Soekarno-Hatta Jakarta International Airport
The airport is located 20km (12.5 miles)
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Named after the first president, as well as the first vice president of Indonesia, Soekarno–Hatta International Airport is one of Indonesia’s main aerial hubs. It is located on the large and densely populated island of Java, approximately 20km (12.5 miles) west of Jakarta in the city of Tangerang.
Often referred to by locals as Cengkareng, a title originating from the name of a district to the north-west of the city, SHIA is recognised as being the second most punctual airport in the world. That’s a welcome trait as in 2010 it served just under 44 million passengers, making it the 16 busiest airport in the world.
SHIA consists of three terminal buildings. Terminals 1 and 3 handle domestic flights, while Terminal 2 tends to international flights and Garuda Airlines’ domestic flights. Terminals 1 and 2 have a selection of shops, restaurants and cafés, and parking lots are situated conveniently close to all three terminals. Current plans include the building of a fourth terminal building as well as complete refurbishment of the entire airport.
Overall, Soekarno–Hatta International Airport is efficient and well organised. Of course, like all major international airports, it can get chaotic during peak seasons. However, with new upgrades being made all the time, the airport is constantly undergoing development in order to successfully keep up with the ever-increasing number of tourists visiting it each year.
A free shuttle bus runs between the terminals.
Bus: The DAMRI shuttle bus travels from SHIA to various destinations in Jakarta, including Rawamangun, Pasar Minggu, Blok M and Gambir, for IDR 20 000. Fare to the neighbouring cities of Bogor and Bekasi is IDR 30 000.
Taxi: A trip via tax to central Jakarta takes 30-45 minutes and costs anywhere between IDR 100 000 and IDR 300 000 (depending on the vehicle class of the taxi), plus an additional IDR 16000 for airport tax and road tolls.
Two thousand parking bays are spread across lots at all three terminals; long-stay parking is available at Terminals 2 and 3. Rates are IDR 4000 for two hours and IDR 2000 per additional hour.
There are information desks in all three terminals, while Terminal 2 features a tourist information counter.
Money and communications: ATMs, currency exchange and post office.
Luggage: There are left luggage and lost and found facilities, as well as a porter service.
Conference and business: Executive and airline lounges are located in the transit lounge and in the departures area of Terminal 2. The departures area of Terminal 1 features a VIP lounge and the nearby Sheraton Hotel hires out several meeting rooms.
Other facilities: Facilities include a first aid post, childcare rooms and payer rooms.
Wi-Fi: Free Wi-Fi is available at various hotspots throughout Terminal 2 as well as in lounges.