Soekarno–Hatta Airport Rail Link

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Soekarno–Hatta Airport Railink Services (ARS)
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Soekarno–Hatta ARS EMU at Duri.
Native name Rute KA Bandara Soekarno–Hatta
Type Express rail & commuter rail
System Airport rail link
Status in service
Locale Greater Jakarta, Indonesia
Termini SHIA
Stations 5 (operational)
Services Route 1: SHIA -Batu Ceper - Duri - BNI City - Bekasi
Planned opening Route 2: SHIA -Batu Ceper- Duri - Kota
Opened 26 December 2017; 9 months ago (2017-12-26)
Owner Angkasa Pura & Indonesian Railway Company
Operator(s) Railink [id]
Character Elevated and ground
Rolling stock INKA-Bombardier EMU
Ten 6-carriage trainsets
Line length 54.3 km (33.7 mi)
Track gauge 1,067 mm (3 ft 6 in)
Electrification 1,500 V DC overhead catenary
Operating speed 80 km/h (50 mph)
Route map

SHIA Soekarno–Hatta International Airport
Batu Ceper KRL Icon Brown.svg
Jakarta Kota KRL Icon Pink.svg KRL Icon Blue.svg KRL Icon Red.svg  M1  TransJakarta
Kampung Bandan KRL Icon Pink.svg KRL Icon Yellow.svg  M1 
Duri KRL Icon Yellow.svg KRL Icon Brown.svg
Tanah Abang KRL Icon Yellow.svg KRL Icon Green.svg
BNI City KRL Icon Yellow.svg  M1   L1  TransJakarta
Manggarai KRL Icon Red.svg KRL Icon Blue.svg KRL Icon Yellow.svg TransJakarta
Bekasi KRL Icon Blue.svg  L2 

Soekarno–Hatta Airport Railink (Indonesian: Rute KA Bandara Soekarno–Hatta) is an airport rail link service in Greater Jakarta, Indonesia. These airport rail link is built to cut travel time from Jakarta city center to the airport, as roads connecting the Soekarno–Hatta International Airport (SHIA) and Jakarta city center are frequently affected by traffic congestion and flooding. At present commuter service is operational, while express service is still at planning stage.

The Soekarno–Hatta ARS is the second airport rail link in Indonesia connecting passenger between city centre and airport after Kualanamu ARS.


The idea of developing the airport railway system reportedly came up in the 1990s. However, the project plan was officially solidified only in 2011 with the issuing of a presidential regulation, Keppres No. 83 Year 2011, which assigned PT Angkasa Pura II and PT Kereta Api Indonesia to jointly carry out the project. The project suffered long setbacks due to disputed land requisition issue for construction of the new rail track and also frequent plan changes. The railway was opened on 26 December 2017 and officially inaugurated on 2 January 2018.[1]

The airport train currently makes 42 trips daily between 3:51 AM and 9:51 PM, departing from Sudirman Baru station in to SHIA, with a stop at Batu Ceper station. Each trip from Soekarno-Hatta to Sudirman Baru runs every hour between 6:10 AM to 11:10 PM.[2] Ticket price for each journey is IDR70,000 (equivalent to approximately US$5). Although initially the price point for each journey was set at IDR 100,000, government analysis recommended for a lower price point due to concern that that price would have been too expensive for consumers. Passengers can only book train tickets using credit and debit cards, as well as electronic money via Railink app available for smartphones or vending machines at stations.

Line Information[edit]

At first this project was planned to only connect between Manggarai station at South Jakarta and SHIA station at Tangerang. Moreover, the project decided to expand to also connect Jakarta Kota station at West Jakarta with SHIA station.[3][4] A Rail Link trip between SHIA to Manggarai railway station at South Jakarta takes about 54 minutes, and between SHIA and Kota at West Jakarta about 45 minutes.

There are 24 kilometers of existing train line from Manggarai to Batuceper and 12 kilometers of new track is currently being built from Batuceper to SHIA station.[5] From Kota the train will operate via Kampung Bandan and Duri on existing track, additionally the same track will operate from Manggarai. Passengers will be able to board the train from six designated stations: Kota, Manggarai, BNI City, Duri, Batuceper, and SHIA. Two new railway stations: SHIA and BNI City was newly constructed, while others are being renovated to serve airport passengers.

