This is the
easiest and most comfortable mode of transportation for
most journeys within Indonesia.
1. International airports are
- Sukarno -
Hatta International Airport located in
Jakarta (Tel : 550-7088)
Airport in Medan
- Ngurah Rai
Airport in Bali.
2. Airlines are
Indonesia, which travel to international
destination and domestic location. Tel :
231-1801, 351-0046, 230-0423, 251-2241
Nusantara, domestic airline. Tel :
Air, domestic airline. Tel : 315-1612,
316-1612, 231-1612, 720-9444 n Bouraq
Indonesia Airline, domestic airline. Tel
domestic airline. Tel : 424-3480,
- There are
also privately owned airlines running for
Buses, taxis and
private cars for hire are available. Indonesia road
traffic drives on the left.
1. Buses : The service vary from island to island. In
Java, there are numerous services between the major
population centers. In Bali, which have the best buses
service, for longer journey often have air-conditioning ,
reclining seats, and in-flight videos,
although the fares are correspondingly more expensive.
Bus fare for a normal bus is Rp 300, Patas bus (fast
& limited) is Rp 700, and Patas air- conditioned bus
There are several city bus terminals in the city of
Jakarta and its suburbs.
Central Jakarta -Gambir
North Jakarta - Kota and Tanjung Priok
West Jakarta - Grogol
East Jakarta - Rawamangun
South Jakarta - Blok M, Kebayoran Baru and Ciputat
There are 3
terminals serving routes to cities in West, Central and
East Java :
(i). Kampung Rambutan Terminal in South East Jakarta -
Buses from here goes to Cilegon , Bogor, Bandung,
Tasikmalaya, Sukabumi passing smaller town or villages on
their way towards southeast destinations.
(ii). Lebak Bulus Terminal in South Jakarta - Buses from
here goes to cities in West, Central, East Java on the
northern coastal routes to cities such as Cirebon, Tegal,
Pekalongan, Semarang, Surabaya, Malang and so on.
(iii). Pulo Gadung Terminal in East Jakarta - This is the
largest intercity terminal. It covers the above two
destinations and includes buses going to Sumatra as well.
Buses going to Sumatra goes as far as Medan and Aceh.
2. Minibuses/bemos :They are also called mikrolets,
oplets or colts where its mainly
for journey between city centres and suburds or
airport. It can seat up to about 10 people.They are
cheaper and more flexible as they are willing to stop at
any route that you may request.
3. Taxis : Meter
(Flat Charge of Rp 1,500 and susequent charge of
Rp500 per km)is available at most of the larger
population centers, but outside Bandung , Jakarta,
Semarang and Surabaya they are unmetered. Visitors must
bargain for the price of journey before setting off. Most
taxi drivers cant speak English, so it a good idea
to have a road map with you.
Silver Bird : Tel: 794-1234
Blue Bird : Tel: 798-9000
Express : Tel: 570-9009
Royal City Taxi : Tel 850-0888
Kosti Jaya : Tel 780-1333
Master Taxi : Tel 584-1073
4. Car and Bike for hire
: There are various car hire
companies in and around the major
population centres, among them are
tel : 314-2900
Bird, tel : 794-4444
tel : 252-3333
tel : 532-1468
Car Rental., tel 314-3423
International, tel 252-3333
Rent a Car, tel 650-8919
- La Ratu
J, tel 739-4584
In some places, you can hire a motorbike for a day or a
week, with or without driver. Bicycles can be hire in
many places usually in smaller centers.
5. Limousines : These
are available in some places, notably or transport
to and from the airport at Jakarta and Surubaya.
They are far less expensive than taxi but not
as flexible about where they drop you off.
6. Horse-drawn carts and
becaks : Horse-drawn carts are available kin some cities
but not in Jakarta. They operates like taxis and can
carry 2 to 4 passengers. A becak is a tricycle whose
driver pedals usually located behind you. They are
mostly found in smaller cities.
run only in Java and parts of Sumatra and the style
varies between luxury and rigour. There are two main
train station ie Kota and Gambir.
1. Night trains service :
- The Bima,
runs between Jakarta and Surabaya goes
via Yogyakarta and Solo. It is
air-conditioned with sleeping
Mutiara, also run between Jakarta and
Surabaya via Semarang.
- The Senja
Utama, an express train run from Jakarta
to Yogyakarta and Solo.
2. Regular trains also
run from Jakarta and Yogyakarta to
3. Parahyangan train service which operates nine times
daily run from Jakarta to
- There are
state run vessel services based in
Jakarta, serving Indonesias
main ports. These vessels have luxury
accomodation, which are
air-conditionedand carry about 1,000 to
1,500 people. Tel : (021) 343-307 or
- There are
numerous privately owned ferries between
the various islands.
- There are
luxury cruise ships such as the MV Island
Explorer, accomodating 40 passengers,
operates from Balu to the eastern islands
and also between Jakarta and Sumatra. For
more information contact : Tel 567-3401.
- There are
about 3,000 traditional style Bugis
pinisi schooners still run between the
islands. Tel : 337-4836.