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Late Nite Arrival -- What to do?

Posted by KhowNeow11 on 7/9/2012 at 04:00

Posted from within Vietnam.

My flight in to Jakarta from HCMC tomorrow night(procrastination?..) is due to land at 23:25, and while I'm in the process of confirming accommodation for the night, i'm hoping to get out of Jakarta as quickly as possible (with a final destination of pangandaran).

I've just discovered that there are buses to Bogor or Bandung directly from the airport, which is perfect for me, but by the time i arrive it seems all the routes will have suspended for the night. hence my predicament.

i'd rather not spend the money on a room and taxis to and from airport if i don't have to. Do i have any options? Does anyone familiar with the airport think there is somewhere post-baggage claim where i could sleep on my bags for a few hours until the buses start running again? is there a bus station that runs routes 24hrs (does this Kali Deres ring any bells?) that i could catch a taxi to and get going?

any help would be greatly appreciated!

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Posted by captainbkk on 10/9/2012 at 06:17

your name should read khao niauw. for a site like sleepinginairports.
2.Cengkareng-late in the day planes tend to be delayed more. use brains, If you arrive you MUST get visum, get out, collect luggage (takes 1 hr or so) or fear to be perceived as yet another terrorist. You cannot stay in the secured area.The airport is widely spaced, quite airy with various spread out terminals. You will not be able to sleep anywhere-expect to be constantly pestered, but its Ok to stay in some shop or cafe.
3. DAMRI runs all buse sto airpt-yes, its MRI=Militer Rep. Indo, so leave youre childish boycot perceptions at home.taxis'from any airpt go on prepaid coupons, that cost about double meterfare and its 35 km into town.
Best advice is to wait for first bus (should arr airpt before 5.00_ to GAMBIR stasyon, there catch 1st train out to Bandung. Bogor is only a detour, that brings you in a cul-de-sac. My guess is that when you arr Bdg you will be so tired that you head for the only cheap guesthouse=losmen anyway, which is close to the main stasyon. They will set you up in the travel (minibus, collect and set on demand and pre-reserved) next day.
4.JKT has at least 4 giant busstasyons, for any direction, these are all open 24 hrs, but that does not mean buses to your place run 24 hrs You pay a tiny sum for entry. Much more as at airpt there will be no second without pesky touts and they are also more prone to theft etc. You make the choice.

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Posted by mooball on 18/9/2012 at 09:37 TF writer

Just for anyone else reading this in the future, Bogor is worth a trip and is easy to get to directly from airport. Bandung is also easily accessible directly from the airport via minibus. There are plenty of budget options in Bandung -- you just need to know where to look.

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Posted by anif on 18/10/2012 at 12:02

I am Indonesian, better you find Damri bus in the airport, buy ticket to Terminal Kampung Rambutan only IDR 25.000. Ask someone on Damri (used to be they know, or someone around there the location of Perkasa Jaya pool( If it not change they provide schedule: at 7 pm(business AC), 8 pm dan 9 pm(economy non-AC).
if you on planning to Kalideres there are to 2 optional:
1. Merdeka schedule 5.30 pm (economy non AC)
2. Budiman not direct to Pangandaran used to be transfer to other small bus in Tasikmalaya (not recommend)

I am suggest better you sleep in the airport (not safe sleep in Kalideres or Rambutan) wait until morning, directly to Rambutan by Damri or going around in Jakarta, Find busway and go to Kampung Rambutan. Have a nice surfing in Pangandaran

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