Abdul Rachman Saleh Airport, Malang have frequently closed by because volcanic dust from Bromo Mountain. According in record since 2015 to 2016, that airport is closed for more thant 5 times due to Bromo eruption.
The close is also impact to the cancellation the flight. Like last month, 11 June 2016 there are cancellation to seven flight which 5 flight from Malang to Jakarta and its flight back with one route from Malang to Denpasar.
Although frequently disturbed by this eruption issue these few last times, there are not need to worry to visit Bromo as long as we have out of danger radius which is one kilometer from active crater. The access to either Bromo Mountain or Malang can be reached too without using Abdul Rachman Saleh Airport.
There are few alternative transportation can be used to reach Malang or Bromo without using the airport.
Railways To Malang and Surabaya
From capital city of Jakarta to Bromo, we can used railways transportation. You can use the train with route to Surabaya which is Gaya Baru Malam and Jayabaya. The other train which headed directly to Malang is also available like Matarmaja, Bima and Gajayana from Gambir Station and Pasar Senen Station.
Those trains have using north route and south route. If you want to get off the train at Surabaya then you can continue to Malang with other train which is Mutiara Timur from Surabaya to Banyuwangi or Sri Tanjung train with route Yogyakarta to Surabaya Gubeng to Banyuwangi which get off at Probolinggo station.
From Probolinggo we can use city transport like small size bus to Bayu Angga Probolinggo bus station to switch into district to district transport which headed to Cemoro Lawang or Ngadisari Village, Sukapura district as the starting point entering Bromo Mountain.
By the way, if you drop at Malang, you can headed to Arjosari bus station with city transport. From that bus station, search for city transport which headed to Bayung Angga Probollingo bus station to headed to Cemoro Lawang.
Flight to Juanda Airport, Surabaya
If Abdul Rachman Saleh Airport, Malang closed because Bromo eruption, you can try the flight to Juanda Airport at Surabaya. There are a ton of airlines have flight to Surabaya in one day.
from Juanda, we can change into railways or bus. If choose bus, the first step you should go to Bungurasih bus station and using government owned bus service, Damri and continue the trip to Arjosari station with bus. Arrive at Arjosari, find a city transport to Bayung Angga Probolinggo. After arrive at Bayung Angga Probolinggo, you just following the step above to how arrive at Cemoro Lawang
Beside bus, there are railways can use to arrive. From Surabaya’s Gubeng Station, take a train to Probolinggo using Mutiara Timur or Sri Tanjung.