Getting Jakarta: From Airport to City Center

Is it your first time to Jakarta and you are confused about how to get to Jakarta from the Airport? No need to be afraid, because I’d be kind enough to share information on how getting Jakarta with the easy and cheapest way.

The first important thing to know is where is your arrival airport? Because to get to Jakarta you can landed at Halim Perdanakusuma International Airport in Jakarta (HPIA) or in the Soekarno Hatta International Airport (SHIA) in Tangerang.

Although the government plans to build the airport express train from Manggarai to Soekarno Hatta International Airport, but it seems the plan is still rather long time to be realized. So you need to gather as much as information how to go to Jakarta from the Airport

Halim Perdanakusuma International Airport (HPIA)

Initially this airport only serves non-scheduled flights and scheduled flights with capacity of passanger under 100 people. But since 2014, this airport serve all scheduled flights with limited capacity up to 2.2 million passengers per year.

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To get to Jakarta, there are several alternatives for you; taxi, rent a car, and Damri buses. You can also use the services of KRL CommuterLine at Cawang station. The distance between Halim Perdanakusuma International Airport to Cawang Station is about 5.5 km. So you need to take a taxi or motorcycle taxi then use @commuterline at Cawang Station. It will cost less than Rp. 50.000 (less that USD 5) by using a mix mode between taxi and @CommuterLine.

Another alternative that you need to conside is using the service of DAMRI buses, the price is quite cheap although time travel is quite unpredictable because of the congestion and traffice jam that often suddenly occur in Jakarta

DAMRI Bus Ticket Fare from Halim Perdanakusuma International Airport to Jakarta and it’s surrounding City

No Departing Shelter Destination Fare In Rupiah Fare in USD Other related Information
1 Halim Perdanakusumah Bogor Botani Square, Bogor Rp. 40.000 USD 3.2
2 Halim Perdanakusumah Soekarno Hatta International Airport Rp. 30.000 USD 2.2
3 Halim Perdanakusumah Stasiun Gambir, Gambir, Jakarta Rp. 25.000 USD 1.9
4 Halim Perdanakusumah Terminal Kayu Ringin, Bekasi Barat, Bekasi Rp. 25.000 USD 1.9
5 Halim Perdanakusumah Depok Rp. 30.000 USD 2.2
6 Halim Perdanakusumah Terminal Pulo Gebang, Pulo Gebang, Bekasi Rp. 25.000 USD 1.9

Soekarno Hatta International Airport (SHIA)

If you landed at Soekarno Hatta International Airport in Tangerang, you will find one of the world’s busiest Airport. The airport is the main gateway to get to Jakarta and other places in Java. The Airport name is derived from the name of the first President and the first Vice President of Indonesia. The airport is often referred as Cengkareng Airport or Soetta Airport.

According to the plan, there will be a train service from Manggarai to Terminal 3 Ultimate and it will takes about 57 minutes travel. Unfortunately, until now the airport train is still under development, although the Terminal 3 Ultimate will be operational in mid-2016.

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You can go to Jakarta with many ways including taxi, shuttle minivan, rental car, or Damri buses. If you want to take a taxi, the price range between Rp. 150,000 to Rp. 300,000 does not include toll tickets and depending on the distance and time. I would suggest you to take taxi from these companies such as Blue Bird, Express, Gamya, Taksiku, or Putra.

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For now the easiest and most inexpensive way to go to Jakarta and it’s surrounding cities is to use Damri buses. DAMRI buses ticket counters are available at all terminals (1,2 and 3). In Terminal 2, the DAMRI ticket counter is located at the end of Terminal 2 F.

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DAMRI Bus Ticket Fare from Soekarno Hatta International Airport to Jakarta and it’s surrounding City

No Departing Shelter Destination Fare In Rupiah Fare in USD Other related Information
1 Soekarno Hatta – International Airport (SHIA) Poll Damri Kemayoran, Kemayoran, Jakarta Rp. 40.000 USD 3.2
2 Soekarno Hatta – International Airport (SHIA) Terminal Blok M, Blok M, Jakarta Rp. 40.000 USD 3.2
3 Soekarno Hatta – International Airport (SHIA) Terminal Rawamangun, Rawamangun, Jakarta Rp. 40.000 USD 3.2
4 Soekarno Hatta – International Airport (SHIA) Stasiun Gambir, Gambir, Jakarta Rp. 40.000 USD 3.2
5 Soekarno Hatta – International Airport (SHIA) Terminal Kayu Ringin, Bekasi Barat, Bekasi Rp. 45.000 USD 3.6
6 Soekarno Hatta – International Airport (SHIA) Grand Central Bekasi, Bekasi Timur, Bekasi Rp. 45.000 USD 3.6
7 Soekarno Hatta – International Airport (SHIA) Terminal Kayu Ringin, Bekasi (Royal Class) Rp. 60.000 USD 4.8
8 Soekarno Hatta – International Airport (SHIA) Pasar Modern Harapan Indah, Harapan Indah, Bekasi Rp. 45.000 USD 3.6
9 Soekarno Hatta – International Airport (SHIA) Bogor Botani Square, Bogor Rp. 55.000 USD 4.4
10 Soekarno Hatta – International Airport (SHIA) Bogor Botani Square, Bogor (Royal Class) Rp. 75.000 USD 6
11 Soekarno Hatta – International Airport (SHIA) Terminal Kampung Rambutan, Kampung Rambutan, Jakarta Rp. 40.000 USD 3.2
12 Soekarno Hatta – International Airport (SHIA) Terminal Pasar Minggu, Pasar Minggu, Jakarta Rp. 40.000 USD 3.2 Shelter is near Pasar Minggu Station, South Jakarta
13 Soekarno Hatta – International Airport (SHIA) Terminal Tanjung Priok, Tanjung Priok, Jakarta Rp. 40.000 USD 3.2 Shelter is near Tanjung Priok Station, North Jakarta
14 Soekarno Hatta – International Airport (SHIA) Kantor Dishub Cilegon, Serang, Cilegon Rp. 60.000 USD 4.8
15 Soekarno Hatta – International Airport (SHIA) Mangga Dua Square, Mangga Dua, Jakarta Rp. 40.000 USD 3.2
16 Soekarno Hatta – International Airport (SHIA) Jababeka 2 Cikarang, Cikarang, Bekasi Rp. 50.000 USD 4
17 Soekarno Hatta – International Airport (SHIA) Terminal Lebak Bulus, Lebak Bulus, Jakarta Rp. 40.000 USD 3.2
18 Soekarno Hatta – International Airport (SHIA) Pool Purwakarta, Purwakarta Rp. 65.000 USD 5.2
19 Soekarno Hatta – International Airport (SHIA) Green Pramuka City, Pramuka, Jakarta Rp. 40.000 USD 3.2
20 Soekarno Hatta – International Airport (SHIA) Cibinong City Mall, Cibinong, Bogor Rp. 55.000 USD 4.4
21 Soekarno Hatta – International Airport (SHIA) Terminal Klari, Karawang Rp. 65.000 USD 5.2
22 Soekarno Hatta – International Airport (SHIA) Supermall Karawaci, Karawaci, Tangerang Rp. 50.000 USD 4
23 Soekarno Hatta – International Airport (SHIA) Terminal Pulo Gebang, Pulo Gebang, Bekasi Rp. 40.000 USD 3.2
24 Soekarno Hatta – International Airport (SHIA) WTC Matahari Mall Serpong, Serpong, Tangerang Selatan Rp. 40.000 USD 3.2

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