Soekarno Hatta Airport is the international terminal in Jakarta, IATA code-CGK.
Most visitors reach here through Garuda Indonesia, Lion Air, Mandala TigerAir , LCC’s from either Singapore, KL or BKK and land in T3.
Immigration is a breeze as VOA is paid with USD 25 and then stamped on the passport.
Walk out of the gate and you will see an army of touts asking you to hire taxi and hotels.
Opp the gate of T3, and behind DAMRI bus stand ,find BLUE BIRD Taxi , the only recommended .Avoid every other taxi person with a polite but firm NO.
Blue Bird meter starts at IDR 7000 and is very reliable, the driver always wears the pale blue uniformed shirt with the bird logo. Also the front will state clearly BLUE BIRD Group with the taxi driver name and photo.
The other best and economical option is the DAMRI Bus services.
They travel to every part of Jakarta city and is a point to point service. The bus stand is right opp the arrival gate of T3 and you can purchase the bus ticket at the small booth. The price from Airport to BLOK M or Gambir is IDR 30,000. The buses have dedictaed lines once in the city and is best to avoid the unbearable traffic that you would otherwise be subjected in the BlueBird taxi, and also have to pay the tolls paid by taxi.
The bus services are very reliable, wait period is no more than 5 mts and enjoy free WIFI.
Welcome to Jakarta!