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Soekarno-Hatta International Airport

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Soekarno-Hatta International Airport(CGK IATA) is located on the island of Java and serves Indonesia's capital, Jakarta, the wider Greater Jakarta metropolitan area, and a large part of Western Java.

Understand[edit]

Contact Center 138

To know about the airport, flights or how to reach the airport and where you park or where you get in, call Center 138 can be contacted for 24 hours by phone or mention @contact_ap2 on Twitter, or at the "Indonesia Airport" app.

The airport is located in Tangerang, 20 km (12 mi) to the northwest of Jakarta. All international and most domestic flights land here. The airport code comes from Cengkareng, the district of the airport and so for convenience people often called it Cengkareng Airport. During the rainy season, the road to and from Cengkareng was prone to flooding but this problem has now been alleviated with the building of a raised, dual carriageway toll road between the Jakarta and Cengkareng.

The airport is the busiest in Indonesia, and the 8th busiest in the world, with more than 60 million passengers stepping in each year. As it serves Jakarta, Indonesia's government and economic centre, it is the hub for major airlines that fly to other cities in Indonesia.

The two original existing terminals 1 & 2, are illuminated in mostly orange & brown colours. The gate lounges are designed to be like traditional Javanese houses called Joglo & have a garden between them. This Paul Andreu design won the 1995 Aga Khan Award for Architecture. Terminal 3 prefers to adopt a green & modern design and is now in stage two of expansion that will enable it to serve 25 million passengers a year.

Soekarno Hatta International Airport (SHIA) was built in the 1970s to alleviate the sprawling congestion on domestic flights at the former Kemayoran Airport, and international flights at Halim Perdanakusuma International Airport, but nowadays SHIA is also operating at twice its designed capacity. Halim Airport is used for some domestic regular flights of Citilink and Batik Air, so passengers of both airlines should check which airport their flight will be departing from. The name of SHIA comes from the first president and vice president of Indonesia, as well as the founding fathers of the country: Soekarno & Mohammad Hatta.

Flights[edit]

Jakarta's status as Indonesia's government and economy center makes the airport the hub of Indonesia's biggest airlines. The airport has 3 terminals. Terminals 1 & 2 each have 3 concourses with 7 gates each, but usually referred to as Terminal 1* or 2* where the * is the concourse. Concourses D & E are for international flights only. Terminal 3 is the newest and most modern and now undergoing a slow tranistion for other foreign airlines to be moved to Terminal 3.

Terminal Airlines
1A Lion Air to all destinations (unless otherwise stated below)
1B Kal Star Aviation, Lion Air flights to Sumatra, Bali and Nusa Tenggara, XpressAir
1C Airfast Indonesia, Aviastar, Batik Air (domestic flights), Citilink, Trigana Air Service
2D All Nippon Airways, Asiana Airlines, Batik Air (international flights), Cathay Pacific, Cebu Pacific, EgyptAir, Emirates, EVA Air, Flynas, Japan Airlines, Jet Asia Airways, Jetstar Asia Airways, Lion Air (international flights), Lucky Air, Malindo Air, Philippine Airlines, Qantas, Qatar Airways, Royal Brunei Airlines, Singapore Airlines, SriLankan Airlines, Shenzen Airlines, Thai Lion Air, Tigerair, Turkish Airlines
2E Air Asia, China Eastern Airlines
2F Indonesia AirAsia (domestic flights), Indonesia AirAsia X, NAM Air, Sriwijaya Air
3 Garuda Indonesia (Domestic and International), Air Asia Group international flights, Air China, Air France, China Airlines, China Southern, Korean Air, Malaysia Airlines, Oman Air, Saudi Arabian Airlines, Thai Airways, Vietnam Airlines, Xiamen Airlines

Arrival procedure[edit]

All passengers arriving on international flights must go through immigration first, collect all luggages, and go through customs before boarding any domestic flights. International passengers can carry a maximum of Rp 100 million or its equivalent in foreign currency per passenger.

