You will need to use some type of transport to get from one place to another.
Its buses however, are crowded particularly during rush hours.
Around the town, there are many regular city buses charging a fixed fare Rp. 1,200. The express “Patas” buses charges Rp. 2,500 and the air-conditioned Patas buses cost Rp. 3,500; these are usually less crowded.
These services supplemented with orange mini buses “Metro Mini” and, in a few areas by “Mikrolet” minibuses, which cost between Rp. 1,200 and Rp. 1,600.
currency exchange as at October 2010:
The “Trans Jakarta” air-conditioned express buses are the best option for pleasant transport in Jakarta, With a special track along 19 km this distance reached in only 20 minutes.
The cost is Rp. 2,500 and it has 17 stopping spots, in Singapore currency that is 36 cents.
But in this overcrowded city of 23 million people, 8 million motorcycles and an unknown number of other vehicles .... the city bus service is fast and efficient. The following image is of one of the buses running along on the 19 klm special track which is situated in the lane closest to the median strip in the centre.
We had already heard that many pickpockets are on the bus as they are so crowded
they can take things from your pocket or bag without your knowledge - very quickly.
The bus ride was another "Jakarta experience" for us!
stay tuned for more.