Booking cheap flights to Jakarta is a priority for those who want to save money in this exciting city of contrasts, and Orbitz.com can help you do just that. Jakarta is the perfect place to see the old and the new, from the regal antiquity of the Jakarta Cathedral to the modern opulence of the Hotel Indonesia Kempinski.
Flights into and out of Jakarta go through Jakarta International Airport, also known as Soekarno Hatta International Airport. The airport is located about 12 miles northwest of the center of Jakarta. The airport's three terminals are currently running over-capacity at 50 million passengers per year. The airport services domestic and international passengers hailing from various regions from Dubai to Amsterdam.
There are several ways to get from the airport into town. If you'd like to take a taxi, it's very important that you take an official, prepaid airport-approved taxi. If you take one of the unofficial taxis, you will most likely be overcharged. The average price of a taxi from the airport into town is anywhere from IDR 150,000 to IDR 200,000, or $15 to $20. The ride will take about an hour. You could also catch a ride with Damri Airport Buses. They're air conditioned and safe, and they run approximately every 15 to 30 minutes. Rates are between $2 and $4.
In order to get the true feeling of Jakarta, you'll want to experience both the old and the new. In order to get an understanding of the history and cultures of the ethnic groups that make up Indonesia, check out the National Museum. Visit royalty by checking out the Presidential Palace, which is open and free to visitors on weekends. Slide down the world's longest and fastest slide at the Atmosphere Dry Slider. Jakarta is hot and humid all year round, with a long rainy season that lasts from October until the end of May. Average daily temperatures range from 25°F to 93°F. Dress in light clothing. Jakarta is a progressive Muslim country, so you can wear weather-appropriate clothing as long as it's respectable.
Book your cheap flights to Jakarta now through Orbitz.com. You'll find the discount fares you're looking for so that you can spend your money exploring the treasures of Indonesian culture at places like the National Museum and beyond.
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