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How To Get From Jakarta Airport To City Center – All Possible Ways

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We will write how to get from Jakarta airport to city center. The distance from Soekarno Hatta Airport to downtown is 28 kilometers.

The travel time from Jakarta airport to city is around 40 minutes to 1 hour 30 minutes by taxi depending on the traffic. The taxi fare is around 150 000 to 200 000 IDR which is $15-20 USD.

The cheapest way from Jakarta airport to city center is by bus for around 2 hours for 40 000 IDR which is $3 USD. Click here book online Jakarta activities and day trips

The best way from Jakarta airport to city is by train for 70 000 IDR which is $5 USD and the travel time is around 50 minutes to the Main Train Station in Jakarta

You can get a private transfer that can be cheaper than a taxi if traveling in a group.

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I wouldn’t recommend you to buy a sim card at Jakarta airport. If you wish comfort you can buy eSim online and if you aren’t in a hurry just go around phone shops in the city and compare prices to buy the cheapest sim card in Jakarta. Read here Indonesia sim card for tourist and best Indonesia eSim

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WHERE TO STAY IN JAKARTA

For accommodation, you can find really good accommodation for an affordable price. Prices start from $7 USD in a local guesthouse depending on how much you want to stretch your budget.

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JAKARTA AIRPORT TO DOWNTOWN

BUS JAKARTA AIRPORT TO CITY CENTER (CHEAPEST WAY)

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There are buses (Damri Bus) leaving from Jakarta airport to city center running every 30 minutes starting from 3 am until 9 30 pm. Damri Bus fare from Jakarta airport to city is 40000 IDR which is $3 USD for one way ticket.

The total travel time from Jakarta airport to city center with Damri Bus is around 1 hour 30 minutes to 2 hours depending on the traffic.

Damri Bus will take you to Gambir Train Station (Main Station in Jakarta) where you can find a few places for accommodation walking distance. You can buy the tickets inside the bus just make sure you bring cash and local currency.

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TRAIN JAKARTA AIRPORT TO CITY (BEST WAY)

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The best way from Jakarta airport to city center is by train. The train from Soekarno Hatta Airport to city center are leaving every 30 minutes starting from 6 20 am until 11 20 pm. The travel time is around 50 minutes to reach Sudirman Baru.

The train fare from Jakarta airport to city in Sudirman Baru is 70 000 IDR which is around $5 USD for one way. You can get the ticket online, using Railink App or in the vending machine at the airport.

Free Shuttle Jakarta Airport

If you want to get to the train station in Jakarta airport there is a free shuttle and Sky Train connecting Terminal 1, 2 and 3. Just follow the signs or ask people!

BY TAXI JAKARTA AIRPORT TO CITY CENTER

If you go from Jakarta airport to city center by taxi the most comfortable, available 24/7 and fastest way. The travel time by taxi is around 40 minutes up to 1 hour 30 minutes depending on the traffic. The taxi fare from Jakarta airport to Jakarta city center is 150-200 K IDR which is $10-13 USD.

The prices and travel time aren’t fixed and it will depending on traffic and your final destination. We always like to choose Blue Bird (Blue Color) based in our experience. You will find Green, Yellow and White taxis at Jakarta airport.

GRAB AND GO JEK JAKARTA AIRPORT TO CITY

You can always get get Grab or Go Jek with these Apps if you download they work like Uber similar as a taxi with fixed price until your destination and you can choose paying by cash or card.

It’s usually cheaper than taxis. You can also get them to move around Jakarta which is a huge city and it can be complicated to move by bus and the distance are big for walking.

PRIVATE TRANSPORTATION FROM JAKARTA AIRPORT TO DOWNTOWN

Hotel transfers are also very easy and convenient but can be a little bit pricey. The transfers are usually available 24 hours and is only ideal if you have the budget and you really want comfort after your flight to Jakarta.

Best Way From Jakarta Airport To Jakarta City Center

If you are traveling alone and on a budget. The best option for you is the train or bus which costs $3-5 USD. The train it will be great if you are staying in one of the stops since you will take less than 1 hour from Jakarta airport.

If you are traveling with someone else taxi, private transportation or Go Jek, Grab can charge around $10-12 USD and if you split the cost between 3-4 people it can be even cheaper. The main problem by car and bus with the traffic in Jakarta the travel time can be more than 2 hours.

DAILY BUDGET TRAVEL IN JAKARTA

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You can find cafes serving less than $1 USD and you can also eat local food like Nasi Goreng or Nasi Campur for $1-2. You can also enjoy some Smoothies and Gelato if you’re traveling on a hot season. Everything’s really affordable if you are traveling on a budget, you won’t have any problem at all.

For accommodation, you can find really good accommodation for an affordable price. Prices start from $7 USD in a local guesthouse depending on how much you want to stretch your budget.

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EXHANGE CURRENCY IN INDONESIA

You can exchange money in the airport just crossing the ATM’s it will be a few places to do it. Official Rates are $1= 14 000 IDR. You will get lower rates than in the city or other place outside the airport. If you need to exchange cash just try to exchange small money. In Indonesia, you will become a millionaire just by exchanging your local currency ha!

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The best time to visit Jakarta is from April to October. The most hectic time in Jakarta are on July and August. Make sure to remember those months so you can plan ahead. November to March is Bali’s wet season so the beaches may not be at their best. Still, it’s worth the trip since Jakarta is still beautiful during this time.

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Happy Travels!

Ruben Arribas is a Spanish traveler who has traveled more than 70+ countries around the world. Now based in the Philippines!

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