A lot of countries are eligible to apply for a Visa on arrival (VOA) at the airport, see the main Indonesia article for the details of the rules and which countries are eligible. The visa on arrival counters are available at both the left & right-hand side of the end of the corridor after you exit your gate; do not ride the travelator or you will miss the counter! If possible, provide an exact payment of US$35 for a 30-day visa and ignore any requests for additional fees. The Visa on Arrival is payable in cash or by credit card, albeit slower (and sometimes payment by credit card is "broken" and only cash is accepted).

Other passengers that already have a visa in hand, eligible for a visa waiver, or has an Indonesian passport, can go directly to the immigration counters. Foreign passport and Indonesian passports already registered to use the automatic gates may travel straight to the immigration counters using the travelator; passengers with Indonesian passports not registered for the automatic gate must use the counters to the left and right of the hall (do not take the travelator!).

Passengers on domestic flights transferring to another domestic flight, or international to international, can directly go to their respective transfer desks to obtain both the boarding pass for your next flight and a request to return to the departure hall.

Departure procedure[edit]

For departure, you will have to go through security screening twice. At the check in hall, you must scan both your carry-on & checked luggage, a secondary screening is for carry-on bags. In Terminals 1 and 2, the first checkpoint is after the shops to enter the check in desks while the second is after the shops towards the concourse for your gates. In Terminal 3, the first checkpoint is right at entrance to the building while the second is right after check in; unlike the other two terminals, the passenger's guests get to accompany at check in and then eat or shop together at the same public area.

A dedicated check in lounge with check in desks, immigration booth, and direct access to the Pura Indah Lounge is available for first & business class of selected international airlines at the left end of terminal 2. If you are flying Business or First Class Garuda Indonesia or has a Platinum GarudaMiles card, you can use a dedicated check in facility at the right end. Both check in desks have personal service assistants who will check you in & escort you to the respective lounges.

Immigration, unless if you are using a premium check in facility, is right in front of Concourse E.

Popular flights[edit]

Flights to major cities in Indonesia, especially Semarang, Yogyakarta, Surabaya, Denpasar, Medan, Palembang, and Makassar, as well as Singapore for international flights, are very ubiquitous (up to 30 a day) so prices between airlines do not differ too much, though full-service airlines such as Garuda Indonesia and Singapore Airlines often comes out as the most expensive.

Jakarta is also well connected to most major cities in Asia and the Middle East with daily flights. Other international destinations with direct flights include Sydney , Perth, and Melbourne in Australia, as well as Istanbul in Turkey, Amsterdam and London in Europe.

There are currently no direct flights to Africa and the Americas. Fly to Singapore, Kuala Lumpur, Bangkok, Hong Kong, Seoul, Tokyo or the Middle East first for easier connections to these regions.

Ground transportation[edit]

Getting a taxi is not very expensive: A ride to the downtown area should cost about Rp 150,000 to Rp 200,000 on a normal day without heavy traffic jams across the city. The airport has a docket system for payment of an airport surcharge in addition to the normal taxi metered charge. If you have more time than money, frequent DAMRI shuttle buses connect to numerous destinations around Jakarta: Gambir is the most appropriate for those going to Jalan Jaksa area.

By train[edit]

An express rail connection exists between the airport and Sudirman Baru station (also called as BNI City station) in Downtown Jakarta/Central Jakarta, and between the airport and Bekasi Station. The ticket costs Rp70,000/person and may be bought at a vending machine (accepts debit, credit, or prepaid cards only), online-booking or through the Railink mobile app.

Destination Fare Frequency from the airport Frequency to the airport
BNI City (Sudirman, Central Jakarta) Rp 70,000 every 30 minutes from 06:10-23:10 every 30 minutes from 03:51-21:51
Batu Ceper Station Rp 35,000 every 30 minutes every 30 minutes

Trains depart every 30 minutes and take you to downtown in just under one hour. There are hourly bus feeders from 'BNI City' Station to 'Gambir' Station, Jalan Sudirman and Jalan Gatot Subroto. The bus is designed to accommodate flight/train passengers with luggage and costs only Rp 3,500.

