There is a scam going on in Probolinggo, when you go by bus from Malang, Surabaya, or the small Van from the Probolinggo train station and probably almost all busses heading to Probolinggo bus terminal, you most likely get dropped if not at the bus terminal but at the same street more north from terminal. This happened to me and 90% I meet heading to Cemoro Lawang.
I was told that this is the bus stations from which the small busses to Cemoro Lawang (Mount Bromo) leaving. But it’s just “travel agency” and they told me to wait there that the bus will come there in one hour and started to offering me bunch of packages including pickup from Cemoro Lawang and bus to Banyuwangi for Mount Ijen and different routes. The guy wanted to pay in advance which already alerted me, after reading the reviews on google you can definitely tell that this guy is just another scammer using opportunity to make some money and never picks you up. The company is at the moment (August 2018) called Alfira Transport Information center.
If this happens to you which most likely happens just don’t leave the bus if they will try to drop you somewhere else or continue the south on this street to bus terminal. That’s the only place where the small Vans are leaving from to Cemoro Lawang (Mount Bromo) and ignore anyone who tries to tell you something different. At the bus terminal there you can take the small Van once you have 15 people (40k per person or more if you are not 15) it was not possible to bargain the price no matter how much we tried.
Also there is no option to use grab or go-jek app at least for us when we were standing at the bus terminal. Maybe it will work when you move somewhere else but not sure. I heard plenty of times that there is some kind of people that doesn’t allow grab and go-jek drivers to take tourist up to Mount Bromo. So the Van from Bus terminal is the only option.
On the way back from cemoro Lawang it’s the same, just take small Van once you are 15 back to Probolinggo again for 40000.
Also you don’t need to book expensive accommodation there on booking and similar apps, there is plenty of options when you arrive ( the driver of Van offered us to stay at place of his dad or someone for 150000) but don’t expect high standards of accomodation there.