Which Jakarta Airport is best to fly or closest to City?

Halim Perdanakusuma Airport(HLP) or Soekarno-Hatta Airport (CGK)

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There are two airports serving Jakarta, the capital of Indonesia. The Halim Perdanakusuma Airport (HLP) and Soekarno-Hatta Airport (CGK). HLP and CGK both serve domestic and international flights in and out of the country. CGK is the primary airport where the major airlines operate from while HLP offers scheduled commercial flights, private and presidential flights, and for military use as well. Both airports are well connected to parts of the city by good roads and public transportation services such as trains, buses, shuttles, taxis, car rentals and more. We summarize these airports to make it easier to plan your next trip.

Halim Perdanakusuma Airport (HLP) Vs. Soekarno-Hatta Airport (CGK)

Halim Perdanakusuma Airport (HLP)

Soekarno-Hatta Airport (CGK)

    Halim Perdanakusuma Airport (HLP) Soekarno-Hatta  Airport (CGK)
Airport Maps Halim Perdanakusuma Airport (HLP) Map Soekarno-Hatta Airport (CGK) Map

Getting To The Airports From The City Centre

Distance from City Centre 12.6 miles (20.3 kilometres) 17.8 miles (28.8 kilometres)
Public Transport Operating Hours 24-hours. 24-hours.


Railink has a station at the airport and its SHIA - BNI City line runs every hour.
Fare: $5
Journey time: 46 minutes

Airport Shuttle Services

Damri offers shuttle services, hotels also offer a free shuttle for their customers and sometimes for a small fee at the airport.

Fare: $2.74 every 15-30 minutes Journey Time: 45 minutes


There are Inter-Terminal Shuttle Buses to transfer travellers from terminals 1,2, and 3 for free.
Damri also operates shuttle services.

Fare: $2-$3 every 15 minutes Journey time: 45 minutes


Bus N/A

JA Connexion runs every hour.
Fare: $2
Journey time: 46 minutes


Around $4-$5,Journey time: 15 minutes.

Around $9-$12,Journey Time: 25 minutes.

Uber N/A
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Which Airport Is Most Suitable For Me?

How Close to City Centre

HLP Airport is located 20.3 kilometres east Jakarta, it is the closest among the two airports, low budget airlines operate mostly from this airport.
It is an international airport that serves scheduled commercial flights, private fights, presidential flight, and for military use. It takes around 50-70 minutes from the airport to the city centre by bus due to serious traffic conditions.
HLP is linked to different parts of Jakarta by good roads, taxis, airport shuttles, and car rental services.

CGK Airport is the primary airport serving Jakarta, Indonesia's capital city. The airport handles international flights and some domestic flights. It is the closest airport to the city centre at 20.3 kilometres.
Major airlines operate from this airport with international flights to other parts of the world.
Ittakes about 45 minutes by bus and train to the city centre. CGK is also well connected to other parts of Jakarta by taxis, buses, airport shuttles and car hire companies.

Cost Factor

Halim Perdanakusuma International Airport serves over 5.6 million passengers yearly. It is a cheaper airport compared to CGK in terms of cost. It is far, but closer to the city centre than CGK.
The cost of flight fares, hotel rooms, car hire,shuttles, and taxi services is relatively cheaper than at CGK.
HLP airport is a better choice if you are looking at minimizing your expenses, but CGK has all the facilities to make any journey worthwhile.

Soekarno-Hatta International Airport is the main airport serving the greater Jakarta. CGK is the largest and busiest airport in Southeast Asia, it handles over 70 million passengers annually.
The airport is farther than HLP at 28.8 kilometres, it takes about 45-60 minutes to get to the Jakarta city centre depending on the traffic conditions.
CGK is the best airport in the country, and most travellers use this airport.

Airport Delays

Avg Security & Immigration Delays: Average Avg Flight Arrival Delays: 20 minutes.

Avg Security & Immigration Delays: High Avg Flight Arrival Delays: 30-45 minutes

Flight Fares HLP Airport flight fares are relatively comparable to that of CGK for domestic flights. CGK airport flight fares are comparable to HLP but more expensive for international flights by more than 60%.

Hotel Prices Per Day From (01-12-2018 to 02-12-2018) Searched on 20-11-2018


RedDoorz Plus near Halim Perdana Kusuma 2(2.5-star)at $19 per night

Hotel Transit Pondok Tirta Sentosa(2.5-star) at $25 per night

Favehotel PGC Cililitan(3-star) at $39 per night.

Jakarta Airport Hotel Managed by Topotels(3-star)at $63 per night

d'primahotel Airport Jakarta Terminal 1A(3-star)at $66 per night

Cengkareng Transit Hotel(2.5-star) at $26 per night.

