Setiabudi MRT Station in Jakarta

Setiabudi MRT Station in Jakarta

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Setiabudi MRT Station is a stop along the M1-North South MRT Line. This is the first MRT Line in Jakarta and Indonesia. Setiabudi MRT Station is known locally as Stasiun MRT Setiabudi in Bahasa Indonesia.

Setiabudi MRT Station is located in central Jakarta close to many corporate towers and hotels.

This line services trains from Bundaran HI MRT Station in central Jakarta to Lebak Lubus MRT Station in South Jakarta.

Setiabudi MRT Station is located in Tanah Abang, central Jakarta about 3.7 km south of the Monas and about 1.7 km south of Bundaran HI. It is located in the central business district of the city.

GPS Address: -6.208974, 106.821341

Station Address: Jl. Jenderal Sudirman No.79, Karet Tengsin, Tanah Abang, Kota Jakarta Pusat, Daerah Khusus Ibukota Jakarta 10250, Indonesia

MRT Stations in Jakarta

There are 13 stations making up the M1 North South MRT Line. Seven of them are built above ground, and six underground. Since Setiabudi MRT Station is located in central Jakarta, it is surrounded by large skyscrapers.

It is built underground in a similar fashion to the other 6 northernmost stations of the M1 Line.

Underground MRT Stations

Elevated MRT Stations

Map of Setiabudi Station 

Setiabudi Station in Jakarta is the third closest station towards the north.

Neighboring Stations to Setiabudi MRT Station

Setiabudi MRT Station is located in central Jakarta and offers very convenient access to its neighboring stations.

If you decide to start your journey from Setiabudi MRT Station the next closest station to the south is Bendungan Hilir MRT Station. You might also here Bendungan Hilir MRT Station being called “Benhil” for short by locals. The distance between Setiabudi and Bendungan Hilir is only 650 m.

This is one of the shortest distances between any two stations on the entire M1 Line.

In the opposite direction, if you are traveling from Setiabudi MRT Station north towards Bundaran HI and the Monas, then the next station you will stop at is Dukuh Atas MRT Station.

The distance between Setiabudi and Dukuh Atas is approximately 1 km.

Distance from Setiabudi MRT Station to Terminal Stations

The two terminal stations for the M1 North South MRT Line in Jakarta are Bundaran HI (in central Jakarta) and Lebak Bulus (in South Jakarta).

Bundaran HI is only a few kilometers south of Indonesia’s National Monument – the Monas, whereas Lebak Bulus is about 15 km southwest of the Monas.

Setiabudi MRT Station is much closer to Bundaran HI opposed to Lebak Bulus. In terms of stops, Setiabudi is only two stops south of Bundaran HI, but 10 stops north of Lebak Bulus.

The track distance between Setiabudi MRT Station and Bundaran HI is about 2 km.

If you are travelling from Lebak Bulus to Setiabudi MRT Station, this will take you quite a bit longer because of the increased distance and additional number of stops (10 vs. 2).

The track distance between Setiabudi and Lebak Bulus is around 14.5 km.

MRT Transfer Information from Setiabudi  MRT Station

Don’t expect to be able to transfer from the M1 North-South MRT Line for quite some time.

This is the first-ever MRT Line in the history of Jakarta and Indonesia!

Consider other transport options (TransJakarta, Go-Jek, Grab, taxi) at Setiabudi MRT Station opposed to MRT transfers for the time being.

You could also take the MRT one station north to Dukuh Atas. From Dukuh Atas you can access Sudirman Station (part of the commuter system) and BNI City Station (part of the Airport Railink to Soekarno-Hatta International Airport)

What is around Setiabudi MRT Station?

Setiabudi MRT Station is conveniently located in central Jakarta not too far from some of the best hotels, malls, restaurants and tourist attractions in all of Jakarta.

The direct area around the Stasiun MRT Setiabudi mainly consists of large corporate towers and internationally branded hotels.

