Stuck on a Jakarta layover at the Soekarno-Hatta International Airport in Indonesia? Located on the island of Java, the airport is roughly 20 km (12.5 miles) from Jakarta city center which makes the city an accessible destination for those stuck on long layovers. If you’re trying to determine whether you can leave the airport during your Jakarta layover, click here for useful tips.
If you’re stuck in the airport during your Jakarta layover, there’s a number of services available. To help you get situated, here is a map of the airport.
Shopping and restaurants are located in all terminals (including Duty Free in terminal 2), and there is also banking and currency exchange, a post office, a pharmacy, baby facilities and interfaith prayer rooms. In addition, business lounges and airline lounges are available.
You can find the location and names of specific shops, restaurants and services, here for Terminal 1, Terminal 2, and Terminal 3.
If you arrive at night or are looking for a place to rest, the airport has a hotel located in the terminal building on the second floor in Terminal 2E. The Jakarta International Hotel has a restaurant, bar, spa and meeting room, as well as 82 rooms with full baths. For an additional list of hotels nearby in Jakarta of varying price points, click here.
Left Luggage facilities are located in Hall D of Terminal 2 for those looking to ditch your bags while you explore on your Indonesia layover.
As for transportation, metered taxis can be booked at the taxi counter in the arrival area of each terminal (the Official Airport Taxi company is Blue Bird : 021 7941234), and rental car facilities are also located in the Arrivals Area. Buses are also available, operating from 6am to 7pm. Private transfers can also be booked.
If you did not get a visa before arriving and are in need of one (check the widget to the right for visa requirements from your departing country), there are visa counters near the arrival gates, for roughly $10USD for 7 days. You need to buy a visa before going through immigration.
Layover Guide’s Suggestions Of Things To Do On A Jakarta Layover:
In the Old Jakarta Kota area, Fatahillah Square is a picturesque square that is home to three museums – the history Museum, the Puppet Museum and the Fine Arts Museum.
Indonesia In Miniature Park
If you’re limited for time during your Jakarta layover, the Indonesia In Miniature Park is a fun way to see the very different provinces and architecture of the country. There is also a museum of Indonesian fauna, a swimming pool and restaurants.
Considered Indonesia’s largest mosque (and the largest in Southeast Asia), the Istiqlal Mosque is covered by a huge dome supported by 12 columns. More than 120,000 can pray in the mosque at the same time.
This fish market is located at the old port of Jakarta along the Ciliwung River. Check out the stalls and shops selling all sorts of seafood from lobsters to dehydrated turtles.
None of these interest you? Here’s an additional list of additional things to do on your Jakarta layover!