Destination Fare Departure from the airport Departure to the airport
Bekasi Station Rp 70,000 07:50, 08:50, 10:50, 11:50 10:05, 11:10, 13:13, 14:11
Batu Ceper Station Rp 35,000 from SHIA and Rp 70,000 from Bekasi Station 08:02, 09:02, 11:02, 12:02 11:24, 12:24, 14:24, 15:24

Trains take you to Bekasi Station in about one and a half hour. Using car needs at least 2 hours without traffic jams.

Future train routes and integration to MRT/LRT[edit]

So far, the only route to/from downtown Jakarta is between the airport and BNI City station, with the only stop between them is at Batu Ceper station in Tangerang, Banten. After the renovations, passengers will be able to board from these stations below:

  • SHIA (Soekarno-Hatta International Airport) - Batu Ceper - Duri - Tanah Abang - BNI City - Manggarai - Cawang - HPIA (Halim Perdanakusuma International Airport). Possible track completion in early 2019 for trains to Halim Perdanakusuma Airport in East Jakarta.
  • SHIA (Soekarno-Hatta International Airport) - Batu Ceper - Duri - Kampung Bandan - JAKARTA KOTA

Station names written in CAPITALS are intercity stations (except for SHIA and HPIA). Station names in BOLD are integrated with future MRT/LRT connections.

By rideshare[edit]

While GoJek, Grab or Gabir (Garuda Biru) taxis can easily be booked throughout Jakarta, only Gabir and Grab are the approved rideshare taxi in this airport; Gojek may still allow drop-offs only or sneakily book a taxi and quickly get to it. You must book at their booth as only approved taxis may pick up passengers and the fare can be different than those shown in the app (by zone instead of by distance). Don't forget to show the given receipt to the driver when loading. These fares can be paid by cash if your credit card has not been set up already.

By private car[edit]

Parking is available at the front of every terminal. Lots A, B, and C are across Terminal 1, while lots D, E, and F are across terminal 2. There are also wide spots for parking at Terminal 3. However parking is hectic and spaces quickly fill up! There is a special parking lot between the terminals for overnight parking and look for "Parkir Inap" sign, if you wish to use the facility. You will be provided with free shuttle car from/to the overnight parking lot. Per 2017, the overnight parking costs Rp 30,000 for the first 4 hours and Rp 6,000 per hour thereafter.

If you wish to rent a car, TRAC Astra-Rent A Car has a location at Terminal 2F. You can also look for car rental companies at the counters right after customs.

There is a dedicated toll road into the city, but this will depend on where you will go to. Generally, all directions are clearly indicated:

  • If you're heading towards Tangerang, if you want to avoid the toll fees, you can work your way at the road on the left side just after the airport gate. Turn left at the airport's north perimeter road, and then left. Go straight towards downtown Tangerang. Take the south perimeter road and then turn left if you are coming from Tangerang to the airport.
  • If you're heading towards Tangerang, Merak port, South Jakarta or the western suburbs of Jakarta, from the tollroad, take the first interchange that will take you to the outer ring road (Lingkar Luar). Take the first toll interchange if you wish to go to Tangerang, or continue southward to Kebun Jeruk, Pondok Indah, Pasar Minggu, Kemang. Take the second interchange to take a tollway to Serpong.
  • If you're heading towards North Jakarta, stay along the tollroad. Stay on the right lane for the second toll interchange towards the inner city tollway. This will take you to Pluit, Ancol, Kemayoran, Kelapa Gading, or Tanjung Priok.
  • If you're heading towards downtown Jakarta, Bekasi, or Bandung, stay along the tollway and use the left lane for the second interchange to enter the downtown tollway (Tol Dalam Kota). Continue straight towards Tol Jakarta-Cikampek for Bekasi, Cikarang, and Bandung.
  • If you are heading towards East Jakarta, you can use either the north or the west tollway first, but it is recommended to use the north tollway that takes you to North Jakarta first. Then take the right lane at the second interchange towards the downtown tollway Tol Dalam Kota. You can also take the first interchange you meet to the 2nd ring road, as this is a more expensive, but less crowded option.
  • If you're heading towards Bogor or Depok, it is recommended to head to the first toll interchange (Lingkar Luar) and then take the Tol Jagorawi interchange.

