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 was ranked in 2014 as the 8th busiest airport worldwide when it served over 62 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 run hourly to the city centre and various other destinations in and around Jakarta until about 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 5179
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, where a host of unofficial taxi drivers also vie for business with varying prices. Depending on traffic, the 12-mile (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 stays available.
Wifi is available free of charge in the airport.
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.