Jakarta is a fascinating city. With historical landmarks, shopping malls, mosques, flea markets, and even islands on the coast north of the city, there are many interesting places that are worth visiting. Fortunately, getting around Jakarta is not a problem with all the comfortable modes of transport available in the city.
Getting around Jakarta on land is the easiest way to explore the area, and you have several options to do this. First, you can travel by Transjakarta Busway, or simply “busway”. The vehicles are well maintained and are air-conditioned. Familiarizing yourself with the routes that they take is part of the challenge. Most of them traverse through south and central Jakarta only. If you are going to the greater Jakarta area, you can alight at the nearest stop or “corridor” where you can catch a busway going to another area. Because the busway is generally the preferred mode of transport of many locals, expect it to be packed during rush hours. Taking the busway during the morning or evening rush hour is sure to test your patience. At other times of the day, though, it is very comfortable.