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Indonesia Getting There - International Travel
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Indonesia’s national falg carrier airlines are Garuda Indonesia (GA) and Merpati Nusantara Airlines (MZ).

Major airlines that serve Indonesia include Singapore Airlines, Air France, Qantas, Air India, Cathay Pacific, KLM, Emirates, Gulf Air, Lufthansa, Japan Airlines and Thai Airways International.

Approximate flight times

 Travelling from London to Jakarta takes 20 hours 20 minutes and to Bali is 22 hours 15 minutes (with good connections through Jakarta).

 Travelling from Los Angeles to Jakarta takes 24 hours 20 minutes.

 Travelling from New York to Jakarta takes 30 hours via Europe or 31 hours via Los Angeles.

 Travelling from Singapore to Jakarta takes 1 hour 35 minutes.

 Travelling from Sydney to Jakarta takes 7 hours 55 minutes.

International airports

Jakarta (CGK) (Soekarno-Hatta) is 20 kilometres or 12 miles northwest of the city and travel time is about 45 minutes.

Airport facilities include banks/bureaux de change, duty free shops, a post office, gift shops, restaurants, car rental, snack bars, medical and vaccination facilities.

A bus departs to the city centre every hour. Buses depart Jakarta from Gambir railway station and from Rawamangun and Blok M bus stations. Taxis are available from the airport to the city centre. A bus shuttle goes to Jakarta’s 2nd airport, Halim Perdana Kusuma (HLP), 13 kilometres or 8 miles southeast of the city and travel time is about 45 minutes.

Denpasar (DPS) (Ngurah Rai), 13 kilometres or 8 miles southwest of the city, is the main airport on Bali and travel time is about 30 minutes. There are duty free shops at the airport. A bus departs to the city centre. Taxis are widely available to the city and to Logian, Kuta, Nusadua and Sanur.

Departure tax

Departure tax is charged at Rp 100,000 and infants under the age of 2 are exempt.

Note: For a list of the air and seaports which can be used to enter and exit Indonesia, please see the Visa - Passport section.


International ports are detailed at the end of the Passport/Visa section. High-speed ferries operate between Sumatra and Malaysia. The routes are Medan–Penang or Dumai–Melaka. There is also service between Mandalo (Sulawesi) and the Philippines.

Cruise Lines: The following lines make infrequent stops: Orient Lines, Crystal Cruises, Cunard, P&O, Norwegian, Radisson Seven Seas and Royal Caribbean.


There is a daily rail and sea service between Belawan and Penang (West Malaysia) operated by National Railroad of Indonesia.


Indonesia’s international borders are between Kalimantan and the Malaysian states of Sabah and Sarawak on the island of Borneo, and Irian Jaya and Papua New Guinea. There are not any road links with Sabah. The few and badly maintained roads to Sarawak are not recognised as gateways to Indonesia.
Useful travel links
Airport Information PT(Persero) ANGKASA PURA II web site
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IATA international air transport association
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