) per day on your vacation in Mount Bromo. This is the average daily price based on the expenses of other visitors.

Past travelers have spent, on average for one day:

  • $5.49 (Rp85,717) on meals
  • $7.55 (Rp117,860) on local transportation
  • $22 (Rp345,009) on hotels

A one week trip to Mount Bromo for two people costs, on average, $314 (Rp4,902,628). This includes accommodation, food, local transportation, and sightseeing.

All of these average travel prices have been collected from other travelers to help you plan your own travel budget.

  • Average Daily Cost Per person, per day
    $22
    Rp350,188
  • One Week Per person
    $157
    Rp2,451,314
  • 2 Weeks Per person
    $314
    Rp4,902,628
  • One Month Per person
    $673
    Rp10,505,631
  • One Week For a couple
    $314
    Rp4,902,628
  • 2 Weeks For a couple
    $628
    Rp9,805,255
  • One Month For a couple
    $1,346
    Rp21,011,261
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How much does a one week, two week, or one month trip to Mount Bromo cost?

A one week trip to Mount Bromo usually costs around $157 (Rp2,451,314) for one person and $314 (Rp4,902,628) for two people. This includes accommodation, food, local transportation, and sightseeing.

A two week trip to Mount Bromo on average costs around $314 (Rp4,902,628) for one person and $628 (Rp9,805,255) for two people. This cost includes accommodation, food, local transportation, and sightseeing.

Please note, prices can vary based on your travel style, speed, and other variables. If you're traveling as a family of three or four people, the price per person often goes down because kid's tickets are cheaper and hotel rooms can be shared. If you travel slower over a longer period of time then your daily budget will also go down. Two people traveling together for one month in Mount Bromo will often have a lower daily budget per person than one person traveling alone for one week.

A one month trip to Mount Bromo on average costs around $673 (Rp10,505,631) for one person and $1,346 (Rp21,011,261) for two people. The more places you visit, the higher the daily price will become due to increased transportation costs.




Independent Travel

Traveling Independently to Mount Bromo has many benefits including affordabilty, freedom, flexibility, and the opportunity to control your own experiences.

All of the travel costs below are based on the experiences of other independent travelers.

Is Mount Bromo expensive to visit?

Mount Bromo is a very affordable place to visit. Located in Indonesia, which is a reasonably affordable country, visitors will appreciate the lower prices of this destination. It is in the top 10% of cities in the country for its affordability. Budget travelers enjoy spending long periods of time exploring Mount Bromo in depth.

Within Asia, Mount Bromo is a very affordable destination compared to other places. It is in the top 10% of cities in Asia for its affordability. Very few cities in the region are as affordable as Mount Bromo.

For more details, and to find out if it's within your travel budget, see Is Mount Bromo Expensive?

How much money do I need for a trip to Mount Bromo?

The average Mount Bromo trip cost is broken down by category here for independent travelers. All of these Mount Bromo travel prices are calculated from the budgets of real travelers.


Category Cost
Accommodation 1 (Double Occupancy) Rp345,009 ($22)
Local Transportation 1 Rp117,860 ($8)
Food 2 Rp85,717 ($5)
Entertainment 1 Rp132,146 ($8)
Alcohol 2 Rp37,144 - 111,431 ($2 - 7)
Accommodation Budget in Mount Bromo
Average Daily Costs

Calculated from travelers like you

The average price paid for one person for accommodation in Mount Bromo is $11 (Rp172,504). For two people sharing a typical double-occupancy hotel room, the average price paid for a hotel room in Mount Bromo is $22 (Rp345,009). This cost is from the reported spending of actual travelers.


  • Accommodation1 Hotel or hostel for one person
    $11
    Rp172,504
  • Accommodation1 Typical double-occupancy room
    $22
    Rp345,009

Hotel Prices in Mount Bromo

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Transportation Budget in Mount Bromo
Average Daily Costs

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  • The cost of a taxi ride in Mount Bromo is significantly more than public transportation. On average, past travelers have spent $7.55 (Rp117,860) per person, per day, on local transportation in Mount Bromo.


  • Transportation1 Taxis, local buses, subway, etc.
    $7.55
    Rp117,860


Flights to Mount Bromo
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Rental Cars in Mount Bromo
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Food Budget in Mount Bromo
Average Daily Costs

Calculated from travelers like you

  • While meal prices in Mount Bromo can vary, the average cost of food in Mount Bromo is $5.49 (Rp85,717) per day. Based on the spending habits of previous travelers, when dining out an average meal in Mount Bromo should cost around $2.20 (Rp34,287) per person. Breakfast prices are usually a little cheaper than lunch or dinner. The price of food in sit-down restaurants in Mount Bromo is often higher than fast food prices or street food prices.


  • Food2 Meals for one day
    $5.49
    Rp85,717


Entertainment Budget in Mount Bromo
Average Daily Costs

Calculated from travelers like you

  • Entertainment and activities in Mount Bromo typically cost an average of $8.46 (Rp132,146) per person, per day based on the spending of previous travelers. This includes fees paid for admission tickets to museums and attractions, day tours, and other sightseeing expenses.


  • Entertainment1 Entrance tickets, shows, etc.
    $8.46
    Rp132,146


Alcohol Budget in Mount Bromo
Average Daily Costs

Calculated from travelers like you

  • The average person spends about $4.76 (Rp74,288) on alcoholic beverages in Mount Bromo per day. The more you spend on alcohol, the more fun you might be having despite your higher budget.


