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Soeharto-Hatta International Airport

Soeharto-Hatta International Airport is located 20 km from the city centre. Taxis take around 30-45 minutes. Fixed price Silver Bird Taxis should be arranged at the taxi desk in the arrivals hall, immediately after passing through Customs and Immigration. DAMRI Bus Service operates between the airport and Kakarta's downtown every 40 minutes. Journey time is around one hour to Blok M or Gambir Railway Station in the central business district. Facilities at the airport include currency exchange, post office, business centre, a tourist information desk, car rental desks and tax free shopping. All main hotels offer mini-bus shuttle transfers or chauffeur-driven meet-and-greet service.
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For visitors, taxis are the most sensible option as public transports tend to be extremely crowded, slow and petty theft is common. The most reliable taxi companies include Silver Bird and Blue Bird. Drivers should carry a rate sheet showing the current fare to most destinations – check the fare before getting into the taxi. More sensibly, ask your hotel or restaurant to call a cab for you. Blue Bird also offers a premium Golden Bird limousine service, which can be booked through your hotel or on the company’s website.
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