Car Hire Prices Per Week (01-12-2018 to 07-12-2018))

Car Hire

$96.81 - $161.40

Car Hire Companies

Inkopau Rent Car.

Golden Bird, Inkopal and Inkopau.

Online car hire Car Hire Halim Perdanakusuma Airport Car Hire Soekarno-Hatta   Airport

Airport Facilities

Shopping and Dining A & W, Dunkin Donuts, Kembang Desa, Kopitiam Wie, Kremesan, Mon Tiy Cafe, Nasi Uduk Kebon Kacang, Roti Boy, Rumah Makan Padang, Starbucks Coffee, Alfa Flying Club, Alfa Flying School, PT, Angkasa Pura Solution, Circle-K, Indomarco Prismatama, PT, Indomart, Koperasi Satya Ardhia , Periplus, Toko Buku Yulius, Toko Buku Lius, and more.

COLLECTION COUNTER LOTTE DUTY FREE, DIAN DUTY FREE, JAKARTA DUTY FREE, Plaza Bali, Aero Mart, Alexandre Christie, Alfa Express, Alfamart, Arnold Palmer, Batik Keris, Beauty Center, Beauty Forever, Belinda, Central Cellular, Bergas Art Shop, Cellular Queen Shop, Christ Gift, Circle K, Coach, DAMN I Love Indonesia, Dan + Dan, Danar Hadi, Data Seluler, Digimart, E-Mart, Early Learning Centre, Every Gift, Familymart, Fossil, Guess, Havaianas, I Port Shop, Indomaret, Indomaret Point, JBL Store, Kartika Mart, Keris Department Store, and many more.

Lounges Saphire Premiair Executive Lounge. Premier Lounge, Saphire Lounge / Plaza Premium, JW Lounge, Lion Air King Lounge, Gapura Lounge, BlueSky Executive Lounge, Batik Air Business Class Lounge, Esplanade Lounge, Pura Indah Lounge, Citibank Lounge, Emerald Sky Lounge, JW Sky Lounge, BRI Transfer Lounge, BNI Executive Lounge, JCB Card Lounge, and Garuda Indonesia Business Class Lounge.
Wi-Fi Services Free Wi-Fi available inside the Sapphire PremiAir Executive Lounge. Free WiFi up to 50Mbps available.
Transfer in and Around The Airport Two Terminals
Main terminal: for departing and arriving flights.
Presidential terminal: for presidential use only.
CGK has a large sprawling complex with 3 terminals.
Two older terminals (T1 and T2) and a new terminal (T3), which are all connected by shuttle services.
Currency Exchange & ATM cash Points Bank Mandiri, Bank Negara Indonesia, Bank Rakyat Indonesia, Aditya Wijaya Artha, and Doa Dasa Valasindo offer currency exchange services at the airport. ATM cash points are also available at both terminals. BRI, BNI, Mandiri, Valisindo, BCA and many more offer banking/money changing services. Also, there are over 15 ATMs within T1, T2, and T3.
Important phone numbers HLP Airport:02180899217 CGK Airport: 02155912648, Police: 0215507393, Health Office: 0215506068.
Major Operating Airlines Batik Air, Citilink, Pelita Air, Susi Air, TransNusa, and Wings Air. AirAsia, Asiana Airlines, Air China,All Nippon Airways, Batik Air, Cathay Pacific, Cebu Pacific, China Airlines, China Eastern Airlines, China Southern Airlines, Citilink, Emirates, Ethiopian Airlines, Etihad Airways, EVA Air, Flynas, Garuda Indonesia, Indonesia AirAsia, Japan Airlines, Jet Asia Airways, Jetstar Asia Airways, KLM, Korean Air, Lion Air, Malaysia Airlines, Malindo Air, Nam Air, Oman Air, Philippine Airlines, Qantas, Qatar Airways, Royal Brunei Airlines, Saudia, Scoot, Singapore Airlines, SriLankan Airlines, Sriwijaya Air, Thai Airways, Thai Lion Air, Trigana Air Service, Turkish Airlines, Vietnam Airlines, XiamenAir and more.
Major Connecting Destinations Ambon, Balikpapan, Banda Aceh, Bandar Lampung, Bandung, Batam, Bengkulu, Cilacap, Denpasar/Bali, Dumai, Kupang, Makassar, Malang, Mataram-Lombok, Matak, Medan, Padang, Palembang, Pangandaran, Pekanbaru, Pontianak, Semarang, Silangit, Surakarta/Solo, Surabaya, Tasikmalaya, Yogyakarta, and more. Johor Bahru, Kuala Lumpur-International, Seoul-Incheon, Beijing-Capital, Tokyo-Haneda, Tokyo-Narita, Hong Kong, Manila, Kaohsiung, Taipei-Taoyuan, Shanghai-Pudong, Guangzhou, Shenzhen, Ambon, Balikpapan, Banda Aceh, Bandar Lampung, Banjarmasin, Batam, Denpasar/Bali, Gorontalo, Guilin, Jambi, Jayapura, Kendari, Kota Kinabalu, Kuala Lumpur-International, Kupang, Labuan Bajo, Lubuklinggau, Makassar, Manado, Manokwari, Mataram-Lombok, Medan, Merauke, Padang, Palangkaraya, Palembang, Palu, Pekanbaru, Pontianak, Samarinda, Semarang, Silangit, Singapore, Sorong, Surabaya, Tanjung Pandan,[51] Tarakan, Ternate, Yogyakarta, Dubai-International, Addis Ababa, Abu Dhabi, Jeddah, Amsterdam, Christmas Island, Bangkok-Suvarnabhumi, Sydney, Muscat, Medina, RiyadhSingapore, Colombo, Istanbul-New, Ho Chi Minh City, Fuzhou, Xiamen and many more.
Tourist Info Centres A tourist information centre is located in the arrival lobby. Tourist information centres are located in T1, T2, and T3.
Official website http://halimperdanakusuma-airport. co.id/en/home http://www.soekarnohatta-airport.co.id/


