Jakarta International Airport
Situated on the island of Java, just west of Jakarta, Soekarno-Hatta International Airport (SHIA) is an important regional aerial hub and a popular international entry point to Indonesia. Soekarno-Hatta International Airport is the 16th busiest airport worldwide and in 2010 SHIA served 44 million passengers.
With three terminals housing many passenger amenities including restaurants, cafés, shops and duty-free zones, SHIA is set to expand even further to include a fourth terminal building and a general refurbishment of all existing terminals. This constant development ensures that SHIA is always striving to offer passengers as smooth an experience as possible.
The airport is situated 12 miles (20km) northwest of Jakarta.
Getting to the city
Shuttle buses, called the Damri bus, run hourly to the city centre and various other destinations in and around Jakarta until 11pm. The bus that terminates at Gambir Station passes through the city centre. Taxis are metered and will be more expensive as a single traveller, but about the same price if you are sharing with three or four people; note that road tolls may be added to the fare.
Local time is GMT +7.
+62 (0)21 550 5079
Avis, Hertz and Europcar are represented at the airport, along with a number of local car rental companies.
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 start at about IDR 7,500 and a trip to the city centre can cost up to around IDR 120,000; 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 minutes, but can be as long as an hour and a half if traffic is bad.
Transfer between terminals
A free bus connects the terminals.
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 advance.
There are more than 2,000 parking bays at the airport, all within easy access of the terminals. Short and long stay available.
IDR 150,000 (international), IDR 40,000 (domestic)
Major airlines offering flights to Soekarno-Hatta International Airport include Air Asia, Air China, Airfast Indonesia, All Nippon Airways, Aviastar, Batavia Air, Cathay Pacific, China Airlines, Emirates, Etihad Airways, EVA Air, Garuda Indonesia, Indonesia AirAsia, Japan Airlines, KLM, Korean Air, Kuwait Airways, Lion Air, Lufthansa, Malaysia Airlines, Mandala Airlines, Philippine Airlines, Qantas, Qatar, Saudi Arabian Airlines, Singapore Airlines, Sriwijaya Air, Thai AirAsia, Thai Airways International, Tiger Airways and Turkish Airlines.
Wifi is available free of charge in the lounges and in Terminal 2.
Terminals 1, 2 and the transit lounge all have VIP lounges. Meeting rooms are available at the nearby Sheraton Hotel.
Jakarta International Airport Taxis: the taxi fares above are intended as a guideline only.