Day 3: Getting to Gambir Railway Station with KRL and Transjakarta

While Gambir is a railway station, the KRL Jabodetabek does not make a stop there. It is, however, still very accessible from any KRL station or Transjakarta halt.

If you are going by KRL, you have two main choices, to go to Jakarta Kota or Juanda. I opted to go via Juanda as the next train was arriving at Mangga Besar station as compared to another few minutes wait for the Jakarta Kota-bound one.

The updated route map on the Tokyo Metro 6000 Series.

Inside my short hop to Juanda.

My train departing Juanda.

If you’ve never been here before, just follow the signs pointing you to the Transjakarta halt.

Exit on the right side of the station if you’ve somehow managed to miss that huge sign on the pillar.

Follow the short shelter to the bridge ahead.

Ascend this bridge to access the Transjakarta Juanda halt.

The halt is in the centre of the road.

Exit the bridge using the middle set of stairs.

A Transjakarta bus departing the Juanda halt.

Juanda busway halt is just here. Get your contactless smart card ready or purchase one at the counter. Cash payment is not accepted on the Transjakarta busway system.

Take TransJakarta BRT Service 2C from Juanda direct to Gambir 2. Alternatively, take TransJakarta BRT Service 2, 2A, 3, 5C or T12 from Juanda to Harmoni Central Busway and change to Service 2 or 2A to Gambir 2 bus stop. As you can see, based on probability, you’ll end up at Harmoni most of the time, but it’s okay because the frequency is good thanks to the parallel bus corridors. Just get the first bus that comes along – it makes your journey faster than waiting for the elusive 2C.

Inside the Transjakarta bus to Gambir 2.

Arrived at Gambir 2.

It is worth to note that the journey time from Juanda to Gambir 2 ranges from 15 minutes to an hour, depending on traffic conditions, crowd and waiting time for the bus. Be sure to plan your trip ahead of schedule.

The entrance to Gambir Railway Station is just ahead.

The south entrance to the station. If you are getting the DAMRI Airport Bus instead, do NOT enter the station but follow the sheltered walkway beside the Alfamart within the car park but outside of the station building.

Walking through rows of shops at Gambir Railway Station to access the trains.

Next post: Day 3-4: KA Gajayana from Jakarta Gambir to Malang

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