By taxi[edit]

To get to the city, the easiest option is to contact your hotel to pick you up in the airport, as many hotels in Jakarta provide free airport transfers. Getting a taxi is a little more complicated:

  • If you book from the counters right after Customs, you'll get a nice car, and jump to the head of the queue. These counters also sells SIM cards and refills.
  • If you're not booking from the counters, you can hail them from the ordinary taxi ranks. The Blue Bird Group operates blue Blue Bird and Pusaka taxis, a usually reliable option for taxi service. A ride to the downtown area should cost about Rp 150,000 - Rp 200,000 on top of the toll fare. Its premium brand, Silver Bird has a posher car and is perfect if you are traveling with up to 4 other people and have plenty of luggage, but costs about 1.5 times the ordinary taxi. Express Taxi uses a similar Blue Bird car, but would cost you only around Rp 120,000 - Rp 180,000. Others will charge you Rp 100,000-120,000 but expect rudimentary service compared to the former three companies. Only pre-approved taxis may pick up and drop off passengers, which would have the sign 'Airport Taxi'. Always ask the driver to run the meter.

The airport has a receipt system for payment of an airport surcharge in addition to the metered charge. You are asked for your destination when arriving at the taxi rank and the receipt is issued accordingly when you are assigned a taxi; if you do not explicitly state that you require a taxi you may not be assigned one. Usually, taxi staff are uniformed; if someone offers you a taxi and they are not wearing the same uniform as the taxi company drivers then you are well advised to ignore them.

For terminals 1A and 1B, the taxi queue is first come first serve: you must take whatever the taxi is in front of you. A dedicated Blue Bird lane is a short walk away at Terminal 1C.

You should know in advance the approximate location of your destination (such as north, central, east) because at the end of airport toll road there are 2 options of toll roads: Jakarta Inner Ring Road for the north, east, and central area (Kelapa Gading, Ancol, Grogol, Downtown Jakarta, Tebet, Cawang), and Jakarta Outer Ring Road (JORR) to the other parts of Jakarta (especially the west area towards Tangerang, Pondok Indah, Lebak Bulus, Cilandak) and the Bodetabek metro area (Bogor, Depok, Tangerang, Bekasi), which later connects to Jagorawi Toll Road. Taxi drivers frequently choose the longest route to get a higher fare, therefore request 'lewat Grogol' in advance if your destination is along the Jakarta Inner Ring Road or Downtown Jakarta.

By shuttle[edit]

Shuttle vans are a popular choice if your final destination is Bandung, another big city 120 km southeast of Jakarta, although it is not uncommon to drop you at downtown Jakarta too.

  • Primajasa Red White Star, Jl. Diponegoro no. 32, Bandung., +62 21 5591 5555. Hourly departures to Bandung. Rp130,000 one way.
  • XTrans, +62 815 1703 5555. Frequent shuttle service to Bandung, Bintaro and Serpong in south Tangerang. Bintaro: Rp50,000 one-way; Bandung Rp150,000 one way, Rp250,000 round trip; Serpong Rp50,000 one way..

By bus[edit]

If you have more time than money, frequent DAMRI shuttle buses connect to numerous destinations around Jakarta: Gambir (the most appropriate for those going to Jalan Jaksa area), Rawamangun, Blok M, Tanjung Priok, Kampung Rambutan, Pasar Minggu, Lebak Bulus and Kemayoran (Rp 40,000) as well as directly to the neighboring cities of Bekasi (Rp 45,000), Serang (Rp 60,000), Bogor (Rp 55,000) and Cikarang (Rp 50,000). The bus service from the airport operates from 05.00-23.30. You can get the tickets at the many counters after the airport exit. If arriving by an international flight to the terminal 2, head to the left after going out of the building until you see DAMRI ticket booths and bus stops. In terminal 3, the bus stop is just behind the taxi ranks. Buses are standard but comfortable, has a television at the front of the cabin, and Wi-Fi connectivity. Using the bus can be convenient, especially if you have plenty of baggage as they can be stored in the bin below the bus. In many cases, you can flag the bus conductor to stop the bus anywhere, especially if it passes your hotel or residence.