Which airport is closest to central Jakarta?

Halim Perdanakusuma Airport (HLP) is the closest to central Jakarta, it is the secondary serving Jakarta, Indonesia's capital. It offers scheduled commercial flights, private and presidential flights, and also used for military purposes. The airport is 12.6 miles from the city centre and using the fast Damri shuttle services, you will be in central Jakarta in 45 minutes from the airport.Batik Air, Citilink, Pelita Air, Susi Air, TransNusa, and Wings Air serve this airport with budget domestic and international flights. Soekarno-Hatta Airport (CGK) is farther from the city centre at 17.8 miles, it is Jakarta's primary airport serving the city with top airlines like Etihad Airways, Qatar Airways, Emirates, etc. It will take you 46 minutes using the fast public train at the airport to the city centre.

Distance to Central Jakarta:
Halim Perdanakusuma Airport:12.6 miles / 20.3 km
Soekarno-Hatta Airport:17.8 miles / 28.8 km

Halim Perdanakusuma Airport to Central Jakarta Journey Times:
By Shuttle: 45 minutes
By Taxi: 15 minutes

Soekarno-Hatta Airport to Central Jakarta Journey Times:
By Train: 46 minutes
By Shuttle: 45 minutes
By Bus: 46 minutes
By Taxi: 25 minutes

What is the best airport to fly into in Jakarta?

Halim Perdanakusuma(HLP) is the best airport to fly when travelling to Jakarta, due to its closeness to the city centre and is served by fast public transport services to central Jakarta. It takes around 45 minutes by shuttle depending on your destination and 15 minutes by taxi. As the secondary airport serving Jakarta, it is served by low-budget airlines handling domestic and some international flights. You will experience few flight delays, fewer crowds, and queues at the airport and shorter transfer time to the city centre. The airport has two terminals, the main terminal is used for domestic and international flights while the other terminal is known as Presidential terminal use for Presidential use only. Travelling into this airport is better as it sees less airport traffic and is easy to move around it than CGK's large 3 terminals. Given the short transfer time, you will be able to see attractions located in central Jakarta such as Taman Mini Indonesia Indah, National Monument (Indonesia), Dunia Fantasi, Jakarta History Museum, Ragunan Zoo, Pulau Bidadari island, Merdeka Square, Jakarta; National Museum, Untung Jawa island, SnowBay Waterpark TMII, Ancol beach, and many more.
CGK (Soekarno-Hatta)is farther from central Jakarta but linked to the city by fast public transport services like train, shuttle, bus and taxis. It is the main airport serving Jakarta and the country. Transfer time from the airport is longer compared to HLP and the airport is bigger meaning you will experience long queues, more crowds, and flight delays at the airport. As the primary airport, top airlines like Etihad Airways, Qatar Airways, Emirates, and many more serve this airport with short and long haul flights within the country and to other major cities in the world. To enjoy faster transfers to central Jakarta, you will have to use airport taxi which takes 25 minutes to the city centre.

Is Halim Perdanakusuma airport better than CGK?

Halim Perdanakusuma Airport is better because it is closer to the city centre, meaning shorter transfer times using fast transport service from the airport. It is easier to move around the airport compared to CGK's 3 terminals under one large sprawling complex. It sees fewer crowds, fewer queues, less flight delays and it takes only 15 minutes using taxi to central Jakarta and its top attractions. If you are travelling on a budget, this is also a better airport to fly as flight deals are less expensive. Most business travellers will use this airport for faster transfers.

