How to pay for Jakarta's public transportations tickets
The TransJakarta Bus, Commuter Line train, MRT, LRT, and airport train use e-ticketing. It means you need a prepaid electronic card issued by several leading Indonesian banks to pay for the ticket. These cards are BRIZZI, Flazz, Tapcash, e-money and Indomaret Card. You can buy them directly from the customer service in the corresponding banks. Often, they also have a booth in shopping malls or train stations. You can top up there. However, the more convenient option is to go to the mini-markets, either Indomaret or Alfamart, and top up your card at the cashier. It is convenient because you can easily find these mini-markets everywhere you go.
The prepaid cards used for e-ticketing in Jakarta's public transportations.
When you take Commuter Line train or MRT, you can buy their cards in the stations. However, these cards are only valid for their respective mode of transportations.
So, you have a prepaid electronic card and ready to explore Jakarta by yourself. The next step is to tap in the card on the turnstile gate when you enter the station, catch your transport of choice, then tap out when you exit at your designated station. Make sure you have sufficient balance. However, if you only change the bus within the same station, don't tap out. The same thing applies to MRT and Commuter Line train. You only tap out when you are sure to exit the station.
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