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6 Best Public Transportations in Jakarta, Indonesia

If you have a plan to visiting Jakarta, you should know how distinct this city is. As one of the highest population city in the world, Jakarta also has many problems with public transportation. Consequently, people are always taking a motorcycle or car by themselves. Traffic seems like a flock of birds do a migration.

However, there is always a way to easily looking around in Jakarta. I am summarizing 6 Best Public Transportation in Jakarta. Their transportation is always be used by local people or foreigner.

1. Busway

Busway (also calls Transjakarta) is a business which brings passengers in the line on the middle street. This way separately only for the busway. Busway has almost all of the main roads in Jakarta, furthermore, there also route to the nearest city.

We can say that the fee is very expensive – only Rp. 3.500 for each passenger. Moreover, during passenger still in the shelter, they can go everywhere the busway shelter is located. The most problematic for a foreigner is they need to buy e-money to using this bus – a card is Rp 50.000.

2. Commuter line

Commuter line is train which operates in Jobadetabek (Jakarta, Bogor, Tanggerang, Bekasi). Time of departures and arrives exactly accurate. Always full in busy hours, the commuter line is also being favourites by travellers who love to visit the nearest city in Jakarta. For instance, to Bogor from Jakarta only takes 60 minutes and the fee is no more than Rp 10.000.

Similar to the busway, commuter line requires e-money as an entrance ticket.

3. Taxi

  As a big city like the other city has. Taxi is a must to be a first alternative public transportation in the city. There are a lot recommended taxi in Jakarta, such as Blue Bird, Express, and Taxiku. But you should to noticed that the fare is unpredictable while the traffic is bad. Just always starring at the barometer!

4. Ojek Online

As I was talked at the paragraph before that traffic jam is a big big problem in Jakarta. So people need an innovation to solve the problem while people need to go somewhere as fas as they can. Ojek online is an answer. Ojek is a word refers to ‘motorycle taxi’. And ojek online refers to motorcycle taxi which operates by a mobile application. Passenger set place to pick up and destination, at that moment they can see the fare and the time.

There is some recommended ojek online application, that is Go-jek, Grab Bike, and Uber Motor.

5. Taxi Online

If ojek online have Go-jek, Grab-bike, and Uber motor, taxi online also operated by these company that named Go-car, Grab, and Uber.

6. Traditional Public Transportations

Want to try something else? Which something different? You shoulda picked you up by this public transportation. There are ojek (not online, you need to offer the fee to the driver), Bajaj (there are also be found in India and Tuk-tuk`s Thailand, Mikrolet (little bus who operates in specific areas), and kopaja/metromini (you should not try this one)

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