Cheap flights to Jakarta, Indonesia
The capital city of Indonesia, Jakarta is the centre of politics, economics, culture, and governance. Today, two airports serve the greater Jakarta area: Soekarno-Hatta International Airport (CGK) and Halim Perdanakusuma Airport (HLP).
Flights to Jakarta Soekarno–Hatta International Airport (CGK)
Soekarno-Hatta International Airport is located about 20 kilometres from downtown Jakarta. The airport has three terminals. Terminal 1 operates for domestic flights, while Terminal 2 serves both domestic and international flights. Meanwhile, Terminal 3 Ultimate, which is the new terminal at Soekarno-Hatta, exclusively serves certain airlines like Citilink, AirAsia, and Garuda Indonesia.
The airport facilities and amenities provided for passengers include duty-free shops, massage services, hotels, banking facilities, lounges, food establishments and more.
To get from the airport to the city centre, the budget option is the Damri bus. This bus line offers one-way trips starting from IDR40,000 (RM12). For a more convenient ride, check out the airport transfer options that are listed on Skyscanner.
Flights to Jakarta Halim Perdanakusuma Airport (HLP)
Halim Perdanakusuma Airport hosts mostly domestic flights, especially those on Garuda Indonesia, Citilink, and Batik Air. For international flights, Halim Perdanakusuma Airport serves only cargo airlines and Hajj flights to Medina.
The facilities in the airport include information kiosks, prayer rooms, nursing rooms, and a smoking area. Furthermore, in the parking area, there are several restaurants such as Mon Tiy Cafe, Kremesan, Kopitiam Wie, and Dunkin Donuts.
To get to downtown Jakarta, you can take taxis or buses. The Damri bus is the popular choice amongst travellers, with prices starting from IDR40,000 (RM12) for the 45-minute ride.
Travelling to Jakarta
Best time to visit Jakarta
Jakarta has a tropical climate with an annual temperature ranging between 25-38 degrees Celsius. It has two distinct seasons: the wet season and the dry season. The wettest time of the year is between January and early February; this is when the city is often hit by massive floodings. Meanwhile, the dry season peaks in August, with temperatures hitting an average high of 32 degrees Celsius.
The best time to visit Jakarta would be the dry months of May to September, with the exception of August, which along with December, falls in the peak travel season. Want cheap flights? The months of February to April typically have good prices for Jakarta flights. Some airlines also roll out promo flights to Jakarta in September and November.
Things to do in Jakarta
Jakarta offers many interesting spots to explore. You can visit the city’s famous landmark, which is the National Monument, take an exciting ride at Taman Mini Indonesia Indah, or shop for luxury items at Plaza Indonesia. Also, pop by the historical Jakarta Old Town and embark on a self-guided photography tour.
Jakarta is popular as a culinary destination. To try authentic flavours, enjoy a bowl of soto betawi H. Ma'ruf in the Taman Ismail Marzuki, or eat the tasty bebek kaleyo (seasoned duck) on Jalan Cempaka Putih Raya 108. Before leaving Jakarta, come to Setu Babakan and buy some souvenirs or handicrafts. Aside from shopping, you can learn about the culture of Betawi, the largest ethnic group in Jakarta.
Jakarta travel budget
Jakarta uses Indonesian Rupiah (IDR) as their currency. As of 19 April 2019, IDR10,000 = RM2.95.
Jakarta is more expensive than the rest of Indonesia, but still very affordable compared to other major cities around the world. A meal for two people in a mid-range restaurant costs around IDR250,000 (RM74). For accommodation, Jakarta offers hotels with varied rates. A cheap hotel in Jakarta costs around IDR350,000 (RM103) per night.
Jakarta, Indonesia visa information for Malaysians
Malaysians do not need a visa for visits of up to 30 days in Indonesia. This stay permit can’t be extended. Also, make sure that your passport is valid for a minimum of six months from the date of entry.
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