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Make lasting memories in epic Jakarta

Book flights to Jakarta and prepare to explore Indonesia’s thriving and energetic capital.

You’ll find an enchanting mix of Javanese, Malay, Chinese, Arabic, Indian and European influences reflected in everything from the architecture to the cuisine.

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Discover a world of contrasts in Jakarta’s five vibrant districts – ranging from modern soaring skyscrapers to traditional temples.

Merdeka Palace and Istiqlal Mosque are two of Jakarta’s most prominent sights, but there’s no shortage of impressive landmarks. Many of the city’s malls and restaurants are open 24 hours a day in this restless city.

Jakarta is also the perfect starting point to set off on adventures to the Thousand Islands. From Ancol Bay, you can sail to this archipelago of gorgeous paradise shores, leaving the city behind to enjoy white sand beaches and pristine seas.

Book flight tickets to Jakarta with Etihad Airways to discover the different sides of this dynamic destination.

What’s the weather like in Jakarta?

What’s the weather like in Jakarta?

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The city’s dry season runs from June to September with 11-12 hours of sunshine a day on average – making this a good time of year to fly to Jakarta.

Jakarta experiences a monsoon season. December through to March in particular can see heavy rainfall.

Reasons to visit Jakarta

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See magnificent landmarks

Book flights to Jakarta and you can get up close to some of Asia’s most impressive monuments, including temples, mosques and towers. Together, they build up a picture of the city’s fascinating history and the events that have transformed it into the thriving metropolis it is today.

Visit the Jin De Yuan Buddhist temple for fine examples of ceremonial bells and ancient calligraphy or take in the wonder of Istiqlal Mosque, which can host 120,000 worshippers at a time. Travel to Merdeka Square to see the extraordinary needle-like Monas National Monument. It was built to mark the end of Dutch colonial rule in Jakarta – and rises more than 420 feet into the air.

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Go shopping at Jalan Surabaya Flea Market

The Menteng district of Jakarta is a famous shopping area, and the Jalan Surabaya Flea Market might just be its crowning jewel. Here, you’ll be able to browse and purchase a vast array of arts, crafts and textiles all made locally. Make sure you leave some space in your suitcase for a souvenir and be prepared to test out your haggling skills.

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Unwind at the beach

Jakarta boasts its very own stretch of sand in the form of Ancol Beach, which means that you don’t have to go far for a spot of relaxation.

Take a dip in the sea to cool off – or head to one of the swimming pools or water parks around the city for some family-friendly entertainment.

Things to know before you fly to Jakarta

plane Airport transfers

Soekarno–Hatta International Airport (CGK) is about 25 miles from the city centre, and it typically takes 45 minutes to 75 minutes in a taxi to travel between the two, depending on the traffic. Book a transfer with Etihad for a quick and convenient connection to central Jakarta.

If you prefer to use public transport, you can buy bus tickets from the kiosk inside the airport. Trains are also available.

charities Cultural considerations

The vast majority of people in Indonesia are Muslim, but the government also lists Protestantism, Catholicism, Hinduism, Buddhism, and Confucianism as official religions as well as Islam.

Indonesians like to avoid conflict, so it’s best to not raise your voice to avoid being seen as rude. Saying ‘boleh’ (meaning ‘may I?’) is a way to be polite.

bus Getting around

Local buses and trains in Jakarta can be crowded. You may want to opt for a taxi or an air-conditioned Transjakarta bus to get around. A fun alternative is the ‘bajaj’, Indonesia’s version of a tuk tuk, which has three wheels and open sides. Your driver may not speak English and you should negotiate a price before setting off.

socket Plugs

Indonesia uses type C, E and F plugs. These two-pin plugs are similar to the designs used in many European countries. Standard voltage and frequency are 230V/50Hz. Consider packing a universal power adaptor should you require power usage.

Flying to Jakarta: FAQs

Where should I stay in Jakarta?

Hotels close to the Plaza Indonesia shopping mall on Thamrin Road are generally considered to be in a prime location, but are also likely to be more expensive. Also consider the area around Sarinah department store, where you’ll find a good selection of mid-price options.

How many days should I spend in Jakarta?

You should plan to spend at least three days in Jakarta to see the top attractions and leave yourself enough time to travel comfortably around the city. You could easily stay more than a week if you want to explore the surrounding area.

What should I see in Jakarta?

Visiting Merdeka Square, the Istiqlal Mosque and the Jakarta History Museum should give you a good feel for the heritage and culture of the city. To get a glimpse of what life was like under colonial rule in Indonesia, sip a coffee in Café Batavia.

What is the food like in Jakarta?

There are several must-try dishes in Jakarta. For example, soto betawi is a creamy beef soup that you’ll find at stalls all over the city. Whatever you order, make sure you get a helping of nasi uduk to go with it. This fragrant coconut rice is delicious.

Why we love Jakarta

“You’ll always get excited when you come to Jakarta, because it takes a lifetime to uncover all the hidden secrets of the city. You’ll witness charming traditions in the Old Town or at the Istiqlal Mosque – then enjoy shopping at the Plaza Indonesia after trying some street food.”

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