Jakarta airport: Jakarta Soekarno-Hatta International Airport (CGK)

Jakarta Soekarno-Hatta International Airport

The international airport of the Indonesian capital Jakarta is often referred to as Cengkareng by Indonesians, after its location. That name also reflects the airport's IATA code (CGK). There are three terminals: for domestic flights (Terminal 1), for international flights (Terminal 2) and Terminal 3 which was built in 2009, especially for budget airlines. Shuttle buses run between the terminals.

Airport codes

IATA airport code: CGK
ICAO airport code: WIII


Local transport


There's no train connection yet with Jakarta Airport, but the company PT RaiLink has proposed to connect Soekarno-Hatta Airport with Manggarai station in the capital.

Car and bus

The airport is situated 20 kilometers west of Jakarta. The airport is easily accessible by rental car: the Sedyatmo toll road connects the airport with the Indonesian capital. The exit to the airport is clearly signposted.

A shuttle bus runs every hour to the large hotels in Jakarta's center. The so-called DAMRI bus takes much longer to get from the airport to Jakarta, but is cheap. This bus stops at Rawamangun, Pasar Minggu, Blok M and Gambir. There are also bus services to other places in the western part of Java, including Bogor.

Car rental Jakarta Airport

You can find counters of car rental companies in the Arrivals Hall. Only two rental companies are present at Jakarta Airport: Avis and Europcar. There's also a provider, Blue Bird, who rents out chauffeur-driven cars. You can also book a rental car in advance using the service provided by EasyTerra; they compare the rates of several providers in a single quote.


The official airport taxis are the fastest way to travel to Jakarta. You buy a ticket at a taxi kiosk which you show to the driver. There are set rates. You'll also have to pay the toll, but this is minimal. When you arrive late official taxis will no longer operate and you need to turn to the so-called black taxis. You need to be a good negotiator to get a good price.

Airport Parking

Outside the terminal you can find short and long-term parking lots. You pay about 2,000 rupees per hour. If you want to leave your car at Jakarta Airport at night it's best to opt for the closed parking lot at the domestic terminal 1.




There are two hotels at the airport, both owned by the Sheraton hotel chain: the Jakarta Airport Hotel (Tel. +62(0)21 559 0008) inside the terminal and the four-star hotel Sheraton Bandara (Tel. +62(0)21 559 7777). Just outside the airport you'll find the FM 7 Resort Hotel‎ (Tel. +62(0)21 559 1177) and the Ellia Bandara Hotel‎ (Tel. +62(0)21 555 0970). Other hotels nearby the airport include Hotel Aston Cengkareng‎ (Tel. +62(0)21 5435 61660), The Batavia Hotel‎ (Tel. +62(0)21 690 4118) and Shangri-la Hotel Jakarta‎ (Tel. +62(0)21 570 7440). For more hotels and to book online, you can go to Booking.com. They offer a large range of hotels, at competitive internet rates.

Shops and restaurants

In the international terminal shops are concentrated on the so-called Plaza Bali. There are duty-free shops, branches of international (design) brands and of course shops with typical Indonesian products, including batik. Prices by the way aren't extremely low. It's often cheaper in town or elsewhere in Indonesia.

There are also a large number of eating and drinking facilities at Jakarta Soekarno-Hatta Airport.


In Hall D of the international terminal you'll find baggage lockers and a counter to deposit your baggage. There's a lost-and-found counter in the Arrivals Halls of both terminals.


In all terminals you'll find information desks for inquiries about flight schedules and airport services. There are also Tourist Office counters in terminals 2 and 3.


There are several VIP lounges at Jakarta Airport where you can fax, copy and access the internet. The Sheraton Hotel (see Hotels) at the airport offers extensive business facilities and has meeting space and conference rooms available.

Disabled facilities

Jakarta Airport has reasonable accessibility for the disabled. There are wheelchair ramps and adapted elevators and toilets.

Other services

There are banks, exchange offices and ATM's and in the domestic terminal there's a small post office. Telephones can be found everywhere and you can make free local calls in the waiting rooms of the Departure Hall. The First Aid station can be reached via the information desks or directly via one of the telephones. There are also baby rooms and silence rooms, including prayer rooms for Muslims. There's an internet café at the Skynet coffee shop.




Jakarta Soekarno-Hatta International Airport
Building 601 Tangerang
Jakarta 19101

Telephone, fax, email

Telephone: +62(0)21 550 5179
Fax: +62(0)21 550 6823
Email: ap2_cgk@angkasapura2.co.id

Airport codes

IATA airport code: CGK
ICAO airport code: WIII