Jakarta – Merak Access (Lokal Merak x KRL Jabodetabek)

The line between Jakarta and Merak, the northwestern-most station in Java, is a cheap and popular route for access to Sumatra via a ferry crossing to Bakauheni.

With effect from 1 April 2017, the KRL Jabodetabek service will be extended to Rangkasbitung. With this new extended service along the Tanah Abang – Rangkasbitung Line, all Ekonomi and Lokal trains, namely KA Kalimaya, KA Langsam, KA Patas Merak/Banten Ekspres and KA Rangkas Jaya, will cease to operate on this electrified single and double track sector.

To access Merak from Jakarta, you will need to use the KRL Jabodetabek – Lokal Merak combination or the KA Krakatau (Ekonomi AC Plus). This new combination increases the number of possible daily trips from Jakarta to Merak from 4 trips to 6 trips, and from Merak to Jakarta from 4 trips to 7 trips.

Route Map

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The new Lokal Merak operates between Merak and Rangkasbitung only. If you are travelling to or from Jakarta, you need to change trains at Rangkasbitung.

With this reduction of Ekonomi and Lokal train services at Angke, the station is now reopen for KRL services.


Jakarta (Tanah Abang) – Rangkasbitung – Merak

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Merak – Ranskasbitung – Jakarta (Tanah Abang)

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KRL Jabodetabek
Jakarta (Tanah Abang) – Rangkasbitung: Rp 8,000
Jakarta (Manggarai) – Rangkasbitung: Rp 8,000
Jakarta (Jakarta Kota) – Rangkasbitung: Rp 9,000
Bogor – Rangkasbitung: Rp 13,000

Lokal Merak
Rangkasbitung – Merak: Rp 8,000 (to be confirmed)

KA Krakatau (Ekonomi AC Plus)
Jakarta (Tanah Abang) – Merak: Rp 50,000 (special fare)
Jakarta (Pasar Senen) – Merak: Rp 50,000 (special fare)
Jakarta (Jatinegara) – Merak: Rp 155,000 (only Merak-bound trains)
Bekasi – Merak: Rp 165,000

Merak – Bakauheni Ferry
Adult: Rp 15,000
Child: Rp 9,000


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