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#66683 - 20 Dec 07 08:26 Taxi to Jakarta airport
terenjac Offline
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Registered: 18 Mar 07
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Loc: Previously Wagin, Western Aust...
If this has been discussed before I apologise. [I did do a search but could not find anything applicable]

Anyway, can anyone tell me what the taxi fare is from Jakarta train station to Jakarta airport.

At this stage I don't know what time of the day or night I will be travelling but would also like to know about any late night surcharges.

Any other helpful comments would be appreciated.

Thanks.

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#66684 - 20 Dec 07 08:32 Re: Taxi to Jakarta airport [Re: terenjac]
Dilli Offline
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Registered: 26 Feb 06
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Sorry, cannot help, however, as a general rule, budget for about 80-100K if you are using a Silverbird, wont be more than that!
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#66685 - 20 Dec 07 08:34 Re: Taxi to Jakarta airport [Re: Dilli]
terenjac Offline
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Pardon my ignorance ... what's a Silverbird ?

If it's a particular taxi company, are there any others that I should NOT use ?

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#66686 - 20 Dec 07 08:37 Re: Taxi to Jakarta airport [Re: terenjac]
KuKuKaChu Moderator Offline
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from gambir using tarif lama, cost will be about Rp80,000.

bluebird Rp100,000

silverbird Rp150,000+

you will have to pay toll costs (total Rp10,500).
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#66687 - 20 Dec 07 09:39 Re: Taxi to Jakarta airport [Re: KuKuKaChu]
terenjac Offline
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Quoting: KuKuKaChu
from gambir using tarif lama, cost will be about Rp80,000.

bluebird Rp100,000

silverbird Rp150,000+

you will have to pay toll costs (total Rp10,500).


Now I'm really displaying my ignorance ........ what's 'tarif lama'? I know 'tarif' is the fare and 'lama' in my dictionary translates as 'long'. Does it mean 'long distance fare'?

Sorry if I'm nit picking but I'm trying to improve my Bahasa Indonesia.

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#66689 - 20 Dec 07 09:48 Re: Taxi to Jakarta airport [Re: terenjac]
KuKuKaChu Moderator Offline
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tarif lama == old tariff. many taxi companies in jakarta have not adopted the "new", higher tariffs issued 2+ years ago.
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#66691 - 20 Dec 07 09:51 Re: Taxi to Jakarta airport [Re: KuKuKaChu]
chewwyUK Offline
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Registered: 14 Sep 06
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Loc: Jakarta
For decent drivers and taxi .. use BlueBird, SilverBird or Gamya .. should not be over 100.000
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#66697 - 20 Dec 07 10:01 Re: Taxi to Jakarta airport [Re: chewwyUK]
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Registered: 08 Nov 06
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It's increasingly possible to swim to the airport after heavy rain.
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#66703 - 20 Dec 07 10:20 Re: Taxi to Jakarta airport [Re: Roy's Hair]
terenjac Offline
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Quoting: Roy's hair
It's increasingly possible to swim to the airport after heavy rain.


Thanks for your comment ..... sure hope it's not raining when I'm on my way to the airport.

Had thought of taking a train from Purwokerto to Jogja, flying to Denpasar and then flying to Perth in Oz. But going via Jakarta involves less time waiting in airports for connecting flights. There is nothing more boring than sitting in an airport waiting lounge.

Also, total travelling time will probably be less.

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#66707 - 20 Dec 07 11:13 Re: Taxi to Jakarta airport [Re: terenjac]
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Registered: 28 May 07
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Loc: Jakarta
Rain is now a consideration for all trips to/from the airport.

One night last week there were NO taxis at the airport and DAMRI had shut down its operations. A long line for Bluebird taxis had already started.

Occasionally, a no-name taxi would appear and it was instantly mobbed. I was, however, pleased to see no fights broke out. Some smart ass offered his private taxi using the "back roads" out of the airport for Rp. 300,000. My nude, dead body would have probably ended up on the front page of morning's Pos Kota had I not had the good sense to "Just Say No!".

The problem I heard was getting TO the airport. At some area (Muara something-or-other) flooding had caused traffic jams to the airport.

I finally caught a special bus to the Kartiga Chandra Hotel and from there an Express taxi home. I was lucky. The rain meant fewer empty taxis on the city streets, too.

So if you are going to the airport, and it looks like rain, I suggest you go early - many hours early - and learn to meditate in Starbucks, or while looking at all the overpriced souvenirs.

Have a nice flight grin.

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