Destination Fare Frequency to the airport Frequency from the airport
Gambir Train Station Rp 40,000 every 30 minutes 03.00-05.00
every 15 minutes 05.00-21.00
02.00
every 30 minutes 05.00-23.30
Rawamangun Bus Terminal Rp 40,000 every 30 minutes 03.00-20.00 every 30 minutes 05.00-23.30
Blok M Plaza Rp 50,000 every 30 minutes 03.00-20.00 every 30 minutes 05.00-23.30
Tanjung Priok Bus Terminal Rp 40,000 every hour 04.00-19.00 every hour 05.00-23.30
Kemayoran - DAMRI Bus Pool Rp 40,000 every hour 04.00-19.00 every hour 05.00-23.30
Kampung Rambutan Bus Terminal Rp 40,000 every 30 minutes 02.00-20.00 single service at 02.00
every 30 minutes 05.00-23.30
Pasar Minggu Train Station Rp 40,000 every 30 minutes 03.00-19.30 every 30 minutes 05.00-23.30
Mangga Dua Square Rp 40,000 every hour 06.00-19.00 every hour 05.00-23.30
Bogor - Botani Square Rp 55,000

Rp 70,000 (Royal Class)

every 30 minutes 02.00-20.00 single service at 02.00
every 30 minutes 05.00-23.30
Bekasi - Kayuringin Bus Terminal Rp 45,000

Rp 60,000 (Royal Class)

every 30 minutes 03.00-21.00 single service at 02.00
every 30 minutes 05.00-23.30
Lebak Bulus - Bus Terminal Rp 40,000 every 30 minutes 03.00-19.00 every 30 minutes 05.00-23.30
Serang,Banten - Merak Port Rp 60,000 every hour 04.00-19.00 every hour 05.00-23.30
Cikarang - Plaza Cikarang Baru (Jababeka) Rp 50,000 every hour 03.00-18.00 every hour 05.00-23.30
Harapan Indah Rp 45,000 every hour 03.00-20.00 every hour 05.00-23.30
Purwakarta - DAMRI bus pool or Grand Wisata Housing Complex Rp 65,000 every hour 02.00-18.00 every hour 05.00-23.30
Lippo Karawaci - Supermall Karawaci Rp 45,000 every hour 04.00-19.00 every hour 06.00-23.00

JAConnexion shuttle buses also picks up passengers at selected malls in Jakarta to the airport. Fares are payable to the driver:

Destination Fare Frequency to the airport Frequency from the airport
Mall Kelapa Gading Rp 30,000 every 30 minutes 05.00-22:00 every 30 minutes 06.00-10:30; every hour 10:30-21:30
Plaza Senayan Rp 25,000 05.00, 06.00, 07.00, 09.00, 11.00
13.00, 15.00, 17.00, 18.00
06.15, 07.15, 08.30, 10.30, 12.30
, 14.30, 16.30, 18.30, 19.30
Mall Taman Anggrek Rp 30,000 every hour 05.00-20.00 every hour 05:45-14:45 and 16:00-21:00
ITC Cempaka Mas Rp 35,000 every hour 05.00-20.00 every hour 05:45-14:45 and 16:00-21:00
Ciputra World I Kuningan Rp 25,000 every hour 05.00-20.00 every hour 05:45-14:45 and 16:00-21:00
Tamini Square Rp 25,000 05.00, 06.00, 07.00, 09.00, 11.00
13.00, 15.00, 17.00, 18.00
06.15, 07.15, 08.30, 10.30, 12.30
, 14.30, 16.30, 18.30, 19.30
Pondok Indah Mall Rp 40,000 05.00, 06.00, 07.00, 09.00, 11.00
13.00, 15.00, 17.00, 18.00
06.15, 07.15, 08.30, 10.30, 12.30
, 14.30, 16.30, 18.30, 19.30

By free bus[edit]

Starting in May 2015, the airport authority is running 4 free buses that can carry 25 passengers each to Pantai Indah Kapuk and Rawa Bokor.

Get around[edit]

A free skytrain connects all three terminals and the integrated airport building where the train to city departs from. It runs in a circular loop, departs every 5 minutes, and takes 3-5 minutes between each stop.

