AIRPORT QUICK GUIDE: Soekarno-Hatta International Airport

The Soekarno-Hatta International Airport is the main airport serving the city of Jakarta, Indonesia. It was named after Soekarno and Mohammad Hatta, who were the first president and vice-president of Indonesia. This airport is considered the 7th most connected airport in the world according to OAG, an air travel intelligence company, and more improvements can be seen as they continue with the Automated People Mover System (APMS). It has three terminals serving almost 58 million passengers based on 2016 statistics. Domestic flights are served in terminal 1 while terminals 2 and 3 are used for international and domestic flights.

The Soekarno-Hatta International Airport is considered to be the 7th most connected airport
according to OAG, an air travel intelligence company. |  © Brian Kevin
Free WiFi is available for tourist but it is not clear which network you need to connect to. As of travel, one successful connection made is using the 'AsianGames2018' network. Once you selected it, it will open a welcome page and ask you to tap 'Continue' to get free internet access. Speedtest was done with 21.0 Mbps and 18.0 Mbps for download and upload, respectively. However, the connection easily disconnects and does not automatically connect you back.

'AsianGames2018' & '' networks connect you to the internet but
easily get disconnected. | © Brian Kevin 

Indonesian Rupiah is the main currency used in Indonesia. Cash machines such as ATMs and foreign exchange counters are available within the arrival area. ATMs are located in the baggage retrieval area while the currency exchanges is just right before the exit doors. 
*Currency exchange as of writing: 1 PHP = 268 IDR; 1 USD = 13,429 IDR
There are several public transportation options to get to main city of Jakarta. Here are the options.
Photo taken from the Skytrain heading to Soekarno-Hatta Airport Railyway Terminal.
The newly built Skytrain is a free service that runs from Terminal 1 to Terminal 3. | © Brian Kevin
Most of the restaurants found are open 24 hours.
  • A&W
  • Dopoer Mie
  • Great Indonesian Cafe
  • Indorasa Resto
  • KFC
  • Luccini Cafe
  • Manzo e Birra & Delicio
  • Old Town White Coffee
  • Popcorn Dan Minimam
  • Soleil Bakery
Most of the restaurants can be found right outside the departure area of the terminal. | © Brian Kevin

There are retail shops available throughout the terminals with duty free shopping being available in Terminal 2 concourse D.

If you have an early flight or are arriving late, there are plenty of nearby Jakarta Airport hotels. Some of the more popular airport hotels include the Bandara International Hotel and Ibis Styles Jakarta Airport. You can also check out our listings of affordable budget hotels in Jakarta.

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