Pangandaran is located at the southcoast from West Java, Indonesia in the district Ciamis. See the descriptions below and the map for further information.
Susi Air provides scheduled flights from Jakarta to Pangandaran. It's the fastest and most comfortable way to reach Pangandaran. There are daily flights from the Halim Perdanakusuma Airport in Jakarta. You can reach this Airport in 45 minutes from Soekarno Hatta International Airport by Taxi.
A common way for reach Pangandaran is by bus. The buses drive nearly every hour from Kampung Rambutan bus station toward Pangandaran. But not all busses drive direct to Pangandaran. With some buses you have to change the bus in Ciamis, Tasikmalaya or Banjar.
When you start too late in the evening in Jakarta and the bus just drives to Tasikmalaya or Banjar, then it can happen that there is no bus anymore which drives to Pangandaran at the same evening. It's recommended that you don't start to late in Jakarta or that you take a direct bus. Direct busses are driving at 8am and between 4pm and 6pm.
The trip lasts with a direct bus around 7 hours and costs around Rp.60'000 without AC and around Rp.80'000 with AC. The fee depends on the bus company.
It's also possible to rent a car with a driver in Jakarta. This will costs around Rp.1'300'000. The cars can be rented at travel agencies in Jalan Jaksa.
Susi Air also provides scheduled flights from Bandung to Pangandaran. There are daily flights from the Husein Sastranegara Airport.
You can reach Pangandaran from the bus station Cicaheum. Some buses drive directly to Pangandaran. With some buses you have to change the bus in Ciamis or Banjar. It's recommended to take a bus which drives directly to Pangandaran. The buses from Banjar are small and mostly overcrowded.