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Jakarta Tour Ideas

Private Tour: Half Day Jakarta Mosque and Church Tour

Private Tour: Half Day Jakarta Mosque and Church Tour
5 hours
USD 85.00
Experience this half day tour Jakarta religious tour destinations. Departing Jakarta and take a brief trip to the city's landmarks of Monas (Passing by Only) and masjid (mosque) Istiqlal, Istiqlal Mosque is the Biggest and largest in Southeast Asia. Cross to Cathedral church will share the art beauty of Cathedral church with its erotic carvings to take some photographs. Then experience a trip to Vihara Petak 9 (China Town), the Oldest China Town in Jakarta. Before finally reach the Sion Church (The Outer Portuguese Church).

Private Tour: Full Day Splendour of Jakarta Tour

Private Tour: Full Day Splendour of Jakarta Tour
8 hours
USD 90.00
Splendour of Jakarta Tour will visiting National Museum and National Monument as the icon of Jakarta City. In Jakarta Day Tour also we will take you to visiting another interesting places such as Grand Mosque and Cathedral Church around. Jakarta as the capital city of Indonesia also has the Proclamation monument with statue of Indonesian first president Soekarno and Mohammad Hatta as vice president in that time, Jakarta day tour will take you to visit that places. Exploring Jakarta in one day tour to Discover the Modern City with new Experience and and real life of Jakarta.

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Jakarta Airport (CGK) Information

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Jakarta International Airport

Where is Jakarta Airport?  

Located on the northwest coast of Java, Jakarta is Indonesia's economic, political and cultural centre. Established in the 4th century, and home to multiple settlements, Jakarta has been the country's capital since independence was declared in 1945. 

Jakarta is nicknamed "The Big Durian" (after the thorny foul-smelling fruit), as the city is considered Indonesia's equivalent of New York City (the Big Apple).

Jakarta International Airport (IATA: CGK, ICAO: WIII), officially Jakarta Soekarno-Hatta International Airport, also referred to as Jakarta Soekarno Hatta Airport, Jakarta Soekarno Airport, Jakarta Hatta Airport, Tangerang Airport, Cengkareng Airport, or simply Jakarta Airport, is located in Tangerang (Cengkareng), 20 kilometres west of Jakarta, on the island of Java, Indonesia. The airport is named to honour Indonesia's the first President, Soekarno, and first vice-president, Hatta. While the airport is sometimes referred to as SHIA airport, this not an official airport code.

In 2012, Jakarta Airport served 57,772,762 passengers. To relieve overcrowding, in January 2014, some of Jakarta's domestic traffic began moving to East Jakarta Halim Perdanakusuma Airport (HLP), however only one airline ultimately moved.

Airlines that fly to Jakarta Airport include AirAsia, Air China, Air France, All Nippon Airways, Asiana Airlines, Cathay Pacific, Cebu Pacific, China Airlines, EgyptAir, Emirates, Etihad Airways, EVA Air, Japan Airlines, Lufthansa, Malaysia Airlines, Philippine Airlines, Qantas, Qatar Airways, Saudia, Singapore Airlines, Thai Airways, Turkish Airlines and Vietnam Airlines.

Cities with flights to Jakarta Airport include Abu Dhabi, Amsterdam, Bangkok, Beijing, Cairo, Colombo, Doha, Dubai, Frankfurt, Guangzhou, Ho Chi Minh City, Hong Kong, Istanbul, Jeddah, Kuala Lumpur, Kunming, London, Manila, Melbourne, Osaka, Paris, Perth, Phuket, Riyadh, Seoul, Shanghai, Singapore, Sydney, Taipei and Tokyo.

Your best bet for a Jakarta Airport transfer is a taxi. Details on all options are included in this guide (new Jakarta airport train coming in 2016/2017).

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 Other Items of Interest at Jakarta Airport

If you are connecting to a domestic flight, check your ticket: since January 2014, Jakarta's domestic traffic began moving to East Jakarta Halim Perdanakusuma Airport (HLP).


Jakarta Airport services include:

  • Duty free
  • Shopping areas - all terminals, shopping arcade in T1C
  • Reading corners - waiting rooms of Terminal 2D, 2E and 2F
  • PGA calibre golf nearby


To avoid scams, if you use the Visa on Arrival (VoA) service, have the exact cash payment ready (currently USD 25), to avoid claims of no change. You can pay by credit card, but this may not always be available. Ignore any requests for any additional fees. Sometimes immigration officers may ask for a bribe to provide you with a visa; avoid paying this bribe, as you'll have to pay another one while leaving the country. 


Beware of any involvement with baggage porters, as most are talented scammers, intent on cheating and misleading passengers. If you do need help, porters should be paid a minimum of IDR 20,000 to carry bags. Better yet, travel light or find a trolley and deal with it yourself.

Additional Jakarta Airport information may be found by visiting their official website below.

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Last Updated: 28 Oct 2017