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Bundaran HI MRT Station is the northern terminal station on the current Jakarta MRT Line or M1 North-South MRT Line (official name).
Bundaran HI MRT Station is called Stasiun MRT Bundaran HI in Bahasa Indonesia. The Jakarta MRT line services trains from Lebak Bulus in the south to Bundaran HI in central Jakarta.
Bundaran HI MRT Station is arguably the most convenient station in all of Jakarta for sightseeing. It is only 2 km south of the Monas – Indonesia’s National Monument and within walking distance to some of Jakarta’s best hotels and shopping malls.
Stasiun Bundaran HI: Essential Information
GPS Address: -6.194013, 106.822981
Station Address: Jl. M.H. Thamrin, RT.2/RW.3, Gambir, Kota Jakarta Pusat, Daerah Khusus Ibukota Jakarta 10110, Indonesia
The M1 North South MRT Line consists of 13 MRT Stations in Jakarta
The six northernmost stations are built underground through the central business area where there is more modern architecture and road networks.
The seven southernmost stations have been built above ground through some of the older areas of the city.
Bundaran HI MRT Station is underground and it’s the starting point for passengers travelling from central Jakarta to south Jakarta.
Underground MRT Stations
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What is around Bundaran HI MRT Station?
The direct area around Bundaran HI MRT Station is largely considered by many as one of the best places to stay in all of Jakarta!
Directly south of the station is Bundaran HI – one of the most iconic symbols of modern Jakarta. This is a famous roundabout that has the Selamat Datang Monument (also called the Welcome Monument) centered in the middle of the roundabout.
This roundabout is called Bundaran HI because ‘bundaran’ means ‘roundabout’ in Bahasa Indonesia, and the acronym HI stands for Hotel Indonesia. This is an appropriate name because some of Jakarta’s best and most positively reviewed hotels surround the roundabout.
To the south of the Monument is the Mandarin Oriental Hotel – one of Jakarta’s best 5-star luxury hotels. It commonly receives 9/10 review scores (or higher) on international booking sites.
To the west of Bundaran HI is Hotel Kempinski Indonesia. This is also a superb 5-star hotel with excellent reviews on all large booking sites.
But these are not the only properties there. To the northwest of the roundabout is the Grand Hyatt and Keraton at The Plaza a Luxury Collection Hotel Jakarta. Both of these are excellent 5-star options for visitors to Jakarta.
The most affordable hotel located beside Bundaran HI is the Pullman Jakarta. It is located to the northeast of Bundaran HI and the Welcome Monument. You can walk to any one of these hotels within 1 minute of the Bundaran HI MRT Station.
If you stay near Bundaran HI MRT Station you will be able to access some of the besthotels in all of Jakarta,but you will also only be a few hundred meters away from Grand Indonesia, Plaza Indonesia and Thamrin City – three very popular malls in central Jakarta.
As its name suggests, Grand Indonesia is massive, and it’s definitely one of the most popular malls with foreign and domestic tourists visiting Jakarta.
If you plan on shopping there it makes the most sense to stay at Hotel Kempinski Indonesia since they are physically connected to each other.
Plaza Indonesia is directly north of Grand Indonesia. You can walk between them in 1-2 minutes. It has a large selection of luxury brands.
If you want to shop at Plaza Indonesia, the two most convenient places to stay are Keraton at The Plaza a Luxury Collection Hotel Jakarta and the Grand Hyatt Jakarta. They are both physically attached to the mall.
Of the three shopping malls within walking distance of Bundaran HI MRT Station, Thamrin City is by far the most affordable choice for budget-conscious shoppers.
They are located east of the station in Menteng.
You should also consider checking out Jalan Surabaya Antique Market if you are in Menteng.
With Bundaran HI MRT Station being located only around 2 km south of the Monas, you can easily access Indonesia’s National Monument as well as other worthy attractions such as:
- the National Museum
- the National Art Gallery
- Jakarta Cathedral
- Istiqlal Mosque
- Taman Lapangan Banteng
- Pasar Baru
If you want to explore other areas south of Bundaran HI MRT Station then you can easily access areas such as Senayan, Sudirman and Blok M by using the M1 North South MRT Line.
Therefore, to summarize, the area around Bundaran HI MRT Station is one of the most convenient places to stay in all of Jakarta.
