Gambir Station (Indonesian: Stasiun Gambir, Station code: GMR) is a major railway station in Gambir, Central Jakarta, Jakarta, Indonesia. It is located on eastern side of Merdeka Square. It was built by the colonial Dutch before World War II but renovated in the 1990s. Its lime-green ceramic facade dominates the Gambir subdistrict.
Gambir Station serves as an arrival/departure point for most intercity trains operated across Java Island. Two of Jakarta's main commuter lines, KRL Jabotabek Blue Line (to Bekasi) and Red Line (to Bogor) pass through this station, but doesn't stop to serve passenger.
Since the elevated Gambir station operated, Gambir only serve Executive and Business class train.
Gambir Station's building consists of three floors. Local tenants, food restaurant, mini-market and ticket counter are on the first floor. A ticket checking post was added after a train boarding system was implemented. The second floor is for passenger waiting area, food tenants, cafeteria, and merchandise shop. The third floor is departure/arrival area, which has two island platforms serving four train tracks. Gambir Station also has an ATM Center, toilets, public telephone, and lifts serving all floors at the station. There is a taxi pool at the east side of the station.
From Soekarno Hatta Airport, Jakarta take a ride by airport taxi or airport bus, and stop at Gambir Station, then you can continue travel using Trans Jakarta; – this mode of transport reaches almost all part of Jakarta.
Most trains from big cities in Java (Purwokerto, Yogyakarta, Solo, Semarang, Malang and Surabaya) arrive in late afternoon or evening.
Interior of the Argo Bromo Anggrek train
From Bandung: trains are frequent, with one arriving almost every 2 hr. Duration: 3-3.5 hr, in bisnis or eksekutif (the only air-conditioned class, Rp 60,000). Economy class trains are slower. Very nice landscapes of rice and agricultural fields.
From Surabaya: the very good Argo Bromo Anggrek travels twice a day. Duration: 10 hr 30 min, Rp 265,000 during the week in eksekutif. Prices rise during the weekend and on public holidays. Be aware that the AC is extremely cold, so bring some warm clothes. Moreover, the television is usually very loud during the whole trip. It is possible to order meals: Rp 18,000 for a nasi goreng, Rp 3,000 for a hot tea.
From Semarang: The Semarang-Jakarta route is served by the comfortable Argo Muria, which departs from Tawang Station in Semarang, as well as Argo Bromo Anggrek, Argo Sindoro, and Sembrani which transit in Semarang. Rp 170.000-Rp 210.000 or more during peak season.
An airport bus service connects Soekarno-Hatta International Airport with Gambir station
Address: Jalan Medan Merdeka Timur No. 1, Jakarta Pusat, Indonesia
GPS: -6.176656, 106.830584
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