Information & Facts
Official taxi booths are located in the arrival terminal, also
where a host of unofficial taxi drivers vie for business with
varying prices. Metered taxi's cost about Rp 30,000 although extra
may be charged for toll road fees. Depending on traffic the 12
miles (20km) trip to the city centre will take between 30 and 45
Short and long term parking is available.
Avis, Hertz and Europcar are represented at the airport, along
with a number of local car rental companies.
Shuttle buses run hourly to the city centre and various other
destinations in and around Jakarta. Taxis are metered and cost
around Rp 30,000 to the city; note that road tolls may be added to
Rp 150,000 (international), Rp 40,000
Facilities are limited but the airport is clean and the staff
are friendly and efficient. There are shops, banks, bars and
restaurants, and tourist information and hotel reservations at the
airport. There are facilities for disabled travellers; passengers
with special needs are advised to inform their airline in
Bahasa Indonesia is the official language, but many
dialects are spoken. English is widely understood in Jakarta and
Rupiah (IDR) is the official currency and is divided into 100
sen. Foreign currency can easily be exchanged at banks, hotels and
money changers in major tourist destinations; US dollars is the
most accepted currency. Cash often yields a better exchange rate
than travellers cheques, which are not always accepted. It is
recommended that travellers cheques also be in US dollars. Most
major credit cards are accepted at hotels, restaurants and stores
catering to the tourist trade. ATMs are available in main centres.
Small change is often unavailable so keep small denomination notes
and coins for items like bus fares, temple donations and cool
A free bus connects the two terminals.
Indonesia spans three time zones. GMT +7 (West, including
Java and Sumatra), GMT +8 (Central, including Bali, Sulawesi and
Lombok), GMT +9 (East, including Irian Jaya).