The name of station Gambir is so popular in Jakarta city, especially for those prefer to travel by train. Train transport in Java and other parts of Indonesia is less developing despite the fact of long history of rail and train existence in the country. Meanwhile it is actually the cheapest way of traveling. Some trains are classified as good standard such as Argo Bromo and Executive, only the management less intensive in developing and maintain various aspects of this transportation which is state owned company. Gambir station was built in 1930s and only after 50 years got renovation that was in 1990 with addition of modern facade. The station is constructed in 3 floors with green floor tiles. The rail stop and passes through third floor, the second floor is equipped with waiting lounge, cafeteria and fast food restaurants. Ticket counters, public hall, fast food restaurants, snack bars and some automatic teller machines are on the first floor. Station Kereta Api Gambir, or Gambir Railway station serves the traffic between cities in Java such as Bogor, Bandung, Semarang, Yogyakarta, Malang, Cirebon, except Surabaya. While commuter train to and out of Jakarta do not stop here. State owned transport company the DAMRI ( Djawatan Angkutan Motor Republic Indonesia ) has shuttle from Soekarno-Hatta airport Cengkareng to Gambir station.
It is well known of yearly mass exodus of the people from Jakarta before and after the holiday of Idul Fitri. During this season station Gambir is too crowded. From year to year the number of mass exodus always grows bigger and bigger with the same pattern. Starting 2002, the capacity of train can not accommodate the number anymore, as the transport is not develop so far. The department of Transportation of Indonesia like have no power to handle this future of the transportation means, which should be given priority list by the company and holding company. If not it will be a distressing problem for both national and local due to the great consumption of oil by] individual transport especially in Java with almost 60% of Indonesian population living here. They have the publication by web site, but is very difficult to down load. It is probably not functioned as valuable information to the public, but just an accessory to the company. If you would try to down load the site.
Online train time table is published by other institution
which has better web site with complete name, class
and other detail of train from Jakarta outbound..
There are some places to make inquiry about the ticket
of train from Jakarta outward such as :
Stasiun Kota, Jalan Taman Stasiun Kota No. 1, Jakarta Phone ( 021 ) 692 8515
Humas Perumka Daop 1 Jkarta, Jalan Stasiun Kota No. 1 Phone (021 ) 682 9193
Stasiun Gambir, Jalan Merdeka Timur, Phone ( 021 ) 384 2777
Stasiun Bandung, Jalan Stasiun Timur, Phone ( 022 ) 420 3367, 430 691
Hotels are rich within Jakarta from cheap to luxury five star hotels are available in almost all parts of the city including hotels which are located close to the international airport of Cengkareng. For travellers who has not good flight connection can use some hotels available near airport.
National monument is the symbol of the independence standing proudly in the center of the city. See the city from the top See more
Sunda Kelapa is ancient port which is still well preserved with now special port for phinisi tradisional ships. This reminds us about the sea trade in the course of early Christian Era See more
Old Batavia town is the oldest area of the city founded in the year of 1700 by Dutch VOC preserving the European middle and modern age architectures See more
Shopping Paradise ! Jakarta city is well known for its' shopping travel. Giant shopping centers such as Mangga Dua and Tanah Abang are among the most famous places, besides cheap prices, also variation of goods and services available both retails and groceries are among the most complete.
See general map of Jakarta city with complete information on the places of interest indicated on the map within government administrative border.
Hotel Reservation in all areas of Jakara city starting from budget hotels Central Jakarta - South Jakarta - North Jakarta - West Jakarta - Jakarta Airport. Within the administration of greater Jakarta city are known many areas with its' specific character of location, type of business, certain trend of development, history, and level of advancement. One can find what is the area and hotel factility on those areas such as Ancol, China Town, Mangga Dua, Kemang and others. Short description of these areas with travel facilities can be seen here
Hotel Murah di Jakarta lihat daftar - Pilihan akomodasi standard dan mewah meliputi hotel Jakarta pusat - hotel Jakarta Utara - hotel Jakarta Barat - hotel Jakarta Selatan Jika perlu hotel sesuai dengan wilayahnya misalnya dekat Mangga Dua, Kemang atau lainnya silahkan klik hotel sesuai area