Wait[edit]

Landside[edit]

The airport has its own 18-hole golf course ☎ +62 21 5591 1111. You can play all day Mondays to Thursdays, and before 11 AM on Fridays for US$ 60; Sundays after 11 AM for US$100.

There is a viewing gallery at the left end of Terminals 1 & 2, where you can view the airplane activities at the airport. It might be uncomfortable though due to the hot & humid air.

Lounges[edit]

Terminal 1[edit]

If you are taking a domestic flight from Soekarno Hatta, you can enjoy cheap airport lounges. There are several private lounges open to travellers on any airline that are in stiff competition with each other. For Rp 50,000, you can get a few hours in one of these lounges where you can relax on the comfy couches, eat and drink as much as you want and use the internet (either by wifi or through their computers).

  • JW Lounge is near Concourse A
  • El John maintains 2 lounges, both near Concourses B & C

Terminal 2[edit]

  • Garuda Indonesia Executive Lounge (Airside.To the right from the passport checkpoint. Between Concourses E & F). You can enter this lounge if you are flying in Business Class or First Class of Garuda Indonesia. The lounge is the biggest, and perhaps the best at the airport.
  • Pura Indah Lounge or JAS Premier Lounge (Airside. At the left end of Terminal 2, pass Concourse D.). If you are using the premium check-in facility, you will end up using either lounges. Quality was on par with Garuda Indonesia's lounge.

Terminal 3[edit]

All lounges are located at landside (before immigration). Do not expect a big lounge, even compared to Jakarta's standards, as only a handful of business travelers use this terminal.

  • De Green is limited to major credit card holders.
  • Monas Lounge is more lenient in allowing passengers to enter. Basically everyone can enter for Rp 80,000; a discount is applicable if you use any credit cards.

Terminal 3 New (Extension)[edit]

Painting Gallery is best option in spacious Terminal 3 New. Note there are no connection between Terminal 3 and Terminal 3 New, each in separate buildings, but will be connected after Terminal 3 (Old) has renovated.

Eat and Drink[edit]

Keep in mind that prices at the airport are almost always more expensive than the city.

Food court[edit]

  • Food Cetera (Pre-check in, between terminals 1B and 1C). A hole-in-the-wall food court that has more variety of gourmet domestic & international foods than what you can find anywhere at Terminal 1.
  • Koufu (Pre-check in, Terminal 2F). The food court chain from Singapore, focuses on Asian & world cuisine

Tidbits[edit]

  • Country Style Donuts (Pre-check in, Terminals 1B & 1C).
  • Krispy Kreme Donuts (Pre-check in, Terminals 1B).
  • Old Town White Coffee. Pre-check in, Terminal 2E.
  • Starbucks (Post-immigration, Terminal 2D and Departure Hall Terminal 3).

Other foods[edit]

  • Solaria (Pre-check in, Terminal 1B).
  • A&W (Pre-check in, Terminals 1B, 1C, 2D, and Terminal 3). The American fast food chain restaurant.
  • and etc. you can find them on their official airport website.

Buy[edit]

Duty free[edit]

Lotte & Plaza Bali each has a huge duty free shop between terminals 2D & 2E. Do note that if you shop at Lotte Duty Free in downtown Jakarta, you can pick up your items on the same day at the airport.

Others[edit]

Periplus bookstores are at Terminal 1C, 2D and 3. A few Indonesian handicrafts & souvenirs can be the last minute idea for a gift before boarding an international flight.

Exchange rates in the airport are not significantly worse than the centre of town, but better than you will get from hotels. Bear in mind that you will need some cash and Jakarta is not a place where you can just stroll down to the nearest bank in town as it is pedestrian unfriendly. ATMs generally have a limit of total equivalent Rp 5 million cash withdrawal per day, but every withdrawal can only give maximum 25 pieces of money; for the latter, try CIMB or bii-Maybank - in the international terminal, there are several of these on the second (departure) floor.

Connect[edit]

There are standing computers at terminals but do not really depend on them to work.