  • Alcohol2 Drinks for one day
    $4.76
    Rp74,288


Mount Bromo On a Budget
Mount Bromo Mount Bromo
Mt. Bromo is the most famous active volcano in East Java at 2,329 meters high. Most visit Mt. Bromo to see the spectacular sunrise over the Tenggar-Caldera. Cemoro Lawang is the most popular town where tourists stay while visiting. Be prepared with cash ahead of time, as you'll have a hard time finding an ATM in town.

While you may be accustomed to warmer weather in other cities on the island, the highlands of Mt. Bromo will require that you dress warmly, if only for the night and early morning that you're there to see the sunrise, as temperatures may drop to freezing. There are many vendors selling hats and gloves if you need them.

Daytime temperatures, on the other hand, are much warmer in high 60s. Note that wet season takes place from November to March, and the months of January and February experience the heaviest rains and even flooding.
Sights
The sunrise is the most popular of activities and sights to take in and may likely require the most planning for your time in Mt. Bromo. Visitors usually wake up around 2-3 a.m. to take a Jeep or van tour to see the sunrise. Both can be arranged with your accommodation.

As much as you might love to take a lone, serene photo during the sunrise, expect to run into crowds around the volcano, which will make the experience anything but peaceful.

If you're ready for more adventure after the sunrise, horseriding in the sea of sand is sure to take your breath away. Head toward the Tenggerese Hindu temple, the Pura Luhur Poten, where the Yadnya Kasada festival is celebrated.

Those who are ready for a more intense hike can also do the two-day trek from Ranu Pane to Gunung Semeru, Java's highest peak.

Every year during the Kasada festival, which takes place in summer, Tenggerese Hindus cross the sea of sand and climb Mt. Bromo to throw offerings of food, flowers, and money into the crater of the volcano, believing that it will appease the gods. The festival, which lasts a month, originated in the 15th century, when a princess and her husband asked the gods for help to bear children.

According to the legend, the gods granted them 24 children, on the premise that the 25th would be thrown into the volcano as a sacrifice. Though they initially refused to do it, eventually, they gave in and sacrificed their 25th child, Kesuma, and thus, the festival continues today.

Meanwhile, non-believers use nets to catch the offerings from inside of the crater of the volcano. This is truly a sight to see if you're visiting in June to July. Check with locals to find out the dates of the festival.

Food and Dining
Most restaurants in Cemoro Lawang are connected to an accommodation. Cafe Lava offers budget rooms at moderate prices and also has decent food in their restaurant. You can also choose to dine at roadside warungs or the few independent restaurants in town, such as Bromo Corner Cafe, next to the national park office, or Waroeng Basuki, which serves local East Java and Peranakan Chinese food at affordable prices.

Around the caldera, there are also many shops, which are a popular place to visit for coffee in the morning time before or after the sunrise. Nearby are other shops which also sell hot tea, grilled corn, noodles, and other snacks and drinks.
Accommodation
There are plenty of places to stay in Mt. Bromo but if you're looking for luxury, you won't find it here without a price tag. Proximity to the volcano will cost you, but keep in mind that that farther away you stay, the earlier you'll need to wake up to get to the site of the sunrise.

Most budget hotels will come at a higher cost, especially during high travel season in the summer. Many rooms in Mt. Bromo, though advertised as moderate, may be basic with simple amenities. Budget rooms can simply consist of a small room that may fit just a bed and require that you share a bathroom. SM Bromo Hotel is considered expensive, considering its no-frills rooms, but it is clean and just a ten-minute drive to get to the viewpoint. Cafe Lava Hostel is another popular bed and breakfast within a close distance to the volcano but has a reputation of inconsistency with cleanliness. Homestays are also available in town.

Considering that most spend less than a day and sleep only a few hours in Mt. Bromo, many don't mind paying higher prices to be closer to the caldera. However, if you choose not to stay in Mt. Bromo, you also have the option stay in Surabaya or Malang and leave the city around midnight to arrive in Mt. Bromo early in the morning, in time to see the sunrise. This way, you can avoid budget hotels at expensive costs, but still enjoy the activities near the crater.

Transportation
There are two roads to Mt Bromo; you can enter from Probolinggo on the east or Malang on the west. You can take a bus or minivan up.

From the Bayuangga Bus Terminal in Probolinggo, take a small bus to Cemoro Lawang and request to be taken directly to your accommodation. Beware of your destination when heading toward the Bayuangga terminal, as it's not uncommon for drivers to take you to a travel agency instead, as they're driven by commission to bring new tourists in to book sunrise tours.

It will take approximately two hours to get to Mt. Bromo from Malang. Take an angkot, or city transport minibus to the Arjosari Bus Station, then another to Tumpang. From there, you can either take a motorbike taxi or a Jeep to Mt. Bromo, which will afford you some beautiful views of the savannah behind the caldera that you'd otherwise miss from the other route.

Once you're in Cemoro Lawang, you can either take a Jeep ride to the site of the sunrise, or you can hike between 1.5 to 2 hours independently.


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1 Categories averaged on a per-item basis.
2 Categories averaged on a per-day basis.
For example, the Food2 daily average is for all meals for an entire day, while Entertainment1 is for each individual purchase. Thus, the overall daily average cost is not a summation of the individual categories.