Know Before You Go
Most people visit Borobudur temple from Yogyakarta as a side or day trip. But it is also well recommended to stay the night at the city itself. From Yogyakarta to Borobudur, there is a public bus connecting the cities. If you are doing a day trip, it is advisable to hire a car along with a driver to get there and back. Alternatively, if you are coming from the west side, catch the public bus from Wonosobo heading towards Yogyakarta and drop off at Borobudur. If you are coming from Jakarta, the easiest way is to first take the direct train to Yogyakarta, and then do a side trip to Borobudur after. The temple is open to public from 6:00 AM to 5:00 PM but only those who get a special pass from the Manohara Hotel can get in before 6:00 AM. Note that you don't need to be a guest of this hotel to get the special pass though.