Wireless connectivity is available at selected points in the airport, but you need a password to sign up. A wireless Internet connection is offered at lounges and has faster speed.

Free standing local phone call in some waiting room gates are provided by Telkom.

Cope[edit]

Left luggage facilities is available in terminal 2D. Prayer rooms are available to all terminals but cater to Muslims only. The international terminals have toilets with baby diaper changing facilities.

Sleeping at the airport is not recommended as the floors are of marble tiles, not of carpet. Chairs are available for a snooze at the concourses.

Sleep[edit]

Wait for the morning flight or just wait for morning cheap Damri transportation to Jakarta city can be done at (provided area by airport authority) Red Corner in Terminal 1A, near Food Court and there are many long-united chairs which it is relatively comfortable for sleep, lay or take a nap and usually are empty.

Most of the hotels within the airport's vicinity are actually still in the Tangerang area rather than in Jakarta. Most, if not all, hotels offer free shuttle services to/from the airport; inquire if in doubt.

Budget[edit]

  • Pop! Hotel Airport Jakarta, Jl. Raya Bandara no.106, Rawa Bokor, Benda Tangerang, 15125 Tangerang, +62 21 559 7777. A budget hotel just outside the airport area. Colorful rooms & furniture with decent cable TV in each room. Free shuttle to airport. From US$33..
  • Amaris Hotel Bandara Soekarno Hatta, Jl. Husein Sastranegara No.1 Benda, Tangerang , 15125 Tangerang. Another budget hotel with basic amenities. From US$50..

Mid-range[edit]

  • Jakarta Airport Hotel, Bandara Soekarno-Hatta (between Terminal 2D & 2E), +62 21 559 0008. This small but decent hotel has 82 rooms with typical amenities you would expect. The rooms have a view of the airside activity.
  • Orchardz Hotel Bandara, Jl. Husein Sastranegara No. 8, 15125 Tangerang, +62 21 2966 7777. A posher option just outside the airport. Shuttle service is available. From US$ 60.

Splurge[edit]

  • FM7 Resort Hotel, Jalan Raya Perancis No. 67, Benda, 15125 Tangerang, +62 21 5591 1777. The access is a little more crowded and narrower so it might take sometime to go to/from the airport. Provides massage, spa, billiard, karaoke & a swimming pool. from US50.
  • Sheraton Bandara Hotel, Bandara Soekarno-Hatta (in the airport area), +62 21 559 7777. 5-star hotel with 205 Deluxe rooms and 15 Suite rooms. Rooms have Sheraton Sweet Sleeper beds and 32" LCD TVs. Complimentary shuttle airport pick-up and drop off and a private lounge at the airport. Check the special offers on the hotel's website to find special packages such as day use, special rewards and offer on related deals. From US$100..

Stay safe[edit]

Please remember not to keep any gadgets, money, or jewelry in checked luggage! There are reports of luggage allegedly broken into before being put on the carousel. It is recommended to use locks (a TSA certified is better), so that these thieves do not sneak into your bag! You may wrap your luggage in plastic using machines throughout the airport, but the facility is not free and relatively expensive.

Nowadays the baggage porters are free, though some people say they are lazy due to getting fixed payments.

As you exit from the customs into the outdoor area, there will be some people who voluntarily offer you a ride; do not take them!. These drivers are actually touts and will charge an unofficially higher fare to wherever your destination is, even they have a possibility of kidnapping! Ignore these offers & wait only at the designated taxi ranks, where there are uniformed staffs of the respective taxi companies. It is much better off to arrange your transportation before you travel, and when someone you arranged will drive you from the airport, it is better to have them wait indoors so that you can approach him/her before heading outside.

Do not accept any food or drinks from strangers. It is possible that they may have already put illicit substances in it to make you drowsy and they will steal your belongings as you sleep! Also do not accept request from strangers to carry their luggage or items, as it is possible they may contain drugs, which will only cause you jail time and even death penalty when you arrive.

Nearby[edit]

  • The city of Tangerang is less than 15 km from the airport and is accessible from a network of toll roads.
  • The Pantai Indah Kapuk area in Jakarta is just straight ahead from the toll road and has an array of dining options.
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