You will have convenient access to southern destinations using the MRT. It is ideally located beside some of the best hotels and malls within the city that are only 2 km south of the Monas.
Neighbouring Station to Bundaran HI MRT Station
Bundaran HI MRT Station only has one neighbouring station to the south because it is the terminal station on the M1 North South MRT Line.
Dukuh Atas MRT Station is the closest station to Bundaran HI MRT Station.
The distance between Bundaran HI and Dukuh Atas is approximately 1 km.
You shouldn’t expect another neighbouring station (to the north) until the second phase of the North South Line has been completed (which is expected to be not until at least 2025).
Terminal MRT Stations in Jakarta
As previously mentioned, Bundaran HI is the terminal station in central Jakarta for the initial, first-phase M1 North South MRT Line.
The M1 North South MRT Line consists of 13 stations, therefore, if you travel from Bundaran HI to Lebak Bulus, or vice versa, you will make 11 stops prior to arriving at the other terminal station.
The total line distance at this point in time (before the second phase is completed) is 15.7 km.
MRT Transfer Information from Bundaran HI MRT Station
Currently, there is only one MRT built in Jakarta. There are no other possible MRT Lines to transfer to when you arrive at Bundaran HI MRT Station.
You can, however, travel one station south to Dukuh Atas MRT Station to access the KRL Commuter (Sudirman Station), Airport Railink (BNI City Station) and the LRT (when it opens).
It is expected that in 2025 the second phase of the M1 North South MRT Line will be completed. When Phase II is completed, Bundaran HI MRT Station will no longer be the northernmost terminal station. Kampung Bandan MRT Station will be the terminal stop on the line.
If you want to travel to the Monas from Bundaran HI consider other forms of transportation such as TransJakarta, Go-Jek, Grab or taxi.
Driving from Bundaran HI MRT Station to the Airports in Jakarta
Getting from Bundaran HI MRT Station to Soekarno-Hatta
The driving distance from Stasiun MRT – Bundaran HI Station to Soekarno-Hatta International Airport is 28 kilometers and it should take you around 50 minutes to 1 hour and 5 minutes.
Getting from Bundaran HI MRT Station to Halim Perdanakusuma
The driving distance from Stasiun MRT – Bundaran HI Station to Perdanakusuma International Airport is around 18 kilometers and this should take you around 35 minutes to 50 minutes.
10 Closest Hotels to Bundaran HI MRT Station in Jakarta
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|Name of Property||Star Rating/Distance/Travel Time to Property||Average Guest Review Score|
|Grand Hyatt Jakarta||5-star/ 45 m/ 1 minute walk||8.8/10 (508+ reviews)|
|Pullman Jakarta Indonesia||5-star/ 200 m/ 3 minute walk||8.4/10 (4320+ reviews)|
|Keraton at The Plaza||5-star/ 280 m/ 4 minute walk||9.0/10 (368+ reviews)|
|Hotel Indonesia Kempinski||5-star/ 240 m/ 4 minute walk||9.0/10 (1931+ reviews)|
|Mandarin Oriental||5-star/ 300 m/ 5 minute walk||9.1/10 (227+ reviews)|
|Ascott Jakarta||5-star/ 550 m/ 7 minute walk||8.5/10 (2243+ reviews)|
|RedDoorz Plus Plaza Indonesia||3-star/ 700 m/ 10 minute walk||7.7/10 (227+ reviews)|
|Smart Hotel||3-star/ 800 m/ 10 minute walk||6.3/10 (2225+ reviews)|
|Amaris Thamrin City Hotel||2-star/ 650 m/ 9 minute walk||7.3/10 (1849+ reviews)|
|Residence 100||2-star/ 900 m/ 11 minutes walk||8.2/10 (82+ reviews)|
MRT Jakarta Related Links and Resources
- MRT Jakarta Guide: The most comprehensive guide to Jakarta’s MRT System
- MRT Jakarta Accommodation Guide: Everything you need to know about finding the best properties near each MRT Station
- MRT Jakarta Shopping Guide: Everything you need to know about getting to the best shopping malls near MRT Stations
- MRT Jakarta Map: A detailed overview of Jakarta’s MRT
- MRT Jakarta Price Guide: Find out how much each trip will cost.
- MRT Jakarta Ticket Guide: Learn how to purchase MRT tickets for Jakarta while avoiding the lines.