ARRIVING 

Most international travelers arrive via the Soekarno-Hatta International Airport about 15mi (25km) west of the city. The majority of international flights to Indonesia come through this airport. Some of the larger airlines represented are China Airlines, China Southern Airlines, Cathay Pacific, Singapore Airlines, Malaysia Airlines, Japan Airlines, KLM Royal Dutch Airlines, Emirates, Etihad, Korean Air, Lufthansa, Qatar Airways, Turkish Airlines, Mihin Lanka, and Qantas. Garuda Indonesia, the national flag carrier also connects Jakarta to international destinations in Australia, Far East, Asia, and the Middle East. To get to Indonesia from Western Europe or North America, it will probably be necessary to transfer at one of the larger gateway cities in Asia or the Middle East such as Hong Kong, Kuala Lumpur, Singapore, Dubai, Doha, or Abu Dhabi. The rise of budget airlines has seen a sharp fall in the cost of services to Jakarta from places like Singapore, Kuala Lumpur, and Bangkok so more and more budget travellers are arriving into the city by air rather than the traditional overland routes.

There are currently 3 Terminals in operation. Terminal 1 has 3 concourses in 1-storey building with configuration of Departure Hall - Arrival Hall for concourses A, B, and C. It serves only domestic flights (Lion Air, Batavia Air, Sriwijaya Air to name a few). Terminal 2 consists of 2 stories -- upper level for departures and lower level for arrivals. It also has 3 concourses; D (all international flights), E (Garuda Indonesia international flights plus KLM and Lionair), and F (Garuda Indonesia and Merpati  domestic flights). Terminal 3 serves  Air Asia, Batik Air and Mandala Air for both international and domestic flights, and Lion Air flights to Denpasar, Bali (DPS)

for complete TERMINAL GUIDE, please refer to this page: Jakarta Airport Terminal Guide

http://www.soekarnohatta-airport.co.id/

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ARRIVAL PROCEDURE

The arrival procedure for DOMESTIC flight is as follows:

1. Disembark from airplane p

2. Proceed to baggage claim. For those with connections,  go to the transfer desk.

3. Executive taxi, limousine, and car rental are available. 

 

The arrival procedure for INTERNATIONAL flight is as follows:

1/ Disembark plane, proceed to the passport check ( those who need a VOA aproach VOA counter first). 

 2/ After you clear immigration, you may proceed to baggage claim. CGK is awfully inefficient with bagge carosels, expect up to 60 min  for your luggae to apper on the conveyer.

3/  You need to go through custom inspection. Hand-in customs declaration form to the officer and screen all baggage.  Only 1 declaration form is required per group/family. Mind DF allowance on alcohol.

4/ You can find car rental, limousine counter, and executive taxi counter just after clearing customs, before meet&greet area. Those who require regular taxi may proceed outside to the taxi rank (see  moving on section below)


VISA 

Nationals holding passport from the following 168 countries and territories are eligible to enter and remain in Indonesia without a visa for 30 days. The visa free facility does not allow the change into other permits or visa extension. Passport holders from all visa exempt countries can enter Indonesia through one of the 124 designated border crossings. All visitors must hold a passport valid for 6 months, even those with visa free access, onward tickets from Indonesia, itinerary, hotel booking and proof of sufciient funds may be asked by the immigration to to verify your purpose of visit.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Visa_po...

DEPARTING

The departure airport tax is now included in the price of any flight booked after 9 February 2015.

 

DEPARTURE PROCEDURE

The departure procedure for DOMESTIC flight is as follow:

1. Passenger drop off, proceed to luggage screening prior entering check-in hall. All bags must be screened at this point, passengers are searched through metal detector.  

2. If flying Garuda airlines, first proceed to get your checked baggage strapped (free) opposite the check-in counters.  Check-in at respective counter. 

3. Proceed to departure hall. Check Flight Information Display, if it's open, you may proceed to wait at the waiting room in the gate area. Second security screening on hand luggage and passengers before entering the waiting room.  

 

The departure procedure for INTERNATIONAL flight is as follow:

1. Passenger drop off, proceed to luggage screening prior entering check-in hall. All bags must be screened at this point, passengers aresearched through metal detector. 

2. If flying Garuda airlines, first proceed to get your checked baggage strapped (free) opposite the check-in counters.  Check-in at respective counter. 

3. Immigration 

4. Proceed to the departure hall. Airline lounges, duty free, and restaurants are located here.

5. Check Flight Information Display, if it's open, you may proceed to wait at the waiting room in the gate area. Second security screening on hand luggage and passengers before entering the waiting room.  

 

TERMINAL 3 international: lines for arrival immigration can be very long.  For departure if you fly Air Asia internationally, have no checked bags,  and have aslready checked in on the web, you can proceed directly from your car to the immigration desk without having to go to the AirAsia checkin desk: it makes the process really quick.

 

MOVING ON

There are  taxi ranks outside airport terminals. It is ALWAYS recommended to take a taxi from one of these than to employ the services of unofficial drivers who will approach you inside and outside the terminal building (they are touts). Any deal that you are offered will not be cheaper than a metered taxi and you'll run the risk of being robbed. The most reputable taxi company is Blue Bird Group (identifieable by sticker bearing the same name) and it's more upmarket arm, Silver Bird. When using the official taxi you will be given a card with the taxis' details on it. Keep this, in case you have any problems. When taking a taxi from the airport passengers are charged a small surcharge that is based on your destination (airport surcharge), information about this is on the back of the taxi card that you are given. Passenger are also responsible for paying the motorway tolls. Both of this charges are inaddition to the meter fare.

Buses to the city are also available from these terminals. The DAMRIairport bus connects the airport to several points in the city, for example, Gambir Train Station in Central Jakarta, Blok M Bus Station and Lebak Bulus Bus Station both in South Jakarta. Taking a bus will be a lot cheaper especially for single travellers. DAMRI bus also serves Bogor. Other than DAMRI, there is small shuttle services to several points in the city (as well as to Bandung) using small bus or minivan such as X-Trans and Cipaganti Travel. There is also a bus service directly to Bandung operated by Primajasa.

For inter-airport connections, there is a complimentary Airport Shuttle operating in a loop between Terminal 1 - Terminal 2 - Terminal 3. Approx 10 min. interval from 5AM to around 10PM.

  Train services in Indonesia is divided into three classes: economy, business and executive trains. Economy and business trains are non airconditioned ones and slower than executive trains. Executive trains are the most comfortable, with AC and reclining seats. All executive class leave from Gambir station which is located on Lapangan Merdeka in Central Jakarta. There are day and overnight services to Surabaya, Solo, Malang and Yogakarta as well as frequent services to Bandung, Cirebon, Semarang and many other places. For details on services see  http://kereta-api.co.id/index.php.  Moving on by train is a much better alternative than the bus because the city's bus stations are located far from the centre of the city and you will need to battle Jakarta's terrible traffic to reach them. The terminal that you need to head to depends on your destination.  For points west of Jakarta like Cilegon and Merak The Kailderes terminal in West Jakarta has very frequent departures. Pulo Gadung terminal in East Jakarta handles services to Sumarta and also to Central and East Java as well as Bali. Kampung Rambutan, also in East Jakarta, handles services to cities in West Java, like Bogor, Tasikmalaya and Bandung. Rawamangun bus terminal in East Jakarta handles executive bus services to Sumatra, Central Java, Yogyakarta, East Java and Bali. It is advisable to book the ticket first to avoid ticket touts and  scams. The better option of using mid and long-range bus is to depart from their ticket office, hence avoiding the hazard in the bus terminals. However the train is a 100% better option for these destinations.