Taxi at Jakarta Airport

By taxi you can get to Jakarta downtown from the airport within 50 minutes according to traffic, since it is 20 km away from the airport.

In Jakarta you can find several types of taxi according to their cost which have different colour schemes: budget, regular, special taxis and executive.

To identify budget taxis, the “Tarif Bawah” sticker should be placed in the vehicle.

Many tourists reported being victim of some kind of scam. To avoid troubles, our recommendation is to board a taxi of one of the reputable companies presented below.


Find taxi ranks outside the Arrivals Hall of Terminal 1, 2 and 3.


Find taxi companies at the taxi ranks of Jakarta Airport operating 24 hours a day:

- Blue Bird Taxis: +62 21 7989000
- Silver Bird Taxi: +62 21 7981234
- Express Taxis: +62 21 26509000
- Tiara Express: +62 21 26509000
- Transcab: +62 21 58355500

Prepaid taxi

You can book your prepaid taxi in the kiosks located in the Arrivals Hall. By doing this, you’ll assure a fixed price for your trip instead of being overcharged.


Every company will fix their own fare to get to Jakarta downtown.

From average, you can expect to pay from USD 12.00 to 14.00 (Blue Bird) which will be up to traffic conditions, since traffic jams are usual in Jakarta, especially during peak hours. Airport tax is IDR 4,000.

Before departing, we recommend you to agree fares with the driver. They can vary according to your final destination (you should consider that some roads will include tolls and other extra fees which you may be aware of).

Share a car

Sharing car apps are a useful way to get to your destination at a reduced cost comparing to the above options. You can consider to share your ride with more people or simply join another one’s trip.

Apps like Uber or BlaBlaCar may be useful for your trip to any of the cities nearby.


The Ojek are the typical motorcycle taxis of Indonesia. You can find them everywhere in the street, especially on T-junctions. You’ll recognise them by the jacket they wear. It can be the most convenient way to move in time in order to skip traffic jams. You can ride any of them from USD 2.00 – 3.00 (Do not forget to bargain with the driver for the final fee!).