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* If you book from the '''counters''' right outside Customs, you'll get a nice car, jump to the head of the queue and pay around Rp 175,000 for a trip to the Golden Triangle. These counters can also sell you SIM cards and refills (''pulsa'').
 
* If you book from the '''counters''' right outside Customs, you'll get a nice car, jump to the head of the queue and pay around Rp 175,000 for a trip to the Golden Triangle. These counters can also sell you SIM cards and refills (''pulsa'').
  
* If you head past the counters, you'll get to the ordinary '''taxi ranks''' — and encounter many taxi touts and baggage carriers, these individuals would likely scam visitors and should be ignored and will probably need waving off (''just wave your hand and shake your head''). There are several reliable taxi operators such as '''Silver Bird, Blue Bird''', and '''Express''' taxi having their own taxi rank spot in the terminal, the customers must queue in line to be served as numbers of taxis came along in several minutes to about 15 minutes intervals (depends on availability and traffic). '''Silver Bird''' is a premium taxi company and it is very reliable operator with good drivers and plush Mercedes cabs, but pricier than the rest at around Rp 120,000 to the Golden Triangle (City Center). '''Blue Bird''' Taxi and '''Express''' Taxi are two most reliable taxi service in Jakarta. It has smaller but still nice air-conditioned Toyota Vios/Limo cars, and would cost you around Rp 90,000 to Central Jakarta/'''Golden Triangle'''. Other operators will charge you in the vicinity of Rp 70,000-90,000. Pondok Indah (south Jakarta) would cost Rp 130,000 to Rp 180,000 in a Bluebird taxi, depending on traffic, plus Rp 25,000 toll charges. Tolls will have to be paid in addition and the driver will ask for money at the first booth. A word of caution. Take some Rp 5,000 or Rp 10,000 notes for tolls. Otherwise, you will not see any change from that Rp 50,000 or Rp 100,000 note you give the driver for tolls. Conversely, round up the fare on the meter to the nearest Rp 1,000 or Rp 5,000 and pay the exact amount. Otherwise, the driver will retain the balance saying balance is tip!
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* If you head past the counters, you'll get to the ordinary '''taxi ranks''' — and encounter many taxi touts and baggage carriers, these individuals would likely scam visitors and should be ignored and will probably need waving off (''just wave your hand and shake your head''). There are several reliable taxi operators such as '''Silver Bird, Blue Bird''', and '''Ekspress''' taxi having their own taxi rank spot in the terminal, the customers must queue in line to be served as numbers of taxis came along in several minutes to about 15 minutes intervals (depends on availability and traffic). '''Silver Bird''' is a premium taxi company and it is very reliable operator with good drivers and plush Mercedes cabs, but pricier than the rest at around Rp 120,000 to the Golden Triangle (City Center). '''Blue Bird''' Taxi and '''Ekspress''' Taxi are two most reliable taxi service in Jakarta. It has smaller but still nice air-conditioned Toyota Vios cars, and would cost you around Rp 90,000 to Central Jakarta/'''Golden Triangle'''. Other operators will charge you in the vicinity of Rp 70,000-90,000. Pondok Indah (south Jakarta) would cost Rp 130,000 to Rp 180,000 in a Bluebird taxi, depending on traffic, plus Rp 25,000 toll charges. Tolls will have to be paid in addition and the deriver will ask for money at the first booth. A word of caution. Take some Rp 5,000 or Rp 10,000 notes for tolls. Otherwise, you will not see any change from that Rp 50,000 or Rp 100,000 note you give the driver for tolls. Conversely, round up the fare on the meter to the nearest Rp 1,000 or Rp 5,000 and pay the exact amount. Otherwise, the driver will retain the balance saying balance is tip!
  
 
All taxis use meters (''argo''), yet some touted taxi may insist on not using meters and charging inflated fix price (''borongan''), visitors should avoid this scam. Passengers are responsible for paying roadway tolls, prices are posted at the toll booths and a receipt is given. The airport has a docket system for payment of an airport surcharge in addition to the normal taxi metered charge. It is detailed on the docket and is determined by destination distance. You are asked for your destination when arriving at the taxi rank and the docket is issued accordingly when you are assigned a taxi. If you do not make it clear that you require a taxi you may not be assigned one. Usually, taxi staff are uniformed. If someone offers you a taxi and they are not wearing the same uniform as the taxi company drivers then you are well advised to ignore them. Some of the uniformed taxi brokers are involved in a scam of telling foreign tourists about a high minimum payment for short trips. They receive a kickback from the drivers for setting tourists up to overpay.
 
All taxis use meters (''argo''), yet some touted taxi may insist on not using meters and charging inflated fix price (''borongan''), visitors should avoid this scam. Passengers are responsible for paying roadway tolls, prices are posted at the toll booths and a receipt is given. The airport has a docket system for payment of an airport surcharge in addition to the normal taxi metered charge. It is detailed on the docket and is determined by destination distance. You are asked for your destination when arriving at the taxi rank and the docket is issued accordingly when you are assigned a taxi. If you do not make it clear that you require a taxi you may not be assigned one. Usually, taxi staff are uniformed. If someone offers you a taxi and they are not wearing the same uniform as the taxi company drivers then you are well advised to ignore them. Some of the uniformed taxi brokers are involved in a scam of telling foreign tourists about a high minimum payment for short trips. They receive a kickback from the drivers for setting tourists up to overpay.

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