Solo Balapan railway station, or more popularly known as Balapan station, is the oldest and the biggest station not only in Surakarta but also in the southern part of Central Java. Has been operated since 1873, the station is located in Wolter Monginsidi Street No. 112, Kestalan, Banjarsari, Surakarta, Central Java 57133. The location is right to the west of Ayu Balapan Market. Balapan station is the main station in Solo and belongs to the Operation Region VI Yogyakarta. This station serves several tracks in various classes, including Executive, Business, Economy, and local train or commuter lines. It connects Solo to other cities in Java Island, such as Bandung, Jakarta, Yogyakarta, Malang, Madiun, and Surabaya.
|Nama Kereta||Rute||Kelas||Harga Mulai||Berangkat||Tiba|
|Gaya Baru Malam Selatan||SGU-PSE||Ekonomi||Rp140.000||16:08||01:55|
|Senja Utama Solo||SLO-PSE||Bisnis||Rp235.000||17:30||02:54|
Solo is the popular name of Surakarta. It is an autonomous city that belongs to the administrative region of Central Java Province. The city abuts on Karanganyar Residence, Boyolali, and Sukoharjo. On the eastern side of the city, lies Bengawan Solo River, the longest river in Java Island. Similar to Yogyakarta, Solo or Surakarta is the successor of Mataram Sultanate based on Giyanti Treaty. Before joining to the Republic of Indonesia, Solo was ruled under the authority of Susuhunan Surakarta and Adipati Mangkunegaran. On mid-July 1950, Surakarta Residency (Karesidenan Surakarta) was officially removed, making Solo included as one of the administrative regions in Central Java Province. Solo is famous as the center of Javanese culture, as stated in its tourism slogan, “Solo, the Spirit of Java.” The tourism sector of this beautiful city does indeed focus on the attraction of cultural heritage. Solo even includes a cultural festival in its annual tourism agenda. One of the most popular festivals is Solo Batik Carnival.