On 19 June 2018, the service is extended to Bekasi Station, serving Bekasi in West Java, a satellite town within Greater Jakarta.[6]


The airport rail link services connect Jakarta city center with Soekarno–Hatta International Airport. The journey takes approximately 46 minutes from BNI City station (more commonly known as Sudirman Baru station) to SHIA station. Each train has the capacity to carry up to 272 passengers and serves about 5,000 passengers with 122 trips a day.[7] There is a 15-minute interval between train departures. The Soekarno–Hatta ARS stations are:

Since Manggarai station is still under renovation, BNI City station is being used as the temporary terminus for the city centre.[8]

Train Schedule[edit]

At present there are 50 trips in a day. A trip from Soekarno-Hatta International Airport to BNI City railway station takes approximately 48 minutes. The first train that travels from Soekarno-Hatta airport departs at 6:10 a.m., meanwhile the last trip leaves at 11:10 p.m. Services from BNI City departing for the airport station, first trip at 4:21.a.m, while the last trip is scheduled at 9:51 p.m.[9]

The train also operates between airport and Bekasi. First departure schedule from Bekasi at 10:05 WIB, next at 11:10 WIB, at 13.13 WIB, and 14.11 WIB. While from the Soekarno-Hatta Airport Station to Bekasi Station is scheduled at 07.50 WIB, at 08.50 WIB, at 10.50 WIB, and at 11.50 WIB.[10]


Automated People Mover Skytrain shuttle service connects SHIA Railink station with Soekarno-Hatta International Airport Terminals

The airport shuttle, Skytrain (Indonesian: Kereta Api Layang (Kalayang)) is the 3.05 kilometres Automated People Mover System (APMS) serves to connect Soekarno-Hatta Airport Terminals 1, 2, 3 and SHIA railway station free of charge. Skytrain takes 5 minutes from one terminal to another, with 7 minutes needed to get from Terminal 2 to Terminal 3.[11][12]

The airport Skytrain shuttle is integrated to SHIA railway station, from where passengers can conveniently travel to–and from–Jakarta city center by train. Skytrain operating schedule is accessible online and through the Indonesia Airport website and smartphone application. Skytrain has been operational since 17 September 2017.[13]

Proposed SHIA–HPIA express airport rail link[edit]

An express train service is now under planning stage to connect Soekarno–Hatta International Airport with Halim Perdanakusuma Airport. Completion of this line is expected to be completed at the very earliest in 2019.[14] At first this project was solely planned to be built as a 33-kilometer (21 mi) express line between the Manggarai station at South Jakarta and Soekarno–Hatta International Airport via Angke and Pluit, which would be a public–private partnership project.[15][16] Later the route was extended from Manggarai to Halim Perdanakusuma Airport, which is in East Jakarta. The 33 kilometer project, proposed as Halim-Cawang-Manggarai-Tanah Abang-Sudirman-Pluit Terminal 2 and 3 SHIA stretch route, has been proposed to include a combination of surface-underground-elevated tracks. The express train is projected to take 30 minutes to connect the two main airports that serve the Greater Jakarta area.[17][18]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Anggita Muslimah Maulidya Prahara Senja (2 January 2018). "Ini Panduan ke Bandara Soekarno-Hatta Naik Kereta Bandara". Kompas (in Indonesian). Retrieved 10 June 2018.
  2. ^ "Airport train kicks off services with promotional fare". The Jakarta Post. Retrieved 26 December 2017.
  3. ^ "Airport train to start operating in November". The Jakarta Post. Retrieved 30 August 2017.
  4. ^ "Airport railway operation to be postponed". The Jakarta Post. Retrieved 30 August 2017.
  5. ^ "Airport railway line may also be connected to Kota Station". The Jakarta Post. Retrieved 30 August 2017.
  6. ^ Media, Kompas Cyber (2018-06-19). "Mulai Hari Ini, KA Bandara Beroperasi hingga Stasiun Bekasi -". (in Indonesian). Retrieved 2018-07-13.
  7. ^ "Construction of Airport Rail Link to be Completed in March 2017". Tempo. August 28, 2017.
  8. ^ "Soekarno–Hatta Airport Train to Complete by June 2017". August 30, 2017.
  9. ^ "Soekarno-Hatta airport train implements new schedule". The Jakarta Post. Retrieved 3 October 2018.
  10. ^ "Jadwal Kereta Bandara Soetta ke Stasiun Kota Bekasi". CNN Indonesia. Retrieved 3 October 2018.
  11. ^ "Skytrain Trials at Soekarno Hatta Airport to Begin in Mid August". Tempo. Retrieved 30 August 2017.
  12. ^ "Skytrain to connect terminals at Soekarno–Hatta Airport". The Jakarta Post. Retrieved 30 August 2017.
  13. ^ "Skytrain to link with Dukuh Atas in December". The Jakarta Post. Retrieved 18 September 2017.
  14. ^ "Pemerintah Kaji Ulang Kontrak KA Ekspres Halim-Soetta". August 28, 2017.
  15. ^ "Government pegs PT KAI for airport railway development". Retrieved August 30, 2017.
  16. ^ "KAI: Airport train ready in 2013". The Jakarta Post. Retrieved August 30, 2017.
  17. ^ "Ada Kereta Ekspress, Dari Bandara Halim ke Soetta Hanya 30 Menit". August 28, 2017.
  18. ^ "April, Tender Kereta Halim-Bandara Soekarno-Hatta". Retrieved September 1, 2017.