Soekarno Hatta International airport of Indonesia (IATA CODE: CGK) serves the capital and most populated city in the country –Jakarta– and its surrounding areas from a convenient location in Tangerang. It is situated 20 kilometres away from the centre and frequently referred to as Jakarta International airport due to its worldwide well-earned reputation as a major connecting hub for long-haul travellers, currently the busiest and largest one in South-East Asia. Passengers arriving for business purposes, leisure or to make a connection have three transit hotels inside Jakarta airport in the island of Java at their disposal, where they can stay overnight, spend a short layover without leaving the terminals or sleep before their outbound flight. There is a transit hotel on each terminal of Soekarno Hatta but, prior to providing a general overview of these hospitality establishments, let us guide you around this air travel hub in Indonesia.
How many terminals are there in Jakarta International airport?
Soekarno Hatta airport has three terminal buildings for passengers going through this air hub in Indonesia. They have been undergoing constant remodelling and improvement in the recent years, while there are still plans for expansion and the construction of a fourth terminal aimed at increasing the handling capacity of the airport. Each terminal in Jakarta has a purpose, and at present they are organised as follows:
Terminal 1 (divided into three concourses: A, B and C) serves domestic low-cost operations.
Terminal 2 (divided into three subterminals or concourses: D, E and F) handles international low-cost flights.
Terminal 3 is home to all domestic and international non-budget operations. This is the busiest and largest terminal, featuring an array of eco-friendly amenities as well as the main tourist information point in Soekarno Hatta.
Travelling between terminals in Soekarno Hatta International airport
Should you need to go from one terminal to another in Soekarno Hatta airport of Indonesia, simply get on the courtesy skytrain transporting passengers all around the airport complex and stopping by terminal 1 (every 5 minutes), terminal 2 (every 5 minutes), terminal 3 (every 7 minutes) and the airport railway station. In the future, the skytrain in Jakarta airport will also reach the fourth terminal and the onsite business centre (Sky Hub). While waiting for your train on the platform, pay attention to the screens displaying announcements of the next arriving times.
Which terminal in Soekarno Hatta do I have to go? Where can I sleep inside Jakarta airport?
TERMINAL 1. Travellers flying with Lion Air (concourses A and B), Air Fast Indonesia, Batik Air, Citilink or Transnusa (concourse C) need to check in and go through security in T1. In the case of having a long wait or an overnight layover in Soekarno Hatta airport, they may decide to book a room at the d’primahotel in terminal 1. This hotel in Jakarta airport provides guests with 2-star accommodation that includes round-the-clock reception, cosy soundproofed rooms with free WiFi internet, air conditioning, TV, free toiletries and breakfast on site. You can choose among single rooms, double rooms or a nap cabin; other services offered to passengers sleeping here are business facilities and luggage storage.
Spending the night at Soekarno Hatta airport of Jakarta, Indonesia
While in the island of Java, some travellers take advantage of the opportunity to visit other destinations in Asia. Those catching a budget international flight out of terminal 2 of Jakarta airport operated by Batik Air, Cebu Pacific, Malindo Airlines, Sriwijaya Air, Thai Airways, Lion Air, Air Asia, Citilink, JetStar Asia or Philippine airlines may find it highly convenient to stay in a hotel next to terminal 2E of Soekarno Hatta. The known as Jakarta airport hotel has been rated with 3 stars and provides guests with free shuttle transfers, complimentary WiFi all throughout, paid parking spaces, concierge service, massage salon, safety deposit boxes and extra-large comfy beds in soundproof rooms with bathroom that can be twin, double, superior or deluxe and even integrate a living area.
Capsule hotel inside terminal 3 of Soekarno Hatta International airport
Another hotel in Jakarta airport that will come in handy when travelling through terminal 3 is the Digital airport hotel of Soekarno, found on the first floor of T3 building, in the domestic arrivals area to be precise. The capsules, that are divided into two different types –Alpha and Beta- feature air conditioning, free WiFi, USB charging ports and are close to most cafés and restaurants in the concourse. Bathrooms and showers and shared, yet you get your own personal locker during your stay. One of the biggest perks of staying in the Digital airport hotel of Soekarno Hatta is that travellers can decide for how long they will use their capsule and so pay for it accordingly; the reception stays open 24 hours a day.
This last option is ideal for passengers on international journeys with Air China, All Nippon Airways, Asiana, Cathay Pacific, China Airlines, China Eastern, China Southern, Emirates, Ethiopian, Etihad, Eva Air, Fly Scoot, Garuda Indonesia, Japan Airlines, KLM, Korean Air, Malaysian Airlines, Oman Air, Philippine Airlines, Qantas, Qatar Airways, Brunei, Singapore Air, Sri Lankan, Thai Airways, Turkish Airlines, Vietnam and Xiamen Airlines.