GETTING AROUND - JAKARTA
Taxis are the most popular and convenient way to get around the city of Jakarta. Taxis are found outside shopping malls, hotels, popular tourist attractions, and landmarks, they can also be hailed off the street and ordered over the phone. Blue Bird Taxi and Express Taxi are two of the most popular and reputable companies in the city. Taxis are metered and a flag fall is Rp7,500 and goes up Rp400 for every 328 feet after the first mile. Taxis can be ordered online in Jakarta through the Grab app.By Foot
There are areas of the city that are great for exploring on foot, including the shopping malls and residential areas found in the heart of the city. Jakarta Pusat and Central Jakarta are the locations of some of the cities iconic landmarks such as The National Museum, The Merdeka Palace, The Jakarta Cathedral and much more, this is a great area to walk around and stop in at cafes, restaurants, and shops. Some of the best shopping malls in Jakarta are also found right in the heart of the city and the city center is closed to vehicles every Sunday from 6 am until 11 am so you can roam the city on foot.By Bus
Transjakarta Busway (Bus Rapid Transit system) offers modern, air-conditioned, comfortable buses with 12 operational lines that run all over the city. The buses operate 24 hours along several popular routes hitting major landmarks around the city (corridor 1, 9, 3, 2, 5, 8 and 10), and from 5 am until 11 pm on the rest. A single ticket will cost around Rp3,500 and buses arrive every 30-60 minutes.By City Tour Bus
The City Tour Jakarta offers double-decker bus tours for free to tourists visiting the capital city. The buses run along a loop road passing some of the main attractions in the city including Museum Nasional, Jakarta Art Theater, City Hall and much more. The buses run daily from 9 am until 7 pm on the hour.By Baja
Bajas are Jakarta`s equivalent to a tuk-tuk run around the streets of Jakarta, a tiny two engine trike with a tarpaulin-covered cabin for two! This can be a cramped, yet authentic way to get around with rides costing around Rp5,000, be sure to negotiate your price before taking a ride.By Ojek
Ojeks, or motorbike taxis are a quick, convenient way to transport passengers around the city. Moto taxis can easily weave their way through the heaving traffic and can be found all over the city, on street corners, outside stations, and major landmarks. A short ride on an ojek will cost between Rp5,000-10,000
GoJek is the rideshare app for ojek riders in the city, simply download the app to your phone, enter your pick up and drop off destination and pay through your phone.By Train
The Jakarta Mass Rapid Transit System (Jakarta MRT) is still under construction, but once completed it will consist of several elevated and underground stations that cover a North-South line and East-West line in the city. The MRT lines will run through most of the city and can take travelers pretty much anywhere with integrated routes, it is the first subway or underground railway in the country. The first phase (Lebak Bulus to Bundaran HI) opened in March of 2019, operating 285 trips a day from 5 am until midnight. The MRT will stretch 67 miles across the city and will comprise of the Red Line (North-South) and the Yellow Line (East-West). Fares start at Rp3,000.
There are commuter trains in the city of Jakarta that connect the city center with outlying areas such as Tangerang, Bekasi, Depok, Bogor, and Serpong. These trains can be extremely cramped during rush hour and tickets cost around Rp2,000, the service operates from 4 am until midnight.