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Jakarta is an exotic mix of modernity and tradition. A blend of Javanese, Malay, Chinese, Arab, Indian and European cultures has influenced the architecture, language and cuisine of the Indonesian capital. Think designer boutiques and and glittering skyscrapers, rickety three-wheeled Bajajs and market vendors selling local street snacks. Enjoy Betawi folk performances featuring large puppets, or try local delicacy kopi luwak, a coffee brewed from beans ingested by palm civets. Jakarta is paradise for food lovers, with everything from cheap and tasty street eats to upmarket fine dining for you to sink your teeth into. Jakarta puts on a show once the sunsets too and visitors can get caught up exploring neon-lit streets, karaoke bars, and electric nightclubs. Jakarta also offers some of the best shopping in Southeast Asia, and devotees of retail therapy have an excellent selection of malls to choose from.
Intrepid travellers can search Webjet for cheap flights from Sydney to Jakarta, and start exploring the capital of Indonesia.
The best time to visit Jakarta
Jakarta has two distinct seasons: wet and dry. The best time to visit Jakarta is during its dry season (May to September). This is also high season which can mean pricier flights and hotel accommodation. The International Jazz Festival of Jakarta is held at the beginning of May and lasts three days. This notable music event attracts popular artists from all over the world as well as many jazz enthusiasts. During the wet season (October to April), the city becomes quieter - meaning it can be an optimal time to find hotels and cheap flights to Jakarta. Use Webjet’s Deal Finder to book cheap flights to Jakarta and pack your brolly for erratic downpours. Jakarta empties out over major holidays like Lebaran (Eid al-Fitr) and Christmas, which means you can snap up cheap airfares. Some attractions close for national holidays.
Departing From Sydney Airport
Flying from Sydney Airport (SYD) to Jakarta’s Soekarno-Hatta International Airport (CGK) is a direct 7 hour 40-minute flight on Qantas. Singapore and Kuala Lumpur are popular layovers for one-stop flights, and a number of airlines service the SYD to CGK route, including Virgin Australia, Air Asia and Malaysia Airlines.
Getting to Sydney Airport
For a quick and efficient transfer, catch the train from the Sydney CBD to the airport. Use the T8 Airport Line and be at the airport within 15 minutes. Trains run every ten minutes from 5am to midnight. A one-way fare is $14.30 AUD. Travellers on a budget can hop on a local bus. Route 400 connects the city to the airport and costs just $5.60 AUD per person. Metered taxis are also an option. A taxi from the CBD to the departure terminals should cost between $45 and $55 AUD and the ride takes about 20 minutes, depending on traffic flow. Ride-sharing services like Uber are also available.
Parking at Sydney Airport
Whether you require short term or long term parking, Sydney Airport has you covered. Take advantage of savings and discounts by booking online and in advance.
Where to Park at Sydney Airport
Sydney Airport has three parking options available. Based on your travel plans there is an option to suit your individual needs.
- Blu Emu: The cheapest and most convenient parking option at Sydney Airport for flights to Jakarta. Located 15 minutes’ away from the terminals, there is a complimentary 24-hour shuttle bus you can use to get around. Spend $135 AUD for a week of parking.
- P3: The best choice if If you are going on a whistlestop trip. You'll save money with its discounted daily rates, and you'll be a short distance from the terminal building. Budget for $50 AUD for 24 hours.
Arriving in Jakarta
Your SYD to CGK flight will land at Jakarta’s Soekarno-Hatta International Airport. This is the largest airport in Indonesia and is located approximately 30 kilometres from the city centre. The airport is a hub for a number of airlines including Indonesia AirAsia, Lion Air, Nam Air and Sriwijaya Air.
How to Get from Jakarta Soekarno-Hatta International Airport to Your Jakarta Hotel or Accommodation
Taxis are the most convenient way to get into Jakarta from the airport. Look out for Blue Bird (blue), Express (white), Taxiku (yellow) or Gamya (green) taxis. These are reputable taxi companies. You can find taxi counters on the arrivals level and there are taxi ranks outside the terminal. A one-way trip into central Jakarta may cost between IDR 150,000 to 200,000 ($14 to $20 AUD), excluding any tolls. Traffic congestion can be a challenging so the journey from the airport into the city can be painstakingly slow. Jakarta has a high-speed rail link from the airport to the centre of the city. A one-way ticket costs IDR 70,000 ($7 AUD) per person and can be bought at the station, via the Railink App or online in advance. Trains run for most of the day and the ride takes about 55 minutes. The cheapest option for reaching the city is the DAMRI Airport Bus. A single fare costs IDR 40,000 ($4 AUD). The DAMRI services connect to several locations in Jakarta but the most central, and the most popular, is the route that travels to Gambir Station. There are DAMRI ticketing stations in each of the airport terminals. Rideshare is available in Jakarta. Download popular Apps Uber, GoJek or Grab before you board your return flight from Sydney to Jakarta. Fares into the city are generally about half the price of regular taxis.
Things to do in Jakarta
Jakarta is one dynamic city. And while it might appear to be crowded and chaotic, don’t be put off by the hustle. There is plenty to discover. Start off by visiting the National Museum of Indonesia, which is known as the Elephant Building to locals thanks to the statue located in the museum’s forecourt. Here, you can spend a morning or afternoon delving into Jakarta’s history and cultures. Cross the road from the museum and into Merdeka Square to see the National Monument. The monument stands at an impressive 132 metres tall and commemorates Indonesian independence. Nearby is the Istiqlal Mosque, the largest place of Islamic worship in Southeast Asia, as well as the Gothic-style Jakarta Cathedral and the neoclassical Jakarta Art Building. Stroll through the pedestrian-friendly Pasar Baru, a buzzing local market. Explore the market’s warren of alleys and laneways, and grab some authentic indonesian satay. Street food is great value for money for travellers watching their budget, however make sure to only buy from vendors that are also frequented by locals and who prepare your dish fresh-to-order.