To the northwest of the station, you will find Tanah Abang – one of Jakarta’s best market districts for textiles.


North of the station you will find Bundaran HI, the malls in Thamrin (Grand Indonesia, Plaza Indonesia, Thamrin City) as well as the Monas.

Plaza Indonesia is a popular luxury mall in central Jakarta

South of Setiabudi MRT Station are areas such as Sudirman and Senayan – both well known for excellent shopping malls such as Pacific Place and Senayan City.

Staying near Setiabudi MRT Station is a wise decision if you want a centrally located hotel that is convenient for conducting business or shopping.

Hotel Options Near the Station

Most of the hotels in this area of Jakarta are in the 4-5 star range. Fortunately, there are some good options within walking distance of the station such as:

Le Meridien Jakarta Hotel is nicely located near Setiabudi Station.
AYANA Midplaza Jakarta is only 2 minutes away from Stasiun Setibudi in Jakarta.
Fraser Residence Sudirman is under 700 meters from Setiabudi MRT Station in central Jakarta.

If you stay at any of these properties you can easily access the M1 MRT Line and travel up to Bundaran HI to go to the malls there (Grand Indonesia, Thamrin City, Plaza Indonesia).

If you go south to Senayan Station you can access Ratu Plaza, Senayan City, Plaza Senayan and Pacific Place.

Closest Shopping Center to Setiabudi Station

The closest mall within walking distance of Setiabudi MRT Station is Citywalk Sudirman – a tiny shopping center with some quality cafes on the ground floor. It is only about a 400 meter/5 minute walk east of the station.

Citywalk Sudirman is the closest mall to Setiabudi MRT Station.

Although Setiabudi MRT Station doesn’t have a surplus of malls within walking distance of it, it is conveniently located close to many of Jakarta’s best shopping areas. You can simply travel a few stations along the M1 North-South MRT Line in central Jakarta to access them!   

Driving from Setiabudi MRT Station to the Airports in Jakarta

Getting from Setiabudi MRT Station to Soekarno-Hatta

The distance from Stasiun MRT – Setiabudi Station to Soekarno-Hatta International Airport is 30 kilometers and it will take you around  50 minutes to 1 hour and 5 minutes.

Getting from Setiabudi MRT Station to Halim Perdanakusuma

The driving distance from Stasiun MRT – Setiabudi Station  to Perdanakusuma International Airport is around 14 kilometers and this should take you around 30 minutes to 45 minutes.

10 Closest Hotels to Setiabudi MRT Station in Jakarta

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Name of Property Star Rating/Distance/Travel Time to Station Average Guest Review Score
Grand Sahid Jaya Jakarta City Center 5-star/ 400 m/ 5 minute walk 6.9/10 (1816+ reviews)
Le Meridien Jakarta Hotel 5-star/ 600 m/ 8 minute walk 8.1/10 (506+ reviews)
AYANA Midplaza Jakarta 5-star/ 180 m/ 2 minute walk 8.8/10 (308+ reviews)
Fraser Residence Sudirman, Jakarta 5-star/ 650 m/ 10 minute walk 8.6/10 (944+ reviews)
The Mayflower Jakarta Marriott Executive Apartments 5-star/ 550 m/ 9 minute walk 8.1/10 (396+ reviews)
Aston at Kuningan Suites Hotel 4-star/ 1.5 km/ 21 minute walk 7.6/10 (1417+ reviews)
RedDoorz Plus @ Karet Setiabudi 3-star/ 3.6 m/ 20 minute drive 7.3/10 (253+ reviews)
Prasada Mansion Sudirman Jakarta 3-star/ 1 km/ 14 minute drive 7.4/10 (802+ reviews)
Blessing Residence 3-star/ 1 km/ 14 minute drive 6.5/10 (169+ reviews)
Sun Rise House 2-star/ 1.1 km/ 16 minute walk 8.2/10 (79+ reviews)

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