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Arriving in Jakarta
Soeharto-Hatta International Airport
Soeharto-Hatta International Airport is located 20 km from the city centre. Taxis take around 30-45 minutes.
Taxis should be arranged at the taxi desk in the arrivals hall, immediately after passing through Customs and Immigration (fixed price Silver Bird).
DAMRI Bus Service operates between the airport and Kakarta’s downtown every 40 minutes. The journey time is around one hour to Blok M or Gambir Railway Station in the central business district.
Facilities at the airport include currency exchange, post office, business centre, a tourist information desk, car rental desks and tax free shopping. All main hotels offer mini-bus shuttle transfers or chauffeur-driven meet-and-greet service.
Address: Soeharto-Hatta International Airport Phone: +62 21 5505179
Jakarta has a wide range of transportation options. Buses are operated by a good number of private operators and by the state-owned PPD bus company. Mayasari and Patas AC buses are air- conditioned and flat fares are charged and are posted by the entrance door.
Three-wheeled, two-seats scooter taxis (bajaj) and Bemo minibuses also operate on fixed routes throughout Jakarta, as do Mikrolet or Angkot minibuses.
For visitors, taxis are the most sensible option as public transports tend to be extremely crowded, slow and petty theft is common. The most reliable taxi companies include Silver Bird and Blue Bird.
Drivers should carry a rate sheet showing the current fare to most destinations – check the fare before getting into the taxi. More sensibly, ask your hotel or restaurant to call a cab for you.
Blue Bird also offers a premium Golden Bird limousine service, which can be booked through your hotel or on the company’s website.
Phone: +62 21 794 1234
Indonesian Rupiah (IDR) IDR10,000 ~ US$0,69
Jakarta City Government Tourist Office Jalan Kuningan Barat No. 2 Jakarta
+62 21 520 5445
Banks, businesses and government offices generally open 8 am-4 pm or 9 am-5 pm Monday-Friday. Many shopping malls remain open until 10 pm or later. Many street markets do not open until around 7 pm and remain as late as midnight. Many smaller shops close at dusk on Friday until Saturday night.
There are well-stocked international pharmacies in all the main shopping malls and department stores. You can also find several local pharmacies across the city, called “Apotik”. One of them is Apotik Melawai, which has a 24/7 outlet located at 27 l. RS Fatmawati, in South Jakarta, Phone: +62 21 7228518
The Local Organising Committee prepared a small TRAVEL GUIDE for congress participants.