Car Hire in Jakarta
This information is correct as of June 2015.
Where to hire a car in Jakarta
There are various car rental companies servicing Jakarta. Since it is the capital and the largest country in Indonesia, global car rental companies such as Avis have established their locations in the city. Jakarta Car Rental is a car rental service provider based in the city of Jakarta. Its services include English speaking drivers, car insurance, and well-maintained vehicles. It has a wide selection of rental vehicles from Toyota, Mercedes Benz, and Isuzu. Online booking transaction with this car rental service provider is easy quick and easy, that it promises to finish reservation transactions in a matter of minutes. They promise to provide safe and easy to use vehicles to their customers. Autonet Rent Car is another car rental service company based in Jakarta. It has a selection of vehicles ranging from economy cars, to SUVs, minivans, vans, and buses. Hiring a car from Autonet requires a deposit that will be refunded or deducted to the final bill of the customer. Jakarta Limousine offers chauffeured limousine services in the city promising their customers a luxurious and comfortable means of transportation across Jakarta. It offers rental vehicles from makes like Toyota, Bentley, and Mercedes Benz. Globe Rent A Car is another car rental service company established in Indonesia. It was established in 1990 and offers both short term and long term car leasing services, as well as chauffeured limousines. They offer top of the line vehicles from a wide range of manufacturers including Toyota, Mercedes Benz, Honda, Isuzu, and Daihatsu.
What to expect when hiring a car from Jakarta
Jakarta is the busiest city in Indonesia. Traffic is often problematic because of the inadequate city layout. Traffic jams are a usual problem around the city and public transportation is still inefficient. The most suggested way of getting around the city is through private cars and taxi cabs.
Jakarta consists of a toll road network, with inner and outer ring road and five toll roads radiating outwards. The toll roads are Prof. Dr. Sedyatmo Toll Road to Soekarno-Hatta International Airport, Jakarta-Tangerang Toll Road to Tangerang and to Merak, Jakarta-Serpong Toll Road to Serpong, Jagorawi Toll Road to Bogor and Ciawi, and Jakarta-Cikampek Toll Road to Bekasi and Cikampek. If you opt not to pay tolls, there are also roads that are parallel to the tollways and end close to both tollway ends. Due to narrow roads, it is difficult to find parking spots on residential areas. In shopping malls and offices, however, paid parking is easy. There is also paid street parking, where your payment should be handed to a parking attendant.
When driving within Jakarta, remember to observe the 3-in-1 system that is implemented in some of the main roads during 7-10AM and 4:30-7PM, where cars are required to have a minimum of three occupants.
Getting to your destination
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