Transportation in Jakarta

 

The various types of transport available in Jakarta:

 

  

TransJakarta Busway

The buses are a Bus Rapid Transit system in Jakrta. They run in special lanes and ticket prices are subsidized by the regional government. These buses are airconditioned and very clean inside. They are worlds apart from the other types of public transport buses in the city of Jakarta.

 

 

 

 

 

 

           

Bajaj

Bajaj seat two passengers comfortably and up to five passengers maximum. A ride in a bajaj is hot and sweaty, using "AC alam" as the call it in Bahasa Indonesia, or nature's air conditioning. There are estimated to be over 20,000 of them in Jakarta however, they aren't allowed onto many main roads, so routes may be a bit circuitous.

 

 

 
 
 
 
 

 

Ojek (Motorcycle Taxis)

An “Ojek” is a motorcyclist that offers rides to wherever you want to go. They are a popular mode of transport in Lippo Karawaci as well as Jakarta, although we suggest you only use the ones within Lippo. You will find a number of ojeks located outside each Taman and outside the Supermal. Before getting on you should negotiate the location you want to go to and the cost of the fare. To give you an idea of a reasonable price: from the SPH to the Supermal would be approximately Rp. 5,000. All of the ojeks that work in Lippo are registered with Lippo security to ensure everyone’s safety and a familiarity for those using ojeks.

 
 
 
 

Angkot

An angkot is a small van/mini bus that serves set routes on smaller main roads. Its seating fits for 9-12 people, depending on the type. Fares depend on the distance, but are usually Rp 2.000 to 3.000 per trip. The same procedure for as the Lippo Bus works for an angkot too. We would not recommend someone new to Indonesia to use angkots however, because they can be dangerous if using one alone or especially at night.

 

 

 

 

 

Taxi

Taxis are available from the Supermal or you can book one by telephone (see the directory). At Supermal the best way is to go to the customer service desk at the main entry and ask them to call a taxi for you, which should only take a few minutes. Hotels and shopping malls have taxi stands or you can telephone to arrange to be picked up. For the bus schedule and taxi delivery phone number, please see the attachment.

 

Phone Numbers for Blue Bird Taxis:

Blue Bird                              Phone: (021) 794 1234

Silver Bird (bigger cars)    Phone: (021) 798 1234

 

 

The costs of various types of transport in Jakarta:

 

TRANSPORT TYPE

REMARKS

 ESTIMATED COST IN RUPIAH (IDR)

AVERAGE

RANGE

Ojek

5 minute Ojek ride (motorbike taxi)

          10,000

8,000-12,000

TransJakarta

1 ticket

3,500

-

Taxi

Bluebird Taxi starting cost when entering

6,000

-

Bluebird Taxi cost every 1km

3,000

-

Angkot

5 minute ride on Angkot (mini bus)

3,000

2,000-3,000

Public Bus

5 minute ride on public bus

2,000

1,000-3,000

Fuel/Gasoline

1 Liter of gasoline 

7,500

7,500-13,000