Exchanging your money
Students are strongly advised to bring enough Rupiah as they arrive in Indonesia. If you did not bring any Rupiah currency with you, you are advised to change some money. Money changing facility is available in Jakarta’s Soekarno Hatta Airport. At the airport, money-changers rates are usually slightly higher for cash. Compare with the banks themselves and money changers in the city as to which offers the most competitive exchange rates amongst the banks.
Getting to Depok
The city of Depok lies in the south of Jakarta, approximately two-hour drive from the International airport.
Depok may be reached by car, taxi, service bus or train. Car hire is available from the major firms at the airport. Airport buses (Damri) operate regularly from 7am to 8pm stationed in Terminal 2 Gate F. If you’re going to Depok, pick the bus with destination to Depok or alternately to Pasar Minggu. From Pasar Minggu you can proceed by bus, train or simply a taxi. It takes about fiveteen minutes to half an hour. Travel by late overnight sleeper is convenient if met by car or taxi.
Taking a taxi
Accepting an offer from someone who approaches you as you exit customs to drive you into town can be risky.
Choosing a reputable taxi service would be the safest and most convenient way to get into town. Taxi firms licensed to operate transportation services (taxi or limousine) have counters inside the arrival terminals. You can easily identify their representatives by their formal uniforms and ID.
Beware with taxis that refuse to use the meter (argo). Don’t tip person who tries to act as a broker for the taxi.
When you get into the taxi, always note the taxi firm and the code number displayed on the dashboard or passenger doors, the driver’s name and ID. This information will help you to report to the taxi company in case problems have occurred.
Pick Up Service at the Airport
International Office UI provides international students with pick up service at airport.
Please contact International Office :
Central Administration Building 1st Floor,
Depok 16424, INDONESIA
Ph: (62-21) 78880139, 786 7222 ext.100520
Fax: (62-21) 7888 0139, 727 0017