Which airport is closest to top attractions in Jakarta,Indonesia?

Halim Perdanakusuma Airport is the closest to top attractions in central Jakarta, just 15-20 minutes away depending on the destinations. Some of the attractions include Taman Mini Indonesia Indah, National Monument (Indonesia), Dunia Fantasi, Jakarta History Museum, Ragunan Zoo, Pulau Bidadari island, Merdeka Square, Jakarta; National Museum, Untung Jawa island, SnowBay Waterpark TMII, Ancol beach, and many more. Using the airport taxi is a faster means to the top attractions from $5-$7.

How much does it cost from Halim Perdanakusumaor Soekarno-Hattato Central Jakarta?

From Halim Perdanakusuma Airport by:
Bus (Damri): $2.74 http://damri.co.id/ Buses run hourly daily.
Taxi: $4-$5 -http://www.gamya.com/home.html Available 24/7 at the airport.
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From Soekarno-Hatta Airport by:
Train (Railink): $5 https://reservation.railink.co.id/ Trains run every hour daily.
Shuttle: (Damri) $2-$3 http://damri.co.id/ Runs every 15 minutes available on Demand.
Bus (JA Connexion): $2- https://www.perumppd.co.id/jadwal/ Bus run every hour daily.
Taxi: $9-$12 - http://www.gamya.com/ home.htmlAvailable 24/7
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How much are Hotels at Halim Perdanakusuma and Soekarno-Hatta Airports?

Hotel prices can vary greatly depending on how far in advance you book, the demand for rooms, and which hotel you book but the prices below will give you a rough idea and you can do further research and hotel booking at https://www.tripindicator.com/hotel.html

Halim Perdanakusuma Airport Hotels: From $19per night
Soekarno-Hatta Airport Hotels: From $26 per night

How much does car hire cost at Halim Perdanakusuma or Soekarno-Hatta Airports?

All of the airports mentioned offer competitive prices and a range of cars to suit your needs. Prices are based on the type of car, driver age, length of hire, and demand but you can get a rough idea for each airport below.

Halim Perdanakusuma Airport Car Rental:
Intermediate Cars: (Honda Civic, Renault Fluence, etc.) $161.40 per day Compare prices here - https://www.tripindicator.com/

Soekarno-Hatta Airport Car Rental:
Intermediate Cars: (Honda Civic, Renault Fluence, etc.) $161.40 per day Compare Prices here - https://www.tripindicator.com/

How Many Airports Are In Jakarta?

Jakarta has two airports that serve the city, Halim Perdanakusuma Airport (HLP) and Soekarno-Hatta Airport (CGK). CGK is the main airport serving the greater Jakarta area on the island of Java, Indonesia. It handles mainly international and some domestic flights. HLP airport is the main domestic hub in Jakarta, it is used for charter flight, handles private jets, presidential flights and for military use as well.

What Are The Top Attractions In Jakarta?

As a tourist, there a lot of places you can go to in Jakarta that will give you unforgettable memories in your entire life. Some of these places include the Istiqlal Mosque, Grand Indonesia Mall, Jakarta Cathedral, Museum Bank Indonesia, Central Park, Pondok Indah Mall, Pacific Place, Thousand Islands, National Museum, Plaza Senayan, Beautiful Indonesia in Miniature Park, Ancol Dreamland, Waterbom Jakarta, Freedom Library, National Monument (MONAS), Jakarta Old Town, Gambir Train Station, Proclamation Monument, Lippo Mall Puri at Saint Moritz, and many more.

How Far Is Jakarta From The Airport?

Halim Perdanakusuma Airport (HLP) is 20.3 kilometres while Soekarno-Hatta Airport (CGK) is 28.8 kilometres to Jakarta's city centre where most of the top attractions are located. The airports are connected to Jakarta by buses, shuttles, taxis, trains, and car hire services.

Does Uber Operate In Jakarta Airport?

Uber operates in Jakarta, but they are not allowed at the airport due to a ban on online transport by local taxi cartels, so they only take travellers to the airport.

Halim Perdanakusuma Airport (HLP) & Soekarno-Hatta Airport (CGK) Terminal Maps

For Halim Perdanakusuma Airport (HLP) Terminal Maps visit https://www.tripindicator.com/hlp-halim-perdanakusuma-airport-terminal-map.html

For Soekarno-Hatta Airport (CGK) Terminal Maps visit https://www.tripindicator.com/cgk-soekarno-hatta-airport-terminal-map.html


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