Jakarta has three major bus stations, all a long the way from the city center.
- Kalideres Busses to the West of Jakarta leave from the Kalideres Bus Station, about 15 km from Monas. Catch public buses here for Java’s west coat destinations, such as Serang, Labuhan and Merak.
- Kampung Rambutan This terminal handles buses to the South and South-West areas of Jakarta. It designed to carry much of Jakarta’s inter-city bus traffic, but it mainly handles buses to West Java, including Bogor and Bandung.
- Pulogadung This station has buses to Cirebon Central and East Java, Sumatera and Bali. It is about 12km to the east of thc Clty center. Most the air conditioned and deluxe buses operate from here, .and can be booked in advance through agents in town. :
There are also intercity taxis and minibus to Bandung that will pick you up and drop you off at your hotel. They’re fast and convenient. These Taxis will only depart when they have five passengers. Media taxi is located at Jalan Johar 15 (tel: 62-21 314 0343), while the 4848 taxis located at Jalan Prapatan 34 (tel: 62-21 364 4488). Door to door minibus services are also available to Bandung, Yogya and any other destinations, and can booked through travel agents.
In Jakarta, everything is at distance. It’s hot and humid, and hardly anybody walks you will need to use another type of transport to get from one place to another. Its buses however, crowded particularly during rush hours.
Around the town, there are many regular city buses charging a fixed fare Rp. 1,200. The express “Patas” buses charges Rp. 2,500 and the air-conditioned Patas buses cost Rp. 3,500; these are usually less crowded. These services supplemented with orange mini buses “Metro Mini” and, in a few areas by “Mikrolet” minibuses, which cost between Rp. 1,200 and Rp. 1,600.
The “Trans Jakarta” air-conditioned express buses are the best option for pleasant transport in Jakarta, especially from Blok M in south to Kota area in the north part of Jakarta. With special track along 19 km this distance reached by only 20 minutes. Charge Rp. 2,500 and it has 17 stopping spots.