Tokyo is indeed amazing. But for a tourist, it can be a challenge to navigate the city. How do you go from the airport to your hotel? How do you go around the city? How do you go back to your hotel after partying at night? There are two modes of transportation that will best suit your needs.
With population of 28 million is served by Soekarno–Hatta International Airport, Halim Perdanakusuma International Airport, and Tanjung Priok Harbour; it is connected by several intercity and commuter railways, and served by several bus lines running on reserved busways.
Tourism here is booming faster than expected. Hence, the government anticipates having an increase in the public transportation demands due to the huge number of tourist around the globe. Most visitors opt to travel by taxi, which is cheap and occasionally even fast. Use only recommended and reputable taxis by the hotels.
Taxi firms in Jakarta are licensed by the government, so taxis are readily available. On Jakarta’s major roads, you’ll be able to easily flag down a taxi. Taxis are recognizable by their colors – black for Silver Bird, white for Express, green for Gamya and blue for Blue Bird, Steady Safe and Kosti Jaya. On periods of heavy rains or during the rush hour, the demand for taxis is really high. Flag down rate begins at Rp 6,000 and increases by Rp 3,000 for every kilometer. The waiting rate is about Rp 30,000 and it increases at a slower rate especially when in a traffic jam. Blue Bird Group implement a ‘TARIF ATAS’ (Premium Rate), which is IDR 6,000/km. Some other large meter taxi generally reliable companies still implement ‘TARIF BAWAH’ (Regular Rate), which is IDR 5,000/km are Express (+62-21 2650 9000)
Try to pick taxi from a reliable place such in front of malls, shopping centres or ask your hotel to get you one. Express Taxi‘s white color taxis (usually Toyota Vios) can usually be found around Medan, especially around central city and mostly use meter. Call in advance and they will come in time too (minimum fee by call is IDR 25,000)